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Napalm Death Streaming "To Go Off And Things" Cover

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After a successful run of dates all across Europe, Napalm Death is proud to announce two very special projects that have been in the works recently.

Today Napalm Death is launching a special cover of "To Go Off And Things" by the Cardiacs. Give it a listen below or over at the Napalm Death Bandcamp page. Shane Embury comments:

"Since I was blessed with being introduced to Cardiacs way back in 1986 they have been one of my favorite bands of all time! Getting to meet and become friends with Tim Smith, the musical genius behind it all, over the years was an added bonus. Tim always struck me as a person with a massive heart, who had a very pure and innocent view of the world in which we live in - something I totally related to, as the world can be a dark place - he radiated happiness.

"We shared many fun and elaborate conversations after Cardiacs shows in the early 90's and I loved every minute of every conversation with him. I could go on and on for hours about how amazing his music is and the immense influence it has had on my life but suffice to say this cover of 'To Go Off And Things' that we have recorded is in tribute to the brilliance that is Tim Smith - it is the least we can do for a man who has given us so much.

"Tim has unfortunately been severely unwell for a few years now and we hope with this recording made available to everyone for download on our bandcamp site for only £1 (you can pay more if your heart so desires!) we can help raise some money to go towards Tim's rehabilitation! We hope you like our version of the song and find it in your heart to donate something towards such a worthy cause...Thanks for taking the time to read this."

In other news, Napalm Death is pleased to announce the release of a limited and exclusive vinyl 12" EP entitled "Our Pain Is Their Power" to commemorate their very special Roadburn Festival appearance on April 10th. The track list is as follows:

Side A:
1. Persona Non Grata
2. Smear Campaign
3. Atheist Runt

Side B:
1. Morale
2. Our Pain Is Their Powe
3. Weltschmerz (Extended Apocalyptic Power)

Napalm Death vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway states: "I think it's fair to say that live and on album Napalm Death has always had more of an emphasis on a bare bones approach - just hit the 'go button' and it should all just about stay on the rails. However, there are other layers to the band and recently we've been in situations with more potential to pluck those from our repertoire. So, this EP gives you a significant flavour of that - as will the live performance. Although the music isn't entirely identical, I feel the moroseness and sheer desperate bludgeon of early Swans is a big factor for us in creating this different type of mood. Hopefully we can emulate that kind of power."

Catch the band live:

10.04.2014 Tilburg (The Netherlands) - Roadburn Festival
11.04.2014 Pontoise (France) - Observatoire + Hammercult
12.04.2014 Creil (France) - Grange a Musique + Hammercult
13.04.2014 Nantes (France) - Ferrailleur + Hammercult
14.04.2014 Paris (France) - Fleche d'Or + Hammercult
15.04.2014 Lyon (France) - CCO + Hammercult
16.04.2014 Toulouse (France) - Le Metronom + Hammercult
17.04.2014 Angouleme (France) - La Nef + Hammercult
19.04.2014 Chaulnes (France) - Chaulnes Metal Fest
02.05.2014 Leeds (UK) - 'Kin Hell Fest
09.05.2014 Le Havre (France) - Tetris
10.05.2014 Matignicourt (France) - Lezard'Os Metal Fest
11.05.2014 Dunkerque (France) - 4 Excluse
16.05.2014 New York (USA) - Knockdown Center * New show
18.05.2014 San Juan (Puerto Rico)- La Respuesta * New show
06.06.2014 Weinheim (Germany) - Café Central * New show
07.06.2014 Reichenbach (Germany) - Chronical Moshers Open Air * New show
09.06.2014 Graz (Austria) - P.P.C. * New show
14.06.2014 Protzen (Germany) - Protzen Open Air * New show
21.06.2014 Dokkum (The Netherlands) - Dokk'em Open Air Festival * New show
27.06.2014 Dessel (Belgium) - Graspop * New show
11.07.2014 Wegorzewo (Poland) - Seven Festival * New show
01.08.2014 München (Germany) - Free & Easy Festival * New show
02.08.2014 Marktredwitz (Germany) - Sticky Fingers Festival * New show
30.08.2014 Wörrstadt - NOAFestival (Germany)
09.08.2014 Schlotheim (Germany) - Party.San Open Air
11.08.2014 Martigny (Switzerland) - Les Caves du Manoir * New show
29.08.2014 Wörrstadt (Germany) - NOAFestival
06.09.2014 Loos en Gohelle (France) - Gohelle Fest

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