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SOLD OUT: DW Fest July 22nd-23rd: NEW VENUE, MORE BANDS, ALL AGES!
Just one day away!!!

DW Fest moved to The Middle East Downstairs:
We are excited to announce that DW Fest is moving to The Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge MA (down the street from The Sinclair). All tickets already purchased for the event will be honored.

DW Fest is also now "All Ages" as originally intended.
Thanks to The Middle East and The Bowery Presents for making this accommodation.

Blacklisted, Coliseum, and Shipwreck AD added to DW Fest:
Sadly, Code Orange Kids have cancelled their appearance. Instead of finding one replacement we went out and found three! Arguably the best band in hardcore, Blacklisted have been added to "Night 1", while new signees Coliseum as well the elusive and inspiring Shipwreck AD have been added to "Night 2". 

Special thanks goes out to these three bands for saving the day and making the event even more awesome.

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Night 1 | Tuesday July 22nd 2014 | 6PM | All Ages

Converge
Trap Them
w/ special guests:
Modern Life Is War
Blacklisted
Doomriders
Cult Leader
Self Defense Family
Chrome Over Brass (Al from American Nightmare)

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Night 2 | Wednesday July 23rd 2014 | 6PM | All Ages

Converge 
Trap Them
w/ special guests:
Shipwreck AD
Coliseum
YAITW
Oathbreaker
New Lows 
Harm Wulf (George from Blacklisted)

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Deathwish Fest July 22nd and 23rd
@ The Middle East Downstairs, 472-480 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA
Doors at 6PM Sharp for both shows


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Pre-order now: Code Orange "I Am King" CD/LP/Digital
"Be no longer hopeless mission
For everything or none at all
See the world with code orange vision
Carve the words into your skull"



"I Am King" is the new album from Code Orange (formerly Code Orange Kids), recorded at God City Studios by Kurt Ballou. Unpredictability is the law as Code Orange navigate through their distorted world. Title track "I Am King" shifts from "heavy" to "hard to define" through the use of unorthodox guitar work/percussion and chaotic structure. While songs "Dreams in Inertia", "Starve", and "Bind You" all wear an art-rock crown while claiming a metallic throne. It's not just melodious experimentation though, "Unclean Spirit", "My World", and "Thinners of the Herd" show Code Orange reimagining what aggressive music can be. Elevating and expanding what can be done within the confines of it without leaving it behind entirely. Proving that Code Orange are true artists and not just "kids" anymore.

Track Listing:
1. I Am King
2. Slowburn
3. Dreams in Inertia
4. Unclean Spirit
5. Alone in a Room
6. My World
7. Starve
8. Your Body is Ready....
9. Thinners of the Herd
10. Bind You
11. Mercy

In stores September 2nd.
Pre-order information will be posted soon.


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Oathbreaker and Cult Leader U.S. Tour Video Teaser


Teaser by Jeroen Mylle and Fabrice Parent
Song: “Clair Obscur” by Oathbreaker

Out now:
Oathbreaker “Eros | Anteros” CD/LP
Oathbreaker “Maelstron” CD/LP
Cult Leader “Nothing For Us Here” 12”EP/CD

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Oathbreaker and Cult Leader U.S. Tour underway
Belgium’s Oathbreaker and Salt Lake City’s Cult Leader are on the road this month for a U.S. Tour. Oathbreaker are supporting their latest album “Eros | Anteros”, while Cult Leader are supporting their latest “Nothing For Us Here” release, both on Deathwish.

Oathbreaker and Cult Leader -- 2014 Tour Dates

7/20 - Pulankski Club / New Britain, CT
7/21 - Amityville Music Hall / Amityville, NY
7/22 - Deathwish Fest / Middle East / Boston, MA - SOLD OUT
7/23 - Deathwish Fest / Middle East / Boston, MA - SOLD OUT
7/24 - The Acheron / Brooklyn, NY w/ YAITW
7/25 - Smiling Moose / Pittsburgh, PA
7/26 - Charm City Art Space / Baltimore, MD
7/27 - This is Hardcore Side Show / Voltage Lounge / Philadelphia, PA
7/28 - Strange Matter / Richmond, VA
7/29 - New Brookland Tavern / Columbia, SC
7/30 - Backbooth / Orlando, FL
7/31 - 529 / Atlanta, GA
8/1 - Hi Tone Cafe / Memphis, TN
8/2 - Red 7 / Austin, TX
8/3 - Gasworks / Albuquerque, NM
8/4 - 51 West / Tempe, AZ
8/5 - TBA / San Diego, CA*
8/6 - DIY Bridgetown / La Puente, CA
8/7 - Submission Art Space / San Francisco, CA

*Due to the Che Cafe closing, we are in need of a venue on 8/5 for a show in the San Diego area. If you can help, please contact info@thekenmoreagency.com

Teaser by Jeroen Mylle and Fabrice Parent
Song: “Clair Obscur” by Oathbreaker

Out now:
Oathbreaker “Eros | Anteros” CD/LP
Oathbreaker “Maelstron” CD/LP
Cult Leader “Nothing For Us Here” 12”EP/CD


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Pre-order now: Cold World "How The Gods Chill", in stores August 5th
Pre-order now in the Deathwish Store!
In stores August 5th.



Years in the making, "How The Gods Chill" is the definitive Cold World album that the hardcore world has been clamoring for. Recorded by Will Yip (Studio 4) and Arthur Rizk (Salomon's Gate) "How The Gods Chill" is a thirteen song amalgamation of Hip Hop character and Hardcore heart. Openers "Blind" and “The Real Deal” bounce and stomp akin to "Urban Discipline" era Biohazard. While "Never Knows Best" and "No More Fun and Games" melodically and respectfully pay homage to influential legends Only Living Witness and Life Of Agony. It wouldn’t be a Cold World album without a myriad of diverse guest appearances. Queens rapper Meyhem Lauren, George Hirsch of Blacklisted, legendary Kool G. Rap, and even Max B are all featured on the album. Altogether creating an infectious melting pot of sound and spirit unlike anything out there today.


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Pre-order now: Punch "They Don't Have To Believe", in stores August 19th
Pre-order now via the Deathwish Store.
In stores August 19th.



In stores August 19th.
Pre-order now at http://store.deathwishinc.com

Punch is a socially conscious hardcore band from San Francisco, California. They carry a recognizably spastic sound with pulverizing breakdowns, intelligent song structures, and brutal vocals. Their debut EP, "Eyeless" (2008), "Self Titled" LP (2009) and second LP "Push Pull" (2010) were joint releases on record labels 625 Thrashcore and Discos Huelga. Their 2011 EP "Nothing Lasts" was released by a partnership of 625 Thrash, Discos Huelga, and Deathwish Inc.

They have toured North and South America, Japan, Australia, and Europe.

We are proud to announce the release of "They Don't Have To Believe" from Punch. Recorded by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden Studios (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor, etc.) "They Don't Have To Believe" is a monster of an album. Fifteen songs that blur the lines of hardcore and grind. All of them personal, political, and uniquely unapologetic. Buzzing with an electricity that is rare to experience in today's world of heavy music. No polish, just pure rage.


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Pre-order now: Coliseum Deluxe Reissue 2XLP/CD in stores August 19th
Pre-order now via the Deathwish Store.
In stores August 19th.



