STYLE: ORIGIN: DenmarkFORMED: 2011LABEL: Black Lodge Records
  • Nicklas Sonne - vocals, guitars
  • Frederik Møller - guitars, backing vocals
  • Thomas Bartholin - bass, backing vocals
  • Mikkel Christensen - drums (2018-present)

DEFECTO is Denmark’s newest and finest addition to melodic and progressive metal, featuring huge catchy choruses, massive riffs, blazing solos, and grandiose symphonies with a modern feel.

The band was formed in 2011 in Copenhagen when singer, guitarist and frontman Nicklas Sonne was approached by the legendary producer Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica, Blind Guardian) after hearing Sonne‘s music. Wanting to help Sonne record and release his material, they contacted lead guitarist Frederik Møller, as well as bass-player Thomas Bartholin and drummer Lars Jensen in order to create a band that could match Sonne‘s unique potential.

Already from the beginning, DEFECTO‘s brand of melodic and virtuoso metal was creating a buzz in the Danish metal scene. Released in 2012, their debut EP “Defecto” brought them into the attention of the Danish media, being named “Best Metal Band 2012” by Underground Music Awards.

The release of DEFECTO‘s debut album Excluded in March 2016 was met with much attention and appraisal throughout the European metal scene, creating a dedicated following for the band and a considerable breakthrough especially in the Danish metal scene. This led DEFECTO to play the prestigious festival Copenhell in 2016 and to open for huge acts such as Metallica and Rammstein in 2017. DEFECTO also won the award for “Upcoming Band of the Year” at High Voltage Awards 2017 in Copenhagen.

In December 2017, DEFECTO‘s sophomore album Nemesis was released to rave reviews from fans and press alike, both in Denmark and internationally. Following the release, DEFECTO‘s signed with Swedish record label Black Lodge Records (In Flames, Sabaton, Katatonia), on which Nemesis was re-released in march 2018. Most recently, DEFECTO joined forces with German booking agency Dragon Productions (Sonata Arctica, Volbeat, D-A-D, Dizzy Mizz Lizzy) who will henceforth be booking the band in Europe.

Already boasting an impressive CV, DEFECTO is definitely “one to watch”.

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Duality / 2020

Defecto - Duality
  • Album Info
  • 2020
  • Black Lodge Records

1. Rings of Saturn
2. The Uninvited
3. Rise
4. Paradigm of Deceit
5. All for You
6. Untamed
7. Condemned
8. Bed of Nails
9. Washed Away
10. Tempest
11. Don’t Say Goodbye

“Duality” is the third full-length album of Danish progressive metal band DEFECTO, released on September 20th, 2020, through Black Lodge Records.

Following a period of creative experimentation within the band, “Duality” features an authentic mix of metal with attitude and powerful songwriting, whilst also exploring a more atmospheric and dynamic side of the band’s sound.

Nemesis / 2017

Defecto - Nemesis
  • Album Info
  • 2017
  • Prime Collective / Black Lodge Records

1. Final Night of Silence
2. Nemesis
3. Endlessly Falling
4. Savage
5. The Nameless Apparition
6. The Sacrificed
7. Ode to the Damned
8. Gravity
9. Ablaze
10. Before the Veil
11. We’re All the Enemy
12. Ascend to Heaven

“Nemesis” is the second full-length album of Danish progressive metal band DEFECTO, released on December 1st, 2017, through Prime Collective. The album was re-released by Black Lodge Records in March 2018.

Excluded / 2016

Defecto - Excluded
  • Album Info
  • 2016
  • Elevation Recordings

1. Excluded
2. When Daylight Dies
3. You Had It Coming
4. Drifting into Blackness
5. The Final Transition
6. Rage
7. Desperate Addict
8. Don’t Lose Yourself
9. Into Oblivion
10. Sovereign
11. The Sands of Time

“Excluded” is the first full-length album of Danish progressive metal band DEFECTO, released on March 18th, 2016, through Elevation Recordings.

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