Open Defiance is a four-piece act that has been formed from the harsh high desert of central Oregon. Blending traditional groove metal, thrash, and hard rock - we are dedicated to crafting songs in opposition throwing tunes together and settling for mediocrity. Drawing from a wide array of musical backgrounds and influences, we write each part of our songs with what we would want to hear in mind - being metal fans more than just musicians. This helps us deliver a unique sound and stage performance you must truly see first hand.
Eric Clark (vox/guitar) and Clayton McGee (bg vox/bass) founded OD and later added Wade Hanes (lead guitar) and Kyle Henon (drums) to the fold. In the 5 years since, we have since been hard at work and being completely self-sufficient. With dedication and perseverance, not only have we created a strong following in our hometown and throughout central Oregon, but also throughout the state. For 2015 and 2016, with some of the best fans in the world on our side, we are looking to move beyond our state's borders - to Washington and Northern California. We are poised to take the Pacific Northwest by storm.