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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Loma Prieta announce 'Self Portrait' and European tour dates
Loma Prieta have revealed details about their upcoming LP. The album is titled Self Portrait and it will be released on October 2, 2015 via Deathwish Inc. The band has also announced a series of European tour dates beginning later this week. The run includes…
2015-07-21 10:00:02

Self Defense Family: 'Heaven Is Earth'
Self Defense Family has their new album, Heaven Is Earth, streaming via Stereogum. Heaven Is Earth will be out June 30, 2015 on Deathwish and pre-orders are still available…
2015-06-23 11:00:01

Jonah Falco (F*cked Up)
When discussing Fucked Up, publications almost invariably focus on Damian Abraham, the obsessive, bearded, pro-toking vocalist, or Mike Haliechuk, the mysterious, visionary, oft-reserved lead guitarist. And to be fair, these two men are punk-par-excellence, both having taken the genre to daring, weird new heights. But, who is the guy that serves as the band’s backbone, the band’s…
2015-06-15 20:00:01

F**ked Up (West Coast)
Fucked Up is doing a few West Coast shows this summer with fellow Canadians Doomsquad (except Aug 15). Fucked Up will be playing Zodiac sets. You can see the dates below. Fucked Up will be releasing their next installment of the Zodiac series, Year of the Hare on June 16, 2015 via Deathwish Inc.…
2015-06-12 10:30:01

Coliseum / Culture Abuse
Coliseum have announced a run of dates with Culture Abuse.…
2015-06-09 12:00:01

Self Defense Family: "Dave Sim"
Self Defense Family have released a video for their single "Dave Sim," a song off of their upcoming LP, via Brooklyn Vegan. The album, Heaven Is Earth, will be released June 30, 2015 via Deathwish, Inc. and…
2015-06-02 10:00:01

Touché Amoré 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

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