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Hear GODFLESH's crushing new song "Nero"

Lead single off upcoming 'Purge' album
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Godflesh, 2023
photograph by Kim Sølve

Earlier this month, industrial-metal legends Godflesh announced their first album in six years, Purge, the follow-up to 2017's Post Self. Today (April 3rd), the duo — comprised of bandleader Justin K. Broadrick and co-founding bassist Ben Green — unleashed its lead single "Nero," along with three remixes. No surprise: It's heavy, danceable and totally badass.

"Nero," according to Broadrick," is "a symbol and reminder of irresponsible self-destruction as being practiced always, now and forever." Stream it below.

According to the band members, Purge "revisits and updates the concepts of [1992's] Pure, as well as bringing a whole host of new dirges and laments." Specifically, the album reportedly features plenty of Nineties hip-hop grooves — as Pure does — and "puts them through the Godflesh filter to create something futuristic in style — and utterly unique."

Purge is due out June 9th via Broadrick's own Avalanche Recordings and available for pre-order now. In addition, Godflesh announced North American tour plans for later this year. See the itinerary below.

Godflesh 2023 North American tour dates:
06/18 Austin, TX – Empire Control Room (Oblivion Access Festival)
With Prison Religion
06/21 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
06/22 San Francisco, CA – Dna Lounge
06/23 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
06/24 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre (Trve Bacchanale) (no Prison Religion)
06/28 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
06/29 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
06/30 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
07/01 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
07/02 Orlando, FL – Conduit
With Cel Genesis
09/13 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
09/14 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
09/16 New York, NY – Knockdown Center (Desertfest) (no Cel Genesis)
09/20 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
09/21 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace
09/22 Detroit, MI – El Club
09/24 Chicago, IL – The Metro (Coldwaves Festival) (no Cel Genesis)