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Encyclopedia > Napalm Death

At a show in Kuala Lumpur, 2007
Background information
Origin Flag of England Birmingham, England, UK
Genre(s) Hardcore punk
Thrash metal
(early recordings)
Grindcore (early)
Death metal (mid)
Deathgrind (later)
Punk metal
Years active 1981 – present
Label(s) Century Media
Spitfire Records
Earache Records
Website Official website
Members
Mark "Barney" Greenway
Shane Embury
Mitch Harris
Danny Herrera
Former members
Nicholas Bullen
Miles Ratledge
Justin Broadrick
Jesse Pintado (deceased)
Lee Dorrian
Bill Steer
Jim Whiteley
Mick Harris
Simon Oppenheimer
Graham Robertson
Darryl Fedeski
Finbarr Quinn
Peter Shaw
Damien Errington
Marian Williams
Frank Healy

Napalm Death are a grindcore/death metal band from Birmingham, England. The band were formed in the village of Meriden near Birmingham, England in 1981 by Nicholas Bullen and Miles Ratledge. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (742x965, 125 KB) Summary Back of the Caldera Network Desktop 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... This article is about the British city. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hardcore punk, now commonly known as hardcore, is a subgenre of punk rock that originated in North America in the late 1970s. ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by the high speed and aggression. ... Grindcore, often shortened to grind, is an evolution of hardcore punk, most commonly associated with death metal, a very different though similarly extreme style of music. ... This article is about the musical genre. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Punk metal (also known as Crossover thrash) is an umbrella term used to describe music that fuses elements of hardcore punk and heavy metal. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Century Media Records is an independant metal record label with offices in the USA, Brazil, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom. ... Spitfire Records is a subdivision of Eagle Rock Entertainment located in New York, United States. ... Earache Records is a heavy metal-orientated record label based in Nottingham, UK and New York, USA. It helped to pioneer extreme music by releasing many of the earliest grindcore and death metal records, in the period 1988-1992. ... Mark Barney Greenway is a British Death Metal vocalist, who has been a member of Napalm Death, Extreme Noise Terror and Benediction. ... Shane Embury is a British musician. ... Mitch Harris (born October 31, 1970) is an American guitarist,born in new york then moving to las vegas. ... Danny Herrera is a American drummer. ... Nicholas Bullen (born 1968 in Coventry, England) is a founding member of the band Napalm Death, the band credited with creating the Grindcore genre which blended elements of Rock and Punk music. ... Napalm Death is a grindcore band that was formed at the Solihull School in Birmingham, England in 1982 by Miles Ratledge and Nicholas Bullen, originally under the name of Civil Defence. ... Justin Broadrick (born 1969 in Birmingham, England) is a founding member of the band Godflesh, one of the first bands to crossover elements of rock and industrial music. ... Jesse Pintado is an American guitar player. ... Lee Dorrian is a singer from Birmingham, UK. He started as the singer of Napalm Death and recorded one and a half albums with them, namely the second half of Scum and From Enslavement To Obliteration. ... Bill Steer (William Geoffrey Steer) (born December 3, 1969 in Stockton-on-Tees, England) is an English guitar player. ... Mick Harris (full name: Michael John Harris) is a British musician. ... Graham Robertson is an American filmmaker and author. ... Peter Shaw is the name of several notable people. ... Frank Healy (born 30 August 1962) is an former Napalm Death guitarist. ... Grindcore, often shortened to grind, is an evolution of hardcore punk, most commonly associated with death metal, a very different though similarly extreme style of music. ... This article is about the musical genre. ... This article is about the British city. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Nicholas Bullen (born 1968 in Coventry, England) is a founding member of the band Napalm Death, the band credited with creating the Grindcore genre which blended elements of Rock and Punk music. ... Napalm Death is a grindcore band that was formed at the Solihull School in Birmingham, England in 1982 by Miles Ratledge and Nicholas Bullen, originally under the name of Civil Defence. ...


Although other groups had previously played fast and aggressive music, Napalm Death are credited with defining the Grindcore genre (a fusion of thrash metal and hardcore / thrash punk) through their blend of hardcore punk and metal musical structures, aggressive playing, fast tempos, and deep guttural vocals. The group coined the term 'Grind' to describe the music they played with particular reference to the sound of American post-punk group Swans. Grindcore, often shortened to grind, is an evolution of hardcore punk, most commonly associated with death metal, a very different though similarly extreme style of music. ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by the high speed and aggression. ... Look up punk in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up punk in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about metallic materials. ... Swans were an influential American rock, experimental, folk and post-industrial band active from 1982 to 1997, led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira. ...


There are no original members left in the band. The early history of the band is one of constant member rotation: the group did not contain any original members by the time of the recording of the second side of their debut album Scum in 1987. Napalm Death are listed by Nielsen Soundscan as the seventh best-selling death metal band of all time[1]. Scum is the first album by the English grindcore band Napalm Death. ... Nielsen SoundScan is an information system created by Mike Fine and Mike Shalett that tracks sales data for singles, albums, and music video products in Canada and the United States for Billboard and other music industry companies. ... This article is about the musical genre. ...

