Defeater Sign to Epitaph for New Album

Defeater Sign to Epitaph for New Album
After issuing a trio of LPs on hometown imprint Bridge 9, Boston hardcore act Defeater have announced their next full-length will be delivered through Epitaph Records.

While the group had been teasing the announcement over Facebook earlier this week by posting pictures of some of their favourite Epitaph releases, news of Defeater's new label home was made official today (January 21).

Though specifics are slim, the band confirmed that they'll be putting out a fourth full-length through Epitaph sometime in 2015. A press release notes that the new record continues the storyline of a New Jersey family's life post-World War II that's coursed throughout their album output thus far. The as-yet-untitled full-length will be their first since 2013's Letters Home.

Also revealed today was the itinerary for an upcoming headlining tour of the U.S. The trip comes after the band took some time off from the road so vocalist Derek Archambault could undergo hip replacement surgery.

"After a year away from touring and nearly two of immobility, I have never been happier to push forward with Defeater," the frontman said in a statement. "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 '90s roster was a big part of the soundtrack to my teenage years."

While none of the North American dates bring the band into Canada, you'll find the info on Defeater's U.S.-conquering batch of concerts down below.

Tour dates:

03/27 Albany, NY - Bogies

03/28 Amityville, NY - Revolution

03/29 Lemoyne, PA - The Champ

03/30 Springfield, VA - Empire

03/31 Durham, NC - Motocore Music Hall

04/01 Charlotte, NC - The Neighborhood

04/02 Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern

04/03 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade

04/04 Jacksonville, FL - Aqua

04/05 Birmingham, AL - The Forge

04/07 New Albany, IN - New Albany Production House

04/08 Nashville, TN - Rocketown

04/10 Houston, TX - Walter's Downtown

04/11 Dallas, TX - Club Dada

04/12 San Antonio, TX - Korova

04/14 Albuquerque, NM - The Works

04/15 Mesa, AZ - Nile

04/16 Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction

04/17 Fresno, CA - Strummers

04/18 Oakland, CA - Oakland Metro

04/19 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater

04/20 Seattle, WA - El Corazon

04/22 Denver, CO - Marquis Theater

04/23 St. Louis, MO - Firebird

04/24 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen

04/25 Lansing, MI - The Loft

04/26 Toledo, OH - Frankies

04/27 Erie, PA - Basement Transmissions Theatre

04/28 Buffalo, NY - Studio @ The Waiting Room