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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 Posts "Secret Band Facts" Video

In anticipation of the release of the band's 14th studio album, "Utilitarian," on February 27th in Europe and February 28th in North America, the legendary Napalm Death has posted a new video of Mark "Barney" Greenway discussing "secret band facts." Check out the video below.

The band also just released the third part of the "Utilitarian" track-by-track series, which is available here. In this video, Barney guides you through the next four songs on the album: "Orders of Magnitude", "Think Tank Trials", "Blank Look About Face" and "Leper Colony." In addition to featuring an explanation of the meaning behind each song, this track-by-track is also spiced-up with audio samples of all the new album songs that Barney refers to.

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Napalm Death Posts Track-By-Track Video, Pt. III

U.K. grindcore band Napalm Death posted the third part of a track-by-track video series for the forthcoming LP "Utilitarian." The album is due out via Century Media on on February 27, 2012 (EU) and February 28, 2012 (North America).

Check out the video here:

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Napalm Death's "Scum" Album To Be Re-Issued

Earache Records has issued the following announcement about re-releasing the "Scum" album from Napalm Death on CD and vinyl:

"It's an extreme noise pleasure! SCUM, the classic 1987 debut album from grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH, is due to be re-released on limited edition redux CD and coloured vinyl LP on March 5th.

"To celebrate 25 years since the release of the most influential grindcore album ever made, SCUM has been remastered especially for this release from the original tapes with Full Dynamic Range (FDR), allowing the music's nuances to shine through and giving the whole album a more ferocious and dynamic sound than ever before, and enabling the listener to immerse in the full audio chaos like never before."

Original NAPALM DEATH guitarist and founding member MICK HARRIS states: "It sounds wicked - that record still holds up today and I'm proud I was part of it."

Earache added, "This full dynamic range release is a reaction to the loudness war which has affected the music scene since the '90s, with artists and labels striving to producer ever-louder CDs. Earache firmly believes the playback volume should be in the hands of the listener, not the producer - that's what the volume control is for! See a comparison of the 'Scum' full dynamic range audio against the previous version at this location. More...

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Farewell To Arms To Support Napalm Death

German melodic death metal band Farewell to Arms announced that it will provide support for the Napalm Death on its current "Utilitarian" European Tour. Farwell To Arms will join the bill in late March 2012. The band's latest is the "Exhalation" EP was released in 2010 and the band recently signed on with Massacre Records in late 2011. In Spring 2012, the band is headed to Weltraumstudios in Munich, Germany to record the debut full length.

For dates of the Napalm Death European Tour, head over to this location.

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Napalm Death Posts Interview Footage

Napalm Death posted interview footage with vocalist Barney Greenway discussing the meaning behind the band's forthcoming LP "Utilitarian" and the "occupy movement." The album is scheduled for February 27, 2012 (EU) and February 28, 2012 (North America) through Century Media.

Check out the video here:

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Napalm Death Posts Track-By-Track Video, Pt. II

U.K. grindcore band Napalm Death posted the second part of a track-by-track video series for the forthcoming LP "Utilitarian." The album is due out via Century Media on on February 27, 2012 (EU) and February 28, 2012 (North America).

Check out the video here:

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Napalm Death Posts Track-By-Track Video, Pt. 1

U.K. grindcore band Napalm Death posted the first part of a track-by-track video series for the forthcoming LP "Utilitarian." The album is due out via Century Media on on February 27, 2012 (EU) and February 28, 2012 (North America). For the latest on the band, check out Metal Underground's latest interview with frontman Barney Greenway.

Check out the video here:

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Metalcamp 2012 Trailer Posted

A new trailer for the upcoming 2012 edition of Metalcamp was posted. The even takes place from August 5-11, 2012 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The lineup includes the following acts (in alphabetical order):

Amon Amarth
Avven
Brezno
Doomed
Edguy
Eluveitie
Epica
Finntroll
Gorguts
Grand Magus
Hatebreed
Heathen
Inmate
Kataklysm
Korpiklaani
Machine Head
Madball
Morana
Napalm Death
Nile
Pain
Paradise Lost
Sabaton
Sin Deadly Sin
Sodom
Testament
The Black Dahlia Murder

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Napalm Death Announces European Tour

Grind veterans Napalm Death have released the full list of dates for its forthcoming 2012 European headline tour. The dates can be found below.

The band is set to release its forthcoming new album, titled "Utilitarian," on February 28th through Century Media Records.

