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Berkeley, CA based independent label Pure Noise Records is excited to announce the signing of Canadian melodic hardcore band Counterparts and plans to release the group's fourth studio album in the U.S. later this year.
The band joins the Pure Noise Records family of bands that includes The Story So Far, State Champs, Four Year Strong, Senses Fail, Hit The Lights and more. Additionally, Counterparts has also signed with New Damage, who will be releasing this next record in Canada.
“We're happy to finally be able to announce that we've signed to Pure Noise/New Damage,” says vocalist Brendan Murphy. “In my opinion, these are two of the best current record labels in their respective territories. The decision to sign with PN/ND was an obvious one. Thank you to those who stuck by us, and anyone who actually cares about anything we do. It means more than you know." More...
The promoters of the New England Metal and Hardcore festival are proud to announce the addition of longtime U.S. metalcore dynamos Darkest Hour to the lineup for this year's festivities.
This Saturday, March 22nd will also mark the finals for this year's ongoing Break Thru Music Presents: Battle for Metal Fest competition, the action going down at two locations simultaneously. At the Webster Theater in Hartford, Connecticut at 6pm, sets from finalists Physics of Demise, Vengeful Wake, Hollow, To Die a Legend and Dream of Scipio, We Are Nothing, Lightsbane, Rise And Resist, Imperium Mortis, Acius, Behold The Beginning and Victim Of Innocence.
Back at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts where the fest takes place, the battle will include performances from Chaos Machine, Hitlist, Onward, Begat The Nephilim, Rumors of Betrayal, Seeds Of Negligence, Along Came the Flood, Assault On The Living, Carnivora, Written In Stone, Death Rattle. The winners will of course take part in the assault on the Palladium at this year's event.
From Thursday, April 17th through Saturday the 19th over 75 bands will once again infiltrate Worcester's iconic Palladium Theatre for the annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The currently announced lineup is as follows:
1349, All Out War, All That Remains, Barrier, Battlecross, Behemoth, Bent Life, Black Crown Initiate, Bleeding Through, Born Low, Broken Hope, Carnifex, Colin Of Arabia, Cop Problem, Counterparts, Cruel Hand, Darkest Hour, Discourse, Emmure, Enabler, Erra, Fallujah, Fire and Ice, Fit For An Autopsy, Gideon, Gift Giver, Goatwhore, Harm's Way, I Declare War, Iced Earth, InDirections, Inquistion, Julius Seizure, Kadavar, King Nine, Kublai Khan, Lionheart, Loyal To The Grave, Malfunction, Nails, Naysayer, Nile, Obey The Brave, Oceano, Ramallah, Reflections, Reign Supreme, Revamp, Rivers of Nihil, Sabaton, Sam Black Church, Scars of Tomorrow, Silence The Messenger, Slapshot, Suburban Scum, Sylar, Texas In July, The Acacia Strain, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, The Mongoloids, Those Who Fear, Thy Art Is Murder, Twitching Tongues, Unearth, Warhound, Whitechapel, Will To Die, Within The Ruins, Years Since The Storm
In addition to the sixteenth installment of their massive annual gala in Massachusetts this April, the promoters of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival today declare plans of taking over this year's SXSW at the other end of the country with a massive public showcase.
Now locked for Friday, March 14th, the seven-hour New England Metal & Hardcore Festival Takes Over Austin, TX will run from 11am until 6pm at the G Pen Annex at 6th Street and Red River, will be fully open to the public, and will be a free, all-ages event.
The lineup includes a wide range of contemporary hardcore and metal acts including headliners Veil Of Maya and Comeback Kid, in addition to Within The Ruins, Backtrack, Counterparts, Expire, Xibalba, Reflections, Alpha & Omega, Downpresser, To The Wind and Years Since The Storm.
"We are very proud of this lineup," stated MassConcerts head promoter, Scott Lee. "It is defiantly a taste of what NEMHF is all about." More...
