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Latest Counterparts News

Below is our complete Counterparts news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Hundredth Gearing Up For "The Free Mind" Tour

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...

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Victory Records Streaming Summer Sampler

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...

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Counterparts Announces New Album Release

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

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Victory Records Offering Spring Sampler

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...

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Counterparts Releases "The Disconnect" Video

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...

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Stray From The Path Announces Headline Tour

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...

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Counterparts Announces European Tour

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...

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Stray From The Path Announces Canadian Tour

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...

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Victory Records Streaming Free 20 Song Sampler

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.

"Listen and subscribe now at the Victory Records Soundcloud page or visit our Facebook profile and click on the 'Soundcloud Sampler' Tab." More...

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Counterparts Releases Guitar Demo Clip

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...

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Counterparts Posts Guitar Instructional Clip

“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.


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A Plea For Purging Announces Tour Dates

A Plea for Purging is excited to announce the band's first tour of the new year, on which the group will be joined by co-headliners Shai Hulud. A Plea For Purging's Andy Atkins commented:

"As a long time fan of Shai Hulud, I am honored to share the stage with them on our upcoming, co-headlining tour with them. I’m sure I will lose my mind every night. They are legendary. We both are very lucky to have Counterparts and Dead Icons come out and support this tour. Both bands are killer and will be a great fit to this run."

The Hope Within Hatred tour, supported by Counterparts and Dead Icons, kicks off February 23rd in Danbury, CT and wraps up March 18th in Evansville, IN. Full details are as follows:

Feb 24 - Danbury CT @ Heirloom Arts Theater
Feb 25 - Trenton NJ @ Championship Bar
Feb 26 - Poughkeepsie NY @ Eat Your Heart Out Fest
Feb 27 - Crofton MD @ MACC
Feb 28 - Fredericksburg VA @ The Refuge
Feb 29 - Nashville TN @ Rocktown
Mar 01 - Sylaga AL @ New Needle Tattoo
Mar 02 - Jackson MS @ The Carter
Mar 03 - Plano TX @ Tomcats
Mar 04 - San Antonio TX @ White Rabbit
Mar 05 - El Paso TX @ Lips Lounge
Mar 06 - Mesa AZ @ The Underground
Mar 07 - Anaheim CA @ Mirror Image Studios
Mar 12 - Canoga Park CA @ Cobalt Cafe
Mar 13 - Sunnyvale CA @ Dosa Biryani
Mar 14 - Reno NV @ The Holland Project
Mar 15 - Salt Lake City @ Salt Lake Foursquare
Mar 17 - Springfield MO @ Outland Ballroom
Mar 18 - Evansville IN @ The Hatch

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Victory Records Posts New Web Series Episode

Victory Records has posted episode 74 of the label's "VicTorV" webisode series online, which can be viewed below. This episode of the series includes members of Carnifex, Close Your Eyes, and Counterparts.

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Victory Records Posts New "VicTorV" Episode

Victory Records has posted episode #73 of "VicTorV" online, which can be viewed below. This clip includes Close Your Eyes, Counterparts, and Comeback Kid.

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Counterparts Posts New Music Video

Counterparts has posted a new music video for the song "Jumping Ship," which appears on the band's latest release "The Current Will Carry Us" out now on Victory Records.

Check out the video below:

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Victory Records Offers Free Labor Day Compilation

Victory Records is offering a free Labor Day sampler compilation for download on its Facebook Page. You need to "Like" the page to make the download accessible. The tracklisting for the sampler is listed in the image below.

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Counterparts Splits With Drummer

Counterparts have posted the following statement online, announcing the departure of drummer Chris Needham from the group's ranks.

"Some very important/sad/exciting/whatever news today. Chris Needham, our good friend and drummer for this past year has decided to leave Counterparts. Unfortunately, the band just wasn’t what Chris wanted from life anymore, and that’s basically all that can be said about that. He was an unreal kid, and we’re going to miss that silly bastard more than he even knows.

"However, in the meantime (this is where the news gets exciting) we’re going to be jamming with an old friend that some of you may remember. His name is Ryan Juntilla, and he played drums with us for many years. He’s been kind enough to help us out over the next little while so we can continue writing, playing shows, and hopefully putting that new record into your fat little fingers."

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Architects Announces Canadian Tour

Architects has revealed the dates for its upcoming headline tour of Canada. Support on the trek will come from Dead & Divine, Fall City Fall and Counterparts. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

05/06 Calgary, AB – SAIT
05/07 Edmonton, AB – Avenue Theatre
05/08 Saskatoon, SK – Sutherland Memorial Hall
05/09 Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
05/10 Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
05/11 Sudbury, ON – Jubilee Hall
05/12 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
05/13 Montreal, QC – Underworld
05/14 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
05/15 London, ON – Rumrunners
05/16 Hamilton, ON – Absinthe
05/17 Barrie, ON – The Mansion

A recently uploaded video interview with Architects is also available for viewing at this location.

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New England Metalfest 2011 Lineup Announced

The full list of bands and dates for which they will appear has been announced for the forthcoming New England Metal And Hardcore Festival. The 2011 edition of the event is set to take place between Thursday April 14, Friday April 15, and Saturday April 16 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussets. The festival lineup is as follows:

Thursday, April 14:
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New Dates Added To Shai Hulud Tour

Four new dates have been announced for Shai Hulud's forthcoming headline tour of the United States. Support on the trek will come from Close Your Eyes, Monsters, I The Breather and Counterparts. You can view the new full list of dates, cities and venues below:

02/02 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
02/03 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
02/04 Altoona, PA – The Archway Center
02/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
02/06 Columbus, OH – Seven Venue
02/07 Portage, IN - Camelot Arena
02/08 Bloomington, IN – Rhino’s
02/09 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
02/10 Memphis, TN – The Hi-Tone Cafe
02/11 Cookeville, TN – Amps And Ramps
02/12 Chattanooga, TN – The Warehouse
02/13 Whitesburg, KY - Letcher County Tourism Building
02/15 West Springfield, VA – Jaxx
02/16 Jermyn, PA – Eleanor Rigby’s
02/17 Revere, MA – Wonderland Ballroom
02/18 Norwich, CT - The Montessori School
02/19 Manchester, NH - Rocko's

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