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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.
OBITUARY, NAPALM DEATH, HIGH ON FIRE and EVERY TIME I DIE have taped appearances on Fuse TV's "Metal Asylum" to air this coming week. The following summary of the week's shows was posted at the official "Metal Asylum" blog:
"On Monday [Sept. 12], none other than Florida death metal legends OBITUARY stop by! They talk about their new album, 'Frozen in Time', guitarist Allen West quitting and rejoining within a two-day period, and the recent resurgence in death metal.
"On Tuesday [Sept. 13], OBITUARY's touring partners legendary grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH stop by the studio. Among topics discussed are their new album, 'The Code is Red... Long Live the Code', touring with OBITUARY, being in the business for over 20 years, and Barney weighs in on a possible political career after he's done with music. Personally I think he's a guy of integrity and whether you agree with him politically or not, that's something that's sorely needed in global politics.
"On Wednesday [Sept. 14], southern metal gods HIGH ON FIRE stop by. They talk about their new album, 'Blessed Black Wings', their metaphorical lyrics for all the songs including 'Devilution', and Matt even talks a little about his time in the underground legendary band SLEEP.
"On Friday [Sept. 16], Buffalo rockers EVERY TIME I DIE drop by the 'Metal Asylum' set and all hell breaks loose. God knows what was talked about besides Michael Madsen (cameo in their new video), 'cause fire alarms were literally going off, sarcasm being dished out in high doses and rock was coming at you from every angle. I swear to you it's a show not to be missed!"
On Thursday, September 1st, I drove down to Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia to see Obituary, Napalm Death, and Dead To Fall play. This is a lineup that I would not normally have gone out to see, but one of my friends is a big Dead To Fall fan and I was interested in checking all of these bands out anyway, but I might not have gone to the show without any other motivation. As it turns out, my friend never showed up or returned my calls. (Note to self: get new friends that are into metal AND reliable). Having driven almost an hour to get there and paid $25 to get in, I was going to see this show anyway. More...
Obituary are about to hit the road with Napalm Death and Dead to Fall in support of their new album "Frozen in Time." The band will also be making a few in-store autograph appearances. At each in-store, people that buy the records will get an exclusive poster for the band to sign. The scheduled in-stores will be on:
Sept 01 Vienna, VA - Tower Records
Sept 02 Fords, NJ - Vintage Vinyl
Sept 07 Philadelphia, PA - Relapse Records
Sept 14 Greenfield ,WI - Exclusive Co.
Sept 17 Tampa, FL - Vinyl Fever
Premiering worldwide today is the riot-inciting video for Napalm Death’s song “The Silence Is Deafening” from The Code Is Red… Long Live The Code. Directed by Roger Johansson (Dark Tranquillity, In Flames) the video captures the band’s high-energy live performance along with their trademark critical look at world politics. You can watch it in streaming Real Video here.
The band are set to invade the East Coast throughout the month of September with Obituary and Dead To Fall. Here are the tour dates: More...
Dead To Fall have seemingly survived their line-up issues and will be at Trax East studios in November and December with producer/engineer Eric Rachel recording their next album. The effort should hit stores in late-Spring 2006 through Victory Records. Meanwhile, following their upcoming tour with Napalm Death and Obituary, the group will be hitting the road with The Absence. Here are the dates:
Dead To Fall tour dates w/ Napalm Death and Obituary: More...
The lineup for the "World Series of Metal," a two day festival in Cleveland, OH at the House of Blues, has been announced:
September 9th: JOHN OLIVA'S PAIN, THERION, BEYOND FEAR, CHRIS CAFFERY, BEYOND THE EMBRACE
September 10th: OBITUARY, NAPALM DEATH, DEAD TO FALL
According to Hollywood Reporter, EMI Music on Friday said it has expanded its U.S. deal with Century Media in an exclusive international licensing and distribution agreement with the U.K.- and Germany-based independent label, which has an extensive roster of hard rock and metal acts. Century's product has been distributed in the U.S. by EMI's Caroline Distribution since 1997, and the music major will now distribute it throughout the U.K. and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The first album due under the new arrangement is Seattle band NEVERMORE's new album "This Godless Endeavor." Other Century Media acts include ARCH ENEMY, LACUNA COIL, NAPALM DEATH, and others. No financial details were disclosed.
HATEBREED, AGNOSTIC FRONT, NAPALM DEATH, BORN FROM PAIN, A PERFECT MURDER and BLEED THE SKY will be teaming up for the Persistance European Tour 2005, set to take place later in the year. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.
