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Napalm Death is a grindcore/death metal band from Birmingham, England. The band was formed in the village of Meriden near Birmingham, England in 1981 by Nicholas Bullen and Miles Ratledge.

Although other groups had previously played fast and aggressive music, Napalm Death is credited with defining the Grindcore genre through its fusion of punk and metal musical structures, aggressive playing, fast tempos, and deep guttural vocals.

There are no original members left in the band: indeed Read more on Last.fm

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Hammerfest 2013: Reviews, Photos, Setlists, Gossip – it’s all here

March 19th, 2013

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It’s time for another Thrash Hits festival splash page – and this time it’s for Hammerfest. All of our Hammerfest 2013 coverage from the weekend will be linked to on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need. Yep. That means individual band coverage (photos, setlists and maybe even some reviews), all the dodgy rumours and awful gossip our man David Keevill overhears, and every single photo of Wales-based debauchery that Gary Wolstenholme and Jenn McCambridge snap will be here.

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Video: ‘Analysis Paralyis’ by Napalm Death – awesome track, cheapskate video.

February 29th, 2012

Napalm Death at Bloodstock by Gary Wolstenholme Thrash Hits

We’ve already gone on record stating how much we love Napalm Death‘s new album, Utilitarian. It’s pretty much the perfect rebuttal for anyone who claims that latter day Napalm Death isn’t as good as early Napalm Death. It’s a fearsome record, and Barney Greenway’s lyrics are perhaps among the sharpest and most eloquent the band have had in years.

Why they had to make such a cheapo-looking video for ‘Analysis Paralysis’, the first single to be taken from it though….

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Album: Napalm Death – Utilitarian

February 7th, 2012

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Napalm Death
Utilitarian
Century Media
27 February 2012

by Tom Dare

It may at first glance appear odd to say it, but Napalm Death have never quite got the credit they deserve. “How so?” you say. “They’re a legendary band hailed as the godfathers of their genre.” And you’re right – to the point it’s become a vacuous cliché. There are stock phrases that get spouted about Napalm (usually prefaced with some jovial reference to them being from Birmingham) that are all-too-frequently only empty reverence of Scum, FETO and at a pinch Harmony Corruption. The fact they’ve put out astonishing records for 20 years after that gets overlooked far too often. And that Utilitarian is furiously extreme in all new ways highlights why they’re as vital a band as they’ve ever been.

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There’s STILL no Metal in the Mercury Prize

July 22nd, 2009

The 2009 Nationwide Mercury Music prize shortlist has been announced, and once again Hugh Platt finds himself screaming at the sky, shaking his fist like an ineffectual caveman cursing the Gods for making it rain.

No Metal Mercury Prize 2009 Barclaycard Thrash Hits

Once again, the great and the good of the UK music media are hunched over, hands clasped around their critical appendages, and are furiously word-wanking their opinions onto betting slips. That’s right: the shortlist of albums fighting for the 2009 Mercury Prize have be announced, and yet again – for the 18th year running – metal has been denied a presence on the final shortlist.

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Album: Napalm Death – Time Waits For No Slave

February 3rd, 2009

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Napalm Death
Time Waits For No Slave
Century Media
02 February 2009

by Jerry Ewing

If you’ve ever fancied taking some junior metalhead upstart down a peg or two, and let’s face it, which of us hasn’t, next time try this for size. Blindfold the whippersnapper, sit them in the middle of an empty room and proceed to play the whole of Time Waits For No Slave to them at ear-bleeding volume through headphones.

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