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DW150
Modern Life Is War "Fever Hunting"
Format: CD, LP, Digital

Modern Life Is War are one of the most beloved bands in the punk rock/hardcore world of the last decade, appealing to everyone from the jaded to the driven. The band released three highly influential albums before announcing a temporary hiatus in 2007.

"Fever Hunting" is Modern Life is War's triumphant 2013 return to form with original lineup of Chris Honeck, Matt Hoffman, Jeffrey Eaton, Tyler Oleson and John Eich in place. A true story of their collective coming of age, "Fever Hunting" plays and reads as an open diary of their last five years. Exposing every frayed nerve and internal struggle that it's creators carried deep within their hearts. Impassioned, embattled, and forever resilient to the world outside.

From the first strikes of the anthemic opener "Old Fears, New Frontiers" it's apparent that Modern Life Is War have not lost a step in absence, but have quickened pace on their own path. From there, the outpouring is overwhelming as eleven songs unfurl with equal and unmatched emotional weight. All of them bravely moving forward rather than resting on past laurels. Recorded by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios (Converge, etc) and Mastered by Brad Boatwright at Audiosiege Engineering (From Ashes Rise, etc).

Track Listing:
01. Old Fears, New Frontiers
02. Health, Wealth, & Peace
03. Chasing My Tail
04. Media Cunt
05. Blind Are Breeding
06. Fever Hunting
07. Dark Water
08. Brothers In Arms Forever
09. Currency
10. Cracked Sidewalk Surfer
11. Find a Way

First Press:
300 - Mint Green / Kelly Green Mix
500 - Mint Green / Olive Green
700 - Olive Green / Grey
3500 - Olive Green

Second Press:
2000 - Bone
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DW147
Oathbreaker "Eros|Anteros"
Format: CD, LP, Digital



"Eros|Anteros" is the breathtaking follow up to Oathbreaker's critically acclaimed "Maelstrom" album (Deathwish 2011). Where "Maelstrom" acted as individual fragments of aural shrapnel, "Eros|Anteros" is a monstrous shockwave of sound. It is Oathbreaker's story of love and the anti-love (life and death), and the growth they have experienced through these trials.

In opener "Beeltenis" (Dutch for "Portrait") layers of melodious guitar cry out to one another through the blackness. Acting as a ghostlike warning before Oathbreaker whips calm to chaos. "No Rest for the Weary" then abruptly crashes forward with breakneck speed and from there the floodgates of "Eros|Anteros" are open. As vocalist Caro Tanghe lets out the hair raising screams of "I'll never know what it means - this deadly calm inside", it's clear that this album is more potent and personal than most heavy music; this is a collective soul searching for the band. This is most apparent in brother and sister songs "As I Look Into the Abyss" and "The Abyss Looks Into Me". A stunning pairing that shows Oathbreaker racing through razor sharp metallic riffing before erupting into a vicious emotional explosion. This quarrel continues throughout the "Eros|Anteros", finally coming to a head in the haunting closer "Clair Obscur". A brilliant eleven minute epic that carefully balances shoe-gaze leanings with their wounded post-metal heart.

Track Listing:

1. Beeltenis
2. No Rest for the Weary
3. Upheaval
4. As I Look Into the Abyss
5. The Abyss Looks Into Me
6. Condor Tongue
7. Offer Aan De Leegte
8. Agartha
9. Nomads
10. Clair Obscur

First Press:
300 - Beer
700 - Electric Blue
2000 - Milky Clear
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DW143
Harm's Way "Blinded"
Format: 12"EP, CDEP, Digital



Video by Max Moore Films.

Harm's Way are an absolute force of a band from Chicago, Illinois. They made a name for themselves with masterful releases on the Organized Crime and Closed Casket Activities labels. With their punishing "Isolation" album (Closed Casket, 2011), Harm's Way brutally melded a metal attack, hardcore aggression, and industrial repetition into a new kind of sound. Creating a balance of intensity and originality rare in today's world of music.

The evolution of Harm's Way continues with "Blinded", their new 12"EP/CD on Deathwish. Illustrated by Florian Bertmer (Converge, Pig Destroyer, etc) and recorded at Brick Top Recordings by engineer Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos), "Blinded" is a crusher from start to finish. Songs like "Frontal Lobe" and "Live to Loathe" are the band at their heaviest and most adventurous so far. All of it fueled by a vitriol and pain that makes them stronger than all.

