Avalanche Recordings

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Avalanche Recordings
Founded1999 (1999)
Founder Justin Broadrick
StatusActive
Genre Extreme metal, experimental, electronic, ambient
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Official website avalancherecordings.bandcamp.com

Avalanche Recordings is an independent record label, founded by English musician Justin Broadrick in 1999. It is named after Broadrick's own recording studio, Avalanche Studios, and mainly releases Justin Broadrick's side projects. [1] [2]

An independent record label is a record label that operates without the funding of major record labels. Many artists begin their careers on independent labels.

Justin Broadrick Record producer, musician, singer

Justin Karl Michael Broadrick is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist and drummer. He is best known as a founding member of the band Godflesh, one of the first bands to combine elements of extreme metal and industrial music. He was briefly in the English grindcore band Napalm Death when he was a teenager in the mid-1980s, writing and recording guitar for Side One of Napalm Death's debut album, Scum. Broadrick has also maintained a parallel career as a producer, producing records and remixes for groups such as Pantera, Isis, Mogwai and Hydra Head labelmates Pelican. Since 2012, he has been releasing hard techno music under the solo moniker JK Flesh. Broadrick has set up record labels such as HeadDirt, Avalanche Recordings, Post Mortem Productions, Lo Fibre and Heartache.

Contents

The first release of the label was Godflesh's previously unreleased EP, Messiah in 2000. [2] This was followed by Zonal's The Quatermass Project Volume 1, released in the same year. [3]

<i>Messiah</i> (EP) 2000 EP by Godflesh

Messiah is an EP by industrial metal band Godflesh. The EP was originally recorded and mixed during 1994, and was released independently to members of the band's fan club on 5 December 2000 along with four remixes, which were created in 1995. After Justin Broadrick disbanded Godflesh, he reissued the material through Relapse Records on 1 April 2003.

The label extensively released various Jesu recordings, including Pale Sketches in 2007, [1] Infinity in 2009 and Everyday I Get Closer to the Light from Which I Came in 2013. [4] [5] [6]

<i>Pale Sketches</i> 2007 compilation album by Jesu

Pale Sketches is a full length compilation of previously unreleased studio material recorded by Jesu between 2000 and 2007. It was released worldwide on October 9, 2007 through Justin Broadrick's own Avalanche Recordings label and limited to 2,000 copies on CD, and 1,200 on double gatefold vinyl.

<i>Everyday I Get Closer to the Light from Which I Came</i> 2013 studio album by Jesu

Everyday I Get Closer to the Light from Which I Came is the fourth studio album by the British post-metal band Jesu. It was released on 23 September 2013 via frontman Justin Broadrick's own record label, Avalanche Recordings.

On 29 March 2013, Justin Broadrick announced via Twitter that the label's official website would be migrating to Bandcamp and operating under there. [7]

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Artists

Catalogue

<i>Heart Ache</i> 2004 EP by Jesu

The Heart Ache EP is the first release by Jesu. Justin Broadrick wrote both tracks, played all of the instruments as well as mixed and produced the EP. It was originally released on 30 August 2004 by Dry Run Records; Avalanche Recordings released a 12" vinyl version in January 2008 also. The vinyl version is limited to 1500 copies.

<i>Christmas</i> (Jesu EP) 2010 EP by Jesu

Christmas is the sixth EP release by the post-metal band Jesu. It was released digitally on December 9, 2010, via Avalanche Recordings. The EP contains the track "Christmas", along with two remixes of the song, mixed by Justin Broadrick's side projects Pale Sketcher and Final.

<i>Streetcleaner: Live at Roadburn 2011</i> 2013 live album by Godflesh

Streetcleaner: Live at Roadburn 2011 is the first live album from English industrial metal band Godflesh. The release was recorded on 14 April 2011 at the Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands. Apart from being the group's debut live album, it was also the first time they played Streetcleaner in its entirety.

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<i>Post Self</i> 2017 studio album by Godflesh

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