Contents

Biography

Early history 1982-1986

Napalm Death were formed in the village of Meriden near Birmingham, in the United Kingdom, in December 1981 by Nic Bullen and Miles Ratledge while the duo were still in their early teenage years. The duo had been playing in amateur bands since 1980 as an extension of their fanzine writing, and went through many names (including "Civil Defence", "The Mess", "Evasion" and "Undead Hatred") before choosing Napalm Death at the beginning of 1982. Meriden is a village in the metropolitan borough of Solihull, West Midlands, England, midway between Birmingham and Coventry, approximately 5 miles away from Birmingham International Airport. ... This article is about the British city. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Nicholas Bullen (born 1968 in Coventry, England) is a founding member of the band Napalm Death, the band credited with creating the Grindcore genre which blended elements of Rock and Punk music. ... Napalm Death is a grindcore band that was formed at the Solihull School in Birmingham, England in 1982 by Miles Ratledge and Nicholas Bullen, originally under the name of Civil Defence. ...


The original line-up of the group consisted of Nicholas Bullen on vocals and bass, Simon Oppenheimer on guitar, and Miles Ratledge on drums, and lasted from December 1981 to January 1982. Graham Robertson joined on bass in January 1982. Nicholas Bullen (born 1968 in Coventry, England) is a founding member of the band Napalm Death, the band credited with creating the Grindcore genre which blended elements of Rock and Punk music. ... Napalm Death is a grindcore band that was formed at the Solihull School in Birmingham, England in 1982 by Miles Ratledge and Nicholas Bullen, originally under the name of Civil Defence. ... Graham Robertson is an American filmmaker and author. ...


The band were initially inspired by the early wave of punk bands, particularly the Anarcho-punk movement (a sub-genre of punk music focused on anarchist politics) and groups within that genre such as Crass, Flux of Pink Indians, Rudimentary Peni, The Apostles, The Rondos and The Ex. The anarchy symbol commonly used by anarcho-punks Anarcho-punk (sometimes known as peace-punk) is a subgenre of the punk rock movement consisting of groups and bands promoting specifically anarchist ideas. ... Look up punk in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Anarchism is a generic term describing various political philosophies and social movements that advocate the elimination of hierarchy and imposed authority. ... For information about the anarchist writer, see Chris Crass Crass was an English anarchist punk rock band, formed in 1977[1][2] and based around Dial House, an open house community near Epping, Essex. ... Flux Of Pink Indians was a anarcho-punk/Post punk band that originated from Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England. ... Rudimentary Peni was a band that lurked in the shadows of success of the British anarcho-punk movement, occassionaly venturing into what would become to be known as deathrock. ... The Apostles are an experimental punk rock band who developed within the confines of the 1980s Anarcho Punk scene in the UK, but did not necessarily adhere to the aesthetics of that movement. ... The Ex is an anarchist punk rock band from the Netherlands. ...


The group played their first concert on July 25 1982 at Atherstone Miners Club, Warwickshire (with Bible of Sins, Corrupt Youth, Hiroshima and Society’s Victims).


Simon Oppenheimer left the group in August 1982 and was replaced by Darryl Fedeski. Darryl left the group in October 1982. Graham Robertson began to play guitar and Finbarr Quinn (ex- Curfew) joined on bass and backing vocals. Graham Robertson is an American filmmaker and author. ...


The group played concerts throughout 1982 and 1983 (sharing billing with Anarcho-punk groups such as Amebix, The Apostles and Antisect), and made 4 demo recordings in 1982 and 1983, one of which contributed their first released recording to the Bullshit Detector Volume 3 compilation released by Crass Records in 1984. The anarchy symbol commonly used by anarcho-punks Anarcho-punk (sometimes known as peace-punk) is a subgenre of the punk rock movement consisting of groups and bands promoting specifically anarchist ideas. ... Amebix, formed in England in 1978, were a band that many consider to have started the sub genre crust punk. ... The Apostles are an experimental punk rock band who developed within the confines of the 1980s Anarcho Punk scene in the UK, but did not necessarily adhere to the aesthetics of that movement. ... Antisect were an anarcho-punk (and eventually crust punk) band formed in 1982 in Daventry, Northamptonshire, UK. Their debut album, was released in 1983 on Flux Of Pink Indians Spiderleg Records label and reached number 4 in the indie album charts. ... Bullshit Detector was the name of a series of compilation LPs put together by the punk band Crass and released on their Crass Records label. ... Crass Records was a record label set up by the anarchist punk band Crass. ...


