Posted in music on April 20, 2011

by BBG

Justin Broadrick w/ Godflesh @ Roadburn 2011 (more by Stefan Raduta)
Justin Broadrick

Justin Broadrick's label is called Avalanche Inc, and it couldn't be more appropo. The moniker aptly describes Broadrick's prolific nature, dropping release after release as part of Final, Greymachine, Pale Sketcher, and his pensive and powerful solo project Jesu.

Jesu has released digital singles, EPs and compilations in recent months, but will now release a new LP called Ascension, his first proper album of new material since 2007, and his Calo Verde Records debut. The effort, due on May 10th, will be released on CD/digital and features the alternately crushing and shoegaze-y beauty known as "Small Wonder" which premieres in this post. Stream it below, and stream another track, "Birth Day", at the Calo Verde site, who is currently hosting a pre-order.

Justin Broadrick was also one of the early members of Napalm Death (who is still active without him) and a founding member of Godflesh, who played a full album at Roadburn 2011 over the weekend.

The song stream and some Jesu and Godflesh videos, below...

Jesu - Small Wonder

Jesu "We all faulter" live in San Francisco

Jesu "Silver" live in San Luis Obispo

Godflesh - 'Like Rats' Live@Roadburn Festival Tilburg 14/04/2011

Godflesh - Christbait? Rising || live @ Roadburn / 013 Tilburg || 14-04-2011

Godflesh:Streetcleaner:Like Rats, Live NJ '91



Comments (12)

Godflesh US tour, please? Or at least another Jesu tour. Saw them 3 times in 2007 and each time was awesome.

Looking forward to this new LP.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 1:31 PM

They were always amazing when I saw them. Best show was probably when they toured for Songs of Love and Hate. They played at the Wetlands. Jesus were they heavy.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 1:56 PM

Godflesh/Jesu tour would be AMAZING

Posted by Sanskar | April 20, 2011 2:11 PM

@1:56 - yes, was at that show. Utterly mindblowing!

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 2:25 PM


Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 2:36 PM

saw jesu twice in 2007 and they were great but now it's time for a Godflesh U.S. tour.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 2:41 PM

I agree with 1:31.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 3:54 PM

Come on Godflesh tour. You guys have plenty of material. That would put to shame most other bands reunion tours.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 7:00 PM

JKB will never do a US tour. Bringing that project overseas is way too much for him to take on

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 2:21 AM

They toured before, until his social anxiety got worse.

Posted by Ttt | April 21, 2011 7:10 PM

I'd find and kill every bitchy commenter on this site ever for a chance to see Broadrick hit the US hi-ways and bi-ways with some seriously loud Final and improv shit

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2011 1:33 AM

I'd find and kill every single chickpea growing in your garden and mash them up into a tan paste and add tahini and olive oil to that shit.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2011 2:24 AM

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