Thus Defiled line up alongside major artists for Sweet Relief charity:

May 17, 2017

It’s not often black metal bands are talked about in the same breath as some of the biggest selling bands of rock, pop and rap in the world...but today Thus Defiled’s music is being played alongside the likes of Nicki Minaj and U2!

The musicians’ charity, Sweet Relief have published what they are calling ‘Sweet Relief’s Most Eclectic Playlist Ever’ on Spotify – and opening up the whole affair today are Thus Defiled, with the blistering, eight minute long, solo-packed savagery of ‘Of Shadow And Storm’, most recently available on the band’s An Unhallowed Legacy release. Following in their wake are songs from Sheryl Crow, Ray Charles, Katy Perry, Garbage, The Beatles, Kanye West and an array of other music superstars. We await offers for Thus Defiled to perform new track ‘Armagedda In Rapture’ on This Morning and The Ellen DeGeneres Show with baited breath...

Speaking on the eclectic nature of the playlist, frontman Paul C commented “It’s pretty crazy to see Thus Defiled lined up alongside legends like The Beatles or Ray Charles, let alone modern pop artists like Katy Perry or Nicki Minaj. But Sweet Relief is an awesome charity that pulls in support from all sides of the musical spectrum, we just happen to be on the more extreme end of this. We’re there to support the awesome work that they do, and to pay tribute to the sadly departed Chuck Schuldiner who was involved with the charity and whose music we cover on the A Return To The Shadows EP”

Thus Defiled are keen supporters of Sweet Relief, having requested fans donate to the charity when downloading their new digital EP, A Return To The Shadows. The EP features covers of classic tracks by Metallica, W.A.S.P., Morbid Angel and Death. Death’s Chuck Schuldiner was himself involved with Sweet Relief before his sad passing in 2001.

A Return To The Shadows is available exclusively from the Thus Defiled website.

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