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Counterparts are a Canadian band. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Brendan Murphy, guitarists Jesse Doreen and Adrian Lee and drummer Kelly Bilan. The band’s most recent two albums have received critical acclaim from magazines Rock Sound and Exclaim!. They were released through Victory Records.

Counterparts formed in Hamilton, Ontario in 2007, under the name “Brigade”, later “Sharia” before settling on Counterparts. Counterparts consisted of vocalist Brendan Murphy, guitarist Jesse Doreen, guitarist Curtis Washik, bassist Eric Bazinet, and drummer Ryan Juntilla. In mid-2009, Washik departed from the band, and Alex Re joined the band temporarily as their guitarist before becoming their permanent guitarist. In March 2009 Counterparts toured Canada. In 2010 Shane Told, from the band Silverstein, signed them to his Verona Records label.

Lead vocalist Brendan Murphy was featured on the song “The Artist” on Silverstein’s fifth album, Rescue. He also appeared in their music video.

The band’s debut album Prophets was released 23 February 2010 on label Verona Records. In 2010, Juntilla left the band, and was replaced by Chris Needham. A split EP, featuring Needham on drums was released 21 November 2010 with band Exalt. The band toured North America in support of the album.

In spring of 2011, the band was signed to Victory Records. The band continued to tour until the summer of 2011, when they announced that they were recording a new album. During this time, Needham left the band to see a speech therapist. A search for their next drummer was started, but ultimately, Juntilla rejoined the band, just in time to start recording for their second album, The Current Will Carry Us.


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  • horiiz0ns

    Counterparts 2015:

    19 Apr 9:30am Reply
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  • Asphyz

    They played a new song tonight in London. It was quite good if you're into beatdowns...

    15 Mar 12:52am Reply
  • Asphyz

    Agree with the comments made about Prophets. It's an decent album but it doesn't hold candle to the records that succeeded it.

    4 Mar 12:04pm Reply
  • bruno_avilar

    i think i overheard these guys

    21 Feb 5:22am Reply
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  • Kato_kun

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  • Hyp0crisy

    Prophets can only be considered their best work if you like over-produced, synthetic instrumentals and 2-3 breakdowns in every song you listen to.

    18 Nov 2014 Reply
  • brootinho

    pls come to meu cu

    30 Oct 2014 Reply
  • PastSanctuary

    i feel like people gravitate towards prophets because it was the heaviest and no other reason. it's a good album, don't get me wrong, but this band made a name for themselves mixing emotion with their hardcore rather than just drive.

    13 Oct 2014 Reply
  • DonkeyxCore

    Every album is special in a way, the split included. I really don't know how can you decide what is your favorite release.

    28 Sep 2014 Reply
  • u_talkin_to_me

    i feel like im the only person that thinks that the current will carry us is the best. i love all of their work but that cd seriously is fun to listen to [2]

    28 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Boyko95

    Agree with Lonetramp. Phophets have some special MHC sound. The last two alboms are awesome two but Phophets is the best work. If I think about Counterparts like a MHC I represent Phophets .

    22 Sep 2014 Reply
  • EvanFPartridge

    i feel like im the only person that thinks that the current will carry us is the best. i love all of their work but that cd seriously is fun to listen to

    13 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Lonetramp

    I know this may be unpopular, but I think their first album is their best.[2] Totally agreed on that. I liked just a couple of songs from 2 and 3 albums but they don't even get close to Phophets.

    31 Aug 2014 Reply
  • MaikMoreira

    I hate you more than you could ever fucking know, And I hate you for making me feel like this ~ MMVII

    25 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Slargrave

    I'm now convinced that The Difference Between Hell and Home is their absolute pinnacle, it's excellent and passionate melodic hardcore. All their albums are great however.

    25 Jul 2014 Reply
  • 20Ib

    No chance. they fuckin kick ass in every album. They're just improving each album! Cant name one as best. Really!

    19 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Kalltvatten

    Post-hardcore revival//melodic hardcore from sweden FFO: La Dispute, Frameworks, MewithoutYou

    14 Jul 2014 Reply
  • joshy0

    I know this may be unpopular, but I think their first album is their best. Prophets rips like crazy and is rather heartfelt and genuine, and they have just become more and more intolerably shticky with each subsequent release. imo, TDBHAH is their worst work yet and is just a patronizing and shitty album overall, as far as "melodic hardcore" goes. it's a real disappointment, man..

    29 May 2014 Reply
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