Napalm Death To Reissue “Time Waits For No Slave” & “Utilitarian” On Vinyl

Napalm Death have announced that they will be reissuing “Time Waits For No Slave” and “Utilitarian” on June 4. Pre-orders for “Time Waits For No Slave” are available HERE and pre-orders for “Utilitarian” are available HERE. The records will be available on CD and the following vinyl colors:

“Time Waits For No Slave“:

Black LP – unlimited
Brown LP – 200x copies via CM Webshop Europe & Coretex
Neon green LP – 200x copies via EMP
Bright gold LP – 200x copies via Nuclear Blast
Neon orange LP – 300x copies via CM Distro and Webshop Europe

“Utilitarian“:

Black LP – unlimited
Bottle Green LP – 200x copies via CM Webshop Europe & Coretex
Bright gold LP – 200x copies via EMP
Transparent magenta LP – 200x copies via Nuclear Blast
Grey LP – 300x copies via CM Distro and Webshop Europe

Napalm Death Sign New Deal With Century Media Records

Napalm Death have signed a new deal with Century Media Records. The deal will extend the lengthy partnership between the two parties.

Mark “Barney” Greenway commented:

“Very happy to let people know that we have put pen to paper and taken the plunge with Century Media again. Crucial to Napalm Death was that we continued to retain artistic and creative control and also continue to have a determining voice in how our music is used – and, equally as importantly, isn’t used. The people we have consistently worked with down the years at Century Media have always been extremely attuned to this, and we have never experienced anything like the heavy hand of suffocating commercial pressure that can be inherent in this kind of relationship and lead to crappy creative outcomes. Looking forward to sonically bending more minds with their help.”

Philipp Schulte, director of Century Media Records Europe, added:

“Napalm Death and Century Media Records have gone a long way together already, so it makes us very happy continuing as the band’s partner for the years ahead. The value of artistic freedom and creativity has always been of profound significance for Napalm Death. It was the key to becoming and staying one of the most important bands – then and now. We take this very seriously. Thanks to the band for their trust. We are looking forward to this extended strong partnership.”

Watch Napalm Death, Voivod, Municipal Waste, Child Bite, Etc. Members Cover Cardiacs’ “Tarred And Feathered”

Shawn Knight (Child Bite), Dan “Chewy” Mongrain (Voivod), Dave Witte (Municipal Waste, etc.), Shane Embury (Napalm Death, etc.), Jim Smith (Cardiacs), Stian Carstensen (Farmers Market), PowerDave, Bruce Lamont (Brain Tentacles, Yakuza, etc.), and Christian Doble (Fawnn) have shared a quarantine cover of Cardiacs‘ “Tarred And Feathered“ in honor of the late Tim Smith. You can check that out below and read some thoughts from some of the participating artists over at Decibel.

Dark Sky Burial (Napalm Death) Release New Album “Quod Me Nutrit Me Destruit”, Premiere “The Vertical Labyrinth” Video

Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury has released a new album, titled “Quod Me Nutrit Me Destruit,” from his ambient project Dark Sky Burial. Fans can purchase that on Bandcamp. With this news, Embury has also shared a new video for “The Vertical Labyrinth” off the effort. You can check that out below. Embury said the following about the new record and video:

“This is the second album in a planned Quadrilogy – the title loosely translate to what nourishes me will destroy me! this can mean I suppose many things but perhaps how well we suffer a term I recently heard and makes a lot of sense to me right now. The Vertical Labyrinth Video was again put together by Chariot of the black moth – I am so happy with the result.”

“Decibel Metal And Beer Fest: Philly” Postponed To September

The “Decibel Metal And Beer Fest” in Philadelphia, PA has been postponed once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place on September 25-26 at The Fillmore and it will feature Converge (performing “Jane Doe”), Napalm Death (performing “Harmony Corruption” and “Utopia Banished”) and Pig Destroyer (performing “Prowler In The Yard“). Previously purchased tickets will be valid for the new dates and refunds are available through Live Nation.

Visceral Collapse (Venomous Concept) Release “Knowle Road”

Venomous Concept’s Shane Embury (Napalm Death), Kevin Sharp (ex-Brutal Truth), and John Cooke (Napalm Death) have launched a new side project called Visceral Collapse. You can find their new release, “Knowle Road,” on Bandcamp.

Sharp commented:

“Shane and I got to talking about records we wanted to do — I guess the older you get, the more curious you become. Records we only talked of doing but never got around to, but then COVID came and gave us two things: crisis and time on our hands. I sort of feel I have created deconstructed music in multitudes of methodology and melody might be an unexplored extreme.

So Shane wrote some songs for the next Venomous Concept album; more uptempo high-paced rock ‘n’ roll punk mixed in with a Hüsker Dü melodic ’80s hardcore punk feel. It goes this way then that way and an album forms. Anyway, you will hear more about that album next year once we roll into 2021!

