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Harm's Way "Rust"
Format: CD, LP, Digital

In stores March 10th, 2015.
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“Rust” is the new album from Harm’s Way. Recorded at Brick Top Recordings by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Dead In The Dirt), mixed at God City Studios by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire), and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Obituary, Nails). Brutally and meticulously refined, “Rust” brilliantly combines industrial repetition (think Godflesh), metal attack (think Sepultura, Helmet, Celtic Frost), and hardcore aggression. Showing that Harm’s Way have emerged from the wreckage of past genres as the new high watermark of heavy in contemporary aggressive music.

Opener “Infestation” stomps with machine-like precision before plunging into a depressing sonic dirge. While songs like “Law Of The Land”, “Hope”, “Cancerous Ways”, and others introduce guitar and electronic driven atmospherics into the arsenal. These subtle dynamics bleed into other aspects of “Rust” as well. Mid-album beast “Left To Disintegrate” unfurls as an unforgettable anti-anthem ripe with infectious creeping metallic undertones. While “Amongst The Rust” and “Turn To Stone” introduce guest vocals from Colin Young (Twitching Tongues) and Emily Jancetic. Both of them adding haunting nuance to the brute force of the band. All of this leads to the epic closer “Ease My Mind”; a take-no-prisoners aural bludgeoning so heavy that it needs to be heard to be believed.

Track Listing:

01. Infestation
02. Law Of The Land
03. Cremation
04. Hope
05. Cancerous Ways
06. Amongst The Rust
07. Disintegrate
08. Docile Bodies
09. Turn To Stone
10. Ease My Mind
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DW169
Blacklisted "When People Grow, People Go"
Format: LP, CD, Cassette, Digital

In stores February 10th, 2015.
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"When People Grow, People Go" is the new album from Blacklisted.

Recorded by Will Yip at Studio 4, "When People Grow, People Go" is an eleven song amalgamation of Blacklisted’s brave experimental leanings ("No One Deserves…" direction) and their unquestionable hardcore heart ("Heavier Than Heaven…" direction). All of it musically electric, pushed to the point of explosion by vocalist and lyricist George Hirsch's melancholic introspection. Widening the gap between them and everyone else with their inspiring originality, vulnerability, and power.

Track Listing:

01. Insularized
02. Turn In The Pike
03. Riptide
04. Deeper Kind
05. Gossamer
06. Burnt Palms
07. Foreign Observer (w/ Nick WOJ of Cold World)
08. Calendars
09. Wooder Ice
10. Bottle Rockets
11. When People Grow, People Go
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DW171
Burning Love "Down So Long b/w Medicine Man"
Format: 7"EP, Digital

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Burning Love are an unapologetic punk band from Toronto, fronted by vocalist/lyricist Chris Colohan (Cursed, Left For Dead, Ruination, etc). Burning Love's approach is more nuanced than his previous bands. Mixing raw melody and swagger (akin to Laughing Hyenas, Poison Idea, etc) into their hardcore blood. Since 2007, Burning Love have released a number of records on labels like Deranged, High Anxiety, and Southern Lord.

"Down So Long" b/w "Medicine Man" is a two song banger of an EP, recorded by Josh Korody at Candle in Toronto (Fucked Up, etc). Opener "Down So Long" emerges from ghostly feedback with an unrelenting punk romp. Lyrically addressing the social chaos of our world askew, despite the illusion of military and political order. While the infectious "Medicine Man" addresses fashionable drug addiction in the punk world, despite the trail of havoc that it cuts through the most wounded of world populations.
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DW156
Cursed "Two"
Format: 12"LP

Coming soon.
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The highly anticipated vinyl repress of "Two", the sophmore album from Cursed.

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

This is the second in a series of singular represses of the entire Cursed full length catalog from Deathwish ("One" is now available). Cursed "Two" and "Three" albums were originally released by the defunct Goodfellow label, and are under exclusive license to Deathwish from Sonic Unyon Distribution.

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.

