Year Formed


DERISION are Tony Smith (Vocals), Eddie White (Guitars), John Mellor (Drums) and Seddy (Bass). They are an intense and energetic metal band from the north west of England.

"Ancient" their debut album, released in November 2011,recorded and mixed at Urbansound Studios and mastered at the famous Parlour Studios is 9 tracks of metal from a band in full flow, with catchy hooks and aggressive riffs to get heads moving along with tempos to get the blood flowing.

Derision were personally asked by BLOODSTOCK director, Vicky Gregory, to play in 2012 on the SOPHIE LANCASTER STAGE, a great honour for the band,

she states "Home grown thrash is what the doctor ordered & DERISION is certainly that, it grabbed me instantly & this is one of THE bands to watch out for in 2012"

They will be playing alongside such luminaries as ALICE COOPER, TESTAMENT & MACHINE HEAD,

Terrorizer magazine commented " the quartet, armed with TESTAMENT riffs and VIO-LENCE tone go straight for the jugular"

Planetmosh's rave review of their debut album "Ancient" given 9.5/10 " Quite simply,as debut albums go, the quality of material here is on a par with Burn My Eyes by Machine Head."

Pure Rawk states "This is one hell of an album, bet it's good to drive to too!"

The video for the song "The Ancients" taken from the album, aired on SCUZZ tv, gives you a prime example of what this band is capable of! It has also be aired on Kerrang radio along with many other stations world wide.

2012 will see DERISION hit venues across the UK, including BOA 2012, be sure NOT to miss em'