NAPALM DEATH Reveals Album Art, Track Listing For “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” AlbumMonday, 1st December 2014
Legendary British death-grinders NAPALM DEATH have posted the album artwork and track listing for their forthcoming new album, Apex Predator – Easy Meat. The album will be released on January 27, 2015 via Century Media.
NAPALM DEATH vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway had the following to say regarding the album’s title and concept: “Sometimes you have to ponder long and hard for an album title, but following the Rana Plaza disaster of last year (collapse of a textile sweatshop building in Bangladesh), it spurred me on to try and craft an expose of slave labour in the modern world (and the surrounding conditions propping it up).
“Some in power like to declare that slavery is consigned to the history books. But if you look beneath the surface, it is alive and well in many different forms — it just has a different face now, and exists in ways that may seem ethically ambiguous.
“Using the terminology of evolution particularly interests us, so in this case the ‘Apex Predator’ represents those who bring the slavery to bear (and capitalize from it), and the ‘Easy Meat’ is of therefore those who feel they have no option but to comply.
“Fittingly, the music on Apex Predator – Easy Meat is punishing. We feel it’s more ambient, more expansive, more unsettlingly discordant than ever, and importantly, still extremely rampant at excessive speed. We hope in every respect — both musically and lyrically — this album will make your eyes burn with the harsh sonics and harsh visions of the dumping ground of globalisation.”
Apex Predator – Easy Meat track listing:
1. Apex Predator – Easy Meat
2. Smash A Single Digit
3. Metaphorically Screw You
4. How The Years Condemn
5. Stubborn Stains
6. Timeless Flogging
7. Dear Slum Landlord…
9. Bloodless Coup
10. Beyond The Pale
11. Stunt Your Growth
14. Adversarial / Copulating Snakes