The label commented:
We’re excited to announce that Dead Weight has joined the REACT! Crew. The band was conceived in 2010 by five guys who share a common love for hardcore. The band’s influences range from Agnostic Front to Cro-Mags to Life’s Blood, and much like its New York Hardcore influencers, They’re a band that values honesty above all else; because, without honesty, it’s not hardcore, it’s just heavy music. Dead Weight is not a NYHC rehash band. Dead Weight is a NWHC band and exists to fly that flag.
Their new EP NWHC is four songs of raging Accused-style speed-picked hardcore, combined with the NYHC influence of bands like Cro-Mags and Sick of it All, and oi!-inspired vocal styles of bands like Negative FX and Life’s Blood. I’ve listened to it non-stop since I got it, and I gotta say DAMN this EP is seriously badass!
Pre-orders will go up in early June, and the record release show will be at this year’s Rainfest on May 25-27th at Neumos in Seattle.