Spring time! The frost has begun to thaw and color is returning to the Wisconsin countryside. You can feel the seasonal depression lifting from everyones' shoulders as the sun gives us more and more daylight each day. Bike rides galore!

Label stuff was sort of (er, definitely) on the back burner for a few weeks since John, myself, and the rest of the Dead Weight family prepared for the public premiere on March 30th and 31st at the Time Community Theater in downtwon Oshkosh. We had two screenings, one per day, and they were both entirely sold out! Very exciting times for the DW family, exciting times indeed!

Now that the premiere has passed, my focus is back on the label until after the music festival at the end of April. There's not a ton more work to do, but loose ends to tie up and a few things I need to handle. Chiefly among them is the massive amount of merch I need to print. Thankfully I have my pal Scott to help out there! Alright, caffeine is taking over, I'll be typing an endless intro to this update if I don't jump into it now. Hold on, here we go! (Hit the link to READ MORE)


Wow, hopefully you picked up a ticket if you wanted to attend because the Gilead Media Music Festival is SOLD OUT! Very exciting to finally reach that point. I figured it would sell out in pre-sales, but glad that it's one less thing to worry about at this point. If you missed out on picking up a ticket then I suggest you head over to the event page for the Fest on facebook, as a couple folks who can't use their tickets have been posting about it there, looking for people to pick em up. Check it: https://www.facebook.com/events/145804345523149/

And, with that news, a bit of bad news. LYCUS emailed me this last week to inform me that their bass player had quit and they will not be able to play the Fest. I'm very bummed myself about this, and the band passes along their apologies to all those that were looking forward to seeing LYCUS make their first midwest appearance.

Better news, though, is that BARGHEST have found a new drummer and are STILL ON for the Fest! Huzzah!

I have also decided to round up all of the test pressings I have lying around and bring those to the fest for sale. I'm also working on gathering some incredible items from bands performing at the fest for a raffle that will benefit the Oshkosh Area Humane Society. Look forward to a chance to win some great rare stuff there!

I didn't think there was all that much to add to the store, but it ended up being an excellent list of goodies! I may be a little partial, though. If you want to grab any of these jammers head over to the store/distro page: STORE / DISTRO.

Dead Weight 2DVD - Standard edition: $15.00 (more photos & contents on the store page)

Dead Weight 2DVD - Tony Moore slipcase edition: $20.00 (more photos & contents on the store page)

Blut Aus Nord - 777 The Desanctification gatefold LP
- $25.00

Blut Aus Nord - The Mystical Beast Of Rebellion gatefold 2LP - $31.00

Blut Aus Nord - Ultima Thulee LP - $25.00

Blut Aus Nord - Embroidered logo patch - $6.00

Enth/Amarok - Split LP - $11.00

Obolus - Lament 10" - $15.00

I'm sorry, but I just absolutely hate making these look uniform, so you're getting them how the bands sent em!

Arms Aloft
(visit the band's facebook page for more info on shows: https://www.facebook.com/armsaloft)
Sun April 8 - Portland, OR (Gathering of the Goof Punx!)
Mon April 9 - Portland, OR (The Know)
Tue April 10 - Corvallis, OR (Interzone)
Wed April 11 - San Francisco, CA
Thur April 12 - Los Angeles, CA (Blue Star)
Fri April 13 - San Diego, CA
Sat April 14 - Tuscon, AZ (Way Out West Fest!)
Sun April 15 - Tempe, AZ (Yucca Tap Room)
Mon April 16 - Las Cruces, NM (Trainyard)
Wed April 18 - Dallas/Fort Worth (1919 Hemphill)
Fri April 20 - Russellville, AR (The Cavern)
Sat April 21 - Kansas City, MO
Sun April 22 - Omaha, NE (House show)
Mon April 23 - Cedar Falls, IA (1108 House)
Tue April 24 - St Louis, MO
Wed April 25 - Normal, IL (Firehouse Pizza)
Thur April 26 - Chicago, IL (Pancho's)
Fri April 27 - Milwaukee, WI (CCC)
Sat April 28 - Oshkosh, WI (Gilead Media Fest!)
Sun April 29 - Wausau, WI (The Stank)
Mon April 30 - Madison, WI (Mr. Roberts)
Tue May 1 - Bloomington, IN (Rachel's)
Wed May 2 - Louisville, KY (Cahoot's)
Thur May 3 - Memphis, TN (Some place that Daniel moved it to)
Fri May 4 - Decatur, AL
Sat May 5 - Gainesville, FL (Jeremy Records House)
Sun May 6 - Orlando, FL (Peacock Room)
Mon May 7 - Tampa, FL (House Show)
Wed May 9 - Charlotte, NC
Thur May 10 - Baltimore, MD (Charm City Art Space)
Sat May 12 - New York City, NY (ABC No Rio)
Sun May 13 - Philadelphia, PA
Mon May 14 - Pittsburgh, PA (Mr. Roboto Project)
Tue May 15 - Cleveland, OH
Wed May 16 - Flint, MI
Thur May 17 - Lansing, MI
Fri May 18 - Grand Rapids, MI
Sat May 19 - Chicago, IL

