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

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Napalm Death To Embark On Latin American Tour

British Grindcore legends Napalm Death have announced that they will be embarking on a Latin American tour this October in support of their latest album "Smear Campaign".

Tour dates are as follows...

October

Tue 9th TBC

Wed 10TH TBC

Thur 11th Guatemala (Guatemala)

Fri 12th San Salvador (El Salvador)

Sat 13th Mexico DF (Mexico)

Sun 14th Monterrey (Mexico)

Mon 15th off Mexico

Tue 16th Caracas (Venezuela)

Wed 17th Lima (Peru)

Thur 18th Quito (Ecuador)

Fri 19th Santiago (Chile)

Sat 20th Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Sun 21st Rosario (Argentina)

Mon 22 Day off Argentina

Tue 23rd open

Wed 24th open

Thu 25th Brasil TBC

Fri 26th Brasil TBC

Sat 27th Brasil TBC

Sun 28th Brasil TBC

Venue informtion to follow AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

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Max and Igor Cavalera Writing Together Again

According to Sirius Satellite Radio, brothers Max and Igor Cavalera are writing together again. According to Sirius, the new songs may include guest appearances by members of Napalm Death and Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo.

Igor Cavalera has been a free agent since he left Sepultura in June 2006 to work on personal issues. He was replaced by ex-Udora drummer Jean Dolabella.

In December 1996, following the tragic death of Max’s stepson, his bandmates — including his brother — tried to fire his wife and grieving manager Gloria Cavalera because they weren’t happy with the way she was handling the band’s business. Max viewed the move as an act of betrayal, quit the band and cut off contact with Igor until last year. Then on August 17 at the D-Low Memorial Festival in Tempe, Arizona, an event to honor the memory of Max’s late stepson, the guitarist and his brother took the stage to play two Sepultura songs, “Roots Bloody Roots” and “Attitude.”

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Napalm Death's Punishment In Capitols US Release

Long sought after as a collectors' import item, NAPALM DEATH's 28-track live album, "Punishment in Capitals", is finally being released for the first time in the United States by Armoury Records (distributed stateside by Eagle Rock Entertainment) on June 12.

This deathball of metal history, recorded in 2003 London at the ULU, features vocalist Barney Greenway, guitarists Mitch Harris/Jesse Pintado, bassist Shane Embury and drummer Danny Herrera at the height of their stonecold headbanging heaviness…a solid hour of such.

Epitomizing the essence of what came to be known as "grindcore," NAPALM DEATH was born in Birmingham, England in 1981. Running out of original members by the time its second album came out, the band at first consisted of a revolving door of thrash and hardcore luminaries, many who have gone on to form other such bands as CARCASS, GODFLESH, CATHEDRAL and others. The current lineup, though, has been solvent since '91, sans Pintado, who passed away in 1996.

Eagle Rock Entertainment develops, acquires and produces music programming for a wide range of notable and high profile artists, which the company distributes on a worldwide basis. Eagle Rock Entertainment, Eagle Vision and Eagle Eye Media are wholly owned divisions of Eagle Rock Group, Ltd.

"Punishment in Capitals" track listing:

01. Lucid Fairytale
02. Take The Poison
03. Next On The List
04. Constitutional Hell
05. Suffer The Children
06. Cleanse Impure
07. Politicians
08. Breed To Breathe
09. Vermin
10. The World Keeps Turning
11. Can’t Pay Won't Play
12. Unchallenged Hate
13. Volume Of Neglect
14. Narcoleptic
15. Hung
16. From Enslavement To Obliteration
17. Scum
18. Life
19. The Kill
20. Deceiver
21. You Suffer
22. Cure For A Common Complaint
23. Mass Appeal Madness
24. Greed Killing
25. Instinct Of Survival
26. Nazi Punks Fuck Off
27. Back From The Dead
28. Siege Of Power

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Immortal To Headline Hole In The Sky Festival

Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL are confirmed as headliners for this year's Hole In The Sky festival, which will take place August 22nd-25th in Bergen, Norway. Other acts on the bill include MELECHESH, DESTROYER 666, IMMOLATION, NAPALM DEATH and TESTAMENT. More...

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Skinless Announce European and North American Tour

SKINLESS has announced a number of globe-spanning tour dates in support of their latest release, Trample The Weak, Hurdle The Dead. The quartet will first embark on a month-long European tour with label-mates DYING FETUS along with CATTLE DECAPITATION starting this Friday, May 4. Also joining these bands on various dates of the tour are NAPALM DEATH, RED CHORD, DEAD TO FALL, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD, ION DISSONANCE, and WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH. This will be Skinless’ first return to Europe since their successful headlining tour there last summer. Skinless has also announced a North American tour alongside SUFFOCATION and IMMOLATION for the fall. This tour will kick off on October 25 in Quebec, QC, hitting major cities throughout its four-week span. More...

