UK Grindcore pioneers, Napalm Death are back and preparing for the release of their new studio album Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism on September 18, 2020, via Century Media Records. Ahead of the release of the album, the band have released the first taster in the form of their lyric video for “Backlash Just Because.”

The group’s frontman, vocalist Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway, comments about the song as follows: “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.”

Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism is the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2015’s acclaimed Apex Predator – Easy Meat album and their sixteenth studio album. The album was again recorded with longtime producer Russ Russell and features artwork by Frode Sylthe.

Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism is out September 18, 2020, through Century Media Records and you can pre-order your copy here.

Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism Track Listing:

1. Fuck the Factoid
2. Backlash Just Because
3. That Curse of Being in Thrall
4. Contagion
5. Joie De Ne Pas Vivre
6. Invigorating Clutch
7. Zero Gravitas Chamber
8. Fluxing of the Muscle
9. Amoral
10. Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism
11. Acting in Gouged Faith
12. A Bellyful of Salt and Spleen

Artwork for ‘Throes of Joy in the Face of Defeatism’ by Napalm Death

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.