The band entered a period of hiatus from the end of 1983 onwards, playing only one concert in 1984 (a benefit for the Miners' Strike which was occurring at the time in Britain) with additional vocalist Marian Williams (ex-Relevant POS, and sister of the drummer of the group Human Cabbages from Coventry, UK). During this period, Nic Bullen met Justin Broadrick, a guitarist from Birmingham with whom he shared an interest in the music of bands such as Killing Joke, Throbbing Gristle, Crass, Amebix, Swans, and the developing Power Electronics scene. Bullen joined Broadrick's Final" project for a period in 1983. Nicholas Bullen (born 1968 in Coventry, England) is a founding member of the band Napalm Death, the band credited with creating the Grindcore genre which blended elements of Rock and Punk music. ... Justin Broadrick (born 1969 in Birmingham, England) is a founding member of the band Godflesh, one of the first bands to crossover elements of rock and industrial music. ... This article is about the musical group. ... Throbbing Gristle (formed on September 3, 1975, in London) are a British Avant-Garde group that evolved from the performance art group COUM Transmissions. ... For information about the anarchist writer, see Chris Crass Crass was an English anarchist punk rock band, formed in 1977[1][2] and based around Dial House, an open house community near Epping, Essex. ... Amebix, formed in England in 1978, were a band that many consider to have started the sub genre crust punk. ... Swans were an influential American rock, experimental, folk and post-industrial band active from 1982 to 1997, led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira. ... The term Industrial music was first used in the mid-1970s to describe the then-unique sound of the Industrial Records label artists, a wide variety of labels and artists have since come to be called Industrial. There is much disagreement between members of the industrial music scene as to... Nicholas Bullen (born 1968 in Coventry, England) is a founding member of the band Napalm Death, the band credited with creating the Grindcore genre which blended elements of Rock and Punk music. ... A final may refer to: the last round of a competition or contest, which decides which individual or team will be champion a college or university courses final examination in a given term the tonic of a church mode the name of a norwegian turntablist/producer/dj: see Final...


In July 1985, Napalm Death briefly reformed to play at the last concert by Final in a 4-piece line-up of Miles Ratledge - drums, Bullen - vocals, bass and guitar, Robertson - guitar and bass, and Damien Errington - guitar. A final may refer to: the last round of a competition or contest, which decides which individual or team will be champion a college or university courses final examination in a given term the tonic of a church mode the name of a norwegian turntablist/producer/dj: see Final... Napalm Death is a grindcore band that was formed at the Solihull School in Birmingham, England in 1982 by Miles Ratledge and Nicholas Bullen, originally under the name of Civil Defence. ... Nicholas Bullen (born 1968 in Coventry, England) is a founding member of the band Napalm Death, the band credited with creating the Grindcore genre which blended elements of Rock and Punk music. ...


After this concert, Miles Ratledge and Bullen asked Broadrick to join Napalm Death as guitarist, with Bullen as vocalist and bassplayer. The band began to develop a musical style which blended elements of Post Punk (particularly Killing Joke and Amebix), heavy Punk in the vein of Discharge, and Thrash Metal (with particular reference to Possessed and Celtic Frost). Napalm Death is a grindcore band that was formed at the Solihull School in Birmingham, England in 1982 by Miles Ratledge and Nicholas Bullen, originally under the name of Civil Defence. ... Nicholas Bullen (born 1968 in Coventry, England) is a founding member of the band Napalm Death, the band credited with creating the Grindcore genre which blended elements of Rock and Punk music. ... Nicholas Bullen (born 1968 in Coventry, England) is a founding member of the band Napalm Death, the band credited with creating the Grindcore genre which blended elements of Rock and Punk music. ... Post-punk was a popular musical movement beginning at the end of the 1970s, following on the heels of the initial punk rock explosion of the mid 1970s. ... This article is about the musical group. ... Amebix, formed in England in 1978, were a band that many consider to have started the sub genre crust punk. ... Look up punk in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Discharge is an influential Hardcore punk band formed in the UK in 1977, whose music is characterized by a heavy, distorted, and grinding guitar-driven sound and anti-melodic shouted or screamed vocals, with lyrics on anarchist and pacifist themes. ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by the high speed and aggression. ... Possessed is a death metal band that formed in 1983 in El Sobrante, California. ... Celtic Frost is an extreme metal band from Zürich, Switzerland, best known for their influence on the thrash, black, doom and death metal genres. ...


The group played their first concert as a trio on 31 August 1985 (playing 2 concerts on the same day: Telford with Chumbawamba and Blyth Power, and Birmingham with We've Got a Fuzzbox and We're Gonna Use It), and began to play regularly in the Birmingham area (particularly at The Mermaid public house in the Sparkhill area of Birmingham) with a wide range of musicians including Icons of Filth, Concrete Sox, The Varukers, Decadence Within, and The Groundhogs.


In September 1985, Peter Shaw (ex-Autism) joined on bass. The 4-piece line-up recorded Hatred Surge (the band's 5th demo recording) on 23 October 1985 which the band made available at their concerts and by mail. Peter Shaw is the name of several notable people. ... Hatred Surge was a demo released in 1985 by heavily influencial grindcore/death metal group Napalm Death. ...


