2015 Act of Defiance interview with Chris Broderick
Ever experienced that feeling of anticipation transforming itself from mild nervousness to sheer anxiety just before listening to a new band’s debut album? I had one such moment as I was about to push the Play button on Act Of Defiance’s landmark debut Birth and the Burial. released this week on Metal Blade Records. Ever since drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick left Megadeth in November last year, the Metal community was a buzz with the possibilities of the formation of a new project. The suspense was finally broken in February this year, when the duo finally announced the formation of a super-group with vocalist Henry Derek Bonner (ex-Scar The Martyr) and bassist Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall). With Birth and the Burial, Act Of Defiance does a good thing by offering exactly what the listeners expect as it starts to unfold. No surprises or weird “super-group” experimentation; only full of attitude, aggressive and in-your-face Metal.
Gearing up for the release of highly anticipated debut album, Metalholic and Metal Wani‘s staffers Rakesh Pothengil and Owais ‘Vitek’ Nabi had a chat with the axe-man Chris Broderick. He discusses Birth and the Burial, songwriting, musical direction, formation of the band, why he quit Megadeth, his opinion on Super Collider, playing with Dave Mustaine, resurrection of Nevermore, his opinion on Jeff Loomis and Warrell Dane, upcoming touring plans and much more.