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

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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