THUS DEFILED - A Return To The Shadows EP (available 6-6-17)
25 years in. Where did the time go?
This recording has been in the pipeline for a while, but now with the band turning 25 it seemed the right time to finally drag it out into the light.
When we flew to Texas to record this EP, once again re-uniting the band with Daemonspawn producer Tim Bartlett at Noise Farm Studio, we had one new track written and had decided to cover a few songs that made a huge impression on us as kids. The only rule: no black metal covers!
So, over many beers, many suggestions and many arguments we ended up with this varied selection of metal classics: Death - Evil Dead | Metallica - Creeping Death | Morbid Angel - Demon Seed | W.A.S.P. - Hellion.
An eclectic mix from different corners of the ‘80s, all given a Thus Defiled interpretation.
You can never improve on an original, only pay tribute. And this is ours.
We are honoured to have Mike Browning of Morbid Angel/Nocturnus provide lead vocals for our cover version of Demon Seed, and Donn Donni of Versprian Sorrow to provide backing vocals for Creeping Death.
Rather than asking for any payment, or doing a crowdfunding campaign so we can get a new sauna, all we ask is that if you have time and a spare Pound/Euro/Dollar or whatever your local currency is, you make a donation, however big or small, to this very worthy charity that Chuck Schuldiner was involved with:
This recording is respectfully dedicated to:
Chuck Schuldiner (Death)
Cliff Burton (Metallica)
Grant Saunders (Thus Defiled)
Now it is time to return to the shadows...