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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Vices: 'New Breed'
Florida's Vices are streaming their new album, New Breed, which is out now via Melotov/Deathwish Inc. Check out the stream here.…
2014-07-23 15:00:01

Code Orange: "My World"
Code Orange have posted a new song titled "My World." It's from I Am King, which is due out September 2, 2014. Find it here.…
2014-07-16 10:00:01

Vices: "That's Life"
Jacksonville, Florida's Vices have posted a new song from their upcoming album for Melotov Records. The record is titled New Breed and is due out July 22, 2014. The song "starts out as the kind of hardcore that fans of…
2014-07-09 16:30:01

Punch releasing new LP in August
Punch will be releasing their new LP on August 19, 2014 via Deathwish Inc. The album is titled They Don't Have To Believe and is available for pre-order here. You can click Read More for the cover art…
2014-07-09 11:00:01

Code Orange: "I Am King"
Code Orange have posted a new video. It's the title track from their album, I Am King, which is due out September 2, 2014 via Deathwish…
2014-06-19 16:30:01

Coliseum joins Deathwish Inc.
Louisville's Coliseum have announced that they are joining the roster of Deathwish Inc. On August 19, the label will be reissuing a deluxe version of the band's debut LP which will feature eight bonus tracks and new artwork and packaging. The band has worked with Deathwish Inc. before, releasing the True Quiet 7-inch in 2009. The…
2014-05-12 16:30:01

Deafheaven (Asia / Europe / US)
San Francisco's Deafheaven appear to want to set a record for the longest tour ever by announcing more spring and summer tour dates after just competing a North American and Australian tour. The band will be reaching the far corners of the Earth with this tour, see for yourself under Read More. They'll be supporting…
2014-05-02 16:00:02

Touche Amore / Birds in Row (Europe)
Touché Amoré have released dates for a European tour with Birds in Row. You can catch the dates below.…
2014-05-02 10:30:02

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

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