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The Earache label, renowned because of its roster of harsh grindcore acts — Godflesh, Carcass, Fudge Tunnel — moved in to the sympathetic world of hardcore gabber techno using the signing of Ultraviolence, masterminded by one Johnny Violent. His initial, self-financed creation was the “Shout” one, which made an appearance in 1991 by himself label. Following the recording of the John Peel program in 1992, he authorized to Food Information (also the house of Jesus Jones). Violent didn’t quite participate in the home leanings of Meals and released just the Vengeance EP before shifting to Earache. Fitted in quite nicely with the commercial attitude of Scorn, he documented singles both as Ultraviolence (“I, Destructor”) so when himself (“Johnny Is really a Bastard”) before his debut Ultraviolence full-length made an appearance in 1994. The recording, Existence of Destructor, was accompanied by Psychodrama twelve months later on. By 1996, Johnny Violent reverted to his personal name for the discharge of Shocker, also on Earache; Ultraviolence’s Getting rid of God adopted in 1998.

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