AXIS ups the ante on its Turmoil-meets-Terminator 2 sound with two new songs while SELF DEFENSE FAMILY go further down the freak-hole with a fresh track for the creeps. This split represents some of the best material from both acts and is beautifully packaged with cover art from famed British comic book artist, Shaky Kane.
When you order, you’ll get offered a Deathwish Deal where all Self Defense Family records in their distro will be 50% off when you order the new split on Harm Reduction.
Source: SoundCloud / selfdefensefamily
New AXIS track from the upcoming split with SELF DEFENSE FAMILY. The record is titled Least Violent Time In Human History and is a reminder/celebration of how pointless your life is.
Mosh with a katana like you’re a goddamn ninja turtle.
Art by the legendary Shaky Kane.
Harm Reduction Records is Jami Morgan and Patrick Kindlon thinking they can do a better job than everyone else.
Running a label seems like a hassle, filled mostly with frustration, punctuated only rarely by very fleeting feelings of accomplishment. Much like being in a band. For musicians, doing a label is the next logical step in forming an identity of ‘long-suffering snob with martyr complex.’ And that’s the space we hope to occupy.
Hydrahead is dead, so we thought we’d fill the void by putting out smart-metal and aggressive music for non-aggressive people. But it turns out there isn’t as much of that material as you think. So, until we find it, we’re putting out records that include our bands and bands we’re friends with.
HR001 is a four-way split celebrating Pittsburgh. Yeah, that’s real. Code Orange Kids (Deathwish Inc), Hounds of Hate (Painkiller), Heartless (Southern Lord), and Killer of Sheep. Very different acts representing the City of Champions. This thing will basically be the logical limit of heavy music and should inspire other bands to quit immediately.
HR002 is a split from Self Defense Family (Deathwish Inc) and Axis. I’ve long looked for an act to make me elevator mosh as hard as Turmoil. Axis’ contribution to this split reaches that level of hardness and is a massive leap forward for the band. Actually, truly, aggressive music.
Expect both those records this fall. Don’t worry, we’ll remind you. You can order those and everything we do through Deathwish Inc.
Bands tour. Look into it:
6/11 Pensacola, FL - The Handlebar*
6/12 Tallahassee, FL - The Shelter*
6/13 Tampa, FL - Epic Problem*
6/14 Jacksonville, FL - Phoenix Taproom*
6/15 Florence, SC - The Cootie Hut*
6/16 Wilmington, NC - The Soap Box*
6/17 Virginia Beach, VA - Roger’s*
6/18 Philadelphia, PA - Basement show*
6/19 Altoona, PA - Pellegrines Lounge*
6/20 Cincinnati, OH - Q’s Basement*
6/21 Whiteland, IN - House show*
6/22 - TBA*
6/23 Louisville, KY - Haymarket*
6/24 Nashville, TN - The Owl Farm*
6/26 St. Louis, MO - TBA
6/27 Kansas City, MO - The Sandbox
6/28 Tulsa, OK - Rudy’s
6/29 Denton, TX - TBA ^
6/30 Little Rock, AR - TBA
7/1 Memphis, TN - Murphy’s^
7/2 Decatur, AL - Planet Avalon^
7/3 Chattanooga, TN - Sluggo’s^
7/5 Atlanta, GA - House Show
7/6 Savannah, GA - Vinyl Vibe Records^
* w/ Will to die
^ w/ Discourse
Hounds Of Hate
Mo. 01.07.2013 Brighton - The Hope
Di. 02.07.2013 Manchester - Ducie Bridge
Mi. 03.07.2013 Glasgow - 13th Note Cafe
