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Rise And Fall "Faith"
Format: CD, LP, Digital



Deathwish are proud to announce "Faith" the new album from Rise And Fall.

"Faith" is Rise And Fall's artistic exploration on the concepts of faith and fate, nature and nurture, and life and death. Struggles that we can all relate to in our daily lives. Sonically, the album melds an impassioned technical proficiency and emotional performance unlike any other previous Rise And Fall release. Showing that in their maturity, Rise And Fall have gained creative depth without losing the ferocity that earned them their rightful place on the throne of the Belgian hardcore community.

"Faith" was engineered and recorded by Kurt Ballou (Converge) at God City studios. It includes guest appearances by Kurt himself, Stephen Brodsky (Cave In), Justin De Tore (Mind Eraser, etc.), Kevin Baker (The Hope Conspiracy, APMD, etc).

With the first murky chords of opener "A Hammer And Nails", Rise And Fall shake the ground with noise rock discordance, weighty hardcore heaviness, and trademark "punk metal" rage. As the song recedes, they rise up again and unleash "Deceiver" and "The Gallows Await", two truly vicious anthems. While it's welcoming to hear Rise And Fall hit this familiar (yet evolved) stride, it is in their new found dynamics where they really shine. For example, "Breathe" carries an infectious/hazy jangle that pays homage to the Am Rep world before exploring unorthodox directions. And songs like "Burning At Both Ends" and "Things Are Different Now" take unpredictable melodious twists and turns before collapsing into powerful dirges. Not only have Rise And Fall grown musically but lyrically as well. In fact all throughout "Faith", soul searching lyrics are more revealing than ever before. Exploring the concept of broken faith, separation from the natural world, and the search for direction in life. This theme and its aural counterpart coalesce in the nearly seven minute epic closer "Faith/Fate". A song that metamorphosizes through a hypnotic ebb and flow, only to strip away layers to reveal something primal at the core; audio of the actual heartbeat of Vince's newborn daughter. This is truly a rare and powerful moment to hear in aggressive music; one where real life and art fuse together as one.

Track Listing:
01. A Hammer and Nails
02. Deceiver
03. The Gallows Await
04. Burning At Both Ends
05. Things Are Different Now
06. Breathe
07. Hidden Hands
08. Escapism
09. Dead Weight
10. Faith / Fate

First Press:
750 - Fire
750 - Earth
750 - Water
750 - Air
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DW133
Narrows "Painted"
Format: 12"LP, Digital



While every bit as sonically vitriolic as their past endeavors, Painted attempts to focus its energy rather than lash out blindly. Songs like “Greenland” and “It’s The Water” still weigh in with bottom-heavy instrumentation, but lyrically look towards brighter horizons. Though the band seeks to close the emotional divide it basked in on their debut, the primary meaning behind New Distances couldn’t be more pertinent to the band’s sophomore album. The U.S. Department of Immigration recently denied entry to Cox, forcing the recruitment of temporary guitarist Mark Holcomb (Aeges, Undertow, Shift) for Narrow’s 2011 tour with Helms Alee. While the global nature of the band already limited their opportunities for touring, this additional roadblock further exacerbated the difficulties of writing and recording an album with members spread across the United Stated and Europe.

Despite the difficulties of recording across two hemispheres, Painted sounds like a band locked into a singular vision. Matt Bayles (Mastodon, ISIS, Minus The Bear) recorded the album at Red Room Studios with Cox’s guitar overdubs tracked by Wayne Pennell at Bunker Studios in Brentford, England during late night Skype sessions with the stateside members of the band. Due in part to the constraints of time and distance, Painted is a streamlined record. With eight songs clocking in at just over 27 minutes, the album wastes no time exorcising its demons. And while part of New Distances’ allure stemmed from it’s marriage of primal metallic hardcore with the effects-laden art rock approach of guitarists Cox and Frederiksen, Painted harnesses power from curtailing more of their experimental moments in favor of big meaty riffs and voracious tempos.

