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Cursed "Three: Architects of Troubled Sleep"
Format: 12"LP



In stores July 22nd, 2016.
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The highly anticipated vinyl repress of "Three: Architects of Troubled Sleep", the final album from Cursed.

This definitive version of "Three" was manufactured using brand new pressing plates, making the release sound better than ever. Presented in a gatefold jacket with revamped artwork from illustrator John Baizley (Baroness, etc).

This is the third in a series of singular represses of the entire Cursed full length catalog from Deathwish ("One" and "Two" are 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. 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.

In 2008, Cursed unleashed what many consider to be their hardest hitting album, "Three: Architects of Troubled Sleep". After playing a number of intimate shows and a single record release show in Canada, they embarked on an ill-fated European Tour. On the last morning of the tour, they were robbed of all of their money, passports, etc. The robbery from within their own community was what Colohan has described as the "bullet in the head" of the band. Cursed played one final show in Amsterdam that day, and went their separate ways. For some of the members, it was the last time they ever saw each other.
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DW190
Frameworks "Smother"
Format: CD, LP, CS, Digital



In stores July 8th, 2016.
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Since their 2011 inception, Gainesville's Frameworks have become a favorite of many in the emotional hardcore scene. Creating music in the vein of Touché Amore, Explosions in the Sky, Modern Life Is War, and other uniquely powerful artists. After a string of EP releases, Frameworks released their "Loom" album on the Topshelf label in 2014. The album was well received worldwide by critics and listeners alike. In early 2016, Frameworks returned with their "Time Spent" EP. A well received release that showed the band broadening their approach through the use of darker, more experimental instrumentation.

"Smother" is the highly anticipated sophomore album from Frameworks, and their first for the Deathwish label. The album was recorded by Matt McClellan (Being As An Ocean, O’ Brother, etc) at Glow In The Dark Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright (Converge, Self Defense Family, etc) at Audiosiege Mastering. "Smother" as a whole is a massive leap forward for Frameworks. The album dynamically pulses with hook-laden melodious riffs and moving emotional crescendos. All of it gushing with a rare creative beauty and maturity that will appeal to listeners from all corners of the underground music world.
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DW189V
Converge "You Fail Me: Redux"
Format: 12"LP (CD/Digital on Epitaph)



In stores June 17th, 2016.
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"You Fail Me" from Converge is the classic follow up to their landmark "Jane Doe" full length album.

Originally released in 2004, the brute force and emotional power on "You Fail Me" is unparalled. Solidifying their reign in the genre that they have defined for over two decades. Never quite content with the original mix, "You Fail Me" Redux was remixed by guitarist Kurt Ballou at his God City studios. The release was also remastered by Alan Douches (Motorhead, Mastodon), and repackaged 
by vocalist/artist Jacob Bannon.
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DW187
Bossk "Audio Noir"
Format: CD, LP, Digital



Bossk are an atmospheric post-everything band from Ashford, Kent, England. 

Over the course of a decade Bossk have blurred the lines between the Post Metal and Post Rock sub-genres, earning cult like status in the underground music scene. They've selectively shared stages with bands including ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Cult of Luna, Dragged Into Sunlight, and many more.

Their album "Audio Noir" is a truly transcendent aural experience. Opener "The Reverie" transports the listener to new dimensions through hypnotic repetition and layered instrumentation before taking a turn into stoner doom territory with "Heliopause". Emotional instrumental "Relancer" builds to a sonic crescendo while leading to the awesome "Kobe". A song that shifts a multitude of gears before setting into one of the more chaotic hooks the band has ever produced. "Atom Smasher" then carries some of the heaviest moments of the album before beautifully disintegrating into the touching track "Nadir". Lastly, Bossk unveil "The Reverie II", a brilliant ten minute reprise that shows the band at the peak of their creative powers. Solidifying "Audio Noir" as the best kind of masterpiece; a sea change that the music world never saw coming.

First Press:
293 - Black In Transparent Purple
683 - Mint Green
1038 - Opaque Purple
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DW188
Death Index "Death Index"
Format: CD, LP, Digital



Death Index is a new project of Carson Cox (Merchandise, Neon Blud, Church Whip) and Marco Rapisarda (La Piovra, Sgurd, Archaic). Their debut album was conceived and recorded between Berlin, Tampa Bay, and Palermo, Italy.  Born in Sicily. Dead in America. Born again in Berlin. Songs about Death and Dying. Computer Death. Social Death. Animal Violence.

Death Index has yielded an album that has more in common with the primordial days of art punk than anything out there today. Roaring out of the gate with a feedback driven gallop, the album brings to mind the swagger of The Birthday Party and others. Simple synth lines and manic guitars swirl heavily throughout. Conjuring the experimental spirit of legends Suicide, while Carson’s infectious vocal croon serves as a melodious anchor through a multitude of unpredictable twists and turns. 

First Press:
303 - Black/White Mix
692 - Clear
998 - White
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DW085
Converge "Thousands of Miles Between Us"
Format: 3 X Blu-ray set, Deluxe Box set, HD-Digital



"Thousands of Miles Between Us" from Converge is the long awaited sequel to their landmark 2003 DVD release "The Long Road Home". "Thousands of Miles Between Us" from Converge is offered in 3 configurations; HD-Digital (Feature set only), 3 X Blu-ray set, and Limited Deluxe Box set versions.



HD-Digital (Feature set only)
Available as a low priced direct download, a full 20 song Converge set from their Union Transfer (Philadelphia, PA) stop on the "All We Love We Leave Behind" tour. Filmed with multiple camera angles and edited by Jimmy Hubbard (Guitar World, Vice). The live audio was mixed by Kurt Ballou at God City and mastered by engineer Alan Douches at West West Side (Motorhead, The Dillinger Escape Plan) in Stereo for the ultimate chaotic live experience (5:1 Surround Sound available on Blu-Ray only).



