The record finds Counterparts tapping into a deep sense of uncertainty and dread and pushing their visceral sound to even greater extremes to make their most definitive statement yet.
To mark the announcement, Counterparts have shared the album’s first single “Unwavering Vow”. Kicking off with a blast of pummeling drums and intricate riffing, the gut punch of a track offers a ground-shaking introduction to “A Eulogy For Those Still Here”. After two minutes of intense aggression the song pauses for a brief respite of haunting atmosphere, then hurtles into one of the most crushing breakdowns the band have ever written.
Since forming in 2007, Counterparts–made up of vocalist Brendan Murphy, guitarists Alex Re and Jesse Doreen, bassist Tyler Williams, and drummer Kyle Brownlee–have gone from underdogs to a globetrotting powerhouse in the world of aggressive music. Engineered/produced by Will Putney (Knocked Loose, Every Time I Die, Vein.fm), “A Eulogy For Those Still Here” finds Murphy at a crossroads, preoccupied with the inevitability of change and endings. “I think I deal with things by preparing myself for the end”, he explains. “With so much of this record I’m mourning the loss of someone that’s still alive or saying goodbye to something that hasn’t left yet”. The result is a high stakes record written as a true statement of intent–a mix of crushing heaviness and stark atmospherics that draws on everything Counterparts have been honing for the past 15 years. “All of these things I have are still a big part of my life but one day they won’t be, and I don’t want to be focusing on that instead of enjoying the time I have with them”, says Murphy. “Maybe I’m saying goodbye preemptively but I think it’s important to say goodbye while you can”.
Counterparts, have announced a European and album release tour for “A Eulogy For Those Still Here”, which replaces the postponed tour with The Amity Affliction. The band will be supported by Justice For The Damn, Thrown.
You can see the band at the following dates:
7th October – Netherlands Haarlem Patronaat – Tickets
8th October – Germany Göttingen Exil – Tickets
9th October – Germany Dresden Blauer Salon – Tickets
10th October – Poland Poznan Klub U Bazyla – Tickets
11th October – Germany München Backstage – Tickets
12th October – Austria Wien Flex Cafe – Tickets
13th October – Switzerland Baden Werkk – Tickets
14th October – Italy Vicenza C.S Rivolta – Tickets
15th October – Germany Stuttgart Club Cann – Tickets
16th October – Germany Wiesbaden Kesselhaus – Tickets
17th October – Germany Trier Lucky’s Luke – Tickets
18th October – Germany Hamburg Headcrash – Tickets
19th October – Sweden Gothenburg Fängelset – Tickets
20th October – Norway Oslo Vaterland – Tickets
21st October – Sweden Stockholm Spinnrocken Södertälje – Tickets
22nd October – Denmark Copenhagen Vega – Tickets
23rd October – Germany Oberhausen Kulttempel – Tickets
24th October – Belgium Ghent De Chinastraat – Tickets