NEWS: Napalm Death confirm new album, ‘Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism’!

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Extreme metal legends Napalm Death have announced their new album, ‘Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism’, which will be the band’s sixteenth full-length record.

Set for release on September 18th 2020 via Century Media Records, the album will be the band’s first new full-length release since 2015’s ‘Apex Predator – Easy Meat’.

Vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway had this to say of the record’s themes.

“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.”

You can check out the cover artwork and full track listing below.

01.) Fuck The Factoid
02.) Backlash Just Because
03.) That Curse Of Being In Thrall
04.) Contagion
05.) Joie De Ne Pas Vivre
06.) Invigorating Clutch
07.) Zero Gravitas Chamber
08.) Fluxing Of The Muscle
09.) Amoral
10.) Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism
11.) Acting In Gouged Faith
12.) A Bellyful Of Salt And Spleen

Pre-orders are expected to be made available from July 24th 2020, along with the release of the album’s lead single.