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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Touche Amore release Bridgetown DIY set
Touché Amoré have released a full video set from their show at Bridgetown DIY on August 4, 2013. Earlier this year the band released a split with Self Defense Family and they will be heading to Europe in…
2015-05-19 17:00:01

Harm's Way: "Left to Disintegrate"
Chicago-based hardcore act Harm's Way have released a music video for “Left To Disintegrate.” It's from their 2015 album Rust. …
2015-05-19 13:00:01

Touche Amore (UK/Europe)
Los Angeles-based Touché Amoré will be going on a European tour in August. You can check out the dates after the jump. The band released their last studio album, Is Survived By, in…
2015-05-06 14:00:01

Punknews Exclusive: Planes Mistaken for Stars to tour, reissue 'Mercy''
This morning, after months of mysterious postings, post-hardcore titans Planes Mistaken for Stars have announced that they are going to reissue 2006's Mercy LP. Punknews is also excited to debut a new video about the band and the reissue. The video is called We Do As We Must, Together... and is described as a "testimonial" about the band and the re-release of the…
2015-04-24 09:00:01

Bitter End: "Sting of Betrayal"
Bitter End have premiered the track "Sting of Betrayal." It will appear on Illusions Of Dominance which is out June 30,…
2015-04-23 11:00:01

F*cked Up: "California Cold"
Fucked Up have released a new song and have announced a new tour. The song is called "California Cold" and it's off the upcoming Year of the Hare 12-inch due out in June 16, 2015 via Deathwish Inc. They also announced a tour that kicks off in May. On the tour, the band will be playing highlights from their Zodiac series. You can hear the song and see the dates below.…
2015-04-20 13:30:01

Cold Cave: "Nausea, the Earth and Me"
Cold Cave, the current project from American Nightmare and Some Girls vocalist Wesley Eisold, is streaming a track from an upcoming EP compilation. The set is titled Full Cold Moon and is due out June 16, 2015 via Deathwish…
2015-04-06 17:00:01

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

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