Defect Designer Unleash New Video ‘Crusaders’

Norwegian Prog Death Eaters Defect Designer Unleash New Video ‘Crusaders’ and 
New Album ‘Ageing Accelerator’

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Live Line-up, Left to right: Dmitry Sukhinin (vocals, guitars), Martin Storm-Olsen – Guitars, Clean Vocals, Anders Faret Haave – Drums – Photo by Polina “Helvete” Kulikovskikh

Norwegian progressive death metal band Defect Designer have posted their latest video ‘Crusaders’ in support of their second full length ‘Ageing Accelerator’ due out on July 13th via Sleaszy Rider Records.

“Crusaders is the most straightforward song from our upcoming album Ageing Accelerator. It is a combination of very old riffs we haven’t used before with fresh tunes. We wanted to make something close to grindcore, that is easy to play live. It is about wars and invasions that continue now.” comments vocalist, guitarist Dmitry Sukhinin.

View ‘Crusaders’ on YouTube: – 

Born out the darkness of Siberia and re-located on the shores of Oslo, Norway in 2012, Defect Designer returns in 2015 with their new album ‘Ageing Accelerator’ features a brutal recording line up that includes drummer Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy), guitarist Stelios Mavromitis (SepticFlesh live guitarist),  Martin Storm-Olsen (ex-Trollfest) on guitars and clean vocals, Christos Antoniou (SepticFlesh) for sampling and orchestration along with Dmitry Sukhinin on vocals, bass and guitars.

After the first lineup dissolved I was so desperate that I wrote to few people and got the recording lineup.” explains Dmitry Sukhinin. “SepticFlesh’s Seth proposed his brother Christos to help with orchestration, Christos proposed SepticFlesh’s live guitar player Stelios to do guitars, Flo from Cryptopsy did the drums, cause actually he was my main drum inspiration. I did bass, and during the recording I met Martin who was in Trollfest before, he did clean vocals and some solos along with my solos. Then the real line up started to build up and we have Anders from Blood Red Throne. As for me, I also play in Oslo jazz death metal Diskord.” 

Ageing Accelerator recording Line-up

Ageing Accelerator recording Line-up. Left to right: Dmitry Sukhinin (vocals, guitars), Flo Mounier – Drums, Stelios Mavromitis – Guitars, Martin Storm-Olsen – Guitars, Clean Vocals

Photos by Polina “Helvete” Kulikovskikh, Seth Siro Anton, Jacky Mounier

Their live line up consists of members of ex-Blood Red Throne, Images At Twilight, ex-Trollfest, Diskord and other music projects: Dmitry Sukhinin on vocals and guitars, Martin Storm-Olsen on guitars and clean vocals and Anders Faret Haave on drums, which has shared the stage over the years with Napalm Death, Helheim, Welicoruss, Apokefale and Demon Project among many others..

The ten track ripper is an aural assault that fans of SepticFlesh, Gorguts, Cryptopsy, Slipknot, and Carcass will not want to miss as it follows Defect Designer‘s evolution from 2013’s ‘AA’ EP, 2009’s ‘WAX’ LP and 2007’s debut EP ‘W’.

Track By Track:
Ageing Accelerator. Something that drastically increase your ageing, something you found out. You instantly become old. There is no major concept in the album.
1. Corpsewatcher is about the old tradition to be around the dead body all night till last minutes above the ground, despair.
2. Yellow Grimace is based on real story of a person receiving someone he knows to prepare for final ritual.
3. The Terrible is about Ivan The Terrible.
4. I Remember You Dead is based on a story of Edgar Allan Poe, The Casque of Amontillado. Revenge!!!
5. Flies On Your Lips is about the person who decided to kill himself. Wrote lyrics after it happened to a person Dmitry Sukhinin knew.
6. Crusaders is about wars and economic wars, wars for oil and territory. And about Hypocrisy.
7. Berenice is based on Edgar Allan Poe’s story Berenice about sick obsession with teeth.
8. Communist Architectonics is about disgusting architectural style USSR used to contaminate the cities with exploding old cathedrals, churches and something that was really beautiful and replacing it with atrocious concrete.
9. Temple Of Artemis is about people whom we should not memorize like the one who burned the temple.
10. StarDust is instrumental, initially was a song for bass guitar, but it evolved.

Track Listing of Album: Defect Designer – Ageing Accelerator
1. Corpsewatcher (3:30)
2. Yellow Grimace (2:10)
3. The Terrible (5:24)
4. I Remember You Dead (5:55)
5. Flies On Your Lips (3:32)
6. Crusaders (2:36)
7. Berenice (4:25)
8. Communist Architectonics (2:51)
9. Temple Of Artemis (4:12)
10. StarDust (2:50)
Album Length: 37:28

Album Band Line Up:
Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy) on drums,
Stelios Mavromitis (Septicflesh live guitarist) on guitars,
Christos Antoniou (SepticFlesh) – sampling and orchestration,
Martin Storm-Olsen (Trollfest) – guitars and clean vocals,
Dmitry Sukhinin – bass, guitars, vocals.

Live Band Line Up:
Dmitry Sukhinin – Guitars, Vocals
Martin Storm-Olsen – Guitars
Anders Faret Haave – Drums

“Blazing, head-scrambling music”- No Clean Singing

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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!