Most importantly, the boys hold nothing back…
“Rock ‘n’ roll was always meant to be dangerous,” Adrian proclaims. Since the greatest risks yield the greatest return, why play it safe?
They unleashed a string of fan favorite albums—True Love Never Dies , Peace At All Costs , and Sleeping Lions . Along the way, they tallied 40 million-plus streams and shared the stage with everyone from Stone Sour to Papa Roach in addition to shutting down Welcome To Rockville, Rocklahoma, and Shiprocked!
In 2018, they signed to Mascot. They also linked up with producer Matt Good [Asking Alexandria, Hollywood Undead] for the first time, commuting from Las Vegas to his Phoenix studio in order to cut these eleven tracks.
“We hinted at an explorative spirit before, but Defy is the full embrace of that adventurousness,” he adds.
The first single “Lifted” proves that. A wiry riff snakes around blunt lyrics “about getting fucked up, alcohol, and drugs…it got me kicked off tours and banned from festivals.” Over handclaps, he admits, “I’m living it up with a cup full of God knows what, got lines to cut.”