After previously premiering a song from their new EP Decline & Fall, Godflesh are now streaming the entire release online. Decline & Fall sees its official release today in the UK/Europe/Japan. The four-track EP is the first new material from the legendary industrial metal duo in 13 years. Waste no time and stream the whole thing right now over at Bandcamp. Are you pleased with the new EP? Let us know.
A new Godflesh song? Yes, it's happening. The band just debuted "Ringer," the first song on the upcoming Decline & Fall EP, due out in the UK/Europe/Japan on June 2nd on vinyl, CD, digital. In the US, it will drop on June 26th on Avalanche Recordings. For now, you can check out "Ringer" available through the Soundcloud player below. Go ahead and stream it. Godflesh haven't released new music in a long time. Are you pleased with this one?
Justin Broadrick has confirmed on his Facebook page that Godflesh will be releasing a new EP on June 2nd. The EP is titled Decline & Fall and moreover, you can expect A World Lit Only By Fire, their new album, in late September. Both releases will come out on the band's frontman Avalanche Recordings. Expect further details to be revealed soon.
Godflesh had a US tour planned to start in a few days but the industrial metal group has confirmed that the tour will have to be postponed and rescheduled for next year. The tour is being postponed due to visa issues and the new dates will be announced very soon. In this statement, Godflesh also confirmed their new album for May 2014.
You probably expected a new Godflesh song but the first recording from the British group in 12 years is a cover of "F.O.D. (Fuck Of Death)" by Canadian death/thrash band Slaughter. The song will be released as part of the Decibel Flexi Series and you can stream it here as of now.
Godflesh mastermind Justin Broadrick has recently announced that the band will do a string of US shows in October. These dates are final, no other dates will be added to the tour and you can check them out below. Nails (on select shows) and Prurient will be joining Godflesh on these dates.
Blabbermouth is telling me that Godflesh mastermind Justin Broadrick has told Decibel Magazine that the band is slowly putting together ideas for a new studio album.
"It's something we're discussing all the time, and I do have bits and pieces of material," he said. "But it's something we'd really like to develop. It'd be quite easy to knock out eight to 10 in-character songs and release it as quickly as possible to capitalize on the popularity of the group, but it would feel entirely wrong. If it's another two years until another Godflesh record, so be it. The most important thing is making a record that stands up with the rest of the back catalogue. I do have this in me again, though."
The seminal Godflesh album Streetcleaner is about to get a re-release to coincide with the band's brief reunion for Hellfest. Justin Broadrick is currently re-mastering the album.
From his blog: "I have had a few questions/assumptions on Twitter regarding the news that the Godflesh Streetcleaner LP is being reworked. The truth is that I am finally remastering the album, there are no remixes/re-recordings or such nonsense. Additionally, I am hoping to compile an extra discs worth of rough and original mixes from the Streetcleaner studio sessions, also rehearsal versions, etc. More news as I compile this. If all goes to plan, this will be a very exciting and much needed update of the Streetcleaner LP. Planned for release on Earache in June 2010 to coincide with Godflesh at Hellfest."
Earache has confirmed that industrial metal pioneers Godflesh will reunite for what is most likely to be a special one-off show at next year's Hellfest Open Air. Previous bands that have reunited to perform at France's most famous metal event include Carcass and Amebix.
Godflesh formed after Justin K Broadrick left Napalm Death in order to pursue a different musical direction. After 6 LPs and a number of very well received EPs, the band decided to call it quits. JKB later went on to form the currently well known shoegaze-metal band Jesu. There are currently no reports that this reunion will result in more than just a special one-off show. The Hellfest staff are expected to confirm Godflesh as part of the festival's line-up shortly.