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Formed: 1981
From: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Napalm Death Explain NYC Show Cancellation

Napalm Death have posted the following message explaining why their show on Dec. 21st at the Knitting Factory in New York City was cancelled:

"hey guys,many,many apologies for the show being cancelled. basically acording to the kniting factory they had had a few shows in recent weeks which had resulted in people getting seriously hurt. because of these events they decided to cancell the next few weeks of hardcore/metal shows untill the recent events reach an outcome. so very sorry for that as we were looking forward to the show, hopefully we will be back over soon"

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Napalm Death Confirmed For France's Hellfeset

British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH have been confirmed for the Hellfest summer open-air 2007 festival, set to take place June 22-24 in Clisson, France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

1349
BLIND GUARDIAN
CANNIBAL CORPSE
EPHEL DUATH
HATEBREED
IMMORTAL
KICKBACK
MOHO
NAPALM DEATH
ORTHODOX
THERION

For more information, visit Hellfest.fr.

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Napalm Death Announce More Tour Dates

British inventors of grindcore, NAPALM DEATH, currently busy on their US headliner tour, are about to deliver another full dose of intense live shows in Europe early 2007. After a run of shows mainly in Scandinavia in January, NAPALM DEATH will then embark on the “No Mercy Festival Tour 2007” alongside Moonspell, Behemoth, Dew Scented and others.

NAPALM DEATH with Ox Fanzine, Slam & Allschools

10.01.2007 Roskilde(DK) @ Gimle
11.01.2007 Hassleholm (S) @ Markan
12.01.2007 Borlange (S) @ Bolanche
13.01.2007 Oslo (NO) @ Garage
14.01.2007 Stockholm (S) @ Debaser
16.01.2007 Helsinki (FI) @ Tavastia
17.01.2007 Turku (FI) @ Klubi
18.01.2007 Tampere (FI) @ tba
19.01.2007 Oulu (FI) @ Teatria
20.01.2007 Jyvaskyla (IS) @ Lutakko
21.01.2007 Tallinn (EE) @ Club Illusion
22.01.2007 Riga (LV) @ Melna Piektdiena Club
23.01.2007 Vilnius (LT) @ Mulen Ruzas Club
25.01.2007 Bucharest (RO) @ Preoteasa Club
26.01.2007 Sofia (BG) @ Hristo Botev
27.01.2007 Thessaloniki (GR) @ Mylos Apothiki
28.01.2007 Athens (GR) @ An Club More...

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Napalm Death Frontman On Songwriting And Touring

Australia's The Metal Forge recently conducted an interview with NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

On the group's songwriting process:

"We try not to be too relaxed when we're writing songs, because we feel that urgency and that on the edge sort of feeling can be helped by not giving ourselves too much time to come up with the material. I wouldn't want that kind of loose vibe that some other bands have. I would think that we would kind of get bored if we had to write an album that way. The momentum would be a little lacking I think. We like that pressure. At times I'll find myself at my computer tapping out lyrics with absolute ease, and other days I can have a complete mental block and find myself screaming the place down. But at the end of the day, that pressure to come up with stuff really works. I don't know why, but it just does. I guess we've just found our little way of making things work for us. This time around, we put ourselves under a little bit of pressure, as we always do, went in there and came up with whatever we came up with. There was no great master plan. We just came up with some songs, and recorded what we felt was good at the time. It was the same deal as always when it comes to making NAPALM DEATH albums. Only this time, I think everything came together perfectly."

On the new album's guest appearance by Anneke Van Giersbergen from Dutch progressive act THE GATHERING:

