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Justin Broadrick performing with Jesu at Primavera Sound in 2009
Background information
Birth nameJustin Karl Michael Broadrick
Also known asJustin K. Broadrick, JKB, JK Flesh
Born (1969-08-15) 15 August 1969 (age 49)
Origin Birmingham, England
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Years active1982–present
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Justin Karl Michael Broadrick [4] (born 15 August 1969) 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. [5] 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 . [6] 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 (briefly renamed Uprising Productions), Lo Fibre and Heartache.

Godflesh English industrial metal band

Godflesh are an English industrial metal band from Birmingham, England. The group formed in 1982 under the title Fall of Because but did not release any complete music until 1988 when Justin Broadrick and G. C. Green (bass) renamed the band and decided to use a drum machine for percussion. Melding heavy metal with industrial music and later with electronic music and dub, Godflesh's innovative sound is widely regarded as a foundational influence on other industrial metal and post-metal acts and as significant to both experimental metal and extreme metal.

Extreme metal is a loosely defined umbrella term for a number of related heavy metal music subgenres that have developed since the early 1980s. It has been defined as a "cluster of metal subgenres characterized by sonic, verbal and visual transgression".

Industrial music is a genre of experimental music which draws on harsh, transgressive or provocative sounds and themes. AllMusic defines industrial music as the "most abrasive and aggressive fusion of rock and electronic music" that was "initially a blend of avant-garde electronics experiments and punk provocation". The term was coined in the mid-1970s with the founding of Industrial Records by members of Throbbing Gristle and Monte Cazazza. While the genre name originated with Throbbing Gristle's emergence in the United Kingdom, concentrations of artists and labels vital to the genre also emerged in America, namely in Chicago.

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Biography

Childhood and first recordings (1969–1983)

Broadrick was born on 15 August 1969, in the council estates of inner Birmingham. [7] [8] For the first four years of his life, Broadrick was raised by his mother Gabrielle Fern (aka Lucy Nation) and stepfather Robert Fern (aka Bob Allcock) [9] in a hippie commune in Shard End. [10] In the late '70s, Broadrick's mother and stepfather were members of Anti-Social, a band infamous for live shows involving blood and faecal matter, as well as for soliciting people to commit suicide via guillotine live on stage. Anti-Social were dubbed "the world's most violent rock group" and released one single, Traffic Lights/Teacher Teacher which is now one of the rarest UK punk record releases. [11] During a period of heroin addiction, Justin's biological father was mostly absent from the family home. [12] [13] By the age of ten, Broadrick was surrounded by the punk-rock that his parents listened to. "There was Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, but it was always the stuff that wasn't so standard that grabbed me. I was always playing things like Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music when I was about eight! Stuff like Can, the weirdest parts of Pink Floyd, Hendrix", says Broadrick. "The first thing I probably heard out of the house, when I was about 11 years old, was Crass", says Broadrick. Shortly after seeing them as his first concert, he recorded his first demo tape at the age of 11. [14] "By the age of 12 I fell into early industrial music, stuff like Throbbing Gristle, Whitehouse". Broadrick began to play with his stepfather's guitar, who was then into Roxy Music and Brian Eno. [15]

Birmingham Major city in the English Midlands, 2nd highest population of UK cities

Birmingham is a major city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. It is the second-most populous city in the United Kingdom, after London, and the most populous city in the English Midlands. It is also the most populous metropolitan district in the United Kingdom, with an estimated 1,137,123 inhabitants, and is considered the social, cultural, financial, and commercial centre of the Midlands. It is the main local government of the West Midlands conurbation, which is the third most populated urban area in the United Kingdom, with a population of 2,897,303 in 2017. The wider Birmingham metropolitan area is the second largest in the United Kingdom with a population of over 4.3 million. It is frequently referred to as the United Kingdom's "second city".