Following the recording of the demo, Bullen and Broadrick wished to extend their exploration of a more extreme musical style which created a split in the group with Ratledge: as a result, the group splintered and Mick Harris(a local fan) was asked to join as drummer in December 1985. Nicholas Bullen (born 1968 in Coventry, England) is a founding member of the band Napalm Death, the band credited with creating the Grindcore genre which blended elements of Rock and Punk music. ... Napalm Death is a grindcore band that was formed at the Solihull School in Birmingham, England in 1982 by Miles Ratledge and Nicholas Bullen, originally under the name of Civil Defence. ... Mick Harris (full name: Michael John Harris) is a British musician. ...


The trio - Bullen on vocals and bass, Broadrick on guitar and Harris on drums - made their first performance on 15 December 1985 and went on to play many concerts in 1986, predominantly in the Birmingham area, with musicians such as Amebix, Antisect, Chaos UK, Varukers, Disorder and Dirge. The group recorded the "From Enslavement to Obliteration" 6th demo recording on 15 March 1986 which the group made available at their concerts and through mail, before recording a demo tape provisionally intended to form part of a split LP with the English hardcore thrash band Atavistic on Manic Ears records: this recording later became the first side of the band's debut album Scum in 1986. Nicholas Bullen (born 1968 in Coventry, England) is a founding member of the band Napalm Death, the band credited with creating the Grindcore genre which blended elements of Rock and Punk music. ... Scum is the first album by the English grindcore band Napalm Death. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...

Fake cover for the Hatred Surge demo recording from 1985. From left-right: Justin Broadrick, Nicholas Bullen, Mick Harris
Fake cover for the Hatred Surge demo recording from 1985. From left-right: Justin Broadrick, Nicholas Bullen, Mick Harris

The band then faced a number of line-up changes. Nic Bullen was becoming frustrated with the musical direction of the group (which was moving towards an American Death Metal influenced musical style), and began to lose interest: as a result, Jim Whiteley was asked to join as bass player. The band played a number of concerts as a four-piece before Justin Broadrick left the group to play the drums for local band Head of David. The group attempted to find a new guitarist by asking Shane Embury (ex-Unseen Terror and a fan of the group) to join and giving a trial period to Frank Healy (ex-Annihilator, later of Cerebral Fix and Sacrilege) who the group had known since sharing concerts with his band Annihilator in early 1986. After Broadrick's departure, Nic Bullen's dissatisfaction with the musical direction of the group led him to leave the group in December 1986 in order to focus on his studies in English Literature and Philosophy at university. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Hatred Surge was a demo released in 1985 by heavily influencial grindcore/death metal group Napalm Death. ... Nicholas Bullen (born 1968 in Coventry, England) is a founding member of the band Napalm Death, the band credited with creating the Grindcore genre which blended elements of Rock and Punk music. ... Justin Broadrick (born 1969 in Birmingham, England) is a founding member of the band Godflesh, one of the first bands to crossover elements of rock and industrial music. ... Head of David was an experimental industrial/stoner band of the late 1980s that featured vocalist Stephen R. Burroughs and ex-Napalm Death member Justin Broadrick (later of Godflesh and Jesu). ... Shane Embury is a British musician. ... Frank Healy (born 30 August 1962) is an former Napalm Death guitarist. ... Cerebral Fix were an English thrash/death metal band formed in Birmingham in 1986. ... Sacrilege is in general the violation or injurious treatment of a sacred object. ... Nicholas Bullen (born 1968 in Coventry, England) is a founding member of the band Napalm Death, the band credited with creating the Grindcore genre which blended elements of Rock and Punk music. ...


1987-1989

With the departure of Broadrick and Bullen, the band had to look for new members. Guitarist Bill Steer played in a band based in Liverpool, called Carcass and given the affinity between the bands, he joined Napalm Death while still playing an active role in Carcass. The band asked a friend (Lee Dorrian) to join as vocalist due to his good relationship with the band (he had organised a number of concerts for the band), even though he had never been in a band before. With this line-up they recorded what was to become the B side of Scum in the Rich Bitch studios in May 1987. The result was finally released through Earache. This classic attempt against perceived logical musical structure features seminal Grindcore classics such as "Dragnet", "Control", and "You Suffer". Nicholas Bullen (born 1968 in Coventry, England) is a founding member of the band Napalm Death, the band credited with creating the Grindcore genre which blended elements of Rock and Punk music. ... Bill Steer (William Geoffrey Steer) (born December 3, 1969 in Stockton-on-Tees, England) is an English guitar player. ... Carcass were a British band formed by Napalm Death guitarist Bill Steer together with drummer Ken Owen in 1985. ... Lee Dorrian is a singer from Birmingham, UK. He started as the singer of Napalm Death and recorded one and a half albums with them, namely the second half of Scum and From Enslavement To Obliteration. ... You Suffer is a song by the British grindcore band Napalm Death. ...


