Deathwish Inc.


Deathwish is a brand started by J. Bannon and Tre McCarthy in 2001. Started primarily as an aggressive record label, Deathwish has also branched out into other counterculture oriented businesses. You can find Deathwish involved in Records, Apparel, Fine Arts, and Mixed Martial Arts, among other endeavors.

Deathwish has merged with respected hardcore/punk label Malfunction Records. Malfunction was founded by longtime friends Linas Garsys and Tru Pray. Under their direction since 1999, the label released quality music from many including: Internal Affairs, Ceremony, Cast Aside, Count Me Out, Bitter End, The Hope Conspiracy, Meltdown, XO Skeletons, Piece By Piece, Give Up The Ghost, and more. Together, Deathwish and Malfunction are now one label family. Effective immediately, Deathwish will take over day to day operations of the label. We will continue to operate Malfunction with the same love and dedication that Linas and Tru gave to the label since it's inception. Just as importantly, we show all Malfunction affiliated artists the same dedication and support that we provide to all things Deathwish.

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George Hirsch (Blacklisted)
Without trying to sound like a Terror record, Blacklisted frontman George Hirsch has overcome a great amount of personal struggle over the years. While followers of the band will be familiar with their defeated and hopeless lyrics - it was all a very dark reality for George, as things recently took a turn for the worse. Punknews…
2014-04-09 20:00:01

Domenic "Nicky" Palermo (Death of Lovers)
Philadelphia post-punks Death of Lovers feature members of other local acts probably familiar to early 2000s hardcore and shoegaze fans: Horror Show, Nothing, Swan Dive and Night Sins. The group, whose Buried Under a World of Roses EP recently came out via Deathwish Inc., incorporates…
2014-03-05 20:00:01

Deafheaven have posted tour dates supporting last year's Sunbather on Deathwish Inc.…
2014-02-17 17:00:01

Code Orange Kids / Twitching Tongues / Loveislove / There Is No Law (Europe)
Code Orange Kids, Twitching Tongues, Loveislove, and There is No Law will be heading to Europe in March for a two week…
2014-01-16 13:00:01

Cult Leader (ex-Gaza): "Skin Crawler"
Deathwish Inc. has announced that they have signed Cult Leader, featuring former members of hardcore act Gaza. The band will be releasing their debut full-length, Nothing For Us Here, on April 15, 2014. Additionally, the band is streaming a track from the album, titled "Skin Crawler." You can click Read…
2013-12-11 15:00:02

Self Defense Family: 'Try Me'
Self Defense Family are streaming their upcoming release, Try Me, in its entirety via Spotify. The record is due out January 7, 2014 and can be pre-ordered here from…
2013-12-03 12:00:01

Self Defense Family: "Turn The Fan On"
"Turn The Fan On" from Self Defense Family has made its way online. It's from the band's new album Try Me, due out January 7, 2014 via Deathwish Inc. Once out, it'll follow up 2010's…
2013-11-22 15:00:01

Elliot Babin (Touche Amore/Dad Punchers)
This past September Touché Amoré released their third record, Is Survived By via Deathwish Inc. That same month the band also embarked on a tour supporting AFI that ended at the…
2013-11-13 20:00:01

New Lows: "Abhorrent Endings"
Boston hardcore outfit New Lows — not to be confused with these New Lows — have released a new song titled "Abhorrent Endings." It's the title track from an upcoming EP for Deathwish…
2013-11-13 09:30:01

Self Defense Family post teaser for new full-length
Self Defense Family have posted a teaser video for their upcoming full-length, Try Me. The record is due out on January 7, 2014 via Deathwish Inc. They had previously released…
2013-11-06 15:00:01


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