NAPALM DEATH Frontman Talks U.K. Riots, Band's Future In New Video Interview

August 20, 2011

Thrash Hits TV conducted an interview with vocalist Mark "barney" Greenway of British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 12-14, 2011 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury told Decibel magazine in a recent interview about the status of the recording sessions for NAPALM DEATH's next album,"It's pretty much done it's mastered. Barney's [Greenway, vocals] returned today; he was on holiday in Japan. We got to the situation where we'd recorded 19 songs and thought, 'Right, this is enough now,' and basically, we're just trying to work out the track listing. . . I think the main release will have 15 or 16. We'll probably put a different track on the vinyl, maybe an exclusive download track, and we have that thing where we license the album to Japan and we'll probably give them a couple of tracks for the imports. We've actually got a few more songs that we didn't finish that we're gonna use for splits, because I've been trying to work on a split with the MELVINS for a while. That's in the pipeline at some point."
When asked if NAPALM DEATH has a title for the forthcoming album yet, Embury said, "I've been told by the powers that be that I've got to keep it under wraps for the time being. I think Barney wants to keep it quiet songtitles, though, we have songs like 'Quarantine', 'The Wolf I Feed', 'Collision Course', 'Analysis Paralysis', 'Leper Colony': those are some of the songtitles we have at the moment. It will be interesting to hear what people think. I think it's a good continuation from the last record. One of the songs, 'Fall on Their Swords', the first couple of riffs on that I wrote 20 years ago and I've finally finished it. It's kind of a strange track, it starts of sort of in the vein of 'Utopia Banished', with a really atmospheric SWANS, doomy black metal bit in the middle not black metal, but that sort of weird chord. Strangely enough, the first two riffs on that, I have been playing about with for years. For me it's a good step on from the last record. I've played them back-to-back and, I dunno, it's just evolved in its own course. In the time between albums you are always conscious about making another album and not wanting to repeat yourself. And you're always scared that you might."

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