Napalm Death’s Shane Embury Announces Autobiography

Shane Embury: Life?… & Napalm DeathNapalm Death bassist Shane Embury revealed he has a new autobiography coming this fall. Life?… & Napalm Death covers his life and his 36 years in the iconic grindcore band, which influenced the shape of extreme metal.

“I guess diehard fans know somewhat about me but hopefully people will find out different sides of me, which I’m kind of keen to push forward, I suppose, in someways, because there’s a lot more to me than just the bass player of Napalm Death,” Embury states. “I mean Napalm Death, you know, are a socially conscious band, but we’re also human beings. So, you know, we kind of raged across Europe for 30+ years as friends and band members. We had a lot of fun times and I mention them, you know, as well, alongside the most serious aspects aspects, you know. But you’ll find out hopefully stuff that you don’t know.”

Life?… & Napalm Death is being released by Rocket 88 Books in two editions. The Classic Edition and Signature Edition both feature 256 pages, two 8-page color plate sections, and a hardback design. The Signature edition has a special cover design and is signed by Embury.

They’re available for pre-order now at $37 for the Classic and $52.50 for the Signature Edition.

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  1. F*ck yes. I have so much respect for this band. Not just from a metal fans perspective. But from a professional musicians perspective. I saw them here in Portland, Oregon at the Roseland Theater in the early 2000’s supporting Nile as headliners. They clearly could have afforded a big tour bus like all of the other bands on the tour, which were Meshuggah, Lacuna Coil, and Dark Tranquility I believe, but they were in a little white 12 seater van trailer hitched to the back. (I know because I met Barney before the show) these guys were Co-headlining. And they kicked so much ass.