3 X Blu-ray set
Blu-ray Disc 1:
A full 20 song Converge set from their Union Transfer (Philadelphia, PA) stop on their "All We Love We Leave Behind" tour. Filmed with multiple camera angles and edited by Jimmy Hubbard (Guitar World, Vice). The live audio was mixed by Kurt Ballou at God City and mastered by engineer Alan Douches at West West Side (Motorhead, The Dillinger Escape Plan). Presented in both 5:1 Surround Sound (exclusive to the Blu-ray) and Stereo configurations for the ultimate chaotic live experience. An HD-Digital Download (in Stereo) of this set is also provided in this edition.

Blu-ray Discs 2 and 3:
Collectively over 15 hours of live, rare, and previously unseen footage spanning over a decade in the life of Converge. Chronologically presented over two Blu-ray discs, this collection features international live performances, interviews, features, music videos, covers, and more.



Deluxe Box set (Limited): 3 X Blu-ray, Live 2XLP, 160 Page Book, and Accessories
This definitive version for Converge completist includes:

Blu-ray Disc 1:
A full 20 song Converge set from their Union Transfer (Philadelphia, PA) stop on their "All We Love We Leave Behind" tour. Filmed with multiple camera angles and edited by Jimmy Hubbard (Guitar World, Vice). The live audio was mixed by Kurt Ballou at God City and mastered by engineer Alan Douches at West West Side (Motorhead, The Dillinger Escape Plan). Presented in both 5:1 Surround Sound (exclusive to the Blu-ray) and Stereo configurations for the ultimate chaotic live experience. An HD-Digital Download (in Stereo) of this set is also provided in this edition.

Blu-ray Discs 2 and 3:
Collectively over 15 hours of live, rare, and previously unseen footage spanning over a decade in the life of Converge. Chronologically presented over two Blu-ray discs, this collection features international live performances, interviews, features, music videos, covers, and more.

Live Double Album:
Exclusive to the Box set, a vinyl specific stereo mix of the full 20 song feature set by Alan Douches at West West Side (Motorhead, The Dillinger Escape Plan) presented on two 33rpm 12"LPs, and packaged in a Gold Mirror Board Wide Spine LP Jacket.

160 Page 12"X12" Book:
Exclusive to the Box set, this is the ultimate photographic accompaniment to "Thousands of Miles Between Us". Featuring Converge captured live by celebrated photographers Matt Miller, Reid Haithcock, and Jimmy Hubbard at shows across the United States.

Accessories:
Exclusive to the Box set, a 16 oz turntable slip-mat, embroidered patch, and more featuring Converge themed artwork from illustrator Thomas Hooper.

All of the above is housed in an incredible 12" X 12" Box, printed with Gold Foil on Black Stock.
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DW175
Chrome Over Brass "Self Titled"
Format: 12"LP, Digital



Chrome Over Brass is the one man instrumental band of Alex Garcia-Rivera, drummer of American Nightmare (Give Up The Ghost). As a highly regarded drum technician he has helped meticulously craft memorable drum sounds on landmark releases from Converge, Coliseum, Beastmilk, and more. He has also served as touring drummer for Cold Cave, Saves The Day, Shelter, and many others. 

After years of playing in traditional multi-member bands, Alex set out to do something that was 100% of his creation and control. Chrome Over Brass takes the traditional approach to songwriting and flips it upside down. Alex Garcia-Rivera's thunderous drum-riffs serve as the epicenter of everything rather than typical guitar-riffing/melody. The end result is a proto prog-punk mix that combines a High On Fire toughness with Don Caballero-like proficiency and swagger, all propelled by an urge for late 60s / early 70s inspired artistic exploration. 

In a live setting Chrome Over Brass is an impressive sight. Alex Garcia-Rivera performs all percussion alongside his pre-recorded instrumentation, without breaks, making Chrome Over Brass a one-man experience unlike anything else out there.

A true DIY project, the debut album from Chrome Over Brass was recorded in a 100% analog process on 2 inch tape at Alex Garcia-Rivera’s own Mystic Valley Studio, a fully analog studio he built with his own hands. Each song is comprised of one complete drum performance on a simple 5 piece drum set (made by Alex himself), with no digital editing. Even guitar and bass tracks were recorded in singular takes; a true rarity in today's cut and paste music world. 

Side-A opener "Elephants Never Forget" stomps out of the gate as a phased out exercise in post-everything heavy. While "Bear Attack", "Crush On The Derbyshire", and "Here Come The Stukas" all collectively pick up the pace, introducing technical speed and simple riffing with epic results. Side-B begins with even more impressive musicality in "Black Rainbow" and "Fighting With Tooth And Nailgun". While synth drenched psychedelic jam "Moogs for Moderns" grants some moments of sonic serenity. That’s not all, "Jeeps On Safari" cleverly emerges from the haze with a hook laden bounce, leading to wild closer “One Night In St. Regis”. A hyper speed percussive blast that needs to be heard to be believed. 

Side A
Elephants Never Forget 0:00-2:27 (2:27)
Bear Attack 2:30-3:50 (1:20)
Crush On The Derbyshire 3:52-6:56 (3:04)
Here Come The Stukas 6:59-10:10 (3:11)

Side B
Black Rainbow 0:00-1:42 (1:42)
Fighting With Tooth And Nailgun 1:45-3:32 (1:47)
Moogs For Moderns 3:34-5:38 (2:04)
Jeeps On Safari 5:40-8:10 (2:30)
One Night In St. Regis 8:13-9:49 (1:36)
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