Track Listing:
01. Under The Guillotine
02. TB Positive
03. Absolute Betrayer
04. Greenland
05. "It's The Water"
06. Face Paint
07. Final Mass
08. SST

First Press:
333 - Opaque Grey vinyl
695 - Opaque Blue vinyl
1145 - White vinyl
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DW131
Loma Prieta "I.V."
Format: 12"LP, Digital



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.

Track Listing:
01. Fly By Night
02. Torn Portrait
03. Reproductive
04. Trilogy 4 "Momentary"
05. Trilogy 5 "Half Cross"
06. Trilogy 6 "Forgetting"
07.
08. Uniform
09. Uselessness
10. Aside From this Distant Shadow, There is Nothing Left
11. Biography
12. Diamond Tooth

First Press:
315 - Clear
715 - Grey

Second Press:
1005 - White

Third Press:
1040 - Black
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DW115
American Nightmare (GUTG) "We're Down Til We're Underground"
Format: 12"LP

"We're Down Til We're Underground" by Give Up The Ghost was originally released by Equal Vision Records on September 23rd, 2003. Produced by Jim Siegel (Blood For Blood, Slapshot) and Tim Cossar, "We're Down…" is true milestone of a hardcore album. Encapsulating the personal growth, strife, and struggle of the band members that helped to create it. From the first strummed notes of opening instrumental "(It's Sometimes Like It Never Started)" the album feels intensely personal and thematic. In many ways, it is as if we are listening to the beat of the open heart of the creators. Because of this, it's difficult to pinpoint any high point in the music and lyrical content. Every song on "We're Down Til' We're Underground" effortlessly carries intense emotional weight in all it's layers. After all, it's an album born out of pressure and pain more so than most hardcore records (past or present) will likely ever be.

Deathwish, under exclusive license from Equal Vision Records, are proud to announce the reissue of "We're Down Til We're Underground" on vinyl format. 

"We're Down Til We're Underground" has been remastered for vinyl by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering (Converge, Fucked Up, and more).

This new version is offered in a gatefold jacket with revamped artwork and packaging. It also comes with an immediate MP3 Download of the release at checkout from the DW Estore. As with all new Deathwish vinyl releases, a Digital Download coupon is included inside the release, just in case you would like to Download at a later date.

Track Listing:
01. (It's Sometimes Like It Never Started)
02. Love American
03. Young Hearts Be Free Tonight (Viva Love)
04. Since Always
05. Calculation Nation
06. The Last Supper After Party (Domenic Palermo)
07. Crime Scene
08. Bluem (Calumet Street Light People)
09. A E I O U
10. Crush Of The Year
11. No Lotion Could Ever Unclog These Pores
12. We Killed It
13. (And Sometimes It's Like It Will Never End)

First Press:
346 - Transparent Purple Vinyl (Band Exclusive)
354 - Opaque Yellow vinyl
424 - Clear Yellow vinyl (Merch Now Exclusive)
687 - Clear Orange vinyl
1012 - 180 Gram Black vinyl
2210 - Clear Pink vinyl

Collector's Note: The Clear Yellow and Clear Orange vinyl colors transition into one another, making it a bit difficult to differentiate between the two colors for some people. They are different colors though, and each do exist on their own.
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DW114
American Nightmare (GUTG) "Background Music"
Format: 12"LP

American Nightmare's "Background Music" album was originally released by Equal Vision Records on June 12th, 2001. Produced by Tim Cossar and Dean Baltulonis, "Background Music" is anything but what the title implies, standing the test of time as a true hardcore classic. From the machine-gun like snare roll of opener "(we are)" into Wes' cry of "this is the soundtrack to saying goodbye…" the atmosphere around American Nightmare is emotionally electric. Setting an tone that rings through anthemic songs like "am/pm", "hearts", and "your arsonist". These and the rest of the songs on the album blend a youthful violence and vulnerability into something rabid, hopelessly romantic, and refreshingly real. After almost ten years, "Background Music " continues to resonate as loudly and potently as ever.

