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Not a week after prolific hardcore label A389 Recordings dropped a behemoth of a mixtape on our undeserving heads, Deathwish Inc. are at it now with a summer sampler of their own! The brainchild of Tre Watson and the most revered front man of Heavy Blog favorites Converge, Deathwish has been putting out exemplary hardcore and avant-garde releases for more than a decade now. You can’t throw an extended range guitar at our year end lists without hitting a Deathwish album! This 20 track sampler is full of label favorites and a few that you might have missed if you haven’t been paying attention. Well, pay attention. View Full Article »

wovenhand - refractory obdurate

Trading in meditative and experimental bluesy folk for fuzzy post-punk is a bit of a stark exchange to see in a band, but it’s one that makes some sense given that it’s been hinted at for years. Wovenhand‘s new album Refractory Obdurate promises to be an electrified bombastic rock record packed with hazy atmospheres and upbeat punk rhythms.

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The hype for Cult Leader, basically Gaza without ex-member John Parkin, has been building for a while now. At the final days of last year, the group signed with Deathwish Inc and announced that their first EP will be blasting its way into our lobes in April. The track that came with this announcement was absolutely devastating, dispelling any doubts and firmly cementing Cult Leader’s name as one of the most expected releases this year. Sludge, punk and hardcore mix in a brutal cacophony that is sure to set your teeth grinding.

Today, the gears in Cult Leader’s hype machine screeched even higher. The band announced that they will be playing numerous dates throughout the US in support of their upcoming EP. Not only that, but they’ll be backed by the massive Yautja. If you’re unaware of these beasts, make sure to check out their corrosive mix of fuzzy riffs and grind mentality. Long story short, this show will break you apart and restructure you in a shape most horrible. Be sure to check out the dates and make it to see what is certain to be one of this year’s most brutal releases.

Tour dates and tunes behind the cut.

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doomriders grand blood

While we all sit trying to find new ways of killing time between Converge releases we are at least being treated with a new spin from Nate Newtons’ Doomriders, the newest release under Jacob Bannons’ Deathwish Inc. banner. Grand Blood is currently streaming over at Pitchfork and while not quite the whole way through yet I am happy to report that anyone who enjoyed the aural battering that was 2009s Darkness Come Alive should definitely appreciate this newest effort.

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touche amore is survived by

Post-Hardcore frontrunners Toucha Amore‘s third album Is Survived By has been on m most anticipated list since January. After hearing one single already, the band have unveiled a new live, pro-shot video for the song ‘DNA‘, live audio included. And it rules hard. Check it out below!

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Oathbreaker – Eros|Anteros

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Eros|Anteros

01. (Beeltenis)
02. No Rest For The Weary
03. Upheaval
04. As I Look Into the Abyss
05. The Abyss Looks Into Me
06. Condor Tongue
07. Offer Aan De Leegte
08. Agartha
09. Nomads
10. Clair Obscur

[08/20/13]
[Deathwish Inc.]

Oathbreaker are a young Belgian hardcore band you’ve probably never heard of. This quartet of young musicians only recently entered the hardcore scene, and already they’re starting to make a name for themselves. With their new record Eros|Anteros, the band explore the extent of their potential, and get pretty damn close to achieving it all with one album.

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oathbreaker eros

Oathbreaker‘s last effort was in 2011, and it rules. It’s some of the most punishing stuff I’ve ever heard. Their new album Eros|Antos, promises to be even better, and we’ve got our first taste of it with their new video which is now playing over at our friends, Cvlt Nation!

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Touché Amoré are just one of those bands. You know, the ones where you can’t accurately describe them with words, and instead point people towards their music and tell them to see for themselves. The outfit’s last record, the beautiful Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me, effectively put their name out to a much wider audience, and helped establish them as one of the front-runners in today’s post-hardcore scene. Two years later, and the band are ready to unleash another amazing album upon us, titled Is Survived By. You can view the trailer below.

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Deafheaven – Sunbather

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Sunbather

01. Dream House
02. Irresistible
03. Sunbather
04. Please Remember
05. Vertigo
06. Windows
07. The Pecan Tree

[06/11/13]
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Deafheaven are among the rarest of breeds. Their uncanny ability to write music that so perfectly conveys the emotion they express with their lyrics is something that had been lacking for such a long time in the metal world. Since their inception, the band has continued to push the envelope and experiment with new sounds, techniques, and lyrics. With their newest effort, Sunbather, the band not only personifies what it means to be emotive, but perfects this into a pure form of art that can only be described as an expansion of their past towards an even brighter future.

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Deafheaven headlining tour 2013

Deafheaven‘s upcoming album Sunbather is on my most anticipated list. From the samples I’ve heard, and the first single, it’s going to be better than the already great Roads To Judah. Anyways, today I’m happy to announce that the band will be doing a tour in support of the album, which comes out June 11th on Deathwish Inc. Of course they only make one Florida stop, on the same day of the Intronaut show. However, I’ve seen Intronaut headline before, so I’m going to be seeing this one. Anyways, check out the dates (with Marriages as support) after the jump, and listen to their single ‘Dream House’ here!

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