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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 Finishes Recording New Album

In a recent interview with Ovmetal.com, Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury revealed that the band has finished recording their fourteenth studio album, which is expected to be released this October through Century Media Records. An excerpt from the interview reads as follows:

OV: Have you completed the recording of the next NAPALM DEATH record?

Well, it’s pretty much finished, Russ [Russel, the producer] will go into the studio in July again, just to master it and fine-tune little pieces here and there. We tend to listen to it for a few weeks and see if there’s anything to change. It’s better to just reflect on the album for a couple of weeks before you decide finally what the right mix is, but it’s pretty much done.

OV: Is there anything you can tell me about the new album or how it will be different from your last one, “Time Waits for No Slave”?

It’s hard to say. We recorded 19 songs and an instrumental in some respects, so 20 tracks altogether. It is different, in what way? I don’t know. I think it’s pretty hard to tell people if it’s like this or like that – it got many elements of what NAPALM DEATH is all about. I hope nobody will get disappointed. It has lot of fast stuff on it; lots of classic typical killer riffs, and there are a couple of songs where Mitch [guitar] and Barney [vocals] split the vocals between each other. That’s little different, because Mitch’s vocals are not as deep, so Barney and him kind of complimented each other. I’m a little too close to it now but I’m very happy with the album, it has lot of different pieces, and intricacies. There are guitar pieces which are kind of experimentally strange and different for us, but if you’re a fan of the band for a long time, it got everything you need [Laughs]…

Read the full article at Ovmetal.com.

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Dying Fetus Posts Bolt Thrower Cover Online

Dying Fetus has posted a cover of Bolt Thrower's "Unleashed Upon Mankind" from the band's forthcoming limited edition, mini-LP "History Repeats…" online at this location.

"History Repeats…" marks the Dying Fetus 20th anniversary and sees the group covering tracks from other influential bands such as Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower, Cannibal Corpse, Pestilence, and more.

The new album "History Repeats…" also includes a brand new Dying Fetus track exclusive to this release. The mini-LP is limited to 5,000 copies worldwide and set for a July 19th North American release date through FYE stores and Relapse Mailorder exclusively. "History Repeats…" will be released internationally on July 25th.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Fade Into Obscurity (Dehumanized cover)
2. Unchallenged Hate (Napalm Death cover)
3. Gorehog (Broken Hope cover)
4. Rohypnol (Dying Fetus original exclusive to this release)
5. Unleashed Upon Mankind (Bolt Thrower cover)
6. Twisted Truth (Pestilence cover)
7. Born In A Casket (Cannibal Corpse cover)

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Napalm Death Frontman Appears On SSS Album

British crossover thrashers SSS have revealed that Napalm Death frontman Barney Greenway will appear as a guest vocalist on the band's forthcoming new album, titled "Problems to the Answer."

Greenway performs guest vocals on the tracks "The Kill Floor," "Here Comes The Neighbourhood," and "Roar." The new album "Problems to the Answer" is due to be released in Europe on June 6th and in North America on July 12th.

Barney Greenway comments on his guest appearance: "Foxy really knows his musical onions and when he had some parts for me to do, I knew it was going to be a gas. The main part had a Discharge-y feel to it, so I was sold on that instantly. Went in, shouted, went home. No fucking about. Good stuff."

SSS frontman Foxy also added, "Barney was on a shortlist of one - it was him or no one. Knew he'd be into the direction of our latest musical outing and the stance the songs take were right up his street. Some serious barking was required and his dulcet tones didn't disappoint." More...

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MetalSucks Fan Packs Available At FYE Stores

MetalSucks has their own fan pack containing a shirt and twenty song sampler coming to FYE stores everywhere. With this coupon, it's running at under $7.

Here's the tracklisting for the sampler.

