UK Grindcore band Napalm Death are currently on the road all across North American as part of the “Scumdogs 30th Anniversary Tour” with Gwar as well as labelmates EyeHateGod. The band are set to continue the support for the last album ‘Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism’ and are sharing a video directed by Marc Nickel & Ljuba Generalova for the track ‘Contagion’ taken off Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism.
Napalm Death frontman Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway comments about the special topic covered within the song and clip as follows:
“Although we can only hope to provide a snapshot in four-minutes, what we wanted to try to illustrate with the ‘Contagion’ video is how difficult it has been made to do something as fundamental as moving freely as a human being. There is downright absurdity in that some people have to resort to mortal danger doing things like riding atop trains whilst others can move seamlessly and freely without a second thought. We advocate for an end to borders of all description. Complementing that, the sweaty live footage was shot brilliantly by Ljuba Generalova in NAPALM DEATH’s virtual second home of Berlin and the music, you might say, just motors along like a train.”
And Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury, who wrote the music and the lyrics for ‘Contagion’, added as follows:
“Musically, ‘Contagion’ is geared towards manic intense live mosh pit action but with an added 4AD noise quirk homage chorus! Also, having so many friends in the Latin community, through a couple of them I learned and read about the perilous journeys that families embark on for the chance at a better life. As a parent, I think of my children’s future all the time – the things we take for granted I wanted to reflect lyrically!”
A brutal crushing riff with Greenway screaming his guts out, Contagion is a track that can only come from these guys. With no let up its a barrage of noise and punishment and the video shows how well the tracks anger translates to the live stage.
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The band have also announced dates for their “Campaign For Musical Destruction” tour across Europe for February/March 2022, this time featuring support by Doom, Siberian Meatgrinder and Show Me The Body.
Here are the UK dates:
09.02.2022 Manchester (UK) – Club Academy
10.02.2022 Glasgow (UK) – Classic Grand
11.02.2022 Buckley (UK) – The Tivoli
12.02.2022 Birmingham (UK) – Hammerfest
13.02.2022 London (UK) – Electric Ballroom