"Some bands might drag guests in for their album purely for the sake of having that someone sing on their album. But for us, we always do things in context. Jello Biafra (who appeared on 'The Great And The Good') was totally right for that track that he did. In fact, when you listen to the original guide vocal I did before Biafra did his thing, you can tell that he took the track to a whole other place. That's the whole point. If you're going to bring in another guest, they have to compliment the song, or add to the song rather than just sound the same. And for this album, Giersbergen's contributions to both 'Weltschmerz' and 'In Deference' were totally in context. Some people might say it's a bit fucking weird, but it's in context with what the song is actually about. You have to hear the song, because without hearing it, it does sound a little strange having someone like Giersbergen singing on a NAPALM DEATH track. I think both tracks sound very much like CELTIC FROST around the 'Morbid Tales' (1984) era. But then when you think of other bands in the past, like CRASS and CONFLICT, who always added female vocalists, it's not that strange. I always loved that, because it was in complete contrast to what the male vocalists were doing. I think it worked, because they complimented the songs really well. I've read what some people have already posted on some forums, but stuff like that is inevitable! (Laughs) They're saying things like, 'Ah! Operatic metal vocals! What are they doing?' Those people haven't heard that song yet. Once they hear it in context, they'll understand."

On touring:

"We're just about to dive in at the deep end, but it'll be fucking great. I'm dying to get out there and play some more shows. I love touring! (Laughs) Touring very much depends on your own feelings about yourself. Contrary to some romantic visions some have about touring or being in a band, it's a hard fucking slog. It really can be sometimes. You have to be ready to deal with that. Some people just aren't built to tour. When I say that, I don't mean the hedonistic side or the excessive side, because that's not NAPALM DEATH's about anyway. It's hard in the sense that you're away from home, there's no grounding and there's no personal touch about that nomadic life. You're either in a van or sharing a bus with a bunch of people just heading from place to place. You have to be equipped to deal with that. I am now, but I wasn't equipped for that for some time. Now, I'm really positive about life on the road. I like to make a positive out of anything. I'm looking forward to it, because I know that in the live sense, we're honed to a point now where we really fucking go for it. We're finding that we're really enjoying it now. It's great. We're even hoping to tour Australia this time around. It just hasn't worked out in the past, but hopefully that won't be a problem from this point on. We fucking need to be down there. It's been some ten years since we were last down there! (Laughs) We definitely make conscious efforts to make a tour work down there with our other tours (Regions such as Japan and Asia), so hopefully it'll be sooner rather than later."

Read the full article at The Metal Forge.

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Nightmare Before Xmas Fest Lineup Finalized

The folks behind the Death By Decibels: Nightmare Before Xmas Fest have posted a finalized lineup for the show, which takes place Sunday, December 17th at Sonar in Baltimore, MD. The final lineup is as follows:

Napalm Death
Necrophagist
Dying Fetus
A Life Once Lost
Anal Cunt
Skinless
Dead To Fall
Animosity
Ion Dissonance
The Faceless
As Blood Runs Black
Lilu Dallas
Adonis Decay
Left To Vanish
Site of Suffering
The Dahlgren Prophecy
Another Side of Silence
Downfall
Fury Supplies The Arms
Fallen Martyr
Putrefaction
Rise of Ruin
Pollux Troy

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Napalm Death Post New Video Online

NAPALM DEATH's new video for the track "When All Is Said And Done," off their latest release entitled Smear Campaign, has been posted online here. More...

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The Banner Announces Final Show

New Jersey hardcore act The Banner have announced the date and details of their final show. The band, who have released material with Ferret Records, will be playing their final show at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ on December 20th. The lineup for the show is as follows:

The Banner
Napalm Death
A Life Once Lost
Dead To Fall
December AE

More bands TBA

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Maryland's Nightmare Before Xmas Fest Info

Baltimore, Maryland will host the Nightmare Before Xmas Fest on December 17th at Club Sonar. Here is the tentative lineup with more bands to be announced:

Napalm Death
Arsis
Dead to Fall
Animosity
Lilu Dallas
The Faceless
A Life Once Lost

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Moonspell, Behemoth Team Up For European Tour

Portugal's gothic metal kings Moonspell will team up with Napalm Death, Behemoth and Dew-Scented for an European tour in March/April 2007. Confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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Napalm Death Shoots New Video

Napalm Death recently shot a video for the track "When All Is Said and Done." Directed by Kevin Wildt (Set Your Goals, The Warriors), the video is expected to surface in early-November.

As previously reported, Napalm Death's upcoming "Death By Decibels" run with A Life Once Lost, Dead To Fall and Animosity, Arsis and Impaled will also be kicking off in November.

