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Boston hardcore act Defeater have released their fourth studio album, Abandoned on Epitaph

Unlike most bands—and especially most hardcore bands— Defeater don’t write songs so much as they write histories, and specifically the history of a never-named New Jersey family whose already troubled lives disintegrate into torment, rendered all the more tragic for the depth and detail of singer Derek Archambault’s lyrics. Abandoned is the most relentlessly raw and uncompromising chapter so far, powered by a renewed sense of artistic ambition and a plot twist no one expected.

Abandoned was written and recorded in a welcome period of relief in Archambault’s life, after he’d finally received a life-changing surgery that repaired severe hip damage he suffered in an injury. Archambault’s surgery, he says, allowed him to redouble his connection with his own writing, leaving him clear to truly inhabit what he calls his own Glass family—after the famous J.D. Salinger characters. The new album chronicles the story of a lapsed Catholic priest, whose battles in Europe during the war drag him first toward faith and then his own poisonous faithlessness.

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  1. 8.11.2017
    Oberhausen, Germany
    Kulttemple
  2. 8.12.2017
    Ieper, Belgium
    Ieper Fest
  3. 8.13.2017
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    Alte Hackerei
  4. 8.14.2017
    Feldkirch, Austria
    Poolbar
  5. 8.15.2017
    Nürnberg, Germany
    Desi Nürnberg

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Defeater

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Boston hardcore act Defeater have released their fourth studio album, Abandoned on Epitaph

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Dublin: just to avoid any confusion, our show on August 23rd is at Gypsy Rose.

Thanks & can't wait to play in Ireland for the first time!!

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Shocked and saddened to hear of Chris Avis' passing. Love to all who were lucky enough to know him. Rest in peace, friend.

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Pretty sure I'm gonna die from the amount of coffee I've had today.

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@defeater

Dublin: just to avoid any confusion, our show on August 23rd is at Gypsy Rose.

Thanks & can't wait to play in Ireland for the first time!!

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@defeater

What came first; life or ball?

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@defeater

Shocked and saddened to hear of Chris Avis' passing. Love to all who were lucky enough to know him. Rest in peace, friend.

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@defeater

Does meme mean "photo" or "words" or "sentence" or "thought" now?
is everything a meme
is life a joke
do we all die alone & unfulfilled

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@defeater

Though the powers that be may be monstrous, have a safe and happy Independence Day. Photo courtesy of @Bridge9 https://t.co/h8HFdpXN48

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Damn Kevin back at it with them comments https://t.co/H9O6pB0KMG

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