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Part 1

Remastering Part1 “Pictures Of Pain” on All the Madmen Records.

“Remastered, Revamped and Reanimated!

To commemorate it’s thirtieth year in purgatory, we are pleased to announce Part1’s hard-to-find album painstakingly revived and reissue via All The Madmen Records.

Originally released by US label Pusmort – in it’s own right, a “posthumous” vinyl release of Part1’s early studio demos collection “In The Shadow of the Cross”, these recordings feature Part1 in their nascent form.

The leaden rhythms of drummer Bob Leith and bassist Chris Pascoe, punctuated by the swirling post-punk shrill of Mark Ferelli’s guitar and singer Jake “Chris(t)” Baker’s raging sermons.

With it’s sleeve featuring the fantastic visionary art of Deborah Valentine on the front and the twisted outsider view of Nick Blinko on the rear, Pictures Of Pain has become legend to those who follow in the mischief macabre.

Now carefully restored to it’s sonic best by Daniel Husayn of North London Bomb Factory Mastering and including a deluxe insert booklet of lyrics and artwork rescued from the Ferelli vault.  

Beautifully pressed on grey marbled vinyl* and including a download card, this first pressing is very limited and is initially available from All The Madmen and Part1 only.

Witness the power of the fully exhumed and operational Part1, since 2013 and at gatherings of souls near and far.  Now featuring Chris Low (The Apostles / Political Asylum / Oi Polloi / The Parkinsons…) on drums and David Barnett (Minor Indie Celebrity) on bass.  New recordings soon…”

Buy it here!


Mastering Submission “29””.

Electro Post-Punk from Jyväskylä, Finland.

Criminal Code

Mastering Criminal Code “Salvage” EP on Erste Theke Tonträger and Cut The Cord That…Records.

“In my opinion, Criminal Code need no introduction. If you are not familiar so far, let Daniel Vandenberg explain this band for you! Criminal Code from Tacoma, Washington, play an anthemic, sneakingly melodic mixture of post-punk and cacophony of raw wavy punk. Formed in 2011, they’ve just released several 7“s and their debut LP No Device on Deranged Records, a welcome shot in the vein (or kick in the teeth) to an increasingly ethereal genre. They took their Husker Du/Greg Sage influences and made it their own unique sound. The new 7“ harkens back to the raw, stripped down and primal intensity that characterised the early days of post punk, back when it was still considered just punk, only punk that was a little off and slightly more unsettling than usual. Criminal Code straight rip and rock with an urgency and rabid junkieunpredictability that was traded in long ago when post punk started investing wholeheartedly in synthesisers and chorus pedal collections and diverting down broodier pathways to goth and whatever-wave. Criminal Code are a perfect mess of contradictions, simultaneously full-bodied and forceful, and cold, distant and washed-out, like a hardcore heart in pale post punk skin, or vice versa. While specifically for Criminal Code’s European tour, the EP neatly coheres and expands on their Husker Du Over A Cliff guitars and post-post (post) Wipers despair/rage. Snag the EP on tour and dig hard!”

Criminal Code are embarking on a lengthy European tour. Here are the dates. Don’t miss them!

11.03.2014 Kortrijk – Pits
11.04.2014 Paris
11.05.2014 Leeds
11.06.2014 Glasgow
11.07.2014 London – Static Shock Fest
11.08.2014 Antwerp – Het Bos
11.09.2014 Osnabrück – Bastard Club (tbc)
11.10.2014 Hamburg – Hafenklang
11.11.2014 Berlin
11.12.2014 Münster – Gleis 22
11.13.2014 Amsterdam – Winston
11.14.2014 Tübingen – Epplehaus
11.15.2014 Bologna
11.16.2014 Trento
11.17.2014 Zagreb – Attack
11.18.2014 Budapest
11.19.2014 Vienna
11.20.2014 Brno – Vegalite
11.21.2014 Nuremberg – Projekt 31
11.22.2014 Frankfurt

Rhythm of Cruelty

Mastering Rhythm of Cruelty “Dysphoria” LP on Edmonton’s Crude City Records.

What they had to say about their last EP:

“Well, Canada’s Rhythm of Cruelty have named themselves after one of my favorite songs of all time (by the almighty Magazine), so they’ve got a lot to live up to here, and I must say they do it. Definitely in the post-punk / goth vein that’s all the rage right now, like my favorites in this style (Pleasure Leftists, Savages), Rhythm of Cruelty concentrate on the more melodic, even anthemic end of this dark sound. If you dig Pleasure Leftists (particularly their great recent 12″ on Deranged), you’ll definitely want to pick this one up.”






First World Problems recordings has just proudly put out its first record – The Quango Fatality 7″ e.p., mastered here.

3-song single from this short-lived London band and it sounds like a long-lost relic from 1978. The a-side is an absolute stunner, a jittery post-punk song with an insanely catchy lead guitar line and menacing, spoken vocals recounting a tube accident. The two songs on the b-side are a little more rocked-out with a distinct Sex Pistols inluence, sounding like the legions of provincial bands that started after the Pistols’ rise to fame. The off-the-cuff genius on display here immediately brings to mind the classic singles on labels like Rough Trade, Fast Product, and Step Forward.”

Buy it and listen to the whole 7″ here.



Have a listen to a track off of Rhythm of Cruelty‘s new EP before and after mastering.

Keep up the good work Canada!

Past Unmastered


Past Mastered



Mastering Rhythm of Cruelty‘s E.P.

Rhythm of Cruelty are a Post Punk group from Edmonton, Canada.

“Skulking through distilled collages of glassy dreams are two lovers basking in high/low downstroke flanges and the beguiling hypnoses of analog motorik. Re-envisioning the heavier aural tropes of past projects, they tear down an oft-aped distinction to construct unencumbered bricks-and-mortar post-punk. Rhythm of Cruelty is a beautiful trashy-dash of battleship grey upon a black and white world.” Original Post Here

Listen to a teaser of the Band’s Demo.


Kent State

Mastering Kent State‘s “Wrong Side of History” LP.

An EP collection coming out on Debt Offensive and Paranoid Futures Records.


Also check out Nicholas Vance’s blog documenting all the projects he is involved in.


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