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Napalm Death Announces New Album Release Date, North American Tour

Napalm Death

Next year will be a big year for Grindcore legends Napalm Death, as the group have announced a new album and tour for January. Apex Predator – Easy Meat, will be the band’s 16th album, hitting stores on January 27, 2015. Of course, the album will feature the ripping bass lines of Shane Embury.

“Some in power like to declare that slavery is consigned to the history books. But if you look beneath the surface it is alive and well in many different forms – it just has a different face now, and exists in ways that may seem ethically ambiguous,” vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway stated. “Using the terminology of evolution particularly interests us, so in this case the ‘Apex Predator’ represents those who bring the slavery to bear (and capitalise from it), and the ‘Easy Meat’ is of therefore those who feel they have no option but to comply. Fittingly, the music on ‘Apex Predator – Easy Meat’ is punishing. We feel it’s more ambient, more expansive, more unsettlingly discordant than ever, and importantly, still extremely rampant at excessive speed. We hope in every respect – both musically and lyrically – this album will make your eyes burn with the harsh sonics and harsh visions of the dumping ground of globalisation.”

The band will be teaming up with Voivod for an expansive North American tour that kicks off January 27th in Miami, Florida. They’ll continue up the East Coast and into Canada before heading west and finally wrapping up in Houston, Texas.

Through Space and Grind Tour 2015 Tour Dates:

DateLocationVenue
Jan 27, 2015Miami, FLGrand Central
Jan 28, 2015St Petersburg, FLState Theater
Jan 29, 2015Atlanta, GAMasquerade
Jan 30, 2015Winston-Salem, NCZiggy’s
Jan 31, 2015Baltimore, MDSoundstage
Feb 2, 2015New York, NYGramercy Theater
Feb 3, 2015Philadelphia, PAUnion Transfer
Feb 4, 2015Toronto, ONOpera House
Feb 5, 2015Ottawa, ONMaverick’s
Feb 6, 2015Montreal, QCClub Soda
Feb 7, 2015Worcester, MAPalladium
Feb 8, 2015Poughkeepsie, NYThe Chance Theater
Feb 9, 2015Cleveland, OHAgora Ballroom
Feb 10, 2015Chicago, ILReggie’s
Feb 11, 2015Minneapolis, MNAmsterdam
Feb 12, 2015Winnipeg, MBThe Zoo
Feb 13, 2015Regina, SKThe Exchange
Feb 14, 2015Calgary, ABRepublik
Feb 15, 2015Edmonton, ABStarlite Room
Feb 17, 2015Vancouver, BCRickshaw Theater
Feb 18, 2015Seattle, WAStudio 7
Feb 19, 2015Portland, ORHawthorne Theater
Feb 20, 2015Oakland, CAMetro
Feb 21, 2015Fresno, CAStrummers
Feb 22, 2015Los Angeles, CAHouse Of Blues
Feb 23, 2015Tempe, AZClub Red
Feb 24, 2015Albuquerque, NMSunshine Theater
Feb 25, 2015Denver, COSummit Music Hall
Feb 26, 2015Lawrence, KSGranada Theater
Feb 27, 2015Dallas, TXGas Monkey
Feb 28, 2015Houston, TXFitzgerald’s