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New Defeater track “Spared In Hell” debuts online

Defeater 2015

Defeater have never been afraid to let off steam. Submerged in caustic storytelling hardcore for over a decade, their three albums to date have traced the trials of a New Jersey family during the period following WWII. It’s fairly heavy stuff – debut album Travels saw a son kill his own father to protect his mother, whilst 2013′s Letter Home chronicled the father’s story in reverse chronological order, following him from the bastard that gets murdered back to the better man he once was.

Just announced, their forthcoming new album Abandoned follows a lapsed Catholic priest whose battles in Europe during the war drag him first toward faith and then his own poisonous faithlessness. There’s a new track – with video – to sink your teeth into, called “Spared In Hell“:

Short and sharp, it’s classic Defeater; all twangy, abrasive guitars, and throat-shredding screams, bundled together with emotionally-charged lyrics. Frontman Derek Archambault elaborated:

“One of the threads running through this record is how people sometimes look for the answers to their problems in the darkest places.”

As with their previous work, we expect this album to be absolutely essential melodic hardcore, if you are so inclined towards that.

Abandoned comes out 28th August via Epitaph. The band are on tour in Europe right now, with a run on the Impericon Never Say Die tour bringing them back over here in November. Details as follows:

07 July @ Marble Factory, Bristol (UK)
08 July @ The Oobleck, Birmingham (UK)
09 July @ Studio 24, Edinburgh (UK)
10 July @ 2000trees Festival, Cheltenham (UK)
11 July @ Espace B, Paris (FR)
12 July @ Underground, Cologne (DE)
13 July @ Feierwerk, Muncih (DE)
14 July @ Viper Room, Vienna (AT)
15 July @ Rockmaraton Festival, Dunaújváros (HUN)
16 July @ Resurrection Festival, Viveiro (ES)
18 July @ Dour Festival, Dour (BE)

06 Nov @ Schlachthof, Wiesbaden (DE)
07 Nov @ Trix, Antwerp (BE)
08 Nov @ Koko, London (UK)
09 Nov @ Club Academy, Manchester (UK)
10 Nov @ Garage, Glasgow (UK)
11 Nov @ Marble Factory, Bristol (UK)
12 Nov @ Patronaat, Haarlem (NL)
13 Nov @ Markthalle, Hamburg (DE)
14 Nov @ Astra, Berlin (DE)
15 Nov @ Meet Factory, Prague (CZ)
16 Nov @ Durer Kert, Hungary (HU)
17 Nov @ Arena, Vienne (AT)
18 Nov @ Zona Roveri, Bologna (IT)
19 Nov @ Backstage, Munich (DE)
20 Nov @ 27, Pratteln (CH)
21 Nov @ CCO, Lyon (FR)
22 Nov @ Razzmatazz, Barcelona (ES)
23 Nov @ Sala Cats, Madrid (ES)
24 Nov @ Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux (FR)
25 Nov @ Machine Du Moulin Rouge, Paris (FR)
26 Nov @ LKA, Stuttgart (DE)
27 Nov @ Turbinenhalle 2, Oberhausen (DE)
28 Nov @ Werk 2, Leipzig (DE)