Northampton based recording studio offering recording, mixing, mastering and rehearsal services to a wide range of clients
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August 2017

Its been a busy few months at The Parlour. The Haunted’s latest album “Strength in Numbers” is out this week, check out the link below;

“One of the best metal albums this year…” – (USA)
“…one of the band’s finest records to date.” 8/10 Points Review – Metal Hammer (UK)
5/7 Points Review & Soundcheck # 2 – Metal Hammer (Germany)
8/10 Points Review & Soundcheck # 2 – Close-Up (Sweden)
6/6 Points Review & Soundcheck # 6 – Spark (Czech Republic)
8/10 Points Review – Deaf Forever (Germany)
8.5/10 Points Review – (Germany)
9,5/10 Points Review – Slam (Germany)
6/7 Points Review – (Sweden)

Russ did an amazing job with this one. Also drums are down for the new Napalm Death album and Evil Scarecrow are back in The Parlour very soon.

Formicarius have finally released their debut album “Black Mass Ritual” which was recorded with Neil at The Parlour a while back now. They have recieved some great reviews, check out the latest video;

Padding needed have also released the first single from their latest EP. Checkout the video for Pillow Fight below, it’s worth going to a gig to get involved with a proper pillow fight.

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April 2015

Wow, been too busy making noise to update the site in a while. Been another very busy year at The Parlour. We have upgraded our monitor speakers to some shiny new PMC TwoTwo6’s and a set of Unity Audio’s The Rocks. We have worked with so many cool bands and artists since the last update. Here are just a few of them;

Napalm Death
XII Boar
Stone Pit Drive
Saints Remedy
Ten Percenter
Stevie Jones
A Jokers Rage
The Retro
Bouquet Of Dead Crows
Monster Sound

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March 2014 Update

It’s been a while since our last update, almost 6 months actually. In that time we have been keeping ourselves pretty busy. The last couple of months have seen a great bunch of releases all recorded and mixed by Russ Russell here at The Parlour –

East coast thrashers Shrapnel release their amazing album “The Virus Conspires”

London Hardcore/Death Metal nutters Dripback release their brutal album “Failed Futures”

Noisy south coast duo Oaf release their album “Birth, School, Oaf, Death”

Sassy Kraimspri from Norway just released their new EP “Cockfight”

Italian band Bizar Bazar have just released this video for their cover of Megadeth’s Sweating Bullets

And tech/death/thrash outfit Reprisal from south London have just put out their debut EP “Ichneumanity”

Meanwhile Russ is busy as hell working on new albums with Napalm Death, Venomous Concept, Brujeria, Evil Scarecrow, Sidious, and a some very exciting secret projects that we can’t yet reveal 😉

The Simpletone’s second studio album is finally done, Neil has been working on it since January 2013 and they have already released a couple of videos. You can hear one of the album tracks, “Land Of The Lost Souls” on our facebook page at Also out this month is “Bounce” from York based band, A Joker’s Rage. They have made an awesome video and have had plenty of interest since releasing it, you can check out the video at

We had the pleasure of working with the winners of our battle of the bands competition, AKUSO at the end of last year, the guys recorded and mixed their single, “The River” with us over a couple of days, you can hear the track on our website and our facebook page. Neil also spent a wonderful three days working with French green machine, Toshes. We recorded and mixed their crazy single, “Smoker Man” over 3 days, look out for that one.

Other bands to visit Neil at The Parlour in the last few months include Ten Percenter (single), Aminous (EP), Supercalas (single) , Architypes (EP), Rocky Road (EP), Foreign Quarter (single), Devil Inside (EP) and Stonepit Drive (single).

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Russ Russell has spent most of February in the studio with Evile working on their latest studio album. Meanwhile Neil has been working with The Archetype, Three Thirds Below, Bastrad and In Pixels. The Simpletone have also started recording their new album at The Parlour.

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Happy New Year

Neil and Russ would like to wish you all happy new year, 2012 was a great year for us and we hope 2013 will be even better. We have recently has One Way Trip in the studio recording their debut EP with Neil and Russ has been busy with Ginger from the Wildhearts solo album.

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A Busy Few Months

We have a had a very last few months at The Parlour and are fully booked until the New Year now. Neil has been busy with Trash Monroe and Glass Artery while Russ has been working with Shrapnel.

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International Bands

The last couple of months have seen bands travelling a fair distance to work at The Parlour. We had Swiss band, Red Studs in the studio for a month to record and mix their debut album with Neil Haynes. Neil was also busy with international band, Colour Dawn who’s members come from as far afield as New Zealand, Austria and Poland!

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July 2012 Update

It have been a while since the last update and there has been a lot going on at The Parlour Recording Studio since the start of the year. Neil has been busy recording albums for NeverStar, Concave and Irish metal band, Bakken. He has also been working with Long Dead Signal, The Rude, A Jokers Rage and Trash Monroe. Meanwhile Russ recorded Ginger from the Wildhearts solo album back in April and mixed the PGI album. We also hosted Evile and Savage Messiah to record special Metallica covers for Kerrang magazine. The studio is currently occupied by Red Studs who have traveled over from Switzerland to record and mix their debut album.

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Winter Update

Since the last update we have been extremely busy with the studio being fully booked. Neil has been completed Ten Percenter’s debut album and done more work with Nevaneva on their album. Neil has also done EP’s for Concave, Doctor Fonda, Supercalas and Jimmy The Fool. Meanwhile Russ has been busy with Mortad, Karybdis, Saturnian and Imicus. The next few months are also looking very exciting, tune in later for more news

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Busy Summer

It has been a very busy summer at The Parlour. Neil Has been producing EP’s for All In The Moment and Break The System as well as more tracks for the Ten Percenter album. Neil has also been working on an album for rockers, Nevaneva and completed the debut album for York based band, theFALLEN which should be out latter in the year.

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