Hesitation Wounds "Self Titled"
Format: 7"EP, Digital
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.
Secret Voice is a label founded by Jeremy Bolm of Touche Amore, manufactured and distributed by Deathwish.
304 - Silver
708 - Olive Green
1020 - Oxblood
500 - Clear
500 - White
Living Eyes "Who Will Remain?"
Format: 12"LP, Digital
Members of Ceremony, Look Back and Laugh, Punch, Talk is Poison, Skin Like Iron, Loma Prieta, Rely, Dead and Gone, California Love, etc.
A crude time capsule of 2013 U.S. Hardcore played with pulverizing earnest intensity. Living Eyes follow up their 2011 "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.
330 - Opaque Red
782 - White
Wear Your Wounds / Revelator "Split"
Format: 7"EP, Digital
Self released, exclusively distributed by Deathwish Direct.
Revelator is the somber vision of musician Ben Chisholm, who is also a full time member of Chelsea Wolfe. Recording under the name "White Horse" since 2010, he has released a number of highly praised experimental solo recordings including "Final Coordinates" and "The Revenant Gospels I, II, and III". Sighting other artists working under that same moniker, the name was eventually put out to pasture in 2012. With this fresh start, Revelator offers "Net of Gems", a melancholic and haunting song driven by a wash of electronics, throbbing percussion, spiraling piano and subtle guitar work. He effortlessly constructs a sonic world which conjures up delicate hallucinogenic visions akin to a spry Pink Floyd, but darker and more ethereal.
Wear Your Wounds is the product of years of solo experimentation by founding Converge member Jacob Bannon. Picking up where his avante-garde projects Irons and Supermachiner left off, "Adrift In You" quickly builds into a hook laden storm of sound. Subtle electronics, massive guitars, and huge percussion swirl as poignant vocals call from the eye of it all. Bringing to mind the stark sounds of Swans, Killing Joke, My Bloody Valentine, and other like minded artists. Serving as a bold yet abbreviated taste of the new creative chapter for one of aggressive music's most influential artists.
100 Black/Clear Split (available from Revelator exclusively)
100 White/Clear Split (available from Wear Your Wounds exclusively)
400 Coke Bottle Blue (available from Deathwish exclusively)
400 White (available from Jacobbannon.com exclusively)
Various Artists "Spring 2013"
Deathwish are proud to present the Punk/Hardcore/Metal soundtrack to your spring aptly titled "Spring 2013", our newest FREE Digital Sampler. "Spring 2013" is a monstrous 26 song (hour and a half long) dive into the Deathwish world. Listen to great songs from Deathwish artists, as well as Deathwish Distributed labels Black Market Activities, React!, Sealegs, Secret Voice, and Six Feet Under.
Bands in order of appearance: Touche Amore, AC4, Blacklisted, Loma Prieta, Code Orange Kids, Heiress, Birds In Row, Narrows, Gaza, Oathbreaker, Converge, Hesitation Wounds, Punch, Living Eyes, Mindset, Vigilante, New Lows, The Mongoloids, Palm, Whips/Chains, Single Mothers, Stomach Earth, Deafheaven, Cold Cave, Self Defense Family, and Dad Punchers.
Download and experience the quality and diversity within the world of aggressive music we represent. If you like what you hear, please support these artists by seeing them live and by purchasing their releases and apparel in the DW Estore @ http://www.deathwishinc.com/estore
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Touché Amoré / Pianos Become The Teeth "Split"
Format: 7"EP, Digital
A beautiful pairing of two of the most interesting bands playing melodic hardcore today, Touche Amore and Pianos Become The Teeth.
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 it's five minute run. Slowly building only to beautifully crash in a way that only Pianos Become The Teeth can.
200 - Clear (Touche Amore exclusive color)
200 - Beer (Pianos Become The Teeth exclusive color)
500 - Electric Blue (Deathwish exclusive color)
500 - Gold (Top Shelf exclusive color)
1500 - Electric Blue / Gold split
5129 - Opaque Aqua Blue
2000 - Baby Blue
Heiress "Early Frost"
Format: LP, Digital
"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.
110 - Red
440 - Green
466 - Black
Code Orange "Love is Love // Return to Dust"
Format: LP, CD, Digital
"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.
308 - Clear Yellow / Black Vinyl Mix
728 - Opaque Orange Vinyl
2040 - White Vinyl
298 - Opaque Maroon (Code Orange Kids exclusive)
1799 - Opaque Yellow
2108 - Transparent Orange