RELEASE THEIR NEW STUDIO ALBUM,
THROES OF JOY IN THE JAWS OF DEFEATISM TODAY
"...they’ve delivered one of their most experimental releases without sacrificing identity or integrity" - Consequence Of Sound
"Napalm Death express a lot of things here – anger, bitterness, fear, uncertainty – but defeat? Not a bit of it." - Kerrang!, 4/5
"More than an avalanche of infectious mosh anthems." - Metal Injection, 9/10
"Pointed fury and righteous aggression" - Loud Online, 95/100
"Napalm Death return with a fresh bag of bludgeoning hammers on Throes of Joy In The Jaws of Defeatism." - Wall Of Sound
UK Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH have released their new studio album Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism today via Century Media Records / Sony Music Australia.
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 16th (!) studio album effort by NAPALM DEATH. It was again recorded with longtime producer Russ Russell and features artwork by Frode Sylthe.
“The phrase sticking in my mind when I started thinking about the lyrical direction for this album was “the other”. You could recognise at the time that there was a rapidly growing fear and paranoia being generated about everybody, from migrating people to people with fluid sexuality and this was starting to manifest itself in very antagonistic reactions that you felt were almost verging on violence. Not everybody resorts to such reactions of course, but even the basic lack of understanding can become toxic over time. I’m not saying that this is an entirely new phenomenon, but it has been stoked in recent history by some particularly attack-minded people in more political circles and, as ever, I felt that it would be the natural antidote to endorse basic humanity and solidarity with all.
The artwork specifically uses a white dove as a centrepiece, which of course is a commonly recognised symbol of peace and cooperation. The dove has been mauled very violently by a sterilising hand and in death appears particularly broken and bloodied. However, through the violence you can see an equality symbol in blood on the chest of the dove, which perhaps demonstrates – visually at least – that equality cuts through in the end. A positive amidst many negatives then, much like the album title itself being a bit of an oxymoron – the celebration of humanity even in the mangling jaws of negativity”. says vocalist, Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway.
Watch the music video for A Bellyful of Salt and Spleen here:
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.
Next to the Jewelcase CD edition of the album, Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism is also available as Digital album and as limited Mediabook CD (+ Patch) with 3 bonus-tracks: Feral Carve-up, White Kross (Sonic Youth cover-version) and Blissful Myth (Rudimentary Peni cover-version). The vinyl version of the album includes a double-sided A2 poster and the bonus-track Air’s Turned Foul in Here in the following 180g.
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Watch the lyric video for Backlash Just Because by Cloud Music Typography here:
THROES OF JOY IN THE JAWS OF DEFEATISM TRACK LISTING:
01. Fuck the Factoid
02. Backlash Just Because
03. That Curse of Being in Thrall
05. Joie De Ne Pas Vivre
06. Invigorating Clutch
07. Zero Gravitas Chamber
08. Fluxing of the Muscle
10. Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism
11. Acting in Gouged Faith
12. A Bellyful of Salt and Spleen