Justin Broadrick has been involved in numerous bands and projects and has made a remarkable number of guest appearances, remixes and has a bevy of production credits as well. It should come as no surprise that he has also been involved in several record labels as well. What follows is detailed information about all those labels and discographies to go along with it. There are likely some major omissions. Feel free to let me know if you encounter any problems. I hope you find this section useful!
|Dates:||1999 - Present|
|Official Site:||Avalanche Recordings|
Justin has been using the name Avalanche since the late '80s as the name of his studio and almost all major releases of all his bands were recorded there. The word is found as a song title on Godflesh's eponymous debut and is a tribute to Leonard Cohen (specifically, his song Avalanche which appeared on his Songs Of Love And Hate album, has lyrics which Justin used for the Godflesh song Mothra).
Having detailed the history, it was only natural for Justin to begin a label with the name and in 1999 he created AvalancheInc Recordings, later shortened to Avalanche Recordings. Initially it was considered a "sister label to Lo Fibre".
Not unlike many of Justin's musical endeavors, delays plagued many early releases and several never quite saw the light of day (though some came out a dozen years later.) Things like a Krackhead / Saskwatch split never came out.
In 2000, the label issued its first pair of releases but the label would be quiet until 2007 when it began again and has been consistently prolific since. Almost exclusively a JKB label, in 2013 other artists appeared as well.
After a very tumultuous startup, Avalanche Recordings has become Justin's most successful label. A full list of releases and relevant info can be found below.
All releases are available digitally (in many cases only digitally). When noted, No Digital Version exists.
|Avalanche Recordings Discography|
|AREC01||Godflesh||Messiah||December 2000||CD limited to 1,000|
|AREC02||Zonal||The Quatermass Project (Volume 1)||December 2000||CD limited to ~200|
|AREC003||Final||Infinite Guitar 1||August 2012 (Digital)||CD limited to 60 (Released 2007)|
|AREC004||Final||Infinite Guitar 2||August 2012 (Digital)||CD limited to 60 (Released 2007)|
|AREC005||Final||Guitar & Bass Improvisations Volume 1||August 2012 (Digital)||CD limited to 60 (Released 2007)|
|AREC006||Final||Guitar & Bass Improvisations Volume 2||August 2012 (Digital)||CD limited to 60 (Released 2007)|
|AREC007||Jesu||Heart Ache||January 2008||12" limited to 1,000 (++)|
|AREC008||Jesu||Pale Sketches||August 2007||CD Version (Digital in 2011)|
|AREC009||Jesu||Pale Sketches||August 2008||2x12" (Digital in 2011)|
|AREC010||Final||Afar||October 2008||12" picture disc (limited to 500)|
|AREC011||Final||Infinite Guitar / Guitar & Bass Improvisations Set||2008||Four-disc set - Limited to 150 (++)|
|AREC012||Final||Fade Away||May 2008||Digital Only|
|AREC013||Krackhead||From Hell||January 2009||Digital Only|
|AREC014||Council Estate Electronics||Kitsland||January 2009||Digital Only|
|AREC015||White Static Demon||Decayed||March 2009||Cassette (Sept 2010 - Limited to 100)|
|AREC016||Solaris B.C.||Submerged Technology||March 2009||Digital Only|
|AREC017||Jesu||Infinity||July 2009||CD, 12" & Digital|
|AREC017DE||Jesu||Infinity (Digital Deluxe Edition)||16 May, 2014||Digital Only|
|AREC018||Final||Infinite Guitar 3 / Guitar & Bass Improvisations 3||July 2009 / August (Digital)||CD limited to 500|
