The reunited industrial colossus known as Godflesh premiered a new track today called "Ringer," which was pulled from an EP the band will release this June that's titled Decline and Fall. The EP is apparently just a taste, though, as an LP is scheduled to release later this Fall called A World Lit Only By Fire. As far as "Ringer," the guitars crunch and the drum machine sounds like it was detonated under miles of water. For being out of commission for the last 13 years, (Justin Broadrick himself being involved in many other projects that could be considered somewhat removed from this type of aggression), Godflesh still sounds capable of picking up where it left off, administering brutal, relentless assault to the ears, head and chest of anyone who'll listen.
You can check out the track below. All info, links and sounds were provided by Rarely Unable.
GODFLESH TO RELEASE NEW EP DECLINE AND FALL THIS JUNE
LISTEN TO FIRST NEW MUSIC FROM INDUSTRIAL METAL INNOVATORS IN 13 YEARS, PRECEDING A NEW FULL LENGTH THIS AUTUMN
Industrial metal forebears Godflesh have announced the impending release of Decline And Fall, an EP that marks the first release of new material from the pioneering duo of Justin Broadrick (Jesu, Palesketcher, Final) and GC Green in 13 years. Set to arrive via Broadrick’s Avalanche label 2nd June in the UK/Europe this four song release sets the stage for the immensely anticipated new full length A World Lit Only By Fire this Autumn. As teased in interviews over the past few years the new material rekindles the spirit of the group’s highly acclaimed early material while synthesizing and advancing upon the boundary pushing experiments of later releases, resulting in an improbable, but expertly integrated convergence of industrial, metal, hip hop, punk, and dub.
LISTEN TO THE EP TRACK "RINGER" WHICH PITCHFORK HAVE PREMIERED TODAY
(Direct link https://soundcloud.com/godflesh-2/ringer)
Emerging from the tightly knit underground metal/grindcore scene of Birmingham, England in 1988, Godflesh quickly blazed their own trail with genre-detonating early albums like Streetcleaner and Pure, which proved immeasurably influential and canonical to an emerging wave of bands that sought to combine the ferocious sonics of metal with the booming drum programming of early hip hop. The duo initially split in 2002, at which time Broadrick formed the highly acclaimed shoegaze-metal band Jesu. Godflesh reformed in 2009 for a run of gloriously received festival appearances and sold out headlining shows, while gradually working on the material that would comprise the forthcoming new releases.
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