1. Goes Cube - “Thunderheads” from In Tides And Drifts”
2. TesseracT - “Nascent” from “One”
3. Trap Them - “The Fact” from “Darker Handcraft”
4. Kvelertak - “Mjød” from “Kvelertak”
5. Napalm Death - “Diktat” from “Time Waits For no Slave”
6. Last Chance To Reason - "Temp Files" from “Level 2”
7. Deicide - “Into the Darkness You Go” from “To Hell With God”
8. Blackguard - “Firefight” from “Firefight”
9. As Blood Runs Black - “Resist” from “Instinct”
10. Thomas Giles - “Sleep Shake” from “Pulse”
11. Arch Enemy - “Beast of Man” from “The Root Of All Evil”
12. Believer - “Lie Awake” from “Transhuman”
13. Within The Ruins - “Red Flagged” from “Invade”
14. Triptykon - “Shatter” from “Shatter”
15. Nachtmystium - “Ruined Life Continuum” from “Addicts”
16. Novembers Doom - “Harvest Scythe” from “Aphotic”
17. Daath - “Deconstruction/Restoration” from “Daath”
18. Nevermore - “Emptiness Unobstructed” from “The Obsidian Conspiracy”
19. Pathology - “Code Injection” from “Legacy Of The Ancients”
20. Wretched - “My Carrion” from “Beyond The Gate”

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Napalm Death Posts New Song Online

British grindcore legends Napalm Death have posted a new song online entitled, "Legacy Was Yesterday." You can check it out below. The song was made for Decibel magazine's Flexi Disc series, the fifth installment of which is on sale now and will be the only place where "Legacy Was Yesterday" will be available for purchasing.

Napalm Death "Legacy Was Yesterday" by Decibel Magazine

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Forbidden To Stream Podcast

This Friday, March 4th at 6 p.m. Pacific / 9 p.m. Eastern, the Omega Wave live podcast will host special guest Barney Greenway of Napalm Death. It will then be made available for streaming on demand.

Forbidden / Demonica / SpiralArms guitarist & songwriter Craig Locicero and his co-host "Barbwire" Bill Shields (former host for In the Dark Radio, Professional Wrestler and current Ordained Minister of the Collective Conscious) will be taking questions and speaking off-the-cuff on whatever news related and controversial subject may come up.

Forbidden issued the following statement about the show:

"The goals of the show are two-fold. 1) To speak to different compelling and controversial lyricists in Metal and Hard Rock weekly. They will be asked about their motivation, their craft, and what exactly inspires them in these challenging times to do what they do. Their thoughts & opinions on the most current affairs and intensely debated issues will also be discussed.

"2) Have listeners sit in on a real conversation between good friends without censorship watering those thoughts down. Hosts Bill and Craig will be taking questions & topic suggestions live and will have unfiltered reactions to them in real time. These conversations will not hold back and could get very heated at times, depending on the topic. Tune in live this Friday to the Omega Wave Show at this location."

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Motorhead And W.A.S.P. To Headline Bloodstock

The organisers of Great Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that, in addition to black metal icons Immortal headlining the second day of the event, heavy metal veterans W.A.S.P. will be headlining the main stage on the friday, with rock gods Motorhead closing the festivities on the final day of the event. Speaking about the festival, Motorhead frontman Lemmy stated:

"Bloodstock is celebrating 11 years, Motorhead 36 years - Boys and girls, come and see, we will rock your fu**in’ ass’. See you at Bloodstock!"

The event will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 12th-14th and will feature the following lineup: More...

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Napalm Death Posts New Album Update

Mark "Barney" Greenway, lead vocalist of British grindcore legends Napalm Death, has checked in with a message regarding the band's forthcoming new studio album, their first since 2009's, "Time Waits For No Slave." The message reads as follows:

"We will be starting more or less from scratch making a new album and will record in May. Don't read that wrong — it doesn't take us that much time to get our stuff together, it's just that Russ Russell, our producer, has his hands full until May. It does seem a while since Time Waits…, but we recorded the previous few albums in quick succession so thought we'd hold back for a change. Time can indeed fucking wait." More...

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Napalm Death To Record "Mystery Song"

In a recent update, Napalm Death guitarist Mitch Harris announced that the band will be heading into the studio shortly to record a new song. The message reads as follows:

"Napalm Death has just confirmed a studio date later this month for a mystery song!"

Harris also states: "I will give more details when I have official clearance to do so. No, It's nothing to do with the new album. Nope, it's not a cover song either..."

