Napalm Death are going to be releasing a new album Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism, which is set to be released on September 18 via Century Media. The first single from this upcoming project and pre-orders will be accepted on July 24.
This will be the band’s first album since the release of Apex Predator – Easy Meat back in 2015. The album was noted for its straightforward grindcore style, with ideas that have built upon the group’s legacy.
Two of the songs on the album, “Logic Ravaged By Brute Force” and a cover of Sonic Youth’s 1987 single “White Kross,” were featured on a 7″ earlier this year. According to frontman Mark Greenway, the album was recorded during a time of “rapidly growing fear and paranoia being generated about everybody, from migrating people to people with fluid sexuality,” who were being treated with “very antagonistic reactions that you felt were almost verging on violence.”
“Not everybody resorts to such reactions of course, but even the basic lack of understanding can become toxic over time,” Greenway explained. “I’m not saying that this is an entirely new phenomenon, but it has been stoked in recent history by some particularly attack-minded people in more political circles and, as ever, I felt that it would be the natural antidote to endorse basic humanity and solidarity with all.”
Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism tracklist
1. F**k the Factoid
2. Backlash Just Because
3. That Curse of Being in Thrall
5. Joie De Ne Pas Vivre
6. Invigorating Clutch
7. Zero Gravitas Chamber
8. Fluxing of the Muscle
10. Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism
11. Acting in Gouged Faith
12. A Bellyful of Salt and Spleen