Photo Gallery/Gig Review: ACT OF DEFIANCE (w/ Deveined, Aggression, and Hellchamber) at The Biltmore, Vancouver (6 February 2016)

ACT OF DEFIANCE

ACT OF DEFIANCE

It may be too early to say for sure, but 2016 is sizing up to be a high-water mark for heavy music in Vancouver: after the triumphant return of the diabolical Zimmer’s Hole just last month, to see a supergroup such as Act of Defiance make their Vancouver debut at a small underground club like the Biltmore is a surreal and historic event that almost seems too good to be true. Nevertheless the veteran heavy-hitters and alumni of Megadeth, Shadows Fall, and Scar the Martyr (respectively: Chris Broderick (guitar) and Shawn Drover (drums), Matt Bachand (bass), and Henry Derek on vocals) played a demolishing set of high-explosive intensity that left rapturous fans scraping themselves off of the ceiling tiles.

With local support from and strong, enthusiastic turnout for Deveined*, Aggression, and Hellchamber, the chain reaction of incendiary death, thrash, and metallic hard rock made total decimation inevitable.

*Not pictured due to logistical difficulties experienced en route to the show – our apologies to the band.

 

 

 

 

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