Earlier this year, grindcore legends Napalm Death confirmed that they were hard at work to write the follow-up to 2012's Utilitarian album. Well, the band has been recording the new material and that process is almost over. More importantly, you can expect an early 2015 release for this 15th studio longplayer effort from the Birmingham band. Frontman Barney also revealed some of the new song titles.
A collection of metal musicians have joined forces for Project Rogue, a crowdfunded-based project to create a unique, new studio and video project. Project Rogue set up a target of $70,000 to raise in order to create Titans, an album featuring Lamb Of God's Chris Adler, System Of A Down's Shavo Odadjian, ex-Fear Factory drummer Raymond Herrera, Napalm Death's Mitch Harris, Cynic's Paul Masdival, Rob Barrett of Cannibal Corpse, among many others.
Grindcore legends Napalm Death are working on a new album to follow Utilitarian, released two years ago. The Birmingham band is currently recording new material and have updated on what's been going on behind the scenes. According to the band, you can expect a "more diverse and crazy sounding album." Do you have high hopes for the new release?
Grindcore legends Napalm Death have announced two special projects that have been in the works recently. First of all, the British band is launching a special cover song of the track "To Go Off And Things" by the Cardiacs via their Bandcamp page as charity download. Furthermore, Napalm Death are also releasing a limited and exclusive vinyl 12" EP entitled Our Pain Is Their Power to commemorate their very special Roadburn Festival appearance on April 10th.
Napalm Death and Keith Harrison's live performance collaboration, Bustleholme, is taking place this Friday, November 29th. Originally planned to feature at the V&A Museum (London) in March, the Bustleholme project has been given a new life amongst the Modernist setting of the De La Warr Pavillion. The band will play a special live set through an experimental sculptural sound system constructed by Harrison. As the band starts to play, the raw-energy of the sound produced will reverberate inside the clay, causing it to slowly crack, disintegrate and explode, changing the music as it does.
Napalm Death are embarking on a unique experience which merges ceramic art and music. The legendary grindcore outfit will collaborate with ceramic artist Keith Harrison in a one-off performance at the renowned V&A in London on March 22nd, 2013 starting at 7:30pm UK time. The band will play a special live set through an experimental sculptural sound system constructed by Harrison. Clad with ceramic tiles, the structures will potentially disintegrate as the performance progresses.
After a bloody successful maiden voyage in 2012, Decibel Magazine is doubling down on veteran star power for their second annual national US tour. This spring, the plague spreads as Decibel brings you three living legends of death metal and grindcore: the preeminent gore institution Cannibal Corpse, rabble-rousing UK grind icons Napalm Death and NYDM stalwarts Immolation.
Currently on the road in North America, grindcore masters Napalm Death have released a new live/tour video for the track "Everyday Pox", which can now be viewed below. You can find "Everyday Pox" on the band's latest album Utilitarian, out since February through Century Media.
Metal brethren, we'll make this as quick and painless as blunt force trauma: speed metal punks Municipal Waste have teamed up with grindcore legends Napalm Death for a co-headlining North American fall tour that will make fans around the world chew their arms off in envy!
"The Wolf I Feed", the brand new video from grindcore legends Napalm Death has premiered exclusively at this location. Alternatively, you can view it below. The video was shot by Tim Fox (Tesseract, Skindred). The song is taken from their latest output Utilitarian, out since February via Century Media.
"Analysis Paralysis", the new video from UK grindcore legends Napalm Death, can be viewed at this location. The clip was shot and edited by the band's own guitarist Mitch Harris.
"Analysis Paralysis" comes off the band's new album, Utilitarian, which was released on February 27 in Europe and February 28 in North America via Century Media Records. Also Utilitarian is available for streaming in its entirety at CMDistro.de.
UK grindcore legends Napalm Death have unveiled a new track entitled "Leper Colony" off their upcoming album Utilitarian. The album will be out on February 27th (one day later in the US) through Century Media Records. More album details here.
"Leper Colony" is currently streaming at this location and also here.
Leaders of the extreme, genre founders and one of the hardest working/touring bands out there, legendary Napalm Death, are currently giving the final touch to their 14th studio album (excluding the cover album Leaders Not Followers). The new piece of brutality is named Utilitarian and hits stores on February 27th (USA February 28th) 2012, via the band's long time partner Century Media Records. The cover artwork perfectly fits the album theme and was done by the Danish artist Frode Sylthe, who also signed responsible for The Haunted's amazing Revolver artwork.
Singer Mark "Barney" Greenway explains about the album title and concept: "After some deliberation, we have decided on Utilitarian as the album title. We generally try to avoid generic titles, and this seemed to have a lot of scope to it. I won't explain the full meaning of Utilitarianism here because it's an ethical theory, and as ethical theories go, the depth and debate around it is quite heavy at times. It has a certain "morality" aspect to it and that isn't something that drives me, so I also certainly have issues with it. So, rather than just nail that straight to the mast, of course we wanted to put our own spin on it by suggesting that those (i.e. the utilitarian in us, perhaps) who try to challenge everything, or fight against conventions, well, we go through periods of real self-doubt where we wonder if we're really making a difference. I suppose the conclusion is that, for the sake of all our freedoms, you should never stop, as even the feeling of resistance is at least a signal to those who would like to entirely control and dominate us - meaning everything from our instinctive behavior to our human entitlement to walk the earth unprovoked. Regarding the album overall, the final creases should be ironed out fairly soon, and immediately after that we thought it would be good to top it off with a few UK dates. We've been playing one new song ("Quarantined") out on a tour of Canada and it's been well received, so we hope to perhaps throw in another one for now. Either way, we'll be bouncing off the walls again near you very soon. Cheers all."
British grindcore pioneers Napalm Death have re-signed with Century Media Records. The band's as-yet-untitled 14th studio album was recorded earlier this year at Parlour Studio in Kettering, U.K. with longtime producer Russ Russell and is scheduled for release in early 2012.