Deafheaven "Libertine Dissolves b/w Daedalus"
This release was sent out randomly FOR FREE to DW Estore customers as a thank you for their continued support. The only way to get this release from Deathwish was to order something in the DW Estore and hope for the best.
Deafheaven are a genre defying aggressive band from San Francisco, CA.
Their hybrid musical approach is outright stunning. A melding of epic Post Rock leanings (Envy, Godspeed You! Black Emperor) with experimental Black Metal (Xasthur, Weakling, Leviathan), and classic era "Screamo" (Orchid, Crimson Curse) into something never successfully experienced before.
Featuring two songs from their out of print demo cassette, the release serves as an introduction of San Francisco's Deafheaven to the Deathwish world. "Libertine Dissolves" and "Daedalus" show the band at their most abrasive yet. Hyper blasts of speed, entwine with infectious melody and emotional breakdowns to create a mesmerizing metallic atmosphere. A welcomed hybrid of styles that is sure to breathe fresh air into the constantly evolving aggressive music community.
1000 - Black
New Lows "Harvest Of The Carcass"
Format: LP, Digital
Formed in late 2006, New Lows are one of Boston's heaviest hardcore/punk/metal bands. Featuring members of Think I Care, So Be It, The Prowl, Riff Raff, and more, they take their direction from classics of the genres like Ringworm and (early) Bolt Thrower. Delving deep into their depths only to pull to the surface the darkest of creative visions.
After honing their skills in basements and local shows, New Lows released their now classic demo tape in early 2007 (on Rock Vegas/Eating Rats). This demo featured four monstrous songs (now included on the CDEP version of their Lockin' Out release). In early 2008, New Lows recorded a Live Set @ WERS, which was aired as part of the final broadcast of the classic "Radiobeat" radio show (later released as a limited cassette release by the band). In the summer of 2008, New Lows released their "Self Titled" debut 7"EP/CDEP on the Lockin' Out label. Shortly after they hit the road in support of the release, playing memorable shows across the country on route to the 2008 Sound And Fury Festival.
Since then, New Lows have overcome broken bones, internal conflict, and the Fung Wah bus to create one of the heaviest Deathwish releases to date, "Harvest of the Carcass".
Recorded by CC of Mind Eraser at The Paincave, "Harvest of the Carcass" is an absolute monolith of an album. Where many contemporary bands wield a polished approach to being "brutal", New Lows wield a crude, blood soaked stone. Drop tuned riffing and bone shaking double bass pummels like a rain of anvils to the head. All the while, PBoy's guttural vocals weave a tale of social decay and emotional survival. All of these qualities make "Harvest of the Carcass" infectiously cro-magnon in the best way possible. Proving that New Lows are a welcomed alternative to the "metalcore" hybrid that saturates today's aggressive music scene.
01. Stagnant Strides
02. Born And Razed
04. Last Of The Rats
05. Harvest Of The Carcass
06. The Horrible And The Miserable
07. Blinding Grief
09. New Lows
10. The Pounding And The Hollering
100 - Black vinyl w/ hand-painted record release covers
900 - Black vinyl w/ regular covers
The Carrier "Blind To What Is Right"
Format: CD, LP, Digital
The Carrier are one of Boston Hardcore scene's most interesting bands. Their brand of heavy yet melodic hardcore is the next chapter of evolution in the genre. Emoting with a goose-bump inducing fervor unlike any other band out there today.
After two years of anticipation we are proud to announce "Blind To What Is Right", the new album from The Carrier. With this recording we witness The Carrier venturing into new uncharted artistic territory for the band, delving deeper and becoming more introspective than ever before. Through the low end roar of the unrelenting title track "Blind To What Is Right", subtle glimmers of melody tear through an otherwise impenetrable wall of drop tuned sound. And that's just the beginning. The melancholy ebb and flow of "Hollow Pain" show The Carrier letting their guard down only to deliver a near perfect post hardcore anthem. While the infectious stomp of "A Stranger to Myself" slows things down as they collectively plummet into musical dissonance. Without question, "Blind To What Is Right" is The Carrier taking a welcomed step forward as the future kings of the hardcore genre.
01. Blind To What Is Right
02. Everyone Who I Knew And Loved Is Gone
03. Wash Away My Sins
04. Hollow Pain
05. A Stranger To Myself
06. In Silence Together
08. Into Darkness
09. All That's Left To See
300 - Cream / Maroon mix
700 - Pink / Maroon mix
1000 - Cream / Pink mix
Narrows "DW Live Series 06: Live at KEXP 09.26.10"
The Deathwish Live Series is a series of FREE live recordings of Deathwish/Malfunction affiliated artists. These recordings are from a variety of sources: Radio shows, official live recordings, bootlegs, and more. We are giving these recordings away as a thank you to the listeners who continue to support independent music. 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.
