Napalm Death: The things we take for granted I wanted to reflect lyrically.

Napalm Death - Contagion

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

Track list:

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


About Ulf Backstrøm (7405 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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