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About Oslo-based prog death metal band Defect Designer

Born out the darkness of Siberia, the band came out with the first full-length album "Wax", that brings Siberian cold and will fit those who like Gorguts' Obscura, later Cannibal Corpse and Carcass. Defect Designer have travelled 5000 km to produce it in Hertz Studio. Music has no borders! 


Re-located on the shores of Oslo, Norway in 2012, we have pushed forward in 2015 with the second full length ‘Ageing Accelerator’. The second album "Ageing Accelerator" features a brutal recording line up that includes drummer Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy), guitarist Stelios Mavromitis (SepticFlesh live),  Martin Storm-Olsen (ex-Trollfest) on guitars and clean vocals, Christos Antoniou (SepticFlesh) for sampling and orchestration along with Dmitry Sukhinin on vocals, bass and guitars. The ten track ripper is an aural assault that fans of Cryptopsy, Edge Of Sanity, Slipknot, and Carcass will not want to miss as it follows DEFECT DESIGNER‘s evolution. 

Now a new release, an EP "Neanderthal", is slowly coming to life. This time we have used our own Sounds of O studio for recording and mixing and mastered in Finnvox Studios. The "Neanderthal" release will be done through our label Transcending Obscurity Records, it will be our most straightforward record so far! The artwork is done by the one and the only Ian Miller! 















A few selected quotes about our two albums: 

“It’s an impressive effort, a quantum leap forward from their debut. The arrangements are diverse, and the musicianship is impeccable. They add progressive elements to the crushing death metal, giving it ample variety.” – Heavy Metal About.com


“Blazing, head-scrambling music”- No Clean Singing


“They are in my estimation one of the finest modern death metal acts, combining far too many influences to count into a formula that generates numerous deadly riffs alongside numerous unique, non-repeated segments per song.” – No Clean Singing


“The thrashing is amazing, the inventive solos are killer, and the melody teeters on insane from time to time. Go listen! It’s awesome.” – Yell! Magazine


“When it comes to pure, unadulterated death metal, this disk is about as good as it gets. Tracks like “Corpsewatcher”, “Yellow Grimace” and “The Terrible” are a complete metal assault on the ears. If you like your death metal brutal with a side of chaotic musicianship, this release is definitely for you.” – Broken Neck Radio


“a scathing hellstorm of twisted fury on.” – Has It Leaked


“Siberia is known as a large remote expanse of the earth that is unforgivably cold. Even among this cold landscape, there can be hard metal with a brutal tone ” – Seymour Duncan

Defect Designer - Neanderthal
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