Godflesh Return With a New Album Purge This June
More than half a decade has passed since Godflesh released their 2017 album Post Self, but the industrial metal outfit is putting out new music in 2023 with the newly announced Purge.
Set for release via Avalanche Recordings on June 9, Purge will feature eight new tracks from the Birmingham, U.K. duo of Justin K. Broadrick and Ben Green. According to them, the new album “revisits and updates the concepts of Pure (1992), as well as bringing a whole host of new dirges and laments.” The album will apparently feature “90s hip hop grooves and puts them through the Godflesh filter to create something futuristic in style – and utterly unique.”
While that sounds like some good, old fashioned “feel-bad music” that you’d probably expect from Godflesh, the band said in a press release that Broadrick was utilizing the music to tell a deeply personal and harrowing story.
“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.”
In addition to the new album, Godflesh announced they’ll be taking one of their upcoming singles, “Nero,” and releasing it on April 3 along with three self-remixes.
Looking to the rest of the year, Godflesh also revealed the first couple shows they’ve got lined up: Supersonic Festival in Birmingham (September 1-3) and Oblivion Access Fest in Austin, Texas (June 15-18). An additional “small string of U.S. dates” are also in the works.
Purge will release on June 9 via Avalanche Recordings, but you can preorder your copy today.
01 – Nero
02 – Land Lord
03 – Army Of Non
04 – Lazarus Leper
05 – Permission
06 – The Father
07 – Mythology Of Self
08 – You Are The Judge, The Jury, And The Executioner