Shard End electoral ward of Birmingham City Council

Shard End is an area of Birmingham, England. It is also a ward within the formal district of Hodge Hill. Shard End borders Castle Bromwich to the north and Kingshurst to the east which are situated in the northern part of the neighbouring [[Metropolitan Borough of Solihull also locally as Shard End

Anti-Social was a UK Punk Rock band from Birmingham, United Kingdom, formed in 1977. They released one single, Traffic Lights/Teacher Teacher on Dynamite Records DRO1 that is now one of the rarest UK punk record releases. and was included in John Peels legendary Record Box. They became nationally infamous by advertising for someone to commit suicide live on stage for which the band would pay them £15,000.

In 1982, he started publishing tapes with his friend Andy Swan, who had a synthesizer. The first name they went under was Atrocity Exhibition, named after a Joy Division track (which, itself, takes its name from a book by J. G. Ballard). Their first recording was titled Live in the Studio and was the first catalogued release on their cassette label Post Mortem Rekordings. Shortly after, the project was named Smear Campaign, after a Nocturnal Emissions track. This was the name they went under at their first live performance on 7 July 1984 in The Mermaid in Birmingham. Promptly after the show they settled on the name Final. [16] Final was then inspired lyrically and musically by acts such as Throbbing Gristle and Maurizio Bianchi. "We were pretty heavily into the whole industrial tape culture and fanzines of the very early '80s", Broadrick says. The project developed to embrace the power electronics subgenre of industrial music in 1983, releasing material by them and other industrial projects on Post Mortem Rekordings (which was renamed Uprising Productions in 1985) such as Family Patrol Group, Mental Health Act, Ashenden, The Grey Wolves, Con-Dom, Death Magazine 52, Fern and Un-Kommuniti. [17] Final went under numerous lineup changes during its lifetime, including musicians like Philip Timms, Daniel Johnson, Paul Neville, Nicholas Bullen, Graham Robertson and Guy Pearce. [18] "I had about 50 Final releases over about a year and a half", he says. [19] Other project names Broadrick recorded under included Last Exit, Crusade and Dead Pulp. [20] Broadrick also had a short-lived progressive punk band called The Blakk Korridor with Diarmuid Dalton and Dan. [21]

Joy Division English rock band

Joy Division were an English rock band formed in Salford in 1976. The group consisted of vocalist Ian Curtis, guitarist/keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris.

<i>Closer</i> (Joy Division album) 1980 studio album by Joy Division

Closer is the second and final studio album by English rock band Joy Division, released on 18 July 1980 by Factory Records. Produced by Martin Hannett, it was Joy Division's first posthumous album and was released two months after the suicide of the band's lead singer and lyricist Ian Curtis.

<i>The Atrocity Exhibition</i> novel by J. G. Ballard

The Atrocity Exhibition is an experimental collection of linked stories or "condensed novels" by British writer J. G. Ballard.

Fall of Because and Napalm Death (1984–1986)

In 1984 Broadrick joined the group Fall of Because [founded by G. Christian Green and Paul Neville in 1982 initially named O.P.D. (Officially Pronounced Dead)] as a drummer and additional vocalist. The group recorded the Extirpate demo cassette in 1986, which contained a number of songs which were later re-worked as songs for Godflesh (including "Life Is Easy", "Mighty Trust Krusher" and "Merciless"). The group disbanded in 1988. The Life Is Easy compilation album of demo and live recordings was released in 1999.

G. C. Green British musician

Ben George Christian "G. C." Green is an English musician, best known as the co-founder and bass guitarist of the Birmingham-based industrial metal band, Godflesh.

Paul Neville is an underground experimental industrial metal guitarist and musician from Birmingham, England.

<i>Life Is Easy</i> 1999 studio album by Fall of Because

Life Is Easy is a compilation album by Birmingham-based industrial metal group Fall of Because, compiling songs recorded in 1986 and 1987 before the band became Godflesh. Released on 24 August 1999 through Alleysweeper and distributed by Martin Atkins' label Invisible Records, Life Is Easy contains many songs that went on to be rerecorded and turned into Godflesh tracks.

