Metal Mark of SkullsNBones.com conducted an interview with vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway of British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH aboard Barge To Hell — the world’s most extreme metal cruise — which sailed Monday, December 3, 2012 from Miami, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas and returned to the real world on Friday, December 7. Check out the chat below.
NAPALM DEATH has just completed a North American co-headlining tour with MUNICIPAL WASTE. The five-week trek also featured EXHUMED as support, plus VEKTOR, DAYGLO ABORTIONS, ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT and SPEEDWOLF on select dates. During the tour, NAPALM DEATH sold t-shirts designed by artist Sean Taggart (CRUMBSUCKERS, AGNOSTIC FRONT).
NAPALM DEATH‘s latest album, “Utilitarian”, sold around 2,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD debuted at No. 14 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
NAPALM DEATH‘s previous album, 2009’s “Time Waits For No Slave”, opened with around 1,800 units to land at No. 19 on the Heatseekers chart.
“Utilitarian” was released on February 27 in Europe and February 28 in North America via the band’s longtime partner, Century Media Records. The cover artwork perfectly fits the album’s theme and was created by the Danish artist Frode Sylthe, who is also responsible for THE HAUNTED‘s “rEVOLVEr” artwork.