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

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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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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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