Broadrick met Nicholas Bullen in 1985 at the flea market where he met Andy. Justin gave Final tapes to Bullen and they recorded some material together. "Then I played him some of the stuff I did with guitar, which he then played to another guy in Napalm Death. Basically, they were impressed with what I was doing with guitar, and so I joined Napalm Death", Broadrick says. Soon Mick Harris (then member of a psychobilly band) joined the lineup and they shifted from metal to grindcore. "Nick and I left Napalm Death after we recorded the first side of Scum . I'd had enough of Napalm Death very, very quickly", he says. Lee Dorrian and Jim Whitely joined to replace Bullen and Broadrick. Justin gave the first side to Earache Records founder Digby Pearson, who then contacted the new Napalm Death that had recorded the second side. [22]

Nicholas Bullen is a composer, artist and writer.

Napalm Death British grindcore band

Napalm Death are a British extreme metal band formed in Meriden, West Midlands, England, in 1981. While none of its original members remain in the group since December 1986, the lineup of vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway, bassist Shane Embury, guitarist Mitch Harris and drummer Danny Herrera has remained consistent of the band's career since 1992's Utopia Banished, although, from 1989 to 2004, Napalm Death were a five-piece band after they added Jesse Pintado as the replacement of one-time guitarist Bill Steer; following Pintado's departure, the band reverted to a four-piece rather than replace him.

Mick Harris commonly known and credited both as Mick Harris or occasionally M.J. Harris, is an English musician. He's generally credited for coining the terms 'Blast beat' and 'Grindcore' to describe his ferocious drumming attack and the genre he helped create and popularize.

Head of David and the forming of Godflesh (1987–1990)

Justin Broadrick performing with Godflesh at Wetlands Preserve in New York City on 11 November 1996. GodfleshNYC1996.jpg
Justin Broadrick performing with Godflesh at Wetlands Preserve in New York City on 11 November 1996.

The industrial metal band Head of David had played live with Napalm Death before. Their drummer left and Broadrick was invited to take his place. "I was in Head of David literally six weeks, and we did a John Peel session for Radio One. That was the first highlight of my life", Justin says. He had been writing more brutal songs for the band, but due to artistic differences, he was kicked out in 1988. "When I first got exposed in '89 to the early acid house movement, I was an instant convert. The first time I heard early Aphex Twin, when Digeridoo first came out, I knew that this was where I wanted to go", Justin says.

Head of David is a British heavy metal band that features vocalist Stephen R. Burroughs and ex-Napalm Death member Justin Broadrick. The band's sound paved way to various music genres, including industrial metal, grindcore and noise rock.

John Peel English disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer and journalist

John Robert Parker Ravenscroft,, known professionally as John Peel, was an English disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer and journalist. He was the longest serving of the original BBC Radio 1 DJs, broadcasting regularly from 1967 until his death in 2004.

Peel Sessions are live music sessions recorded for John Peel's BBC Radio 1 show.

He formed Godflesh with his friend G. C. Green. They started with working on existing Fall of Because songs and Justin was influenced by the hip-hop sound at the time – artists like Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Run-D.M.C.. [23] Godflesh released their debut self-titled EP on Swordfish Records and in 1989 Earache Records put out their first album Streetcleaner .

Justin met Kevin Martin of the band GOD. Kevin had a club in Brixton and he promoted the first Godflesh show in London. Godflesh was met with derision on their first tour. However, Godflesh was well received in the United States. "To this day, I still sell the majority of my records in America. Of any music I make, it mostly goes to America", Justin says. [24]

Broadrick also played guitar for Sweet Tooth with Scott Kiehl (of GOD) and Dave Cochrane (of Head of David), who released the album Soft White Underbelly on Earache Records in 1990. He is credited as co-writer for all songs. The band also contributed "Fat City" to the compilation Grindcrusher – The Ultimate Earache, which was also on Earache Records.

Side projects (1991–1993)

In 1991 Broadrick and Martin recorded their debut album Ghosts as Techno Animal and it was released on Kevin's label Pathological Records. In the end of 1991 Godflesh recorded the experimental Slavestate EP. In 1992, Godflesh released their second studio album Pure . Justin and Kevin created a new project called Ice in 1993, where they experimented with industrial and dub music as well as hip-hop beat patterns. Broadrick also revived his Final project along with his ambient guitar experiments in 1993. [25] During this period, Broadrick produced records for Pram, Terminal Power Company, Lull and Cable Regime. [26]

Kevin Martin collaborations and electronic music (1994–1999)

The debut live performance of JK Flesh at Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland on 12 April 2012. JK Flesh at Roadburn festival.png
The debut live performance of JK Flesh at Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland on 12 April 2012.

