Experimental and influential British band, formed in Birmingham in 1988 by former Napalm Death and Head Of David member Justin Broadrick and G. C. Green. They were one of the first bands that combined metal riffs with drum machine rhythms and are highly regarded as pioneers of industrial metal.

The group disbanded in 2002, and reformed in 2010.

For early recordings 'drum machine' credit use Machine (37).


FLESH LP1 Godflesh - Godflesh album art Godflesh Godflesh (MiniAlbum) Swordfish Records FLESH LP1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
A-3 Godflesh - Streetcleaner album art Godflesh Streetcleaner (Album) Earache A-3 Thailand 1989 Sell This Version
MOSH 30 Godflesh - Slavestate album art Godflesh Slavestate (MiniAlbum, Comp, EP, Album) Earache MOSH 30 UK 1991 Sell This Version
MOSH32MC Godflesh - Pure album art Godflesh Pure (Album) Earache MOSH32MC UK 1991 Sell This Version
CK 66157, 66157 Godflesh - Selfless album art Godflesh Selfless (Album) Earache CK 66157, 66157 US 1994 Sell This Version
mosh157cd Godflesh - Songs Of Love And Hate album art Godflesh Songs Of Love And Hate (Album) Earache mosh157cd Australia 1996 Sell This Version
MOSH 178 CD Godflesh - Love And Hate In Dub album art Godflesh Love And Hate In Dub (Album) Earache MOSH 178 CD Australia 1997 Sell This Version
TFCK-87187 Godflesh - 'Us And Them' album art Godflesh 'Us And Them' (Album) Earache TFCK-87187 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
MASS 0881 Godflesh - Hymns album art Godflesh Hymns (Album) Music For Nations MASS 0881 Poland 2001 Sell This Version
RF004 Godflesh - Streetcleaner: Live At Roadburn 2011 album art Godflesh Streetcleaner: Live At Roadburn 2011 (Album) Roadburn Festival RF004 Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
AREC034 Godflesh - A World Lit Only By Fire album art Godflesh A World Lit Only By Fire (Album) Avalanche Recordings AREC034 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
AREC040 Godflesh - Post Self album art Godflesh Post Self (Album) Avalanche Recordings AREC040 UK 2017 Sell This Version
MOSH015LPUS Godflesh - Streetcleaner album art Godflesh Streetcleaner(LP, Album, RE, RM) Earache MOSH015LPUS UK 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ICPROLP-0908 Godflesh - Pulp / Christbait Rising album art Godflesh Pulp / Christbait Rising(12", Promo) Combat ICPROLP-0908 US 1989 Sell This Version
MOSH 47CD Godflesh - Slateman / Wound '91 album art Godflesh Slateman / Wound '91 (Maxi, Single) Earache MOSH 47CD UK 1991 Sell This Version
MOSH 56T Godflesh - Cold World album art Godflesh Cold World (Single, EP, Maxi) Earache MOSH 56T UK 1991 Sell This Version
MOSH 30T Godflesh - Slavestate album art Godflesh Slavestate Earache MOSH 30T UK 1991 Sell This Version
XPIG 07 Godflesh - Like Rats / Straight To Your Heart album art Loopflesh* / Fleshloop* Loopflesh* / Fleshloop* - Like Rats / Straight To Your Heart(7", Single, Ltd) Clawfist XPIG 07 UK 1991 Sell This Version
RPROCD-0152 Godflesh - Mothra album art Godflesh Mothra(CD, Maxi) Relativity RPROCD-0152 US 1992 Sell This Version
CSK 6529 Godflesh - Crush My Soul album art Godflesh Crush My Soul (Single) Columbia, Earache CSK 6529 US 1994 Sell This Version
MOSH116CD, MOSH 116 CD Godflesh - Merciless album art Godflesh Merciless (Single, EP) Earache, Earache MOSH116CD, MOSH 116 CD UK 1994 Sell This Version
CSK 6824 Godflesh - Xnoybis album art Godflesh Xnoybis(CD, Maxi, Promo) Columbia CSK 6824 US 1995 Sell This Version
AREC01 Godflesh - Messiah album art Godflesh Messiah (EP) Avalanche Recordings AREC01 UK 2000 Sell This Version
DB035 Godflesh - F.O.D. (Fuck Of Death) album art Godflesh F.O.D. (Fuck Of Death)(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Ltd, Whi) Decibel Flexi Series DB035 US 2013 Sell This Version
AREC032V Godflesh - Decline & Fall album art Godflesh Decline & Fall (EP) Avalanche Recordings AREC032V UK 2014 Sell This Version

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May 11, 2019
Which proximity can we find between Godflesh and Swans ?


