An Industrial Metal out of Finland forged during 1997. PAINFLOW's first demo would secure a deal with the German Massacre label. The band's debut album would be recorded in Hagen, Germany with producer Siggi Bemm. However, unsatisfied with the mix the group returned to Finland getting Mikko Karmila to conduct a remix. Just as the album was completed guitarist and programmer Jarkko Mäki unexpectedly commited suicide. The "Audio Visual Aids" record would be finally released during July of 1999, issued with differing cover art by Spinefarm Records.