The gods of industrial metal Godflesh will release their new album A World Lit Only By Fire on October 7th and the band has teamed up with NPR to stream the album in full. That’s right! One of the most anticipated albums of the year is currently streaming and you can hear it right now! You can head over right now and give it a listen. You better fucking do it.
Aural annihilators Godflesh are back with “Imperator”, the second single off of the group’s upcoming return LP, A World Lit Only By Fire. Holding true to initial claims of the upcoming album as a return to form, the new track is classic Godflesh, pounding rhythms, nasty tones and simplistic but utterly gnashing riffage in tow. Check “Imperator” out below and look out for A World Lit Only By Fire everywhere October 7th on CD/LP/Digital Download via Avalanche Recordings and cassette via Hydra Head Records.
Los Angeles-based EBM/Industrial group Youth Code are currently streaming their latest EP, A Place To Stand, in full over at Pitchfork. Consisting of four new original tracks and four remixes of past material by CLIPPING, Sanford Parker of Corrections House, God Module and Silent Servant, the newly Josh Eustis (Nine Inch Nails, Telefon Tel Aviv, Sons Of Magdalene) produced EP by the frenetic electronic duo sees the group expanding their soundscape to include more melodic synths and layered, complex rhythms, in addition to a brief varied vocal approach on the A-Side closer “A Litany (A Place To Stand)” which trades the group’s usual harsh vocals for an expanded spoken word diatribe. Stream A Place To Stand via Pitchfork here and pre-order the record via Dais Records here, due September 23rd.
Concurrently, Youth Code are due for a record release show on the same date at The Complex In Glendale, with support by High-Functioning Flesh and Them Are Us Too. The duo will also support VNV Nation and Skinny Puppy with Haujobb late Fall on the month-long Alliance Of Sound Tour. Full details for those live dates are provided below.
Following both a short live return last April as well as a recorded one via the release of this year’s Decline & Fall EP, industrial metal mammoths Godflesh have officially announced details for their upcoming LP, A World Lit Only By Fire, the group’s first since 2001’s Hymns. Set to be unleashed October 6th via frontman Justin K. Broadrick’s very own Avalanche Recordings, track listing and artwork for A World Lit Only By Fire can be viewed below in addition to a stream of the battering debut single “New Dark Ages”, a number which mirrors the trudge and grime of the group’s early discography. According to some investigation by metal site Blabbermouth who tracked down an interview by Broadrick with French station Le 106, you can expect more of the same on the full-length. Both Godflesh practitioners, Green and Broadrick noted in the radio interview that Fire will be a return to form, adhering to the initial essence of the band and the direction and spirit of the first three releases. Continue reading
From the opening drum roll your doubts are soon laid to rest as it
becomes readily apparent that early ’00s dark hardcore stalwarts
The Banner still know how to bring da muthaf*ckin’ ruckus!
The new EP from the industrial metal tyrants Godflesh, Decline and Fall, can now be streamed in its entirety after the break. The four-track effort is slated to precede the band’s forthcoming full length album, A World Lit Only By Fire, which is due out sometime in September. Stream the new EP below and feel the heaviness.
Black metal greats Blut Aus Nord will release a new split with France’s P.H.O.B.O.S. and one of the formers contributions to the split (titled Triunity) has been unleashed. It’s a phenomenal feat and it’s most definitely the Blut Aus Nord I know and love. The split will see release next month overseas, I have no idea about the domestic release, but you can stream “De Librio Arbitrio” after the jump. GET SOME. Continue reading
For the love of all things industrial, Godflesh has returned and it is magnificent. The band hasn’t released new music since 2001’s Hymns but the band will be releasing their new EP Decline And Fall, which is due out late next month. The band has just released their new track “Ringer” and it is a phenomenal piece of music. As a long time fan of Godflesh, I am so stoked that they are back and still crushing. Check out “Ringers” after the jump if you know what’s good for you. Continue reading
Infamous Connecticut duo Have a Nice Life is a project I’ve just started to dig into with their sole 2008 album Deathconsciousness taking up much of my listening habits lately. It’s a fantastic album, and I’m diving into it just in time for the band’s sophomore LP The Unnatural World to come along and shake up the band’s all-too-long dormancy. If “Burial Society” is any indication, this will be just as worthy a follow-up to such a revered album as any.
Sacramento’s own Death Grips have a history of surprising just about anyone that follows their exploits. 2013 proved to be no different due to various show cancellations and other controversies, but the band seems to be finishing the year out by dropping a new record for free on the internet with absolutely no warning whatsoever.
I hate Limp Bizkit, but I do love Ministry. It is at this point that I am in the midst of a dilemma. Limp Bizkit have released their cover of Ministry‘s “Thieves” for free download and while you may love one of the bands, are you obligated to download a track by a band you despise? NO! Why? Because Ministry did it better than Bizkit could ever hope to. You can stream both versions after the jump and if you’re feeling all moist hearing Bizkit‘s cover, you can download it here. Continue reading
Godflesh have recently announced the rescheduled tour dates for their recently postponed U.S. tour that was supposed to commence this month. Opening acts have yet to be announced, though the group would like to retain the openers of Nails, House of Low Culture and Prurient. Below you can find the new April tour dates.
If you’re in the mood for some terrifying, anxiety inducing soundscapes then may I introduce you to the dark industrial/noise act Theologian. The outfit will release its new malevolent piece, entitled Some Things Have to Be Endured, on October 15th via Crucial Blast. Luckily, Crucial Blast’s Bandcamp page has the entire record up for streaming. You can stream this creepy little bastard after the jump. Physical copies for purchase will be announced soon after the record’s release.
Godflesh recently covered the Slaughter song “F.O.D. (Fuck of Death” from their 1987 album Strappado for a special flexi-disc for the November 2013 issue of Decibel Magazine. The cover version has classic Godflesh written all over it with its sludgy pace, industrial drums, and down-tuned guitars. You can stream the original Slaughter track after the break and Godflesh’s cover here.
Godflesh’s new studio album, A World Lit Only By Fire, will be released sometime in 2014.