Defied is an active punk rock band from Long Beach/Wilmington, California. They were formed in December 2001 by guitarist, George Romano; bassist, Melvin Trinidad; and drummer, Manuel Mora. Defied soon inducted Brian Zuniga as lead vocalist in February 2002. They soon recorded an independently produced, self-titled EP in 2003. In early 2004, second guitarist Regan Cacho, joined the band's lineup. Defied approaches punk rock with influences of heavy metal, hardcore punk, rock n' roll, and blues.
In mid 2004, Smelvis Records (formed by Elvis Cortez of Left Alone) added Defied to their independent label along with numerous underground bands in southern California. They have since recorded a split record with ska/punk band Matamoska under the label's name and has played many shows including venues such as the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA; The Allen Theatre in South Gate, California; and BB King's Club in Universal City, California.
The band released their newest EP in January of 2007 which can be purchased from interpunk.com and downloadpunk.com.
*Brian Zuniga - Lead Vocals
*George Romano - Guitar/Vocals
*Regan Cacho - Guitar
*Melvin Trinidad - Bass Guitar
*Manuel Mora - Drums
*Defied (EP), Independent, 2003.
*Backyard City Rockers (Compilation), Smelvis Records, 2004.
*Defied/Matamoska (Split), Smelvis Records, 2004.
*Kiss of Death (Unreleased single), Independent, 2005.
*Defied (EP), Independent, 2007.