29th November 2013NAPALM DEATH & KEITH HARRISON’s live performance collaboration is taking place on Friday 29 November! 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.
A groundbreaking project which sold out in less than 12 hours will see the band come together with ceramicist Keith Harrison, to depict and destroy a custom built installation during a one off live performance. Now rehoused in a grander setting expect no limitations imposed upon what will no doubt be one of the most important events of the day/week/month/year/decade.
This event will be streamed LIVE from 7pm (UK time) / 20:00 CET on!
The band will play a special live set through an experimental sculptural sound system constructed by Harrison. The structures will potentially disintegrate as the performance progresses.
Keith Harrison, V&A Ceramics Resident: “My interest in Napalm Death started in the late eighties when as a teenager in Birmingham I would listen to John Peel’s evening radio show when they would appear out of nowhere in jaw dropping fashion, sometimes for no more than a few seconds.
The raw, uncompromising energy of Napalm Death will be used to activate a set of three specially created ceramic sound systems based on the group of vivid blue and yellow tiled tower blocks on the Bustleholme Mill estate, West Bromwich where I was born.”
Mark “Barney” Greenway, vocalist of Napalm Death:
"Sound as a weapon - or a weapon of change - is a very interesting concept and I think that the whole process of our sound gradually degrading clay sculptures is captivating. The noise element of music should never be understated and this event ar De La Warr Pavilion will hopefully demonstrate that music can do interesting things beyond the realms of clipped production techniques. On a personal level, particularly of interest to me is the fact that the sculptor Keith grew up around the very same area as me in Great Barr, Birmingham, and basing his sculptures around the tower blocks in that area brings back a lot of quirky memories mixed with the impressions of shameful deprivation in some of those places."
Bustleholme is a challenging and exciting proposition, a bringing together of artists operating at the outer limits of their respective genres to create a unique happening that pushes the boundaries of artistic expression.”
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19th August 2013The vinyl re-releases are finaly available in a noble gatefold and printed innersleeve. Coloured vinyl (solid red-silver) is limited to 333 copies worldwide only and picture vinyl is limited to 500 copies worldwide only. Both partially refined with metallic silver print.
12th March, 2013NAPALM DEATH – announce special one-off performance with artist Keith Harrison at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London on March 22, 2013!
Extreme metal and art – two worlds apart? Not for legendary grindcore outfit NAPALM DEATH who will collaborate with ceramic artist Keith Harrison in a one-off performance at the renowned V&A in London on March 22, 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.
Mark “Barney” Greenway, vocalist of NAPALM DEATH states:
"Sound as a weapon - or a weapon of change - is a very interesting concept and I think that the whole process of our sound gradually degrading clay sculptures is captivating. The noise element of music should never be understated and this exhibition at the V&A will hopefully demonstrate that music can do interesting things beyond the realms of clipped production techniques. On a personal level, particularly of interest to me is the fact that the sculptor Keith grew up around the very same area as me in Great Barr, Birmingham, and basing his sculptures around the tower blocks in that area brings back a lot of quirky memories mixed with the impressions of shameful deprivation in some of those places."
Keith Harrison, V&A Ceramics Resident comments:
“My interest in NAPALM DEATH started in the late eighties when as a teenager in Birmingham I would listen to John Peel’s evening radio show when they would appear out of nowhere in jaw dropping fashion, sometimes for no more than a few seconds.
The raw, uncompromising energy of NAPALM DEATH will be used to activate a set of three specially created ceramic sound systems based on the group of vivid blue and yellow tiled tower blocks on the Bustleholm Mill estate, West Bromwich where I was born. I wanted to invite NAPALM DEATH to collaborate with me for this live performance at the Museum for the last of a series of Disruptions I have worked on throughout my residency.”
Ruth Lloyd, V&A Residency Co-ordinator adds:
“The V&A Residency Programme is public facing and aims to represent a wide range of audiences through artist led activities at the Museum. Past residents have staged events aimed at communities interested in poetry, sound art, architecture, design and contemporary craft. Harrison has led the V&A in developing a series of events aimed at heavy metal music and its fans.”
Tickets are free, but limited.
To book, visit the V&A website – www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/2399/date/20130322
Or call the Bookings Office on +44 (0)20 7942 2211
Tickets for this performance must be collected in person from the V&A on 22 March; 15.00 – 18.30 Tickets not collected will become available as returns.
More info about Keith Harrison and this very special event can be found at:
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is the world’s greatest museum of art and design.
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13th December, 2012No single band sums up the spirit of OBSCENE EXTREME more than Birmingham, England's genre-defying grindcore powerhouse.