Founded by Louisville musician Ryan Patterson and including Kayhan Vaziri and Carter Wilson, power trio Coliseum have grown to become one of today's quintessential contemporary punk bands. Successfully melding progressive musicianship, hardcore fervor, and vital social awareness into one constantly evolving artistic vision.

Over the last decade Coliseum have released music on a host of labels including; Temporary Residence, Relapse, Level Plane, Auxiliary (Ryan’s own label), and even Deathwish (“True Quiet / Last Wave” 2009).

And now, 2014 brings Coliseum and Deathwish together again as their permanent label home. “We have a long and storied history with Deathwish and their family of bands,” says Patterson. “Not only did we work with the label on the ‘True Quiet’ 7”, we’ve toured around the world with Deathwish bands, released a split with Doomriders early on, and I’ve been fortunate enough to design a number of Deathwish releases. While Coliseum officially joining the label’s roster is a new chapter for us, it feels like a homecoming.”

To celebrate Coliseum’s 10th anniversary, we are proud to present the “Coliseum” Deluxe Reissue: A twenty song collection featuring their classic self titled debut album (out of print since 2006) paired with eight essential bonus tracks from their primordial years. Originally recorded by Jason Loewenstein of Sebadoh and now fully remixed by Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust, the release also features new deluxe packaging, insightful liner notes, and cover artwork by John Baizley of Baroness.


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Coliseum announce 10th Anniversary Shows, dates w/ Trap Them, and more!!!
"We're happy to announce our Summer 2014 shows. We'll be playing with some of our greatest friends along the way: Trap Them, Converge, Burning Love, TV Freaks, XERXES, and more. We'll be joining Trap Them for a few shows (including our first ever show in New Hampshire) before DW Fest. Then we'll do a special short run of tenth anniversary shows in celebration of the reissue of our first album on Deathwish Inc., including a special show to be announced on August 15th. See you this summer!"

- Coliseum

Fri 7/18/14 - Dover, NH @ Sonny's Tavern w/ Trap Them
Sat 7/19/14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar w/ Trap Them (FREE SHOW)
Sun 7/20/14 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary w/ Trap Them
Wed 7/23/14 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East - DW Fest w/ Converge, Trap Them (SOLD OUT)
Fri 8/15/14 – SPECIAL SHOW TBA
Sat 8/16/14 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Sun 8/17/14 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
Mon 8/18/14 - Hamilton, ON @ The Doors Pub w/ TV Freaks
Tue 8/19/14 - Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar w/ Burning Love
Wed 8/20/14 - Detroit, MI @ PJ's Lager House


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Touche Amore on tour now w/ Tigers Jaw and Dads
07/10: Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern w/ Tigers Jaw, Dads
07/11: Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend w/ Tigers Jaw, Dads
07/12: Richmond, VA @ Broadberry w/ Tigers Jaw, Dads
07/13: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ Tigers Jaw, Dads
07/15: Long Island, NY @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall w/ Tigers Jaw, Dads
07/16: Providence, RI @ Met Cafe w/ Tigers Jaw, Dads
07/17: Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall w/ Tigers Jaw, Dads
07/19: Quebec City, QC @ L'Agitee w/ Tigers Jaw, Dads
07/20: Ottawa, ON @ Ritual w/ Tigers Jaw, Dads
07/21: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop w/ Tigers Jaw, Dads
07/22: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar w/ Tigers Jaw, Dads
07/23: Milwaukee, WI @ Rave Bar w/ Tigers Jaw, Dads
07/24: Minneapolis, MN @ The Garage w/ Tigers Jaw, Dads
07/25: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's w/ Tigers Jaw, Dads
07/26: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird w/ Tigers Jaw, Dads


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Deafheaven on tour now, "Sunbather" available now
07/20: Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Festival
08/02: Katowice, Poland @ OFF Festival
08/03: Dresden, Germany @ Beatpol w/ Chelsea Wolfe
08/04: Vienna, Austria @ Arena w/ Chelsea Wolfe
08/05: Prague, Czech Rebublic @ Klub 007
08/07: Goteborg, Sweden @ Way Out West Festival w/ Robyn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Queens Of The Stone Age, The National, & more
08/08: Oslo, Norway @ Oya Festival
08/10: Aarhaus, Denmark @ Voxhall
08/11: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Dirty Days of Summer
08/13: Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
08/14: Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop
08/15: London, UK @ Jabberwocky w/ Chelsea Wolfe
08/16: Manchester, UK @ Gorilla w/ Chelsea Wolfe
08/17: Belfast, Ireland @ Mandela Hall w/ No Spill Blood
08/18: Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans w/ No Spill Blood
08/19: Galway, Ireland @ Roisin Dubh w/ No Spill Blood


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Out now: Wovenhand "Refractory Obdurate" 12"LP/CD
Wovenhand is a band led by dedicated life-musician and lyricist, David Eugene Edwards. Over the last two decades, his prolific work in both Wovenhand and the legendary 16 Horsepower has influenced and inspired a generation of musicians throughout the expansive alternative music world.

Wovenhand cannot be described in traditional terms. Their sound is an organic, weavework of neo-folk, post rock, punk, old-time, and alternative sounds. All coming together as a vehicle for David's soulful expression and constant spiritual self exploration. Sometimes sad and sorrowed and at other times uplifting, Wovenhand are always unforgettable in spirit and sound.

"Refractory Obdurate" is the latest album from Wovenhand. Joining David on this album are longtime percussionist Ordy Garrison, along with musicians Chuck French and Neil Keener (Planes Mistaken For Stars, Git Some).

"Refractory Obdurate" is a moving masterwork that shows Wovenhand exploring louder roots hinted at on prior albums. As they maintain their melodious course, "Good Shepherd", "Field of Hedon", and "Hiss", stomp forth with a newly amplified punk rock heart. While "The Refractory", "Salome", and "Obdurate Obscura" each ascend epically into a multi-layered haze. Ten songs in all, "Refractory Obdurate" plays as a beautifully crafted patchwork that transcends genres and expectation; a true artistic achievement, that only Wovenhand could offer.

Track Listing:
01. Corsicana Clip
02. Masonic Youth
03. The Refractory
04. Good Shepherd
05. Salome
06. King David
07. Field of Hedon
08. Obdurate Obscura
09. Hiss
10. El-bow



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YAITW "Final Dose" video debuting now at AVClub.com
By Jason Heller Jun 4, 2014 7:55 AM

"It’s been three years since North Carolina’s Young And In The Way released its hardcore-meets-black-metal debut, I Am Not What I Am. Now slightly less young YAITW has unleashed a new full-length, When Life Comes To Death, on Deathwish Inc., the label cofounded by Converge’s Jacob Bannon. It’s even more vicious and visceral than its predecessor, as evidenced by the crust-caked, gore-smeared video for “Final Dose,” which is being debuted here. There’s no guarantee that the band’s upcoming set on July 23 at the Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, Massachusetts—as part of this year’s inaugural Deathwish Fest—will be as bloody. But it might not be much of a stretch. When Life Comes To Death is available now via Deathwish Inc."


