UK Grindcore pioneers Napalm Death have announced their upcoming studio album release “Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism”, to be released on September 18th, 2020 via Century Media Records.
“Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism” is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2015’s acclaimed “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album, and was again recorded with longtime producer Russ Russell and features artwork by Frode Sylthe.
Vocalist Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway comments: “The phrase sticking in my mind when I started thinking about the lyrical direction for this album was “the other”. You could recognise at the time that there was a rapidly growing fear and paranoia being generated about everybody, from migrating people to people with fluid sexuality and this was starting to manifest itself in very antagonistic reactions that you felt were almost verging on violence. Not everybody resorts to such reactions of course, but even the basic lack of understanding can become toxic over time. I’m not saying that this is an entirely new phenomenon, but it has been stoked in recent history by some particularly attack-minded people in more political circles and, as ever, I felt that it would be the natural antidote to endorse basic humanity and solidarity with all.”
A first single off “Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism” will be launched on July 24th, 2020 together with the pre-order start of the album. Look out for further details and the various album formats to be revealed soon.
“Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism” track-listing:
1. Fuck the Factoid
2. Backlash Just Because
3. That Curse of Being in Thrall
5. Joie De Ne Pas Vivre
6. Invigorating Clutch
7. Zero Gravitas Chamber
8. Fluxing of the Muscle
10. Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism
11. Acting in Gouged Faith
12. A Bellyful of Salt and Spleen
Napalm Death line-up (from left to right):
Shane Embury – Bass reverberations, barks and moans, noise-testing everyday objects
Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway – Bawling, shrieking, intermittent baritone
Danny Herrera – Turbulent beat throes