Stillborn Records to re-issue Defiler's debut
Monday, November 28, 2011 11:33 PM PT
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Official press release:
In October 2010, after a few months living in the studio working on demos and recording, Castro Valley, CA's Defiler released their own debut album, Pangaea, as a digital album only. Soon after, scraping together enough money from digital sales of Pangaea, the band shot their first ever music video for ‘Cryomancer.' Once ‘Cryomancer' went viral it spread like wildfire, garnering thousands of views within the first few weeks of its release and accumulating over 1.25 million YouTube views to date.
The viral success of the 'Cryomancer' video immediately caught the attention of Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed, Jasta, Kingdom of Sorrow) and Stillborn Records. Shortly thereafter, Defiler vocalist Jake Pelzl and Jasta started working together on re-issuing Pangaea as a physical CD for the first time ever. Due to popular demand, Stillborn Records is now fast tracking the re-issue of Pangaea and making it available for a limited time as a CD/T-shirt bundle.
The re-issue Pangaea was remixed/re-masterd by Zeuss (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Emmure, Chimaira) also includes 'Wild Wasteland', a never before released bonus studio track. The Pangaea re-issue will also include new artwork designed by Mike D. from Darkicon Design (Killswitch Engage).
Defiler recently signed a new record deal (with a new label home) with additional details are set to be announced shortly. The band and is currently hard at work on the follow up to Pangaea with an expected first quarter 2012 release.