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Hopscotch 2015 Lineup

Hopscotch Music Festival returns for its sixth year in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina this September. This morning the official lineup has been revealed, and since the festival always strives to book a diverse, locally-focused selection of artists, 40 percent of the bill comprises in-state musicians. Headliners for the weekend are Godspeed You! Black Emperor, TV… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 19, 2015 - 10:09 am

Pelican – “The Cliff” (Justin Broadrick Remix)

Justin Broadrick of industrial metal heroes Godflesh has continued in the remix vein, this time refacing Pelican’s “The Cliff,” from their 2013 LP Forever Becoming. The song will appear on The Cliff EP, which features three new treatments of the title track. It’s a sprawling rearrangement, more ambient than Pelican’s usual output, and an eve… More »

By: Aaron Lindenberg / February 4, 2015 - 3:33 pm

Coliseum – “White Magic Punks (Justin K. Broadrick Sorcerer Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last year, Louisville post-hardcore trio Coliseum gave the world a shot of adrenaline in the form of their best LP yet, the ferocious Sister Faith. And now, in December, they’re putting out a remix 12″ of Sister Faith lead single “Black Magic Punks,” featuring reinterpretations by the likes of Cold Cave, Atsuo of Boris, and… More »

By: Peter Helman / November 25, 2014 - 12:48 pm

Stream Godflesh A World Lit Only By Fire

Justin K. Broadrick’s trudge-clank industrial metal institution Godflesh cast a long shadow over the darker edges of underground music in the late ’80s and the ’90s. Next week, they’ll release A World Lit Only By Fire, their first album since 2001’s Hymns. It’s an endlessly bleak and heavy album, an album that deserves to stand… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 29, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Godflesh – “Imperator”

Hey, Aphex Twin isn’t the only one releasing a new album after 13 years! Industrial-metal legends Godflesh are finally crafting a follow-up to 2001’s Hymns after roughly a decade of being broken up while Justin K. Broadrick moved forward to focus on other projects, including Jesu. This new album, A World Lit Only By Fire,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 18, 2014 - 4:10 pm

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2014

Guys, I usually kick off the Black Market with a lengthy introductory essay, an aggregation of my thoughts on the month in metal. But August … August kinda ate me alive. That is not to say that I don’t have thoughts, or that August didn’t generate enough thoughts to inspire an essay. I do! It… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 29, 2014 - 9:39 am

Godflesh – “New Dark Ages”

The former Napalm Death member Justin K. Broadrick started making music with his band Godflesh in 1988, and that band’s slow, bruising, mechanized riff-trudges would change the landscape of heavy music throughout the ’90s, both on the metal and industrial sides. Godflesh broke up in 2002, with Broadrick going on to make music in many… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 5, 2014 - 11:48 am

Stream Godflesh Decline & Fall EP

Justin Broadrick formed Godflesh in 1988, after he left Napalm Death, and his band’s mechanized, oppressive monster-trudge has exerted its crushing will on a few different generations of metal and industrial. (If you haven’t heard 1989’s Streetcleaner, do yourself a motherfucking favor.) Godflesh broke up in 2002, as Broadrick went on to the great bleary-feeling… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 3, 2014 - 10:24 am

Godflesh – “Ringer”

The long-awaited seventh LP from English industrial pioneers Godflesh, A World Lit Only By Fire, made our list of 2014’s most anticipated albums, at which point the thing was due early in the year. It’s now been pushed back to “this fall,” but today, Justin Broadrick (Jesu, Pale Sketcher) and GC Green dropped a new… More »

By: Michael Nelson / May 21, 2014 - 12:54 pm

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

Kowloon Walled City – “Anthem” (Godflesh Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

San Francisco’s Kowloon Walled City and Brooklyn’s Batillus are respectively responsible for two of the finest sludge albums of the last two years (KWC’s excellent Container Ships made our list of 2012’s best metal albums). Now the two bands are teaming on a split EP for which they swap singers and cover latter-day songs by… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 21, 2013 - 1:51 pm

Mark Kozelek – “Like Rats” (Godflesh Cover) Video

Mark Kozelek has delivered a catalog’s worth of unexpected covers — most famously dedicating entire albums to covers of Modest Mouse and Bon Scott-era AC/DC, respectively, but he’s crafted trademark variations of everything from Wings to Genesis to Ace Frehley to Will Oldham to “Send In The Clowns” — so it’s no surprise that hi… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 31, 2013 - 11:33 am

Isis – “Streetcleaner” (Godflesh Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Aaron Turner is in the business of breaking hearts these days. In 2010, he split up Isis, one of the most groundbreaking metal bands of the last decade. This year, he shut down his label, Hydra Head Records, which has been inarguably the best American metal label since Roadrunner was running off classic after classic… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 6, 2012 - 12:36 pm

Under The Influence: Tombs Path Of Totality

Tombs’ Path Of Totality topped my list of the Top 26 Metal Albums Of 2011 So Far. I was curious what sort of personal soundtrack went into that muscular, violent, surprisingly delicate and detailed blend of New York noise-rock, black metal, and industrialized blast-beat shoegaze, so I asked them to make a related mix for… More »

By: brandon / July 12, 2011 - 10:19 am