THUS DEFILED BIOGRAPHY
Thus Defiled (Worthing, England) were originally formed in 1992 with the aim of creating some of the most intense and dynamic yet original black metal within the extreme music scene. Though many years of evolution the band have expanded their style of black metal as the band members grew as individuals, but still hold true to their original black metal roots whilst continuing to create their own style of metal.THUS DEFILED GENRES
With the first full length release â€śThrough the Impure Veil of Dawnâ€ť Thus Defiled built up a successful following in mid 90â€™s, and â€śWings of the Nightstormâ€ť expanded on this success gaining the band major slots with bands such as Cradle of Filth, Cannibal Corpse, Moonspell and Immolation to name but a few.
Durin this era line-up problems raised their head, but towards the new millennium two new members were found in the shape of Paul F and Rob V. The band then set about writing and rehearsing new material. This material had a more progressive edge to it, yet still extremely dark in essence.
In 2001 the now stable line-up entered Philia studios with Dave Chang at the helm to record "Fire Serpent Dawn". This was only released as a promo disc to let people know that Thus Defiled had returned, however one track from this session "Of Shadow And Storm" did feature on the "Britannia Infernus" compilation CD, which boasted acts such as Black Sabbath, Venom and Cradle of Filth. It also gained Thus Defiled the vote for â€śBest unsigned Bandâ€ť by the readers of Terrorizer magazine.
The band then set about concentrating on writing material for the next full length album â€śWeeping Holocaust Tearsâ€ť. This album upon release took the press by storm, and also gained airplay by legendary DJ John Peel on Radio 1, as well as securing Thus Defiled major interviews and excellent reviews in many of the worldâ€™s top magazines. The band were also offered a slot on a major tour with Decapitated and Rotting Christ. A special guest slot with the legendary Mayhem also followed.
THUS DEFILED LYRICAL THEMES
The holocaust, weeping, occult, gothicism
THUS DEFILED ORIGIN
United Kingdom (Worthing, Sussex), formed in 1992
THUS DEFILED CURRENT RECORD LABEL
Southern Lord Records
THUS DEFILED STATUS
THUS DEFILED CURRENT LINE-UP
Paul C. - Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar (Dreamfire, guest for Meads of Asphodel)
Paul F. - Guitar (1998-) (Reign of Erebus, Hecate Enthroned)
Chas - Bass
Stu - Drums
THUS DEFILED PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Nick L. - Drums (1992-2006) (Iceni)
Rob V. - Bass (2000-2006)
Sam C. (1993-2000) (Iceni, Flesh (UK))
Andy C. - Guitar (1996-98)