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A 1991 black-and-white photograph of Godflesh performing live in support of Nirvana
Single by Godflesh
B-side "Wound '91"
Genre Industrial metal
Godflesh singles chronology
Audio sample

"Slateman" is a song by industrial metal band Godflesh. [1] It was released as a 7-inch single in 1991 through Sub Pop and later reissued on Earache Records as a CD, a 7-inch and a 12-inch. [2] In 1996, the single was repackaged alongside Cold World (1991) on one disc by Earache Records as the compilation Slateman/Cold World. [3] [4] Both "Slateman" and its b-side, "Wound '91", were appended to the end of most issues of Godflesh's 1991 EP Slavestate . [5]



The song "Wound '91" is an updated version of the song "Wound" from the unreleased Tiny Tears EP, which was later appended as bonus tracks to the end of the CD version of Streetcleaner (1989). The single's cover photograph was taken during a 1991 gig in London where the band opened for Nirvana. [6]

Critical reception

Ira A. Robbins of Trouser Press wrote, "The four-song Slavestate EP finds the band charging full-on into an industrial-dance realm, giving Streetcleaner's lurch-and-crunch the twist of a rhythmic basis. The concurrent "Slateman" single found that format mutated into yet another shape". [7] Denise Falzon of Exclaim! described the live version of the song simply as "groovy". [8]

Track listing

2."Wound '91"4:25
Total length:10:23



  1. Buckley, Peter (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock. Rough Guides. p. 432. ISBN   1843531054.
  2. "Godflesh Slateman/Wound '91". Sub Pop . Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  3. "Godflesh "Slateman/Cold World" CD". Earache Records. Archived from the original on 28 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  4. "Godflesh". Schwann Spectrum . 9 (2): 104. 2000.
  5. Slavestate (CD liner notes). Godflesh. Earache Records. 1991. MOSH 30. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  6. "Godflesh Artwork Descriptions". Crumbling Flesh. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  7. Robbins, Ira A. (1991). The Trouser Press record guide. Trouser Press, Collier Books. p. 283. ISBN   0020363613.
  8. Falzon, Denise (26 May 2012). "Godflesh Outside Stage 1, Baltimore MD May 25". Exclaim! . Retrieved 24 February 2014.