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Defect Designer

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Latest Defect Designer News

Below is our complete Defect Designer 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.

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Defect Designer Offering Track For Download

Defect Designer is now offering a free download of the track "Berenice," one of ten brutal assaulting songs from the band's latest album "Ageing Accelerator" released in July via Sleaszy Rider Records.

Snag your own absolutely free digital copy of the track through SoundCloud here, courtesy of NefariousRealm.com.

The album features a ferocious recording line up that includes drummer Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy), guitarist Stelios Mavromitis (SepticFlesh live guitarist), Martin Storm-Olsen (ex-Trollfest) on guitars and clean vocals, Christos Antoniou (SepticFlesh) for sampling and orchestration along with Dmitry Sukhinin on vocals, bass and guitars.

You can also stream the entire "Ageing Accelerator" album through the Bandcamp widget provided below. More...

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Defect Designer Releases "StarDust" Video

Defect Designer has unleashed a “stellar” music video to promote the single "StarDust," taken off the "Ageing Accelerator" album that dropped via Sleaszy Rider Records in July.

The entirely instrumental track looms over the video, which allows viewers to trek the galaxy over guitar harmonies and shoegaze-esque drums. The video clocks in just under 3 minutes providing a symphonic piece paired with celestial imagery. Vocalist / guitarist Dmitry Sukhinin comments:

"It is always not easy to make a video for an instrumental song, so we wanted to make something very nice and not too complicated, with motion that fits the song's pace. This is a melodic side of the band, slow and easy-listening."

If you dig the video, be sure to also stream the full "Ageing Accelerator" album over at this location. More...

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Defect Designer Posts Full Album Online

Born out the darkness of Siberia and re-located on the shores of Oslo 2012, Defect Designer returns in 2015 with new album "Ageing Accelerator," which is now available from Sleaszy Rider Records.

You can also pick up a digital copy or CD straight from the band here. Defect Designer's Dmitry comments:

"Ageing Accelerator is finally unleashed! We would like to welcome you to our second full-length effort, the new Defect Designer album. This album is a global project that unites Norway, Greece, Canada, Sweden and Russia. We've been waiting for this moment for several years and today it's finally out. It took an age to compose and I spent a year to make it a great listen plus another to produce it. This release is a huge step from our first album and we tried our best to make it sound interesting. Please enjoy! We hope you'll love it and this style will fit your music collection nicely."

The album features a brutal recording line up that includes drummer Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy), guitarist Stelios Mavromitis (SepticFlesh live guitarist), Martin Storm-Olsen (ex-Trollfest) on guitars and clean vocals, Christos Antoniou (SepticFlesh) for sampling and orchestration along with Dmitry Sukhinin on vocals, bass and guitars. More...

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Defect Designer Streams "The Terrible"

The new Defect Designer album "Ageing Accelerator" is due out on July 13th via Sleaszy Rider Records and today another song from the release comes online. Check out "The Terrible" below. The full track listing is:

1. Corpsewatcher
2. Yellow Grimace
3. The Terrible
4. I Remember You Dead
5. Flies On Your Lips
6. Crusaders (watch the video here)
7. Berenice
8. Communist Architectonics
9. Temple of Artemis
10. StarDust More...

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Defect Designer Posts New Video

Norwegian progressive death metal band Defect Designer has released a video for "Crusaders" in support of second full-length "Ageing Accelerator," due out on July 13th via Sleaszy Rider Records. Vocalist/guitarist Dmitry Sukhinin comments:

“'Crusaders' is the most straightforward song from our upcoming album 'Ageing Accelerator.' It is a combination of very old riffs we haven’t used before with fresh tunes. We wanted to make something close to grindcore, that is easy to play live. It is about wars and invasions that continue now.”

Born out the darkness of Siberia and re-located on the shores of Oslo in 2012, Defect Designer returns in 2015 with new album "Ageing Accelerator," featuring a brutal recording lineup that includes drummer Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy), guitarist Stelios Mavromitis (SepticFlesh live guitarist), Martin Storm-Olsen (ex-Trollfest) on guitars and clean vocals, Christos Antoniou (SepticFlesh) for sampling and orchestration along with Dmitry Sukhinin on vocals, bass and guitars. More...

