The Defiled announce break-up

London industrial metallers THE DEFILED have announced their break-up!

THE DEFILED revealed this afternoon that they will be breaking up due to financial difficulties in keeping the band active. The London four-piece were due to tour the UK in May alongside Los Angeles metallers IN THIS MOMENT, but have now called an end to their career after eleven years as a band.

A statement was posted on the band’s Facebook page, which you can read in full below:

“It is with heavy, blackened hearts, that we inform you that the time has come to lay THE DEFILED to rest. There is no drama or fallouts, but we have been forced to face the reality that the love of what we do is not enough to keep our black ship sailing; the continuation of THE DEFILED has become logistically (financially) untenable.

Thank you – you, our fans, have given us a life experience that we could have never dreamed of. From a grotty flat in north London, you have enabled us to reach places we’d previously only read or heard about, allowed us to grace stages all over the world, cheered for us at some of the worlds most prestigious festivals and granted us the opportunity to perform alongside some of our heroes. And we are in the Guinness Book Of World Records – WTF??!!

Seeing you singing our words back to us, hearing your stories on how our music has affected you, watching you lose your shit to the heavy bits and seeing the spontaneous outpouring of love when some of you linked arms and made a “circle of love” at our last London show has moved us in ways that are impossible to articulate, but just know; we love you for it.

This means we are forced to cancel our scheduled shows with IN THIS MOMENT in May as well as the headline shows planned. We hate to let you down a second time in just a few months, but unfortunately this is unavoidable.

We know this is not good enough, and all of us deserve a proper send off for THE DEFILED. We are currently working out how to record some final songs for you, and if we can do a farewell tour before our Final Sleep. Until then…”


1888 – 2016

 The band’s most recent album Daggers was released in 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records.