As the mammoth lineup of audio obliteration continues to expand, the organizers of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival are pleased to bring Massachusetts metalcore merchants/NEM&HF alumni, Unearth, as well as German psychedelic space rock perpetrators, Kadavar, to the stages!
Additionally, the sorcerers behind the NEM&HF are eager to officially welcome the first annual Best In Brutality Tour to its maniacal three-day ambush. The punishing five-band tour package will level Worcester on Thursday, April 17th and features the co-headlining assault of esteemed deathcore brutalizers, Oceano, and legendary death metal titans, Broken Hope, alongside the combined sonic destruction of Fallujah, Rivers Of Nihil, and Kublai Khan.
Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary, the iconic New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will commence on April 17th and run through April 19th. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...
The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival is pleased to officially welcome The Metal Alliance Tour to its already punishing three-day assault.
The illustrious tour package will make a stop in Worcester on Saturday April 18th and features headliners Behemoth, alongside Metal Blade labelmates Goatwhore, with additional support from 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate.
Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary, this year's edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will take place on April 17th, 18th, and 19th. The currently announced lineup is as follows (not the final running order): More...
Stick To Your Guns will soon embark on the "Fuck The Message" headlining North American tour, which kicks off on March 21st.
Terror, Hundredth, Counterparts and Expire round out the package and this trek also marks the group's last run on the "Diamond" album cycle. Dates are available after the jump. More...
The lineup of this year's New England Metal & Hardcore Festival continues to expand with the newest additions of: 1349, Battlecross, Black Crown Initiate, Carnifex, Erra, Fallujah, Goatwhore, I Declare War, Inquisition, Rivers of Nihil, Sworn In, Broken Hope and The Acacia Strain.
Slated to take place April 17th, 18th, and 19th, the sixteenth edition of the iconic two-staged event takes place at the Worcester Palladium. Tickets for the festival are on sale now and available for purchase at this location. The currently confirmed lineup is as follows:
1349, The Acacia Strain, All Out War, All That Remains, Alpha & Omega, Barrier, Battlecross, Bent Life, Bleeding Through "Final East Coast Appearance," Black Crown Initiate, Born Low, Broken Hope, Carnifax, Colin of Arabia, Counterparts, Cruel Hand, Discourse, Emmure, Erra, Fallujah, Fire and Ice, Fit For An Autopsy, Gideon, Goatwhore, Harm's Way, I Declare War, Iced Earth, InDirections, Inquisition, King Nine, Kublai Khan, Lionheart, Loyal To The Grave, Malfunction, Nails, Naysayer, Nile, Ramallah, Reign Supreme, Revamp, Rivers Of Nihil, Sabaton, Scale The Summit, Scars of Tomorrow, Slapshot, Suburban Scum, Sworn In, Sylar, The Mongoloids, Thy Art Is Murder, Twitching Tongues, Warhound, Whitechapel, Will To Die, Within The Ruins.
Counterparts will be joining Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! for the Truffle Shuffle Tour this November. Victory Records comments:
"Playing tracks from their new album The Difference Between Hell And Home, Counterparts' impassioned delivery of aggressive hardcore will remind you to never say die!"
Catch Counterparts live on the following dates:
w/ TERROR, POWER TRIP, and CODE ORANGE KIDS
10/12 – Calgary, AB, CA @ Dickens
10/13 – Edmonton, AB, CA @ Pawnshop
10/15 – Regina, SK, CA @ The Exchange
10/16 – Winnipeg, MB, CA @ Park Theater Café
10/17 – Thunder Bay, ON, CA @ Black Pirates Pub
10/18 – Sudbury, ON, CA @ The Jubilee Center
w/ TERROR, POWER TRIP, CODE ORANGE KIDS, VEHEMENT SERENADE
10/19 – Toronto, ON, CA @ Wrongbar
10/20 – Ottawa, ON, CA @ Ritual
10/21 – Montreal, QC, CA @ Tulipe
10/22 – Quebec City, QC, CA @ Salle Kirouac
10/23 – Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
10/24 – New York City, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall*
10/25 – Detroit, MI @ The Token More...
