Deference are a five piece metal band from Hampshire, England.

Composed of vocalist Rob Lea, guitarist and singer Matt Dennison, guitarist Jonathon Prince, bassist and backing singer Shaun Kirtland and drummer Mike Hill. Deference utilise a variety of influences to achieve a uniquely diverse sound with anything from post rock to polyrhythms added to the mix. Deference have been playing packed out home town shows, earning them a place at Common People Festival after hitting capacity at the Joiners for their EP release show.

Check out Deference latest single ‘Scavengers’ below.

However, Deference are also getting great responses outside of Southampton too when they get the chance to perform up and down the UK. Having played with some great bands in the last year such as Miss May I, Bless the Fall, Fit for a King and Rolo Tomassi to name a few. Deference have also ventured into mainland Europe and received warm welcomes in all countries they toured across.

From their EP ‘False Awakening’ came the single ‘Departure’.

Deference released their latest EP “False Awakening” on the 31st of March 2017 and has been received with great acclaim by all media outlets as well as having fans get tattoos of lyrics from the EP. The False Awakening EP is also widely listened to across the world with getting plays in each corner of the globe and HUGE CD sales in Japan! The EP is very focused on Mental Health and the difficulties faced with living a world where you have zero control.

Here is what Rob Lea had to say about Vocalzone!

“I swear by Vocalzone as the perfect compliment to warm ups ! People will shake their head for screaming but with the help of Vocalzone I can tour with ease, you obviously need to warm up, but with Vocalzone screaming and singing has never been so easy to recreate every single pit.”

Here is what Matt Dennison had to say about Vocalzone!

Vocalzones have become part of my pre-show routine and I now can’t live without them! Vocalzone, warm up, smash every note every time.

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Written by Dan Manley

Love for all things heavy, Dan is a big fan of the metal scene! Keep an eye out at your local festival, you see a man in a Vocalzone Tee, chances are it's Dan Manley! Endorsements Co-Ordinator at VZ