Exclusive Playthrough: ACT OF DEFIANCE, “Thy Lord Belial”

You guys have been wondering what Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover would get up to after Megadeth, right? In case you’ve been hiding under a rock (or don’t pay attention to modern Megadeth like me) they formed this band Act of Defiance, which put out Birth and the Burial via Metal Blade last August. I’m digging into this thing now and it’s pretty sweet – take the good riffs from the last few Megadeth albums, add a more punk-y vocalist, and wham. Winning formula.


Check em out right here: we’ve got an exclusive guitar playthrough from Chris Broderick, of the song “Thy Lord Belial.” Dig that EVH tone, then catch the band on the road at one of the dates below!

Act of Defiance tour dates
June 1 – Thunder Bay, ON – Rockhouse #
June 3 – Sudbury, ON – The Asylum #
June 5 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre ***
June 6 – Toronto, ON – Opera House ***
June 7 – Milvale, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre ***
June 8 – Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall ***
June 9 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground ***
June 10 – Providence, RI – Lupos ***
June 11 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place ***
June 12 – Elmhurst, NY – Blackthorn 51 #
June 13 – Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall #
June 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie #
June 16 – Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s #
June 17 – Memphis, TN – The HiTone Cafe #
June 18 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom #
June 19 – Lubbock, TX – Backstage #
June 23 – Albuquerque, NM – The Co-Op #
June 24 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Green Room #
June 25 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky-A-Go-Go #
#=Act of Defiance headline
***=supporting Hatebreed, DevilDriver

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Max is managing editor of Gear Gods.

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  • Can’t believe this is not overdub… Only Broderick can do this, oh god… Can’t wait for the Playthrough on Obey the Fallen and Dead Stare, awesome solos!! Keep up the shredding man, great fucking album! If all the metal community had the good attitude Broderick has instead of being scumbags and elitists we would have a lot more great bands and songs to listen to.

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