Grindcore titans NAPALM DEATH will release a brand new album, entitled ‘Utilitarian‘, on the 24th of February 2012 via Century Media Records. The band have issued the following lengthy statement:


“After some deliberation, we have decided on “tilitarian” as the album title. We generally try to avoid generic titles, and this seemed to have a lot of scope to it. I won’t explain the full meaning of Utilitarianism here because it’s an ethical theory, and as ethical theories go, the depth and debate around it is quite heavy at times. It has a certain ‘morality’ aspect to it and that isn’t something that drives me, so I also certainly have issues with it. So, rather than just nail that straight to the mast, of course we wanted to put our own spin on it by suggesting that those (i.e. the utilitarian in us, perhaps) who try to challenge everything, or fight against conventions, well, we go through periods of real self-doubt where we wonder if we’re really making a difference. I suppose the conclusion is that, for the sake of all our freedoms, you should never stop, as even the feeling of resistance is at least a signal to those who would like to entirely control and dominate us – meaning everything from our instinctive behavior to our human entitlement to walk the earth unprovoked…”


Following tour dates have been announced:


UK Tour 2011:

25.11. York – Fibbers (Great Britain)

26.11. Dundee – Beat Generator Live (Great Britain)

27.11. Manchester – Moho Live (Great Britain)

30.11. Bournemouth – Old Fire Station (Great Britain)

01.12. Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms (Great Britain)

02.12. Sheerness – Ivy Leaf (Great Britain)

03.12. Liverpool – Masque (Great Britain)

04.12. Belfast – Stiff Kitten (Great Britain)

05.12. Dublin – t.b.a. (Ireland)

07.12. Bristol – Fleece (Great Britain)

08.12. Birmingham – HMV Instiitute (Great Britain)

09.12. Braga – Bracara Extreme Fest (Portugal)

11.12. Glasgow – Ivory Blacks (Great Britain)

12.12. Newcastle – Trillians (Great Britain)

13.12. Sheffield – 02 Academy 2 (Great Britain)

15.12. Weymouth – Pavillion (Great Britain)

16.12. London – Underworld (Great Britain)

17.12. Plymouth – White Rabbit (Great Britain)

18.12. Norwich – Waterfront (Great Britain)


Festivals 2012:

02.03.  Tilburg – Neurotic Deathfest 2012 (Netherlands)

27.04.  Lausanne – Les Docks (Switzerland)

24.-27.05. Sonar-Baltimore – Maryland Deathfest (USA)

15.06. Clisson – Hellfest (France)

02.-04.08. Wacken – Wacken Open Air (Germany)

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