After a busy year with intense studio sessions as well as incessant international touring activities, UK Grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH have checked in with an update in regards to their much anticipated next album release. Vocalist Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway had the following to say:
“When we say that we’ve been working on the album recording for nearly a year, people might be thinking that this all sounds a bit too extravagant for Grindcore-type behaviour. The full story is though that we’ve been recording it in segments to try and achieve varying types of sonic assault. There is a belief in certain quarters that you can only do so much with our particularly noisy strain of music. We think otherwise, so as well as a few stylistic quirks on the album (that are sometimes happy accidents), generally it’s rawer, perhaps a little looser and of course always dense, nasty and, hopefully, invigorating too. Certainly not more polished – yuk!
Russ Russell helped us to give lots of people headaches down the years. He doesn’t mind us adopting certain, erm, techniques with studio equipment that most producer-engineers would find somewhat distasteful. So back we went again with Russ to Parlour Studios in the comparatively serene surroundings of Northamptonshire to do damage. There’s possibly some of the fastest and spazziest stuff we’ve ever done and, on the other end of the scale, some of the weirdest, most oppressive and adventurous no-wave-type stuff too.
Some song titles for you to chew on: “Copulating Snakes”, “Dear Slum Landlord” (aired at Roadburn 2014), “What is Past Is Prologue”, “Stunt Your Growth”. We’re nearly finished – we promise!”
Expect an early 2015 release for the band’s fifteenth studio LP effort by NAPALM DEATH, which succeeds 2012’s critically acclaimed UTILITARIAN album.
In the meantime, NAPALM DEATH continue their restless and relentless worldwide touring campaign, which includes a current tour of South America, appearances at Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Horrorfest and at Slipknot’s own Knotfest in the US, European dates (Together with Hatebreed, headlining or at festivals like Speedfest / NL and Metal Hammer Paradise / D), but also a tour of Japan together with Brutal Truth. Here is a list of all next live-dates that have already been announced for NAPALM DEATH. And there is more to come soon…
NAPALM DEATH – Live 2014:
Presented by Rage Wear, OX Fanzine, Slam Magazine & Fuze Mag.
10/3 – Bogota – Teatro Las Vegas (Colombia)
10/5 – Mexico City – Jose Cuervo Salon (Mexico)
10/25 – Austin – Housecore Horrorfest (USA) / http://
10/26 – San Bernadino – Knotfest 2014 (USA) / www.knotfest.com
11/7 – Wroclaw – Alibi (Poland)
11/8 – Chemnitz – Arena (Germany)+ Hatebreed
11/9 – Hannover – Capitol (Germany)+ Hatebreed
11/10 – Wiesbaden – Schlachthof (Germany)+ Hatebreed
11/11 – Genf – Le Usine (Switzerland)+ Hatebreed
11/12 – Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrig (Germany)+ Hatebreed & War Of Ages
11/13 – Bochum – Matrix (Germany) + Hatebreed & War Of Ages
11/14 – Oldenburg – Amadeus (Germany)
11/15 – Weissenhäuser Strand – Metal Hammer Paradise (Germany) /www.metal-hammer-
11/21 – Paris – Le Trabendo (France)
11/22 – Eindhoven – Speedfest (Netherlands) / www.speedfest.nl
11/26 – Tokyo – Liquidroom (Japan) + Brutal Truth
11/27 – Osaka – Club Quattro (Japan)+ Brutal Truth
11/28 – Nagoya – Electric Lady Land (Japan)+ Brutal Truth
11/30 – Tokyo – Earthdom (Japan) + Brutal Truth
NAPALM DEATH’s “Utilitarian” album video clips:
“Analysis Paralysis” (Official video): youtu.be/YWTz7730D7Y
“The Wolf I Feed” (Official video): youtu.be/el5ewJxBASo
“Everyday Pox” (Tour video): youtu.be/ZiNe6qDFZ4o
Check in with CM Distro for all available physical formats of recent NAPALM DEATH releases: www.cmdistro.de/Search?
NAPALM DEATH‘s cover version of “To Go Off And Things” by the Cardiacs is still available as charity download (Donate $1 or more at own choice!) here:
More details about the new NAPALM DEATH album will be announced very soon…