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Gutworm Issue Update

Gutworm have issued the following update via the AntiCulture Records website:

We're happy to announce that our long awaited second album, Disfigured Narcissus will be recorded at Priory Recording Studios during March / April and will be released this September. I know what you're thinking... "about bloody time!" We're not lazy, we just didn't want to rush it! This will be new bassist Glen Pywell's debut recording with us after several months hard work, both in the practice room and on the road. Greg Chandler (Esoteric) will be producing once again so expect a killer result!! Oh yeah, dont forget about us at this year's Hellfest along with our label-mates Slit & Interlock. Bands confirmed so far include Korn, Machine Head, Lamb Of God, Cannibal Corpse, Megadeth, Napalm Death plus MANY more!! Check out the official Hellfest website at www.hellfest.fr or the Myspace page. We'll be playing 2 other shows while in France, but we'll talk about those another time. Thats it for now but keep your eyes peeled, there's loadsa GW news coming up in the next couple of months.

See ya - Mr Minney

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Hatebreed's Cover Of Sick Of It All's "Ratpack"

Two songs from the forthcoming SICK OF IT ALL tribute album — HATEBREED's version of "Ratpack" and BOUNCING SOULS' rendition of "Good Lookin' Out" — are available for listening on the Sick Of It All's MySpace page for the CD.

"Our Impact Will Be Felt" will hit shelves in the United States on April 24 through Abacus Recordings and features such additional heavy hitters such as SEPULTURA, RISE AGAINST, BLEEDING THROUGH, IGNITE and UNEARTH.

Each week leading up to the album's release there will be two new songs streaming for fans to listen to and get an inside preview of the album.

"Our Impact Will Be Felt" track listing:

01. RISE AGAINST - "Built To Last"
02. UNEARTH - "Clobberin Time/What's Going On"
03. HATEBREED - "Ratpack"
04. MADBALL - "Give Respect"
05. BLEEDING THROUGH - "The Truth"
06. COMEBACK KID - "Step Down"
07. IGNITE - "Cease Fire"
08. BOUNCING SOULS - "Good Lookin' Out"
09. PENNYWISE - "My Life"
10. KILL YOUR IDOLS - "Friends Like You"
11. SEPULTURA - "Scratch The Surface"
12. HIMSA - "Maladjusted"
13. MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD - "Alone"
14. FIRST BLOOD - "Just Look Around"
15. STRETCH ARM STRONG - "Busted"
16. WALLS OF JERICHO - "Us Vs. Them"
17. SUICIDE MACHINES - "Goatless"
18. BANE - "We Stand Alone"
19. NO REDEEMING SOCIAL VALUE - "World Full Of Hate"
20. NAPALM DEATH - "Who Sets The Rules"

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Nick Barker Is Still A Member Of Benediction

Long-running British metallers BENEDICTION have released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:

"A lot of questions have been asked about [the status of BENEDICTION drummer] Nick Barker [formerly of DIMMU BORGIR and CRADLE OF FILTH]. Yes, he is still BENEDICTION's drummer, and yes, he is helping TESTAMENT out on drums on their tour and album. This was discussed between us and it is no problem to either band. Put yourself in Nick's shoes — one of your favorite bands of all time asks you to use your drumming skills on their tour and write on their new album; it is a chance of a lifetime! It was talked about on both sides and Nick had our full blessing on this. On some of the festivals in Europe this year he will be playing sets for both bands on the same day! If you know Nick, then you will know that there is no problem with stamina! How many bands do various members of NAPALM [DEATH] play with on top of their own NAPALM DEATH thing? Frank Healy and Dave Hunt from BENEDICTION also play and record with other bands (ANAAL NATHRAKH, MISTRESS, CEREBRAL FIX). The loyalty within the band is also strong so we have no problems about these things happening. Nick could have left BENEDICTION if he wanted. We said we would understand if he wanted to join one the most legendary outfits in the world. He wanted to stay as a part of BENEDICTION. That speaks volumes. BENEDICTION is a unit, not a single person. Our live shows this year will let the music do the talking for us."

BENEDICTION's new album, "Killing Music", will be released later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records, with whom the band recently re-signed. The CD will mark the recording debut with the group of drummer Barker, who was most recently a member of BRUJERIA and who played with ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares in the short-lived DRIVEN BY SUFFERING (working name).

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Napalm Death Frontman Takes On Religion, Politics

A new video interview with NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway has been posted online at Metalhead.ro. The interview, which was conducted on Thursday, January 25 before the band's concert in Romania, features a 10-minute discussion about politics and religion. Also available at Metalhead.ro is a photo gallery from NAPALM DEATH's Bucharest show at Preoteasa Hall, which was attended by 800 people.

