Band Photo: Napalm Death (?)
From: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active
Napalm Death Interviews and Features
Below are our features and interviews with Napalm Death.
Shane Embury (bass), Mitch Harris (guitars), Danny Herrera (drums) and Mark “Barney” Greenway have led the field of grindcore for over two decades. Now that we’re approaching the midway point through the teens of the 2000s, the band is showing no signs of slowing down. In early 2015, the group will release its follow up to “Utilitarian.”
Napalm Death was in Austin, Texas for the Housecore Horror Film Festival. They headlined the outdoor stage at Midway. Before the fathers of grind took the stage, front man Barney Greenway talked to us about this new recording. While some of the details such as the title of their album has been released to the public—they’re calling the album “Apex Predator-Easy Meat,” there are other details about the direction of their songs and Greenway delves deeper into the topic of the album. More...
Since 2006, Fun Fun Fun Fest (FFF) has given the people of Austin, Texas a reason to cheer, laugh, sing, dance, mosh and play air guitar. While not as prolific as ACL (Austin City Limits) or as expansive as SXSW, which covers most of the city, Fun Fun Fun Fest is unique in the entertainment it offers.
Although every year presents plenty of heavy acts, Napalm Death, Tomahawk, Municipal Waste and Pallbearer are scheduled on this year's Black Stage on November 2-4, there are times when distorted guitars are absent. These moments are best served taking in a comedian’s act, riding a mechanical bull, playing video games or simply discovering a new band. Metal heads with wrist bands in need of further straining their neck tendons can attend a FFF Nites show for free and throw their horns to bands such as Brutal Truth.
Last year’s installment brought in Danzig, Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, Eyehategod and many other loud and extreme artists. Danzig’s set was dubbed “Danzig Legacy” because he performed shorts sets of all of his bands—Danzig, Samhain and Misfits. However, the festival was forced to cut his set short soon after launching into the Misfit’s segment. His reaction caused FFF co-owner Graham Williams to blog about the fiasco, which went viral on the Internet.
Since our article containing William's comments on working with Danzig became Metal Underground.com's most read article of the year, we figure we should ask Williams a few questions concerning this debacle. Additionally, he commented on the history of FFF, his criteria for booking artists, this year’s big surprises and what artists he hopes to secure for future festivals. More...
Britain's Napalm Death, one of the world's seminal acts in grindcore, death metal, and extreme music writ large, are set to release their fifteenth studio album "Utilitarian" late next month via Century Media. Phoning me from his Birmingham home, gruff (and outspoken) vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway joined Metal Underground for a refreshingly candid chat to discuss just that. Here's what took place: More...
You can't go wrong with a lineup like this! Shane Embury of Napalm Death on bass, Silenoz from Dimmu Borgir and Jadar of Old Man's Child on guitars, Tony Laureano from Dimmu Borgir, Malevolent Creation, Nile, and Nachtmystium to name a few on drums, and Marc Grewe of Morgoth on vocals. Although the members span the globe and have extremely full schedules, they managed to get together to record their debut album "Shadowcast" that is straight up old school death metal. I got to speak with Marc Grewe while he was still on vacation to talk about "Shadowcast," possible touring, and the awesome story about how this supergroup got together. More...
I don't feel particularly special, I just feel really lucky. – Justin Broadrick
Final. Napalm Death. Godflesh. Jesu. Starting his music career at the age of 11, releasing his own demo for Final, signing up with Napalm Death in 1985, forming Godflesh in 1988, and Jesu in 2003, Justin Broadrick has had his hands in the metal scene, being a member of some of the most influential groups to grindcore, industrial metal, post-metal, and alternative metal. Turning down offers to join Faith No More and Danzig and producing for Pantera, Isis, Pelican, Earth, Knut, Justin Broadrick has earned the respect of musicians and fans alike. With the much anticipated release of "Why Are We Not Perfect" off of HydraHead this week, Justin Broadrick has once again proven that he can test the waters, push the limits, and continue to evolve. More...