Malicious Damage Records was originally formed in 1979, around the band Killing Joke. It expired slowly in the early eighties and was eventually re-ignited by myself, Michael Coles, in 2003. These days I work with friends and artists on various projects to produce music, art and video.
The most recent musical release was The Orb’s “History of the Future part 2”, audio and DVD box set in 2015, after which I concentrated on the book and exhibition “Forty Years in the Wilderness”, which chronicled my art in London since 1976.
In 2018 I released the playing cards and mercenary rhymes project "Over The Hills And Back For Tea", with an accompanying exhibition. You can read about that in the miscellaneous section of the shop.
Forty years on, and I'm still working closely with Killing Joke, currently creating art and design for their world tour and fortieth anniversary celebrations.
I'm also working on a continuation of the "Over The Hills..." project, which is an installation of the "Church Of The Bleeding Gums", complete with medieval religious and sacrilegious icons, altar, pews, confessional and ancient relics. I'm aiming for 2020 with this one, but don't hold your breath...