Neues Napalm Death Album Utilitarian kommt im Februar 2012

Freitag, 4. November 2011
Abelegt in: Metal News
Kommentare

Napalm Death arbeiten gerade an ihrem 14ten Studioalbum, welches am 24. Februar 2012 via Century Media Records veröffentlicht werden wird.

Napalm Death Utilitarian CoverNapalm Death arbeiten gerade an ihrem 14ten Studioalbum, welches am 24. Februar 2012 via Century Media Records veröffentlicht werden wird.

Die Mannen rund um Frontman Mark „Barney“ Greenway gelten als die Spitze des Extremen und Mitbegründer der Grindcore-Szene in Europa.

Das Frontcover der Platte wurde vom dänischen Künstler Frode Sylthe erstellt, welcher sich auch schon für das The Haunted „Revolver“ Artwork verantwortlich zeichnete.

Frontman Barney meldet sich auch selbst zum Album zu Wort:

After some deliberation, we have decided on “Utilitarian” as the album title. We generally try to avoid generic titles, and this seemed to have a lot of scope to it. I won’t explain the full meaning of Utilitarianism here because it’s an ethical theory, and as ethical theories go, the depth and debate around it is quite heavy at times. It has a certain ‚morality‘ aspect to it and that isn’t something that drives me, so I also certainly have issues with it.

So, rather than just nail that straight to the mast, of course we wanted to put our own spin on it by suggesting that those (i.e. the utilitarian in us, perhaps) who try to challenge everything, or fight against conventions, well, we go through periods of real self-doubt where we wonder if we’re really making a difference. I suppose the conclusion is that, for the sake of all our freedoms, you should never stop, as even the feeling of resistance is at least a signal to those who would like to entirely control and dominate us – meaning everything from our instinctive behavior to our human entitlement to walk the earth unprovoked.

Regarding the album overall, the final creases should be ironed out fairly soon, and immediately after that we thought it would be good to top it off with a few UK dates. We’ve been playing one new song (“Quarantined”) out on a tour of Canada and it’s been well received, so we hope to perhaps throw in another one for now.

Either way, we’ll be bouncing off the walls again near you very soon. Cheers all.

Kommentare