"Streetcleaner", the seminal 1989 album from British industrial metal pioneers GODFLESH, will be remastered and reissued in a deluxe digipak in Europe on June 21 and in North America on August 10 via Earache Records.
"Streetcleaner" was GODFLESH's second release, proving to be one of the band's finest and most recognized albums and helping them to become one of the most influential industrial bands ever. Now "Streetcleaner" is being brought up to date as a special expanded version, with all tracks remastered by GODFLESH founding member Justin Broadrick. The album also includes a bonus disc featuring 12 previously unreleased live tracks, alternate mixes and demos, and comes housed in a deluxe multi-panel digipak with detailed liner notes.
Comments Broadrick: "Long awaited, and now fleshed out to the MAX, 'Streetcleaner', THE most direct statement of intent we made as GODFLESH, finally presented as it should be...."
The full track listing for "Streetcleaner" is as follows:
01. Like Rats
02. Christbait Rising
04. Dream Long Dead
05. Head Dirt
06. Devastator / Mighty Trust Krusher
07. Life Is Easy
09. Locust Furnace
10. Tiny Tears
12. Dead Head
01. Like Rats (Original Unreleased Mix)
02. Christbait Rising (Original Unreleased Mix)
03. Pulp (Original Unreleased Mix)
04. Dream Long Dead (Original Unreleased Mix)
05. Head Dirt (Original Unreleased Mix)
06. Streetcleaner (Live In Geneva 1990)
07. Head Dirt (Live In Geneva 1990)
08. Pulp (Rehearsal May 1989)
09. Dream Long Dead (Rehearsal April 1989)
10. Christbait Rising (Rehearsal April 1989)
11. Deadhead (Original Demo Guitar & Machine 1988)
12. Suction (Original Demo Guitar & Machine 1988)
GODFLESH will perform at this year's installment of the Hellfest, set to take place June 18-20, 2010 in Clisson, France. This will mark the reunited group's only appearance in Europe.
According to Justin, the band's lineup for the Hellfest performance will consist of Broadrick and Green, accompanied by various "machines and projections."
Justin explained to U.K.'s Terrorizer magazine the reasons behind the band's return to the live stage.
"It wasn't remotely planned," he said. "Whenever it's been mentioned previously, I'd stated categorically not, regardless of the color of the offers. But, somehow, this started to make sense late 2009, and once I put it to Ben 'G.C.' Green in no unceertain terms, it made sense to him, too. Not having to support a record or a label and just do as we wish on our terms is exciting, and to play as GODFLESH were originally designed is even more thrilling. Not that this may be repeated at all after Hellfest; we're literally taking it as it comes."
When asked what the odds are of any new GODFLESH material being released in the near future, Justinsaid, "That is fairly minimal. We are more than happy to return to our old sound for a show, but uncertain how we could do this in the context of new material. We've both moved on so much, but we will not rule out any possibility currently."
GODFLESH split up in April 2002 — six months after Green announced his departure from the group. "Regrettably it took until the day of leaving for a lengthy U.S tour for the realization [that the band was over] to finally take its toll on me," Broadrick stated at the time. "Unfortunately, the finality of the decision and the responsibilities of making the decision proved too much for me to bear, and I collapsed under the weight. I found that without G.C. Green, GODFLESH is not GODFLESH, and him leaving proved to be an omen for me. I also feel that everything we originally intended or even imagined with GODFLESH we have done."