"Dead Man's Hand" was a split 7"EP series launched by Deathwish in 2003. Built around the card suits (Aces, Spades, Clubs, etc) the series was meant to showcase what we felt were the best hardcore bands of the day. All releases featured complex diecut covers designed by J. Bannon (Converge). Three of the four planned splits were released, however the fourth never materialized, and the project shelved.
" Dead Man's Hand: 3" paired Blacklisted and First Blood together. At the time of the release, both bands were relatively new to the scene, but already making huge waves everywhere.
Test Press: 20
First Press: 100 - Lime Green 250 - Brown/Purple (50 clear versions, 200 opaque versions) 500 - Blue/Green (50 dark blue variations, 450 more teal than others) 1300 - Purple 1800 - Yellow/Orange