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Defect Designer Signs With Sleaszy Rider

Oslo death metal outfit Defect Designer (featuring ex-Trollfest, Diskord, and ex-Blood Red Throne members) today announces its signing with with the Sleaszy Rider record label.

Artwork is also revealed today for new album "Ageing Accelerator," which can be seen below. If you couldn't tell by the monotone color palette, the artwork was handled by Seth Siro Anton of Septicflesh, who recently provided artwork for Moonspell.

The new album "Ageing Accelerator" (release date to be revealed soon) will include the following musicians:

- Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy) - drums
- Stelios Mavromitis (SepticFlesh live guitarist) - guitars
- Martin Storm-Olsen (Trollfest) - guitars and clean vocals
- Christos Antoniou (SepticFlesh) - sampling and orchestration
- Dmitry Sukhinin (Diskord) - vocals, bass and guitars More...

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Diskord Recruits New Guitarist

Defect Designer's main man Dmitry has joined Diskord, a Norwegian obscure jazz death metal act. Diskord comments:

"It has been somewhat quiet from us lately, and that is for a reason. Our guitar player Håvard chose to leave the band. We wish him best of luck, and thank him for his devotion and mad skills; cheers buddy!

"Now, we are happy to introduce the new guitar player in Diskord, please welcome Dmitry Sukhinin to the fold! Everybody say 'Hi Dmitry!'"

The current lineup of Oslo-based trio Diskord act consists of:

- Hans Jørgen Ersvik on lead vocals and drums,
- Eyvind Wærsted Axelsen on bass and vocals
- Dmitry G. Sukhinin of Defect Designer on guitars More...

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Defect Designer Posts Play Through Video

Norwegian death metal act Defect Designer - consisting of members of Trollfest and Blood Red Throne - posted a play through video for "Yellow Grimace," which can be seen below.

The band also recently finished the production of the "Ageing Accelerator" album. The release was mastered at Fascination Street Studios (Soilwork, Bloodbath, Kreator, At The Gates and Katatonia), with a label for the release yet to be determined. The album will feature appearances by:

Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy) - drums
Stelios Mavromitis (SepticFlesh live guitarist) - guitars
Martin Storm-Olsen (Trollfest) - guitars and clean vocals
Christos Antoniou (SepticFlesh) - sampling and orchestration
Dmitry Sukhinin - vocals, bass and guitars

The band was originally started in the Russian city Novosibirsk, and re-establbished after the Dmitry's relocation to Oslo, Norway. More...

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Defect Designer Finishes Work On Album

International progressive death metal act Defect Designer just finished mastering a brand new album in Fascination Street Studio (famous for work with such bands as At The Gates, Bloodbath, Opeth, Katatonia, Soilwork, Kreator, Devin Townsend Project and many more).

The album was recorded with an international lineup featuring Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy) on drums, Stelios Mavromitis (SepticFlesh live guitarist) on guitars, Martin Storm-Olsen (Trollfest, Melch) on guitars and clean vocals, Christos Antoniou (SepticFlesh) handling sampling and orchestration, and Dmitry Sukhinin on bass, guitars, vocals.

Drums were recorded in Canada in The Grid studio with Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy); guitars, bass and vocals in Devasoundz Studio with Thanos Jan (Inactive Messiah). The album was mixed in Devasoundz Studios by Fotis Benardo and Christos Antoniou (SapticFlesh) after additional guitars and clean vocals done by Martin Storm-Olsen (Sounds Of O Studio).

Originally from Russia, the band recently relocated to Oslo, Norway. This upcoming album follows previous full-length "Wax," release via My Kingdom Music. More...

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Defect Designer Posts Holiday Message To Fans

Defect Designer has posted a video from Devasoundz Studio wishing fans a merry Christmas, which can be viewed below. Defect Designer also comments:

"The recording session of the new Defect Designer album is finished today, this is a big step forward towards the production of our upcoming release. Cheers from Devasoundz Studio. We wish you a Merry Christmas, have kickass holidays! The line-up on the new album includes Dmitry Sukhinin on vocals and bass, Stelios Mavromitis on guitars and Flo Mounier on Drums, we'll have more guests on the recording!"