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Out now: YAITW "When Life Comes To Death"


YAITW (Young and in the Way) are a blackened metal/crust hybrid from the shadows of North Carolina. Over the last four years YAITW have evolved through multiple releases from vicious monster to multi-headed beast. With each offering melding a vicious metal speed and hypnotic atmospherics with a bleak hardcore/punk spirit. 

"When Life Comes To Death" is the newest album from YAITW. It is their eleven song war between the pain of living and the magnetic pull of death. Each song is as dispirited and vitriolic as the next. Embattled opener "Betrayed By Light" emerges from darkness first, setting an ominous tone with haunting buzz-saw guitars, vicious vocals, and crushing d-beat drumming. While YAITW embrace demon speed and emotional dynamics in nihilistic hymns "Be My Blood", "Take My Hand", "We Are Nothing", and more. All leading to closers "Shadow of Murder" and "Embrace Extinction", that together play as an aural eclipse of truly epic proportions.

Track Listing:
01. Betrayed By Light
02. Fuck This Life
03. Be My Blood
04. Self Inflicted
05. Loved and Unwanted
06. We Are Nothing
07. Final Dose
08. Weep In My Dust
09. Take My Hand
10. Shadow Of Murder
11. Embrace Extinction


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No Limbs joins Secret Voice, new EP coming soon
Secret Voice (Jeremy Bolm of Touche Amore’s label) will be releasing the debut 7” EP from Oakland, CA’s NO LIMBS. The band recorded the EP with Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden (Deafheaven, Comadre) in January and delivers seven blistering fast in and out songs in eight minutes. The record is set for a September release. For now enjoy a song off their latest Cassette tape “Belch”, the song is called “Mind Vise” - Listen Here. http://nolimbs.bandcamp.com

“On a personal note, I’ve known vocalist Joe Polissky for about six years now and he has always been a phenomenal performer and frontman. He sang in 6131 Records hardcore band PRESSVRE and when I learned about his new band NO LIMBS I was overly excited to hear what it would be like. Their demo cassette was instantly purchased and when given the opportunity to release this record came, I jumped all over it. No Limbs opened the last Gilman show TA played and they floored me. I cannot wait for this to be out. “ - Jeremy Bolm


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Ceremony U.S. Tour underway, finally joined Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
In addition to announcing a whole U.S. tour, the band has also finally entered the world of social media! Follow them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook from the links below!

07/19: Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ Iron Lung Anxiety Hammer
07/20: Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair w/ Iron Lung
07/21: Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel w/ Iron Lung
07/22: Charlotte, NC @ Casbah at Tremont Music Hall w/ Iron Lung
07/23: Atlanta, GA @ Mammal Gallery w/ Iron Lung
07/24: Orlando, FL @ The Social w/ Iron Lung
07/26: New Orleans, LA @ Mudlark
07/27: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
07/28: Dallas, TX @ Trees w/ Boris
07/29: Austin, TX @ Mohawk w/ Boris
07/31: Tucson, AZ @ 191 Warehouse w/ Boris
08/01: West Hollywood, CA @ Roxy Theatre
08/02: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop


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Out now: Cult Leader "Nothing For Us Here"
Cult Leader are the next evolutionary leap forward for three-quarters of Gaza, arguably one of the best metallic bands of the last decade. After the early 2013 dissolution of the aforementioned band, remaining members Michael Mason, Casey Hansen, and Anthony Lucero were joined by bassist Sam Richards to form this brand new beast.

"Nothing For Us Here" is a complex crusher as you would expect. Brilliantly heavy, technical musicianship complimented by Anthony Lucero's newfound brutal vocal delivery (previously he played bass in Gaza). All of it coming together as an unconventional tangle of metal/hardcore/punk wreckage. Proving that even in their primordial state, Cult Leader are capable of standing as contemporaries Converge and Coalesce as new monsters of the aggressive music genre.



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Newmoon "Invitation To Hold" 7"EP/Digital coming soon from Secret Voice


"From the beautiful skies of Belgium has risen Newmoon. A five piece post-punk band layered in reverb and influenced by volume. Forming in 2013 as a two man project, quickly became full over a matter of months they recorded their debut EP "Invitation to Hold" shortly thereafter. With sounds reflecting 90's heroes Slowdive and modern bands as The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Newmoon bears the innocence and humbleness to become much more than they could ever expect. Art design by Nick Steinhardt (Touche Amore, Deafheaven) coming soon.

This is the first European band release for Secret Voice.

Dit is SV08." - Jeremy Bolm


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Deathwish launches entire catalog of music on Bandcamp
We are excited to announce that the entire Deathwish Catalog is now available on Bandcamp. Listen, embed, and purchase lossless versions of nearly every release in our catalog (licensed records are excluded). We’ve also launched Bandcamp pages for labels Malfunction, Secret Voice, and Harm Reduction, so be sure to check those out as well. Please note that these pages are constantly updated and edited, so check back often.

Deathwish Catalog on Bandcamp: http://deathwishinc.bandcamp.com
Deathwish Live Series on Bandcamp: http://dwliveseries.bandcamp.com
Malfunction Records on Bandcamp: http://malfunctionrecords.bandcamp.com
Secret Voice on Bandcamp: http://secretvoice.bandcamp.com
Harm Reduction Records on Bandcamp: http://harmreductionrecords.bandcamp.com

Support these artists by purchasing music and apparel at store.deathwishinc.com

Thanks people.


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Converge "Precipice / AWLWLB" video, Benefit Apparel released
We are proud to release the film/video for “Precipice / All We Love We Leave Behind” by director Craig Murray (Converge, Oxbow, Narrows, etc). Both songs appear on the Converge “All We Love We Leave Behind” album, out now via Epitaph/Deathwish Inc.

The video was conceptualized by Murray, using the narrative put forth of the death of a canine companion as told in J. Bannon’s lyrical writings. Murray uses powerful visual metaphor and imagery to communicate the crushing weight of loss and the strength of unconditional love the song explores.

To coincide with this release, we are offering an apparel design featuring visuals from the film/video. The design is available through the Converge online store.
100% of the proceeds from this design will go to the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, Massachusetts.

This work is dedicated to all who have lost their best friends; thank you for all you have given us.


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Out now: Converge "Live at the BBC" 7"EP/Digital
Converge "Live at the BBC" was recorded live by Simon Askew in the historic Studio MV4 at Maida Vaile Studios at the BBC in London, August 2010. Studio MV4 is the previous home to the legendary John Peel sessions, which birthed legendary recordings from artists like New Order, The Cure, Carcass, Napalm Death and countless others.

The recording boasts live in the studio renditions of "Dark Horse", "Axe To Fall", "Damages", as well as a rare, electrified version of "Hanging Moon" (the original "You Fail Me" recording features only acoustic guitars).

Track Listing:
01. Dark Horse (BBC Live Version)
02. Axe To Fall (BBC Live Version)
03. Damages (BBC Live Version)
04. Hanging Moon (BBC Live Version)

First Press:
333 - White (Deathwish Exclusive)
550 - Opaque Orange (Epitaph Exclusive)
774 - Transparent Pink w/ White Smoke (Deathwish Exclusive)
778 - Opaque Blue Marble (Converge Exclusive)
5304 - Transparent Green



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Out now: New Lows "Abhorrent Endings" 12"EP
New Lows are one of Boston's heaviest bands, taking inspiration from legends like Ringworm, (early) Bolt Thrower, and others. Their previous release "Harvest of the Carcass" (Deathwish 2011) was highly praised by kids and critics worldwide as one of the heaviest releases of that year. A release that led to New Lows infamously touring the United States with Nails, Ringworm, and label mates Bitter End.

