Godflesh played ‘Streetcleaner,’ Jesu & Prurient & Nothing collabed, & more at Hospital Productions anniversary (pics, video)
Industrial metal legends Godflesh are a week and a half away from releasing their new album Post Self, but first they headlined the Hospital Productions 20th anniversary show at Brooklyn's Warsaw on Sunday (11/5), where they played their classic 1989 debut Streetcleaner in its entirety. As always, they played as a duo backed by a drum machine, yet were as powerful and loud as a five-piece band.
Godflesh playing Streetcleaner was clearly a huge attraction, but really this whole show was stacked. Godflesh frontman Justin K Broadrick also played a collaborative set under his Jesu guise with Hospital Productions label boss Prurient (aka Dominick Fernow) and shoegaze band Nothing. That set turned out a lot like you may have hoped it would, with crushing noise meeting a wall of shoegazy sound.
The show also included the return of black metal duo Bone Awl, the first Skin Crime show in over 10 years, collaborative sets from Dual Action and Dust Belt and from Alberich and Lussuria, plus Geography of Hell, Ames Sanglantes, Regis, Orphx, Clay Rendering, Dedekind Cut, Becka Diamond, Nikki Sneakers and Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement. Pictures of the whole show are in the gallery above and a video recap is below.
photos by Mathieu Bredeau