The Defiants have announced their return with a new album, their third overall, "Drive"!
Formed by Paul Laine, Bruno Ravel, and Rob Marcello, who are all current or former
members of popular hard rockers Danger Danger, The Defiants latest opus is yet another
impeccable slice of melodic hard rock.
Best known for being the D2 vocalist on four studio albums over the course of 12 years, Paul
Laine came back to work with his former bandmates Bruno Ravel and Rob Marcello, who are
the other two pillars of The DEFIANTS, for the band's self-titled debut album in 2015. The
guys reunited at the suggestion of Frontiers' President & Head of A&R, Serafino Perugino,
who really wanted these current and former Danger Danger members to offer fans of that
band some new music. The resulting album was pleasing not only to the D2 fans, but also to
ALL the fans out there who are into the classic sound of the era from which D2 emerged.
The Defiants debut album was greeted with a great acclaim as a glorious return to the 'in
your face' melodic hard rock that enraptured millions of fans back in the '80s and '90s and is
currently enjoying a renaissance here in the 21st century, so a follow-up album was a nobrainer. That second album, 'Zokusho', a Japanese word meaning "the sequel' or "the next
chapter', was released to critical acclaim in 2019. As a special treat on that album, Danger
Danger drummer Steve West was a special guest on drums. Needless to say, "Zokusho" had
all the ingredients to thrill both D2 and The Defiants fans. A BIG melodic rock album with big
choruses, hooks and soaring guitars and vocals.
Now, after another four year wait between albums, The Defiants return with "Drive", perhaps
their greatest musical achievement...so far.