Thunderbolts for Jupiter
Defused Want a little hard rock for breakfast? How about lunch? Dinner, perhaps? A midnight snack? You'd better have that kind of desire, because once you've heard Defused, you won't be able to get enough. This high-energy alt-rock act will get under your skin with the first song you hear and from there you'll be wanting to jam to Defused's music morning, noon and night. Ascend Music is ascension, says Defused. It is a place where everything coalesces. It is the manifestation of metaphysical truth in evidence before your very ears. "Music makes us feel a complete blend of both positive and negative emotions felt and expressed by most humans." It's the entire spectrum of human feeling intensified to a bright pulse of aural waves. At least in the right hands it is. And you better believe no hands are more right than those of Defused's talented musicians. Fun and Purposeful For Defused, there are two important criteria that must be met for a song. "The first and foremost rule of our band is: If it's not fun, it's not worth it." If the band isn't getting the vibe running through it's veins, then the audience isn't likely to feel the hook either. It's got to resonate in the party center of the brain - or why bother? "The second idea is more personal and deep. And that is: We feel that music is our purpose in life. It's something we must do." If there is destiny, it is music. Defused feels no greater passion than the heartbeat felt in the name of rock. "It's as if rock-n-roll is our religion, our calling. Music creates a lot of good in the world ... Music is a way of life." After Leaving, Before Arrival That huge stretch before beginning and end is the whole point for Defused. "What inspires Defused is the journey." Finding the fire in life and just taking life as it comes - well, that's the spirit of rock-n-roll. And the spirit of rock is alive and well in the music of Defused. It's all about "where we've been, where we're going and where we are now." The Artist at Work Prior to putting together the lineup for Defused - along with his brother - Bobby A gained impressive experience as a professional drummer, gigging with a number of bands, some of whom shared the stage with Shinedown, Sebastian Bach and Mudvayne. Bobby A was also featured on ESPN's "Cold Pizza" program. The group's first self-produced album, "Thunderbolts for Jupiter," hit the streets early this year. Recording will commence on the next album this fall. Ultimately, the members of this band believe the key to greatness is brotherhood. "The great bands were founded by the connection and blood bond of brotherhood. Bobby and Mike Angilleta share that driving force and connection in Defused. Together with the talents of Jay G.S. and Tim Harkenreader, the brothers plan to take Defused to the summit of rock-n-roll greatness." Defused is currently working with A&R Select, the leading A&R firm in Hollywood, CA. Review "Heavy without sacrificing songwriting focus, Defused is charged with energy and shot through with melody and groove." - A&R Select.