Deathwish, under exclusive license from Equal Vision Records, are proud to announce the reissue of "Background Music" on vinyl format. 

"Background Music" has been remastered for vinyl by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering (Converge, Fucked Up, and more).

This new version is offered in a gatefold jacket with revamped artwork and packaging. It also comes with an immediate MP3 Download of the release at checkout from the DW Estore. As with all new Deathwish vinyl releases, a Digital Download coupon is included inside the release, just in case you would like to Download at a later date.

Track Listing:
01. (We Are)
02. There Is A Black Hole In The Shadow Of The Pru
03. AM/PM
04. Shoplifting In A Ghost Town
05. I Saved Latin
06. Postmark My Compass
07. I.C. You Are Feeling Drake
08. Hearts
09. God Save The Queen
10. Your Arsonist
11. Farewell

First Press:
348 - Transparent Red Vinyl (Band Exclusive)
340 - Clear / Black Mix (or Grey) vinyl
423 - Clear Yellow vinyl (Merch Now Exclusive)
598 - White vinyl
1009 - 180 Gram Black vinyl
2159 - Opaque Green vinyl
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DW126
Rise And Fall "Hellmouth"
Format: 12"LP, Digital

Originally released by JTTP Records and Surprise Attack Records in 2004. This definitive Deathwish version is a new pressing and boasts a brand new mastering job, revamped artwork, and three bonus tracks never previously available on vinyl (including an Integrity cover).

It's hard to believe that nearly a decade has passed since the world was introduced to Ghent Belgium's "Punk Metal" innovators, Rise And Fall. In those years, they have risen to become one of the most respected and revered hardcore bands worldwide.

"Hellmouth" is Rise And Fall's classic debut album, originally released in 2004. Listening back years later, it's apparent that even in their primordial form, Rise And Fall had the musical venom to compete with the biggest beasts out there. Thunderous drumming, thick walls of guitars, ripping solos, and brutal vocals all coalesce to lay the blueprint for "Punk Metal" as we know it. Making "Hellmouth" an essential experience for any hardcore fan out there today.

Track Listing:
01. When They Come Down
02. Bottom Feeder
03. Hellmouth
04. As The City Burns
05. Where Ghosts Roam
06. Collapse
07. Tongue Tied
08. Turn and Run
09. Give and Take
10. Running Out Of Time
11. Kingdom Of Heaven

First Press:
330 - Clear Gold
756 - Opaque Orange
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DW125
Rise And Fall "Deceiver b/w Sinking In Sin"
Format: 7"EP, Digital



"Deceiver" b/w "Sinking In Sin" is a limited 7"EP from Rise And Fall that hints at their future, while also honoring their H8000 past.

"Deceiver" is taken from their highly anticipated new album, "Faith", due out in early 2012. Already a staple of their live sets, "Deceiver" is an absolute ripper of a song that combines the strongest songwriting elements of their "Into Oblivion" and "Our Circle Is Vicious" albums. Frantic drumming, discordant guitars, and passionate vocal screams all build into an awe-inducing wall of sound. If "Deceiver" is any indication of what is on the horizon, Rise And Fall's "Faith" will be a serious contender for one of the best hardcore albums of 2012.

The B-Side of this 7"EP features "Sinking In Sin", Rise And Fall's tribute to Belgian Hardcore legends, Congress, and the H8000 Scene as a whole. In their interpretation of the song, Rise And Fall create a dark and textural atmosphere that compliments the powerful metallic hardcore foundation that Congress laid before them. They are even joined by former members of Congress and Liar, bringing the two generations of Belgian Hardcore together, as one vicious circle.

Track Listing:
01. Deceiver
02. Sinking In Sin

First Press:
330 - Clear vinyl
770 - Grey vinyl
1100 - White vinyl
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