Terror's Canadian hardcore label-mates Counterparts have been added to the second leg of the tour with Power Trip and Code Orange Kids.
Victory Records comments: "Playing tracks from their new albums, Terror and Counterparts will prove their spitting aggression translates to an unrivaled on-stage delivery that will remind you what hardcore is all about."
Catch Terror live: More...
Hundredth is set to kick off "The Free Mind Tour" with Counterparts, Being As An Ocean, and Heart to Heart this coming July 12th, 2013. Full details on the trek are as follows:
07/12 Charleston, SC @ The Skatepark
07/13 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox
07/14 Nashville, TN @ The End
07/15 South Bend, IN @ Generic
07/16 Chicago, IL @ Fireside Bowl
07/17 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
07/18 Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
07/19 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
07/21 Boise, ID @ The Venue
07/22 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
07/23 Portland, OR @ Branx
07/24 Medford, OR @ The Wreckroom
07/25 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
07/26 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
07/27 Rancho, CA @ Nitty Gritty Fest
07/28 Phoenix, AZ @ The Underground
07/29 Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Sports Cafe
07/30 Dallas, TX @ Tom Cats West
07/31 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
08/01 Evansville, IN @ The Hatch
08/02 Toledo, OH @ Frankies
08/03 McDonald, PA @ Alliance Festival
08/04 Arlington, VA @ Intensity Festival More...
Victory Records’ Summer 2013 music sampler is now streaming on YouTube. Check it out in the player below.
The Summer sampler features Counterpart’ newest single "Wither" from upcoming album, "The Difference Between Hell And Home," along with new tracks from These Hearts and Erimha. The track track listing is:
1. TEAR OUT THE HEART – “Infamous Las Words”
2. SNOW WHITE’S POISON BITE – “Will You Meet Me In The Graveyard”
3. THE BUNNY THE BEAR – ”In Like Flynn”
4. TERROR – “Hard Lessons”
5. CONTINENTS – “Idle Hands”
6. THESE HEARTS – ”Miserable”
7. AS THEY BURN – “Dream Collapse”
8. CLOSE YOUR EYES – “Valleys”
9. EMMURE – “Protoman”
10. SEEKER – “She” (DEMO)
11. COUNTERPARTS – “Wither”
12. FALL CITY FALL – “Lovebirds”
13. THE ROYALTY – “Won’t Be Long”
14. SILVERSTEIN – “Smashed Into Pieces”
15. HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS – “Ohio Is For Lovers”
16. ERIMHA – “Verdict Of The Soul” More...
Counterparts is set to release new album "The Difference Between Hell And Home" on July 23rd, 2013. Vocalist Brendan Murphy comments:
"There was so much preparation, thought, hard work, whatever you want to call it put into this record. We spent more time on these songs than I can even remember, and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. It’s everything we’ve ever done so far, but better. If you give a shit about Counterparts, you will like this record."
In support of the forthcoming album, Counterparts has announced the band will be embarking on an album release tour in Canada. Dates are as follows:
8/09 – Halifax, NS @ The Pavilion
8/10 – Fredericton, NB @ The Cellar
8/11 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Agitee
8/13 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
8/14 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
8/15 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
8/17 – London, ON @ RumRunners
The Victory Records Spring 2013 digital music sampler is now available online. Listen to the ten explosive tracks and download the Spring 2013 digital sampler right here (email registration required). The track listing is:
Tear out the Heart – "Infamous Last Words"
Continents - "Inhale"
The Bunny The Bear - "In Like Flynn"
Snow White's Poison Bite - "The Gruesome Gory Horror Show"
Fall City Fall - "Lovebirds"
As They Burn - "Dream Collapse"
Terror - "Live By The Code"
Close Your Eyes - "Erie"
Counterparts - "The Constant"
These Hearts - "The Inconvenience" More...
