Wednesday 14 January 2015

The Sludgelord News: NAPALM DEATH Launch new song online & Album formats and pre-order links

In the light of the upcoming release date for their newest, 15th studio album “Apex Predator - Easy Meat” on January 26th, 2015 in Europe and January 27th, 2015 in North America via Century Media Records, UK Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH are now launching a second promotional track online.

Check out the song “How The Years Condemn” here:

NAPALM DEATH’s bassist Shane Embury checked in with the following comment about the song he wrote:
“Musically I wanted this track to encompass lots of different rhythms and nuances in the short space of time which the song occupies, which I hope we achieve, and that it bursts with an intensity and emotion to match the theme of the lyrics! 

Lyrically it's a departure from the rest of the new album as its self-reflective - a couple of years ago I was hospitalized prior to a very important tour and was forced to miss out on going and had to stay at home. More importantly I realized in the time I was in hospital that  I really had to make a choice which was either to carry on down the same path of selfish destruction as I had seen some of my friends embark on or stay around for the people I loved and who loved me! 

Yes, it's a familiar story, no doubt. but it was an awakening for me which I very much needed and shortly after I was blessed with the birth of my daughter so I am glad I made the right decision…

We are not invincible - Nor are we indestructible. There are choices – points of return…”

The tracklisting for the standard edition of “Apex Predator - Easy Meat” reads as follows:

NAPALM DEATH - “Apex Predator - Easy Meat”:
1. Apex Predator - Easy Meat
2. Smash A Single Digit
3. Metaphorically Screw You
4. How The Years Condemn
5. Stubborn Stains                                                          
6. Timeless Flogging
7. Dear Slum Landlord…
8. Cesspits
9. Bloodless Coup
10. Beyond The Pale
11. Stunt Your Growth
12. Hierarchies
13. One-Eyed
14. Adversarial / Copulating Snakes
These are the album formats that will be available for “Apex Predator – Easy Meat”:
-       Jewel Case CD with 20-page booklet (14 songs)
-       Digital Download (14 songs)
-       180gr. LP with a double-sided A2 poster, lyric sheet and one bonus track (15 songs, bonus track: “Critical Gluttonous Mass”)
-       Limited Mediabook CD with expanded 40-page booklet, a sticker and 3 bonus tracks (17 songs, bonus tracks: “What Is Past Is Prologue”, “Oh So Pseudo” and the G-ANX cover-version "Clouds Of Cancer / Victims Of Ignorance")
-       Digipak CD with 24-page booklet and one bonus track / North America only! (15 songs, bonus track: “Oh So Pseudo”)
-       Limited red-coloured Cassette with one bonus track (15 songs, bonus track: “Critical Gluttonous Mass”)
-       Limited Mailorder Boxset, 1000x copies worldwide (Content: Mediabook CD with expanded 40-page booklet, a sticker and 3 bonus tracks, a clear cassette version of the album with one bonustrack, an exclusive NAPALM DEATH beanie, a double-sided A3 poster and a button bag with 3 pins).
The LP will be available in the following versions:
-       Unlimited Black LP
-       200x Clear LP (Via CM Webshop Europe)
-       300x White LP (Via CM Distro Europe)
-       200x Transparent Green LP (Via Nuclear Blast Europe)
-       800x Solid Red LP (Via CM North America)
-       200x Solid Blue LP (Via CM Distro USA)
-       200x Dark Green LP (Via CM Distro USA)
Pre-order the album from CM Distro in Europe here:

The album’s digital pre-order version via Itunes is now also available with the tracks “Cesspits” and “How The Years Condemn” as instant grat. Get it here:

NAPALM DEATH previously debuted the album’s first single “Cesspits” online here:

NAPALM DEATH are starting a North American tour together with labelmates VOIIOD (and several other great bands) at the end of this month and have just confirmed their first European festival appearances for 2015 as well as a trip to India. Here is a list of upcoming NAPALM DEATH tourdates:

NAPALM DEATH – Live 2015:
22.-26.01.2015 Florida/Jamaica - 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

“Through Space And Grind” North American Tour 2015:
w/ Exhumed, Iron Reagan and Black Crown Initiate
and special guests (on select dates) Ringworm, Dayglo Abortions, Theories and Phobia
27.01.2015 Miami, FL - Grand Central *
28.01.2015 St Petersburg, FL - State Theater *
29.01.2015 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade *
30.01.2015 Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's *
31.01.2015 Baltimore, MD - Soundstage *
02.02.2015 New York, NY - Gramercy Theater *
03.02.2015 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
04.02.2015 Toronto, ON - Opera House
05.02.2015 Ottawa, ON - Maverick's
06.02.2015 Montreal, QC - Club Soda
07.02.2015 Worcester, MA - Palladium *
08.02.2015 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance Theater *
09.02.2015 Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom *
10.02.2015 Chicago, IL - Reggie's *
11.02.2015 Minneapolis, MN - Amsterdam *
12.02.2015 Winnipeg, MB - The Zoo
13.02.2015 Regina, SK - The Exchange
14.02.2015 Calgary, AB - Republik
15.02.2015 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
17.02.2015 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater **
18.02.2015 Seattle, WA - Studio 7 #
19.02.2015 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
20.02.2015 Oakland, CA - Metro ##
21.02.2015 Fresno, CA - Strummers ##
22.02.2015 Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues
23.02.2015 Tempe, AZ - Club Red ##
24.02.2015 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater ##
25.02.2015 Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall ##
26.02.2015 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater ##
27.02.2015 Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey ##
28.02.2015 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's ##
* = Ringworm, ** = Dayglo Abortions, # = Theories, ## = Phobia

Live @ Festivals 2015:
06.06.2015 Bangalore (India) - Bangalore Open Air (India)
07.08.2015 Jaromer (Czech Republic) - Brutal Assault Festival
28.-29.08.2015 Girors (Germany) - Chaulness Festival


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Source: The Noise Cartel