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Napalm Death reveal frenetic “Standardization” video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 7:30 PM (PST)

Grindcore legends Napalm Death released Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs recently, a collection of rarities that is as good as most of their records and earned a very high review from yours truly. We should thank our lucky stars that the band remain so high up in the ranks of important acts to this day, a standard-bearing group if ever there was one for how much metal can mean in a day and age when many heroes let us down. The perfect trustworthy go to band for headbangers hoping to survive dystopian times.

“Standardization” is positively ferocious and the video imparts a severe sense of frantic rage struggling to be so fierce that it is actually heard, cutting through and above the racket of the apathetic mental smog of society. It is all I could ask for from the band. Check it out below.

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In a time when the world (or at least America) seems to have gone full throttle casting a shadow of STUPID across the face of the globe, it is reassuring to know a metal institution like mighty UK grind legends Napalm Death are as unstoppable and resonant as ever. Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs is a compilation of sold out split EP and Japanese bonus tracks, but it feels as potent and needed as any of their skull crushing political diatribes aka full lengths.

From the mid tempo barrage of “It Failed To Explode” from the Utilitarian sessions to the cinematic experimental unease of the almost Fantomas sounding  “Oxygen Of Duplicity” fittingly from a split with the grunge godfathers The Melvins to the 2:27 perfection of “Critical Gluttonous Mass” from the lazy consumer skewering  Apex Predator – Easy Meat time frame, any of these could have held down a place on the records they didn’t make it on and been just fine. There is literally no quality difference, it all rages. Barney, Shane and the boys bleed for this stuff and deliver 100% like nobody’s business – but you probably knew that already if you are reading it. “Aim Without An Aim” is especially unhinged, Barney’s vocals sounding downright demonic even for him.

Napalm Death, you know what you get. Classic sounding riffs that nonetheless push to further the grind into the future, scorched Earth rage channeled through meaningful progressive topics, a contempt for apathy, pulverizing rhythm section madness, dissonance and destruction.

As bassist Shane Embury recently said in regards to the compilation ,”…We have written so many tracks and the years go by so quick that you forget just how fucking great these songs are!” 

I gotta agree with the guy. There is not a dud in the bunch, despite the piecemeal approach of a compilation. 2CD, 2LP’s of top shelf grind and extreme metal. You’ve even got a mean Despair cover, a Sacrilege cover and some other goodies. Plus you get titles that are pretty much as metal sounding as you can get this side of Carcass. I mean “Omnipresent Knife In Your Back”? C’mon! That’s rad.

Cheers to the band for remaining in the fight and on the front lines of extreme music and activism for so long. People need to see that kind of passion as a rebuttal to apathy. Such respect for this band.

Napalm Death release “Oh So Pseudo” single

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 1:49 AM (PST)

British extreme metallers Napalm Death have released their first single, “Oh So Pseudo,” off of their upcoming compilation album Coded Smears and More Uncommon Slurs.

The album is due out March 30 via Century Media Records.

This is a compilation of “rarities and covers,” according to bassist Shane Embury:

“We are very thrilled to be finally releasing this compilation of rarities and covers from the past 10 years. Napalm Death is a band that gives 100% when writing a song, so the songs included on this comp were saved originally for split EP’s now sold out or vinyl editions of our albums or to become Japanese bonus tracks. When I was compiling the track-listing I was struck by how exciting again these tunes are to me. I had actually forgotten some of them, haha! We have written so many tracks and the years go by so quick that you forget just how fucking great these songs are! We will most certainly be blasting a few of these out live on our upcoming shows…Cheers and see you on the road!”

You can check out “Oh So Pseudo,” the tracklist for Coded Smears and More Uncommon Slurs and Napalm Death tour dates here.

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Barney Greenway performs with Sick Of It All

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7:59 PM (PST)

Hardcore idols Sick Of It All have posted a clip of the band performing a stone cold classic “My Life” from Blood, Sweat and No Tears in Tokyo with Barney from fuckin’ Napalm Death on vocals! The crowd is of course loving it. Good times and just what the doctor ordered to cheer you up after a week of deaths in the metal scene.

Posted by Sick Of It All on Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Napalm Death announce US festival and European tour dates

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 4:39 PM (PST)

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British grindcore godfathers Napalm Death are preparing to be on the road this summer.

Napalm Death are touring to promote their 15 album Apex Predator – Easy Meat.

Bassist Shane Embury had this to say about the upcoming tour:

We had an awesome time down in Australia & New Zealand with our old friends Carcass! A lot of history between us as everyone probably knows and the crowds were very appreciative with most of the shows sold out. And what a great line up, also with Extortion opening…a truly awesome band from Australia. All in all a killer tour and I almost got Bill Steer up onstage for a few of the old songs, but we never quite managed it with all of the crazy traveling and early flights. But one day soon though, I tell you…Cheers!

Check out the Napalm Death tour dates here.

Make sure to check back for details on an upcoming Napalm Death 7″ split EP.

