Godflesh share new track “LAND LORD” from their forthcoming album, PURGE. It’s a track which spirals out in pent-up rage from the first second, distorting and mutating 90’s drum and bass through the Godflesh filter.
About the track Justin comments, “LAND LORD references ownership, entitlement and the objectification of human beings, as practised by almost anyone who wields power”
With the highly anticipated new album PURGE, Godflesh brings a whole host of new dirges and laments. Amongst the many layers of dirt, PURGE mangles 90s hip hop grooves and puts them through the Godflesh filter to create something futuristic in style – and utterly unique.
Both minimal and maximal, Godflesh deliver alien grooves that swing whilst also retaining the psychedelic, bad trip edge with layer upon layer of filth and heaviness – that Godflesh have always been known for. This is, and always has been, feel-bad music.
The title alone – PURGE – references directly how songwriter and creator Justin K. Broadrick utilises Godflesh’s music as a temporary relief from his diagnosed autism and PTSD. It’s the next stage in a journey he has been on since he began creating music, feeling alone and like an outsider in any scene or group, from childhood through to adulthood.
The music of Godflesh gives Broadrick the means to express a lifetime of feeling misunderstood and overwhelmed by hyper-sensitivity. The band is the vehicle to provide some sense of catharsis and transcendence; a way of communicating overload, as well as the constant disenchantment at the human condition, and man’s abuse of power and the systems that chain us.
PURGE references the cycle of horror that man always has and always will put us through; those in positions of power revel in the infliction of pain and horror upon individuals – in the name of their religion, their power, their money, their flags…
08 – YOU ARE THE JUDGE, THE JURY, AND THE EXECUTIONER
PURGE is 8 songs, delivered in a concise fashion for fellow outsiders.
The duo of Godflesh – Justin K Broadrick and Ben Green – augmented by Machines, are seen as a pivotal entity in the world of ‘heavy’ music, impacting entire subcultures within the scene since the band’s inception in 1988.
Godflesh have been credited as being one of the first bands to cross old British industrial music with down-tuned, primitive and minimal metal, accidentally pioneering the ‘industrial metal’ sound – yet reaches far beyond the confines of the genre. The band is widely regarded as a cultural icon, and its impact can be felt across generations of heavy music, both mainstream and underground.
Godflesh have been confirmed to headline Birmingham’s Supersonic Festival in September. Prior to that and kicking off with their appearance at Oblivion Fest (Austin, TX, USA) Godflesh return to North America to tour in support of their new album. Support comes from Prison Religion and Cel Genesis.
GODFLESH US TOUR DATES:
JUN 18 AUSTIN – Oblivion Access Festival @ Empire Control Room
JUN 21 SAN DIEGO – Brick by Brick †
JUN 22 SAN FRANCISCO – DNA Lounge †
JUN 23 LOS ANGELES – El Rey Theatre †
JUN 24 DENVER – TRVE Bacchanale @ Gothic Theatre
JUN 27 SEATTLE – El Corazon † (NEW ADDITION)
JUN 28 PORTLAND – Hawthorne Theatre †
JUN 29 SALT LAKE CITY – Metro Music Hall †
JUN 30 LAWRENCE – The Bottleneck †
JUL 01 ATLANTA – Terminal West †
JUL 02 ORLANDO – Conduit †
SEP 13 PHILADELPHIA – Underground Arts ‡
SEP 14 BALTIMORE – Baltimore Soundstage ‡
SEP 15 BOSTON – The Middle East Downstairs ‡ (NEW ADDITION)