UK Grindcore pioneers Napalm Death release new music video for Contagion off Throes of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism. Check out the music video, directed by Marc Nickel & Ljuba Generalova,
Napalm Death frontman Mark Barney Greenway states, «Although we can only hope to provide a snapshot in four-minutes, what we wanted to try to illustrate with the ‘Contagion’ video is how difficult it has been made to do something as fundamental as moving freely as a human being. There is downright absurdity in that some people have to resort to mortal danger doing things like riding atop trains whilst others can move seamlessly and freely without a second thought. We advocate for an end to borders of all description. Complementing that, the sweaty live footage was shot brilliantly by Ljuba Generalova in Napaln Death`s virtual second home of Berlin and the music, you might say, just motors along like a train».
Bassist Shane Embury, who wrote the music and the lyrics for Contagion, added, «Musically, Contagion is geared towards manic intense live mosh pit action but with an added 4AD noise quirk homage chorus! Also, having so many friends in the Latin community, through a couple of them I learned and read about the perilous journeys that families embark on for the chance at a better life. As a parent, I think of my children’s future all the time – the things we take for granted I wanted to reflect lyrically!».
Napalm Death is currently on tour in North America with Gwar and labelmates Eyehategod for the Scumdogs 30th Anniversary Tour. The band has also just announced the next edition of their Campaign For Musical Destruction tour in Europe this February and March 2022. This run will feature support from Doom, Siberian Meatgrinder and Show Me The Body. For a full list of tour dates, see below.
The band continues to promote their current and much acclaimed album, Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism, which is still available to purchase in various formats The band’s 16th studio album was recorded with longtime producer Russ Russell and features artwork by Frode Sylthe. The album entered international sales charts upon release as follows: Germany: # 18, Austria: # 37, Switzerland: # 26, Finland: # 35, Belgium: # 88, Spain: # 78, France: # 120, UK (Rock Chart): # 3 and USA: # 58 Billboard Top Albums.
Shane Embury Bass, Guitars, Songwriting, Lyrics (tracks 4, 9)
Mark “Barney” Greenway Vocals, Lyrics
Mitch Harris Guitars, Vocals (backing), Songwriting (tracks 12)
Danny Herrera Drums
1. Fuck the Factoid 02:27
2. Backlash Just Because 02:56
3. That Curse of Being in Thrall 03:36
4. Contagion 04:05
5. Joie de ne pas vivre 02:28
6. Invigorating Clutch 04:05
7. Zero Gravitas Chamber 04:03
8. Fluxing of the Muscle 04:33
9. Amoral 03:05
10. Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism 02:55
11. Acting in Gouged Faith 03:37
12. A Bellyful of Salt and Spleen