Bassist Shane Embury of British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH has issued the following update:
"Life is, as ever, chaotic in the NAPALM DEATH camp as we get ready to ship our gear over to Hamburg for the first show on the 4th today, and also what with putting ideas together for our new album next year and working hard towards that in our very little spare time we decided that it was time to change our set for the forthcoming shows with WAKING THE CADAVER, MACABRE and IMMOLATION, too!
"We have been pushing the last record pretty hard over the past couple of years, so again we thought with this tour being probably the last European one for awhile we would spice it up somewhat!
"Our familiar 'Scum' medley will change completely with a bunch of oldies we haven't played in years, a few more covers from 'Leaders Not Followers 1' and '2' and a song or two from 'Utopia Banished', 'Fear, Emptiness, Despair', 'Diatribes', 'Harmony Corruption' and a few different songs from the new record but with more emphasis on a set covering the past 20-plus years.
"I am off to pack some more stuff still for the tour. Looking forward to catching up with friends old and new again over the next few weeks and especially looking forward to playing with the bands with us on this tour — it's going to be a great one, I think."
Fan-filmed video footage of NAPALM DEATH's August 28, 2010 performance at the Elsrock festival in Rijssen, The Netherlands can be viewed below (courtesy of "letthedeathmetalflow").
"Time Waits For No Slave", the latest album from NAPALM DEATH, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 95. The CD, which was released in the U.S. in February 2009 via Century Media Records, was recorded with producer Russ Russell. Drums were tracked at Parlour Studios in Kettering and guitars, bass and vocals were done at Foel Studios in Wales. The band then returned to Parlour for the mixing sessions.
Greenway told Rock Sound magazine about "Time Waits For No Slave", "Each album appears to have got progressively better and better. There was no great master plan, really. We're just a very organic band, very spontaneous, and we just try to write the best songs possible. If there is anything in the back of our minds, then I think it's that we always try to make each album differ without losing the thread of what should be there and I think we've done that with this album."