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THE GREAT EXPLAINER premiere new track

Trenton, New Jersey’s, THE GREAT EXPLAINER have teamed with Punknews to premiere “Defeated,”  another furious track from their upcoming self-titled debut, due out October 27th from Panic State Records.


Hailing from Trenton, New Jersey, THE GREAT EXPLAINER cut their teeth in the nearby, tight-knit Asbury Park and Philadelphia scenes with their aggressively anthemic brand of post-hardcore. After catching the attention of Chunksaah Records, who released their debut EP, 2010’s ***The Way Things Swell***, the band toured relentlessly, only to suffer numerous lineup changes that brought their momentum to a halt. Founding members Nick Rosica and Sean Bystrzycki spent the next two years solidifying their lineup, fine-tuning their sound, and creating their mammoth debut full length.

Recorded in November of 2013 with Paul Ritchie at Retromedia Studio in Red Bank, NJ, this self-titled album finds THE GREAT EXPLAINER focused and ready to make their mark. Bystrzycki’s massive, gritty vocals demand your attention, propelling the darkly melodic album atop a powerful rhythm section and complex heavy guitars.

Due out October 28th from Panic State Records, THE GREAT EXPLAINER’s full length debut represents a band poised to leave a lasting mark.

On “Defeated” vocalist/guitarist Sean Bystrzycki spits a venomous inditement of those who blindly follow, with a gravel-throated roar that’s impossible to ignore.  Intricate guitars, focused drums, and thick bass back him up to create a sound that can only be described as thunderous.  When the tidal wave of aggression gives way to the song’s triumphant conclusion, you can’t help but put your fist in the air.

The Great Explainer is due out October 27th, 2014 via Panic State Records on vinyl and digital. Pre-orders are available HERE.  The band is available for interviews upon request. Please email [email protected].
The Great Explainer tracklist:

1. Shadowcaster
2. Defeated
3. God Botherer
4. Benevolence
5. Phrases and Logos
6. Untitled
7. Makeshift Cities
8. Black Books
9. Creature Comforts
10. Unapproachable

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