Jacob Bannon (Converge) Says He Recorded A New Album With Napalm Death, Megadeth, & Ex-Nasum Members

Jacob Bannon (Converge, etc.), Shane Embury (Napalm Death), Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), and Jesper Liveröd (ex-Nasum) have joined forces in a new project. According to Bannon, the group have already recorded a 12-track album.

Bannon said the following about the project during an interview with “Mosh Talks With Beez” for Knotfest.com:

“Aside from the Umbra [Vitae] record I actually finished another album before the pandemic situation hit here in the States. We didn’t totally put that on ice, but it definitely delayed getting that out to the world…”

“It’s something totally new for me, where Umbra is a band—a proper band—and Converge and Wear Your Wounds are proper bands, this is more of a project that might have some live elements at some point. But I wrote a album with Shane Embury from Napalm Death, Dirk from Megadeth who also used to play drums in Soilwork and Jesper from Nasum.

And we recorded a 12-song album and we’re really excited about it. And we’re gonna get that out to the world, I don’t know, hopefully in the next few months, we’ll see what happens…”

[via The PRP]

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.”

Napalm Death’s Shane Embury To Miss Upcoming U.S. Tour

Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury has announced that he will be missing the band’s U.S. tour with Municipal Waste, Sick Of It All and Take Offense. During his absence, Vernon Blake will be filling in. Embury commented:

“Due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control, I will not be able to grind on the U.S. tour with Sick Of It All and Municipal Waste. Driving the bass bulldozer will be Vernon Blake, long-time friend and veteran grindcore/hardcore dealer with his Rigid Records label.”

Shane Embury On New Napalm Death Record: “I Don’t Think The Album Will Be Released Until Early 2020”

During an interview with Extreme Metal Festival News, Napalm Death’s Shane Embury offered an update on the band’s new album. The effort is almost finished, but the bassist said he thinks they are going to wait until early 2020 to release it.

Embury said the following:

“The music for the new album has been recorded now since June of last year and it was done in two sessions. Mitch did come over and record guitars on the new record, but all the compositions were written by myself, which was quite a challenge to make it all flow but at the same time hopefully have diversity, which I think it has. Barn has nearly recorded all his vocal parts.

We have been playing so many shows in support to ‘Apex’ and, of course, the ‘Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs’ compilation, and there’s more shows already booked coming up towards the end of September, so we have decided to take our time with this album. We have a strong amazing album title, but I don’t think the album will be released now until early 2020.”

Napalm Death, Anaal Nathrakh, Etc. Members Launch New Project Born To Murder The World

Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Brujeria, etc.), Mick Kenney (Anaal Nathrakh, Mistress) and Duncan Wilkins (Fukpig, Mistress) have joined forces in a new band called Born To Murder The World. That group’s debut album “The Infinite Mirror Of Millennial Narcissism” will be released on August 24 through Embury‘s own Extrinsic Recordings, and their first single “Brutality Alchemist” can be found below:

Embury told Decibel the following:

“Born To Murder The World is a project that myself and Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh have had recorded for some time now. We have been friends for decades and when two likeminded maniacs get together to record a project, something nasty is bound to happen. I suppose we just needed a good excuse for the record to be unleashed.

To me, it was the perfect opportunity with the start of my label Extrinsic Recordings to just do that. The track ‘Brutality Alchemist’ was the first track we came up with together and is a good mixture of the what the album is all about—it seems the ideal track to introduce the album with.

As anyone who follows me or my bands would know, I love all forms of music and love making projects and collaborations to the point I guess I am a bit obsessive about it all, and for some time now I have wanted to get into recording and composing atmospheric albums/soundtrack-type recordings and, well, whatever weird and wacky ideas that come to mind.

I have a long list of stuff I want to achieve personally and Extrinsic Recordings is a way for me to do that. I’m very excited about it all and hope to make some interesting albums over the next few years… Stay tuned!”

“The Infinite Mirror Of Millennial Narcissism” Track Listing:

01. “When The Heart Is Violated”
02. “Brutality Alchemist”
03. “Genesis Misconception”
04. “The Virus Within Us All”
05. “As He Creates So He Destroys”
06. “Penetrate The Descent”
07. “The Death of Dreams”
08. “Poisoning Purity”
09. “Negative Plague”
10. “Corruption Feeds Deception”
11. “Tiyanak”
12. “How Barren Is Life Without Sin”

Napalm Death’s Shane Embury Talks About His Upcoming Side Projects With Mastodon, Faith No More, Etc. Members

Napalm Death’s Shane Embury was recently interviewed on The Void With Christina and discussed two side projects he has in the works with members of Mastodon and more. You can watch the full interview and read some excerpts below:

Embury said the following about Tronos, which involves Napalm Death producer Russ Russell, Faith No More‘s Billy Gould, Mastodon‘s Troy Sanders, and a member of Voivod:

“One project, for about five years, I’ve been working on with a guy who produces our records [Russ Russell,] it’s got kind of a doomyish, doomy, weird, shoegazing, doomy kind of music. Billy [Gould] from Faith No More plays bass on some of the tracks, Troy [Sanders] from Mastodon, a guy from Voivod on guitar. ‘Cause the guy who produces our albums, he’s part of it so, we can record for free. So he’s been zoning out on it forever. It’s called Tronos—which is just Spanish for ‘thrones’—I nicked it from a ‘Game Of Thrones‘ DVD in Spanish.

Russ Russell, the guy who produces the Napalm albums and stuff, and all the stuff that I’ve been involved with, he’s got quite a graphic deal as well… So he’s got lots of visual stuff going on and if we can pull it off I’d like to play the ‘Roadburn Festival‘ in Holland, cause then you’d be able to do the projections. And because of the people involved I can only imagine doing the odd show here and there.”

He also said the following about another project, which features Mastodon‘s Bill Kelliher and Brann Dailor, along with ex-Brutal Truth frontman Kevin Sharp:

“Kevin [Sharp] probably didn’t mention that me and him are doing a project with Bill and Bran from Mastodon. Well, he’s got about three million riffs now, we’ve just gotta try to arrange them into songs, it’s heavy stuff. We demoed it in Bill‘s studio, ’cause Kevin built Bill‘s studio for him. Kevin‘s a grindcore carpenter. So we just got a buncha riffs there, it’s a case of trying to work it out, it’s gonna take awhile.”

On another note, he also talked a bit about Napalm Death’s new material:

“It’s fast. But there’s also a lot of weird… Hopefully some—I don’t want to say experimental—but hopefully once it’s done it will go in a few different directions.”

“I don’t want to say noise—there might be some stuff like that—but there’s like a couple of mid-paced Killing Joke-esque influences. So hopefully we veer off in a few directions and hopefully it will make the album, a bit… it will still be abrasive, but not constantly fast all the time.

There is some extremely fast stuff, but ya know… We’ve all been kind of like ticking away every album, trying a little bit of this, a little bit of that, so each step… So this one will be the most diverse one yet, I hope.”

[via The PRP]

Venomous Concept (Napalm Death Etc.) Sign To Season Of Mist

Venomous Concept, the supergroup featuring Kevin Sharp (Brutal Truth), Danny Lilker (Brutal Truth), Shane Embury (Napalm Death), Danny Herrera (Napalm Death), and John Cooke, have signed to Season Of Mist and plan to release their new album in 2016. You can read the full press release via the following Facebook post: