Birds In Row "You, Me, & The Violence"
Format: CD, LP, Digital
"You, Me, & The Violence" explodes out of the gates with "Pilori", a sonic crash and bang statement of personal independence among society's faults and fractures. Birds In Row then continue down this road, expressing disdain in songs like "Cages", "Guillotine", and "Walter Freeman". All of them musically harboring a tangle of emotional vocals and rabid distortion. Just when it feels like the album is almost too overpowering, Birds In Row unfurl a moment of clarity in "Last Last Chance", a haunting guitar and vocal break. The collective control of their dynamics is masterful work. "You, Me, & The Violence" and "Grey Hair" are near perfect examples of this, shifting between searing and serene in tone. And if you weren't in awe of Birds In Row in the first eleven songs, the twelve minute closer "Lovers Have Their Say" will leave you floored, as it is an ominous epic that unwinds in truly spectacular fashion.
02. There Is Only One Chair In This Room
05. Walter Freeman
06. Last Last Chance
07. You, Me, & The Violence
08. Grey Hair
09. Cold War Everyday
10. The Illusionist
11. Police & Thieves
12. Lovers Have Their Say
300 - Opaque Yellow Vinyl
685 - White Vinyl
1006 - Clear Vinyl
1096 - Black
Converge / Napalm Death "Split"
Format: 7"EP, Digital
Self released by Converge and Napalm Death, exclusively Distributed by Deathwish Direct.
Legendary bands Converge and Napalm Death have come together for a split release, bridging the worlds of personal and politically driven extreme music.
Recorded as part of their new album sessions, Converge offer up the blazing new song "No Light Escapes". Already a staple of their live set, this whirlwind of an emotional charged song is a soon to be a discordant hardcore/metal anthem for the band. Also on the release, Converge offer a "We Are The World" styled rendition of the influential Entombed classic "Wolverine Blues". Joining them in tribute is a number of friends including Tomas Lindberg (Disfear, At The Gates, Lock Up), Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, Split Cranium), Kevin Baker (APMD, The Hope Conspiracy), Brian Izzi (Trap Them), and more. A new Converge album will surface later in 2012 on Epitaph/Deathwish.
On the flip side, metal pioneers Napalm Death offer up two new aural monsters. First, "Will By Mouth" erupts in classic grind fashion. A buzz of brutal guitars and a crushing blast beat lay a foundation for Barney Greenway's vicious vocal attack. All of it uniquely bleeding together to paint a vivid picture of social unrest. Also on the release, Napalm Death offer the slower and textural new song "No Impediment To Triumph (Bhopal)". A deeply resonant number that lyrically sheds light on the horrific Bhopal Gas Tragedy of 1984. Without question, "No Impediment…" is truly a powerful and poignant moment for this legendary band.
01. No Light Escapes - Converge
02. Wolverine Blues - Converge
03. Will By Mouth - Napalm Death
04. No Impediment To Triumph (Bophal) - Napalm Death
4 - Test Presses
1054 - Fluorescent Pink vinyl (Band Color)
1049 - Fluorescent Yellow vinyl (Band Color)
1045 - "Vinyl Bong" Random colors of vinyl (DW Estore Color)
2043 - Gold vinyl (Deathwish Direct Retail/Distro Color)
Touché Amoré "Live on BBC Radio 1"
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 2011, they were invited to record at the legendary BBC Studios for "The Punk Show" with host Mike Davies. Being the music fanatics they are, Touche Amore excitedly accepted the offer. There they worked with acclaimed engineer Simon Askew (Pulp, PJ Harvey, Foo Fighters) during a half day of recording. With a trophy resume like that, you would think that Touche Amore would be presented here in a polished state, but the contrary is true. Here we experience four of their well known anthems in their most stripped down, road worn state. All at goose-bump inducing, speaker blowing volume.
01. ~ (BBC Live Version)
02. Home Away From Here (BBC Live Version)
03. I'll Deserve Just That (BBC Live Version)
04. Amends (BBC Live Version)
200 - Clear
300 - Transparent Purple
700 - Transparent Orange
1500 - Transparent Blue
2300 - White
Various Artists "Summer 2012"
Deathwish are proud to present the Punk/Hardcore soundtrack to your sun scorched vacation, "Summer 2012", our newest FREE Digital Sampler.
Bands included (in order of appearance): Narrows, Oathbreaker, Heiress, Whips/Chains, Rise And Fall, Give Up The Ghost (AN), Loma Prieta, Victims, Birds In Row, Code Orange Kids, Touche Amore, Single Mothers, Living Eyes, Punch, Self Defense Family, Cursed, New Lows, Starkweather, and Deafheaven.
"Summer 2012" is an eclectic hour long trip into the Deathwish world. Download and experience the diversity and creativity 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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Format: 12"EP, Digital
Whips/Chains "Master/Slave" 12"EP is available now on Deathwish.
Deathwish are proud to welcome Louisville's Whips/Chains to our affiliated family. Featuring Ryan Patterson (Coliseum), Ben Sears (Black God), and Will Allard (Xerxes), Whips/Chains play a brand of heavy, apocalyptic music for the trying times we live in. Unpolished and pure, this massive sounding down-tuned three piece takes influence from bands His Hero Is Gone, Bolt Thrower, and others.
"Master/Slave" is Whips/Chains monstrous debut 12"EP. Taking no time to set a tone, opener "Secular Front" crawls through a wreckage of noise before breaking into a D-Beat stride. Other songs "Brick and Mortar", "Trembling and Alone", and "Human Filth" carry this same bombastic quality, but also introduce subtle hooks into the fray. These dynamics make Whips/Chains not only powerful, but also uniquely listenable. Creating a mesmerizing push and pull throughout the grime and fury.
01. Secular Front
02. Brick and Mortar
03. Trembling and Alone
05. Human Filth
328 - White Vinyl
769 - Transparent Red Vinyl
1000 - Black
Self Defense Family "Self Immolation Family b/w World Virgins"
Format: 7"EP, Digital
This is the second installment of Self Defense Family's "Island Series" of recordings.
Recorded at "Sundlaugin" in Mosfellsbær, Iceland the studio owned by the band Sigur Ros.
The session was engineered by Birgir Jón "Biggi" Birgisson.
"Provocative" 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 well worn path of satire on the human condition. Here they offer up two new soul searching tales, fueled by tongue in cheek wit and teeth clashed angst.
In both songs that make up this release, discordant melodies expand and contract around lackadaisical percussion, while Kindlon emotes and laments with true passion. There's no question, Self Defense Family still wear their DC influence well, but now it's tattered and torn; it's taking on their own shape. Melodic and infectious, inspiring yet at the same time, uniquely depressing. These songs are soundtrack for the solemn grey area in all of our lives. Another amazing release from one of the most interesting bands out there today.
01. Self Immolation Family
02. World Virgins
330 - White vinyl
750 - Transparent Red vinyl
1029 - Transparent Blue vinyl
Loma Prieta "Life/Less"
Format: 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.
"Life/Less" is Loma Prieta's powerful second album, originally released by a partnership of Discos Huelga and React With Protest Records. Now, Discos Huelga and Deathwish have partnered to repress this sought after effort with all new artwork and packaging for the release.
With "Life/Less", Loma Prieta began to explore their more chaotic side, adding heavier and faster moments to their previously established emotional hardcore punk foundation.
01. Useless Limbs
03. Dark Mtn
04. Nothing Left
06. Lost Bridge
07. No Friends
08. Our Condition
09. Two Voices