Paul Neville (musician)

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Paul Neville
Born Birmingham, England, UK
Genres Experimental, industrial metal
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1983 - present
Labels Permis De Construire Deutschland, Sentrax Records, Invisible, Alley Sweeper, Earache
Associated acts Cable Regime, Godflesh, Fall of Because

Paul Neville is an underground experimental industrial metal guitarist and musician from Birmingham, England.

He is best known as the second guitarist in the seminal industrial metal band Godflesh on the second half of their Streetcleaner album and on the Slavestate EP as well as a tour member of the band on respective supporting tours, although Neville had been making music with G. C. Green and later, Justin Broadrick, since 1983 in noise outfit Fall of Because; a band that would break up in 1987 and later reform in 1988 at Broadrick’s initiative, now evolved into the Industrial Metal that was Godflesh.

Neville is noted for his distinctive style, which can be said to be influenced by that of Geordie Walker of Killing Joke, but with an even greater experimental edge and a flair for drawn out improvisation, creating an unusual and original synergy of noise and melody akin to some of the work of Norman Westberg, Justin Broadrick and Robert Hampson.[citation needed]

Apart from his work with Fall of Because and Godflesh, Neville is also the founder of the underground experimental industrial metal band Cable Regime, also featuring Diarmuid Dalton (now also bassist with Jesu) and Steve Hough (also involved with Justin Broadrick’s Final, and once a Godflesh touring member), which has been his main project since 1992.

Neville continues to be on good terms with Justin Broadrick, with Broadrick co-producing all of Cable Regime’s albums and Neville making a guest appearance on the track “Man/Woman” from Justin’s new post-Godflesh rock-based band, Jesu’s, eponymous debut album; a collaboration which at times harkens to early Streetcleaner material, evoking a strong sense of nostalgia among longtime fans.

Neville has also featured in a techno collaboration called AKA, but little is known of this outfit apart from a track released on the Lo Fibre Companion in 1998.


With Fall of Because[edit]

With Godflesh[edit]

Year of Release Title Label
1989 Streetcleaner Earache Records
1991 Slavestate [EP] Earache Records

With Cable Regime[edit]

  • Life In The House Of The Enemy (CD) - (1992, Permis De Construire Deutschland)
  • Assimilate & Destroy (CD, Maxi) - (1992, Permis De Construire Deutschland)
  • Kill Lies All (CD) - (1993, Sentrax Records)
  • Brave New World (CD, Maxi) - (1995, Permis De Construire Deutschland)
  • Cable Regime (CD) - (2000, Invisible Records, Alley Sweeper)

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