Aug. 21, 2020, Birmingham, UK – Napalm Death have released “Amoral” (https://youtu.be/T5ChaOiPZGo), a second single, and accompanying video, in advance of the band’s forthcoming album, Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism (Sept. 18, Century Media Records; pre-orders: https://napalmdeath.lnk.to/ThroesofJoyintheJawsofDefeatism.
“A good shout to work once again with Michael Panduro (michaelpanduro.com), as he really adapts his style video to video rather than just using a singular approach,” said Napalm Death vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway. “We delight in a generous helping of the absurd, so for one thing, the footage of children seemingly at play but displaying signs of systemic obedience really propels Shane’s lyrical thrust of our default powerlessness within the pecking order. As sonics go, I think it’s post-punk as fuck and grooves massively and accordingly.”
|Napalm Death previously previewed the 12-song album with the release of “Backlash Just Because” (https://youtu.be/FFDHuCeaM_Y).|
Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2015’s acclaimed Apex Predator – Easy Meat album and the legendary band’s sixteenth studio album. It was again recorded with longtime producer Russ Russell and features artwork by Frode Sylthe.
From the pinnacle of confrontational instrumental extremity and steadfast lyrical humanity, Napalm Death’s new album warps musical landscapes all over again. Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism includes 12 songs seething with caustic evolution and unrelenting scope.
Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism is available as a standard CD and digital album (https://napalmdeath.lnk.to/ThroesofJoyintheJawsofDefeatism) as well as a limited Mediabook CD (+ patch) with three bonus-tracks: “Feral Carve-up,” “White Kross” (Sonic Youth cover), and “Blissful Myth” (Rudimentary Peni cover). The vinyl version of the album will include a double-sided A2 poster and the bonus-track “Air’s Turned Foul in Here” in the following 180g. variations and limitations:
Vinyl USA:Black LP – Unlimited“Germicidal yellow swirled vinyl” – 250x copies from CM Webshop / SOLD OUT
“Bloated corpulent pink swirled vinyl” – 250x copies from CM Webshop / Newly added!“Stressed sanguine blood smear vinyl” – 500x copies from Indie Stores“Mucus with envy swirled vinyl” – 250x copies from Revolver“De-weaponised steel and black swirled vinyl” – 200x copies from Decibel Magazine / SOLD OUT
Photo credit: Gobinder Jhitta; left to right: Danny Herrera, Mark “Barney” Greenway, and Shane Embury