UK Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH are pleased to be able to continue to promote their current and much-acclaimed album Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism. While currently on the road all across North American as part of the “Scumdogs 30th Anniversary Tour” with Gwar as well as labelmates EyeHateGod, NAPALM DEATH are now debuting a promotional video directed by Marc Nickel & Ljuba Generalova for the track ‘Contagion’ off Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism. Check it out here.
NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway comments about the special topic covered within the song and clip as follows: “Although we can only hope to provide a snapshot in four-minutes, what we wanted to try to illustrate with the ‘Contagion’ video is how difficult it has been made to do something as fundamental as moving freely as a human being. There is downright absurdity in that some people have to resort to mortal danger doing things like riding atop trains whilst others can move seamlessly and freely without a second thought. We advocate for an end to borders of all description. Complementing that, the sweaty live footage was shot brilliantly by Ljuba Generalova in NAPALM DEATH’s virtual second home of Berlin and the music, you might say, just motors along like a train.”
And NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, who wrote the music and the lyrics for ‘Contagion’, added as follows: “Musically, ‘Contagion’ is geared towards manic intense live mosh pit action but with an added 4AD noise quirk homage chorus! Also, having so many friends in the Latin community, through a couple of them I learned and read about the perilous journeys that families embark on for the chance at a better life. As a parent, I think of my children’s future all the time – the things we take for granted I wanted to reflect lyrically!”
In other news, NAPALM DEATH have just announced a next edition of their “Campaign For Musical Destruction” tour across Europe for February/March 2022, this time featuring support by Doom, Siberian Meatgrinder and Show Me The Body. Here are the UK dates:
09.02.2022 Manchester (UK) – Club Academy
10.02.2022 Glasgow (UK) – Classic Grand
11.02.2022 Buckley (UK) – The Tivoli
12.02.2022 Birmingham (UK) – Hammerfest
13.02.2022 London (UK) – Electric Ballroom
NAPALM DEATH’s latest and much lauded 16th studio album “Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism” (2020), which was again recorded with longtime producer Russ Russell and features artwork by Frode Sylthe, entered international sales charts upon release as follows: Germany: # 18, Austria: # 37, Switzerland: # 26, Finland: # 35, Belgium: # 88, Spain: # 78, France: # 120, UK (Rock Chart): # 3 and USA: # 58 Billboard Top Albums.
Check out the other singles/videos that NAPALM DEATH previous released for the album here:
You can still order “Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism” in various formats here: https://napalmdeath.lnk.to/ThroesofJoyintheJawsofDefeatismPR
Stay tuned for further NAPALM DEATH news coming soon…