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Immolation Changes Polish Show Venue

Immolation has checked in with the following brief announcement about changing venues for the band's upcoming live show in Poland: "Show in Poland with Napalm Death & Macabre will be at Klub Kwadrat Klub 31-866 Krakow, Poland. Thanks and hope to see all the Polish Metal Maniacs there! More info at this location." The upcoming Immolation tour dates are as follows:

12/10 KD Vltavska Prague, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
12/11 KWADRAT Kraków, PL
12/12 Majestic Bratislava, SLOVAKIA (Slovak Republic)
12/13 Posthalle Würzburg, Bayern, GERMANY

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Napalm Death Bassist Checks In

Shane Embury, the bass player for British grindcore legends Napalm Death, has checked in with a message regarding the band's upcoming tour of Europe. The message reads as follows:

"Life is as ever chaotic in the Napalm Death camp as we get ready to ship our gear over to Hamburg for the first show on the 4th today, and also what with putting ideas together for our new album next year and working hard towards that in our very little spare time - we decided that it was time to change our set for the forthcoming shows with Waking The Cadaver, Macabre and Immolation too!

"We have been pushing the last record pretty hard over the past couple of years, so again we thought with this tour being probably the last European one for awhile we would spice it up somewhat! More...

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Earache To Release "Metal Survival Kit"

Earache Records is set to release the "Metal Survival Kit" on November 22nd, 2010. The kit includes three audio discs and one DVD, offering more than 80 total tracks. Earache Records commented on the release:

"The three audio discs, 'Festival Faves,' 'Future Classics' and 'Under the Radar,' offer an indispensable mixture of established classic hits, the best of metal's new breed and more underground artists deserving of recognition. Included are tracks from such greats as NAPALM DEATH, WHITE WIZZARD, ANNIHILATOR, AT THE GATES, EVILE, CARCASS, MUNICIPAL WASTE, CLUTCH, MORBID ANGEL, GODFLESH, ENFORCER, GAMA BOMB, DEICIDE, OCEANO, BONDED BY BLOOD and many, many more.

"The DVD includes classic videos as well as previously unreleased videos from EVILE, MUNICIPAL WASTE, AT THE GATES, WHITE WIZZARD, BONDED BY BLOOD, AKERCOCKE and more. METAL SURVIVAL KIT also includes a selection of exclusive, free essential goodies, including earplugs in a handy holder, a woven patch, a keyring and stickers. Everything comes housed in a rigid, deluxe box."

You can view an image of the box here or watch a video of its contents below. More...

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Napalm Death Announces European Tour

British grindcore legends Napalm Death has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of Europe this November, along with Macabre, Immolation and Waking The Cadaver. A message from vocalist Barney Greenway reads as follows:

"Having just returned from a string of dates in Thailand, Australia and Japan, it's a great feeling to know that Napalm is able to get out far and wide. Despite the fact that Napalm has trail-blazed across the world, I still hope next year there will be a few new places that we can set foot in where other bands just don't go. That's still a great source of excitement.

"Back in Europe, we're pleased to be coming back on tour again in November. There are old mates in Macabre and Immolation especially, and so it'll be good to round off the touring for Time Waits.. with a real blowout amongst friends. We'll be turning the setlist on it's head, I think, so expect a few things you haven't heard perhaps from the mists of time. Hopefully we'll know what the fuck we are doing when we come to play all that stuff.

"Which leads us into a new album, which we'll begin to piece together in January next year. Expect even more short, sharp shocks from what Shane and Mitch have told me so far on the music front, and lots of stop-start spontaneity. No finished lyrics as yet - I'm waiting with baited breath on the first nasty-sounding MP3 roughs so I can lock myself away and get going."

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Amorphis Confirms Festival Appearance

Finnish progressive metallers Amorphis have announced their participation in the upcoming 2010 edition of the Aalborg Metal Festival. Aalborg Metal Festival 2010 is set to take place November 5-6, 2010 at Studenterhuset in Aalborg, Denmark. Other notable acts scheduled to appear include Immolation, Napalm Death, Katatonia and Pestilence.

The Aalborg Metal Festival 2010 is as follows:

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Napalm Death Confirms Festival Appearance

Legendary metal act Napalm Death have announced their participation in the upcoming 2010 edition of England's Super Sonic Festival. The festival is set to take place between October 22nd and 24th in Birmingham, England.

