NAPALM DEATH – Launch New Video Clip For “Contagion” off “Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism”

UK Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH are pleased to be able to continue to promote their current and much acclaimed album “Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism”… While currently on the road all across North American as part of the “Scumdogs 30th Anniversary Tour” with GWAR as well as labelmates EyeHateGod, NAPALM DEATH are now debuting a promotional video directed by Marc Nickel & Ljuba Generalova for the track “Contagion” off “Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism”.

NAPALM DEATH – Contagion

NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway comments about the special topic covered within the song and clip as follows: “Although we can only hope to provide a snapshot in four-minutes, what we wanted to try to illustrate with the “Contagion” video is how difficult it has been made to do something as fundamental as moving freely as a human being. There is downright absurdity in that some people have to resort to mortal danger doing things like riding atop trains whilst others can move seamlessly and freely without a second thought. We advocate for an end to borders of all description. Complementing that, the sweaty live footage was shot brilliantly by Ljuba Generalova in NAPALM DEATH’s virtual second home of Berlin and the music, you might say, just motors along like a train.”

And NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, who wrote the music and the lyrics for “Contagion”, added as follows: “Musically, “Contagion” is geared towards manic intense live mosh pit action but with an added 4AD noise quirk homage chorus! Also, having so many friends in the Latin community, through a couple of them I learned and read about the perilous journeys that families embark on for the chance at a better life. As a parent, I think of my children’s future all the time – the things we take for granted I wanted to reflect lyrically!”

NAPALM DEATH – Backlash Just Because

In other news, NAPALM DEATH have just announced a next edition of their “Campaign For Musical Destruction” tour across Europe for February/March 2022, this time featuring support by Doom, Siberian Meatgrinder and Show Me The Body. Here is a full list of the dates for that run:

“Campaign For Musical Destruction” European Tour 2022

03.02.2022 Magdeburg (Germany) – Factory
04.02.2022 Wrocław (Poland) – Concert Center A2
05.02.2022 Budapest (Hungary) – A38
06.02.2022 Wien (Austria) – Arena
07.02.2022 München (Germany) – Backstage
09.02.2022 Manchester (UK) – Club Academy
10.02.2022 Glasgow (UK) – Classic Grand
11.02.2022 Buckley (UK) – The Tivoli
12.02.2022 Birmingham (UK) – Hammerfest
13.02.2022 London (UK) – Electric Ballroom
15.02.2022 Paris (France) – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
16.02.2022 Besançon (France) – La Rodia
17.02.2022 Marseille (France) – Le Jas Rod
18.02.2022 Biarritz (France) – Atabal
19.02.2022 Mérignac (France) – Krakato
22.02.2022 Paderno Dugnano (Italy) – Slaughter Club
23.02.2022 Nürnberg (Gerrmany) – Z-Bau
24.02.2022 Brno (Czech Republic) – Sonor
25.02.2022 Leipzig (Germany) – Werk 2
26.02.2022 Herford (Germany) – X-Herford
27.02.2022 Utrecht (The Netherlands) – Tivoli
01.03.2022 Hamburg (Germany) – Gruenspan
02.03.2022 Oberhausen (Germany) – Turbinenhalle
03.03.2022 Lindau (Germany) – Club Vaudeville
04.03.2022 Mannheim (Germany) – Alte Feuerwache
05.03.2022 Berlin (Germany) – Astra
06.03.2022 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Dynamo


And here is a list of NAPALM DEATH’s remaining shows in North America as well as other appearances for 2022:

11/10/21 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
11/11/21 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
11/12/21 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/13/21 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville
11/14/21 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
11/15/21 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/16/21 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
11/18/21 – Albuqueque, NM – Sunshine Theater
11/19/21 – Tuscon, AZ – Rialto Theater
11/20/21 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
11/21/21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
11/22/21 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
11/23/21 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater
11/24/21 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
11/26/21 – Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
11/27/21 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
11/28/21 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
11/30/21 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
12/1/21 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
12/3/21 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
12/4/21 – Edmonton, AB – Midway Bar
12/6/21 – Billings, MT – Pub Station
12/7/21 – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
12/8/21 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
12/9/21 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
12/10/21 – Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon Theatre
12/11/21 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
12/13/21 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
12/14/21 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

NAPALM DEATH – Live 2022:
26.06.2022 Clisson (France) – Hellfest Open Air
16.07.2022 Dortmund (Germany) – Tombstoned Fest Open Air
17-20.08.2022 Dinkelsbühl (Germany) – Summer Breeze Open Air
09-11.09.2022 Aleksandrów Łódzki (Poland) – Summer Dying Loud
And many more shows to be announced soon…

NAPALM DEATH – A Bellyful of Salt and Spleen

NAPALM DEATH’s latest and much lauded 16th studio album “Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism” (2020), which was again recorded with longtime producer Russ Russell and features artwork by Frode Sylthe, entered international sales charts upon release as follows: Germany: # 18, Austria: # 37, Switzerland: # 26, Finland: # 35, Belgium: # 88, Spain: # 78, France: # 120, UK (Rock Chart): # 3 and USA: # 58 Billboard Top Albums.

You can still order “Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism” in various formats here:
Stay tuned for further NAPALM DEATH news coming soon…


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