Act Of Defiance (x-Megadeth, x-Shadows Fall, x-Scar The Martyr)

Anchors Aweigh Presents

Act Of Defiance (x-Megadeth, x-Shadows Fall, x-Scar The Martyr)

Venom & Valor, SlingFist, Hydraform

Mon 7/2/18

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 12:30 am)

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

$13 Advance/ $15 Day of Show

Act Of Defiance
Act Of Defiance
An extreme metal supergroup based out of Los Angeles, California, Act of Defiance were formed in 2014 around the talents of Megadeth members Chris Broderick (guitar) and Shawn Drover (drums), Shadows Fall guitarist Matt Bachand, and Scar the Martyr vocalist Henry Derek. Drawing inspiration from thrash, Scandinavian metal, and American hardcore, the quartet's muscular sound and rich pedigree soon caught the attention of Metal Blade, who would go on to issue the band's debut studio long-player, Birth and the Burial, in 2015. Two years later, Act of Defiance returned with their sophomore effort, Old Scars, New Wounds, featuring mixing by Dave Otero (Allegaeon, Cephalic Carnage, Vale of Pnath). Included on the album was the single "M.I.A." ~ James Christopher Monger
Slingfist is a funk groove metal band from Colorado with a new cutting edge crushing sound. Radio play Metal that will infect your very soul!
When Hydraform recorded and released its first single “Thrive” in 2014 it seemed like a symbol for the band’s drive and durability. Within a year of forming the Denver-based band made a music video for “Thrive” and carved its own niche in the hard rock and metal world of the Mile High City. While there are clear roots in the type of heavier music exemplified by Deftones and System of a Down, Hydraform has taken the groove-and-melody-oriented songwriting approach to give the aggressive energy of the music an immediate accessibility that eludes many harder edged bands.

The four-piece originated when guitarist Jacob Streifer moved to Denver from San Diego to attend college and there he met drummer Tyler Toth his senior year of college and the two jammed in Steifer’s basement in a seedy part of town. These sessions found the two musicians hanging out at a nearby bar and music venue called Lost Lake and it was there that a chance conversation brought in their singer Carter Pashko who was then playing drums for a band and not enjoying the experience. Steifer mentioned he needed a metal singer. Carter mentioned that he was a metal singer to a skeptical Streifer.

“He screamed while an indie band player in the other room quietly,” recalls Steifer. He yelled two verses of Lamb of God epically perfect. The whole bar was looking at me and at Carter screaming and I was like, ‘Okay, we’re practicing on Wednesday, see you there.’”

From there the band auditioned bassist John Jarvinen and formed a band that satisfied a mutual love of metal and hard rock while incorporating the diverse musical interests and abilities of its members. Jarvinen had learned some jazz chops from going to summer programs at the Berklee School of Music. Streifer grew up playing around in pop punk bands until one-day hearing walking by his high school’s ceramics lab and hearing System of a Down’s Toxicity blasting from within. Steifer subsequently went down the heavy music rabbit hole and learned his guitar chops teaching himself to play As I Lay Dying’s Frail Words Collapse album.

With the 2016 release of Dark Adder, a play on “dark matter,” proved that it has grown beyond its grounding in metalcore or progressive metal. Recorded at The Aresnal Studios with Dan Barnhart, the subject matter of songs on Dark Adder tackle issues of personal growth in songs like “Chasing My Shadow” and “Thrive” which challenge the singer and the listener to persevere through troubled times and to not be afraid to question self-destructive thinking.

Hyrdraform has since been developing the material for its next album due out in late 2017. That the band hasn’t pigeonholed itself by trying to fit in with any local or national music trends, its break to wider audiences seems inevitable.
Venue Information:
Streets of London Pub
1501 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO, 80218