NAPALM DEATH's New CD Is 'Surpassing Last Album For Heaviness, Speed And Diversity'

Bassist Shane Embury of the British extreme metal pioneers NAPALM DEATH has posted the following message on the band's official web site:

"Still here at Foel studios in Wales [recording the new NAPALM DEATH album] and all's going extremely well. The songs are starting to take their shape and already it's surpassing the last album for heaviness, speed and diversity.

"Got the final cover art through today as well from our trusted artist Mick Kenney of ANAAL NATHRAKH/MISTRESS fame and it's looking good. This time we have opted for a more old-school album cover and have decided for a change in how you see the band's logo. So it comes across more like one of our shirts, I guess, but it stands out more, I think, than the last couple of covers we have done. The lyrics in the booklet have all been painstakingly written out by Barney [vocalist Mark 'Barney' Greenway] and that gives the booklet a nice feel also."

NAPALM DEATH's new album, tentatively tititled "Smear Campaign", is scheduled for release later in the year via Century Media Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Rabid Wolves (For Christ)", "In Deference", "Atheist Runt", "When All Is Said and Done", and "Sink Fast, Let Go", and "Morale". A guest appearance by THE GATHERING frontwoman Anneke van Giersbergen is also included.


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