DEFECTS return with new single & video “Broken Bloodlines”



From an outside perspective it’s been a relatively quiet year for modern metal newcomers DEFECTS having recently played their first show back in 9 months in support of Funeral For A Friend, however behind the scenes it has all been go and they’ve recently announced deals with Mascot Records, United Talent Agency, Raw Power Management and have been working on their debut album. They will also be hitting the road this month with Of Mice & Men, have been confirmed to play Download 2024 and today have dropped the music video for brand new track “Broken Bloodlines”. The single melds together the heaviness and melodic flairs from the band’s previous releases with crushing technical riffing, slick lead lines, headbang inducing grooves and vocalist Tony Maue providing his powerful range of screams and soaring melodies. It’s a perfectly executed track from the writing and performing to the production that draws in sonic influences from the likes of Lamb Of God and Machine Head to Linkin Park and BMTH.

Speaking on the single Maue say: “It’s about when you’ve got friends or family in your life, and they’re just consistently taking the wrong path… You do everything to try to steer them back into the good side of life, but they just ignore it, and continue to drag everyone good along with them. It’s about learning to cut ties with those people before you get sucked in too deep, letting them go and cutting your losses.”

Check out the unnerving  cinematic video for “Broken Bloodlines”


“Our whole idea is: if we’re going to do this, then we’re going to do it properly,” says drummer Harry Jennings. “Just really go for it, leave no stone unturned, and just dive headfirst into it. We’re taking no prisoners.”  2024 they promise, is going to find them absolutely everywhere.
Starting on 20 November, the tour with Of Mice & Men will call through Germany, France and The Netherlands, before hitting the UK. Speaking on the tour, they say, “We are hugely thankful to the guys in Of Mice & Men for the continued support and the amazing opportunity to follow them around Europe for the first time and in the UK. Growing up listening to this band and now sharing a stage with them is truly an honour, and we can’t wait to show everyone what we can do.”

Catch them live on the dates below



Tour Dates

20 Nov – Backstage Hall, Munich – GERMANY w/Of Mice & Men
21 Nov – Das Bett, Frankfurt – GERMANY w/Of Mice & Men
23 Nov – Cabaret Sauvage, Paris – FRANCE w/Of Mice & Men
26 Nov – Melkweg, Amsterdam – NETHERLANDS w/Of Mice & Men
27 Nov – Knust, Hamburg – GERMANY w/Of Mice & Men
28 Nov – Luxor, Koln – GERMANY w/Of Mice & Men
30 Nov – Academy 3, Manchester – UK w/Of Mice & Men
01 Dec – Slay, Glasgow – UK w/Of Mice & Men
02 Dec – Stylus, Leeds – UK w/Of Mice & Men
04 Dec – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham – UK w/Of Mice & Men
05 Dec – Sugarmill, Stoke – UK w/Of Mice & Men
06 Dec – Institute 2, Birmingham – UK w/Of Mice & Men
08 Dec – Academy 2, Oxford – UK w/Of Mice & Men
09 Dec – Arts Centre, Colchester – UK w/Of Mice & Men
10 Dec – Waterfront, Norwich – UK w/Of Mice & Men
12 Dec – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth – UK w/Of Mice & Men
13 Dec – Fleece, Bristol – UK w/Of Mice & Men
14 Dec – The Dome, London – UK w/Of Mice & Men