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Napalm Death

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

Latest Napalm Death News

Below is our complete Napalm Death news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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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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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Ex-Napalm Death Guitarist Jesse Pintado Dies

Guitarist Jesse Pintado (TERRORIZER, ex-NAPALM DEATH) died over the weekend in a hospital in Holland, Century Media Records has confirmed. A pioneer in our musical genre, Jesse and his influential sound will be sorely missed. Century Media Records will make a further announcement later in the week.

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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Napalm Death Post New Song Online

A brand new NAPALM DEATH track, entitled "When All Is Said and Done", ahs been made available for streaming at this location. The song comes off the British grindcore pioneers' new album, "Smear Campaign", due on September 19 via Century Media Records (one day earlier inernationally). The follow-up to last year's "The Code Is Red…Long Live the Code" was recorded at Foel Studios in Wales, England and features a guest appearance by THE GATHERING frontwoman Anneke van Giersbergen. More...

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Born From Pain To Tour Europe With Napalm Death

Dutch metalcore act BORN FROM PAIN has issued the following update:

"We have finally started working at Antfarm Studios with Tue Madsen this week. We'll be recording 11 songs for our new full-length CD with the working title 'Suicide Nations'. New songs included are 'Relentless', 'Stop At Nothing', 'Eyes Of The World', 'Behind Enemy Lines', just to name a few. We'll be done early September and it will be released late November via Metal Blade Records. We feel this is our best stuff ever, so get excited! More news when we leave the studio.

"The months before the release of the new record will see us gearing up with metal/grind legends NAPALM DEATH and SUFFOCATION for a five-week tour all over the European continent. Check www.bornfrompain.com for tour dates."

BORN FROM PAIN's third full-length album, "In Love with the End", was released last year via Metal Blade Records.

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Napalm Death Support PETA2

Look for ads this month rolling out with NAPALM DEATH supporting PETA2.com’s “Save #99” campaign, to view click here. The anti-vivisection ad quotes NAPALM DEATH vocalist/activist Barney Greenway as saying, “Vivisection is one of the ultimate acts of disrespect, and conclusions from it are questionable. Time to consign it to the history books.” The full-page ad centers around a primate “#99” who “lived in a cage in a laboratory in Vienna, VA. Everyday, workers forced tubes up his nose and down his throat to pump in and test a mysterious experimental substance. It made him sick and weak, and his hair fell out.” The ad continues asking readers to, “Join Barney in speaking out against cruel vivisection experiments on primates. #99 couldn’t stop the abuse - but you can.” The first chance North American readers will have to see the ad is in this month’s issue of Decibel Magazine.

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