"Abhorrent Endings" is the latest offering from New Lows. A crude five song crusher that shows the band digging into the rubble in search of something darker and heavier than ever before. A purposefully unpolished and brilliantly flawed exercise in aural chaos that will leave you bruised yet wanting more.



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Out now: Self Defense Family "Try Me" 2XLP/CD/Digital
Your favorite band's favorite band, Self Defense Family enjoys a distinct renown within the punk community. Well-respected and critically lauded but difficult and idiosyncratic, the band has done things their way almost to a fault. Eschewing sing-alongs and easy anthems in favor of personal lyrics, they stand apart from their contemporaries in punk and hardcore. Their strangely tense guitar-work framed within otherwise hook laden songs lends the band an unmistakable sound. Opting to be heavy in emotion rather than heavy in sound.

Led by vocalist, lyricist, and personality Patrick Kindlon, Self Defense Family have extended their branches to organically include touring and session musicians. Allowing them to evolve into a musical collective with more than ten active members at any given time. Interestingly enough, no member of the assemblage has played every show or played on every recording by the collective.



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Bossk "Albatross" video by Felix Dickinson, 7"EP out now
"Albatross" by Bossk is taken from their "Pick Up Artist b/w Albatross" 7"EP out now on Deathwish.

Footage filmed live at Scala in London by Felix Dickinson.



Bossk are an atmospheric post-everything band from Ashford, Kent, England. The band released four promising recordings ("1", "2", the "3" DVD, and a split EP w/ Rinoa) on their own Eyes Of Sound label before taking temporary hiatus in 2008. After four years of dormancy, Bossk awoke from their slumber collectively inspired to create in 2012. The band then performed at UK's Damnation Festival In the Fall of 2012, and entered the studio to record the "Pick Up Artist". A seven minute textural epic that is crushingly heavy and uniquely melodic. Crashing forward in two unique movements, "Pick Up Artist" has a hypnotic ebb and flow that carries Bossk passed obvious influences (Isis, Neurosis, etc.) as they expand into new uncharted territory. The song was released to the public via free download in the Fall of 2012 to critical acclaim. In 2013, Bossk completed a UK Tour (their first in four years) with Dragged Into Sunlight. The band also managed to enter the studio to record a version of Fleetwood Mac's "Albatross". A beautiful track that allows Bossk to explore the more serene peaks and valleys of their ever evolving sound. Deathwish recently released these two spectacular songs as one 7"EP.

The band are currently writing a new album, due out on Deathwish sometime in the future.


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Out now: Dangers "Five O'Clock Shadows..." 7"EP on Secret Voice
DANGERS has existed since 2005. They have released one demo tape, one self-titled vinyl EP, and two LPs/CDs, one titled Anger and the other titled Messy, Isn't It? The band flails amidst the murkier Southern Californian estuaries between punk, hardcore, and rock and roll, and feel most comfortable clinging to broader genre labels like "loud" or "disgruntled." They have toured extensively both domestically and overseas, and make ample use of the DIY ethic that actively destroys the performative distinction between author and audience. 2014's Five O'Clock Shadows at the Edge of the Western World finds DANGERS stretching into new musical territory that wrestles with the band's geographic, political, and emotional malaise. This new material catches the band in a moment of exhaustion with the conventions of the scene they've germinated within, searching for a more brutal(ly honest) way of communicating the peaks and valleys they have come to inhabit.

In association with Vitriol Records, this is SV07

- Jeremy Bolm



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Death of Lovers "Buried Under a World of Roses" 12"EP available now
Death Of Lovers is a new band featuring current members of Whirr and Nothing, formed from a bond members made while touring together in 2013.

Although Death Of Lovers carries qualities of members previously applauded efforts, they carry a shimmer and fuzz all their own. Dreary vocals, slow motion melody, and plodding percussion swirl together to create a crushingly depressing atmosphere. Kicking up the dust of their prominent influences (Joy Division, The Cure, etc) as they explore the fractured depths the of their uniquely haunting sound. A beautifully addictive introduction to their greatness to come.

Track Listing:
01. Cold Heaven
02. Shaken
03. Buried Under a World of Roses
04. The Blue of Noon


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Out now: Modern Life Is War "Fever Hunting" CD/LP/Digital
Modern Life Is War are one of the most beloved bands in the punk rock/hardcore world of the last decade, appealing to everyone from the jaded to the driven. The band released three highly influential albums before announcing a temporary hiatus in 2007.

"Fever Hunting" is Modern Life is War's triumphant 2013 return to form with original lineup of Chris Honeck, Matt Hoffman, Jeffrey Eaton, Tyler Oleson and John Eich in place. A true story of their collective coming of age, "Fever Hunting" plays and reads as an open diary of their last five years. Exposing every frayed nerve and internal struggle that it's creators carried deep within their hearts. Impassioned, embattled, and forever resilient to the world outside.

From the first strikes of the anthemic opener "Old Fears, New Frontiers" it's apparent that Modern Life Is War have not lost a step in absence, but have quickened pace on their own path. From there, the outpouring is overwhelming as eleven songs unfurl with equal and unmatched emotional weight. All of them bravely moving forward rather than resting on past laurels. Recorded by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios (Converge, etc) and Mastered by Brad Boatwright at Audiosiege Engineering (From Ashes Rise, etc).

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Converge "Petitioning Forever" 2XLP Repress available now
We have just received a repress of "Petitioning Forever" from Converge on transparent red vinyl. "Petitioning Forever" features both the "Petitioning the Empty Sky" and "When Forever Comes Crashing" albums together in one vinyl package.

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"Jane Doe" and "Axe To Fall" from Converge repressed on colored vinyl
We recently repressed "Jane Doe" and "Axe To Fall" fron Converge on colored vinyl. They are both available now directly through the Deathwish Estore. Get them while they last!!!

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Touche Amore "Is Survived By" album in stores now


This great album is available in LP, Deluxe LP, CD, and Digital formats. All orders ship with a 22.5" X 32.5" Newsprint Poster (while supplies last). A number of new and exclusive Touche Amore apparel designs are also available.

"Is Survived By" is the anticipated new album from Touche Amore, produced and engineered by Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins, Sunny Day Real Estate, etc) and mastered by Hans DeKline (Lisa Loeb, mewithoutYou, etc).

"Is Survived By" shows Touche Amore embracing a maturation of their trademark melancholy. The sounds are welcomingly familiar; inspired percussion amid a sea of imaginative guitars and impassioned vocals. However, the underlying unrest is more complex and touching than any previous Touche Amore release before it. Simply put, these are not simple "love" songs that dwell in the past, but complex "life" songs about living in the present. Throughout the entire album vocalist/lyricist Jeremy Bolm digs deeper in search of personal catharsis, allowing us to relate to his drive to be clearly heard, truly understood, and unapologetically remembered. "Is Survived By" not only shows growth in subject matter but musicianship for Touche Amore. The jangly guitar work of Clayton Stevens and Nick Steinhardt is on a new level here. Throughout the release they effortlessly entangle one another to construct beautiful yet unexpected melodies. While the explosive rhythm section of Tyler Kirby and Elliot Babin shines in the frenetic pace they keep. Achieving a stunning balance of hook laden listenability and emotion.