Super Sonic 2010 line-up:

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Napalm Death Updates Tour Schedule

Napalm Death has updated the band's upcoming tour schedule with the following European and Japanese dates:

30/07/2010 St. Goarshausen - Rock Area Festival (Germany)
31/07/2010 Lorca (Murcia) - Metal Lorca Festival (Espania)
08/08/2010 Folkestone - Hevy Festival (Great Britain)
13/08/2010 Jaromer - Brutal Assault Festival (Czech Republic)
14/08/2010 Bad Berka - Partisan Festival (Germany)
19/08/2010 Dinckelsbühl - Summer Breeze (Germany)
21/08/2010 Koszalin - Rockfestival Generation (Poland)
28/08/2010 Rijssen - Elsrock (Netherlands)
01/09/2010 Perth - Amplifier Bar (Australia) + DYING FETUS
02/09/2010 Adelaide - Frowler's Live (Australia) + DYING FETUS
03/09/2010 Brisbane - The HiFi (Australia) + DYING FETUS
04/09/2010 Sydney - The Factory (Australia) + DYING FETUS
05/09/2010 Melbourne - The HiFi Bar (Australia) + DYING FETUS
08/09/2010 Osaka - Club Quattro (Japan) + VENOMOUS CONCEPT
09/09/2010 Tokyo - Club Quattro (Japan) + VENOMOUS CONCEPT
11/09/2010 Tokyo - Earthdom (Japan)
12/09/2010 Nagoya - Club Quattro (Japan) + VENOMOUS CONCEPT
30/09/2010 Thessaloniki - Block 33 (Greece)
01/10/2010 Athens - An Club (Greece)
02/10/2010 Lichtenfels - Way of Darkness Festival (Germany)
03/10/2010 Oberhausen - Death Feast Ultimate (Germany)
22/10/2010 Birmingham - Supersonic Festival (Great Britain)
05/11/2010 Aalborg - Metal Fest (Denmark)
06/11/2010 Berlin - SO36 (Germany)
07/11/2010 Drachten - Iduna (Netherlands)
08/11/2010 Hannover - TBA (Germany)
10/11/2010 Lille - L'Aeronef (France)
11/11/2010 Vaureal - Le Forum (France)
12/11/2010 Rennes - Antipode (France)
13/11/2010 Pamplona - Sala Totem (Spain)
14/11/2010 Santiago De Compostela - Sala Capitol (Spain)
15/11/2010 Madrid - Sala Live (Spain)
16/11/2010 Badalona - Estraperlo Club (Spain)
18/11/2010 Bologna - Estragon (Italy) NEW
20/11/2010 Nimes - Xtrem Rakan Fest (France)
04/12/2010 La Ferme du Bièreau - Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
09/12/2010 Leipzig - Conne Island (Germany)

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Wacken Open Air 2009 DVD To Be Released

The Wacken Open Air organizers have issued the following announcement about releasing a three disc live DVD set of the festival's 2009 edition:

"In 2009 Wacken Open Air celebrated it´s 20th Anniversary with a giant party and as usual it was recorded on DVD. With a duration of more than 500 minutes on 3 DVD's it's the biggest Wacken live DVD ever! Included are videos of more than 60 bands, 70 live tracks in 5.1 / 2.0 Dolby Digital and additionally masses of documentations and our world record – the world´s longest DVD credits with more than 17500 participants! The DVD will be available from the 5th of august as an 8 pages digi-pack directly at the festival area and afterwords at the FULL:METAL:SHOP."

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Volbeat Posts In Studio Video With Napalm Death

Danish hard rock act Volbeat have posted a brand new video documenting the recording of their upcoming studio ablum titled "Beyond Hell/Above Heaven." The video features a guest appearance from Napalm Death's Barney Greenway recording guest vocals.

The video can be viewed below:

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Napalm Death To Appear In Skins

British grindcore legends Napalm Death has announced that they are to appear in the forthcoming fifth series of British teen drama Skins, which is expected to hit screens sometime next year. The filming of a live Napalm Death performance will take place this Wednesday (July 28th) in Bristol. Although no details have been revealed about the episode, the band stated that the storyline is something that they feel fits well with their latest studio album, "Time Waits For No Slave."

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Volbeat Reveals New Album Guests

Danish metal outfit Volbeat has announced that their new studio album, "Beyond Hell/Above Heaven," will feature guest appearances from Kreator frontman Mille Petrozza, as well as from Napalm Death vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway. The album is expected to be released on September 13th.

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