IN-DEFILADE is an extreme metal act from the USA conceived in the Fall of 2009 by guitarist/vocalist Jon Vesano whose reputation as a powerhouse performer and songwriter was built by his work in the bands DISMAL, DEMONIC CHRIST, DARKMOON, and most notably, NILE.
IN-DEFILADE's brand of self-described Militant Blackened Death Metal embraces a wide range of styles, culling influence from both oldschool and modern death metal as well as non-metal new age outfits like DEAD CAN DANCE. Inspiration from black metal miasmically pervades throughout in bombastic compositional prowess, explosive percussive onslaughts, and all-around envenomed atmospheres. Lyrical themes center around an anti-oppressive dream state and the eradication of mind-enslaving corporate empires.
In the Fall of 2013, Vesano became acquainted with current VESPERIAN SORROW bassist/vocalist Subverseraph. A collaboration was born, and they set out to mould the songs that would a year-and-a-half later comprise the band's full-length debut, "Rulers Of Famine". Meticulously constructing new material, deconstructing and reconstructing Vesano's previously written material, the writing process gained momentum through the duo's indomitable artistic chemistry.
In 2014 the nucleus of IN-DEFILADE extended into triumvirate, adding Shawn Bozarth (ex-Bay Area thrashers DEFIANCE) to the fray. Shredding melodic guitar solos were incorporated into the already strong compositions, bringing songs to climactic boiling points throughout. IN-DEFILADE's Rulers Of Famine is a colossal and radioactive slab of quality brutality showcasing the scathing yet intelligible and multifaceted vocals of Vesano whose uncomplicated yet massive riffing styles claw straight for the jugular.
Excommunicating themselves from a hollow scene dependent on substanceless technicality, IN-DEFILADE's martial, no-bullshit approach to extreme metal is unwaveringly focused and intolerantly crushing with solid riff sections that obliterate everything in their path.
With "Rulers of Famine", IN-DEFILADE declare a worldwide state of unleashed Hell on May 12th, 2015.