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DW158
Cult Leader "Nothing For Us Here"
Format: 12"EP, CDEP, Digital



Cult Leader are the next evolutionary leap forward for three-quarters of Gaza, arguably one of the best metallic bands of the last decade. After the early 2013 dissolution of the aforementioned band, remaining members Michael Mason, Casey Hansen, and Anthony Lucero were joined by bassist Sam Richards to form this brand new beast.

"Nothing For Us Here" is a complex crusher as you would expect. Brilliantly heavy, technical musicianship complimented by Anthony Lucero's newfound brutal vocal delivery (previously he played bass in Gaza). All of it coming together as an unconventional tangle of metal/hardcore/punk wreckage. Proving that even in their primordial state, Cult Leader are capable of standing as contemporaries Converge and Coalesce as new monsters of the aggressive music genre.

Track Listing:
01. God's Lonely Children
02. Flightless Birds
03. Mongrel
04. The Indoctrinator's Deathbed
05. Skin Crawler
06. Driftwood

First Press:
330 - White
725 - Transparent Brown
2052 - Opaque Tan
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DW157
Converge "Live at the BBC"
Format: 7"EP, Digital



Converge "Live at the BBC" was recorded live by Simon Askew in the historic Studio MV4 at Maida Vaile Studios at the BBC in London, August 2010. Studio MV4 is the previous home to the legendary John Peel sessions, which birthed legendary recordings from artists like New Order, The Cure, Carcass, Napalm Death and countless others.

The recording boasts live in the studio renditions of "Dark Horse", "Axe To Fall", "Damages", as well as a rare, electrified version of "Hanging Moon" (the original "You Fail Me" recording features only acoustic guitars).

Special thanks to Epitaph Records, Tschepitz & Nomads of Prague, and Daniel Carter & The BBC for making this recording a reality.

Track Listing:
01. Dark Horse (BBC Live Version)
02. Axe To Fall (BBC Live Version)
03. Damages (BBC Live Version)
04. Hanging Moon (BBC Live Version)

First Press:
333 - White (Deathwish Exclusive)
550 - Opaque Orange (Epitaph Exclusive)
774 - Transparent Pink w/ White Smoke (Deathwish Exclusive)
778 - Opaque Blue Marble (Converge Exclusive)
5304 - Transparent Green
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DW154
New Lows "Abhorrent Endings"
Format: 12"EP, Digital



New Lows are one of Boston's heaviest bands, taking inspiration from legends like Ringworm, (early) Bolt Thrower, and others. Their previous release "Harvest of the Carcass" (Deathwish 2011) was highly praised by kids and critics worldwide as one of the heaviest releases of that year. A release that led to New Lows infamously touring the United States with Nails, Ringworm, and label mates Bitter End.

"Abhorrent Endings" is the latest offering from New Lows. A crude five song crusher that shows the band digging into the rubble in search of something darker and heavier than ever before. A purposefully unpolished and brilliantly flawed exercise in aural chaos that will leave you bruised yet wanting more.

Track Listing:
01. Abhorrent Endings
02. There's No Roses In The Rubble
03. Osaka Sun
04. Carving Crosses
05. Shelter Shard

First Press:
547 - Clear w/ White Smoke (w/ hand painted B Side)
550 - Clear w/ Black Smoke (w/ hand painted B Side)
983 - White (w/ hand painted B Side)
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DW155
Death of Lovers "Buried Under a World of Roses"
Format: 12"EP, Digital

Death Of Lovers is a new band featuring current members of Whirr and Nothing, formed from a bond members made while touring together in 2013.

Although Death Of Lovers carries qualities of members previously applauded efforts, they carry a shimmer and fuzz all their own. Dreary vocals, slow motion melody, and plodding percussion swirl together to create a crushingly depressing atmosphere. Kicking up the dust of their prominent influences (Joy Division, The Cure, etc) as they explore the fractured depths the of their uniquely haunting sound. A beautifully addictive introduction to their greatness to come.

