Birmingham’s industrial behemoths Godflesh are currently streaming their new E.P. ‘Decline & Fall’ in it’s entirety via Bandcamp.
Featuring four new slabs of the band’s traditionally bleak and minimalistic brand of noise, ‘Decline & Fall’ is also currently available on CD and vinyl formats via front-man Justin K Broadrick’s own Avalanche Recordings. Digital versions of the E.P purchased from Avalanche will also feature two bonus tracks.
The E.P, with the exception of a cover of Slaughter’s ‘F.O.D. (Fuck of Death)’ (released via Decibel Magazine) is the first new music the band has released in twelve years. The band’s forthcoming full-length record is due sometime in September, tentatively titled ‘A World Lit Only By Fire’. Talking to French radio station Le 106, Broadrick commented on their future studio opus:
“It will be [musically] similar to the first two or three [Godflesh albums]. I just think, like we’re playing these shows, we feel very pure about we’re doing and honouring the initial intentions with what we originally set out to do. Which, I think, like most bands and musicians and all the rest of it, by the time you get on to your fourth album, it’s somewhat of a dilution going on to what you initially tried to achieve. It will definitely sound aggressive and it probably won’t sound like any of the other records we’ve made, but it will have the minimalism of the first few records.”
Bassist C.G Green also commented: “It won’t sound like the first two records; it will be more the spirit… When you make records over the years, you change as people, you change as musicians, you progress, you develop and you take other styles on, but I think, having had a break from it and come back to it, it seems that we’ve gone straight back into what the essence of it was originally, and that’s why it feels good.”