Of Mice & Men announce new album 'Defy'
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The past year was a turning point for California metalcore band Of Mice & Men. In December 2016, original singer and co-founder Austin Carlile left the group due to Marfan Syndrome. While this wasn't the first time Carlile exited Of Mice & Men, it was a bit more impactful this time around. The group released their fourth studio album Cold World two months before his departure, which halted any sort of further touring for the release. 

This past spring, guitarist Aaron Pauley, who joined the band back in 2012, took his new role as lead vocalist. The group managed to get back into the touring side of things with some headlining shows and a trek alongside In This Moment. They also released two charting singles: "Unbreakable" and "Back to Me." Today, the group revealed their next chapter in their career.

Of Mice & Men will release their new studio album Defy on Jan. 19 via longtime label Rise Records. To promote the new release, the band unveiled the music video for their new single "Warzone," which was directed by Michael Colasardo and Luke DeLong. Pre-orders for the release are live here.

Next week, the band will head to Europe for a tour with Five Finger Death Punch and In Flames, which includes stops at Arena Birmingham, The SSE Hydro, First Direct Arena, and The SSE Arena Wembley.

Of Mice & Men tour dates

Nov. 14  - Helsinki, Finland - Hartwall Arena
Nov. 16 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Scandinavium
Nov. 17 - Stockholm, Sweden - Ericsson Globe
Nov. 18 - Oslo, Norway - Oslo Spektrum Arena
Nov. 20 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Royal Arena
Nov. 21 - Hamburg, Germany - Sportshalle Alterdorf
Nov. 22 - Berlin, Germany - Velodrom Arena
Nov. 24 - Oberhausen, Germany - König Pilsener Arena
Nov. 25 - Chemnitz, Germany - AJZ Talschock (headlining show)
Nov. 28 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion
Nov. 29 - München, Germany - Olympiahalle
Dec. 2 - Stuttgart, Germany - Hanns-Martin-Schleyerhalle
Dec. 4 - Paris, France - Olympia
Dec. 5 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Le Rockhall
Dec. 6 - Frankfurt, Germany - Festhalle
Dec. 8 - Vienna, Austria - Stadthalle
Dec. 9 - Pinarella, Italy - Rock Planet (headlining show)
Dec. 12 - Barcelona, Spain - St. Jordi Club
Dec. 14 - Antwerpen, Belgium - Lotto Arena
Dec. 15 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - AFAS Live
Dec. 17 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Arena Birmingham (buy tickets here)
Dec. 18 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - SSE Hydro (buy tickets here)
Dec. 20 - Leeds, United Kingdom - First Direct Arena (buy tickets here)
Dec. 21 - London, United Kingdom - The SSE Arena Wembley (buy tickets here)
March 24 - Flemington, Australia - Download Festival