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Defect Designer Posts New Lyric Video

Formerly Russian and currently Norwegian metal outfit Defect Designer has posted a new lyric video online. Check out "Yellow Grimace" in the player below, or you can also watch the previously posted video for "When Your Face Doesn't Melt Snowflakes" right here.

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Defect Designer Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Defect Designer - originally from Russia and now based in Norway - has launched a crowd funding campaign in support of an upcoming album. You can find full details on the campaign and available perks to backers right here, and Defect Designer also comments:

"The band has one full-length album 'Wax' and we have made a long way to record it getting to Hertz Studio, Poland (Behemoth, Decapitated, Vader) from the very heart of Siberia (oh, it was a long way).

"In 2012 the mainman/songwriter relocated to Oslo, Norway and reestablished the music act. Now as a lot of time has passed, we need your support to do the second release so it makes some major noise!

"The music is composed, the studio is booked, but to be sure and to finish the deal we need your support to reach supreme quality in production!" More...

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Defect Designer Posts New Music Video

Russian act Defect Designer has posted a new music video online for "When Your Face Doesn't Melt Snowflakes," which was created by Nader Sadek. Check out the clip below.

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Defect Designer Splits With All Members

Vocalist Dmitry of Russian act Defect Designer has issued the following statement about relocating to Norway, parting with all members, and a seeking replacement musicians:

"Hello world! It's Dmitry from Defect Designer here speaking. I've got some really touching news for you. Recently I relocated to Oslo, Norway. I am extremely happy about it and see the future with great enthusiasm willing to kick major serious ass directly from here!

"As I am the overmind of Defect Designer, I'll surely continue the metal journey! We are signed worldwide by two labels including a Norwegian label, we are managed by Stigia management agency and we gained an unbelievable ton of endorsement contracts - you may see the list on our myspace!

"The issue of this announcement is that Defect Designer is looking for band members and I am willing to share what Defect Designer already has by now with new blood! As minimum this means special conditions for you with all mentioned gear and stuff in the list... well you know what shredding and blasting is?... you know what gigging is?... you know what endorsement is, don't you?! The band needs a drummer, bassist and guitarists, and I am able to take guitar or bass duties with addition to vocals!

"And surely feel free to write and join Defect Designer as this is the time your support is especially needed!! Get in touch by Reverbnation or Facebook. The new music is under design so keep your eyes open as it's going to be recorded and released with you or without you!"

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Defect Designer Wishes You A Happy New Year

Russian act Defect Designer has checked in with the following year-end recap and statement wishing fans a happy new year:

"2012: I did not know what to say. Dark hard year... Dark hard year is gone, fuck it and welcome the 2012 :)

"Still there were a ton of good things in 2011! New friends and events! I wish everyone to have insanely easy, profitable and amazing year!

"And yes. New year - new endorsement for us. Gorgeous and brutal Saluda Cymbals. Happy New Year!!"

Defect Designer also recently conducted an interview about the difficulties of being a metal band in Russia, with details available by clicking here.

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Defect Designer Talks Being A Metal Band In Russia

Seymour Duncan's Voices of Metal has posted an interview online with Dmitry Sukhinin of Defect Designer, in which Dmitry discusses being a metal band in Russia and more. An excerpt from the interview follows.

Voices of Metal: What difficulties did you encounter being a rock musician in Russia?

Dmitry: Only passionate people may be musicians. It is the same is in Russia, but the music business is more complicated here. If you play metal and especially death metal, you must prepare for war! However, it is all worth it - nothing can compare with the feeling of when you hear your music live, and the audience appreciates it – this sensation is the perpetual motion engine!

Russia is the biggest land on our planet, that's why if you're tour, the distance of your travel may become enormous. In Russia, there are tons of problems from the very beginning. Music gear is very expensive here – especially from foreign manufacturers. The stocking level of local dealers is very low and the choice of instruments and amps is not very large. I think that this is the main reason for the small amount of bands in our country.

Read the full article at Voices of Metal.

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Defect Designer To Play Drummer's Day Fest

Russian act Defect Designer has issued the following announcement about performing at the Drummer's Day open air festival tomorrow, Saturday July 30th:

"Defect Designer to take part in Drummer's Day 2011 2-day open air festival in Novosibirsk city.

