American Nightmare (GUTG) "Background Music"
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.
01. (We Are)
02. There Is A Black Hole In The Shadow Of The Pru
04. Shoplifting In A Ghost Town
05. I Saved Latin
06. Postmark My Compass
07. I.C. You Are Feeling Drake
09. God Save The Queen
10. Your Arsonist
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
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.
01. When They Come Down
02. Bottom Feeder
04. As The City Burns
05. Where Ghosts Roam
07. Tongue Tied
08. Turn and Run
09. Give and Take
10. Running Out Of Time
11. Kingdom Of Heaven
330 - Clear Gold
756 - Opaque Orange
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.
02. Sinking In Sin
330 - Clear vinyl
770 - Grey vinyl
1100 - White vinyl
New Lows "DW Live Series 09: Live on WERS"
The Deathwish Live Series is a series of FREE live recordings of Deathwish affiliated artists. These recordings are from a variety of sources: Radio shows, official and non-official live recordings, bootlegs, and more.
We are giving these recordings away as a thank you to the listeners who continue to support independent music. If you dig what you hear, please support these artists by seeing them live and by purchasing their releases and apparel in the DW Estore @ www.deathwishinc.com.
This is an early recording of Boston's New Lows from the "Radio Beat" radio show on WERS. This recording showcases New Lows' no frills hardcore approach in a raw embryonic state. After this session, the band went through a number of lineup changes while creating their infamous "Harvest of the Carcass" album. Now reinvigorated and refocused, New Lows continue to wreak havoc on the hardcore community everywhere.
Photo by Reid Haithcock
New Lows "Harvest of the Carcass" 12"LP/Digital
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Victims / Kylesa "Split"
Format: 7"EP, Digital
This classic split 7"EP was previously released in Europe by our friends at La Familia. This revamped Deathwish version is a brand new pressing and features killer new artwork and design by Ryan Patterson (Coliseum).
Savannah, Georgia's Kylesa offer a monster of a song in "Pain And Suffering", a sample heavy punk/doom jam that calls to the band member's deep roots within the punk/crust community. Since the recording, Kylesa have gone on to release the "Spiral Shadow" album, which showed the band moving in a more progressive influenced direction. On the B-Side, Sweden's punk/hardcore mainstays Victims offer up "On Our Knees", a buzzsaw of a song recorded by Fred Estby (Dismember, etc) and Nicke Andersson (Entombed, Hellacopters, etc). And if that's not enough, Victims also plow through a version of the Kylesa's "Descend Within", the most infectious song from Kylesa's self titled album on Prank.
01. Kylesa - Pain and Suffering
02. Victims - On Our Knees
03. Victims - Descend Within
330 - Red
780 - Yellow
1100 - Transparent Gold
Self Defense Family "I'm Going Through Some Shit b/w All Fruit is Ripe"
Format: 7"EP, Digital
This first installment of Self Defense Family's "Island Series" of recordings.
Recorded at Tuff Gong Studio in Kingston Jamaica, these songs capture the unique energy of the legendary studio that Bob Marley founded.
"Heavy" is a odd word to invoke when discussing Self Defense Family. Up to this point, the band could be described as tense and challenging, but rarely heavy in the contemporary sense. On this release a "heavy" impression is unavoidable, as Self Defense Family emotionally engages listeners like few others can.
In both songs that make up the release, discordant melodies dance around plodding/building percussion, while Pat Kindlon's croons animate his trademark lyrical wit. Ultimately all of this ignites their torch of DC influence into the mesmerizing inferno that is so unique to them. Beautiful yet flawed, uplifting, yet at the same time, depressing. Without question, this is human music for those reaching for something unpretentious in a world of posturing and temporary trends. A stunning release that does more in two songs than many bands potentially do in a lifetime.
01. I'm Going Through Some Shit
02. All Fruit Is Ripe
65 - Test Presses
290 - Opaque Yellow
707 - Clear Green
939 - Black
Punch "Nothing Lasts"
Format: 7"EP, Digital
Punch "Nothing Lasts E.P." is released by a partnership of Deathwish, Discos Huelga, and 625 Thrash.
In June of 2011, Punch piled into their two beat up Honda Civics in San Francisco, CA and set off on a twenty six minute journey to East Palo Alto, CA. With a population of just over four thousand gang members, East Palo Alto may be a peculiar place for a punk band to go, but nestled in its urban isolation is acclaimed engineer Jack Shirley and his Atomic Garden Studios (formerly the ShitBox). There under Shirley's attentive ears, Punch poured their patchwork sound into their latest work, "Nothing Lasts E.P.”
The influences on “Nothing Lasts” are as varied as the 5 members’ musical backgrounds, spending time in bands as diverse as Doppelganger, Loma Prieta, and Bullets In. As with their previous releases “Nothing Lasts” straddles a variety of hardcore sub-genres. From thrash to d-beat to straight up youth crew Punch recombines all of these genres to create something all their own without ever being forced or cheesy (they're vegan, duh). “Nothing Lasts” is a slightly more introspective release for the band which lyrically and musically explores active nihilism – the idea that it is better to actively break down your walls and change yourself rather than to sit around and wait for the world to spoon feed you. Make each moment count because no matter good or bad, nothing lasts.
01. Do It Yourself
03. Time Apart
04. Planning Is Easy
05. Four Letters
06. The Chase
07. How Nothing Lasts
100 - Clear
300 - Blue / Black mix
700 - White
2000 - Blue
1000 - Black