01/27 Siegen, GER – Vortex Club
01/28 Cham, GER – L.A. Cham
01/29 Koblenz, GER – Circus Maximus
02/25 Birmingham, UK – HMV Institute
03/02 Tilburg, NET – Neurotic Deathfest
03/04 Paris, FRA – Maroquinerie
03/31 Enschede, NET – Atak
04/04 Blios, FRA – Chatodo
04/05 Castres, FRA – Bolegason
04/06 Rambouillet, FRA – Usine a Chapeaux
04/07 St Brieuc, FRA – Citrouille
04/27 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
04/28 Bari, ITA – Demode’ Club
04/29 Livorno, ITA – The Cage Teather
05/11 Magdeburg, GER – Factory
05/12 Essen, GER – Zeche Carl
05/24-27 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest
06/01 Barcelona, SPA – Primavera Sound
06/15 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
07/27 Bertingenm GER – Rock unter den Eichen Open Air
07/28 Essen, GER – Nord Open Air Festival
08/02-04 Wacken, GER – Wacken Open Air

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Napalm Death Premiers Second New Track

U.K. grindcore band Napalm Death premiered the second new track, this time the title track of the forthcoming LP "Utilitarian" on Brooklyn Vegan's website at this location. Earlier today, the band premiered the song "Leper Colony" with Metal Hammer Germany (see this location). The album is due out via Century Media on on February 27, 2012 (EU) and February 28, 2012 (North America).

The official track list for "Utilitarian" is as follows:

1. Circumspect
2. Errors In The Signals
3. Everyday Pox
4. Protection Racket
5. The Wolf I Feed
6. Quarantined
7. Fall On Their Swords
8. Collision Course
9. Orders of Magnitude
10. Think Tank Trials
11. Blank Look About Face
12. Leper Colony
13. Nom De Guerre
14. Analysis Paralysis
15. Opposites Repellent
16. A Gag Reflex

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Napalm Death Premiers New Track

U.K. grindcore kings Napalm Death is streaming the new song "Leper Colony" exclusively on Metal Hammer Germany's website at this location. The track appears on the band's forthcoming LP "Utilitarian" due out on February 27, 2012 (EU) and February 28, 2012 (North America) through Century Media Records.

The official track list for "Utilitarian" is as follows:

1. Circumspect
2. Errors In The Signals
3. Everyday Pox
4. Protection Racket
5. The Wolf I Feed
6. Quarantined
7. Fall On Their Swords
8. Collision Course
9. Orders of Magnitude
10. Think Tank Trials
11. Blank Look About Face
12. Leper Colony
13. Nom De Guerre
14. Analysis Paralysis
15. Opposites Repellent
16. A Gag Reflex

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Napalm Death Unveils Album Artwork

Napalm Death revealed the album art for the forthcoming album "Utilitarian," which is due out on February 27, 2012 (EU) and February 28, 2012 (North America). More details on the release, as well as a fan filmed video of a performance of the new track "Quarantine" can be seen at this location.

The album artwork can be seen below:

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Wacken Open Air 2012 Sold Out

The organizers of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival have announced that next year's edition of the event, scheduled to take place between August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany, has already sold out. A message from the organizers reads as follows:

"Amazing! Wacken is sold out for the seventh time in a row! For the seventh time in a row Wacken Open Air is sold out and never before in such a short time! All 75,000 tickets are sold. Thanx for your support, metalheads! A huge part of the billing is already announced including several special and exclusive shows as well as high-class acts. As every year we have made every effort to provide a terrific billing! And the announcements don´t stop. Via our online advent calendar at least one band will be announced every day during December. Together we will turn the 23. Wacken Open Air into a mega party!"

The currently confirmed bands are as follows: More...

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Opeth Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

Swedish progressive metal veterans Opeth have been confirmed as the latest band for next year's Wacken Open Air festival, which will take place from August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.

The lineup for the festival is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Dark Funeral
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Machine Head
Ministry
Napalm Death
Opeth
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Sick Of It All
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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Legion Of The Damned To Play Neurotic Deathfest

Europe's Neurotic Deathfest has added Legion of the Damned to the festival's lineup. The fest takes place from March 2nd to March 4th, 2012 at the 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands. The current lineup looks like this:

Abysmal Torment
Acheron
Behemoth
Beneath The Massacre
Cannibal Corpse
Carnifex
Cyanide Serenity
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Gorguts
Legion of the Damned
Misery Index
Modus Delicti
Molotov Solution
Morgoth
Napalm Death
Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition
Suffering Quota
Suffocation
Suicidal Angels
Uncleansed
Within The Ruins

More than 30 bands will be announced in the future, and the current promo poster can be viewed below. More...

