John Angelo, Originally from Buffalo, NY, started his career in audio after graduating from Recording Arts Canada in 2005. He’s been making records, and doing live sound in area venues and on tour worldwide ever since.
From 2009 to 2013, John recorded out of a few Buffalo area studios, most notably GCR Audio owned by Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls. During this period he also spent much of his time doing sound on tour with Every Time I Die and Gwar.
In 2013 he was invited to Richmond by Gwar to track and produce their 13th album “Battle Maximus” at their studio in the Slave Pit. A year later, he moved down to work there full time as their in house audio engineer. After Dave Brockie’s death, with the band’s attention focused away from working in the studio, John left to pursue other work in Richmond.
In 2015, John started working with Ward engineers Thomas “Rusty” Scott and Ricky Olson, occasionally working as assistant engineer, mix engineer, or mastering engineer for their sessions.
John began producing records at The Ward in 2017, with Richmond’s Gritter, and produced the split between NY grind-powerviolence bands Water Torture and Stimulant.
While John’s background may be in punk and related genres, he also enjoys working with indie, country, and jazz artists, and regularly works with an area gospel choir and band. He’s also worked with experimental and noise artists. Every day behind the console is a learning experience and a chance to help others document what they’ve created and make a record they can be proud of.