The Rise of Defiance got its start in late 2008 as five experienced musicians got together to make great music. They quickly became one of the premier Progressive bands in Central Florida.
Not long after forming, they sought out the production talents of Tim Lau of Laud productions who has over 20 years of production experience and has worked with many international acts such as Soulfly. Working with Tim, the band was able to release a 2 song EP in the beginning of 2009 and their debut full-length album "Question. Reject. Defy." in the spring of 2010.
They have played all over the southeastern United States and at such prestigious venues as The House of Blues Orlando, Firestone Live, and Floyd's Music Store in Tallahassee. In addition they have played with numerous national and international acts including Mushroomhead, (hed)PE, Anvil, Straight Line Stitch, Crossbreed, and Flaw.
Now after necessary hiatus they are back with a new material and ready to go to the studio to record a second album.