Do. 04.07.2013 Leeds - Wharf Chambers
Fr. 05.07.2013 London - Power Lunches
Sa. 06.07.2013 Amsterdam - Occii
So. 07.07.2013 Namur - Festival
Mo. 08.07.2013 Kortrijk - The Pits
Di. 09.07.2013 Paris - La Mecanique Ondulatoire
Mi. 10.07.2013 Limoges (tbc)
Do. 11.07.2013 Bordeaux - tba
Fr. 12.07.2013 Basque Country
Sa. 13.07.2013 Madrid
So. 14.07.2013 Barcelona
Mo. 15.07.2013 Toulouse - Le Saint Des Seins
Di. 16.07.2013 Lyon - tba
Mi. 17.07.2013 Milano - tba
Do. 18.07.2013 Mannheim / Zürich
Fr. 19.07.2013 Munich - Kafe Kult (tbc)
Sa. 20.07.2013 Vienna - Venster
So. 21.07.2013 Budapest - tba
Mo. 22.07.2013 Krakov - Kawiarnia Naukowa
Di. 23.07.2013 Warsaw - Znosna Lekkosc Bytu
Mi. 24.07.2013 Wroclaw - tba
Do. 25.07.2013 Leipzig - tba
Fr. 26.07.2013 Rokycany - Fluff Fest
Sa. 27.07.2013 Berlin - tba
So. 28.07.2013 Hamburg - Ms Hedi
Mo. 29.07.2013 Malmö
Di. 30.07.2013 Oslo - tba
Mi. 31.07.2013 Stockholm - IOGT-huset i Skarpnäck
Do. 01.08.2013 Gothenburg - tba
Fr. 02.08.2013 Copenhagen - Ungdomshuset Birthday Party (@Dödsmaskinen )
Sa. 03.08.2013 Bremen - G 18
So. 04.08.2013 Münster
Code Orange Kids
06/10: Barnesville, OH @ The Annex w/ Wrong Answer, The Mongoloids, Adventures, In Hope
06/11: Chicago, IL @ The Gnarnia House w/ Adventures
06/12: Minneapolis, MN @ Medusa
06/13: Fargo, ND @ The New Direction
06/14: Winnipeg, MB @ Arcane Studios
06/15: Saskatoon, SK @ Rock The Bottom Moso Fest!
06/18: Regina, SK @ The Exchange w/ Burning Love, Birch Hills, Failed States, FPG
06/19: Calgary, AB @ Ship & Anchor Sled Island Festival
07/09: Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar w/ Madball, Expire
07/10: Richmond, VA @ Kingdom w/ Madball, Expire
07/11: Fayetteville, NC @ Drunk Horse Pub w/ Madball, Expire
07/12: Jacksonville, FL @ Atticus Bar w/ Madball, Expire
07/13: Orlando, FL @ Backbooth w/ Madball, Expire
07/24: Tilburg, Netherlands @ O13 w/ Circle Takes The Square, Full Of Hell
07/25: Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang w/ Circle Takes The Square, Full Of Hell
07/26: Rockycany, Czech Republic @ Fluff Fest w/ Circle Takes The Square, Full Of Hell and TONS MORE!
07/27: As, Belgium @ Vlamrock w/ Circle Takes The Square, Full Of Hell
07/28: Paris, France @ Glazart w/ Circle Takes The Square, Full Of Hell
07/29: Brighton, England @ The Haunt w/ Circle Takes The Square, Full Of Hell
07/30: London, England @ Underworld w/ Circle Takes The Square, Full Of Hell
07/31: Glasgow, Scotland @ Classic Grand w/ Circle Takes The Square, Full Of Hell
08/01: Manchester, England @ Star And Garter w/ Circle Takes The Square, Full Of Hell
08/02: Bristol, UK @ The Fleece w/ Circle Takes The Square, Full Of Hell
08/03: Karlsruhe, Germany @ New Noise Festival w/ Circle Takes The Square, Full Of Hell and MANY MORE!
08/04: Lichtenstein, Germany @ JZ Riot w/ Circle Takes The Square, Full Of Hell
08/05: Wien, Austria @ Area w/ Circle Takes The Square, Full Of Hell
08/06: Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia w/ Circle Takes The Square, Full Of Hell
08/07: Bielefeld, Germany @ AJZ w/ Circle Takes The Square, Full Of Hell
08/08: Koln, Germany @ Undergorund w/ Circle Takes The Square, Full Of Hell
08/09: Ieper, Belgium @ Ieperfest w/ Circle Takes The Square, Full Of Hell and A LOT MORE!