Napalm Death / ‘Backlash Just Because’ is first single from new album

24 July 2020

Pioneers of UK Grindcore Napalm Death have today released the first single from the new album ‘Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism’. You can watch ‘Backlash Just Because’ below, with a lyrics video by Cloud Music Typography.

Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway told MetalTalk: “This song in particular really spurred me on when I was writing lyrics for the album overall. It’s raucous and traditional, but also quirky and discordant and ultimately catchy-as-anything in the context of rampaging noise.

“Lyrically it was directed at the spiteful art of creating easy targets and fomenting paranoia and revulsion, which is something that I feel has become de rigueur in very recent times.

“I really let loose on the more sporadic vocals at the end of the song – it’s a real barkfest at that point. Lovely.”

The follow-up to 2015’s ‘Apex Predator – Easy Meat’, ‘Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism’ is the sixteenth Napalm Death studio album and is again recorded with longtime producer Russ Russell. The album also features artwork by Frode Sylthe and is out 18 September 2020.

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