October 25, 2018
edited over 4 years ago
Anybody knows why the Post Self album is not listed under Albums?


August 7, 2018
edited over 4 years ago
It's really crap that one of Earache's most important bands doesn't get any FDR reissues. Come on Digby you know they deserve it.


January 5, 2018
I first heard Godflesh blaring from the kitchen back door of the restaurant I worked in. The cook was jamming Streetcleaner right when it came out. I stood outside and could not believe how heavy this music was, or Satanic, in the most pure and uplifting sense. That record was massive.


May 24, 2012
edited over 10 years ago
Used to love these guys. Amazing recorded works and even better live in the right place with the right sound. Managed to see them in Liverpool in 1992 and they played with the Mick Harris (Napalm Death) on drums playing all the drum machine parts totally spot on. One of the most intense and best live performances I ever witnessed an I've seen thousands.


October 4, 2011
edited over 11 years ago
I first heard of Godflesh in the early '90's reading guitar magazines and I read one article that had Kirk Hammet and Joe Satriani proclaiming Justin as one of the best guitarists in metal. I was stunned at such high praise coming from two guitar gods. If i recall correctly i think "Selfless" was the first disc i bought and that was it i was hooked right there and as quick as i could and forever after i scoured my local record store for imports etc. I believe Godflesh to be one of the most underrated, over looked and forgotten bands in metal. Broadrick's influence on other bands across the world is massive. One of the saddest days for me was hearing JKB disbanded Godflesh i think around 2001 and i had heard that he had a panic attack and had locked himself in a hotel room in the middle of a tour and refused to carry on..
I wish Justin and GC Green the best of luck and would like to say thank you for all the music over the years.


January 31, 2005
edited about 1 year ago
Godflesh are undoubtedly one of my main influences. Like other bands that went on to become some of the more significant musical landmarks in my life, I was first introduced to Godflesh when listening to John Peel (R.I.P.) on Radio 1 at the very end of the 1980s. He was playing their first Peel Session, appropriately.

Godflesh definitely lit my path towards electronic music. A militant death metal / hardcore punk listener at the time, no other band could have introduced the stiffly quantised sounds of a drum machine to me - the sheer noise, darkness and intensity of "Streetcleaner" had me hooked from my first listen. Discovering that founder member Justin Broadrick had appeared on the debut LP of another favourite band, Napalm Death, consolidated my interest.

I saw them live at least 3 times, most recently in 1991 with Mick Harris guesting on "real" drums. Their live show was immense. Shattering waves of distortion, gut churning bass, and those imposing, almost military rhythms coming from the box that would inspire the odd "get a real drummer" shout from the more orthodox metal elements in the audience.

Like his occasional production partner Kevin Martin (with whom he has recorded as Techno Animal), Broadrick has remained constantly fresh in his approach and output. Godflesh retained its sound while evolving throughout the 90s. With Godflesh now part of musical history, like Martin he continues to wow people with his current projects.


April 29, 2003
Birmingham's greatest sons since Black Sabbath. It's only fitting that Godflesh, the most innnovative band for heavy guitar-based music in the 1990's, should come out of that city. Stretching from the Swans-influenced early output to the techno-mergers of their later work, these guys (Justin Broadrick and G. Christian Green) not only defined the hard, bowel-crunching "metal" that is out there now, they became it's de-facto godfathers. The family tree that Godflesh belongs to is quite immense and multi-faceted. The best website for to see the whole scene is www.crumblingflesh.com, one of the web's longest running and invaluable resources for this genre. Starting with Godflesh, of course.

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