"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1984
From: Beverwijk, Netherlands
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Defender News

Below is our complete Defender news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Defender Posts New Song Online

Defender has posted its new demo online for streaming. You can now check out the 2011 demo version of "WWIII" in the player below. Guitarist Bill Hudson commented on the song by saying:

"This song is very meaningful to me. It was my first ever attempt at lyrics, although I couldn't have done it without partnering up with Mike [Gremio, vocals]. I started writing this after a talking with a friend who was about to go be deployed to Iraq. It's pretty intense. I am an absolute supporter of the troops. I am also very much against the war. I'd much rather NOT have troops deployed… but since they're there, they have my full support and I tried to show that with this song!"

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Defender Cancels Upcoming Festival Appearances

Defender issue the following update regarding their cancellation of their upcoming festival appearances:

"Due to personal circumstances Defender unfortunately had to cancel their gigs at Elsrock Open Air and Occultfest."

"Defender will be replaced by Labelmates Martyr at Occultfest and by Dutch metallers Face te fact at Elsrock Open Air."

"Singer Simon Menting and drummer Remco Bouwens will both be present behind the Rusty Cage Records stand at Elsrock Open Air, so come over to have a chat with them!"

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Defender Plans Two Festival Appearances

After a successful comeback last year at the Keep It True festival (Germany), Up the Hammers Festival (Greece) and a small tour with legendary Diamond Head, Dutch metal cult band Defender will show their stuff at these two great festivals:

30-08-2008 - Elsrock
06-09-2008 - Occultfest

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Defender To Record New Album Next Month

Rusty Cage Records, the label for Netherlands-based metallers DEFENDER, has issued the following update:

"20 years after releasing their debut City Ad Mortis, Defender will start recording their first full length CD. They will start recording in Holland's Legacy Studios the second week of December. The album will be released summer 2008."

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