As previously reported, NAPALM DEATH members Mark "Barney" Greenway and Mitch Harris (guitar) laid down backing vocals for the song "Overcome" off the forthcoming album from Bulgaria's hardcore leaders LAST HOPE last Saturday (January 27) at Stain Studio in Sofia, Bulgaria. Right after the recordings were finished, the tapes were shipped off to Alex Azzali in Italy who is going to mix the entire album.

Barney has been forced to complete NAPALM DEATH's current European headlining tour on crutches after he severely hurt his ankle during an on-stage mishap on Wednesday, January 24 in Belgrade, Serbia.

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Iced Earth Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

ICED EARTH is the latest act confirmed for Wacken Open Air 2007, scheduled for August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.

Acts on the bill now include: More...

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Wacken Open Air 2007 Confirm Lordi and Mendeed

LORDI and MENDEED are the latest acts confirmed for the Wacken Open Air 2007 (www.wacken.com) is scheduled for August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.

Acts on the bill now include: 1349, AMORPHIS, BELPHEGOR, BENEDICTUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BLACK MAJESTY, BLIND GUARDIAN, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, CHTHONIC, COMMUNIC, DESTRUCTION, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, DIMMU BORGIR, DISILLUSION, ENSLAVED, FALCONER, GRAVE DIGGER, HAGGARD, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, IMMORTAL, IN FLAMES, J.B.O., KAMPFAR, LACUNA COIL, LETZTE INSTANZ, LORDI, MENDEED, MOONSORROW, MOONSPELL, MUNICIPAL WASTE, NAPALM DEATH, NEAERA, NORTHER, RAGE & LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTER, SACRED REICH, SAMAEL, SAXON, SCHANDMAUL, SODOM, SONIC SYNDICATE, STORMWARRIOR (featuring GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen), STRATOVARIUS, SWALLOW THE SUN, THE VISION BLEAK, THERION, TYR, UNHEILIG, VADER and VOLBEAT.

More details as they become available.

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Napalm Death Planning Old School UK Tour

Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury has posted the following message on the band's MySpace page:

"[I'm] In Finland enjoying what so far has been a killer tour and we still have so many shows and places to look forward to. [It's] fucking cold, though.

"Anyway, we have the idea for sometime now to hopefully put together a U.K. tour of smaller clubs and pubs, as we haven't really toured the U.K. as much as we would have loved in the past. Occasionally, we have been to places as in Newtown, Wales where we met so many fans and saw such response to a local gig that they aranged there for some local bands that we got to thinking. Well, maybe we could do an extensive tour in smaller towns in the U.K. and play cities and towns that no one goes to.

"In a nutshell, we would love to hear from serious local promoters around the United Kingdom who would be up for such an idea. I know there's an abundance of killer up-and-coming grind/hardcore/death metal bands who will hopefully be into playing their local towns with us also. I have heard from a couple of promoters over the past couple of months and we haven't forgotten about you guys!

"Please only serious enquiries but we would love to see this happen one day soon with killer local opening bands who can maybe help spread the word old-school style so we can all have some killer killer/fun shows."

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Gutworm Confirmed for Hellfest 2007

The UK metal outfit Gutworm have been confirmed for Hellfest in France this summer, June 22, 23 & 24. Other acts confirmed so far are IMMORTAL, NAPLAM DEATH, HATEBREED, CANNIBAL CORPSE among many others.

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Swallow The Sun Added To Wacken Open Air Bill

Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): More...

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Watch Napalm Death Perform "Suffer The Children"

British grindcore pioneers Napalm Death grace the pages of UVTV (Underground Video Television) once again with another energetic live performance. The live video was filmed in Allentown PA at The Croc Rock during the Monsters Of Mayhem tour and is for their track “Suffer The Children”. The clip can be viewed at the UVTV website.

As reported earlier Napalm Death has been confirmed for the Hellfest summer open-air 2007 festival, set to take place June 22-24 in Clisson, France. Their latest release “Smear Campaign” is available now via Century Media Records.

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Watch Napalm Death Perform "Silence Is Deafening"

Fresh off their Headbanger’s Ball appearance last week British grindcore pioneers Napalm Death hits the pages of UVTV (Underground Video Television) with a blistering live performance. The live video was filmed in Allentown PA at The Croc Rock during the Monsters Of Mayhem tour and is for their track “Silence Is Deafening”. The clip can be viewed at the UVTV website. Napalm Death has been confirmed for the Hellfest summer open-air 2007 festival, set to take place June 22-24 in Clisson, France.

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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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