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.
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
Napalm Death on Thrash Hits
March 16th, 2013
Day 3 of Hammerfest is traditionally the “oh my God no more booze NO” day – did our man David Keevill survive?
6 things we learned on Day 3 of Hammerfest V:
March 16th, 2013
November 26th, 2012
Earache Records, the stalwart indie label of British metal, is 25 years old. That’s older than a good proportion of our readership. Over two and a half decades, Earache has put out hundreds of records, including more than a few bona fide classics in almost every major subgenre of metal. We can’t let such a momentous anniversary go unremarked upon, so for the rest of this week, we’re going to be looking back over the entire Earache back catalogue and revisit some of our favourite – and the label’s most controversial – releases from the last quarter-century.
February 29th, 2012
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….
February 7th, 2012
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.
August 27th, 2011
Is there anything better than a Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page? Yeah, loads of things but you won’t find the best online festival coverage on any of them. You’ll find that right here. All our work from Bloodstock Open 2011 is going be linked to from this page (eventually), so give it a bookmark or just don’t close it, because it’s all you’re going to need. Interviews, photos, setlists, rumours, and who knows? – maybe even some tiny reviews – it’s all here. [Read more →]
August 16th, 2011
No matter what happens, you can always rely on Napalm Death to be suitably furious. Whatever anger they were channeling at Bloodstock, it bloody well worked.
August 8th, 2010
I shouldn’t be writing this right now. Right about now, I should be waking up in a tent at Hevy Festival down in Kent, getting ready for Sepultura, Sylosis, Turbowolf, and all the other kick ass bands playing later today. Instead, thanks to a series of unfortunate fuck-ups I won’t bore you with the details of here, I’m stuck in London, and not at the final day of Hevy Festival. And I’m compounding my misery with this Slaylist.
June 20th, 2010
When we first interviewed Shane Embury from Napalm Death at Bloodstock Open Air 2008, he told us we asked “fucking stupid questions”. That hasn’t changed a bit in the last two years, but this time he seemed to take our jibber-jabber a bit more in his stride.