Narrows / Heiress "Split"
Format: 7"EP, Digital
Narrows and Heiress team up to bring you a split 7"EP of catastrophic proportions.
Narrows offer up two brand new songs, the perfect brutal follow up to their highly celebrated "New Distances" album. These songs show the band progressing passed their project stages, finding their stride along side the other elite level aggressive bands out there today.
Heiress offer their own brand of intensity and feature longtime hardcore/metal vocalist John Pettibone (Himsa, Botch, Undertow) at the helm. Their approach is nothing short of monstrous. A metal/hardcore hybrid that is dark, discordant and uniquely unpredictable. The perfect creative new chapter for some of Seattle's most interesting and dedicated artists.
115 - Opaque Pink
125 - Opaque Green
541 - Clear vinyl
Integrity "The Blackest Curse"
Format: CD, LP, Digital
Integrity have been surrounded by myth, controversy, and legend for much of their almost 20 year existence. Along with fellow Cleveland monsters Ringworm, they are responsible for laying the foundation for metallic hardcore as we know it. Not only dictating, but literally defining the wave of musical darkness that continuously influences those at the forefront of the aggressive music scene. You can hear their direct influence in bands like Rot In Hell, Rise And Fall, Converge, Hatebreed, and more.
After releasing classic albums on other labels, Integrity triumphantly returned to the spotlight in 2003 with their "To Die For" CD on Deathwish. "To Die For" recording was a true reclamation of the throne for the band. Produced and engineered by Ben Schigel (Ringworm, Mushroomhead), the collection of eight blood boiling songs served as a musical progression, all the while embracing the approach of their influential past.
After the release of "To Die For", Integrity toured Europe and the United States, eventually falling into a sort of restless hibernation. From that point on they only surfaced for the occasional festival or "one-off" show appearance. All of that changed two years later when Dwid Hellion assembled his new incarnation of the band featuring both Jochum brothers (Mike now being joined by Nate on drums), as well as "To Die For" era bassist Steve Rochourst (Ringworm, etc.). Soon Integrity began crafting ideas for what was to become "The Blackest Curse". The process was methodical and slow going, with members being divided between two continents. However after years on end of refining the material, the fiends convened in Belgium and began laying down tracks for the album. Though these initial sessions were a creative success for Integrity, due to time limitations they were left incomplete, forcing the material to lay dormant.
Fast forward to 2008; Integrity once again woke from their slumber, this time to tour Europe alongside longtime friends Converge, and Coliseum. This tour introduced the band to a whole new generation of aggressive music listeners. Following this momentum, the band then released their "Walpurgisnacht" 7"EP on A389/Magic Bullet Records. As importantly, this stirring also rekindled the fire under "The Blackest Curse" project, with vocalist Dwid Hellion recording the final vocals for the album in his home studio.
And now almost five years later, the curse has finally been cast..."The Blackest Curse" is the new album from legends, Integrity.
A ten headed beast of an album, "The Blackest Curse" is arguably the most cohesive Integrity release of the last fifteen years. With the first crushing chords of "Process of Illumination" it's apparent that Integrity are back in true form, following the metal/hardcore hybrid blueprint they forged themselves over two decades ago. The blitzkrieg bombardment of songs like "Learn To Love The Lie" and "Through The Shadows of Forever" is unrelenting, while speed demons like "Simulacra" and "Spiderwoven" are as uniquely frenzied as a metallic hardcore can get. It's not all aural brutality though, as "The Blackest Curse" proves that the root of their evil can morph into all shapes and sizes. Songs like "Before The World Was Young" and "Take Hold of Forever" showcase Integrity's trademark melodious moments as well as their dark experimental tendencies.
With "The Blackest Curse" Integrity never stray from their chosen artistic path. And like the few other legacy bands in existence (Motorhead, etc.), they don't ever need to. Their formulaic cohesive vision is why "The Blackest Curse" is truly another brilliant album, adding to their intriguing and bizarre legacy. A reign that still, after over twenty years, continues to demand a cult like devotion that is "Holy Terror" to the very core.
300 - Transparent Red
700 - White
1000 - Clear
1100 - Grey Marble
Converge "Jane Doe"
Format: Deluxe Gatefold 2XLP
Originally released during the turbulent times in September 2001, "Jane Doe" was one of the darkest, bleakest, and most punishing acts of musical emoting ever committed to tape. "Jane Doe" took Converge's musical aggression, creativity and penchant for artistic nihilism-as-therapy to unparalleled emotional depths. While unmistakably Converge in sound, it reached harsher and more emotionally draining levels of abuse, relenting on, but not entirely abandoning, technical precision to focus on emotional upheavals and an all-or-nothing buffeting.
In the end, aggressive music would never be the same, as this 12-step conceptual journey of despair and loss, raised the bar musically and visually for the genre forever.
Later this year, Deathwish (under exclusive license from EVR) will reissue the classic "Jane Doe" album on vinyl format. Available or the first time in over 6 years, this 2XLP will be specially packaged in a Deluxe Gatefold sleeve and will be accompanied by a stunning 28 page full size booklet. The release will also feature a variety of vinyl color variations, appealing to collectors and audiophiles alike.