Deathwish Live Series 06 features Narrows performing live on Hannah Levin's "Seek & Destroy" Radio show on KEXP 90.3 FM Seattle, September 26th, 2010. The recording was engineered by James Nixon and features the songs "Chambered", "Gypsy Kids", and "Life Vests Float, Kids Don't". It's truly a fantastic recording, full of the hair raising energy and punishing volume that Narrows are known for. Special thanks to KEXP for contributing this recording.
Narrows "Self Titled" 7'EP/Digital
Narrows "New Distances" CD/LP/Digital
Narrows & Heiress Split 7"EP/Digital
Photos by Reid Haithcock
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Killing The Dream "Lucky Me"
Format: CD, LP, Digital
California's Killing The Dream are an inspiring and passionate hardcore band. Embodying the same positive emotion found in contemporaries Comeback Kid and Bane, Killing The Dream's approach is the definition of hardcore power. Making even the most jaded of listeners appreciate and praise them as their new hardcore heroes in the making.
After releasing a fantastic 7"EP/CD on Rivalry in 2004, Killing The Dream made Deathwish their new label home. In 2005, the band released their "I Rewrote It" 7"EP on Deathwish to praise from hardcore kids everywhere. In early 2005, Killing The Dream travelled to Godcity Studios to record their "In Place Apart" album with Kurt Ballou (Converge). The album was declared "The best hardcore album of the year" by Alternative Press Magazine. And in 2008, Killing The Dream released "Fractures", a stunning 12 song album recorded by J. Robbins (Jawbox), that solidified the band's place at the very top of today's hardcore community.
Since then, Killing The Dream have been hard at work on their newest effort, "Lucky Me".
Recorded by Zach Ohren and Pat Hills, "Lucky Me" shows Killing The Dream in the grips of true artistic progression. With "Lucky Me", Killing The Dream have taken their formulaic metallic hardcore approach and evolved within it. Injecting hook laden melodies deep in their core that bring new dimension and depth to an already impressive sound. "Lucky Me" shows that a band can grow within, without having to leave themselves or their audience, behind.
1. Blame The Architects
2. Walking, Diseased
4. Past Of A Saint (We Were Thieves)
5. Part IV (Sinner's Future)
6. Hell Can Wait
300 - Green mix
700 - Green / Black Split
1000 - Solid Green
Horror Show "Notes From The Night That Never Ended"
Format: 12"LP, Digital
"Notes From The Night That Never Ended" is the final vinyl collection of all existing Horror Show recordings.
"We (Horror Show) started playing around 2000. It was a good time cause' Josh, Matt, and myself finally started having a knack for writing music together after playing in a couple punk and hardcore bands… We really enjoyed the thought of leaving Philadelphia as often as possible and touring was always our ultimate goal. As time marched on I found myself in a bit of trouble and inevitably we would have to put Horror Show on hold for 2 years. It was tough to leave behind something that meant so much to us and our friends and those years would prove to be more unforgiving than any of us would have ever thought. With the death of Dan (Stone) and Josh (Tshirlig), within just two years of each other, too many legs had been kicked off of our table and we put the band to rest… Yeah, I think it will always be meaningful to all of our friends. It will always remind me of what unique goodness can come out of something that sometimes, is not so good."
- Domenic "Nicky Money" Palermo
01. Practicing Uncertainty
02. Our Design
03. The Last Steel Mile
04. Inconsiderate Me
05. Seconds To South
06. Stuck Again
07. Broken Record
09. 76 Hours
10. Stay Gold
12. One For The Angels
13. The Four Of Us Are Dying
100 - Black vinyl w/ Plain white sleeve & zine (sold at "This Is Hardcore" Festival)
900 - Black vinyl w/ Standard gatefold cover
Format: 7"EP, Digital
After two years of touring the world, Carpathian have returned with their most soulful and pensive effort to date, the "Wanderlust" 7"EP. Recorded in their home of Melbourne by Drew Parsons, the effort was shipped over to the states where Jay Mass ("Isolation" engineer) handled the final mixing duties.
From the first ringing notes, it's apparent that Carpathian have grown into a darker and more reflective band since the release of "Isolation". Crushing opener "Wanderlust" clutches a potent musical weight and grit that is a true progression Carpathian. While "Iron Heart" screams with emotion, ultimately becoming blatantly heavy without being remotely predictable. The nearly epic "Monochrome" shows why less can be more in contemporary heavy music. With Carpathian allowing their newly discovered discordant guitar work swell and build throughout this memorable melancholy anthem.
Altogether "Wanderlust" is a special effort. Not an EP placeholder between albums, but the sound of a band searching for their own unique collective voice. Within that, Carpathian, whether conscious of it or not, are becoming something truly special in the process.
2. Iron Heart
400 - Orange Marble
600 - Clear
1000 - Black