THE DEFILED Release “Unspoken” Video, Track Listing Revealed

Tuesday, 4th June 2013

London, UK based metal mob THE DEFILED recently signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment and will release their second album, Daggers, on August 2. The artwork was executed by the band’s long time photographer, Scott Chalmers. Today, the band unveiled their video for “Unspoken” which was directed by Robin Filler and may be viewed below along with the Daggers‘ cover.

“Making our first official video for Daggers was the most fun we have had filming,” says The AvD. “Stitch and I tried our hand at acting and as we decided on the day, we nailed it! Not really, we are terrible actors…”

He continues: “We also got to work with our old pal Robin Fuller who was actually the very man that directed our first-ever video, ‘The Resurrectionists’. I think this video sums up what ‘Unspoken’ is all about. We wanted a very specific scene in there where the two protagonists (The AvD and Stitch D) are smiling at each other and shaking hands with knives behind their backs. This very scene was the inspiration for the actual cover of Daggers as this theme runs throughout the whole album.”

Keyboardist The AvD explains the concept behind the album: “Daggers were made for only one thing – killing or betraying your fellow man. And one stab is almost always never enough… The flowers symbolize goodwill with the prospect of a co-operative future. The dagger behind the back symbolizes the ulterior motives, the insincerity and the impending disappointment that surrounds us all. This theme runs through all the tracks on the album. The concept was born out of a scene we wanted in our new video for ‘Unspoken’. We wanted the two main characters shaking hands with daggers behind their backs. We were originally going to call the track ‘Daggers’ but then opted to go for ‘Unspoken’. The song is about the politics of life and it seemed more fitting. We also didn’t want to limit the word Daggers to only one song on the album, as it is the overall feeling we wanted for the full project.”

 

Daggers limited-edition digipack CD track listing:

1. Sleeper
2. Unspoken
3. Saints And Sinners
4. As I Drown
5. Porcelain
6. New Approach
7. Fragments Of Hope
8. The Infected
9. The Mourning After
10. Five Minutes
11. No Place Like Home
12. I Destroy What Destroys Me (bonus track)
13. Self Under Siege (bonus track)

Daggers digital album track listing:

1. Sleeper
2. Unspoken
3. Saints And Sinners
4. As I Drown
5. Porcelain
6. New Approach
7. Fragments Of Hope
8. The Infected
9. The Mourning After
10. Five Minutes
11. No Place Like Home

Daggers digital bonus version – iTunes exclusive track listing:

1. Sleeper
2. Unspoken
3. Saints And Sinners
4. As I Drown
5. Porcelain
6. New Approach
7. Fragments Of Hope
8. The Infected
9. The Mourning After
10. Five Minutes
11. No Place Like Home
12. As I Drown (live) (bonus track)
13. I Destroy What Destroys Me (bonus track)
13. Self Under Siege (bonus track)


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