Malicious Damage Records was originally formed in West London in 1979 by five friends and Killing Joke and it fizzled out in 1983.


But that was then. This is now...

... 20 years later Mike Coles, graphic designer and founder member of Malicious Damage and the man responsible for the design of all the early record sleeves, posters and t-shirts kicked the slumbering label back to life. The first release was Chaos for Breakfast, a 5-CD boxed set of early Killing Joke material, closely followed by Headcount’s acclaimed Die Monkey Die album, produced by the late Paul Raven. Soon The Orb’s Alex Paterson, ex-Killing Joke roadie, good friend and early Malicious associate was on board with Battersea Shield, Orbsessions volume 1 and Transit Kings. Drummer Ted Parsons chipped in with his Teledubgnosis & NIC projects, then another good mate, original Killing Joke bassist Youth joined up with his Transmission project. Barry Andrews brought Shriekback along and onwards the Malicious snowball has rolled gathering and scattering it’s diverse and unique assortment of musical comrades from all over the world. Some came to stay, some were just passing through - click and scroll the music button at the top of the page for a full list of Malicious bands and musicians.

Every now and then we have a Malicious night out where we like to mix live music, art and video - there's a full list of these on the Gigs page along with a gallery of live photos. If you want to be kept on the mailing list to hear about new releases and live events please contact us: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it