Apr 14 Covenant College Lookout Mountain, GA
May 17 Black Cat Washington, DC
May 18 Amos' Southend Charlotte, NC
May 19 New Brookland Tavern West Columbia, SC
May 21 WorkPlay Theatre Birmingham, AL
May 22 Rocketown Nashville, TN
May 24 ACM@UCO Oklahoma City, OK
May 25 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
May 26 The Door Dallas, TX
May 28 Downtown Music Hall Little Rock, AR
May 29 Outland Ballroom Springfield, MO
May 30 The Waiting Room Omaha, NE
Jun 01 The Blue Note Columbia, MO
Jun 02 Blue Moose Tap House Iowa City, IA
Jun 04 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
Jun 05 Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
Jun 06 Deluxe at Old National Centre Indianapolis, IN
Jun 07 20th Century Theatre Cincinnati, OH
Jun 08 The Loft at Harem Urban Lounge Lansing, MI
Jun 09 The Mod Club Toronto, Canada
Jun 11 Water Street Music Hall Rochester, NY
Jun 12 Higher Ground South Burlington, VT
Jun 13 Pearl Street Northampton, MA
Jun 14 The Met Pawtucket, RI
Jun 15 Maxwell's Hoboken, NJ
Jun 16 The Stone Pony Asbury Park, NJ

Mutilation Rites
Thursday April 19 - PITTSBURGH, PA @ Kopec's w/ Moth and TBA
Friday April 20 - RALEIGH, NC @ Dive Bar w/ Palkoski, RBT, and Man Will Destroy Himself
Saturday April 21 - HARRISONBURG, VA @ Crayola House w/ Orthrus and TBA
Sunday April 22 - DAYTON. OH @ Casa de Mise w/ Mortals and TBA
Monday April 23 - CINCINATTI, OH @ The Wilter House w/ Tombstalker and Coelacanth
Tuesday April 24 - COLUMBUS, OH @ Monster House w/ TBA
Wednesday April 25 - INDIANAPOLIS, IN @ Vibe's Music w/ Chinaski, Casque
Thursday April 26 - MILWAUKEE, WI @ Quarters w/ Protestant, No Brainer, Anal Hearse, ARA
Friday April 27 - MADISON, WI @ The Wisco w/ Mortals, Enabler, Desolating Sacrilege
Saturday April 28 - OSH KOSH, WI - Hanging out at Gilead Fest, Bowling and watching bands
Sunday April 29 - OSHKOSH, WI - Gilead Fest @ Electric Lounge and Lanes
Monday April 30 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ Medusa w/ Despise, Crusader, No Remorse
Tuesday May 1 - OMAHA, NE @ West Wing w/ Arson
Wednesday May 2 - KANSAS CITY, MO @ Detto's Barn w/ No Masters, Nonserviam, Canyons
Thursday May 3 - COLUMBIA, MO @ Cafe Berlin w/ Creaturezoid
Friday May 4 - CHICAGO, IL @ Ball Hall w/ Last Rites, Ass Brigade, Fin
Saturday May 5 - CLEVELAND, OH @ The Tower w/ Cop Problem, Gas Mask (members of Masakari)

That's looking like everything for this email. I will leave you with one photo, though. I received the folding jackets for an upcoming unannounced 7" release. Deep impression letterpressing on both sides, fancy stuff. More details the week of the Fest.

Take care... talk soon!

Until next time,
Adam Bartlett/Gilead Media
+ Website: http://www.gileadmedia.net
+ Gilead Media Music Festival: http://www.gileadmedia.net/fest
+ Blog: http://broad-cloak.blogspot.com
+ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gileadmedia
+ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/gileadmedia
+ Google+: https://plus.google.com/108769859213536265113/posts
+ Dead Weight trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtwCtoVxqTg

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