Having dabbled with death metal, noisecore and even abrasive industrial across their incredible 33-year career, they prove more than any other band just how open we are to change, so long as it comes from that raw, diseased open wound we call a heart. And 2012's 'UTILITARIAN', like its predecessor 2009's 'TIME WAITS FOR NO SLAVE', continues to experiment with their many influences from DISCHARGE to KILLING JOKE pulling them apart and putting them back together to form a punishing new creation, all new, all grindcore!!!
Coming back to Mexico after four long years, prepare to go from enslavement to absolute obliteration in the pit of OBSCENE EXTREME AMERICA 2013
3rd October, 2012Brummie grind legends Napalm Death will be releasing a split with oddballs The Melvins. Bassist Shane Embury commented: "We recently released a split with Converge and we’d love to do more of that kind of thing. It’s a great chance to work with bands we admire, and to play shows with some different people."
The split will include Napalm covering art rockers The Cardiacs. Continues Embury: "I’ve finally been able to do a cover of my favourite band, The Cardiacs. It’s a real old one called ‘To Go Off And Things’ from 'The Seaside'. I’m being a bit fussy with it as it’s a labour of love, but it’s sounding pretty crazy. I want to put it out as a download too, to try and raise some money for Tim Smith, who’s very ill at the moment. It breaks up the cycle of doing albums. We all want to get back to a bit of the vinyl thing we loved back in the day, and it gives us an opportunity to do something a bit more different."
Watch this space for more news as it comes!
17th September, 2012"MK Ondergrond" (meaning "Underground" in Afrikaans) conducted an interview with vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway of British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH at this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which took place August 2-4 in Wacken, Germany. You can watch the chat below (Note: The intro is in Afrikaans, but the interview was conducted in English).
"MK Ondergrond" is South Africa's first dedicated underground music variety show, hosted by a macabre crew of animated characters, featuring band interviews, video reviews, gig guides and the best in local and international underground music videos.
NAPALM DEATH's latest album, "Utilitarian" sold around 2,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD debuted at No. 14 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
NAPALM DEATH's previous album, 2009's "Time Waits For No Slave", opened with around 1,800 units to land at No. 19 on the Heatseekers chart.
"Utilitarian" was released on February 27 in Europe and February 28 in North America via the band's longtime partner, Century Media Records. The cover artwork (see below) perfectly fits the album's theme and was created by the Danish artist Frode Sylthe, who is also responsible for THE HAUNTED's "rEVOLVEr" artwork.
21st August, 2012
The split is finaly available in these colors:
- Fluorescent Pink vinyl
- Fluorescent Yellow vinyl
- "Vinyl Bong" Random colors of vinyl (DW Estore Color)
- Gold vinyl (Deathwish Direct Retail/Distro Color, these are available from distress and retailers worldwide listed below)
CONVERGE & NAPALM DEATH Split 7"EP Stockists.
Buy the release from these great distros/retailers listed below.
1234 Go! Records
Beaumont Film and Record
Bridge 9 Records
Divine Mother Recordings
Dog Knight Productions
Give Praise Records
In Vinyl We Trust
Indie Merch Store
Long Legs Long Arms Distribution
Mass Media Records
Monstern Music & Movies
No Sleep Records
Power It Up Records
Puke N Vomit Records
The Record Exchange
Record Shop Base
Rotten To The Core Records
Shop Radio Cast
Toys Of Disharmony
Useless Pride Records
War On Music
Wax Deli Distro
11th July, 2012
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7th July, 2012
The leaders of the extreme and one of the most down to earth bands on this planet, NAPALM DEATH, recently released their latest offer “Utilitarian”. Music press hailed “Utilitarian” as masterpiece and one of the best NAPALM DEATH albums in the band history.
Now the band presents, in cooperation with ROCK HARD magazine (GER), a new video clip on the song “The Wolf I Feed”. The video was shot by Tim Fox (Tesseract, Skindread) and incorporates perfectly the meaning of the song. Singer Mark “Barney” Greenway explains the story behind “The Wolf I Feed”: “This is one of Mitch’s lyrics. It is about Armageddon ideology and the way this is used to drive populations sensitive towards religious dogma. When they can fear ‘The Great Satan’, that is of course a very powerful tool. It can be used to propagate everything from racial suspicion and superiority, to wars based around the dogmatic quest for moral purification.”
6th July, 2012
In exactly 150 days from today you can depart on a trip to the undead on board the BARGE TO HELL, The World's Most Extreme Metal Cruise.
