Defeater Signs to Epitaph

Boston-based melodic hardcore band Defeater has signed to Epitaphwith plans to release a new album in 2015. After a full year of being off the road, Defeater has announced dates for their first U.S. headlining tour this spring.

Front man Derek Archambault performed shows for two years with a cane, but now, fully recovered from a 2014 hip replacement surgery, he is ready to perform again.

After a year away from touring and nearly two of immobility, I have never been happier to push forward with Defeater,” said Archambault. “Releasing a new album with a label I have bought records from for more than 20 years still doesn’t feel real. Like many of my peers, Epitaph’s 90’s roster was a big part of the soundtrack to my teenage years. Signing to Epitaph and a full U.S. tour this spring has the makings of a banner year for Defeater.”

Defeater has released three studio albums on Bridge 9 Records, Travels (2008), Lost Ground (2009), Empty Days & Sleepless Nights (2011), and Letters Home (2013). All of the band’s recordings tell the story of a working class family living in New Jersey during the Post-World War II era.Defeater will release their fourth concept album in 2015 on Epitaph.

We want to thank everyone for the unbelievable continued support of us this past year and we hope we get a chance to thank you personally in 2015. Let’s do this,” said guitarist Jay Maas.


3/27- Albany, NY- Bogies
3/28- Amityville, NY- Revolution
3/29- Lemoyne, PA- The Champ
3/30- Springfield, VA- Empire
3/31- Durham, NC- Motocore Music Hall
4/01- Charlotte, NC- The Neighborhood
4/02- Columbia, SC- New Brookland Tavern
4/03- Atlanta, GA- The Masquerade
4/04- Jacksonville, FL- Aqua
4/05- Birmingham, AL- The Forge
4/07- New Albany, IN- New Albany Production House
4/08- Nashville, TN- Rocketown
4/10- Houston, TX- Walter’s Downtown
4/11- Dallas, TX- Club Dada
4/12- San Antonio, TX- Korova
4/14- Albuquerque, NM- The Works
4/15- Mesa, AZ- Nile
4/16- Anaheim, CA- Chain Reaction
4/17- Fresno, CA- Strummers
4/18- Oakland, CA- Oakland Metro
4/19- Portland, OR- Hawthorne Theater
4/20- Seattle, WA- El Corazon
4/22- Denver, CO- Marquis Theater
4/23- St. Louis, MO- Firebird
4/24- Chicago, IL- Beat Kitchen
4/25- Lansing, MI- The Loft
4/26- Toledo, OH- Frankies
4/27- Erie, PA- Basement Transmissions Theatre
4/28- Buffalo, NY- Studio @ The Waiting Room