NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury says the iconic extreme metal band will most porbably begin work on their new studio LP next year
In a recent interview with IMPERIAL SLAVE vocalist Sam Sheppard for Mammoth Metal TV, NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury said that his band will “probably” begin work on their next studio album in 2024.
When asked about a potential timeline for recording sessions to commence for the follow-up to 2020’s “Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism”, Shane said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “The last record, we started it musically in two stages, and then Barney [NAPALM DEATH vocalist Mark Greenway] took quite a few days to record his vocals, ’cause we were touring. This one, I think we do a tour in February, maybe. That might be happening. And after that, I think Barn wants to take some time off, which will give me the time to sort of put… I’ve got lots of ideas; [I just need] to piece it together. And hopefully go into the studio and just kind of experiment.”
In February 2022, NAPALM DEATH unveiled their latest offering, a mini-album titled “Resentment Is Always Seismic – A Final Throw Of Throes,” released under the banner of Century Media Records.
“Resentment Is Always Seismic – A Final Throw Of Throes” serves as a companion piece to “Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism,” providing a gripping conclusion through a blend of essential, tumultuous grindcore and impactful shockwave ambience. This eight-track mini-album boasts a concise yet intense runtime of 29 minutes and is accessible in various formats, including a limited CD digipak, vinyl, and digital album.
“Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism” made its debut in September 2020, also under the Century Media Records label. As the band’s 16th studio LP, it was crafted in collaboration with their longstanding producer, Russ Russell, and featured artwork created by the talented Frode Sylthe.
Additionally, Embury, a key figure in NAPALM DEATH, is set to release his autobiography, titled “Life?… And Napalm Death,” later this month via Rocket 88, an imprint associated with the well-established British book production company, Essential Works.
While NAPALM DEATH faced misunderstanding during their early years, they ultimately ascended to become a benchmark for unyielding extremity and a powerful political voice for positive change. Although initially dismissed by many as mere noise, the band evolved into the credible face of extreme art rock. They gained recognition from notable figures like John Peel, graced the cover of NME, and became darlings of the indie music scene.
Notably, Shane Embury‘s inaugural studio release with the band, the 1988 album “From Enslavement To Obliteration,” remains a seminal masterpiece characterized by ferocious sonic aggression intertwined with thought-provoking punk critiques of corrupt politics, capitalist opportunism, and societal disintegration. To this day, the record retains its well-deserved reverence and impact.