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Birmingham, England (1988 – 2002, 2010 – present)

Godflesh are an band from Birmingham, England, formed in 1988 by Justin Karl Broadrick (guitar, vocals, and programming) and G. C. Green (bass). They are highly regarded as one of the founders of . The group disbanded in 2002 but reformed in 2010, appearing in few festivals and starting to produce a new studio album.

In 1988, Broadrick contacted Green about reforming Fall Of Because, who fell apart in 1987. Justin decided to take over on guitars, and they chose to use a drum machine to replace Justin as a drummer. The newly formed band decided to change their name to Godflesh.

Godflesh established a presence in underground music with albums such as Streetcleaner and Pure, which demonstrated the effectiveness of lo-fi production values in heavy music. A brief flirtation with major label Columbia Records in 1994 for Selfless and the Merciless EP saw the duo take on a more high-end production approach. In 1996 Godflesh released Songs of Love and Hate, which featured the drumming of Bryan Mantia (Guns N’ Roses, Primus, Praxis). The next album, 1999’s Us And Them, saw the group experimenting with a more electronic, drum and bass-oriented sound in which the guitar played a less central role. In 2001 Godflesh released the double album retrospective In All Languages.

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  • Tw1st3d5

    Новый альбом просто отличный, лучше него только "Streetcleaner".

    Yesterday 5:41pm Reply
  • FirebearerDA

    Yep, new album is awesome. [3]

    13 Dec 12:31am Reply
  • HauntedJukebox

    Some great stuff on Pure, I wonder if any of their other albums are similar to it.

    11 Dec 11:22am Reply
  • CornishGhost

    i too enjoy this musical group of brutal and industrial proportions

    2 Dec 9:03am Reply
  • tfaaon

    as I worked a lot on my interview with Justin, I'm posting it again. Google translate works ok. (it's in French) otherwise, I can send the audio file in PM. here is the link : http://www.lagrosseradio.com/metal/webzine-metal/interview-metal/p10142-justin-k-broadrick-guitariste-et-chanteur-de-godflesh.html

    28 Nov 11:21am Reply
  • sandwichesz

    "When Godflesh took the stage Tony and I we stood there floored."

    25 Nov 6:51pm Reply
  • CodeDVA

    YOU'RE FUCKED. YOU'VE LOST.

    25 Nov 12:31pm Reply
  • LSDerrington

    The debut album of Godflesh, Streetcleaner, was released 25 years ago today. To pay homage, out now is a free download / limited cd tribute compilation: <link>

    13 Nov 11:45am Reply
  • thekillingspree

    Honestly, I was expecting the new album to be something like a little bit heavier version of Jesu and ending up sounding quite meh. But what we got was nothing more than GODFLESH in its purest form. Expectations met and surpassed quite pleasantly!

    10 Nov 3:33pm Reply
  • Brockisdead

    I for one enjoy their musical growth over their discography.

    10 Nov 5:29am Reply
  • ddisgustipated

    Yep, new album is awesome. [2]

    9 Nov 11:46pm Reply
  • Kendoji

    The new album is incredible imo, much much better than I had ever imagined it would be. I remember first hearing Streetcleaner around 1990 and having my mind implode. For them to come back out of nowhere and release a full-length as crushing and powerful as their earliest and best material after all these years is astonishing.

    8 Nov 11:20am Reply
  • DarkEst85

    Yep, new album is awesome.

    3 Nov 6:05pm Reply
  • Ondrew

    Are you serious? I mean ppl who are complaining about the newest album "World Lit Only By Fire"... At first (when the album was announced and so on...) I was a little bit sceptical, too but HEY!!! That album is AWESOME! All the haters... pls... go fuck yourself. Anyway, I really want to see Godflesh LIVE, so I hope maybe one day they will be playing somewhere near of my location. I HOPE FOR... It has to be a total massacre... Godflesh live at the stage!!!

    3 Nov 6:04pm Reply
  • BlueFacedBeast

    What "is" and "is not" their best material is all subjective anyways...and as we all know..."haters gonna hate".

    2 Nov 8:36pm Reply
  • AmorphousRus

    тягучие риффы, нечеловечный вокал, долба драм-машины.... как же я скучал по всему этому.

    30 Oct 8:45pm Reply
  • fyvaproldge

    @thekillingspree Well said!

    30 Oct 11:58am Reply
  • thekillingspree

    I don't get the haters. But I guess most of the times no one does. "A World Lit Only By Fire" may not be their best thing ever, but it's a solid album, delivering that familiar raw heaviness with which they got us addicted to throughout the years. It's a worthy addition to their discography, in my opinion, and a loud statement that they're not gone and forgotten, and definitely not musically dead. The latest album is one of this year's highlights and a very welcome return of the mighty Godflesh.

    28 Oct 3:33pm Reply
  • CriticalSwitch

    Two fags below me listen to neutral milk hotel and metal. I think they have no room to talk.

    27 Oct 2:08pm Reply
  • Reflechissant

    Should have split up after Streetcleaner

    26 Oct 10:16pm Reply
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