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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Modern Life is War ('Witness' Anniversary)
Modern Life Is War are planning a reissue and a series of full album shows to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their 2005 sophomore album, Witness. The album has been remastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. It also features redesigned packaging for both the CD…
2015-04-01 16:30:01

Coliseum: "Sunlight in a Snowstorm"
Coliseum have released a new music video. It's for “Sunlight in a Snowstorm” and it's off the Anxiety’s Kiss album due out May 5,2015 via Deathwish Inc. You can see it below.…
2015-03-31 10:05:01

Bitter End: "Power and Control"
Texas hardcore band Bitter End have announced their new album, Illusions Of Dominance. It's due out June 30, 2015. The band has posted a new song titled "Power and Control."…
2015-03-20 12:30:01

Harm's Way: 'Rust'
With their new album, Rust due out tomorrow, Harm's Way have posted a full album stream of the record which is being released by Deathwish Inc. The album was recorded at Bricktop Recordings by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Dead In The Dirt), mixed at God City Studios by Kurt Ballou (Converge,…
2015-03-09 14:00:01

F*cked Up to release 'Year of the Hare'
Fucked Up have announced plans to release the next release in their Chinese zodiac 12-inch series. The release will be called Year of the Hare and will be released via Deathwish records on June 16, 2015. "Year of the Hare" runs almost 22 minutes while the b-side, "California Cold," comes in at a paltry 8…
2015-03-06 13:00:01

Touché Amoré / Self Defense Family: 'Self Love'
Deathwish Inc. labelmates Touché Amoré and Self Defense Family are streaming their new split, Self Love. It's due out March 10, 2015 Find it here.…
2015-03-04 16:30:01

Coliseum: "We Are the Water"
Coliseum have premiered the video for "We Are the Water." It's the lead single from their upcoming Deathwish Inc. album, Anxiety‘s Kiss. It's due out May 5, 2015.…
2015-02-27 15:00:01

Harm's Way: "Amongst The Rust"
Harm's Way have posted the video for "Amongst The Rust." It's from their new album, Rust, which is due out March 10, 2015 via Deathwish Inc. The album was recorded at Bricktop Recordings by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Dead In The Dirt), mixed at God City Studios by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High…
2015-02-25 16:30:01

Blacklisted: 'When People Grow, People Go'
Blacklisted are streaming their new record When People Grow, People Go in its entirety. The record is due out February 10, 2015 via Deathwish Inc. You can listen to it…
2015-02-03 14:00:02

Code Orange / Harm's Way / Eternal Sleep (USA)
Code Orange have announced that they will be touring with Harm's Way this March. Eternal Sleep will be joining them on this tour. Code orange released I Am King in…
2015-01-26 13:00:01

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