As on their Myspace Page: Defiant Nature was a nu-metal / metal group based in Grand Rapids, MI from 2000 through 2003. In their years together, the band managed to play across the Great Lakes region for acts the likes of: Anthrax, Lamb of God, Tusk (ex-Pelican), E. Town Concrete, Still Remains, Hotwire, Depswa, Momento, Unloco, Diecast, Mad At Gravity, Spoken, Bean Bag, Thyne Eyes Bleed, Tub Ring, & Wesley Willis. The group was more unfocused anger than anything musically, however, DN managed to capture the attention of many listeners by mere virtue of the YOUNG ages of members (ranging from 16 to 20) as well as apt ability to convey their obvious “math-metal” influence. Live shows were never a lackluster event, ranging from their hilarious halloween show with Still Remains at Skelletones to their 9/11 re-enactment / cd release show in Fall of 2003 (in which the band created 8 foot cardboard replicas of the twin towers with planes sticking out of them, claimed to be a touring pro-abortion clinic rather than a band, and the venue to be ground zero rather than the club… and proceeded to destroy the twin towers upon the first note of the opening song… to which the crowd BEAT each other with the pieces). With literally no shame, fear, or sense of morality. Defiant Nature was once a towering shock of a show in many respects, and the blossoming of many established area musicians in retrospect. Before exiting permanently, Defiant Nature had built up their empire from the ground… literally learning to play instruments together… to headlining their own final show at local club, The Intersection in September of 2003. This song comes off their full-length album, “Nothing Sacred” and is Track 10

Formed in late 1999, Defiant Nature is on the forefront of a genre in the musical world known as math metal. Math metal is Heavy Metal music with parts of the songs incorporating hard, if not impossible to count timing signatures. The amount of pure talent running through these five young men has astonished audiences across the Midwest; enough, in fact, to land them a record deal with Smash Alley Records.

The band has recently recorded their full length LP “Nothing’s Sacred” and are planning a national tour with label mates “Fallen” late this summer. The band has a long history originating in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They’ve played many shows at highly known venues such as The Intersection, Club Soda, & Stooge’s, as well as playing with many great bands such as Five Pointe O (Roadrunner Records), Mad At Gravity, Spoken, Bean Bag, and Wesley Willis; as well as having the privilege of showcasing at one of the 2003 Troma Film Festivals in Chicago, their upcoming CD is being pressed by Sony and distributed nationally through 101 distribution.

With a killer line-up: David Allen (19) on vocals, Adam Ford (20) on bass, Mike Hafer (19) and Josh Jett (22) on guitars, and Andy Bergman (20) on drums, Defiant Nature is ready to take the current metal scene by storm.

NO ONE WILL SEE THIS COMING! On top of being virtually one of the most talented bands in the Midwest, they also have a very notorious reputation. The band (on a personal level) is known as being one of the nicest bands around, however also the most offensive. The proof lies in songs such as … “Your Sister’s In My Trunk” and “The Scriptures State That You’re Gay” These tracks have left many audiences baffled and scared, yet intrigued as to what Defiant front man Dave Allen is going to say next. The band has only a few more goals to conquer: Go on their national tour, and have enough appeal and longevity to last long enough to be remembered to sustain impressing audiences across the globe. The band is on a strong course to take the metal world by surprise bringing the chaos and confusion of odd timings into everyone’s mind… Whether they want them to or not.

Dave Allen – Vocals
Mike Hafer – Guitar
Josh Fuckin Jett – Guitar
Adam Ford – Bass
Andy Bergman – Drums