"We're looking forward to see our friends Mynameisjosh and Demon Project onstage with other amazing young and veteran bands of Siberia and drive festival audience mad with schizo death metal.

"This is goind to be a second gig with our new (insane) lineup. No matter what weather will be, it's going to be hot!"

You can also listen to Defect Designer's music by heading over to the band's MySpace page.

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Defect Designer Comments On Losing A Member

Russia's Defect Designer has checked in with the following update about losing a band member:

"Yesterday we had the first gig being a quartet. We are four now, not five. It was a bit unusual but we enjoyed it - having less people in a band is much easier though the sound changes due to the frontman combining vox and guitar duties now. We are happy this choice was done, we are amazed and very enthusiastic.

"My signature Regius 7-string Mayones with Seymour Duncan Blackouts had it's first battle and destroyed the stage and shredded all people. More news to come soon, stay tuned, be DefecteD."

Defect Designer also recently posted its reaction to the terrorist attack in Norway, which can be found here. You can find more info on Defect Designer and listen to songs available for streaming by heading over to the band's MySpace page.

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Bands React To Tragedy In Norway

News has been circulating since yesterday of a terrorist attack in Norway on a youth camp along with a bombing, which has left at least 80 people dead. News reports have identified Anders Behring Breivik as the police's main suspect, and have cited his extreme right wing Christian views as a possible motivation for the attacks.

Several bands have since reacted to the news, with Bison B.C. stating:

"Our thoughts go out to our Norwegian brothers and sisters and to their friends and families. We hope you are all safe and well. Our condolences to those affected by the senseless actions. Glad to hear that our old tour mates and friends in Kvelertak where not in Olso when the attacks occurred. XOXO."

Defect Designer also added, "Words 'Norway' and 'Terrorism'... we did not think they can be used in same sentence. As we live in Russia, we understand you.. Hold on..."

Eternal Gray stated via a Facebook post, "To all our friends in Norway, we are sorry for your loss. Sometimes it's just so hard to believe this beast came from within us, human-kind. Inconceivable. Be strong, we send you our condolences."

Norwegian act Leprous added, "We would like to express our deepest sympathy with everyone involved in yesterdays shocking events in our hometown, Oslo. This is a day for unity, compassion and grief."

Arch Enemy's Facebook page included the following status update: "Watching the news with heavy hearts. Our thoughts are with our brothers and sisters in Norway. What a horrifying attack. It is hard to believe what happened :-("

An update from Iced Earth also stated, "Our hearts go out to the people of Norway. The loss of life is horrific, nearly too much to contemplate. (After killing seven people in a bomb blast, a lone gunman killed over 80 people, some as young as 16, in a summer youth camp.) Please join us in sending prayers, positive thoughts, and sincere condolences to the friends and family members affected by this tragedy."

Enslaved commented: "Our deepest condolences and thoughts go out to everybody touched by the fathomless tragedy that struck Norway yesterday. This is indeed a day for afterthought."

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Defect Designer Issues Band Update

Russia's Defect Designer has issued the following update about beginning pre-production for new material:

"Taking down 2010! ...maybe I am writing this too early, 2010 is hard and will still last long because there are too many things for me to do before the sound of chiming clock. But I am so tired now that I am affraid I won't be able to do it later this year. 2010: hard and tiring. Lineup changes, new friends, joining and rejoining people, new experience...

"2010 was a year when we met the unbelievable amount of interesting people. We met some digitally, some personally. We'd like to say big THANK YOU to all of you people, there is too big list to mention starting from really impressive register of music gear manufacturers that grew up in 2010 to amazing people from all other areas connected with music - thank you all for unforgettable 2010!!

"There are some new names in our 'Endorsement' column we haven't announced in our news yet and we surely will in 2011 - very soon. This happens so fast that from some point 2010 was like a flash - so much support from all over the world!

"Surely 2010 was not only joy - it had and still is having pitfalls. Even Myspace decided to stop being a pleasant place - decided that everyone should have shitty profile design and executed the most retarded decision ever - but we all know that even halls of justice are painted green - money talking. Let's be happy for Myspace. 2010 was a terrible year for music. We lost our icons - people who influenced us.. We'll always miss you, R.I.P. Too many names to mention, you all know them yourself. Thank you for sharing your passion. More...

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