In 1994, Godflesh released their album Selfless on Columbia Records and sold approximately 180,000 copies. Justin joined Kevin Martin's band GOD as a guitarist for their second and final album The Anatomy of Addiction . The duo recorded the second Techno Animal album, Re-Entry , which was released as a two-disc CD through Virgin Records in 1995. Broadrick was more influenced by hip-hop and dub music when Godflesh recorded the fourth album, Songs of Love and Hate , with live drummer Bryan Mantia. Justin also recorded the second Final full-length that was released on Rawkus Records. In 1997, Godflesh released the electronic remix record Love and Hate in Dub . "What Kevin and I were doing with Techno Animal then began to rub off on Godflesh, and vice versa", Broadrick says. From 1997 to 1999, Kevin and Justin released two Techno Animal compilations, Versus Reality and Radio Hades, a split album with Porter Ricks. They also start a new project titled Curse of the Golden Vampire with Alec Empire. Justin also had recorded tracks as JK Flesh during this time but they were released in 2009 in the compilation album From Hell. [27] [28] [29] He turned down offers to join both Faith No More and Danzig. [30] Broadrick released drum and bass music under numerous pseudonyms such as Cylon, Tech Level 2 and Youpho. He also recorded such music with Kevin Martin under the names White Viper and Eraser. At that time, they were influenced by acts like Ed Rush and Dillinja, and labels like No U-Turn and Renegade Hardware. [23]

End of Godflesh and Techno Animal (2000–2003)

In 2000, Broadrick, Green and drummer Ted Parsons began work on the Godflesh album, Hymns . "I was already aware of Godflesh's mortality. Though I enjoyed a good amount of the album, I still felt a bit restricted. I started doing a lot of stuff during the recording of that album where I was really trying to get past the limitations of Godflesh, which were self-created". [31] After the album was released, G. C. Green left due to not wanting to tour any longer. Godflesh was booked for a European tour to open for Fear Factory, so Broadrick invited Paul Raven to replace Ben. A week into the tour Broadrick told "Raven is a fantastic bass player, but it just wasn't Benny, who I had been playing with for 13 years and was a whole part of what Godflesh was". A North American tour was also planned without Justin's input. Soon after, Broadrick and his girlfriend of thirteen years broke up. Justin slipped into a mental breakdown, fled back to Birmingham and hid at a friend's house just as he was supposed to board a plane to begin the North American tour. Bands, equipment companies and promoters moved to recoup the lost money and Broadrick lost his house and other valuable assets in his name. Kevin Martin moved on to record alone as The Bug and Techno Animal was ended. [32] [33]

Jesu and Final (2004–09)

In August 2004, Broadrick's new project, Jesu, released the Heart Ache EP. In December, the self-titled debut LP was released. This release featured Ted Parsons on drums, Diarmuid Dalton on bass and a guest appearance from Paul Neville. The album was less brutal and more melodic than his previous work. "I was still making low-tuned, heavy, guttural music, at the heart of this there was something quite pretty and beautiful, just being construed in an almost ugly fashion", said Justin. In November 2005 Broadrick played live as Final for the first time in 20 years and supported Jarboe. [34] Final's two-disc release 3 had been in making for nearly 5 years and was put out in 2006. Justin toured Europe as Final in March 2006. [35] [36] In April 2006 the Silver EP was released through Hydra Head Records. The second full-length album, Conqueror , was released in February 2007. Jesu toured with Sunn O))) and Isis and Broadrick played as a guest with both bands. On 30 April 2007 Jesu released a 12" called Sun Down/Sun Rise . [37] Broadrick began to release limited runs of material on his Avalanche Recordings label, including new material by Final and a Jesu full-length compilation of electronic tracks titled Pale Sketches . [38] In 2008, Broadrick collaborated with former Swans vocalist Jarboe for an album titled . In May 2008,' Justin released the first download-only Final full-length, Fade Away, and the second, Afar, in October. [39] [40] In 2009, Broadrick released the album Disconnected with his new band, Greymachine.