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IMG_0072Through Space and Grind features a slew of bands hell bent to kick the shit out of you and the other thousand plus metal denizens of your city. Get there early to see all the show. Black Crown Initiate opened, followed by Ringworm, who were only on the tour for a brief moment. There’s a rotating support slot, like a professor of the dark arts. Iron Reagan and Exhumed played well rounded sets. From headliners Voivod and Napalm Death, we saw true vitality in the 21st century. This tour package is absolutely astonishing. Every metal fan, of any age, should go see this tour.

 

Click here for photos and the full review.

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Napalm Death stream the unhinged as ever “Cesspits”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 1:42 PM (PST)

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Damn, Barney Greenway”s vocals sound like Melvins/Grindcore on this song, just insane grind screams we know and love him for plus some stylized kind of bellowing. It’s pure Napalm Death insanity as only they can bring, streaming now at Decibel HERE.

“Sometimes you have to ponder long and hard for an album title, but following the Rana Plaza disaster of last year (collapse of a textile sweatshop building in Bangladesh), it spurred me on to try and craft an exposé of slave labor in the modern world (and the surrounding conditions propping it up),” said Greenway.

Utilitarian, though a recent release, was one of the strongest of Napalm’s career, and if “Cesspits” is any indication they are still on a roll for the forthcoming Apex Predator – Easy Meat next year.

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Napalm Death announce Roadburn Festival EP; Cardiacs cover

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 2:31 PM (PST)

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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.

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Cannibal Corpse and Napalm Death confirmed for Decibel Magazine 2013 tour

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 6:39 PM (PST)

Still high on the success of 2012’s tour, Decibel Magazine has announce bands, venues, and dates for their 2013 tour.  Decibel has confirmed Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Immolation, Cretin, Beyond Creation, and Magrudergrind.

You can find a list of dates, venues, and a quote or two from the bands right here.

According to Decibel:

While occultism permeated last spring’s inaugural dB tour-featuring exclusively European headliners in Behemoth, Watain, the Devil’s Blood and In Solitude-we looked (mostly) to North America for this year’s unholy assemblage.

Besides Napalm Death of course…

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Metal Riot Exclusive: Interview with Mark “Barney” Greenway of Napalm Death

Posted by SeanB on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 11:45 AM (PST)

A couple of our crack reporters here at Metal Riot recently braved Hurricane Sandy to get a chance to sit down with legendary Napalm Death frontman Barney Greenway and discuss everything from politics and religion, right down to washing up.  They are currently touring with Municipal Waste, Exhumed, and Vektor.  For a full review of the show you can click here.  Otherwise you can continue on and check out the interview by clicking here.

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Video: Napalm Death – Everyday Pox

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 9:23 AM (PST)

UK grindcore staples Napalm Death have released a video for the song “Everyday Pox” off of their recently released album Utilitarian. The album was the bands fifteenth studio album and was released via Century Media.

Click here to see the video and upcoming tour dates.

Napalm Death is currently on tour in support of Utilitarian with Exhumed and Municipal Waste. I highly recommend getting to this show if it comes anywhere near you. Check out a review here.

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Show Review: Municipal Waste, Napalm Death and Exhumed

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 11:19 AM (PST)

So when you read this interview understand that I am a little bias. When I saw the details for this tour all those months ago I shed tears, tears of blood. Napalm Death are legends and although I have seen them before it was never in a venue this small. I know there are the people out there who talk about it not being the “original” lineup but for as long as I have been a fan this has been the lineup, except for Barney’s brief stint in Extreme Noise Terror, and as far as I am concerned if you are under 45 years old, shut the fuck up.  To boot Municipal Waste are thrash warriors of unparalleled talent and  Exhumed name might not have been as large as Napalm Death or Municipal Waste’s on the flyer but I still love the shit out of that band.

For the full review click here.

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Earache Records Releases Free Best Of Album To Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM (PST)

To commemorate 25 years of excellence in metal Earache Records has put together a 25 song “best-of” album featuring all their best bands from the last 25 years.  The best part of all though…it’s up for free download right now!

Click here to find the album and download it.

Earache has included bands such as Napalm Death, Morbid Angel, Entombed, At The Gates, Deicide, Terrorizer and a whole bunch more on this compilation.  So hurry up and download it so you don’t miss your chance to get all the songs for free!

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Everyone’s favorite leaders of the extreme Napalm Death have announced a co-headlining North American tour with everyone’s favorite crossover thrash party animals Municipal Waste.  Both are touring in support of their recently released albums Utilitarian and The Fatal Feast, respectively.  This promises to be a tour to remember, so get tickets ASAP!

You can click here to check out dates, venues, and their badass tour poster.

Coming along for the ride will be death metal legends Exhumed, who will be at most of the dates, along with Vektor, Dayglo Abortions, Attitude Adjustment, and Speedwolf on select dates.  Oh yeah, did we mention that Dwarves (the band, not little people) will be playing a show with them in California???  I’ve never had a desire to live on the West Coast, but that all just changed.

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Video: Napalm Death- “The Wolf I Feed”

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 9:39 AM (PST)

UK grindcore legends Napalm Death have released the official video for “The Wolf I Feed” off of their 2012 release Utilitarian via Century Media. Utilitarian was a follow up to the bands 2009 album Time Waits for No Slave. You can watch the video here.

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