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New Napalm Death Coming in Early 2015!

  • Axl Rosenberg


Napalm Death vocalist Barney Greenway has issued the following update on behalf of the band:

“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!”

The press release goes on to state that fans can “expect an early 2015 release for the band’s fifteenth studio LP.” It’s October, which means early 2015 is basically, like, tomorrow, so we should be abusing our eardrums with new Napalm Death faster than you can say “You suffer but why?”

While we wait, here’s some fan-filmed footage of the Roadburn performance of the new song “Deat Slum Landlord” to which Mr. Greenway was referring…

…and here’s a video of copulating snakes, because after reading that song title, I realized I have no idea how snakes fuck, and you probably don’t, either. It’s pretty much just as creepy as everything else snakes do.

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