Defenestration were a UK nu-metal band from 1999 to 2004, based in the Northamptonshire town of Kettering.
In their short career the band managed to play over 300 shows across the UK and Europe touring with the likes of Raging Speedhorn, Will Haven, lostprophets, Napalm Death, Earthtone9, Stampin' Ground, Biffy Clyro, Therapy? and Megadeth to mention a few. Career highlights included the bands shows at 2001's Reading and Leeds Festivals as well as opening the Wembley Arena leg of the 2001 'Tattoo The Planet Tour'. The line-up also boasted such acts as Cradle of Filth, Biohazard and Slayer.
Throughout 2000 and 2001 the band became regulars in the British music media with reviews and features appearing in magazines such as Kerrang, Metal Hammer, Rock sound, NME, Revolver and Q as well as being played on Mary Anne Hobbs BBC Radio 1 show and the legendary John Peel show. The band also recorded live sessions for BBC Radio 1 and London based Total Rock Radio.
The band made brief appearances on TV with their 'Stitch' and 'Away or Dead' videos being rotated on MTV2 and Kerrang! (TV channel). They were also the subject of an MTV2 documentary that followed the band around as they embarked on a short tour of schools and Universities - the first Metal band to do so.
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