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Napalm Death Add More Dates On Current Tour

More stops have been released for Napalm Death's upcoming "Death By Decibels" run with A Life Once Lost, Dead To Fall and Animosity, here's the latest to be added:

November 24th Levittown, NY - Club Ritual
November 27th Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
November 30th Salt Lake City, UT - The Ritz Club
December 02nd Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
December 03rd Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
December 05th San Francisco, CA - The Pound
December 06th Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
December 07th Santa Ana, CA - The Galaxy Theatre
December 08th Los Angeles, CA - The Whisky a GoGo
December 09th Mexicali, Mexico - El Patio Ole Caribe
December 10th Phoenix, AZ - Clubhouse
December 12th San Antonio, TX - The White Rabbit
December 13th Houston, TX - Meridian

Impaled will be on the bill form November 29th through to December 09th, while Arsis appear from December 12th through December 21st.

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Extreme Metal Racing PS2 Game Trailer Online

You can now catch a glimpse of the final trailer for Earache Records’ forthcoming videogame online. ‘Earache Extreme Metal Racing’ is due to be released in the UK and Europe on November 3rd on PlayStation 2, PSP and PC and is set to take the videogaming world by storm.

The game features ten evil Earache racing teams battling it out on a torturous track that takes the wicked racers into the depths of hell and beyond. The teams you can drive around the 4 satanically-inspired levels include Mortiis, Deicide, Morbid Angel, Akercocke, Decapitated, Biomechanical, Municipal Waste, The Berzerker, Linea77 and Society 1.

For the first time this game introduces the world of video gaming to the genre of extreme metal head on, as fans will simultaneously be able to race their favourite artists whilst doing battle to over 3 hours of Earache’s most annihilating releases. The soundtrack to this brutal game not only features music and videos from the racing teams, but also includes tracks from classic Earache bands such as Napalm Death, At The Gates, Cathedral plus bonus unreleased material and videos.

You can watch the trailer on YouTube. You can see the game cover here. More...

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Napalm Death Announce Tour Dates

Napalm Death have announced the following dates for their upcoming headlining tour that will feature Animosity, A Life Once Lost, Dead to Fall, Death by Decibels, Impaled, and Arsis.

November 29 - December 9 = with Impaled
December 12 - December 21 = with Arsis

November 25 - Williamsville, NY @ Club Infinity
November 26 - Detroit, MI @ I-Rock Nightclub
November 28 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
November 29 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
December 1 - Boise, ID @ The Venue
December 2 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
December 3 - Portland, OR @ The Satyricon
December 5 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
December 6 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
December 7 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
December 8 - West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
December 9 - Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theatre
December 10 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
December 11 - El Paso, TX @ Chics
December 12 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
December 13 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
December 14 - New Orleans, LA @ Howlin' Wolf
December 15 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
December 16 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
December 17 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
December 18 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
December 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Starlite Ballroom
December 20 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
December 21 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory

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Necrophagist Plan Headlining Tour

Necrophagist appear to be planning a headlining tour beginning immediately after their tour with Cannibal Corpse. The tour will feature support from Ion Dissonance, Skinless, and The Faceless. One date will feature Napalm Death and others. Three confirmed dates are as follow:

December 8 - Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
December 16 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
December 17 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar w/ Napalm Death, etc.

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Napalm Death Frontman Checks In From the Road

Napalm Death frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway has checked in from the road with this update:

"As I'm writing this, we're hitting some serious potholes going down the motorway. Dodgy roads aside though, things are going well for us. As well as the trusty ND diehards, a lot of people have been giving us positive words who wouldn't necessarily come to see us on their own. It seems they are taken aback from the intensity of the ND performance in a good way. People are also very supportive about the new album theme of atheism / free thought in a world being driven by agressive religious mythology. It seems that 30 minutes is going a long, long way for us. Peace to you all."

Napalm Death is currently on tour with Hatebreed, Exodus, Despised Icon, the Black Dahlia Murder and First Blood. Napalm Death will be embarking on a European tour in October to November with Born from Pain and Mendeed.