Without question, "Is Survived By" is another masterwork from Touche Amore. More importantly, it is a release that lives up to the promise of past releases while not repeating it. Not a departure, but a continuation down the remarkable road that they alone travel.

Track Listing:
01. Just Exist
02. To Write Content
03. Praise / Love
04. Anyone / Anything
05. DNA
06. Harbor
07. Kerosene
08. Blue Angel
09. Social Caterpillar
10. Non Fiction
11. Steps
12. Is Survived By


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Video: Touche Amore "Just Exist" Live via Rhapsody Music
Touche Amore stopped by Sonos Studio to record a live version of "Just Exist" for Rhapsody Music. The studio version of the song is included on "Is Survived By", their anticipated new album. You can Pre-order it now in the DW Estore.



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Touche Amore premiere live video of "DNA" from "Is Survived By"
On August 4th, 2013 Touche Amore played IS SURVIVED BY in its entirety to support the Bridgetown DIY space in La Puete, CA. It was filmed by Chris Avis.



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Melotov Records joins Deathwish Direct Distribution
Deathwish Direct is now the exclusive distributor of Melotov Records. Beginning in 2008, Melotov has released records from great bands like Bone Dance, Calculator, Ghostlimb, The Banner and many more. 2014 looks promising with new releases expected from Bone Dance, Outer Heaven, Fissure, Vices, and The Banner.

Along with exclusive distribution, the Deathwish Store will be your exclusive store to find all current and future releases from Melotov.

Stores/Distros email distro@deathwishinc.com to carry releases from Melotov Records.


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American Nightmare Reunion Documentary coming in 2014
The long awaited American Nightmare Reunion Documentary is currently being edited by filmmaker Evan Henkel (Loma Prieta, etc), and will see the light of day in the not so distant future. Trailer for the Documentary is below.



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Out now: Harm Wülf "There's Honey In The Soil..." 12"LP


Harm Wülf is the bedroom musical entity of G. Hirsch, known for his moving lyrical and vocal contributions in Philadelphia's Blacklisted. Harm Wülf's debut album is a collection of songs which touch upon the dark and rustic themes of solitude and aging disappointment. Inspired by a wide range of artists: from the tranquil resonance of Low, rhythmic acoustic strumming of Strength Through Joy and the ascending power of Angels Of Light, to the insular, grotesque Americana of Cormac McCarthy and Flannery O'connor. Most times sparse and austere, others apocalyptically orchestrated, Harm Wülf has the sound of something long since missing.


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Doomriders "Grand Blood" CD/LP/Digital out now!!!


"Grand Blood" from Doomriders is the follow up to their highly regarded 2010 album "Darkness Comes Alive". "Grand Blood" was engineered by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios, and features artwork from Thomas Hooper as well as packaging from Ryan Patterson (Coliseum) and J. Bannon.

Where "Darkness Comes Alive" was smooth and heavy in tone "Grand Blood" is jagged and hard in its heart. "Grand Blood" is Doomriders pushing themselves into wilder sonic territory previously unexplored by the band. In songs like "Back Taxes" and "Bad Vibes", an angular noise rock influence takes the lead, creating a harsh and charged environment. Not to fret, the hooks Doomriders are known for are as sharp as ever though, sinking into songs like the personal "Dead Friends" and melodious and emotional "Gone to Hell". Two songs that impressively showcase Nate Newton's evolving vocal ability. While monsters "Father Midnight", "New Pyramids", and "Death In Heat" are Doomriders at their heaviest and discordant to date. All complimented by new drummer Q (Magic Circle, Clouds, etc), whose frantic style powers this genre crossing masterpiece.

Track Listing:
01. New Pyramids
02. Mankind
03. Grand Blood
04. Bad Vibes
05. Dead Friends
06. Death In Heat
07. We Live In The Shadows
08. Gone To Hell
09. Back Taxes
10. Father Midnight


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Out now: Harm's Way "Blinded" 12"EP/CD


Harm's Way are an absolute force of a band from Chicago, Illinois. They made a name for themselves with masterful releases on the Organized Crime and Closed Casket Activities labels. With their punishing "Isolation" album (Closed Casket, 2011), Harm's Way brutally melded a metal attack, hardcore aggression, and industrial repetition into a new kind of sound. Creating a balance of intensity and originality rare in today's world of music.

The evolution of Harm's Way continues with "Blinded", their new 12"EP/CD on Deathwish. Illustrated by Florian Bertmer (Converge, Pig Destroyer, etc) and recorded at Brick Top Recordings by engineer Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos), "Blinded" is a crusher from start to finish. Songs like "Frontal Lobe" and "Live to Loathe" are the band at their heaviest and most adventurous so far. All of it fueled by a vitriol and pain that makes them stronger than all.

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Out now: Cold Cave "Oceans With No End" 7"EP
Cold Cave is the creative rebirth of acclaimed musician and writer Wesley Eisold.



Cutting his teeth in underground bands American Nightmare (Give Up The Ghost) and Some Girls, Eisold's body of work has truly effected a generation of listeners. Through constant cross-pollination Eisold has gained mass appeal, influencing underground and popular culture with his ever evolving artistic vision.

With an already prolific number of releases, Cold Cave has become a name synonymous with the contemporary resurgence of Darkwave and Synth Pop sub-genres. Propelling Cold Cave to perform at world class museums The Getty and the Guggenheim, as well as performances with legends Sonic Youth, The Jesus and Mary Chain, among others.

"Oceans With No End" EP is the latest offering from Cold Cave; a two song industrial indulgence that features Eisold performing all forms of instrumentation on the release. Title track "Oceans With No End" uses upbeat electronics to create a melodious wash for Eisold's pensive vocals to tread within. While B-side "People Are Poison" plods forth with an angry swagger in direct juxtaposition to the title track's driving urgency. Together they are a blindingly beautiful example of morose music at its very best.


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Out now: Deafheaven "Sunbather" 2XLP and CD
"Sunbather" is the highly anticipated new album from Deafheaven.

Recorded and engineered by Jack Shirley (Funeral Diner, Comadre) and designed by Nick Steinhardt (Touche Amore) "Sunbather" deals with the profound sadness found in the quest for one's personal perfection. Serving as an artistic lucid dream of warmth despite the stinging pain of life's cruel idealism.

With opener "Dream House" George Clarke's tortured vocals familiarly intertwine with Kerry McCoy's hypnotic guitar work before crashing into a wash of post-everything melody. This leads to the moving instrumental "Irresistible" a track that carries a twisted indie-like sensibility buried beneath glittery layers of guitar and piano. However it is in the title track and beyond where the maturation and growth of Deafheaven brightly shines. In "Sunbather" they explore sonic peaks and valleys created by superb percussionist Daniel Tracy (new to the band for this recording). His inclusion brings new dynamics to light as an urgent pulse to the swirling musical chaos. Pushing bleak epic "Vertigo" and the dark emotional closer "The Pecan Tree" to new, awe-inducing heights.

