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Extreme Noise Terror Vocalist Dean Jones On New Music, The "Damage 381" Album With Barney Greenway And Vegetarianism\

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Recently, I was able to tick another band off my bucket list and finally see Extreme Noise Terror, the crust punk icons from deepest, darkest Ipswich. Formed in 1985, ENT pioneered the use of dual vocalists in hardcore, became a favourite of legendary BBC DJ John Peel and while rejecting the grindcore label, were able to appeal to fans of both punk and metal in the same way that the genre did.

Tragedy struck in 2011 when vocalist Phil Vane passed away but his replacement, former Gorerotted/The Rotted vocalist Ben McCrow has honoured the memory of the fallen frontman with his superb performances, which can be best be heard on the self-titled full length, released in 2015.

Before the band's recent show in New Cross, London, I was fortunate enough to meet up with the band and sit down with vocalist Dean Jones, the sole remaining original member, to discuss progress on new material, the era when Napalm Death vocalist Barney Greenway joined the band, following a case of trading places when Phil Vane briefly joined Napalm (see Barney's memory of the time here) and why he's no longer a vegetarian. You can check it out below.

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Ollie Hynes has been a writer for Metal Underground.com for four years and has been a metal fan for ten years, going so far as to travel abroad for metal shows.

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