The band promptly lost another member just before they undertook a short tour after the release of Scum : Jim Whitely left and Shane Embury (former drummer of Unseen Terror) joined on bass. The band then appeared on two compilation records (North atlantic noise attack and the Pathological), recorded two Peel sessions and a Split 7" with Japanese grinders S.O.B.. They also returned to Rich Bitch studio once more and recorded their second album: From Enslavement to Obliteration. Scum is the first album by the English grindcore band Napalm Death. ... Shane Embury is a British musician. ... Unseen Terror Unseen Terror was a band project formed by Shane Embury (later of Napalm Death) and Mitch Dickinson (Heresy), with the idea of sound more technical than Napalm Death at that time. ... For other persons named John Peel, see John Peel (disambiguation). ... S.O.B., also known as SxOxBx, is an early, seminal hardcore punk and grindcore band from Japan. ... From Enslavement to Obliteration is the second album by grindcore band Napalm Death, released in 1988. ...


Very much in the same vein of the second half of Scum, From Enslavement to Obliteration differs only as far as production goes. Following the release, Napalm Death had a participation on BBC's Arena Heavy Metal Special, which proved how successful the band could be. The band went on touring around the world for a while, but as soon as they came back home from Japan, in July 1989, Steer and Dorrian left the band: Steer decided to dedicate himself full-time to Carcass, while Dorrian formed the doom metal outfit Cathedral. Soon enough the remaining members contacted Jesse Pintado (ex-Terrorizer). A new singer, Mark "Barney" Greenway, who sung in the death metal act Benediction was also called, and immediately joined. For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Cathedral are a heavy metal/doom metal band from Coventry, England // The band was founded in 1989 by Lee Dorrian (a former member of Napalm Death), Mark Griff Griffiths (a former Carcass roadie) and Garry Gaz Jennings (formerly of Acid Reign). ... Jesse Pintado is an American guitar player. ... For the UK-based extreme music magazine see, see Terrorizer Magazine. ... Mark Barney Greenway is a British Death Metal vocalist, who has been a member of Napalm Death, Extreme Noise Terror and Benediction. ... This article is about the musical genre. ... Benediction is a British death metal band from Birmingham. ...


After recruiting new members, the band took part of the Grindcrusher tour, with fellow labelmates Carcass, Bolt Thrower and Morbid Angel. After the touring, they called in a second guitarist, Mitch Harris (ex-Righteous Pigs), and soon started writing new songs with this line-up. They went to the American death metal producer Scott Burns who lives and works in Florida and records mostly in the Morrisound Recording studio. Carcass were a British band formed by Napalm Death guitarist Bill Steer together with drummer Ken Owen in 1985. ... This article is about the death metal band. ... Morbid Angel is a Florida-based death metal band assembled in 1983. ... Mitch Harris (born October 31, 1970) is an American guitarist,born in new york then moving to las vegas. ... Scott Burns is a producer of death metal, resident at Morrisound Recording studio in Tampa, Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Morrisound Recording is a recording studio owned and operated by brothers Jim and Tom Morris and located in Tampa, Florida. ...


1990-1994

In Florida, they started working on their next album, Harmony Corruption. While writing Harmony Corruption they changed their style a little, from grindcore, to a mix of blast beats and some slower, more rhythmic parts. In addition, death metal was a major influence on Harmony Corruption, more so than their previous records. After releasing the new record, they went on touring around the world and from the material filmed at those concerts they released a home-video, Live Corruption. Harmony Corruption is an album by Napalm Death. ... Blast beats are the torrents of alternating snare and bass drums which increase the speed, density, and percussiveness of death metal, black metal and grindcore. ... Harmony Corruption is an album by Napalm Death. ... Live Corruption is a live album by the English band Napalm Death released in 1990. ...


Drummer Mick Harris eventually left Napalm Death because of conflicts regarding their musical style. Danny Herrera, a close friend to Jesse Pintado, was brought in to replace Mick. Napalm Death released a new record, Utopia Banished. Now working with producer Colin Richardson. This release was a kind of "return to the roots" - grindcore. After recording The World Keeps Turning EP, the band toured Europe with Dismember and Obituary on the "Campaign for Musical Destruction" tour. The tour continued in the US, where Napalm Death played with Cathedral, Carcass and Brutal Truth. The proceeds of Napalm Death's 1993 EP Nazi Punks Fuck Off were donated to anti-fascist organisations. Danny Herrera is a American drummer. ... Utopia Banished is an album by the UK band Napalm Death. ... Colin Richardson is a record producer and recording engineer. ... Dismember is a Swedish death metal band. ... Obituary are one of the pioneering bands of the death metal genre. ... Cathedral are a heavy metal/doom metal band from Coventry, England // The band was founded in 1989 by Lee Dorrian (a former member of Napalm Death), Mark Griff Griffiths (a former Carcass roadie) and Garry Gaz Jennings (formerly of Acid Reign). ... Carcass were a British band formed by Napalm Death guitarist Bill Steer together with drummer Ken Owen in 1985. ... Brutal Truth is a New York City-based deathgrind band that was formed in 1990 by ex-Anthrax and Nuclear Assault bassist Dan Lilker. ...


