NAPALM DEATH - Finishing New Album Recordings2014-10-05
Earlier this year, grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH confirmed that they were hard at work to write the follow-up to 2012's Utilitarian album. Well, the band has been recording the new material and that process is almost over. More importantly, you can expect an early 2015 release for this 15th studio longplayer effort from the Birmingham band. Frontman Barney also revealed some of the new song titles.
Vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway had the following to say: "When we say that we've been working on the album recording for nearly a year, people might be thinking that this all sounds a bit too extravagant for grindcore-type behaviour. The full story is though that we've been recording it in segments to try and achieve varying types of sonic assault. There is a belief in certain quarters that you can only do so much with our particularly noisy strain of music. We think otherwise, so as well as a few stylistic quirks on the album (that are sometimes happy accidents), generally it's rawer, perhaps a little looser and of course always dense, nasty and, hopefully, invigorating too. Certainly not more polished - yuk!
"Russ Russell helped us to give lots of people headaches down the years. He doesn't mind us adopting certain, erm, techniques with studio equipment that most producer-engineers would find somewhat distasteful. So back we went again with Russ to Parlour Studios in the comparatively serene surroundings of Northamptonshire to do damage. There's possibly some of the fastest and spazziest stuff we've ever done and, on the other end of the scale, some of the weirdest, most oppressive and adventurous no-wave-type stuff too.
"Some song titles for you to chew on: 'Copulating Snakes', 'Dear Slum Landlord' (aired at Roadburn 2014), 'What Is Past Is Prologue', 'Stunt Your Growth'. We're nearly finished - we promise!"
In the meantime, NAPALM DEATH continue their relentless worldwide touring campaign, which includes a current tour of South America, appearances at Phil Anselmo's Housecore Horrorfest and at SLIPKNOT's own Knotfest in the US, European dates (together with HATEBREED, headlining or at festivals like Speedfest and Metal Hammer Paradise), but also a tour of Japan together with BRUTAL TRUTH. Plenty of chances to catch them live.
Source : Metalstorm