First Press:
300 - Mint Green / Sea Blue mix
700 - White
2000 - Clear
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DW146
Deafheaven "Sunbather"
Format: CD, 2XLP, Digital

"Sunbather" is the highly anticipated new album from Deafheaven.

Recorded and engineered by Jack Shirley (Funeral Diner, Comadre) and designed by Nick Steinhardt (Touche Amore) "Sunbather" deals with the profound sadness found in the quest for one's personal perfection. Serving as an artistic lucid dream of warmth despite the stinging pain of life's cruel idealism.

With opener "Dream House" George Clarke's tortured vocals familiarly intertwine with Kerry McCoy's hypnotic guitar work before crashing into a wash of post-everything melody. This leads to the moving instrumental "Irresistible" a track that carries a twisted indie-like sensibility buried beneath glittery layers of guitar and piano. However it is in the title track and beyond where the maturation and growth of Deafheaven brightly shines. In "Sunbather" they explore sonic peaks and valleys created by superb percussionist Daniel Tracy (new to the band for this recording). His inclusion brings new dynamics to light as an urgent pulse to the swirling musical chaos. Pushing bleak epic "Vertigo" and the dark emotional closer "The Pecan Tree" to new, awe-inducing heights.

Without question "Sunbather" is Deafheaven at the peak of their creative strength and vision of their young existence. A masterfully crafted work of art that will be renowned for years to come.

First Press:
300 - Clear w/ Splatter
700 - Hot Pink & Beer
4000 - Red & Gold

Second Press:
500 - Raider Nation Edition - Black with Silver Splatter
4500 - A/B Baby Pink, C/D Piss Yellow

Third Press:
3000 - A/B Baby Pink, C/D Piss Yellow
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SV05
Dad Punchers "These Times Weren't Made For You"
Format: 7"EP, Digital

"It always feels a little unjust to grasp a listener's attention based on an artist's current or previous work, but the forthcoming EP 7" These Times Weren't Made For You will put an end to Elliot Babin's go-to connection as the drummer of Touche Amore, as it has the power to make Dad Punchers a household name. This EP marks the second release for Elliot; the Dad Punchers S/T LP opened eyes last year and gave him the platform that he has earned today, writing deeply personal and often charming songs about the struggles of young adulthood that anyone can relate to. This EP was recorded by Elliot himself in his time home from tour. Using his Father's living room and his growing knowledge of recording technique, he managed to produce an enjoyable listening experience while once again playing nearly every instrument. Taking cues from The Beach Boys,The Weakerthans, and a range of No Idea Records alumni, Dad Punchers is a look into who Elliot Babin really is as a musician, songwriter, and human being.

I couldn't be more proud to call this SV05" - Jeremy Bolm

Secret Voice is a label founded by Jeremy Bolm of Touche Amore, manufactured and distributed by Deathwish.

First Press:
200 - Milky Clear
300 - Aqua Blue
500 - Coke Bottle Green

Second Press
1000 - White

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SV04
Andrew Thomson "Honesty is a Confidence Problem"
Format: Cassette, Digital

"Andrew Thomson is best known for his work singing in London, Ontario's own Single Mothers. But, he's always been a solo song writer in his down time. Honesty is a Confidence Problem displays his ability to push his clever words and personal stories into a realm all his own. This release spans subject matters such as working towards sobriety, the choices people make due to religious guilt, unstable relationships, and being the new kid in town. This is Andrew's first of hopefully many releases as a solo artist." - Jeremy Bolm

This is SV04.

Secret Voice is a label founded by Jeremy Bolm of Touche Amore, manufactured and distributed by Deathwish.

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SV03
Drug Church ""Party at Dead Man's b/w Selling Drugs from Your Mom's Condo""
Format: 7"EP, Digital



"Instead of doing a write up of my own that explains how much this band rules, I asked band vocalist and online therapist Patrick Kindlon (of Self Defense Family) to present one" - Jeremy Bolm

"Two songs of primal fury informed by truly petty thoughts. A direct line to the brain of men without motivation, direction, or meaningful employment. Seaweed and Tolkien swirling in a barf-stew thrown against a wall of indifference. Like dogs dancing to E-Town."- Patrick Kindlon

This is SV03.

Secret Voice is a label founded by Jeremy Bolm of Touche Amore, manufactured and distributed by Deathwish.

First Press:
553 - Cream
554 - Opaque Blue

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