NAPALM DEATH Featured In British TV Show 'Skins'

According to U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine, grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH will make their acting debut in tomorrow night's (Thursday, February 3) episode of "Skins", the British teen drama that follows a group of teenagers in Bristol, England through the two years of sixth form.

"When the producers first submitted the idea, they had me down to play this Axl Rose type character," laughed NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway. "I told them we haven't got our heads up our arses and there's no way that we'd behave that way. I had a scene with the character Rich [Hardbeck, played by 17-year-old Alex Arnold]. He's a metal fan and I tell him to think for himself. Unfortunately, they gave [the scene] the big snip by the sounds of it. It was a good experience, but I don't think I could act my way out of a paper bag!"

Regarding why NAPALM DEATH agreed to appear on the show, Barney said, "One thing that bothers me about TV is the way that teenagers are portrayed. It's down to the fucking Daily Mail's war on teenagers. They stigmatize young kids and it's bullshit. The thing I like about 'Skins' is it gives a genuine perspective on growing up. That's why we agreed to do this show."

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