The band remixed the track "Mind Of A Razor" by London based hip hop crew Gunshot. The remixed version of the track appeared on the EP of the same name in 1992. Thereafter, they went to the studio and recorded Fear, Emptiness, Despair. Although it was still as heavy and aggressive as ever, the new record took a different direction and sounded more experimental; they added more rhythmic riffs, an industrial-like structure, and then added grindcore blast beats. Live concerts with Entombed, Obituary and Machine Head showed the audience how violent and aggressive the new Napalm Death sound was. They continued with the experimentation through the rest of the 1990s. Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... A gunshot is the discharge of a firearm, and the sound effect thereof; the term can also refer to a wound caused by such a discharge. ... EP can stand for: EP is the IATA code for Iran Aseman Airlines Extended play, a music recording (usually consisting of several tracks, but shorter than a typical album) European Parliament, the parliamentary body of the European Union Evolutionary psychology, a belief that psychology can be better understood in light... Fear, Emptiness, Despair is an album by the British grindcore band Napalm Death released in 1994. ... Blast beats are the torrents of alternating snare and bass drums which increase the speed, density, and percussiveness of death metal, black metal and grindcore. ... Entombed is a Swedish metal band which formed in 1987 (see 1987 in music) under the name of Nihilist. ... Obituary are one of the pioneering bands of the death metal genre. ... This article is about the band. ...


1995-2004

The Greed Killing EP was the next release from the band, through Earache. After the preview with the EP, Diatribes, a full-length album was released. Although things seemed to be going smoothly from outside, they were going through problems. Misunderstanding rose between the members and singer Greenway was expelled from the band in late/mid 1996. Greenway went to record with Extreme Noise Terror (the ENT release Damage 381 features Barney on lead vocals) and ENT's main singer Phil Vane went to fill vocals slot in Napalm Death. Things did not go as well as they were supposed to, and Vane was kicked out of the band just before they got into the studio to record the new album. And so Greenway returned to Napalm Death. Greed killing is an EP by the grindcore band Napalm Death. ... Diatribes is an album by the grindcore band Napalm Death, originally released in 1996 on Earache Records. ... Extreme Noise Terror (often abbreviated to ENT) is a crust, grindcore, and deathgrind band originally from Ipswich, England. ... Damage 381 is an album by Extreme Noise Terror. ...


The next albums Inside the Torn Apart and Words from the Exit Wound continued with the experimentation but displayed more signs of grindcore, notably faster tempos than the last two albums. This return was completed with the release of Enemy of the Music Business. It shows their anger with the music industry and especially with Earache. Order of the Leech continued where their previous album ended and can be seen as even more faster and aggressive. Inside the Torn Apart is an album by Napalm Death. ... Words from the Exit Wound is an album by Napalm Death. ... Enemy of the Music Business is an album by the British grindcore band Napalm Death. ... Order of the Leech is an album by the British grindcore band Napalm Death Track listing Continuing War On Stupidity The Icing On The Hate Forced To Fear Narcoleptic Out Of Sight Out Of Mind To Lower Yourself (Blind Servitude) Lowest Common Denominator Forewarned Is Disarmed? Per Capita ListenMusic Farce...


In 2004, they recorded a covers album called Leaders Not Followers: Part 2, the sequel to their earlier covers EP. It contains covers of old hardcore punk and heavy metal bands, including Cryptic Slaughter, Massacre, Kreator, Sepultura, Siege and Discharge. Due to personal problems, Jesse Pintado did not play on either Order of the Leech or Leaders Not Followers: Part 2, and left the band in early 2004. Nevertheless Pintado stated that he left because he grew tired of Napalm Death and wanted to start something new. The two guitars that you hear is Mitch over-dubbing. Hardcore punk, now commonly known as hardcore, is a subgenre of punk rock that originated in North America in the late 1970s. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Cryptic Slaughter was a Santa Monica, California-based crossover band. ... Massacre is an American Death metal band. ... Kreator is a thrash metal band from Essen, Germany. ... Sepultura is a Brazilian thrash metal band, formed in 1984. ... Siege was a thrashcore group formed in 1983 in Weymouth, Massachusetts. ... Discharge is an influential Hardcore punk band formed in the UK in 1977, whose music is characterized by a heavy, distorted, and grinding guitar-driven sound and anti-melodic shouted or screamed vocals, with lyrics on anarchist and pacifist themes. ... Jesse Pintado is an American guitar player. ... Order of the Leech is an album by the British grindcore band Napalm Death Track listing Continuing War On Stupidity The Icing On The Hate Forced To Fear Narcoleptic Out Of Sight Out Of Mind To Lower Yourself (Blind Servitude) Lowest Common Denominator Forewarned Is Disarmed? Per Capita ListenMusic Farce... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


2005 onwards

In April 2005, their next album The Code Is Red...Long Live the Code was released. It features guest appearances from Jeffrey Walker (formerly of Carcass), Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed vocalist) and Jello Biafra (formerly of Dead Kennedys, and Lard among many other bands). The album continues the band's progressive approach to their brutal brand of extreme metal, with their trademark grindcore sound retained. The Code Is Red. ... Jeffrey Walker is a bass guitarist and singer from St Helens, UK. He is best known for his work with the death metal/grindcore band Carcass for which he was also the main lyricist. ... Carcass were a British band formed by Napalm Death guitarist Bill Steer together with drummer Ken Owen in 1985. ... Jamey Jasta (born James Shanahan on August 7, 1978) is the vocalist of Hatebreed. ... Hatebreed is a 5 piece hardcore band from Bridgeport and New Haven, Connecticut. ... Eric Reed Boucher (born June 17, 1958) is more widely known by the stage name Jello Biafra. ... The Dead Kennedys are a hardcore punk band from San Francisco, California. ... This article is about the fat. ...


