Origin: Birmingham, England  
Genres: Death Metal, Grindcore
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Napalm Death

Napalm Death is one of the founding fathers of grindcore, that subdivision of death metal consisting of very short, very fast, chaotic blurs of noise. Their debut album, Scum, is a landmark in the field, but is also notable since not one, not two, but three different members left after that album and formed enormously influential and successful bands in their own (these being Bill Steer, who founded Carcass, Lee Dorrian (Cathedral), and Justin Broadrick (Godflesh)). By 1990's Harmony Corruption a largely different lineup was in place (in fact, soon after the band had completed a complete makeover, with no remaining original members), and while the focus slightly shifted from grindcore to death metal, they still set standards for brutality in extreme music. The later nineties showed the band almost in thrash mode, but following their split from Earache Records, they have returned (at least in part) to their grindcore roots.

Current Members

Mark "Barney" Greenway

vocals (ex-Benediction)

Mitch Harris

guitars (Menace, ex-Meathook Seed)

Shane Embury

bass (Brujeria, Insidious Disease, Lock Up, Menace, ex-Meathook Seed)

Danny Herrera

drums

Former Members/Guests

Lee Dorrian

vocals (ex-Cathedral, Teeth Of Lions Rule The Divine, With The Dead)

Bill Steer

guitars (ex-Angel Witch, Carcass, Firebird)

Justin Broadrick

guitars (Godflesh, ex-Head Of David, Jesu)

Jesse Pintado

guitars (ex-Brujeria, ex-Lock Up, ex-Terrorizer) RIP: August 27, 2006, liver failure, age 37

Nik Bullen

bass/vocals

Jim Whitely

bass

Mick Harris

drums (ex-Praxis)



Discography



Scum  
1987 Earache
  1. Multinational Corporations
  2. Instinct of Survival
  3. The Kill
  4. Scum
  5. Caught... in a Dream
  6. Polluted Minds
  7. Sacrificed
  8. Siege of Power
  9. Control
  10. Born on Your Knees
  11. Human Garbage
  12. You Suffer
  13. Life?
  14. Prison Without Walls
  15. Point of no Return
  16. Negative Approach
  17. Success?
  18. Deceiver
  19. C.S.
  20. Parasites
  21. Pseudo Youth
  22. Divine Death
  23. As the Machine Rolls On
  24. Common Enemy
  25. Moral Crusade
  26. Stigmatized
  27. M.A.D.
  28. Dragnet
  • Lee Dorrian
  • Bill Steer
  • Justin Broadrick
  • Nik Bullen
  • Jim Whitely
  • Mick Harris



From Enslavement To Obliteration  
1988 Earache
  1. Evolved as One
  2. It's a M.A.N. S World!
  3. Lucid Fairytale
  4. Private Death
  5. Impressions
  6. Unchallenged Hate
  7. Uncertainty Blurs the Vision
  8. Cock Rock Alienation
  9. Retreat to Nowhere
  10. Think for a Minute
  11. Display to Me . . .
  12. From Enslavement to Obliteration
  13. Blind to the Truth
  14. Social Sterility
  15. Emotional Suffocation
  16. Practice What You Preach
  17. Inconceivable?
  18. Worlds Apart
  19. Obstinate Direction
  20. Mentally Murdered
  21. Sometimes
  22. Make Way!
  23. Musclehead
  24. Your Achievement
  25. Dead
  26. Morbid Deceiver
  27. Curse
  • Lee Dorrian
  • Bill Steer
  • Shane Embury
  • Mick Harris



Mentally Murdered  EP
1989 Earache
  • Lee Dorrian
  • Bill Steer
  • Shane Embury
  • Mick Harris



Harmony Corruption  
1990 Earache
  1. Vision Conquest
  2. If the truth be known
  3. Inner incineration
  4. Malicious Intent
  5. Unfit Earth
  6. Circle of Hipocrisy
  7. The chains that bind us
  8. Mind snare
  9. Suffer the children
  10. Hiding Behind (CD bonus track)
  • Mark "Barney" Greenway
  • Jesse Pintado
  • Mitch Harris
  • Shane Embury
  • Mick Harris
1990 Readers' Album #39




Mass Appeal Madness  EP
1991 Earache
  1. Mass Appeal Madness
  2. Pride Assassin
  3. Unchallenged Hate
  4. Social Sterility
  • Mark "Barney" Greenway
  • Jesse Pintado
  • Mitch Harris
  • Shane Embury
  • Mick Harris