The following 26 out of 40 bands have been announced: ARTILLERY, AT THE GATES, BEHEMOTH, BELPHEGOR, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, ENSLAVED, HACKNEYED, HOLY MOSES, HYPOCRISY, KAMPFAR, KRISIUN, LOUDBLAST, MOONSPELL, MORGOTH, MUNICIPAL WASTE, NAPALM DEATH, PARADISE LOST, POSSESSED, ROTTING CHRIST, SACRED REICH, SANCTUARY, SEPULTURA, SIX FEET UNDER, SODOM, SOILWORK, SOLSTAFIR.
Don't wait until it's too late! Take advantage of the convenient payment plan and pay in 4 easy monthly installments.
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19th June, 2012
20th May, 2012
Barge To Hell 2012
Vancouver, BC / Miami, FL / Hanover, Germany – May 3, 2012
You will enjoy your very own Napalm Death not only once, but twice!!!
Barge To Hell is The World's Most Extreme Metal Cruise, where you get 4 nights of unrestricted festival access to all the stages with no assigned seating or set dinner times. Because they want to make sure you can enjoy your very own Napalm Death not only once, but twice!!!
Are you not in the mood for a quiet holiday season? Then consider this: On December 3rd, 40 of the most extreme Metal Bands and 2,000 headbangers from around the world will go to the Caribbean to take over a luxury cruise ship for a 5 day and 4 night trip to the undead! For the entire trip it's like everyone has a backstage pass and you can mingle side-by-side with the Artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison.
See each of the 40 bands play two live shows on two different days. That's 80 shows with unrestricted festival access to the three stages, each with it's own unique atmosphere:
- The luxurious "A Chorus Line" theater where they spare no expense to have the benches removed on the floor. Because at a Metal show, who actually wants assigned seating in front of the stage?
- The cozy "Spectrum" that gives you the real club feeling.
- And their jewel: The open air stage on the pool deck. The biggest festival stage to sail the Oceans.
You can also get all your memorabilia signed at the Meet & Greet sessions. Be part of their infamous Metal Karaoke and many other special activities with the Artists. And last, but not least: Don't forget that they have bars on board that never close! What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done.
Barge To Hell: The World's Most Extreme Metal Cruise!
Public sales have started and are in full swing. Some cabin categories are already sold out so don't delay! Book now at www.bargetohell.com before it is too late! Of the 40 bands on board, 23 have been announced:
At The Gates
Six Feet Under
Barge To Hell will sail Monday, December 3, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and will not return you to the real world for five days until Friday, December 7, 2012.
Ticket prices start at US $666 plus US $289 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and even 24 hour room service!
What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done! Check out www.bargetohell.com for more information.
14th May, 2012
Legendary bands Converge and Napalm Death have come together for a split release, bridging the worlds of personal and politically driven extreme music.
Recorded as part of their new album sessions, Converge offer up the blazing new song "No Light Escapes". Already a staple of their live set, this whirlwind of an emotional charged song is a soon to be a discordant hardcore/metal anthem for the band. Also on the release, Converge offer a "We Are The World" styled rendition of the influential Entombed classic "Wolverine Blues". Joining them in tribute is a number of friends including Tomas Lindberg (Disfear, At The Gates, Lock Up), Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, Split Cranium), Kevin Baker (APMD, The Hope Conspiracy), Brian Izzi (Trap Them), and more. A new Converge album will surface later in 2012 on Epitaph/Deathwish.
On the flip side, metal pioneers Napalm Death offer up two new aural monsters. First, "Will By Mouth" erupts in classic grind fashion. A buzz of brutal guitars and a crushing blast beat lay a foundation for Barney Greenway's vicious vocal attack. All of it uniquely bleeding together to paint a vivid picture of social unrest. Also on the release, Napalm Death offer the slower and textural new song "No Impediment To Triumph (Bhopal)". A deeply resonant number that lyrically sheds light on the horrific Bhopal Gas Tragedy of 1984. Without question, "No Impediment…" is truly a powerful and poignant moment for this legendary band.
Split 7" EP will be self released by Converge and Napalm Death, exclusively Distributed by Deathwish Direct.
20th April, 2012
Mark Rudolph, who draws stuff for bands and magazines, did recently his interpretation of Napalm Death’s From Enslavement to Obliteration for an art show.
It’s 12x12” and all done with a brush and crow quill. He has done work for Decibel mmagazine, Relapse records, MEtal Hammer, Coalesce and Marvel Entertainment among others.
6th March, 2012
Rules of Death Match
Two bands fight to the death each week. The triumphant band goes on to compete in the next Death Match. If a band wins four straight Death Matches, its song will be honored as immortal in the Loudwire Death Match Hall of Fame. VOTE HERE!
