Napalm Death To Release New Album “Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism” In September

Napalm Death have announced that their new album “Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism” will be released on September 18. Pre-orders will launch on July 24, along with the effort’s first single.

“Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism” Track Listing:

01. “Fuck The Factoid”
02. “Backlash Just Because”
03. “That Curse Of Being In Thrall”
04. “Contagion”
05. “Joie De Ne Pas Vivre”
06. “Invigorating Clutch”
07. “Zero Gravitas Chamber”
08. “Fluxing Of The Muscle”
09. “Amoral”
10. “Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism”
11. “Acting In Gouged Faith”
12. “A Bellyful Of Salt And Spleen”

Mark “Barney” Greenway had the following to say about the new record:

“The phrase sticking in my mind when I started thinking about the lyrical direction for this album was ‘the other.’ You could recognize at the time that there was a rapidly growing fear and paranoia being generated about everybody, from migrating people to people with fluid sexuality and this was starting to manifest itself in very antagonistic reactions that you felt were almost verging on violence. Not everybody resorts to such reactions, of course, but even the basic lack of understanding can become toxic over time. I’m not saying that this is an entirely new phenomenon, but it has been stoked in recent history by some particularly attack-minded people in more political circles and, as ever, I felt that it would be the natural antidote to endorse basic humanity and solidarity with all.

The artwork specifically uses a white dove as a centrepiece, which, of course, is a commonly recognised symbol of peace and cooperation. The dove has been mauled very violently by a sterilizing hand and in death appears particularly broken and bloodied. However, through the violence you can see an equality symbol in blood on the chest of the dove, which perhaps demonstrates — visually at least — that equality cuts through in the end. A positive amidst many negatives then, much like the album title itself being a bit of an oxymoron — the celebration of humanity even in the mangling jaws of negativity.”

Napalm Death Announce New Vinyl Reissues

Napalm Death will be reissuing “Time Waits For No Slave,” “Smear Campaign,” “Utilitarian,” and “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” on limited edition vinyl this summer. “Time Waits For No Slave” and “Smear Campaign” will be available on July 24, while “Utilitarian” and “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” will be available on August 21.

Here’s the available options:

  • 200 black vinyl on all accounts
  • 100 red smoke vinyl with Decibel Magazine
  • 300 blue smoke vinyl on the Century Media US store
  • 300 black ice vinyl on the Indie Store

A special issue of Decibel Magazine will also be released alongside the reissues. Decibel‘s Editor-in-Chief Albert Mudrain commented:

“Without Napalm Death, there would be no Decibel. They are a personal all-time favorite and one of the core bands central to the aesthetic of the entire magazine. To revisit these LPs upon their release through the lens of Decibel has been a blast. And to have those stories be a central part of these beautiful reissues has been surreal.”

Napalm Death Officially Comment On Spring Tour Cancellation

Napalm Death have officially commented on the cancellation of their spring tour with Aborted, Tombs, and WVRM. This news comes after Aborted previously confirmed that the trek was scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Napalm Death said the following:

“Hi everybody,

We have been having a few enquiries via the Napalm Death channels about ticket refunds for currently scheduled gig dates – specifically in North America. There’s nothing we can directly do in terms of being able to action those, but at the same time of course we’re not a band to turn a blind eye when people need to know.

Basically we have made enquiries with our North American booker and he assures us that all currently scheduled gigs have been cancelled and he has instructed local promoters to issue refunds. What this effectively means is that you should apply for a refund at “point of purchase” – in other words, whichever channel you employed to buy any tickets. Hope this clarifies things.

Please stay safe because health and safety trumps all (no pun intended).


Napalm Death“

Aborted Confirm Cancellation Of Spring Tour With Napalm Death, Etc.

It looks like Napalm Death‘s spring tour with Aborted, Tombs, and WVRM has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Aborted confirmed the news on Facebook.

Aborted commented:

“Hey everyone,

We wanted to give you guys some good news in these dark days but unfortunately seems like nothing is spared from the Covid-19 outbreak. Due to all the measures in place (which everyone should follow, mind you), we have to cancel our upcoming tour with Napalm death, Tombs and WVRM.

We feel that we as artists have to do our part as well in urging people to help flatten the curve and take part in social distancing for a while. In the meanwhile this leaves us, along with many others, with a huge financial deficit as our tour merch was already printed, plus work visas; flights; deposits etc were already paid for and it puts us in a very sh***y situation.

We won’t ever ask for a gofundme or anything from anyone. But if you planned on coming to one of the shows and get some merch and you want to support us if possible at all, you can now grab out tour merch from indiemerch and help us resolve this financial catastrophe.

