PREMIERE: Defeater’s “Divination” music video is hardcore at its (un)holiest

photo: Nick DiNatale

We’re big fans of Boston hardcore troupe Defeater over at Substream HQ—so much so that we even tracked down the members in Russia, of all places, to interview them for a feature in Substream #47, out now. So when the band asked us to premiere the music video for “Divination,” off their awesome new album Abandoned, what were we gonna do: Say no? Pfft. The song is a rager of a hardcore anthem, with frontman Derek Archambault elaborating on the album’s interesting concept involving a priest as each line spills from his mouth. The music video continues the story told in “Spared In Hell,” too—we’ll let Archambault give you the details:

“‘Divination’ picks up where we last left our protagonist in ‘Spared In Hell’; struggling with his vices behind the pulpit but now finding salvation in love and a life outside his seminary. Memories of war and fallen friends haunted his days to lead him further into the depths of addiction, but the love that has found him shines a dim light of hope in his darkest nights.”

Defeater’s Abandoned is available now via Epitaph Records via CD/vinyl and digitally.

Catch Defeater on tour alongside Four Year Strong from now through October 11:

w/Expire & My Iron Lung
Sept 22 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
Sept 23 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio

w/Superheaven & Elder Brother (acoustic)
Sept 25 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
Sept 26 – Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s
Sept 27 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 662
Sept 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade – Hell
Sept 29 – Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
Sept 30 – Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
Oct 1 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Oct 2 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
Oct 3 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas Live
Oct 4- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Oct 6 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Oct 7 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Oct 8 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Rialto
Oct 9 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
Oct 10 – Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room
Oct 11 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs