By on June 4, 2013


A band known for their captivating and comprehensive storytelling just as much as their elaborate and complex music, Massachusetts’ Defeater are gearing up to release their third full-length album, Letters Home, on July 16th. These ten new tracks are heavy and haunting, while lyrically poignant and continuing the story of a working class family living in post-WWII America. Letters Home revolves around the father of two brothers that listeners were introduced to in two of Defeater’s prior releases (Travels and most recently Empty Days & Sleepless Nights), giving a background to the character and seeing some of the events from those past albums through his eyes. Letters Home is legitimately Defeater’s heaviest body of music thus far – featuring powerfully intricate guitar instrumentation, colossal-sounding drums, and vocalist Derek Archambault’s voice sounding more ferocious than ever before. 

Check out a new track from Letters Home, opener “Bastards”, streaming now in conjunction with album pre-order at

Letters Home is scheduled to hit stores on July 16th, 2013.  Check Defeater out on the road July 11th through August 4th on the second half of the Vans Warped Tour.

Letters Home Track Listing:

1. Bastards
2. No Shame
3. Hopeless Again
4. Blood In My Veins
5. No Relief
6. No Faith
7. Dead Set
8. No Savior
9. Rabbit Foot
10. Bled Out



11 Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center – Warped Tour

12 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center – Warped Tour

13 Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum – Warped Tour

14 Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theater – Warped Tour

16 Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion – Warped Tour

17 Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion – Warped Tour

18 Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center – Warped Tour

19 Auburn HIlls, MI @ Palace – Warped Tour

20 Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater – Warped Tour

21 Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park – Warped Tour

23 Kansas City, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater – Warped Tour

24 Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Warped Tour

25 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood – Warped Tour

26 St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park – Warped Tour

27 W. Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheater – Warped Tour

28 Orlando, FL @ Central FL Fairgrounds – Warped Tour

29 Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Warped Tour

30 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center – Warped Tour

31 Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheater – Warped Tour


2 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion – Warped Tour

3 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center – Warped Tour

4 Houston, TX @ Reliant Center Parking Lot – Warped Tour


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.