Posted in music on June 28, 2010

by BBG

Godflesh at Hellfest (photo by Shinji @ Salival)

Justin Broadrick issued a statement regarding Godflesh's recent reunion performance at Hellfest. You can read it with some videos from the show, below...

Godflesh - Like Rats @ Hellfest 2010

Godflesh - Spite @ Hellfest 2010


GODFLESH @ Hellfest. Okay, if you were in attendance for this then I am sure you are aware of how disappointed we were with what transpired, and we are sure you are / were most likely disappointed too.

I am afraid that it was all utterly beyond our control, we salvaged a performance out of what was a fairly ridiculous set of events. The power generator blowing during the set from The Young Gods, on just prior to us, was the catalyst for the ensuing chaos. At one point, performing at all was even in doubt. We had an hour allocated for both soundcheck and stage set up, since there is no soundcheck prior to the start of the festival, unfortunately, something that we really did need, but we were having to put our trust in the one hour allocated before performance, this one hour then became 20 short and extremely stressful minutes, with the stage management proclaiming that we must start immediately without any check of the sound, disastrous for us - additionally, the backline they hired in for us was not entirely correct or had faults with it, Ben's bass rig specifically, my guitar amp was not right either, the monitors were awful without the time for us to correct them sufficiently, resulting in not hearing virtually any of the Machine in the monitors for nearly all of our opener 'Like Rats', the DVD machine for our films was also somewhat faulty. In short, this was an absolute frustrating catalogue of disasters, presenting the band in, for us, one of the worst ways imaginable. We do though consider that we somewhat forged a performance out of a significantly bad situation.
We played 40 of our intended 60 minutes ; quite literally onstage I managed to turn 30 minutes into 40 due to ongoing arguments, during our set, with the stage management.
We're really sorry to everyone concerned that all this happened and hopefully this will all be rectified at the forthcoming GODFLESH performance at the Supersonic Festival, details below, for those who can make it, of course. [Justin Broadrick]




Comments (17)

Is this God-flesh way of telling them not to reunite?

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 12:46 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 1:12 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 1:30 PM

The Young Gods played Hellfest? Wow - that wasn't part of the original lineup.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 1:51 PM

what a bunch of spoiled rock and roll faggots, so what if you have bad sound, just play through it

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 1:51 PM

^ never played an instrument.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 2:10 PM

hopefully this will all be rectified in the forthcoming GODFLESH TOUR!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 2:11 PM

1:51 - you tell em! Yeah. Faggots, they is! I bet they are gay faggots, and are gay!

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 2:35 PM

Hell yeah, @2:11.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 2:59 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 3:10 PM

Thank you, 2:35 - 100 Interweb tickets for you.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 3:42 PM

"^ never played an instrument." Likewise and I'm not 1:51.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 3:56 PM

just get your asses to NYC!

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 4:25 PM

sound like a bunch of whiny bastards making excuses for a less than stellar gig...

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 4:32 PM

For who ever said they are gay!!!! dumb ass!! i know the guys personally an they were looking forward to performing and making it speacial for the fans!! the fact that it didnt go to plan yeah pissed them off, but the only regrets that they have is that it wasn't perfect for the fans

Posted by Angel | July 5, 2010 4:23 PM

For someone who just started listening to godflesh recently, i hope this doesn't prevent some kind of reunion tour. I think their music would be amazing in a mid-sized club environment and hope that i might get the chance to experience it as such

Posted by some douche | July 15, 2010 1:27 AM

Wonderful post and the location is beautiful and elegant in design and information and everything>>> to Favorites
Amazing is an enormous understatement. One of the best electronic shows I've ever been to and I've seen well over a thousand concerts. I had no idea Vladislav Delay was as good a drummer & percussionist as he is- fabulous and he kept everything swinging with a very unique style of playing. If you missed this you missed out big time...

Posted by يوتيوب القمة | March 2, 2011 2:29 AM

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