Last year, Godflesh demonstrated exactly how a comeback record should sound with the exceptional A World Lit Only By Fire (review here). While touring in support of their preceding comeback EP Decline & Fall, the band embarked on a short trek with prolific noise artist Prurient and powerviolence powerhouse Nails, which was unfortunately not as extensive as many fans would have preferred. Godflesh have thankfully resurrected two-thirds of this tour with the announcement of a proper North American run this fall with support from Prurient and Regis in select cities. Head past the jump to check out the tour’s dates:

09-11 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
09-12 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Festival
09-13 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
09-15 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw*
09-16 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts*
09-17 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club*
09-18 Montreal, Quebec – POP Montreal
09-19 Toronto, Ontario – The Opera House
09-21 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
09-22 Buffalo, NY – Tralf Music Hall
09-23 Pittsburgh, PA – The Altar Bar
09-24 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
09-25 Chicago, IL – Cold Waves Festival
09-27 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09-28 Vancouver, British Columbia – Venue Nightclub
09-29 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
10-01 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
10-02 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
10-03 Pomona, CA – The Glass House

*Godflesh, Prurient & Regis

Considering how many releases Dominick Fernow has released under his Prurient moniker, it has been great to see how much recognition and acclaim his newest release Frozen Niagra Falls has been receiving. Of course, a project of such scope necessitates attention; very few noise/ambient/industrial double albums of this scope and detail have ever been released and been this fantastic. It will interesting to see how Godflesh’s fans react to Prurient’s dense soundscapes, for while Godflesh have always incorporated noise into their industrial romps, experiencing the genre in its totality is an entirely different beast.

Additionally, while Justin Broadrick stated that there will be no more supporting acts announced for this tour, it is still an interesting idea to fantasize about considering the admittedly skimpy bill. Last year also saw excellent releases from power electronics/death industrial act Pharmakon and noise rock trio White Suns, both of whom deserve quite a bit more exposure. And considering Godflesh’s aforementioned recruitment of Nails, would it not have been appropriate of them to tap Full of Hell as an opening act, especially considering their recent collaboration with renowned noise artist Merzbow (review here)? Perhaps all of this would have made for a crowded bill, but a touring noise circus is an extremely intriguing idea.

In preparation for the tour, be sure to stream/purchase A World Lit Only By Fire here and Frozen Niagra Falls here.



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