Napalm Death finished recording their new album titled Smear Campaign in June 2006; released on September 15, 2006 to very strong reviews from fans and critics alike. The main lyrical focus is criticism of the United States Government and other governments who are strongly religious. The album features a guest appearance by Anneke van Giersbergen, vocalist for the Dutch rock band The Gathering. There is a limited edition digipak version of Smear Campaign, which has two new songs, "Call That an Option?" and "Atheist Runt". Smear Campaign is an album by the band Napalm Death released in 2006. ... The government of the United States, established by the United States Constitution, is a federal republic of 50 states, a few territories and some protectorates. ... Anneke van Giersbergen (born March 8, 1973) is the former singer of the Dutch band The Gathering, now involved in a solo project called Agua de Annique. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A compact disc in Digipak-style packaging; seen here: Boards of Canadas 1998 release Music Has the Right to Children Digipak is a patented style of compact disc or DVD packaging, and is a registered trademark of MeadWestvaco, Inc. ... Smear Campaign is an album by the band Napalm Death released in 2006. ...


In early 2006 Napalm Death headlined a tour with Kreator, A Perfect Murder, and The Undying. On August 27, 2006, Jesse Pintado died in a hospital in the Netherlands due to liver failure, prompting Mitch Harris to express his sadness at the loss of someone he thought of as "a brother" on the band's official website. After the Smear Campaign tour, the band did a 2007 "World Domination Tour". Bassist Shane Embury is currently working on a project with Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh, their work together will be released on Feto Records at the end of 2007. Kreator is a thrash metal band from Essen, Germany. ... There is a Heavy Metal band by the same name as well. ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jesse Pintado is an American guitar player. ... Liver failure is the final stage of liver disease. ... Political campaign Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      This page is about a political tactic. ... Shane Embury is a British musician. ... Dave Hunt and Mick Kenney (Anaal Nathrakh Press Photo) Mick Kenney (aka Migg, Irrumator) is a musician, artist, and producer from Birmingham, UK. His bands include Anaal Nathrakh, Exploder, Frost, Professor Fate, and Mistress. ... Anaal Nathrakh are a British metal band formed in 1999 who fuse industrial and grindcore elements onto an underlying black metal style. ... FETO Records is a British independent record label founded by Mick Kenney and Shane Embury. ...


Members

Current lineup

Mark Barney Greenway, born July 13, 1969 in Kettering, is a British death metal vocalist, who has been a member of Napalm Death, Extreme Noise Terror and Benediction. ... Shane Embury is a British musician. ... Mitch Harris (born October 31, 1970) is an American guitarist,born in new york then moving to las vegas. ... Danny Herrera is a American drummer. ...

Past members

Vocals

Nicholas Bullen (born 1968 in Coventry, England) is a founding member of the band Napalm Death, the band credited with creating the Grindcore genre which blended elements of Rock and Punk music. ... Lee Dorrian is a singer from Birmingham, UK. He started as the singer of Napalm Death and recorded one and a half albums with them, namely the second half of Scum and From Enslavement To Obliteration. ...

Guitar

Justin Broadrick (born 1969 in Birmingham, England) is a founding member of the band Godflesh, one of the first bands to crossover elements of rock and industrial music. ... Frank Healy (born 30 August 1962) is an former Napalm Death guitarist. ... Bill Steer (William Geoffrey Steer) (born December 3, 1969 in Stockton-on-Tees, England) is an English guitar player. ... Jesse Pintado is an American guitar player. ...

Bass

Graham Robertson is an American filmmaker and author. ... Nicholas Bullen (born 1968 in Coventry, England) is a founding member of the band Napalm Death, the band credited with creating the Grindcore genre which blended elements of Rock and Punk music. ... Peter Shaw is the name of several notable people. ...

Drums

Napalm Death is a grindcore band that was formed at the Solihull School in Birmingham, England in 1982 by Miles Ratledge and Nicholas Bullen, originally under the name of Civil Defence. ... Mick Harris (full name: Michael John Harris) is a British musician. ...

