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CHRIS BRODERICK And SHAWN DROVER Explain Decision To Leave MEGADETH

Louder Noise recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE members Chris Broderick (guitar) and Shawn Drover (drums).

On the decision to leave MEGADETH and form ACT OF DEFIANCE:

Broderick: “For me, it had been a decision that was a long time coming. And it finally came down to the idea that I knew I was not gonna be happy until I was able to express myself musically and creatively — with the direction that I take my music in and my career and the way I present myself. So that’s ultimately what led me to leave MEGADETH. And Shawn and I had been talking about it for awhile. And he, actually, left six hours before I did. And when he did, I was, like, ‘Woah! Shawn actually left. He left MEGADETH.’ And I had called some friends and, actually, some of my endorsers and stuff like that, people that I knew I could confide in. And talking to them, and seeing how they all had my back and were basically supportive of me moving on, I knew that Shawn had made the right choice, because we were being called in to start writing the next [MEGADETH] CD, and that’s not the right thing to do if your heart’s not in it. So the time to leave was right when we left, and that was late November of last year. And then as far as starting ACT OF DEFIANCE, it was really just, again, talking with Shawn. We were talking about how we had all this great material that was never gonna be released or anything like that. We started joking around about just releasing it, just to see what would happen, and then from there, it quickly turned into, ‘Hey, let’s make a full-fledged band and let’s just put something together that the fans can get behind and get to know us, and they realize that we’re a unit and a team.'”

ACT OF DEFIANCE‘s debut album, “Birth And The Burial“, was released on August 21 via Metal Blade Records. The CD recording was split between three studios in three different states: Broderick handled vocal and guitar production at his own Ill-Fated Studio in Los Angeles, Chris “Zeuss” Harris worked with Drover tracking the drums in Dexter’s Lab in Milford, Connecticut, while Bachand laid down his bass at ManShark, in Southampton, Massachusetts.

ACT OF DEFIANCE kicked off its North American tour on October 22 at Count’s Vamp’d in Las Vegas, Nevada.

(via Blabbermouth)

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