27th February, 2012
Finally, today the new fabulous album “Utilitarian” from the kings of Grindcore, NAPALM DEATH, hits the shelves all around Europe! If you more the online shopping type of guy, head over to our in-house web shop, listen exclusively to the entire new album and buy it if you like it: www.cmdistro.de
NOTE: The white vinyl is exclusively available on www.cmdistro.de!
Make sure to watch the below trailer to learn everything about all the different formats “Utilitarian” will be released on: this link
Press comments on “Utilitarian”:
“Napalm Death, 30 years on, are still relevant and still essential” ALBUM OF THE MONTH - Terrorizer (UK)
"Not only a band that has a lot of things to say...a band that still has a lot of things to play! (...) Their best output in years." ALBUM OF THE MONTH - ROCK HARD (FR)
“The Kings Of Grindcore are back! NAPALM DEATH have been, are and will be the benchmark in quality metal. Brutal!” - METAL HAMMER (GER)
"The power of this record lives in the quality of the music, but most of all, in its message" - El País (ES)
84/100 Aardschok (NL)
"Four decades of machine-gunning sacred cows and hypocrites; NAPALM remain on target." - DECIBEL MAGAZINE (US)
"After a few spins, you'll remember every brutal piece of this grind buffet. There is, after all, only one NAPALM DEATH." - SLUG MAGAZINE (US)
24th February, 2012CM DISTRO Europe is now streaming the entire new album "Utilitarian" - head over to this link. In addition to the stream you get 10% off the entire Napalm Death catalogue until Feb. 28th.
15th February, 2012SCUM, the classic 1987 debut album from grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH, is due to be re-released on limited edition redux CD and coloured vinyl LP on March 5th.
To celebrate 25 years since the release of the most influential grindcore album ever made, SCUM has been remastered especially for this release from the original tapes with C (FDR), allowing the music's nuances to shine through and giving the whole album a more ferocious and dynamic sound than ever before, and enabling the listener to immerse in the full audio chaos like never before.
Original NAPALM DEATH guitarist and founding member MICK HARRIS states: "It sounds wicked - that record still holds up today and I'm proud I was part of it."
The limited edition SCUM CD comes housed in a digipak sleeve and includes the previously unreleased rough mix of the entire album as a bonus, complete with original ad libs and intros from the studio and an alternate version of the title track. The collector's LP version is available in the following quantities and colours:
100 - Lime Green, 200 - Lilac, 300 - Magenta, 800 - Black & White.
10th February, 2012
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26th January, 2012
More content will be added to the Occupy Napalm Facebook tab soon, so check back often for updates from the band!
NAPALM DEATH recently released a new single, “Leper Colony”, which can be heard HERE. The complete track-listing for “Utilitarian” is below.
2. Errors In The Signals
3. Everyday Pox
4. Protection Racket
5. The Wolf I Feed
7. Fall On Their Swords
8. Collision Course
9. Orders Of Magnitude
10. Think Tank Trials
11. Blank Look About Face
12. Leper Colony
13. Nom De Guerre
14. Analysis Paralysis
15. Opposite Repellent
16. A Gag Reflex
17. Aim Without An Aim *BONUS*
18. Everything In Mono *BONUS*
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28th May, 2011Barney comments on his guest appearance: "Foxy really knows his musical onions and when he had some parts for me to do, I knew it was going to be a gas. The main part had a Discharge-y feel to it, so I was sold on that instantly. Went in, shouted, went home. No fucking about. Good stuff."
16th May, 2011
Here is the first sneak preview of the new Napalm Death album! See Shane Embury recording his bass tracks to this manic riff!
5th May, 2011NAPALM DEATH have entered Parlour Studio in Kettering, U.K. with longtime producer Russ Russell to begin recording their 14th album for a tentative October release via Century Media Records.
"Legacy Was Yesterday"
(Music: Shane Embury / Lyrics: Shane Embury / Mark "Barney" Greenway)
Sealed maze of confusion
The mind is perplexed
Faith in the life you choose
A stake in being yourself
Who else can you be?
What else can you be?
True to yourself and forge ahead
And deal with the fucking consequences
By turns we are bemused
We will be stretched taut and ordered
Give a thousand apologies
Trying to work through the guilt
Lashed down to this legacy that was yesterday
Old friend, you’re reviving the pettiness of all the worst memories
From minefield of childhood
to melting pot of frailty
Didn't we grow up?
Or did we just grow apart?
Always looking back - why be so afraid?
Be True to yourself and forge ahead
By turns we are bemused
We will be stretched taut and ordered
Give a thousand apologies
Trying to work through the guilt
Tripping through this legacy that was yesterday
Old friend, you’re reviving the pettiness of all the worst memories
Persisting in this legacy that was yesterday
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