Joe Volk in Helsinki, Finland. February 2011
|Associated acts||Boris, Crippled Black Phoenix, Gonga, Portishead|
As a solo artist, Volk was first signed to Invada Records and released his debut album 'Derwent Waters Saint' in 2006. The album was recorded, engineered and produced by Adrian Utley, guitarist with the band Portishead. In December 2012, Volk released a split 12" EP on Invada Records with the experimental Japanese band Boris.
In 2015, Volk signed to Glitterhouse Records and released his second solo album 'Happenings and Killings' in February 2016. The album was produced by Volk, with additional production and orchestration by the Emmy nominated composer Ben Salisbury along with Geoff Barrow.
He was first signed to Invada Records as the singer with extreme hard rock band Gonga. Volk left the band in 2007, after writing and releasing two albums with the group. Volk was the original singer and lyricist in Crippled Black Phoenix, a band founded by Justin Greaves in 2004. He left the band in 2012 after releasing six studio albums, one live album and one EP with the band.
He is the Great Grandson of electrical engineer and inventor Magnus Volk.
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