Without question "Sunbather" is Deafheaven at the peak of their creative strength and vision of their young existence. A masterfully crafted work of art that will be renowned for years to come.

Track Listing:

1. Dream House
2. Irresistible
3. Sunbather
4. Please Remember
5. Vertigo
6. Windows
7. The Pecan Tree


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Out now: Dad Punchers "These Times..." EP on Secret Voice
"It always feels a little unjust to grasp a listener's attention based on an artist's current or previous work, but the forthcoming 7"EP "These Times Weren't Made For You" will put an end to Elliot Babin's go-to connection as the drummer of Touche Amore, as it has the power to make Dad Punchers a household name. This EP marks the second release for Elliot; the Dad Punchers S/T LP opened eyes last year and gave him the platform that he has earned today, writing deeply personal and often charming songs about the struggles of young adulthood that anyone can relate to. This EP was recorded by Elliot himself in his time home from tour. Using his Father's living room and his growing knowledge of recording technique, he managed to produce an enjoyable listening experience while once again playing nearly every instrument. Taking cues from The Beach Boys,The Weakerthans, and a range of No Idea Records alumni, Dad Punchers is a look into who Elliot Babin really is as a musician, songwriter, and human being.

I couldn't be more proud to call this SV05" - Jeremy Bolm



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Out now: Oathbreaker "Eros|Anteros" CD/LP/Digital
This fantastic album is officially in stores today! Order now in the DW Estore.



"Eros|Anteros" is the breathtaking follow up to Oathbreaker's critically acclaimed "Maelstrom" album (Deathwish 2011). Where "Maelstrom" acted as individual fragments of aural shrapnel, "Eros|Anteros" is a monstrous shockwave of sound. It is Oathbreaker's story of love and the anti-love (life and death), and the growth they have experienced through these trials.

In opener "Beeltenis" (Dutch for "Portrait") layers of melodious guitar cry out to one another through the blackness. Acting as a ghostlike warning before Oathbreaker whips calm to chaos. "No Rest for the Weary" then abruptly crashes forward with breakneck speed and from there the floodgates of "Eros|Anteros" are open. As vocalist Caro Tanghe lets out the hair raising screams of "I'll never know what it means - this deadly calm inside", it's clear that this album is more potent and personal than most heavy music; this is a collective soul searching for the band. This is most apparent in brother and sister songs "As I Look Into the Abyss" and "The Abyss Looks Into Me". A stunning pairing that shows Oathbreaker racing through razor sharp metallic riffing before erupting into a vicious emotional explosion. This quarrel continues throughout the "Eros|Anteros", finally coming to a head in the haunting closer "Clair Obscur". A brilliant eleven minute epic that carefully balances shoe-gaze leanings with their wounded post-metal heart.

Track Listing:

1. Beeltenis
2. No Rest for the Weary
3. Upheaval
4. As I Look Into the Abyss
5. The Abyss Looks Into Me
6. Condor Tongue
7. Offer Aan De Leegte
8. Agartha
9. Nomads
10. Clair Obscur


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Loma Prieta and Raein Split 7"EP available now
An awesome pairing of two incredibly interesting bands who play discordant music.

Loma Prieta’s sound is difficult to describe, however it is clear that they come from the rich tradition of creative Bay Area hardcore bands such as Mohinder, Funeral Diner, Bread and Circuits, Yaphet Kotto, and Indian Summer. Eschewing sub-genres in favor of organically writing songs that are personally fulfilling, each Loma Prieta record is substantially different from the last. Nonetheless, Loma Prieta have managed to forge a distinctive form of expression that is entirely their own.

Raein are an emotional and discordant punk band from Italy originally founded by members from La Quiete and Neil on Impression. Upon their formation in 2002, the band began releasing a dizzying amount of music, over 12 influential releases/appearance in under four years time. This original incarnation of Raein disbanded in late 2005. But after a hiatus of almost 2 years the band officially regrouped in September 2007. Since the reformation the band has released to moving albums and toured the world extensively on their own terms. Considered to be leaders in the new wave of emotional post-hardcore, Raein carry a similar spirit and sound as bands Orchid, Saetia, and others. Melding melody and discordance into something truly beautiful to experience.


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Cursed "One" 12"LP Reissue available now
The highly anticipated vinyl repress of "One", the debut album from Cursed.

This new superior version of "One" was manufactured using brand new pressing plates, making the release sound heavier than ever. All of it is presented in a gatefold jacket with revamped artwork and packaging.

This is the first in a series of singular represses of the entire Cursed full length catalog from Deathwish. Cursed "Two" and "Three" albums will be reissued later this year (originally released by the defunct Goodfellow label, under exclusive license from Sonic Unyon). A final limited box set of all three albums and a book of Cursed related material by Chris Colohan will be released later down the road via a partnership of Deathwish and Colohan's own label, High Anxiety.

Cursed were Canada's metallic monstrosity fronted by vocalist/lyricist Chris Colohan formerly of The Swarm, Left For Dead, and Ruination. The band also featured former Ire and Black Hand members.

"One" was the first of many scars Cursed they left behind. Distinctly their own animal, Cursed took the most powerful qualities of the aggressive sub-genres and turned them into something raw and explosive. Ultimately influencing and shaping the heavy music world as we know it today.


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Out now: Living Eyes "Who Will Remain?" 12"LP


A crude time capsule of 2012 U.S. Hardcore played with pulverizing earnest intensity. Living Eyes follow up their last year's "Starve for Agony" 7"EP with an eleven song raging beast: "Who Will Remain?". Straight and to the point hardcore architecture exacted with maniacal and raw playing, overt bass/drum rhythm driven intensity with screaming chaotic distorted guitar, harsh guttural vocals. A stomper start to finish.

Members of Ceremony, Look Back and Laugh, Punch, Talk is Poison, Skin Like Iron, Loma Prieta, Rely, Dead and Gone, California Love, etc.


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Out now: Hesitation Wounds "Self Titled" 7"EP (on Secret Voice)


Hesitation Wounds is the combined sound of different backgrounds and 5 hours of song writing. In May of 2012, the idea was to combine friends (some of whom had never met) from different bands and see what could happen in one afternoon. Jeremy Bolm, vocalist of Hesitation Wounds (and Touché Amoré), commented, "I told Neeraj Kane (The Hope Conspiracy, Suicide File, Holy Fever), Jay Weinberg (ex-Against Me!), and Stephen 'Scuba' LaCour (Ex-Trap Them, True Cross), 'Let's write as many songs as we can on Sunday and record them on Monday.' Jay was in town and Scuba agreed to come out from Arizona for the weekend. What we came up with was three songs and an intro. We recorded them Monday afternoon with long time friend and always-available-for-my-stupid-shit, Alex Estrada. Lyrically, the songs are about witnessing the murder of a friend, the life and death of the inspirational underdog folk singer Phil Ochs, and the overall reality of life. Sonically, it's an abrasive / no strings attached outpouring of fast and heavy hardcore not far off from the bands we're already responsible for. We're proud of the outcome and we hope you enjoy."

"This is SV02. (because I couldn't live with myself having anyone else put money into such a capricious idea)." - Jeremy Bolm.

