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The Week in Hardcore: Defeater, American Nightmare, Axis & More

All the latest tunes, music videos, and news from the hxc scene

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Axis (July 5)

Good Fight Music just signed Florida bruisers Axis to their growing roster. The label will issue the band's debut album, Show Your Greed, on September 4. Founded in 2010, Axis has released an EP and two splits—the latter with Self Defense Family, on Harm Reduction Records, the label co-owned by SDF frontman Patrick Kindlon and Code Orange drummer Jami Morgan. Show Your Greed was recorded by the band, mixed by producer Taylor Young (of Nails and Twitching Tongues) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Noisem, Full of Hell).

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American Nightmare (July 6)

Reunited '90s hardcore warriors American Nightmare have launched a website to help promote their forthcoming live documentary. Years in the making, the film captures the band's 2011 reunion shows, one in Boston and the other in Los Angeles. Reunion Documentary also features interviews with Jacob Bannon (Converge), George Hirsch (Blacklisted, Harm Wulf), and Jeremy Bolm (Touche Amore), among other figures in the hardcore scene. Head over to americannightmarereunion.com to pre-order the Blu-ray/HD Digital release.

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Counterparts (July 7)

Counterparts premiered a new cut called "Tragedy" from their upcoming fourth studio album, Tragedy Will Find Us. The Hamilton, Ontario melodic hardcore combo formed in 2007, releasing three albums to date. Tragedy Will Find Us will be the first record Counterparts release through their new label, Pure Noise Records.

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Modern Pain (July 8)

Modern Pain have revealed September 4 as the release date for their hotly anticipated debut full-length, Peace Delusions. The Texas act's label, Bridge Nine, described the album as "if In Utero was a hardcore punk record." If that doesn't get you excited, we're not sure what will.

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Defeater (July 9)

Defeater have announced their new album, Abandoned, will arrive in stores on August 28 via Epitaph. The band also released a new song, "Spared in Hell", via a music video, seen above. For the "Spared in Hell" video, the band worked with Tyler W. Davis, a director who has also collaborated with Pianos Become the Teeth and Weekends. Defeater recorded Abandoned with guitarist and longtime in-house producer Jay Maas manning the board.

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