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Napalm Death’s Barney Greenway Talks New Album, Pandemic, and More

on October 19, 2020, 11:23am

UK grindcore innovators Napalm Death continue to evolve on their potent new album, Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism. The LP features the band’s signature blend of blistering riffs and biting political commentary, but this time with a more experimental streak.

Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism arrived on September 18th after a five-year break between albums. We checked in with vocalist Barney Greenway via Zoom to talk about the new album, the LP’s unexpected influences, and more.

“It’s spontaneous but very developed at the same time,” Greenway told us of Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism. “The way we approach things we don’t model ourselves to widen the net so to speak. That’s not the way we operate. It’s all about as good as we can make the art first, and whatever happens after that, so be it.”

Greenway added, “The influences on the album is markedly very diverse. It hits many different points. Some of the stuff is very post-punky, which may add to the accessible edge.”

For much more from Barney Greenway about the new album, his thoughts on the pandemic, and the band’s storied history, watch our video interview above.

Pick up Napalm Death’s Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism here.

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