Now is the time to support the bands you love, support them by streaming their music; buying the records and merch as this will be the sole source of income for many of us for the unforeseeable future.

In the meantime we will be working on a tour to replace this one with when possible and write the next album while we are stuck at home like everyone else. Hoping all of you are safe and doing well, thank you in advance and take care of your loved ones.

Sven, Stefano, Ken, Ian & Harrison
*Everything will start shipping next week, we are working through getting it in the system so they will show on pre-order at the moment*”

Napalm Death Stream New Song “Logic Ravaged By Brute Force” & Cover Of Sonic Youth‘s “White Kross”

Napalm Death have officially released their new EP “Logic Ravaged By Brute Force.” The effort comes with the new title track and a cover of Sonic Youth‘s “White Kross.“ You can stream those tracks below:

Napalm Death Announce North American Tour With Aborted, Tombs, & WVRM

Napalm Death have announced a North American tour with Aborted, Tombs, and WVRM. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

04/17 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall (no Tombs)
04/18 Denver, CO – Gothic Theater (no Tombs)
04/19 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room (no Tombs)
04/20 St Louis, MO – Red Flag (no Tombs)
04/21 Milwaukee, WI – Miramar Theater (no Tombs)
04/22 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze (no Tombs)
04/23 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews (no Tombs)
04/24 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
04/25 Toronto, ON – Opera House
04/26 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
04/28 Quebec City, QC – La Source
04/29 Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theater
04/30 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
05/01 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Show
05/03 Washington, DC – Black Cat
05/04 Durham, NC – Motorco
05/06 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
05/07 Miami, FL – Churchill’s
05/08 Orlando, FL – The Haven
05/09 Atlanta, GA – 529
05/10 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
05/11 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
05/13 Albuquerque, NM – LaunchPad
05/14 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
05/15 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
05/16 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

Napalm Death To Release New EP “Logic Ravaged By Brute Force”

Napalm Death will be releasing a new EP titled “Logic Ravaged By Brute Force” on February 7. The effort will be available digitally and on 7″ vinyl and it will feature the new title track, as well as a cover of Sonic Youth‘s “White Kross.“

Mark “Barney” Greenway commented:

“In keeping with Napalm Death custom, we had a vast swathe of new songs with many different flavours. So then naturally we moved into single territory and opted for ‘Logic Ravaged By Brute Force‘. It’s the coldness and desperation of the guitar chords and voice that swung it. And then, seeing as Sonic Youth mash chords like few others, this cover of ‘White Kross‘ just seemed to lift itself beyond the constraints of cover – or filler – song into a bit of a rumbling wall-of-sound epic.”

The EP can be purchased in the following vinyl colors:

  • Black [Unlimited]
  • Blue [200x copies via CM Distro Europe]
  • Light Green [100x copies via CM Webshop Europe]
  • Neon Yellow [100x copies via CM Webshop USA (out February 28)]
  • Orange [600x Exclusively from the band on the road!]

Napalm Death Announce European/UK Tour With Eyehategod, Misery Index, Etc.

Napalm Death will be headlining the “Campaign For Musical Destruction Tour” early next year. Eyehategod, Misery Index, Rotten Sound, and Bat will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

02/07 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
02/08 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
02/11 Vienna, AUT – Arena
02/12 Brno, CZE – Roxy
02/13 Leipzig, GER – Werk 2
02/14 Berlin, GER – Astra
02/16 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
02/18 Bournemouth, UK – The Old Fire Station
02/19 Cardiff, UK – Tramshed
02/20 Brimingham, UK – O2 Institute
02/21 Glasgow, UK – Slay
02/23 London, UK – The Electric Ballroom
02/25 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
02/26 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
02/27 Lyon, FRA – Ninkasi Kao
02/28 Nantes, FRA – Warehouse
02/29 Toulouse, FRA – Metronum
03/01 Biarritz, GRA – Atabal
03/03 Paris, FRA – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
03/04 Stuttgart, GER – Im Wizemann
03/05 Lindau, GER – Club Vaudeville
03/06 Muncich, GER – Backstage
03/07 Zurich, SWI – Meh Suff! Winter Fest
03/08 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik

Napalm Death’s Mark “Barney” Greenway Performs Sitting Down After Injuring Ankle

Napalm Death’s Mark “Barney” Greenway recently injured his ankle and had to perform while sitting in a chair during the band’s October 23 and October 24 shows in Los Angeles, CA. You can see footage of that below:

[via Blabbermouth]