The Godflesh partnership was inaugurated by Justin Broadrick (guitar/vocals) and G. Christian Green (bass) in 1988, when the former left the venerated (by UK radio presenter John Peel, at least) hardcore industrial trio, Head Of David. Green had formerly served time in industrialists Fall Of Because, and Godflesh were completed by the addition of a drum machine. A self-titled EP was released on the Swordfish label before moving to the more permanent home of Earache Records. By the advent of their debut album, the band had expanded temporarily to include guitarist Paul Neville (also ex-Fall Of Because). With strong critical reaction, they toured with Loop and as part of the Earache Grindcrusher USA package, alongside Napalm Death. Broadrick had actually appeared with the latter as guitarist on side one of the legendary Scum album. In 1991, there were three limited edition 12-inches (including one for the Sub Pop Records empire), which were eventually collected...
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