In January 2009, he released two new digital releases via his label Avalanche Recordings: the Krackhead album and Kitsland. Kitsland was a recording as Council Estate Recordings with Diarmuid Dalton. The project was influenced by Justin's old 1980s cassette material. [27] In November 2009, Broadrick announced that Godflesh were reforming for a few shows in the summer 2010.

Godflesh performing at Tavastia Club in Helsinki, Finland on 24 September 2011. Godflesh at Tavastia club.png
Godflesh performing at Tavastia Club in Helsinki, Finland on 24 September 2011.

Pale Sketcher and solo album (2010 – 2013)

In March 2010, Broadrick announced that he felt Jesu had strayed further away from the guitar driven music that he intended it to be and more into electronica. As a resolution, although Jesu would still contain electronic elements, it would return to a guitar driven sound and a new project, titled Pale Sketcher, would allow Broadrick to explore the electronica oriented sound further without interfering with Jesu. [41] "It's more 4/4-based – shoegazy dream-pop that's almost techno, somewhat in the area of Gas and some of the early Kompakt stuff like Dettinger". On 24 August 2010, he released Jesu: Pale Sketches Demixed on Ghostly International. [42] Broadrick contributed guitar soundscapes to Alan Moore's audiobook Unearthing. [43]

Broadrick released the album Posthuman under the JK Flesh project name on 30 April 2012. [44] Although many of Broadrick's projects feature him performing all instrumentation anyway, the album is considered to be Broadrick's first solo album. In April 2012, Valley of Fear, a new project of Justin Broadrick, Matthew Bower and Samantha Davies released an album of noise rock and black metal experiments on Legion Blotan Records. [45] On 11 December, a split release between JK Flesh and Prurient called Worship is the Cleansing of the Imagination was released on Hydra Head Records. [46] On 17 June 2013, he released the free digital single Warm Sunday / Mogadon as Pale Sketcher on his new record label Heartache Records.

Signature guitar and Jesu/Sun Kil Moon collaboration (2014 – present)

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Broadrick performing with Godflesh in 2014

In 2014, Blakhart Guitars released a Broadrick signature edition 8-string guitar. [47] The guitar features a six-bolt Mono-blok neck to body mount, dual expanding truss rods and a string through body fixed bridge [48] and has been played by Broadrick live and on studio albums since.

In January 2016, Broadrick's Jesu project collaborated with Mark Kozelek's folk rock project, Sun Kil Moon to record an album titled Jesu/Sun Kil Moon and the collaborative act toured in support of the album. Jesu and Sun Kil Moon collaborated once again to record a cover of "Condor Ave" for an Elliott Smith tribute album titled Say Yes!, released in October 2016. A second album by Jesu and Sun Kil Moon, titled 30 Seconds to the Decline of Planet Earth, was released in May 2017.

Personal life

Broadrick was in a thirteen-year relationship that ended around the time Godflesh broke up in 2002. [49] Broadrick resides in Abergele, North Wales with his partner and his son. [50] [51]

Discography

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Justin Broadrick discography

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Godflesh discography

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<i>Posthuman</i> (album) 2012 studio album by JK Flesh

Posthuman is the debut studio album by JK Flesh, a solo moniker of English musician Justin Broadrick, and was released on 7 May 2012 through 3BY3. Though Broadrick had been creating music under the title of JK Flesh since the early 1990s, Posthuman marked the first release of the project.

<i>Rise Above</i> (JK Flesh album) 2016 studio album by JK Flesh

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<i>Post Self</i> 2017 studio album by Godflesh

Post Self is the eighth studio album by English industrial metal band Godflesh. It was released on 17 November 2017 through frontman Justin Broadrick's own record label, Avalanche Recordings, and was the band's second album since reforming in 2010. The single "Post Self" was released for streaming on 31 October 2017, and a second track, "Be God", was released for streaming on 11 November 2017, six days in advance of the full release. Godflesh avoided interviews in the wake of Post Self, hoping to retain some of the album's purity and give listeners a chance to digest the music in a vacuum.

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