This week’s our Sunday Slaylist is taking a look at Beyond The Redshift, a one-day extravaganza of post-rock and post-metal, taking place at three venues across North London on 10 May 2014. The Forum, The Dome, and the Boston Music Rooms will play host to a variety of acts handpicked by the festival’s headline act and curators, those peerless Swedes Cult of Luna.
Jesu (English pronunciation: /jeɪ-sʊ:/ yay-sue) is a band formed in 2003 in Abergele, Wales, United Kingdom by Justin Karl Broadrick following the breakup of Godflesh. Jesu was the name of the last song on the final Godflesh release, Hymns, and Broadrick decided to adopt it as the name of his new project.
The first release, the Heart Ache EP, was released in 2004 and featured Broadrick playing all of the instruments. It was followed in 2005 by the full-length self-titled LP Read more on Last.fm
Jesu on Thrash Hits
October 10th, 2013
Everyday I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Came
24 September 2013
by Rob McAuslan
If you don’t follow Jesu too closely, it’s easy to get a bit confused by their output. Justin Broadrick’s presence is the only constant, with their releases swinging between ethereal puffs of minimalist misery and full-bore industrial metal. Their albums are for the disenfranchised Godflesh fans craving that trademark crush, with their EPs being where the ghosts of songs manifest themselves around gentle drum programming and breathy, barely-there murmurings. Everyday I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Came breaks that pattern by being a full-length ‘Jesu-gaze’ release.
September 24th, 2013
Gavin Lloyd joins us again for this week’s Cloudcast, where we forgo talking about tours and gigs to just talk about records coming out this week, starting off with some post-UKSWELL (end us now, we have become Those Guys who just make up genres), and swinging all the way through to tough-guy nu-metalcore and ending with a bit of classic grunge. Yep.
September 23rd, 2013
It’s an exciting time to be Justin Broadrick at the moment. Not content with confusing metal fans with his weirdo noises as JK Flesh in support of Pelican earlier this year, Godflesh (the band Broadrick co-founded) have just released their first “new” material in over a decade (even if it is just a cover of a song by Slaughter), and there’s also a whole bloody new album by Jesu (Broadrick’s current main musical outlet) coming out this week. It’s also got a really long title that totally messes with the cool little preview images we have over in our sidebar. OH JUSTIN.
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September 16th, 2012
As we reported on Tuesday, Hydra Heads Records bossman Aaron Turner announced this week that the label was to effectively close, with the label to transform little more than an administrative arm for the label’s existing catalogue before the year is out. This news was understandably greeted with howls of despair from all corners of the metal world, given the incredible pedigree of artists that Hydra Head has had through its doors over the last two decades.