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Anaal Nathrakh, Napalm Death Members Start Label

Mick Kenney (ANAAL NATHRAKH, MISTRESS, PROFESSOR FATE, EXPLODER) and Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, LOCK-UP, BRUJERIA) have set up their own record label, Feto Records, as an outlet to release their own music. The first two releases will be LOCK-UP's long-awaited "Live in Japan" album and Mick's EXPLODER debut. Further releases will include Mick's PROFESSOR FATE debut, featuring vocals from Kristoffer Garm Rygg (ARCTURUS, ULVER) and the next MISTRESS album, entitled "The Glory Bitches of Doghead".

LOCK-UP's "Live in Japan" CD was recorded at Club Quattro in Nagoya, Japan on June 28, 2002 and features the following lineup:

Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH) - Bass
Jesse Pintado (TERRORIZER, ex-NAPALM DEATH) - Guitars
Thomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN) - Vocals
Nick Barker (ex-DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH) - Drums

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Napalm Death Post New E-card Online

Birmingham’s fathers of grindcore, NAPALM DEATH, have a new e-card online, here. The e-card allows you an advance glimpse into Napalm's upcoming September 19th release, Smear Campaign.

The e-card also allows you to browse through info on the band and the new album, listen to the track 'When All Is Said And Done', check Napalm Death tour dates, enter a contest to win exclusive Napalm Death clothing sponsored by Aveal, watch an interview with vocalist Barney Greenway commenting on the new record, as well as information on pre-ordering your very own copy of Smear Campaign. So, have fun, and feel safe spreading this among your friends.

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UVTV Films Hatebreed, Napalm Death and Exodus

Underground Video Television (UVTV) was at the Monsters of Mayhem tour in Allentown PA at the Croc Rock on Friday Sep 8 with arrangements for filming live footage of Exodus, Napalm Death, and headliners Hatebreed. During the show Exodus bassist Jack Gibson told the UVTV crew stories of tour bus driving expertise in Europe and hoped his hair looked good in the footage. Rob Dukes, Exodus vocalist, asked if his stage dive into the mosh pit was captured on tape. You can read the full Monsters of Mayhem show report and review on the UVTV blogs. Exclusive live footage from this event will be available on the UVTV website in the future.

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Jesse Pintado Memorial Album Free For Download

Earache Records is making available for free downloading an mp3 album in honour of the late Jesse Pintado. The album, which is entitled ‘In Memory Of Jesse Pintado’, is a mixture of Jesse’s most well-known songs recorded for both Napalm Death and Terrorizer during his time as guitarist for the bands. Dan Tobin, label manager of Earache Records, said this in regards to Jesse’s sudden passing:

"Jesse was one of the most genuine people I ever met, extremely friendly and easy-going. Its such a tragic waste. I’ll remember him as part of what is my all time favourite Earache record, Terrorizer’s ‘World Downfall’, which is simply a grindcore masterpiece, and for all his amazing work with Napalm Death that I was honoured to be a small part of. I don’t think Jesse’s passing has been recognised as the huge loss it is – the worlds of extreme music and grindcore/death metal have lost a true pioneer. We owe him a massive debt and for that I’ll always remember the guy fondly."

The track-listing for the album, which can be downloaded here, is as follows:

01. Ripped To Shreds (Terrorizer)
02. The World Keeps Turning (Napalm Death)
03. Throwaway (Napalm Death)
04. Storm Of Stress (Terrorizer)
05. Upwards And Uninterested (Napalm Death)
06. I Abstain (Napalm Death)
07. Corporation Pull-In (Terrorizer)
08. Purist Realist (Napalm Death)
09. Remain Nameless (Napalm Death)
10. Inner Incineration (Napalm Death)

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Napalm Death Comment on Ex-guitarist's Death

The following message has been posted on the official NAPALM DEATH web site:

"The band are shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Jesse Pintado this past Sunday. Please expect a statement shortly. Jesse Pintado was a member of NAPALM DEATH from 1989-2004."

In a recent interview with Rockdetector.com, Pintado spoke about his final days in NAPALM DEATH.

"The departure was basically due to a variety of reasons," he said. "We shared a house together, we toured together, we were always together, but people move on. Along the way there was a little rough bumps, though I don't know. In my situation it got to the point where I needed a little fresh start. I'm still good friends with the guys; there's no animosity there, we're all cool, and they're happy with what I'm doing." More...

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