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The more metal, shoegaze, various “posts,” and electronics intersect, the more obvious it is ex-Napalm Death/Godflesh/Techno Animal Justin K Broadrick’s been at the forefront of something even before he started Jesu seven years ago. Of all his projects, though — the older Final, more recent Pale Sketcher included — Jesu crystallizes his personalized blend of… More »

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Sun Kil Moon & Jesu Announce Collaborative Album Out Next Year

Sun Kil Moon and Jesu will release a collaborative album in February of 2016. On Sun Kil Moon’s most recent LP, Universal Themes, the musician tells the story of seeing Justin Broadrick’s old band Godlesh during their reunion tour on the song “The Possum,” and on his 2013 covers album, Kozelek covered Godflesh’s “Like Rats.”… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 30, 2015 - 11:03 am

Sun Kil Moon & Jesu Are Making An Album Together

Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek may come off as a curmudgeonly bastard, but it’s not like he doesn’t have friends. He totally has friends! For instance: Ben Gibbard! Also: A guy who used to be in Napalm Death! Justin K. Broadrick, who co-founded Napalm Death as a teenager, went on to make emotive deep-crunch industrial… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 27, 2015 - 12:13 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

Jesu – “Birth Day” (Stereogum Premiere)

Like 2009’s Opiate Sun EP, Justin Broadrick’s next Jesu collection, Ascension, is coming out via Mark Kozelek’s Caldo Verde. This new 10-song offering, his third proper LP amid all those EPs and splits, is his first “traditional” longplayer since 2007’s Conqueror: Remember, 2009’s Infinity was one 50-minute song. I reiterated Broadrick’s resume when posting HeartMore »

By: brandon / March 28, 2011 - 10:56 am

Pale Sketcher (Justin K Broadrick) – “Seventh Heaven”

A few months ago, when we posted Jesu’s “Annul,” I set up the Heart Ache & Dethroned track like so:
The more metal, shoegaze, various “posts,” and electronics intersect, the more obvious it is ex-Napalm Death/Godflesh/Techno Animal Justin K Broadrick’s been at the forefront of something even before he started Jesu seven years ago. More »

By: brandon / February 15, 2011 - 12:49 pm

Stereogum Does CMJ: Jesu/Torche @ Blender Theater at Gramercy, NYC 10/20/07

Since a superb self-titled 2005 debut, original Napalm Death guitarist/Godflesh founder Justin K. Broadrick has been refining Jesu’s increasingly honed catalog of “shoegaze metal” (even if he chaffs at the term), dispatching heavy fuzz with a fragile inseam. Dude’s recorded some of the most gorgeously crunchy albums of any given year — including 2007’s ConquerorMore »

By: Stereogum / October 21, 2007 - 10:06 am