Damage Control - Ultranoia - available soon on iTunes
Damage Control - Ultranoia - CD available on conzoom

Available now ‘Ultranoia’, the debut LP from Damage Control is a collection of tracks mixed, remixed and mastered by industrial music veteran Chris Peterson (Ohm, Decree, Will, Front Line Assembly, Noise Unit, Delerium). Mastered by Chris with Sonic Finalisation by Greg Reely (Mastering Engineer extraordinaire for bands such as Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly and Fear Factory). Also included are tracks mixed and remixed by Industrial/EBM pioneer Claus Larsen (Leaether Strip, Am Tierpark, Disturbia, Klutae). Craig Joseph Huxtable (Ohm, Landscape Body Machine) stars as guest vocalist and lyricist on the hard-hitting City of Ruins and dreamy Sci-Fi track 'Trauma'. Craig Huxtable and Chris Peterson also feature on 'Angst'.

Please follow the above Download/Limited Edition CD links to purchase ‘Ultranoia’. There are some great review links at the bottom of the page.

Damage Control are pleased to announce that the second album ‘Oblivion Grid’ is now underway with some exciting new VIP collaborations planned. The band confirms Chris Peterson and Greg Reely will be taking care of the sonic attributes of ‘Oblivion Grid’.

The Band
Damage Control are an Australian based industrial electronic act consisting of eclectic songwriters and producers Bill Barsby (originally UK) currently Melbourne, Australia, with Sydney, Australia based Damian Davis, Craig Saunders, and Richard Thacker (originally UK). The project was originally conceived by Damian, Bill, and Richard by means of sound experiments and recordings dating back to the early 2000’s. Markus App (Karlsruhe, Germany) joined Damian and Bill in 2012 which became the catalyst for the album ‘Ultranoia’.
The project has been made possible by reciprocating solo studio jam sessions transmitted via cutting edge remote collaboration methods. Documenting and protesting this world through the eyes of empowered minds and machines.

Damian and Bill welcome Craig Saunders (Novakill, Nova State Machine) and Richard Thacker to the project to complete the new line up for ‘Oblivion Grid’.
Former full time member, Markus App will continue now as guest remixer and artist.

Member History
Longtime friends and musical collaborators Bill Barsby and Damian Davis met in Sydney and have an elaborate history of experimenting in Cubase with vintage synthesizers and revolutionary software together. This is how and where the seed of Damage Control was cultivated. Damian's solo project Lux Voltaire has opened for Nitzer Ebb and VNV Nation.

Friends and musical cohorts since the late 80's in the UK, it was in Birmingham, England around that time when Bill Barsby and Richard Thacker met in a rehearsal room and first started jamming. Exploring samplers and drum machines, analog synths and digital recording came later on when both relocated to Australia. In the early 90’s, they would use tape recorders, guitars and effects to record noise as there was no budget for any gear at the time. Richard got to play the Marquee in London in the early 90’s as a member of a Gothic Rock band. Richard, now on board as the guitarist and sound designer/programmer.

Craig Saunders first grabbed the attention of Richard, Bill and Damian in 2004 when they attended a Covenant gig in Sydney where they first saw Novakill as opening act. Craig is behind a lot of the music for Novakill and Nova State Machine among many other awesome electronic projects within this genre.

With Markus deciding to leave the project to concentrate on photography and sound design for TV, this opened the door for Craig to join the project.

Wave Gotik Treffen 2017 was where Ohm and Novakill were both on the lineup and Craig and Bones (Novakill) ran into Chris Peterson and Craig Joseph Huxtable (Ohm). Chris suggested Craig Saunders should look up Damage Control and as a result of this by chance conversation, he’s now in the band for the exciting ‘Oblivion Grid’ project.

Past Member History
Markus App who was discovered in 2010 through his work under the Noonatac pseudonym and noticed through his remixes for bands including Dismantled, Frontline Assembly, Sleepthief, UCNX and Scream Machine as well as opening for [:SITD:].

Jason Podmore, added some programming to the tracks on ‘Ultranoia’ (3,4,5,7,9,10).

Submissions of reviews, interests in support, promo and distribution please contact damagecontrolofficial@hotmail.com and keep an eye on www.facebook.com/damagecontrol for news as it happens.

The album received a 9/10 review from Belgium’s Sideline Magazine and had some other great reviews from Release Magazine, Brutal Resonance, Dark Entries and Regen Magazine.


8/10 Review at Sweden’s Release Magazine.


8/10 Brutal Resonance


Dark Entries


Regen Magazine



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