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The Canadian hardcore band will be joined by Kublai Khan TX, Paleface and Dying Wish on 20th April.
Counterparts released their seventh album Eulogy For Those Still Here in October. The new material captures the anxiety that comes from the inevitability of change.
"I think the way I'm dealing with it is to prepare for the end," explains singer Brendan Murphy. "When I realise something is wrong I can't just wait for it to happen. I start to catastrophize and then sometimes I end up wanting these things. For most of this record, I'm mourning the loss of someone who's still alive or saying goodbye to something that hasn't gone yet."
The band has been touring the world since its formation in 2007, and although the band has enjoyed success after success over the past 15 years, Murphy can't shake the thought of what will happen once the well "runs dry" - that is, they can't take it anymore. "I started to think about what it would be like to write a record as if it were my last, to make something that I knew I would be happy with if it were my last," explains the always honest singer. "I love this band, it's the most important thing I've ever done and I'm very lucky to have it, but we put a lot into it and it's not the most sustainable way to live". This unrelenting honesty is reflected on the album, with lyrics that have everything Murphy feels in them, whatever he says. This direct approach has characterised the whole creation, which this time also saw the return of former guitarists Jeese Doreen and Alex Re, who also contributed to the songwriting. The resulting 11 songs, which cut to the bone, will be showned in Budapest in April.
And the band will be joined on tour by three great bands. American metalcore band Kublai Khan TX will hit the road with their fourth album Absolute. The album is all about the trials and struggles that contribute to the strengthening of character, and Kublai Khan pour these truths into music as hypnotic and heavy metalcore. They are joined by British hardcore Dying Wish and Swiss hardcore outfit Paleface.