Defeater to release new album ‘Abandoned’ in August—watch the music video for “Spared In Hell”

2007
photo: Jonathan Weiner

Massachusetts hardcore band Defeater have announced the details of their fourth album, and Epitaph Records debut. The record, titled Abandoned, will be released August 28. The album continues the conceptual storyline of Defeater’s previous albums, but there is a bit of a twist in the story—according to Epitaph, Abandoned “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.” Frontman Derek Archambault comments:

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

You can find the tracklisting below as well as a video for a brand new song, “Spared In Hell.” If you want to pre-order Abandoned, well, you can do that too.

  1. Contrition
  2. Unanswered
  3. December 1943
  4. Spared In Hell
  5. Divination
  6. Borrowed & Blue
  7. Penance
  8. Remorse
  9. Pillar Of Salt
  10. Atonement
  11. Vice & Regret

Defeater are hitting the road this fall alongside Four Year Strong; dates:

09-01 Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH
09-02 Shelter – Detroit, MI
09-03 The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
09-04 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
09-05 The Firebird -St. Louis, MO
09-06 The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
09-08 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
09-09 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
09-11 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
09-12 Hawthorne Theater- Portland, OR
09-14 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
09-15 Epicentre – San Diego, CA
09-16 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
09-17 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
09-18 Club Red – Tempe, AZ
09-19 The Works – Albuquerque, NM
09-21 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
09-22 Red 7 – Austin, TX
09-23 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
09-25 The Social – Orlando, FL
09-26 O’Malley’s – Margate, FL
09-27 Local 662 – St. Petersburg, FL
09-28 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
09-29 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
09-30 Headliners – Louisville, KY
10-01 The Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
10-02 Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
10-03 Shakas Live – Virginia Beach, VA
10-04 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
10-06 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
10-07 The Chance Theatre – Poughkeepsie, NY
10-10 The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
10-11 The Middle East – Cambridge, MA