WHO WANTS AN UPDATE ON THE NEW NAPALM DEATH ALBUM?
The answer should be “everyone.” Each and every one of you should want an update on the new Napalm Death album. Why? Because they’re Napalm fucking Death, that’s why.
So you should head over to The Deciblog, where they have a brand new interview with bassist/awesome hair style Shane Embury, getting lots and lots of info on the latest offering from one of the greatest grind bands in history. The album is apparently “pretty much done,” which is great, but the really fascinating parts of the interviews are about the band’s working process. For example, here’s Embury on lyrics and vocals:
“[Vocalist Barney Greenway will] bring something to me and say, ‘Read that. What do you think?’ And I take a look at it and say that it’s fine. Mitch [Harrist, guitarist] has written a couple of songs on this album, I’ve wrote a couple—I usually write two sets of lyrics per record, that’s the most, I don’t want to push it. But Mitch has written a couple and has done vocals on a couple of songs; Mitch and Barney doing verses/choruses, and it’s pretty interesting because it’s got this kind of old-school Cryptic Slaughter vibe to it. Sometimes Barney will come to me with the lyrics and I’ll have to ask them what it’s about—sometimes I’ll get asked a question and I want to make sure [I know the answer].”
Which is pretty interesting.
Embury says that the group hopes to have the album “out before the end of this year,” but it’s not clear yet if that will actually happen or not. One way or the other… get excited.
Check out the rest of the interview at The Deciblog.