HATEBREED are in the middle of the South American "The Voice of Brutality" tour with AGNOSTIC FRONT.
Agnostic Front, Napalm Death, Bleed The Sky, and A Perfect Murder will be touring Europe late this year. Here are the dates:
11/25 Berlin, GER @ TBA
11/26 Dresden, GER @ Alter Schlachthof
11/27 Amsterdam, NET @ Paradiso
11/28 Stuttgart, GER @ LKA
11/29 Nurnberg, GER @ Lowensaal
11/30 Wien, AUT @ Arena
12/1 Wiesbaden, GER @ Schlachthof
12/2 London, UK @ Astoria
12/3 Essen, GER @ Fun Box Amalie
12/4 Brussels, BEL @ Ancienne Belgique
Agnostic Front, Napalm Death, Bleed The Sky and A Perfect Murder will be touring Europe and the UK under the banner of the "Persistence Tour 2005" come November, here's the schedule:
November 25th Berlin, GER - TBA
November 26th Dresden, GER - Alter Schlachthof
November 27th Amsterdam, NET - Paradiso
November 28th Stuttgart, GER - LKA
November 29th Nurnberg, GER - Lowensaal
November 30th Wien, AUT - Arena
December 01st Wiesbaden, GER - Schlachthof
December 02nd London, UK - Astoria
December 03rd Essen, GER - Fun Box Amalie
December 04th Brussels, BEL - Ancienne Belgique
NASUM drummer Anders Jakobson has posted the following message on the group's official web site:
"Today I got a very appreciated package from Denmark with NASUM's three shows from Japan January 2004 on CD. Our Danish sound engineer Bo Lund has really taken his time sending me these CDs but, boy, was it worth the wait!
"I remember quite clearly how we sat in a hotel corridor in Osaka listening to the show we did just hours before by passing around Bo's minidiscplayer and headphones and just DIED by the great quality of the sound! It was really releaseable (is that a word?).
"I've just recently listened through that recording and it's without doubt the best live recording of NASUM that I have heard. It captures the massive sound we had live and the takes sound pretty OK as well.
"I will soon pick out the best stuff, polish it a little bit and prepare it for release. The idea is to do a live split with NAPALM DEATH (also recorded at the same tour), but I don't know when and how it's going to be released. I know Shane [Embury, NAPALM DEATH bassist] wants to release it on the FETO label. We'll see.
"I will share a track or two in a couple of days so you can hear for yourself how great this MINIDISC RECORDING (!) actually sounds!"
NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway has commented on the band's upcoming North American tour with OBITUARY, which is scheduled to kick off in early September. Also appearing on the bill are DEAD TO FALL.
Says Barney: "We're very happy to be getting toghether with OBITUARY again because it will kind of rerprise the Campaign For Musical Destruction thing from the early Nineties, which was a lot of fun. Those guys are quite close friends of ours, and it will be interesting to see how they are live since their 'reformation.' I'm excited, but then again, aren't I always!!!!"
NAPALM DEATH, OBITUARY, DEAD TO FALL tour dates:
Sep. 01 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Sep. 02 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Sep. 03 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
Sep. 04 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
Sep. 06 - New York, NY - BB Kings
Sep. 07 - Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
Sep. 09 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Sep. 10 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
Sep. 12 - Chicago, IL - Metro
Sep. 13 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Sep. 14 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagle's Club
Sep. 17 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
Sep. 18 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Dead To Fall will be touring with Napalm Death and Obituary this fall, here's the dates so far:
September 01st Springfield, VA - Jaxx
September 02nd Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
September 03rd Worcester, MA - Palladium
September 04th Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
September 06th New York, NY - BB Kings
September 07th Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
September 10th Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
September 13th Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
September 14th Milwaukee, WI - Eagle's Club
September 17th St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
September 18th Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
OBITUARY, NAPALM DEATH, DEAD TO FALL, and one other act TBA has been announced for a September 1st show at Jaxx in Springfield, VA. More info coming soon concerning other tour dates.
Most Precious Blood have dropped off Napalm Death's upcoming European tour. MPB was to support Napalm Death, along with Diecast, for the seven week trek, which is running through June and into July. States the band, "This all happened quite suddenly. To put it as diplomatically as possible, some promises that were made to us were not being kept and now there is no way we can afford to do a 7 week tour in Europe." The group expects to be back in Europe by the end of this year.
