||London modern metal mob The Defiled have signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment, who will release their second album Daggers this summer and follow-up to their debut Grave Times. To whet the appetites of fans, the first song from the album, "Sleeper", will be released via iTunes today and the band has posted online a lyric video for the track.
Frontman Stitch D stated: "We're ecstatic to announce that we are signing to Nuclear Blast Entertainment. After years of being an independent band and doing everything DIY we can't wait to have such a huge label and great team behind us to take us to the next level. It's an honour to be working with a label that have released some of our favourite bands of all time."
The A.v.D added: "It's amazing to get the seal of approval from Nuclear Blast, all the years of barely scraping by and putting literally everything in to The Defiled have finally been recognised by the amazing team that is Mark Palmer and Monte Conner. We have wanted to work with these guys for years now and our dream is being realised. Signing to Nuclear Blast means we can now go world wide and do this thing properly, the way we have always envisioned in our heads."
Tour with Ghost B.C. and Gojira:
18th March - Sheffield, O2 Academy
19th March - Glasgow, O2 Academy
20th March - Bristol, O2 Academy
21st March - Tunbridge, Wells Forum (Headline show not part of Jagermeister tour)
22nd March - Bournemouth, O2 Academy
23rd March - Birmingham, O2 Academy
24th March - Brixton, O2 Academy