THE DEFILED: 'Unspoken' Video Released

June 4, 2013

"Unspoken", the new video from the London, U.K.-based modern metal mob THE DEFILED, can be seen below. The clip, which sees frontman Stitch D and keyboardist The AvD being held captive by their bandmates before descending into a torturous nightmare, was directed by Robin Fuller (FEED THE RHINO, HAWK EYES, DAATH) and produced by Craig Tuohy. Craig's production company, Ascension Productions, won a golden trailer award for the work on "The King's Speech" and has also worked with the likes of Jean-Claude Van Damme.

The "Unspoken" single will be released on June 30. The track comes off THE DEFILED's second album, "Daggers", which is due on August 2 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The cover artwork was designed and executed by Scott Chalmers, the band's longtime photographer.

"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 "Daggers" concept: "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."

Having released its debut album "Grave Times" via Metal Hammer magazine in 2011, THE DEFILED has since enjoyed status as the U.K.'s biggest unsigned metal acts. Making huge strides forward on their own, their achievements as a self motivated and independent band in the world of heavy music, which includes sold out tours, prestigious slots at the biggest festivals and a Golden God Award, is remarkable. Their unwillingness to compromise or settle for anything less than their ambition dictates has got them this far; this alliance with indie metal powerhouse Nuclear Blast Entertainment now sets the sky as the limit.

"Daggers" limited-edition digipack CD

01. Sleeper (4:00)
02. Unspoken (4:05)
03. Saints And Sinners (3:49)
04. As I Drown (4:41)
05. Porcelain (3:23)
06. New Approach (3:09)
07. Fragments Of Hope (4:30)
08. The Infected (4:01)
09. The Mourning After (4:14)
10. Five Minutes (4:38)
11. No Place Like Home (4:44)
12. I Destroy What Destroys Me (4:16) *
13. Self Under Siege (3:25) *

* bonus track

"Daggers" digital album

01. Sleeper (4:00)
02. Unspoken (4:05)
03. Saints And Sinners (3:49)
04. As I Drown (4:41)
05. Porcelain (3:23)
06. New Approach (3:09)
07. Fragments Of Hope (4:30)
08. The Infected (4:01)
09. The Mourning After (4:14)
10. Five Minutes (4:38)
11. No Place Like Home (4:44)

"Daggers" digital bonus version - iTunes exclusive:

01. Sleeper (4:00)
02. Unspoken (4:05)
03. Saints And Sinners (3:49)
04. As I Drown (4:41)
05. Porcelain (3:23)
06. New Approach (3:09)
07. Fragments Of Hope (4:30)
08. The Infected (4:01)
09. The Mourning After (4:14)
10. Five Minutes (4:38)
11. No Place Like Home (4:44)
12. As I Drown (live) (4:45)*
13. I Destroy What Destroys Me (4:16) *
13. Self Under Siege (3:25) *

* bonus track

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