What is Deathwave TV?
Deathwave TV is an online entity which produces all original video content featuring artists, musicians, and bands from the deepest recesses of the underground to every spectrum above it. Through high-definition captures of performances in their entirety, we seek to use the audio/visual medium as our canvas in manifesting compelling looks into unique communities, and our mission is to document and promote the insane wealth of eclectic artistry that is happening all around us.
Why Does Deathwave TV Exist?
For over 15 years, I have been diligently capturing the countless live concerts I attended, beginning with Midwest hardcore & punk shows in middle and high school recorded to 8MM tapes on a shitty, inherited camcorder. Years before YouTube existed, I knew that it was important to document these performances, even without a platform to distribute them. While others were busy in a circle pit or drinking on the sides, I was up front trying to archive the small moments of history that I was experiencing. This entity exists as a vehicle to share the recordings I’ve made, as well as the many to come. – DAS
How Does Deathwave TV Operate?
Deathwave TV operates at no cost to the individuals that are featured, and exists as a wholly independent operation funded through donations and sales of our own custom merchandise.
We attend as many concerts and events as we physically can, paying for all gas, cover charges, and equipment costs out of our own pocket. We do not support an ad-based system at this time, and all monetization is through the outlets described above.
Who Are We?
Deathwave TV is a subsidiary of Auris Apothecary.
It was founded and is curated by Dante Augustus Scarlatti.
Deathwave TV is an ever-expanding entity, and is made possible through the hard work of a multitude of people both directly and indirectly, including the booking agents who set up the concerts, the bands who performed, the hosts of house shows, and the various associates who help us with the recording process.