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Earache To Release Grindcore Collection

Earache records has announced that they will be releasing a five disc box set comprising of four different grindcore bands. The collection will be released on November 14th and will include albums from Napalm Death, Insect Warfare, Wormrot and Narcosis. It is available to pre-order now for the price of £19.99 ($32 in the United States.)

The albums featured include:

* Napalm Death - From Enslavement To Obliteration
* Insect Warefare - World Extermination
* Wormrot - Abuse (limited edition including bonus disc featuring 34 extra tracks)
* Narcosis - Best Served Cold: Discography 1998 - 2007

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Napalm Death Reveals New Album Details

British grindcore legends Napalm Death have announced that the name of their forthcoming new studio album will be, "Utalitarian." The fourteenth album from the group will be released through Century Media Records on February 27th, with a North American release to follow the next day. The band has been performing a song from, "Utalitarian" on their recent tour of Canada entitled, "Quarantine." You can check out a fan filmed video of the song below.

Speaking about the album's lyrical theme and title, vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway stated:

"After some deliberation, we have decided on Utilitarian as the album title. We generally try to avoid generic titles, and this seemed to have a lot of scope to it. I won't explain the full meaning of Utilitarianism here because it's an ethical theory, and as ethical theories go, the depth and debate around it is quite heavy at times. It has a certain 'morality' aspect to it and that isn't something that drives me, so I also certainly have issues with it.

"So, rather than just nail that straight to the mast, of course we wanted to put our own spin on it by suggesting that those (i.e. the utilitarian in us, perhaps) who try to challenge everything, or fight against conventions, well, we go through periods of real self-doubt where we wonder if we're really making a difference. I suppose the conclusion is that, for the sake of all our freedoms, you should never stop, as even the feeling of resistance is at least a signal to those who would like to entirely control and dominate us - meaning everything from our instinctive behavior to our human entitlement to walk the earth unprovoked.

"Regarding the album overall, the final creases should be ironed out fairly soon, and immediately after that, we thought it would be good to top it off with a few UK dates. We've been playing one new song ("Quarantined") out on a tour of Canada and it's been well received, so we hope to perhaps throw in another one for now. Either way, we'll be bouncing off the walls again near you very soon. Cheers all." More...

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Machine Head Confirmed For Wacken 2012

American heavy metal oufit Machine Head has been confirmed as the latest band for Germany's largest metal festival, Wacken Open Air, which will take place between August 2nd - 4th in 2012. Machine Head will be releasing their new studio album, "Unto The Locust" on September 26th in Europe with a North American release date of September 27th to follow. This will be their first album since 2007's highly acclaimed, "The Blackening."

The Wacken lineup is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Dark Funeral
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Machine Head
Ministry
Napalm Death
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Sick Of It All
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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Napalm Death Re-Signs With Century Media

Century Media Records has renewed its deal with Napalm Death. In regards to the re-signing, Jens Prüter (Head of A&R, Century Media Records) comments, "Napalm Death is not only one of the most important and influential extreme metal bands, they are also a band that always raises their voice against social ills-- and even against record companies (remember 'Enemy Of Music Business'). Therefore I'm even more glad about Napalm Death re-signing to Century Media for more great albums of intelligent and meaningful noise. And have you ever seen a weak Napalm Death show? I haven't, and I have seen them MANY times and will never get tired to see them again and again. Thanks to Mitch, Danny, Shane and Barney for their resilience and resistance-- and a special thanks to Marc from MAD for fighting on their side."

Napalm Death vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway also comments, "We're very happy to be re-signing to Century Media. In fact, I think it's the first time we've actually re-signed on a longer term deal with anybody since the days when we didn't strictly know that we could be digging ourselves a big hole with labels...It's important for Napalm to stay with an independent, and Century proved to us with their overall enthusiasm and attention that this is where we needed to be. There's a perfect balance of getting the band out there in people's faces whilst still understanding the point that not everything is acceptable or 'ethical' promotion. It's more like working with friends who actually care, and who could argue with that?"

The band finished recording the upcoming 14th studio album earlier this year at Parlour Studio in Kettering, U.K. with long-time producer Russ Russell, and the group is currently on the road in Russia. You can catch Napalm Death live on the following dates: More...

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Sick Of It All Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2012

American hardcore legends Sick Of It All have been confirmed as the latest band for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which will take place in Wacken, Germany from August 2nd - 4th. The band will be releasing a new record entitled, "Nonstop" on November 1st, which will consist of twenty re-recorded songs.

The lineup is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Dark Funeral
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Ministry
Napalm Death
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Sick Of It All
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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