Godflesh will have a new EP titled “Decline & Fall” out on June 02nd. The groups much anticipated new studio album “A World Lit Only By Fire” will follow in late September with both releases due on band frontman Justin K Broadrick‘s own Avalanche Records.
Broadrick also has a signature 8-string guitar coming out, which he used on both releases. Its existence led some commenter’s to joke that the new Godflesh would be djent. In regards to that Broadrick replied:
“To answer a few questions here, firstly, I am unsure as to what Djent is! I have been playing an 8 string guitar for a few years now, first release that was 8 string was the Jesu ‘Christmas‘ EP in 2010. All new Godflesh, both the EP and the new LP, were written and recorded with an 8 string, mainly due to the ability to tune even lower coupled with the capability to achieve more complex dissonant chords and riffs. On the latest jesu LP ‘Every day I….’, ‘The Great Leveller‘ is with 8 string guitar….”