DEFENVER - Drop Heavy Banger “Regressive”

Swiss Post-Hardcore outfit DEFENVER have just dropped their latest track, the hard-hitting metal single “Regressive.”

This is the second single from the upcoming sophomore album, Blank Bouquet. Musically the track combines metal riffs, guttural vocals, breakdowns, shredding guitar solos and melodic hooks for a tightly packed, brutal sonic symphony.

Lyrically, “Regressive” is a song about personal struggle. ““Regressive” is about the self-pity and bitterness we often feel in ourselves and the need for us to deal with those by trying to make peace with and confront our existential fear with irrational optimism,” explains vocalist Kevin Zeier. “At the end of the day we are humans beings who are digging our own graves. In spite of this, we should try and make the best out of our lives and the time we’ve got.”

DEFENVER have also released an accompanying video for “Regressive.” With the video, they visualize the song's contrasting themes by juxtaposition of electrifying performance shots and the daunting emptiness that surrounds it.

DEFENVER originally formed as DEFENDER in 2014. Personal and musical transformations, as well as changes in the band’s line-up, have led to the recent name change, implemented to reflect the band’s new identity. The “V” in DEFENVER stands for an inverted greek delta which represents their philosophy of a united front; the band’s spirit is marked by their shared belief in the importance of solidarity and the crucial role of the individual in the accomplishment of a common vision. They charm their audience with a down-to-earth attitude and through personal connection, delivering energetic live shows characterized by a symbiosis of power and passion.

DEFENVER's sophomore album Blank Bouquet, is due out later in 2021 and is produced by Sebastian Schiess (CH) and Sky van Hoff (Rammstein, Une Misere, Ghostkid) (DE), a tribute to their shared values and philosophy.

Humanity is faced with challenges that can only be tackled by a unified entity, when solidarity and equality find their place in our society, so “will we stand as brothers and sisters like flowers in a blank bouquet?” DEFENVER’s call for change is already evident in the first sentence on Blank Bouquet. Their lyrics express the band’s stance on recent and recurring personal and societal issues. The fear, anger, aggression and grief they encounter on a daily basis are counteracted with empathy, optimism, hope and an unquenchable thirst for action.

Listen to the single "Regressive" now on Spotify.