Napalm Death is currently working on a new video clip for the album’s opening track “Silence Is Deafening”. Roger Johansson, who also worked on the last clips for The Haunted and Dark Tranquillity to mention but a few will be on charge of this one with recordings taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden.
A absolute highlight and rare collectors item will be brought to you by grind father and Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury. Together with Shane, the Japanese toy specialists of Gargamel Toys created a monster, the Grind Kaiju (Japanese for grind monster) “Garga Death”. You can expect a detailed Napalm Death – Shane Embury collectors’ figure, super limited and an absolute must have for every toy collector and Napalm fan! The “Garga Death” will soon be available in Europe and only via the Century Media webshop.
UK black metallers ANAAL NATHRAKH have posted the following message:
Following the recent live session, the BBC will be taking the arguably irresponsible step of broadcasting Anaal Nathrakh playing as a full band from their Maida Vale studios. The show goes out on the evening of the 22nd of March at 1am UK time, and can also be heard through the BBC website both live and for a week or so after broadcast. 3 tracks were performed with, as mentioned, a full band lineup comprising the Anaal Nathrakh duo, Shane Embury ( NAPALM DEATH), Nick Barker ( ex- DIMMU BORGIR), Ventnor and Chemical Nova.
The recordings were described at the BBC studio as a 'grotesque abomination'. This is considered apposite by all involved.
Napalm Death are releasing their new masterpiece “The Code Is Red...Long Live The Code” on April 25th. You can now check out the album’s crushing opening track “Silence Is Deafening” here.
To collect as much donation money as possible for the victims of the Tsunami catastrophe, Napalm Death, The Haunted and Heaven Shall Burn decided to do an unconventional CD-Single release. The first 10 copies of the strictly limited to a 1,000 edition of the Tsunami charity compilation single being auctioned via eBay over the next 10 weeks, one after another each week, starting now. The very special first copy is at auction now and can be found here. These hand numbered collector items are originally signed by all appearing bands (Napalm Death, The Haunted and Heaven Shall Burn). The single features Napalm Death’s brand-new track “The Great And The Good” (feat. Jello Biafra on guest-vocals) from their upcoming album “The Code Is Red… Long Live The Code.” The Haunted picked the song “Smut King” from the digipak-pressing of their acclaimed current album “rEVOLVEr” and Heaven Shall Burn added “Strassenkampf” (originally by Die Skeptiker and feat. guitarist Patrick Schleitzer on vocals), the exclusive bonus-track of the Korean pressing of “Antigone.” All bands and Jello Biafra wrote liner-notes for the single’s booklet.
All proceeds of the single will be collected and donated to the Red Cross.
Most dates have been confirmed for the upcoming Napalm Death, Most Precious Blood, and Diecast European tour. Here's teh tour schedule so far:
31/05 Exeter @ Phoenix (England)
01/06 Bristol @ Beer Keller (England)
02/06 Swindon @ Furnace (England)
03/06 Edinburgh @ Studio 24 (Scotland)
04/06 Milton Keynes @ Pitz (England)
05/06 Brighton @ Concorde (England)
09/06 Copenhagen @ The Rock (Denmark)
11/06 Frederikstad @ Maane Festivalen (Norway)
13/06 Aarhus @ Train (Denmark)
16/06 Giessen @ MUK (Germany)
17/06 Trier @ Ultimate Summer Blast Open Air (Germany)
18/06 Salzgitter @ Forellenhof (Germany)
22/06 Zilina @ Guru Club (Slovakia)
23/06 Debrecen @ Vekeri Festival (Hungary)
24/06 Wachenroth @ Suffering Festival (Germany)
25/06 Herne @ Pressure Festival (Germany)
26/06 Le Mans @ Fury Fest (France)
27/06 Limoges @ CC John Lennon (France)
28/06 Bilbao @ TBA (Spain)
29/06 Lisbon @ TBA (Portugal)
30/06 Madrid @ Ritmo & Compas (Spain)
01/07 Barcelona @ KGB (Spain)
02/07 Ramonville @ Salle des Fetes (France)
03/07 Montpellier @ Rockstore (France)
12/07 Stuttgart @ R?hre (Germany)
14/07 Mulhouse @ Noumatrouff (France)
16/07 Dour @ Festival (Belgium)
17/07 London @ Electric Ballroom (England)
Napalm Death's new album, "The Code is Red....Long Live the Code", is set for an April 16th release date. Napalm Death will play two dates in Russia and one date in Poland in anticipation of the album.They are also set to play a number of festivals and are working on a US tour.