Record company run by Mark E. Smith, founded in 1987. The first appearance of the Cog Sinister label was in 1987 when The Fall used it as the imprint for their self-released anthology album "Palace Of Swords Reversed".
The imprint returned in 1990 when the band signed to Fontana and used Cog Sinister as a vanity label for their releases. When they moved from Fontana to Permanent Records, they continued to use the Cog Sinister brand on their releases.
Since leaving Permanent in 1995, The Fall no longer used Cog Sinister on their new material. However, since 1997, the imprint has been used for; reissues, rare live and unusual recordings of the group's back-catalogue.