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.”

“Decibel Metal And Beer Fest: Philly” Rescheduled For 2021

The “Decibel Metal And Beer Fest” in Philadelphia, PA has officially been rescheduled after being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place on April 9-10, 2021 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“).

Organizers commented:

“Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly has been officially rescheduled for April 9-10, 2021 at Fillmore Philly! Headliners Converge (special Jane Doe set), Napalm Death (special Harmony Corruption & Utopia Banished set) and Pig Destroyer (special Prowler in the Yard set) are each still scheduled to perform. The rest of the lineup—which includes several other acts from the previously announced dates—will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the 2020 Metal & Beer Fest: Philly dates will automatically be valid for the new dates. In the event you cannot attend, you may opt for a refund within 30 days of the new show dates being announced. Emails will be sent from Live Nation to ticket holders notifying them of their full options. For full details of Live Nation’s refund policy, visit: https://www.livenationentertainment.com/ticketrefund/

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).

Love

Napalm Death“

Napalm Death’s Shane Embury Launches New Project Dark Sky Burial

Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury has launched a new ambient project called Dark Sky Burial. The band’s debut album “De Omnibus Dubitandum Est” was released today (April 7).

Embury told Decibel the following:

“I have been forming the ideas for DSB for a few years now and being a lover of all music that’s ‘out there. As a huge retro horror/sci-fi movie fan, I envisioned DSB as an inevitable and natural progression for me as a composer.”

“It’s my first step on a different path but with the help of my longtime music partner Russ Russell, who mastered the album and added some amazing ambience. I hope some people will find a connection to it and follow me as I embark on this new sonic expedition.”

He continued:

“The tracks are a strange sort of therapy for me. My mind is relentless and escapist at the best of times. And it’s times like these now in the world that listening back that this album seems like a suitable soundtrack—a chance to sever reality here and there for just a little while is always needed.”

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

http://indiemerchstore.com/b/aborted
*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*”

“Decibel Metal And Beer Fest: Philly” Postponed Due To Coronavirus

The 2020 “Decibel Metal And Beer Fest” in Philadelphia, PA has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which was supposed to feature Converge, Napalm Death, Pig Destroyer, Mayhem, Abbath, and more, was originally set to take place at The Fillmore on April 3-4. The following statement was issued:

“In an effort to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Philadelphia has announced a city-wide ban on gatherings in excess of 1,000 people, which unfortunately means we have been forced to postpone Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly on April 3-4 at the Fillmore. Though it pains us to see so many plans disrupted as a result, we must remain committed to ensuring the safety of the bands, the breweries, the staff and, of course, the fans during this time. We will share the rescheduled festival date information as soon as we have it. Purchased tickets will be honored. Thank you for your understanding and support. More soon.”