NEW ALBUM, KILLER TOUR AND MURPHY’S LAW FOR NAPALM DEATH
British grind engineers Napalm Death have been recording their new album for approximately a year. Now it is finally here! Bearing the title Apex Predator – Easy Meat, the album is now ready to hit the shelves on 26 January 2015 in Europe and 27 January in the U.S., via Century Media Records.
In a facebook post, Napalm Death growler Mark “Barney” Greenway comments on the new album: “Sometimes you have to ponder long and hard for an album title, but following the Rana Plaza disaster of last year (collapse of a textile sweatshop building in Bangladesh), it spurred me on to try and craft an expose slave labour in the modern world (and the surrounding conditions propping it up)…
Fittingly, the music on Apex Predator – Easy Meat is punishing. We feel it’s more ambient, more expansive, more unsettlingly discordant than ever, and importantly, still extremely rampant at excessive speed. We hope in every respect – both musically and lyrically – this album will make your eyes burn with the harsh sonics and harsh visions of the dumping ground of globalisation.”
The same day that Apex Predator – Easy Meat is launched in the U.S. market, Napalm Death embark on a U.S. tour with Voivod, Exhumed and Iron Reagan!
Amid all the good news Napalm Death’s guitarist Mitch Harris will sadly have to sit out all upcoming shows for the foreseeable future due to family issues. “We stress that this is not a permanent arrangement, although we are unsure exactly when Mitch will return under the circumstances” the band states. “Naturally, we sympathise and wish Mitch all the best for now. In the meantime we will be joined by guitarists who we know can grind it out in his absence”.
No further information on the identity of these guitarists is available.
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