The Skinny: In the light of the upcoming release date for their newest, 15th studio album Apex Predator – Easy Meat on January 26th, 2015 in Europe and January 27th, 2015 in North America via Century Media Records, UK Grindcore pioneers Napalm Death are now launching a second promotional track online.

Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury checked in with the following comment about the song he wrote: “Musically I wanted this track to encompass lots of different rhythms and nuances in the short space of time which the song occupies, which I hope we achieve, and that it bursts with an intensity and emotion to match the theme of the lyrics!”

“Lyrically it’s a departure from the rest of the new album as its self-reflective – a couple of years ago I was hospitalized prior to a very important tour and was forced to miss out on going and had to stay at home. More importantly I realized in the time I was in hospital that I really had to make a choice which was either to carry on down the same path of selfish destruction as I had seen some of my friends embark on or stay around for the people I loved and who loved me!”

“Yes, it’s a familiar story, no doubt. but it was an awakening for me which I very much needed and shortly after I was blessed with the birth of my daughter so I am glad I made the right decision… We are not invincible – Nor are we indestructible. There are choices – points of return…”

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.