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Matthew "fry" Chan - Vocals, Guitar
Matt Larsen - Drums
In an industry that focuses on image more than talent, and money over quality, it's hard to survive as an artist in the music industry and keep your integrity. Either you give in to the record corporations that are backing you financially and become a puppet in order to survive, or you express yourself entirely on your own with no investors and basically have to learn to do music as a hobby. Regardless, the second you are no longer profitable you are tossed away - and if the contract isn't written correctly you actually may lose your rights to the material you "wrote"!
DIY (do it yourself) bands that say they are DIY, usually are not. They have been either marketed that way to grab the appeal of a younger demographic or they claim to be but in reality have hired producers, use auto-tune and studio edit the final product until essentially it's unrecognizable from the live show compared to the CD.
All the member's of Sound Defense have been in previous bands, trying to express themselves artistically and have been shut down and passed up by the music industry and record labels alike. After years of standing their ground and not bending to the will of this industry and "producers", Sound Defense decided to write and record an entire album completely on their own without any influence from "industry professionals" - What you get is an amazing blend of great musicians with heart - an untainted message and passion for the art itself. No one has influenced Sound Defense from outside the band itself, and we hope that our listeners will experience an almost forgotten tradition of great songs placed together to be listened to in it's entirety from beginning to end, as albums were in the days of vinyl and beyond up until the late 90's. We hope you enjoy the musicianship, songwriting, and raw energy power of our band. Thanks for your time….