Counterparts has released a new video for "The Disconnect," taken from latest release "The Current Will Carry Us." The video was produced by Vinnie Leonetti on the band's recent Canadian tour with Stray From The Path and Obey The Brave. Check out the clip below.
Vocalist Brendan Murphy comments: "The video for The Disconnect is a perfect representation of us as a band. When we go on tour, we aren't there to impress anyone, we aren't going to 'work,' and we are going to have fun. Since day one, this band has been about having fun and making ourselves happy. This video gives people an insight into who we are when we aren't on stage and how we spend our time. Whether it is skateboarding, trust-falling off our trailer, dancing, getting drunk, playing UNO in crappy hotel rooms or just straight up being children; you can be sure that we're having the time of our lives. That's what motivates us to get in the van time after time." More...
In addition to Canadian tour dates in September, Stray From The Path has also announced a headlining U.S. tour this coming October alongside Reign Supreme, Counterparts, and Gideon. Full details on the run are available in the tour poster below, or over at the Stray From the Path Facebook profile here. More...
Canadian melodic hardcore group Counterparts will be headlining the band's first ever European tour this October. Empires Fade and Climates will join Counterparts on the nineteen city run beginning October 22nd in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Vocalist Brendan Murphy commentsL “We're very excited to begin our European tour and have wanted to tour in Europe for months now. We are always getting bombarded with messages on our Facebook saying, 'Come to Germany!,'Come to Italy!' etc., and now we can finally say 'YO C U SOON' and mean it! We're excited to see how our band will do internationally and are excited to visit parts of the world we may never get to see again, assuming our plane makes it there in one piece.”
As was previously announced, Counterparts will also be supporting Stray From The Path on an upcoming tour starting in Windsor, Ontario on September 10th. A complete listing of tour dates can be found below. More...
Stray From The Path, which recently posted a Rage Against the Machine cover online, has now announced dates for the The Eastern Canada Tour with Obey the Brave and Counterparts. Special guests Backtrack and Northlane will also be coming along for the trek, kicking off September 10th. The following press release was also issued:
"It is no coincidence that listeners of Stray From The Path will often have a difficult time confining them to a specific genre. The have made it a point to remain unpredictable, intricate, and intelligent. Listeners can expect their music to surpass the gratuitous and/or contrived music that is all too common today, and instead perform articulate songs that refuse to compromise their precision, honesty, and genuine desire to impress. Be sure to check out their awesome, new album Rising Sun now. For additional information feel free to visit the band's Facebook profile."
9/10 - Windsor, ON @ The Dominion House
9/11 - London, ON @ London Music Hall
9/12 - Barrie, ON @ The DIY
9/13 - Hamilton, ON @ Absinthe
9/14 - Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club Theater
9/15 - Kitchener, ON @ Club Wax
9/16 - Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
9/19 - Quebec City, QC @ L'Agitee (No OTB)
9/20 - Fredericton, NB @ Kinsmen Center
9/21 - Halifax, NS @ The Pavilion
9/23 - Rimouski, QC @ Coop Paradis
9/24 - Jonquiere, QC @ Komplexe K-Baret
9/26 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks More...
Victory Records has posted a new 20 song sampler online for streaming, which can be found below. The label also commented:
"Check out our new 20 song music sampler available now on Soundcloud. It features songs from Emmure, A Day To Remember, God Forbid, first listens to brand new tracks from Dr. Acula, A Hero A Fake and These Hearts plus 14 other Victory artists.
Counterparts has posted a new guitar demo video online showing how to play the songs "Jumping Ship." Check out the clip below.
Counterparts begins a tour with Shai Hulud and more today. Check out all of the dates below. More...
“There’s more to life than just existing – it’s doing what you love,” explains Counterparts vocalist Brendan Murphy on what his band’s song “The Constant” means to him, continuing on to say, “I wrote this one after an argument with somebody about how being in a band is not a real job.”
“The Constant” comes off of the band’s newly released album, "The Current Will Carry Us." Learn how to play “The Constant” by Counterparts in the guitar demo video below.