|AREC019||Final||My Body Is A Dying Machine||20 Dec, 2010||Digital Only|
|AREC020||Council Estate Electronics||Longmeadow||11 Jun, 2012||Digital Only|
|AREC021||Jesu||Christmas||2010 (Digital)||CD in 2012 (w/ bonus track)|
|AREC022||Final||Burning Bridges Will Light Your Way||18 Oct, 2012||Digital Only|
|AREC023||Transitional||Dark Matter Communion||26 Sept, 2013||Dave Cochrane project / CD limited to 100|
|AREC024||Jesu||Duchess / Veiled||2013||Limited 7" in 2012 / Digital 2013|
|AREC025||Final||Infinite Guitar 4||26 Sept, 2013||CD limited to 150|
|AREC026||White Static Demon||The Poisoned Tape||26 Sept, 2013||CD limited to 100|
|AREC027||Jesu||Everyday I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Came||23 Sept, 2013||CD / 12" (Black/Grey (ltd 500) / Digital - 2xCD in Japan|
|AREC028||Godflesh||Streetcleaner Live||4 April, 2017||Mastered for CD, limited to 1,000 copies|
|AREC029||Halspirit||Musique Immobiles||July 2014||Project of Pascal Derycke - Founder of PDCD / CD Limited to 88|
|AREC031||JK Flesh||Nothing Is Free||7 Sept, 2015||Digital Only|
|AREC032||Godflesh||Decline & Fall||4 June, 2014||CD / 12" / Digital - Bonus tracks on Japanese release|
|AREC033||Amantra||Rituals||23 Sept, 2014||Thierry Arnal - Feat. a JKB remix|
|AREC034||Godflesh||A World Lit Only By Fire||6 Oct, 2014||CD / 12" (Black/Red (ltd to 1,000)) / Digital - JPN bonus tracks|
|AREC036||Amantra||1||24 Nov, 2015||Thierry Arnal|
|AREC037||Final||Live Reprocessed | Birmingham 2009||29 June, 2016||Digital Only|
|AREC038||JK Flesh||Suicide Estate Antibiotic Armageddon||20 Feb, 2017||Digital reissues of highly-limited cassette releases|
|AREC039||Amantra||As It Should Have Been||22 March, 2017||Features a Godflesh and Jesu cover song|
|AREC040||Godflesh||Post Self||17 Nov, 2017||Digital release which contains Japanese bonus tracks|
|AREC041||Celer||Plays Godflesh||8 February, 2019||50-minute, one-track release|
|AREC042||JK Flesh / Klaska||Halved||March 2019||Split EP with Klaska|
|AREC043||Final||Live Marseille 2006||22 August, 2019||Limited to 100, sold @ live shows. Digital in Sept.|
|ARECB001||Goth Trad / JK Flesh||Knights Of The Black Table||9 April, 2019||Split release with Japan's Goth Trad|
|Avalanche / Tonefloat|
|ARECTF01||Final||The Apple Never Falls Far From The Tree||28 Apr, 2011||2x12" in 2010 / Unavailable digitally now?|
An unknown label for some time, this was Justin's creation around 1997. A 12"-only label, there were merely four records released, with many others slated. Some of the tracks (both released and unreleased) can be found on the Lo Fibre Companion which was released on Invisible Records in 1998.
Two Solaris B.C. records were released on this label, but at that time Justin was calling the project Solaris. Due to similarities to many other projects with similar names, he tacked on the B.C. suffix for style. Submerged Technology, a compilation of this project's material, was scheduled for release as far back as 1997. This collection was planned to be released by Sentrax / Rawkus but that label folded. Then, Lo Fibre was to issue it (~Sept. 1999) and then that label folded! It finally came out in 2012.
Another short-lived Justin/K-Mart collaboration, The Sidewinder came out and Hydrus authored the only other released 12". A project of DJ The Neck, he also worked with Paul Neville on a project called AKA. (That project had a track on the aforementioned Lo Fibre Companion compilation.)