Defiant Nature Past Shows
1. ARCO IRIS w/ Who Am I, Loco Tribe, Infinite GR, MI 8-25-00
2. RIVER OF GOD CHURCH w/ Green Means Go Grandville, MI 12-3-00
3. GRANDVILLE HIGH w/ Paradigm Shift, Things Forgotten, Similar Notion,Ruin Of The Poor Grandville, MI 3-16-01
4. RIVER OF GOD CHURCH w/ Ruin Of The Poor, Shades Of Amber, Unition, Bean Bag, Spoken, Green Means Go, Remember When, One Flight Up Grandville, MI 3-18-01
5. STOOGE’S w/ Gavin Black GR, MI 5-23-01
6. LEXICON CLUB w/ Dissonant, Project 420, Synthesesia, Duress GR, MI 7-20-01
7. SKELLETONES w/ Priority Rage GR, MI 8-4-01
8. STOOGE’S w/ Synthesesia, Struck Animosity GR, MI 8-8-01
9. SKELLETONES w/ Dissonant GR, MI 9-20-01
10. CLUB SODA w/ Dirtknap, Struck Animosity, Angry Diesel Kalamazoo, MI 10-1-01
11. SKELLETONES w/ Katalyst, Riven GR, MI 10-20-01
12. CHARLIE’S BAR w/ Adrenachrome Lansing, MI 11-8-01
13. LIQUID ROOM w/ Branded Truth GR, MI 11-28-01
14. SKELLETONES w/ TuRNaWaY, Priority Rage GR, MI 12-28-01
15. INTERSECTION w/ Synthesesia, Hated, Sadomasochism E. GR, MI 1-4-02
16. SKELLETONES w/ TuRNaWaY GR, MI 1-19-02
17. LIQUID ROOM w/ Green Spirals GR, MI 1-31-02
18. STOOGE’S w/ Dissonant, Plan Z, Beautiful Me GR, MI 2-16-02
19. INTERSECTION w/ Upper Class, Anthem, Similar Notion E. GR, MI 2-26-02
20. GRANDVILLE HIGH w/ Katalyst, Albatross, Similar Notion, Rupture Grandville, MI 3-14-02
21. SKELLETONES w/ Dissonant GR, MI 4-5-02
22. SKELLETONES w/ Katalyst, GR, MI 4-12-02
23. JEN’S OPEN HOUSE w/ Dissonant, TuRNaWaY, Until Forever Cedar Springs, MI 6-7-02
24. INTERSECTION w/ Lungwurm, Staleface E. GR, MI 6-8-02
25. SKELLETONES w/ Fred Thompson Trio, Presage GR, MI 6-29-02
26. CADILLAC JACK’S w/ Kuru, Arkum, One Away From Breathing Kentwood, MI 7-7-02
27. INTERSECTION w/ Ill Bled, Synthesesia, Breaknek, Staleface, Lungwurm E. GR, MI 7-12-02
28. STOOGE’S FNL w/ Drench, Johnny Logic, Thieves Can’t GR, MI 8-2-02
29. SKELLETONES w/ Priority Rage, Locust Star GR, MI 8-24-02
30. INTERSECTION w/ Substance Nothing, Blue Tung Virus E. GR, MI 8-30-02
31. INTERSECTION w/ Until Forever, Dissonant, Mad At Gravity, Five Pointe O E. GR, MI 9-7-02
32. STOOGE’S FNL w/ Prime GR, MI 9-27-02
33. SNEAKY PETE’S w/ Fallen, Trybe, Lo Ki Fort Wayne, IN 9-29-02
34. IONIA ARMORY w/ Dissonant, One Away From Breathing, Arkum,Substance Nothing Ionia, MI 10-5-02
35. SKELLETONES w/ Priority Rage, Still Remains GR, MI 10-31-02
36. STOOGE’S FNL w/ Fallen, Supercharger Ecstacy GR, MI 11-8-02
37. BOBBY GEORGIE’S w/ Fallen, Love Sauce La Porte, IN 11-22-02
38. SHOTZ w/ Fallen Hicksville, OH 11-23-02
39. INTERSECTION w/ Kamilla, Jetta Red, Breaknek E. GR, MI 12-23-02
40. BOBBY GEORGIE’S w/ Fallen, Trybe La Porte, IN 1-11-03
41. STOOGE’S FNL w/ Kamilla, Johnny Logic GR, MI 1-17-03
42. INTERSECTION w/ Lungwurm, Locust Star, Thrung, Dissfunction,Urethra Franklin E.GR, MI 1-25-03
43. CLUB REVOLUTION w/ Dissonant, Still Remains GR, MI 1-31-03
44. BOBBY GEORGIE’S w/ Fallen La Porte, IN 2-1-03
45. STOOGE’S FNL w/ Fallen GR, MI 2-14-03
46. GRANDVILLE HIGH w/ Albatross, Rupture, Broken Toys, Snow White Summer Grandville, MI 3-7-03
47. LIQUID ROOM w/ Fallen GR, MI 3-8-03
48. BOBBY GEORGIE’S w/ Fallen La Porte, IN 3-14-03
49. TROMA FILM FESTIVAL w/ Tusk Chicago, IL 3-22-03
50. SKELLETONES w/ Until Forever, Fred Thompson Trio, Death To Victory GR, MI 3-28-03
51. INTERSECTION w/ Broken Sunday, Torrid, Detained GR, MI 4-10-03
52. STOOGE’S FNL w/ Cry For Dawn, Summer Dying, Johnny Logic GR, MI 4-11-03
53. INTERSECTION w/ Wesley Willis GR, MI 5-8-03
54. SKELLETONES w/ Locust Star, Lungwurm, The Fallen Idols GR, MI 5-30-03
55. ROUND LAKE SOCIAL CLUB w/ Cry For Dawn, Session Six, Chamber Round Lake, IL 5-31-03
56. INTERSECTION w/ Kamilla, Lungwurm, Johnny Logic, Simple Wisdom GR, MI 6-6-03
57. LIQUID ROOM w/ TuRNaWaY, Burn The Sky GR, MI 6-13-03
58. LIQUID ROOM w/ Thyne Eyes Bleed, Know Lyfe GR, MI 7-19-03
59. INTERSECTION w/ Unloco, Memento, Hotwire, Depswa GR, MI 7-21-03
60. LIQUID ROOM w/ Tubring, GR, MI 8-2-03