150 - Red / Gold Swirl
440 - Clear Gold
1305 - Clear Red
2000 - White
550 - Clear Gold / White Swirl (Exclusive band color)
560 - Clear Green (Exclusive Equal Vision color)
Acid Tiger "Self Titled"
Format: CD, LP, Digital
Acid Tiger are a Brooklyn based progressive rock/punk hybrid, featuring Converge/United Nations drummer Ben Koller, and guitarist Lukas Previn (United Nations, Thursday, The A.K.A.s) among their ranks. With an energetic sway and swagger Acid Tiger effortlessly meld together a wide variety of tested influences into one truly unique and awesome animal.
Recorded and engineered by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios, Acid Tiger's self titled debut is about as eclectic and vibrant as they come. Drive Like Jehu/Hot Snakes vocal sass, All/Descendents influenced fretboard gymnastics and drumming, and the soulful darkness of The Cult and Murder City Devils are all apparent in their collective roar. All of it executed with a passion and fervor that is inspiring, captivating, and dare we say, fun?
100 - Transparent Blue
400 - Blue & Purple mix
500 - Black
Deathwish / Malfunction Records "MMX Spring Sampler"
Deathwish/Malfunction along with Six Feet Under Records are proud to present "MMX", our most ambitious and eclectic FREE Digital sampler to date. "MMX" features 36 fantastic contributions (many of which are unreleased) from some of the most anticipated hardcore/punk/metal releases due out in the future.
Bands included on "MMX" (in order of appearance): Converge, Narrows, Integrity, Blacklisted, Doomriders, Nails, Bitter End, Rise And Fall, Acid Tiger, Lewd Acts, Killing The Dream, Carpathian, 108, Starkweather, Overmars, J. Bannon, Eshas, Rot In Hell, As We Let Go, The Rival Mob, New Lows, 50 Lions, Trap Them, Mother Of Mercy, United Nations, Ressurection, The Carrier, True Colors, Foundation, Pegasus, End of a Year, Daylight, Irons, and Ceremony.
Lastly, be sure to check out the two new videos located at the end of the sampler:
Integrity "Invocation of the Blackest Curse" (Video trailer) For “The Blackest Curse” CD/LP
Converge "Thousands of Miles Between Us" (Video trailer) For their “Thousands of Miles Between Us” DVD
All in all, the material on "MMX" is a powerful peek into the huge year unfolding in our collective world. A jaw dropping 2 hour FREE collection of material that is proof that heavy and engaging music is still alive and well in 2010. If you dig what you hear, please support these artists by seeing them live and by purchasing their releases and apparel in the DW Estore @ www.deathwishinc.com.
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Format: CD, LP, Digital
"18.61" comes from the 61st couplet of the 18th section of Bhagavad Gita.
Ishvarah sarva-bhutaanaam, hridesh-'rjuna-tishthati
bhraamayan sarva-bhutaani, yantra-rudhaani maayayaa
"The controller of all
Lies at the heart of the machine
And connects it's wires
To the living being who is under it's spell."
Recorded over a frigid weekend in Boston, MA in the analog domain of Alex Garcia Rivera (ex-Give Up The Ghost) and later mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge), 108 have returned with their most electrifying and intense album to date, "18.61". From the first tension filled notes struck in "God Talk", it's apparent that a spiritual restlessness and awareness continues to writhe in the collective consciousness of 108 which is an attribute that has set them apart from the rest of the musical world since their inception. From there "18.61" pounds forth with the upmost intensity. Standout track "Crescent Moon" races at manic speed before crashing in on itself in one of 108's heaviest moments ever. Title track "18.61", a moving and brooding song that is as unforgettable as they come, combines all of the unique musical qualities that make up 108. The gritty "Reduced" showcases new drummer Mike Justian (Trap Them, Unearth, etc.) as the new heart at the center of the 108 machine, rhythmically pushing the envelope with his punishing percussive power. Though the aforementioned songs are electric in every way, it's in some of the more daring tracks that "18.61" truly starts to really shine. "Mannequins" and "Forever Is Destroyed", for example, pick up where classics Black Flag and Rollins Band left off, taking frantic and unpredictable sonic turns that only a band like 108 could navigate. All of this makes "18.61" yet another stunning album from a band that continues to write their own destiny as one the most important and influential hardcore/punk bands in existence today.
300 - Clear
700 - Opaque Green
1000 - Opaque Purple
The Carrier "One Year Later"
Predating their celebrated "No Love..." 7"EP, "One Year Later" is the highly sought after debut full length from The Carrier. Recorded by Jay Maas @ The Getaway Group, "One Year Later" bursts at the seams with the youthful passion and discordant melody that has gone on to define The Carrier. With every song on the album they collectively shine, pushing their approach to new heights, and solidifying their standing as one of the best melodic hardcore bands to surface in ages.
Licensed from Rock Vegas Records.
Available for the first time on vinyl thru Deathwish.
304 - Yellow / Red mix
707 - Blue w/ Green splatter
1015 - Yellow