Originally released in 2005, "Two" was the intense second album from Cursed. 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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Blacklisted "Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God: Deluxe Edition"
Format: LP

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Limited to 500 copies, this is the Deluxe LP version of “Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God”

This Deluxe version includes an alternative gatefold jacket, a 12” x 12” 24 Page Booklet, and 180 Gram Virgin Black vinyl. Audio has been remastered for vinyl from the original God City mixes by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. An instant download of high resolution FLAC audio is included with your purchase.

Whether it's with their infectious hardcore urgency, or uniquely powerful lyrics, the true grit of Blacklisted will move you. They carry a soul and energy unlike any other hardcore band. Picking up the torch that contemporary legends AN/GUTG once proudly carried. Merging a violence, honesty, and emotional outpouring into one untamable and inspiring hardcore animal.

Recorded and engineered by Kurt Ballou (Converge) at God City, "Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God" is a true classic from Blacklisted. It carries the psychological darkness hinted at in their previous "Peace On Earth..." release, and dives head first into the jaws of introspective abyss. This bold leap sharpened their teeth and reaped great creative rewards. Songs like "Stations" and "Touch Test" erupt with shocking state of emotional electricity, while the abrasive melancholy of "Circuit Breaker" and "Wish" possess the ability to haunt listeners for a lifetime. All these qualities showcase Blacklisted's continuing evolution as a band, and distance them far from the rest of the hardcore pack. Cementing their reputation as one of the only true lone-wolves of their hardcore generation.

Photography: Melissa Farley

TRACK LISTING:
01. Stations
02. Touch Test
03. I Am Weighing Me Down
04. Always
05. Memory Layne
06. Circuit Breaker
07. Matrimony
08. Self-Explosive
09. Burning Monk
10. Canonized
11. Wish

First Press:
500 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
DW166v
Self Defense Family "Indoor Wind Chimes b/w Cottaging"
Format: 7"EP, Digital

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

Recorded by Jamie Savage at Chem 19 Studios (Franz Ferdinand, Arab Strap) in Glasgow, Scotland.

Challenging 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 seemingly limitless creative road.

Opener “Indoor Wind Chimes” paints a brutal yet honest picture of the end of days. Poetically exploring the rarely discussed politics of dying on a foundation of a beautiful melodious riff. B-Side “Cottaging” is some of Self Defense Family’s best work to date. In it Kindlon, tells his tale of a staling relationship amid complicated mistakes. Through his gift of unflinching realism, he makes his brand of self deprecation a touching and emotional work of art. Without a doubt, this is another stellar release from one of today’s most prolific underground bands.

TRACK LISTING:
01. Indoor Wind Chimes
02. Cottaging

First Press:
342 - White
775 - Opaque Blue
2100 - Transparent Red
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DW163
Touché Amoré "Live On BBC Radio One: Vol 2"
Format: 7"EP, Digital

Since their inception, Touche Amore have been touring relentlessly, playing their brand of emotional hardcore/punk everywhere from dingy basements to sprawling arenas. While traveling in the UK in 2013, they were invited to record at the legendary BBC Studios for "The Punk Show" with host Mike Davies for a second time (the band released their "Live on BBC Radio 1 Vol .1 in 2012 on Deathwish). Again, Touche Amore worked with acclaimed engineer Simon Askew (Pulp, PJ Harvey, Foo Fighters) and assistant Phil Deacon during a half day of recording.

Touche Amore “Live on BBC Radio 1” Vol. 2 offers heartfelt renditions of recent “Is Survived By” anthems “Just Exist”, “Harbor”, and “Non Fiction”, as well as “Gravity, Metaphorically”, originally on their split w/ Pianos Become The Teeth.

TRACK LISTING:
01. Just Exist (BBC Live Version)
02. Gravity, Metaphorically (BBC Live Version)
03. Harbor (BBC Live Version)
04. Non Fiction (BBC Live Version)

First Press:
220 - Clear
330 - Transparent Purple
770 - Opaque Blue
4200 - White
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