Subsequent activities

Members of Napalm Death have moved on to form bands such as Carcass, Godflesh, Cathedral, Scorn, Jesu and Black Galaxy.
Additionally, band members have formed numerous side projects, including Lull, Painkiller, Brujeria, Lock Up, Meathook Seed, Defecation, Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine and Venomous Concept. Carcass were a British band formed by Napalm Death guitarist Bill Steer together with drummer Ken Owen in 1985. ... Godflesh was an industrial metal band from Birmingham, England, formed in 1988 by Justin K. Broadrick (guitar, vocals, and programming) and G. C. Green (bass). ... Cathedral are a heavy metal/doom metal band from Coventry, England // The band was founded in 1989 by Lee Dorrian (a former member of Napalm Death), Mark Griff Griffiths (a former Carcass roadie) and Garry Gaz Jennings (formerly of Acid Reign). ... Scorn is the one-man project of former Napalm Death drummer Mick Harris. ... Jesu is an experimental rock band formed in 2003 by Justin Broadrick following the breakup of Godflesh. ... Dark Ambient side-project of Mick Harris. ... Painkiller (also officially known as Pain Killer) is a band originally formed in 1991. ... Brujeria are a grindcore and extreme metal band. ... Lock Up iss a grindcore side project created by bassist Shane Embury (Napalm Death), with Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy) on vocals, Jesse Pintado (also from Napalm Death) on guitar, and Nicholas Barker (ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-Dimmu Borgir) on drums. ... Defecation is a death metal / grindcore side project formed by Righteous Pigs guitarist Mitch Harris and ex-Napalm Death drummer Mick Harris in 1987. ... Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine is a British drone doom band, featuring highly regarded musicians from other well known heavy metal bands. ... Venomous Concept is a grindcore band, the name itself is a play on Poison Idea. ...


Discography

The discography of the grindcore/death metal band Napalm Death. ...

Pop culture references

Dream Theater singer James LaBrie wears a Napalm Death t-shirt in their "Pull Me Under" music video. 'Unfit Earth' from Harmony Corruption was used on the Vic and Bob pilot sitcom The Weekenders. The character Sol Badguy's (from Guilty Gear) Instant Kill move is called Napalm Death. In the children's film Matilda, Matilda's brother Mikey is wearing a Napalm Death t-shirt in the scene where the TV blows up. In David Firth's Burnt Face Man series of cartoons, the character Anger Man is seen wearing a Napalm Death t-shirt. Bill Steer appeared in Red Dwarf series 3 - ep. 'Timeslides' as the drummer in character Dave Lister's band Smeg and the Heads. Jeff Walker from Carcass played the bassist. Hard Rock band System of a Down gave thanks to Napalm Death in the booklet for their self titled album. In the computer game SSX Tricky, it is stated that the character, Psymon Stark's, favorite band is Napalm Death. Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band comprising James LaBrie, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, John Myung, and Mike Portnoy. ... Kevin James LaBrie (born May 5, 1963) is a Canadian vocalist who is best known for being the lead singer in progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Pull Me Under is the first track from Dream Theaters 1992 album Images and Words. ... Harmony Corruption is an album by Napalm Death. ... Vic Reeves (born 24 January 1959, real name Jim Moir) and Bob Mortimer (born 23 May 1959), more commonly known simply as Vic and Bob or Reeves and Mortimer, are a British comedy double act. ... Sol Badguy ) is the main character[1] and namesake[2] of the Guilty Gear fighting game series. ... Screenshot of Ky Kiske attacking Sol Badguy. ... Matilda is a 1996 film directed by Danny DeVito. ... For the type of star, see Red dwarf. ... Jeffrey Walker is a bass guitarist and singer from St Helens, UK. He is best known for his work with the death metal/grindcore band Carcass for which he was also the main lyricist. ... Carcass were a British band formed by Napalm Death guitarist Bill Steer together with drummer Ken Owen in 1985. ... For the bands self-titled album, see System of a Down (album). ... Limited Edition cover The limited editon cover of System of a Down. ... SSX Tricky is the second game in the SSX series. ...


References

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External links


Napalm Death
Current members: Mark "Barney" Greenway | Shane Embury | Mitch Harris | Danny Herrera
Nicholas Bullen | Miles Ratledge | Graham Robertson | Finbar Quinn | Daryl Fideski | Justin Broadrick | Pete Shaw | Mick Harris | Jim Whitley | Lee Dorrian | Bill Steer | Frank Healy | Phil Vane | Jesse Pintado
Discography
Studio albums: Scum | From Enslavement to Obliteration | Harmony Corruption | Utopia Banished | Fear, Emptiness, Despair | Diatribes | Inside the Torn Apart | Words from the Exit Wound | Enemy of the Music Business | Order of the Leech | Leaders Not Followers: Part 2 | The Code Is Red...Long Live the Code | Smear Campaign
Extended Plays: Mentally Murdered | Mass Appeal Madness | Nazi Punks Fuck Off | Greed Killing | Breed to Breathe | Leaders Not Followers
Compilations: Death by Manipulation | The Peel Sessions | The Complete Radio One Sessions | Noise for Music's Sake
Live albums (CD/DVD): Live Corruption | Bootlegged in Japan | The DVD |Punishment in Capitals

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