The Hope Conspiracy & The Suicide File "Dead Man's Hand: 1"
"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: 1" paired The Hope Conspiracy and The Suicide File together. At the time of release both bands were at different points. The Hope Conspiracy were established mainstay of the scene, and The Suicide File were building a great deal of momentum.
Test Press: 30 - Large hole
Tour Press: 200 - Clear Red (w/ tour covers, non-diecut covers)
First Press: 15 - Mayo (w/ limited edition stamp on cover) 100 - Teal 485 - Yellow 1200 - Red 1200 - Grey
The Suicide File Last Show Press: 200 - White (w/ hand numbered, alternate labels)