U.K. grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH have released a video for the opening track, "Standardization", off their compilation "Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs", recently released via Century Media Records. The clip, which was created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media, can be seen below.
NAPALM DEATH vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway checked in with the following comment about the clip: "Videos I find one of the trickiest mediums to make vibrant and impactful. Costin, the producer, though, had a lot of stuff from our Roadburn festival presentation which seemed to fit the music quite nicely and reflect the song's subject matter about the utter despair of a colorless life and desire of more conservative forces for a homogenous world according to gender, sexuality, human habits and, well, generally everything. No thanks!"
"Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs" includes a total of 31 songs in a playing time of over 90 minutes, compiling rarities and exclusive earworms spanning 2004-2016 from the whirling gene pool of noise that is NAPALM DEATH.
Greenway told Metal Wani that guitarist Mitch Harris, who has been taking a leave of absence from NAPALM DEATH since late 2014 to focus on his family life, will "most likely" play on the group's next album.
Harris took an indefinite break in the fall of 2014 to tend to a family situation. He has since been temporarily replaced by John Cooke (CORRUPT MORAL ALTAR).
NAPALM DEATH's latest album, "Apex Predator - Easy Meat", was released in January 2015 via Century Media Records.