Pre-order info for Hesitation Wounds S/T 7inch will be coming soon, available on digital and vinyl from the Deathwish E-Store.


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Out now: Heiress "Early Frost" LP (featuring John Pettibone of Himsa)
"Early Frost" by Heiress is a grim and discordant artistic journey into the cold soul of the Pacific Northwest.

Recorded by renowned engineer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Seaweed, etc), "Early Frost" opens with the airy post-everything beast "All Ruins" and immediately sets an ominous tone (think Enslaved covering Slint). Wasting no time, Heiress then dive deep into the awe inducing title track "Early Frost". A beautifully haunting song filled with delicate melody and hair raising emotion. Songs like the unforgettable "Beyond Fevering" and eery "Splintering" continue this sonic exploration, experimenting with cryptic vocal stylings before unfurling true sonic power. All of first level observations aside, what is so refreshing is just how non-metal and unpredictable Heiress are, while they carry such a foreboding collective soul. Heiress melodiously twist when other artists would predictably turn up the volume. For example in the stunning track "Again, Before" Heiress masterfully introduce a pan flute, where other artists would inject a stereotypical guitar solo. After nine mesmerizing tracks, we are led through the darkness to the epic closer "Bolt and Tomb", a song which opens with thirty seconds of hypnotic percussion, building to a crescendo of truly glacial proportions. "Early Frost" from Heiress is an essential experience for those who are searching for substance in today's heavy music world.



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Out now: Code Orange Kids "Love Is Love // Return To Dust" CD/LP/Digital


Video by Max Moore.

"Love is Love // Return to Dust" is Code Orange Kids' debut album, recorded at God City Studios by Kurt Ballou (Converge). From the first organic stick clicks of opener "Flowermouth (The Leech)" musical chaos explodes in every direction imaginable. As their tangle of guitars and angular percussion violently lurches about, it's apparent that Code Orange Kids are unconcerned with following the predetermined path of any existing sub-genre (i.e. they are their own unpredictable animal). Code Orange Kids' dirges effortlessly become staccato bursts in "Liars // Trudge" and "Nothing (The Rat), two songs with so many hairpin turns they are difficult to put into words. While adversely, songs like "Colors (Into Nothing)" and "Calm // Breathe" unfurl as beautifully layered musical expanses. As impressive as these dynamics are, it is Code Orange Kids' untamed heaviness and emotion in the title referenced songs "Choices (Love is Love)" and "Bloom (Return to Dust)" that will leave you floored. These two monstrous beasts smear the divisions between art-rock, punk, doom, and noise in a way never heard before. Without a doubt, "Love is Love // Return to Dust" is truly impressive, as much a work of art as it is an album. A shining example of the bright future that awaits the world of aggressive music.

Collector's Note: Only 2 out of the 3 colors are still available.


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Out now: Birds In Row "You, Me, & The Violence" CD/LP


"You, Me, & The Violence" is the latest masterpiece from Birds In Row. The album explodes out of the gates with "Pilori", a sonic crash and bang statement of personal independence among with society's faults and fractures. Birds In Row then continue down this road, expressing disdain and struggle in songs like "Cages", "Guillotine", and "Walter Freeman". All of them musically harboring a beautiful tangle of emotional vocals and distortion. And just when it feels like the album is almost too overpowering, Birds In Row unfurl a moment of musical clarity in "Last Last Chance", a haunting guitar and vocal break. Their collective control of their dynamics is masterful work. "You, Me, & The Violence" and "Grey Hair" are near perfect examples of this, naturally shifting between searing and serene in tone. If you weren't in awe of Birds In Row in the first eleven songs, the twelve minute closer "Lovers Have Their Say" will leave you floored, as it is an ominous epic that artistically unwinds in truly spectacular fashion.

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Touche Amore "Gravity, Metaphorically" video by Max Moore
Check out the new Touche Amore video, directed by filmmaker Max Moore, for their song Gravity, Metaphorically off their awesome new split 7" with Pianos Become The Teeth.

Touche Amore vocalist Jeremy Bolm commented: "When creating any sort of art.. whether it's music, a painting, photography, etc. What makes it so special is the inspiration or interpretation someone may take from it. This is what fueled having Max Moore film a music video for our song "Gravity, Metaphorically". TA has traditionally kept all things visual in house, but when Max approached Deathwish about working with us, we decided it could be fun to have someone we've never met create something based solely on the music provided. Knowing only his resume (Converge, Whips / Chains, Code Orange Kids) we gave him a shot. What he's made is an impressive step outside anything we've done before and it's done with his own brand of chaotic and dramatic visuals. We hope you enjoy."



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Out now: Touche Amore and Pianos Become The Teeth Split 7"EP
Early 2013 brings a beautiful pairing of two of the most interesting bands playing melodic hardcore today: Touche Amore and Pianos Become The Teeth. The bands will join forces on an upcoming 7” split, to be co-released by Deathwish Inc and Topshelf Records, out digitally on January 8 and physically on January 22.

Touche Amore are a thought provoking, passionate band from Los Angeles, CA. Throughout their relentless touring and the release of their album "Parting The Sea Between Brightness and Me", Touche Amore have established themselves as one of the most exciting young bands in contemporary hardcore/punk.

Here, Touche Amore offer up the exceptional "Gravity, Metaphorically", a stripped down and discordant emotional roller coaster of a song. For over four minutes, Touche Amore rattle and buzz through tempo changes and jangly riffs, as vocalist/lyricist Jeremy Bolm pours out his heart and soul in his trademark way. A poignant step forward for a band that continues to impress with every effort.

Pianos Become The Teeth are one of the bands leading the latest generation of emotional hardcore/punk. Led by unique vocalist/lyricist Kyle Durfey, they create moving music with a focus on his powerfully poetic story telling capabilities.

With this release, Pianos Become The Teeth offer up their extraordinary new song "Hiding". Meandering melodic guitar work weaves in and out before Durfey expels "There's no good in your eyes anymore..." telling a weighty and complex tale of the subtle nuances of love and conflict. The song continues to push and pull as emotions do throughout its five minute run. Slowly building only to beautifully crash in a way that only Pianos Become The Teeth can.


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Loma Prieta "Life/Less" 12"LP repress out now from Discos Huelga/Deathwish


Formed in 2005, Loma Prieta have been a mainstay of the Bay Area hardcore community for more than half a decade. In that time they have released four 12 inch records and two 7 inch records mostly on their own label, Discos Huelga. They have also toured the U.S., Japan, Canada, and Mexico numerous times, all while members play in several other hardcore bands (Punch, Beau Navire, Us Haunted Bodies).

While Loma Prieta’s sound is difficult to describe, it is clear that they come from the rich tradition of creative Bay Area hardcore bands such as Mohinder, Funeral Diner, Bread and Circuits, Yaphet Kotto, and Indian Summer. Eschewing sub-genres in favor of organically writing songs that are personally fulfilling, each Loma Prieta record is substantially different from the last. Nonetheless, Loma Prieta have managed to forge a distinctive form of expression that is entirely their own.

"Life/Less" is Loma Prieta's powerful second album, originally released by a partnership of Discos Huelga and React With Protest Records. Now, Discos Huelga and Deathwish have partnered to repress this sought after effort with all new artwork and packaging for the release.

