Umbilicus (Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Etc.) Sign Digital Deal With Blood Blast Distribution

Umbilicus, the 60s/70s style rock band featuring Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse), Taylor Nordberg (Deicide, Inhuman Condition), Vernon Blake (Anarchus, Napalm Death [live]), and Brian Stephenson (Fore, Old James), have signed a new digital deal with Blood Blast Distribution. Nordberg had the following to say about that:

“We are all so excited to finally start releasing some music from this band! I have worked with Blood Blast Distribution with several other bands, and they are absolutely killer to work with. Pro, great communication, and they care about the artists. Our first single should be out this month, so stay tuned!”

Dark Sky Burial (Napalm Death) Premiere New Song “Constellation Of Archetypes”

Dark Sky Burial, the ambient project featuring Napalm Death’s Shane Embury, have premiered a new song titled “Constellation Of Archetypes.“ Embury commented:

“Creating music is what drives me on most days — that and my children — a light through the darkness. ‘Constellation of Archetypes‘ is my latest antidote for reality.”

[via Decibel]

Napalm Death Share Visualizer Video For “Resentment Is Always Seismic (Dark Sky Burial Dirge)”

Napalm Death have shared an official visualizer video for “Resentment Is Always Seismic (Dark Sky Burial Dirge)” off their new mini-album “Resentment Is Always Seismic – A Final Throw Of Throes.” That effort was officially released today (February 11.)

Mark “Barney” Greenway Says Members Of Napalm Death Caught COVID-19 Following Fall 2021 U.S. Tour

During a recent appearance on “The MetalSucks Podcast,” Napalm Death frontman Mark “Barney” Greenway revealed that members of the band ended up catching COVID-19 following their fall 2021 U.S. tour with GWAR. The positive cases resulted in the band having to stay in the States for an extra 10 days.

Greenway said the following

“The tour itself was great, but you had to be kind of a little bit vigilant to try as best you could to not be mixing with too many people who you didn’t know — for obvious reasons at this point in time. Which is completely alien to my way of doing things usually, but, of course, we completely understood why that needed to be the case. Unfortunately, it didn’t stop all of us from getting COVID right at the end of the tour, so that was rough [laughs], to say the least.”

He also added:

“[It happened] right at the end of the tour after we finished, actually. [That was] good in some ways but not in others. I mean, I had to stay over for 10 days in the States when I didn’t want to. And it was a big old financial hit for the band on top of everything else. The COVID tests that we had to do while in the States, the cost was eye-watering. We’d already got that, and then we had to pay for accommodation [at the end of the tour], and that was the financial hit. But on the other side of things, we got travel insurance, so we made sure that everybody got travel insurance, just in case they became hospitalized. Nobody did in the end, but we were covered for the hospitalization but not for the accommodation, so we still had to pay for that.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Napalm Death Postpone European Tour To 2023, Announce March 2022 UK/Ireland Tour

Napalm Death have delayed their upcoming European tour until 2023. Despite this, the band will still be heading out on UK/Ireland tour in March 2022.

Tour Dates:


03/05 Leeds, UK – Boom
03/11 Oxford, UK – Academy 2
03/12 Buckley, UK – The Tivoli
03/18 London, UK – Underworld
03/19 Liverpool, UK – Academy 2
03/25 Torquay, UK – The Foundry
03/26 Milton Keynes, UK – Craufurd Arms
07/01 Limerick, IRE – Dolans Warehouse
07/02 Dublin, IRE – The Academy
07/03 Belfast, IRE – Limelight


02/09 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
02/10 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik
02/11 Berlin, GER – Astra Kulturhaus
02/12 Wroclaw, POL – Concert Center A2
02/14 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
02/15 Wien, AUT – Arena
02/16 Brno, CZE – Sono
02/17 Magdeburg, GER – Factory
02/18 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
02/19 Munchen, GER – Backstage
02/22 Bensacon, GRA – La Rodia
02/26 Paris, FRA – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
02/28 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
03/01 Leipzig, GER – Werk 2
03/02 Paderno Dugnano, ITA – Slaughter Club
03/03 Mannheim, GER – MS Connexion Complex
03/04 Huttikon, SWI – Meh Suff! Metal-Festival
03/05 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
03/07 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy 2
03/08 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
03/09 Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand
03/10 Kingston Upon Hull, UK – Tower Ballroom

Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Napalm Death, & Unto Others Announce North American Tour

Arch Enemy and Behemoth have announced a co-headlining North American tour. Napalm Death and Unto Others will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

04/16 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
04/18 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
04/19 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
04/21 St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
04/22 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
04/23 Charlotte. NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
04/25 Toronto, ON – Rebel
04/26 Montreal, QC – Mtelus
04/28 New York, NY – Terminal 5
04/29 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
04/30 Worcester, MA – Palladium
05/02 Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre
05/04 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
05/07 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
05/09 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
05/10 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
05/11 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
05/13 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
05/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Hollywood Palladium

Arch Enemy guitarist Michael Amott commented:

“I honestly couldn’t be more excited about having Arch Enemy join forces with Behemoth, Napalm Death and Unto Others for a run of dates through North America in 2022! A killer package of quality mayhem right there – can’t fckn wait!”

Behemoth frontman Nergal added:

“To say that we are dying to return on the road would be an understatement! In fact we’ve never been more hungry to reunite with our legions… not only to bring young of the hottest EXTREME METAL touring line-ups in a long time but also to bring you NEW Behemoth’s music! Rejoice!!!”

Shane Embury Says Napalm Death’s Next Album Will Feature “More Extreme Experimentation”

Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury has taken to social media to offer some insight into his plans for the band’s next album. He said the following:

“Besides all of the other music I have been deeply involved with – during these past couple of years I have not lost sight of the next @theofficialnapalmdeath album! These last few albums due to to our extensive have taken time to out together… especially the last album. As it was released I already had thoughts on this next one so have been recording riffs and thinking a lot about what’s next – more extreme experimentation is on the horizon! but of course there is going to be some heavy as fuck riffing coming also 🤘😁 good night folks.”

Dark Sky Burial (Napalm Death) Premiere New Song “Decay Is The Matrix Of Fertility”

Napalm Death’s Shane Embury has shared a new song, titled “Decay Is The Matrix Of Fertility,” from his Dark Sky Burial project. He said the following about that:

“I thought it only Apt on new years eve to once again share a Brand new free download track to those who have helped me thru some trying times and another year in the Labyrinth. A thank you again as we enter 2022. The title of this track for me symbolises the Hopeful Death of old habits – Whatever they maybe – the cutting away of dead wood in the hope of further growth towards the light – looking forwards not backwards! As a last minute thought I asked Tom Dring Of Corrupt Moral Altar to add some saxophone – I love Saxophone! which has given the track more atmosphere and me further thoughts (Like I don’t already think enough) on what will come next on future recordings. Again assisted my Kindred spiritual Brother Russ Russell Love to him and His family on this day especially x”

Cannibal Corpse, Inhuman Condition, Etc. Members Launch New Project Umbilicus

Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse), Taylor Nordberg (Inhuman Condition, The Absence), Vernon Blake (Anarchus, Napalm Death [live]), and Brian Stephenson (Fore, Old James) have launched a new project called Umbilicus. The 70’s style rock band will release their debut album in 2022.

Mazurkiewicz commented:

“Umbilicus was formed in the summer of 2020 and driven by our love of rock and roll from the late 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s. I’ve been listening to well-known bands like Grand Funk, Bad Company and Steppenwolf and not-so-well-known bands like Sir Lord Baltimore and Lucifer’s Friend for the last 20 years or so now. The more I listened to these bands the more I wanted to play music like this.

It is just so much fun to sit back and groove out and play by complete feel without beating my body down. To just play some pure hard rock! We composed 10 very cool songs throughout 2020 but the one piece of the puzzle was missing: an awesome voice to tie it all together.

Enter Brian Stephenson! An amazing vocalist and lyricist that completed the lineup! I am so proud of what we have written and I can’t wait for the world to hear what we have to offer!”

A teaser can be found below: