Jesu discography

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Jesu discography
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Studio albums4
Compilation albums1
Tribute albums2
Pale Sketcher albums2
Split releases3
Other appearances1

The discography of the band Jesu consists of eighteen official releases. This includes four full-length albums, two compilation albums, seven EPs, and three split albums. An additional EP, a remixed album, and a single were released under the moniker Pale Sketcher. Jesu is a post-metal band formed in 2003 by Justin Broadrick following the breakup of Godflesh. In March, 2010, Broadrick announced that he felt Jesu had strayed further away from the guitar driven music that he had intended, and more into electronica. As a resolution, although Jesu would still contain electronic elements, it would return to a guitar driven sound while the Pale Sketcher project would allow Broadrick to explore the electronica oriented sound further without interfering with Jesu. [1]

Jesu (band) British post-metal band

Jesu is a British experimental band formed in 2003 by Justin Broadrick following the 2002 breakup of his band Godflesh. It is named after the last song on Hymns, the final album of Godflesh's initial run. Jesu's sound is heavily layered and textured, incorporating a diverse mix of influences. Broadrick himself has stated that "'s very loosely speaking pop/rock/metal/electronica ... I'm intentionally writing what I consider to be coherent "pop" songs".

Post-metal is a style of music that is rooted in heavy metal but explores approaches beyond the genre's conventions. It emerged in the 1990s through the work of bands such as Neurosis and Godflesh who transformed metal texture through experimental composition. Associated with and inspired by post-rock and post-hardcore, the genre employs the darkness and intensity of extreme metal but emphasizes atmosphere, emotion, and even "revelation", drawing on a wide range of sources including ambient, noise, psychedelic, progressive, and classical music to develop an expansive but introspective sound. Post-metal songs are typically long, with loose and layered structures that discard the verse–chorus form in favor of crescendos and repeating themes. The sound centres on guitars and drums; any vocals are usually screamed or growled and resemble an additional instrument.

Justin Broadrick Record producer, musician, singer

Justin Karl Michael Broadrick is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist and drummer. He is best known as a founding member of the band Godflesh, one of the first bands to combine elements of extreme metal and industrial music. He was briefly in the English grindcore band Napalm Death when he was a teenager in the mid-1980s, writing and recording guitar for Side One of Napalm Death's debut album, Scum. Broadrick has also maintained a parallel career as a producer, producing records and remixes for groups such as Pantera, Isis, Mogwai and Hydra Head labelmates Pelican. Since 2012, he has been releasing hard techno music under the solo moniker JK Flesh. Broadrick has set up record labels such as HeadDirt, Avalanche Recordings, Post Mortem Productions, Lo Fibre and Heartache.



Studio albums

2004 Jesu
  • Released: 8 December 2004
  • Label: Hydra Head (#HH666-79), Conspiracy (core 026), Daymare (PTCD-1015-6, DYMC-045)
  • Format: CD, vinyl
2007 Conqueror
  • Released: 2 February 2007
  • Label: Hydra Head (HH666-126), Daymare (DYMC-017), Conspiracy (CORE046)
  • Format: CD, vinyl
2011 Ascension
  • Released: 10 May 2011
  • Label: Caldo Verde (CV013)
  • Format: CD
2013 Everyday I Get Closer to the Light from Which I Came
  • Released: 23 September 2013
  • Label: Avalanche Recordings
  • Format: CD, vinyl digital

Extended plays

2004 Heart Ache
  • Released: 30 August 2004
  • Label: Dry Run (dry98cd), Avalanche (AREC007), Hydra Head (HH666-197), Daymare (DYMC-131)
  • Format: CD, vinyl
2006 Silver
  • Released: 11 April 2006
  • Label: Hydra Head (HH666-110), Daymare (DYMC002), Conspiracy (Core032)
  • Format: CD, vinyl
2007 Sun Down/Sun Rise
  • Released: 2 February 2007
  • Label: Aurora Borealis, Daymare
  • Format: vinyl
2007 Lifeline
  • Released: 4 October 2007
  • Label: Hydra Head (HH666-127), Daymare (DYMC-044)
  • Format: CD
2008 Why Are We Not Perfect?
  • Released: 19 August 2008
  • Label: Hydra Head (62362), (Daymare)
  • Format: CD
  • Released: 23 July 2009
  • Label: Avalanche (AAREC017, REC019), Daymare (DYMC96)
  • Format: CD, digital, vinyl
2009 Opiate Sun
  • Released: 27 October 2009
  • Label: Caldo Verde (CDCV009), Aural Exploits/Caldo Verde (AELP3002), Daymare (DYMC110)
  • Format: CD, vinyl
2010 Heart Ache/Dethroned
  • Released: 16 November 2010
  • Label: Hydra Head
  • Format: CD, vinyl
2010 Christmas
  • Released: 9 December 2010
  • Label: Avalanche (AREC 021)
  • Format: Digital
2012Duchess | Veiled
  • Released: 28 October 2012
  • Label: Avalanche (AREC 024), Matador (OLE 986-7)
  • Format: Digital, vinyl
2014Infinity (Digital Deluxe Edition)
  • Released: 16 May 2014
  • Label: Avalanche
  • Format: Digital
2018Jesu / Yang Li - Christmas EP
  • Released: 07 December 2018
  • Label: Hospital Productions (HOS625)
  • Format: Digital


2007 Pale Sketches
  • Released: 9 October 2007
  • Label: Avalanche (AREC008, AREC009), Daymare (DYMC97)
  • Format: CD, vinyl


2016 Jesu/Sun Kil Moon
  • Released: 21 February 2016
  • Label: Caldo Verde
  • Contributing artists: Jesu, Sun Kil Moon
2016Resolution Heart
  • Released: 6 May 2016
  • Label: Tonefloat
  • Contributing artists: Jesu, Dirk Serries
201730 Seconds to the Decline of Planet Earth
  • Released: 1 June 2017
  • Label: Caldo Verde
  • Contributing artists: Jesu, Sun Kil Moon

Split albums

2007 Jesu / Eluvium
  • Released: 5 July 2007
  • Label: Hydra Head (HH666-136), Temporary Residence (TRR126), Daymare
  • Format: Vinyl
  • Contributing artists: Jesu, Eluvium
2008 Envy / Jesu
  • Released: 11 July 2008
  • Label: Daymare (DYMC-066), Conspiracy (CORE068), Hydra Head (HH666-169)
  • Format: CD, vinyl
  • Contributing artists: Envy, Jesu
2008 Jesu / Battle of Mice
  • Released: 12 August 2008
  • Label: Robotic Empire
  • Format: CD, vinyl
  • Contributing artists: Jesu, Battle of Mice


2010"Can I Go Now (Gone Version)"
  • Released: 10 August 2010
  • Label: Ghostly International (GI-122)
  • Format: Digital
Jesu: Pale Sketches Demixed
2012Duchess / Veiled
  • Released: September 2012
  • Label: Matador (OLE 986-7)
  • Format: Digital
Released as part of the Matador Singles Club

Cover songs

YearDetailsOriginal artist
2008"Chapter 24"
  • Released: 23 September 2008
  • Label: Dwell
  • Album: Like Black Holes in The Sky: The Tribute to Syd Barrett
Syd Barrett
2008"The Funeral Party" The Cure

Pale Sketcher albums

YearDetailsOriginal album
2010Jesu: Pale Sketches Demixed
  • Released: August 2010
  • Label: Ghostly International (GI-118)
  • Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Remixed version of Pale Sketches
2011Seventh Heaven
  • Released: 15 February 2011
  • Label: Ghostly International (GI-131)
  • Format: Digital, vinyl

Other appearances

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