For over 20 years, NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE has been thrashing out and defying the trends. Now, they have returned with a renewed burst of power and extremity, preserving the unadulterated force behind true thrash, bringing it to a new decade and generation desperate for a wakeup call.

Original NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE members Pasi Pauanne (drums) and Aku Raaska (vocals) are rehearsing with the rest of the band for some summer live dates and possible studio sessions next autumn. The only change to this thrash behemoth is the departure of guitarist Markku Jokikokko in order to focus on other musical pursuits. A fitting replacement, Harri "Hapa" Lampinen, has come into the field. A seasoned metal player, he has worked with Finnish doom metallers SAATTUE.

Want to see the new lineup's crushing brutality firsthand? Get over to Steelfest at the end of May in Hyvinkää, Finland and as an added bonus, bang your heads to DESTRUCTION and SODOM.


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Aku Raaska - Vocals
Ile Järvenpää - Vocals
Tero Nevala - Bass
Jukka Kyrö - Guitar
Hapa Lampinen - Guitar
Pasi Pauanne - Drums

NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE's latest CD, "Devolution Of The Species", came out in April 2009 via Violent Journey Records.


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