Death Metal - Japan

Defiled Band

DEFILED come yet again, barging in like some crusty Godzilla made out of the stuff polished tech death nightmares are made from. The revered Samurai of death metal crush through the spiral ganglion with a sound rawer than shark sushi that still bites.

This time it took the Japanese three years to deliver a follow-up to the critically acclaimed ‘Towards Inevitable Ruin’ (2016) which was not pretty, nor pretending to be. Instead, they reduced death metal to the bare bones and with this, showing its naked brutality.

‘In Crisis’ (2011), which came out eight years after ‘Divination’ (2003) shook the world awake to the band from the Land of the Rising Sun. DEFILED climbed to the top of Asia’s death metal scene with the release of their self-financed EP ‘Defeat of Sanity’ (1994) two years after their inception. Founded in Tokyo, they quickly combined the brutal and technical aspects of this mad metropolis into their own unique sound. Their first album ‘Erupted Wrath’ (1999) was mixed by genre legend Jim Morris in Tampa, Florida, who returned to work on sophomore opus ‘Ugliness Revealed’ (2001) as well as third full-length ‘Divination’. The Japanese opened for extreme metal legends such as CANNIBAL CORPSE, MORBID ANGEL and toured with INCANTATION and MAYHEM to name but a few.

DEFILED are back with a bang. ‘Infinite Regress’ is not for the faint of heart or intended for easy listening, but when giving the new monster some spins, the apparent fragments start to drift together once more– starting from a catchy fill, riff or grating grunt that morph into a strange hook relentlessly driving its spike into the brain.


  • Shinichiro Hamada : Vocal, guitar
  • Yusuke Sumita : Guitar
  • Takachika Nakajima : Bass
  • Keisuke Hamada : Drums
Date Venue City Country Info Ticket
December 6th, 2022 Space Odd Tokyo Japan + Defleshed
December 7th, 2022 Socore Factory Osaka Japan + Defleshed
December 8th, 2022 Space Odd Tokyo Japan + Defleshed
Posted on August 15, 2022

Monday morning is kicking off with good news! Death metal legends DEFILED  announce not just one but two Japanese tours! One of them is the “Grind over Matter” tour with the kings of death slash metal Defleshed. The tour starts on the 15th of September 2022 in Osaka and after a short break, DEFILED will start their second run with Defleshed on the 6th of December.

Posted on November 27, 2019

Death metal maniacs DEFILED are now announcing new European tour dates in support of VADER. The death metal rampage will kick off at the Bastard venue in Osnabrück (DE) on March 07 and continues throughout 8 more counries before a final curtain at the Colloseum in Košice (SK) on March 22. A full list of confirmed shows can be viewed below.

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