Napalm Death Set January Release For New Album, Tour With Voivod, Exhumed, Etc. Rumored


Napalm Death will release their new album “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” through Century Media on January 27th in North America. Vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway said of the title/concept:

“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 exposé of slave labour in the modern world (and the surrounding conditions propping it up).

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Some in power like to declare that slavery is consigned to the history books. But if you look beneath the surface it is alive and well in many different forms – it just has a different face now, and exists in ways that may seem ethically ambiguous. Using the terminology of evolution particularly interests us, so in this case the ‘Apex Predator’ represents those who bring the slavery to bear (and capitalise from it), and the ‘Easy Meat’ is of therefore those who feel they have no option but to comply.

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.”

Revealed song titles include:

Copulating Snakes
Dear Slum Landlord
What Is Past Your Prologue
Stunt Your Growth

Along with an appearance on the 2015 ‘70,000 Tons Of Metal‘ cruise and a European/Japanese run, the group reportedly have a North American tour in the works for early next year. That trek looks set to feature the band headlining alongside Voivod, Exhumed, Iron Reagan and Black Crown Initiate. Leaked dates for that thus far include:

01/29 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
01/31 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
02/19 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
02/22 Hollywood, CA – House Of Blues
02/24 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater

Expect an official announcement soon. Confirmed European/Japanese dates:

11/07 Wroclaw, POL – Alibi
11/08 Chemnitz, GER – Arena (feat. Hatebreed)
11/09 Hannover, GER – Capitol (feat. Hatebreed)
11/10 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof (feat. Hatebreed)
11/11 Genf, SWI – L’ Usine (feat. Hatebreed)
11/12 Ludwigsburg, GER – Rockfabrik (feat. Hatebreed & War Of Ages)
11/13 Bochum, GER – Matrix (feat. Hatebreed & War Of Ages)
11/14 Oldenburg, GER – Amadeus (feat. Morser)
11/15 Weissenhäuser Strand, GER – Metal Hammer Paradise
11/21 Paris, FRA – Le Trabendo
11/22 Eindhoven, NET – Speedfest

With Brutal Truth:

11/26 Tokyo , JAP – Liquidroom
11/27 Osaka, JAP – Club Quattro
11/28 Nagoya, JAP – Electric Lady Land
11/30 Tokyo, JAP – Earthdom

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