With "Life/Less", Loma Prieta began to explore their more chaotic side, adding heavier and faster moments to their previously established emotional hardcore punk foundation.


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Out now: Converge "All We Love We Leave Behind" 2XLP
Converge need little introduction as they have been innovating and bending the rules of metallic hardcore since 1990, influencing scores of copycats and delivering some of the most forward-thinking and sonically abrasive hardcore ever heard. This new album continues to blaze a new path over 17 tracks of desperation led by the scathing guitar work of Kurt Ballou and tortured howls of frontman Jacob Bannon. Creating what is being considered the best album of their legendary two decade long reign as kings of the genre.

"All We Love We Leave Behind" is a double album comes packaged in a reverse board gatefold jacket, printed with silver embossing.

"#1 ALBUM OF THE YEAR” - Decibel Magazine



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Out Now: Self Defense Family "Self Immolation Family" b/w World Virgins" 7"EP


This is the second installment of Self Defense Family's "Island Series" of recordings.

Recorded at "Sundlaugin" in Mosfellsbær, Iceland the studio owned by the band Sigur Ros.
The session was engineered by Birgir Jón "Biggi" Birgisson.

"Provocative" is one of the best words to use when describing Self Defense Family. With this release, vocalist/lyricist Patrick Kindlon and Company continue down their well worn path of satire on the human condition. Here they offer up two new soul searching tales, fueled by tongue in cheek wit and teeth clashed angst.

In both songs that make up this release, discordant melodies expand and contract around lackadaisical percussion, while Kindlon emotes and laments with true passion. There's no question, Self Defense Family still wear their DC influence well, but now it's tattered and torn; it's taking on their own shape. Melodic and infectious, inspiring yet at the same time, uniquely depressing. These songs are soundtrack for the solemn grey area in all of our lives. Another amazing release from one of the most interesting bands out there today.


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Give Up The Ghost (American Nightmare) Reunion Documentary Trailer
The Official trailer for the upcoming Give Up The Ghost (American Nightmare) Reunion Documentary. Coming soon on Deathwish.



Directed, Photographed, and Edited by Evan Henkel
Second Camera and Interviews by Jihad Rabah
Boston Audio Engineered by Andrew Kramer
Boston Audio Mixed by Sam Pura @ The Panda Studios

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Single Mothers "Self Titled" 7"EP available now on Secret Voice
The first release on Secret Voice is the self titled 7"EP from London Ontario's Single Mothers.





"Last year TA played an off-date show in Hamilton, Ontario. That night a band opened the show called Single Mothers. They started their set as I was organizing our merch and after about 45 seconds my ears perked up and I dropped what I was doing. I watched their set in entirety with my eyes wide and a rabid feeling of excitement that I knew I was witnessing something very special. Based out of London, Ontario Canada, Single Mothers plays a style of punk/post-hardcore that is both high in energy and layered with creativity. There is a level of honesty that vocalist Andrew Thomson gives with every song and performance that is jaw dropping and hair raising. This 7” EP serves as a unforgiving confessional of late intoxicated nights and sexual deviant behavior. Imagine a hybrid of The Hold Steady and The Bronx with a grimy overtone all it’s own. All of the elements are present for Single Mothers to step out of the shadows of Ontario and be the new Canadian front runners." - Jeremy Bolm.

“It’s like Craig Finn fronting Black Flag in early ’90s DC, yet not at all.” - Adam White managing editor of Punknews.org

Secret Voice is a label founded by Jeremy Bolm of Touche Amore, manufactured and distributed by Deathwish.



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Loma Prieta video for "Fly By Night", "I.V" LP out now
Check out Loma Prieta's "Fly By Night" video by Evan Henkel from The Waiting Room. Loma Prieta "I.V." LP is available now on Deathwish.



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Loma Prieta "Trilogy 4 - Momentary" video by Evan Henkel
Check out this fantastic video by Evan Henkel for Loma Prieta's "Trilogy 4 - Momentary".



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Loma Prieta "I.V." LP available now everywhere


Formed in 2005, Loma Prieta have been a mainstay of the Bay Area hardcore community for more than half a decade. In that time they have released four 12 inch records and two 7 inch records mostly on their own label, Discos Huelga. They have also toured the U.S., Japan, Canada, and Mexico numerous times, all while members play in several other hardcore bands (Punch, Beau Navire, Us Haunted Bodies).

While Loma Prieta’s sound is difficult to describe, it is clear that they come from the rich tradition of creative Bay Area hardcore bands such as Mohinder, Funeral Diner, Bread and Circuits, Yaphet Kotto, and Indian Summer. Eschewing sub-genres in favor of organically writing songs that are personally fulfilling, each Loma Prieta record is substantially different from the last. Nonetheless, Loma Prieta have managed to forge a distinctive form of expression that is entirely their own.

For “I.V.” the band’s Deathwish debut, Loma Prieta once again worked with longtime collaborator Jack Shirley (Atomic Garden Studio). With his guidance Loma Prieta tracked to tape 12 songs intensely emotional songs. Written during a time of great personal suffering and transition for the band "I.V." is the creative culmination of those collective experiences. From the opening breath of “Fly by Night”, Loma Prieta crash and bang melody and discord together into one beautiful work of art. This grinding theme continues throughout "I.V." in stunning songs like the aptly named three parter "Trilogy 4, 5, and 6". Creating a powerful and unpredictable ebb and flow to their emotional outpouring. As the dust settles on the distorted haze in closer "Diamond Tooth", an artistic coherency and clarity emerges that can only be described as Loma Prieta. A new kind of melancholy chaos that should be familiar, yet challenging, to those who enjoy bands like Love Lost But Not Forgotten, Pg. 99, La Quiete, and the ilk.


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Give Up The Ghost (AN) Vinyl Reissues available now on Deathwish
To coincide with the two reunion shows, Deathwish (under exclusive license from Equal Vision Records) are proud to announce the reissue of both Give Up The Ghost (American Nightmare) albums, "Background Music" and "We're Down Til We're Underground" on vinyl format. Each album is offered in a special gatefold jacket with revamped artwork and packaging. These classics have also been painstakingly remastered for vinyl by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering (Converge, Fucked Up), and come with a Download Code good for a full MP3 download of each album. A variety of limited vinyl colors as well 180 gram versions of each release are available on a first come first served basis.

Lastly brand new apparel from Give Up The Ghost is available now in the Deathwish Estore, featuring artwork from both classic albums.

Order everything now in the Deathwish Estore.


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Converge "Thousands Of Miles Between Us" DVD coming soon
We are proud to announce that Converge "Thousands Of Miles Between Us" is now in the planning stages. Their previous DVD, "The Long Road Home" (Deathwish 2003), was one of the first quality punk/hardcore DVD's ever released.

This new project will again raise the bar of what should be expected from music DVD releases. As the title suggests, "Thousands Of Miles Between Us" will document the bands travels across the world, showcasing the best live moments from their touring around the globe. Shows from Europe, Japan, and the U.S. will be featured, some sets even in their entirety. All this along with interviews with band members, crew, and friends who have been part of the bands ongoing touring legacy.

More news on this release will be available as the project progresses.

Photo: Hartley Photo


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