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OriginLondon, United Kingdom
GenresNoise rock, doom metal, experimental, free improvisation
Years active1987 (1987)–present
LabelsBroken Flag, Shock, hEADdirt, RRRecords, Noiseville, VHF Records, Sympathy for the Record Industry, Freek Records, tUMULT, Crucial Blast, Heavy Blossom, Turgid Animal, Utech, Not Not Fun, Matching Head, Second Layer, Posh Isolation, Neurot, Cold Spring, Stiff Opposition, WKN Records, Nashazphone
Associated acts
Past members
  • Stuart Dennison
  • Stefan Jaworzyn
  • Gary Mundy
  • Alex Binnie
  • Stephen Thrower
  • Anthony DiFranco

Skullflower is a British noise rock band, formed in 1987 in London. Led by guitarist Matthew Bower, the band attained a cult following with a sound based on "sludgy, Black Sabbath-style riffs overlaid with feedback, fuzzed-out guitar noise, and throttling rhythms, all played at a high volume." Always an improvisational outfit, the band's music grew increasingly free-form over the course of their career, moving farther away from the rock music form.[1]

The band's lineup has been fluid; the early core members were Bower, drummer/vocalist Stuart Dennison and bassist/guitarist Stefan Jaworzyn. Other contributors included guitarist Gary Mundy of Ramleh, bassist Alex Binnie, bassist/drummer Stephen Thrower of Coil, and auxiliary bassist/guitarist/drummer Anthony DiFranco.[1]


  1. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Skullflower". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 January 2017.