One other 12" never came out. A split Krackhead / Saskwatch should have appeared as Fibre06 in 1999. While we got to see the Krackhead on Avalanche Recordings in 2009, Saskwatch has never been heard of again. In an interview with Justin back in '99 or so, he told me that its time had passed. What was relevant music then no longer interested him (though to us collectors, it most certainly did!). This project featured Justin, Diarmiud Dalton and Steve Hough (both of Cable Regime, etc.) and recorded almost an hour's worth of material.
|Lo Fibre Discography|
|Fibre 02||Hydrus||Jazzless||1996||AKA: DJ The Neck|
|Fibre 03||The Sidewinder||Implant|
|Fibre 05||Solaris||Submerged Technology||[Unreleased!]|
|Fibre 06||Krackhead / Saskwatch Split||n/a||[Unreleased!]|
In the early 1990s, Justin created a new label, titled after the Godflesh song from Streetcleaner, hEADdIRT. This label worked with the German label, Pure Dope Can't Damage (PDCD) founded by Pascal Derycke (who later released a project under the name Halspirit on Avalanche Recordings). I believe this label worked in conjunction with (or was also titled) Permis De Construire Deutschland which was the German subsidiary of Permis De Construire (= Driver's license), a French label which started as early as 1985. For additional reading about PDCD, check out this incomplete PDCD Retrospective 88|98.
hEADdIRT had three known releases, catalogue numbers HD01, HD02 and HD04. Two are Skullflower recordings and the other a Sweet Tooth live album. I've never found HD03 and don't know if it was ever issued.
For many years, the label was set to put out Fall Of Because LP, Life Is Easy, but it never happened and that record finally saw light of day in 1999 thanks to Alleysweeper. It's possible this was the intended HD03.
After the last Skullflower release, the label dissipated.
|HD02||Sweet Tooth||Crash Live||1993|
|HD03||[Unknown / Unreleased?]||[Unknown / Unreleased?]||n/a||Perhaps Fall Of Because Life Is Easy?|
|Notable PDCD Releases|
|PPP 104NP||Various Artists||Mortar Compilation||1992||Cable Regime & FoB tracks|
|PP104||Cable Regime||Life In The House Of The Enemy||1992||Produced & Mixed by JKB|
|PP110||Cable Regime||Assimilate And Destroy||1992||Produced JKB & Cable Regime|
|Dates:||1984/5 - ???|
Post-Mortem was the original name for the label. The releases were all on tape format, and were likely of questionable quality (at least in retrospect). Justin released no fewer than 10 Final tapes on this label. The other known bands include: Ashenden, Con-Dom, Crusade Mesh, D-Mag 52, Deadpulp, Family Patrol Group, The Grey Wolves, Last Exit, Mindless Scum, and Unkommuniti. All had releases at one point, but I believe it ended up being an outlet mainly for Final. At the age of 16, it wasn't a full-fledged record label in the modern sense. One project, Fern, was Justin's stepfather, Rob Fern who raised him and was part of a project called Anti-Social - more interesting reading, if you care to dive in.
After a Final lineup change, Justin changed the name to Uprising Produktions, a name that didn't last all too long. He changed it back to Post-Mortem Productions and that is where the info ends.
In 2012, Justin was working through a lot of this old Final material for a compilation titled Final - Origins 1983-1987. At the time, half of the old cassettes in his vast collection had been compiled. There is a great thread over at Avalanchers in which many of the early days of Final and Post-Mortem Recordings is discussed. A valuable read if you have the time.
No solid discography is known. What I have here was posted by Andy Swan at the Avalanchers forum.
|Post-Mortem Recordings Discography|
|PMR001||Atrocity Exhibition||Live In The Studio||198?||Early band title for Final|
|PMR002||Atrocity Exhibition||Live Exractions||198?||Early band title for Final|
|PMR003||???||The Fight Is On||198?||With Nic Bullen|
|PMR004||Last Exit||[Live Release]||1984||Early band title for Final - Recorded 06 March, 1984|
|PMR005||???||[Live Release]||1984||With Nic Bullen|
|PMR00?||???||[Live Release]||1984||Recorded 04 March, 1984|
|PMR010||Fern||The Beginning Of The End||1984|
|PMR011||Various Artists||Power And Control||1984||Features two Final tracks|