Following South American touring as well as appearances at Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Horrorfest in Austin as well as Slipknot’s Knotfest in San Bernadino this past weekend, British Grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH are ready to reveal the first details for their much anticipated new, 15th studio album release. The album will be entitled “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” and will be released via Century Media Records on January 26th, 2015 in Europe and January 27th, 2015 in North America.
Vocalist Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway chimed in as follows in regards to the album’s title and 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 expose of slave labour in the modern world (and the surrounding conditions propping it up).
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.”
Some song titles already revealed are “Copulating Snakes”, “Dear Slum Landlord” (aired at Roadburn 2014), “What Is Past Is Prologue” and “Stunt Your Growth”.
Additionally, NAPALM DEATH have recently been announced to appear at 2015’s edition of the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise in the Caribbean (Florida / Jamaica) from January 22nd to 26th alongside bands like Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Blind Guardian, Cannibal Corpse, Municipal Waste and many more. Check here for details: http://70000tons.com or here: https://www.facebook.com/70000tons
Here are all upcoming dates confirmed so far and more are to follow soon for 2015:
NAPALM DEATH – Live:
07.11.2014 Wroclaw (Poland) – Alibi
08.11.2014 Chemnitz (Germany) – Arena + Hatebreed
09.11.2014 Hannover (Germany) – Capitol + Hatebreed
10.11.2014 Wiesbaden (Germany) – Schlachthof + Hatebreed
11.11.2014 Genf (Switzerland) – L’ Usine + Hatebreed
12.11.2014 Ludwigsburg (Germany) – Rockfabrik + Hatebreed & War Of Ages
13.11.2014 Bochum (Germany) – Matrix + Hatebreed & War Of Ages
14.11.2014 Oldenburg (Germany) – Amadeus + Morser * Sold out!
15.11.2014 Weissenhauser Strand (Germany) – Metal Hammer Paradise
21.11.2014 Paris (France) – Le Trabendo
22.11.2014 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Speedfest
26.11.2014 Tokyo (Japan) – Liquidroom + Brutal Truth
27.11.2014 Osaka (Japan) – Club Quattro + Brutal Truth
28.11.2014 Nagoya (Japan) – Electric Lady Land + Brutal Truth
30.11. 2014 Tokyo (Japan) – Earthdom + Brutal Truth
22.-26.01.2015 Florida/Jamaica – 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise
Check in with CM Distro for all available physical formats of recent NAPALM DEATH releases: http://www.cmdistro.de/Search?q=napalm
NAPALM DEATH’s cover version of ”To Go Off And Things” by the Cardiacs is still available as charity download here: http://napalm-death.bandcamp.com
More details about the upcoming NAPALM DEATH album “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” will be revealed soon…