The idea was for me to fly to Birmingham/Cambridge and record for my birthday back in September. I arrived three days early to work on last-minute ideas for the record we had written.

Not being capable of following a plan, we went in and immediately recorded an emotional avalanche titled Knowle Rd. This may not be for everyone. That said, this record was Johnny, Shane and myself, so in an effort to direct the ear, we are using a different acronym for this VC record: This part of our hard drive will be called Visceral Collapse, which, if you think about it, defines 2020. If in the future “Venomous Concepts” exceed perceived content, we will probably come up with another acronym… but Ook will always be VC!

So if you enjoy placing your head in an oven, I encourage you to get in your special place. and set your head to broil. Knowle Rd is the 2020 lease-breaker everyone felt this year.”

Dark Sky Burial (Napalm Death) Premiere New Song “Omisoka”

Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury has released a new song, titled “Omisoka,” from his ambient project Dark Sky Burial. Fans can purchase the track on Bandcamp. Embury commented:

“This track is called Omisoka which translates I hope into “Last great day” it was conceived as a sort of Christmas Day theme of mine but then morphed into an end of year theme hence the title. 2020 as we all know has been a bizarre year, for Me I have managed to keep reasonably sane by immersing myself into creating music… In part this composition is my own way of sending love and thanking my family and my friends for putting up with me as I continue to take life’s rocky roller coaster ride and lastly to the followers and fans of Dark Sky Burial who have supported me so far I cannot thank you enough.”

Brave The Cold (Napalm Death, Megadeth) Premiere “Apparatus” Video

Brave The Cold, the band featuring Napalm Death’s Mitch Harris and Megadeth’s Dirk Verbeuren, have premiered a new video for their song “Apparatus.” This track is from their latest album “Scarcity.“ A limited edition vinyl pressing of that effort will be released on December 11.

Harris commented:

“The concept reflects on the division of neighbor vs. neighbor, harvesting unrest due to compromised ethics, intended to destroy the frayed internal infrastructure of adapting society on a global level. ‘Apparatus‘ is about a socially repressive cabal whose sole agenda is maximizing the transfer of wealth and power from poorer, middle class consumers to a thin sliver of the wealthiest via submissive fear ideology.

Through an intensive program of isolation, bombardment with propaganda and behaviorally suggestive content before reaching the global eye, the ‘Apparatus‘ is distressing civil liberties in an era of inconceivable technological corporate wizardry, oppression, censorship and domination.”

Dark Sky Burial (Napalm Death) Premiere “De Omnibus Dubitandum Est” Video

Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury has premiered a new video for “De Omnibus Dubitandum Est” from his ambient project Dark Sky Burial. That song is the title track of the band’s debut album, which was released earlier this year. On another note, Embury has also confirmed that he is already working on a follow-up:

“I am really happy with the response so far to the project and it really means a lot to me. This year has been tough on all of us but also a definitive inspiration for my second album, which I have already finished and just need to mix. The title for the second DSB album is called ‘Quod me nutrit me destruit‘, which translates to what nourishes me, destroys me.”

[via Decibel]

Mitch Harris Discusses His Absence From Napalm Death

During a recent interview with Heavy Culture, Napalm Death’s Mitch Harris explained his lengthy absence from touring. The guitarist has been spending time away from the road to take care of his sick parents, who have now sadly passed away.

Harris said the following:

“I finished the ‘Apex Predator‘ recording, and my father was very sick in Las Vegas. I lived in England 26 years. Time goes very fast when your parents are aging. So I came home to see how he was. He needed surgery on both knees. But then [after] many tests, [the doctors] said, ‘Oh, you have cancer.’

So I went home, I got my family and I came back. And I said, I will finish all the shows for the rest of the ‘Utilitarian‘ [cycle]. They do 200 shows a year, and I was the full-time carer for my father, and also my mother was here alone with him, and she couldn’t help him so much.”

“When I moved [back to Las Vegas], he died the day I arrived, actually, when I came back. He had his surgery. And it was shocking. Then my mother was alone, and we couldn’t leave her. We were happy. We settled in. [It was a] crazy culture change for the family and my kids. Yeah, it was very shocking. But I was very happy to be home. So then, three years later, my mother died. Again, she was sick for a while.”

He also added:

“I can’t travel, and I don’t want to travel. I don’t feel like it’s that important — ‘Oh, I need to be there for the fans, the band, traveling on a plane every day when my family needs me.’

Sometimes there comes a point in your life where you have to just do the right thing, and I would never feel happy if I was not there when they needed me. I’m sorry for people that they miss me, or whatever, but if you really miss me, there’s a Napalm record, which I played on, which is very intense, and Brave The Cold. Please support it and give it a chance, because this is part of my future.”

[via Blabbermouth]