Track Listing:
01. Cold Heaven
02. Shaken
03. Buried Under a World of Roses
04. The Blue of Noon

First Press:
1006 - Transparent Gold
656 - Transparent Gold w/ Opaque Light Blue
310 - Opaque Light Blue

Second Press:
1099 - Transparent Blue
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DW153
Self Defense Family "Try Me"
Format: CD, 2XLP, Digital



Your favorite band’s favorite band, Self Defense Family enjoys a distinct renown within the punk community. Well-respected and critically lauded but difficult and idiosyncratic, the band has done things their way almost to a fault. Eschewing sing-alongs and easy anthems in favor of personal lyrics, they stand apart from their contemporaries in punk and hardcore. Their strangely tense guitar-work framed within otherwise hook laden songs lends the band an unmistakable sound. Opting to be heavy in emotion rather than heavy in sound.

Led by vocalist, lyricist, and personality Patrick Kindlon, Self Defense Family have extended their branches to organically include touring and session musicians. Allowing them to evolve into a musical collective with more than ten active members at any given time. Interestingly enough, no member of the assemblage has played every show or played on every recording by the collective.

"Try Me", Self Defense Family's latest full length offering, will be released January 7th, 2014 on Deathwish.

Track Listing:
01. Tithe Pig
02. Nail House Music
03. Turn The Fan On
04. Mistress Appears At A Funeral
05. Apport Birds
06. Angelique One
07. Aletta
08. Fear Of Poverty In Old Age
09. Weird Fingering
10. Dingo Fence
11. Angelique Two

First Press:
300 - Clear and Black
700 - White and Black
2000 - Pink and Black
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DW152
Bossk "Pick Up Artist b/w Albatross"
Format: 7"EP, Digital



Bossk are an atmospheric post-everything band from Ashford, Kent, England. The band released four promising recordings ("1", "2", the "3" DVD, and a split EP w/ Rinoa) on their own Eyes Of Sound label before taking temporary hiatus in 2008. After four years of dormancy, Bossk awoke from their slumber collectively inspired to create in 2012. The band then performed at UK's Damnation Festival In the Fall of 2012, and entered the studio to record the "Pick Up Artist". A seven minute textural epic that is crushingly heavy and uniquely melodic. Crashing forward in two unique movements, "Pick Up Artist" has a hypnotic ebb and flow that carries Bossk passed obvious influences (Isis, Neurosis, etc.) as they expand into new uncharted territory. The song was released to the public via free download in the Fall of 2012 to critical acclaim:

"…Perhaps, after the demise of Isis, Bossk are gunning for the vacated crown of post-metal kings. Keep this up and there's a good chance they'll get there…" - The Free Record Blog

"…lives up to the unrealistic expectations I set for it…" - Heavy Blog Is Heavy

"4.5...Superb..." - Sputnik Music

In 2013, Bossk completed a UK Tour (their first in four years) with Dragged Into Sunlight. The band also managed to enter the studio to record a version of Fleetwood Mac's "Albatross". A beautiful track that allows Bossk to explore the more serene peaks and valleys of their ever evolving sound. Deathwish are proud to announce a limited vinyl release of these two spectacular songs as one 7"EP.

Track Listing
01. Pick Up Artist
02. Albatross

First Press:
330 - Transparent Green w/ Black Smoke
800 - Transparent Gold
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DW149
Harm Wülf "There's Honey In The Soil, So We Wait For The Till..."
Format: 12"LP, Digital



Harm Wülf is the bedroom musical entity of G. Hirsch, known for his moving lyrical and vocal contributions in Philadelphia's Blacklisted. Harm Wülf's debut album is a collection of songs which touch upon the dark and rustic themes of solitude and aging disappointment. Inspired by a wide range of artists: from the tranquil resonance of Low, rhythmic acoustic strumming of Strength Through Joy and the ascending power of Angels Of Light, to the insular, grotesque Americana of Cormac McCarthy and Flannery O'connor. Most times sparse and austere, others apocalyptically orchestrated, Harm Wülf has the sound of something long since missing.

Track Listing:
01. Old Fur
02. Silk Soul
03. Astral Oblivion
04. When Old Becomes New
05. More Weight
06. Spectrum Blues
07. We Hold Empty Names
08. Bone Picker
09. There's Honey In The Soil So We Wait For The Till (I&II)

First Press:
300 - Black in Clear
700 - White

Second Press:
1000 - Silver
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