English grindcore godfathers Napalm Death have announced that they are releasing a cover of “To Go Off And Things” by the Cardiacs.
The Cardiacs driving force, Tim Smith, is the beneficiary of the money made from the downloads of “To Go Off And Things”.
Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury had this to say on the release of the song,
“Since I was blessed with being introduced to Cardiacs way back in 1986 they have been one of my favorite bands of all time! Getting to meet and become friends with Tim Smith, the musical genius behind it all, over the years was an added bonus. Tim always struck me as a person with a massive heart, who had a very pure and innocent view of the world in which we live in – something i totally related to, as the world can be a dark place – he radiated happiness. We shared many fun and elaborate conversations after CARDIACS shows in the early 90’s and I loved every minute of every conversation with him. I could go on and on for hours about how amazing his music is and the immense influence it has had on my life but suffice to say this cover of “To Go Off And Things” that we have recorded is in tribute to the brilliance that is Tim Smith – it is the least we can do for a man who has given us so much.
Tim has unfortunately been severely unwell for a few years now and we hope with this recording made available to everyone for download on our bandcamp site for only £1 (you can pay more if your heart so desires!) we can help raise some money to go towards Tim’s rehabilitation! We hope you like our version of the song and find it in your heart to donate something towards such a worthy cause…Thanks for taking the time to read this.”
Napalm Death are also preparing to release their Our Power Is Their Pain EP on April 10.
Check out Napalm Death tour dates, the “To Go Off And Things” cover and the Our Power Is Their Pain tracklisting here.
NAPALM DEATH – Live 2014:
Presented by Rage Wear, OX Fanzine, Slam Magazine & Fuze Mag.
10.04.2014 Tilburg (The Netherlands) – Roadburn Festival
11.04.2014 Pontoise (France) – Observatoire + Hammercult
12.04.2014 Creil (France) – Grange a Musique + Hammercult
13.04.2014 Nantes (France) – Ferrailleur + Hammercult
14.04.2014 Paris (France) – Fleche d’Or + Hammercult
15.04.2014 Lyon (France) – CCO + Hammercult
16.04.2014 Toulouse (France) – Le Metronom + Hammercult
17.04.2014 Angouleme (France) – La Nef + Hammercult
19.04.2014 Chaulnes (France) – Chaulnes Metal Fest
02.05.2014 Leeds (UK) – ‘Kin Hell Fest
09.05.2014 Le Havre (France) – Tetris
10.05.2014 Matignicourt (France) – Lezard’Os Metal Fest
11.05.2014 Dunkerque (France) – 4 Excluse
16.05.2014 New York (USA) – Knockdown Center * New show
18.05.2014 San Juan (Puerto Rico)- La Respuesta * New show
06.06.2014 Weinheim (Germany) – Café Central * New show
07.06.2014 Reichenbach (Germany) – Chronical Moshers Open Air * New show
09.06.2014 Graz (Austria) – P.P.C. * New show
14.06.2014 Protzen (Germany) – Protzen Open Air * New show
21.06.2014 Dokkum (The Netherlands) – Dokk’em Open Air Festival * New show
27.06.2014 Dessel (Belgium) – Graspop * New show
11.07.2014 Wegorzewo (Poland) – Seven Festival * New show
01.08.2014 München (Germany) – Free & Easy Festival * New show
02.08.2014 Marktredwitz (Germany) – Sticky Fingers Festival * New show
30.08.2014 Wörrstadt – NOAFestival (Germany)
09.08.2014 Schlotheim (Germany) – Party.San Open Air
Our Pain Is Their Power EP:
1. Persona Non Grata
2. Smear Campaign
3. Atheist Runt
2. Our Pain Is Their Powe
3. Weltschmerz (Extended Apocalyptic Power)