Seminal grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH just completed an extremely successful run on the "Monsters of Mayhem" U.S. tour with HATEBREED, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, EXODUS, FIRST BLOOD and DESPISED ICON in support of "Smear Campaign", its highly acclaimed new album. The disc, produced once again with Russ Russel, is an uncompromising, ferocious assault that continues to address serious social issues that plague today's society. The group recently shot a video for the track "When All Is Said and Done", with up-and-coming director Kevin Wildt ("Set Your Goals", "The Warriors"); look for it early next month. Check out the track at this location.
Commented vocalist Barney Greenway: "The Monsters tour seems like something of a whirlwind. It wasn't always pretty in the RV, but we came, played as fast as possible and then left with positive words in our wake pretty much everywhere. I must admit that I expected some opposition beforehand over the things that the band projects lyrically, but there really was none to speak of. People that usually wouldn't go along to a NAPALM DEATH show (mainly through not really knowing about us) were pretty wide-eyed over the intensity of the band, and have said they will come and see us in December, which is nice.
"I'd like to throw out a wide thanks also to all the bands and crew for making us feel so welcome. There was a genuine air of friendliness there, which is always encouraging. A special mention goes out to FIRST BLOOD for sniffing out vegetarian restaurants in the unlikeliest of towns."
After celebrating its 25-year anniversary, the band's goals still remain the same: to outlast every trend; to never compromise; to provide a political voice for the voiceless; and to create the most brutal, challenging music on earth.
This fall NAPALM DEATH will annihilate the masses on the "Death By Decibels" tour, their first U.S. headlining tour in more than five years. The Decibel magazine-sponsored trek kicks off on November 15 and also features A LIFE ONCE LOST, DEAD TO FALL and ANIMOSITY in the support slots with ARSIS and IMPALED joining on select dates.