Death By Manipulation  COMPILATION
1991 Earache
  1. Mass Appeal Madness
  2. Pride Assassin
  3. Unchallenged hate
  4. Social Sterility
  5. Suffer the Children
  6. Siege of power
  7. Harmony Corruption
  8. Rise Above
  9. The Missing Link
  10. Mentally Murdered
  11. Walls of Confinement
  12. Cause and Effect
  13. No Mental Effort
  14. Multinational Corporations Pt. 2
  15. Re-address the problem
  16. Changing Colours
  17. From the Ashes
  18. Understanding
  19. Stalemate
  20. Unchallenged Hate (US CD bonus track)
  21. Mentally Murdered (US CD bonus track)
  22. Walls of Confinement (US CD bonus track)



Utopia Banished  
1992 Earache
  1. Discordance
  2. I Abstain
  3. Dementia Access
  4. Christening of the Blind
  5. The World Keeps Turning
  6. Idiosyncratic
  7. Aryanisms
  8. Cause and Effect (Pt. II)
  9. Judicial Slime
  10. Distorting the Medium
  11. Got Time To Kill
  12. Upward and Uninterested
  13. Exile
  14. Awake (To A Life of Misery)
  15. Contemptuous
  • Mark "Barney" Greenway
  • Jesse Pintado
  • Mitch Harris
  • Shane Embury
  • Danny Herrera
1992 Readers' Album #16




Nazi Punks Fuck Off  EP
1994 Earache
  1. Nazi Punks Fuck Off
  2. Aryanisms
  3. Nazi Punks Fuck Off (live)
  4. Contemptuous (xtreem mix)
  • Mark "Barney" Greenway
  • Jesse Pintado
  • Mitch Harris
  • Shane Embury
  • Danny Herrera



Fear, Emptiness, Despair  
1994 Earache
  1. Twist The Knife (Slowly)
  2. Hung
  3. Remain Nameless
  4. Plague Rages
  5. More than Meets the eye
  6. Primed Time
  7. State of Mind
  8. Armageddon x7
  9. Retching on the dirt
  10. Fasting on deception
  11. Throwaway
  • Mark "Barney" Greenway
  • Jesse Pintado
  • Mitch Harris
  • Shane Embury
  • Danny Herrera
1994 Readers' Album #35




Greed Killing  EP
1995 Earache
  1. Greed Killings
  2. My Own Worst Enemy
  3. Self Betrayal
  4. Finer Truths, White Lies
  5. Antibody
  6. All Links Severed
  7. Plague Rages
  • Mark "Barney" Greenway
  • Jesse Pintado
  • Mitch Harris
  • Shane Embury
  • Danny Herrera



Diatribes  
1996 Earache
  1. Greed Killing
  2. Glimpse into Genocide
  3. Ripe for the Breaking
  4. Cursed to Crawl
  5. Cold Forgiveness
  6. My Own Worst Enemy
  7. Just Rewards
  8. Dogma
  9. Take the Strain
  10. Diatribes
  11. Placate, Sedate, Eradicate
  12. Corrosive Elements
  • Mark "Barney" Greenway
  • Jesse Pintado
  • Mitch Harris
  • Shane Embury
  • Danny Herrera
1996 Readers' Album #65




Inside The Torn Apart  
1997 Earache
  1. Breed to Breathe
  2. Birth in Regress
  3. Section
  4. Reflect on Conflict
  5. Down in the Zero
  6. Inside the Torn Apart
  7. If Symptoms Persist
  8. Prelude
  9. Indispose
  10. Purist Realist
  11. Lowpoint
  12. Lifeless Alarm
  13. Time Will Come
  14. Bled Dry
  • Mark "Barney" Greenway
  • Jesse Pintado
  • Mitch Harris
  • Shane Embury
  • Danny Herrera



Words From The Exit Wound  
1998 Earache
  1. Repression Out Of Uniform
  2. Next Of Kin To Chaos
  3. Trio-Degradable/Affixed By Disconcern
  4. Cleanse Impure
  5. Devouring Depraved
  6. Ulterior Exterior
  7. None The Wiser?
  8. Clutching At Barbs
  9. Incendiary Incoming
  • Mark "Barney" Greenway
  • Jesse Pintado
  • Mitch Harris
  • Shane Embury
  • Danny Herrera



Leaders Not Followers  EP
1999 Dreamcatcher
  1. Politicians
  2. Incinerator
  3. Demonic Possession
  4. Maggots In Your Coffin
  5. Back From The Dead
  6. Nazi Punks Fuck Off (hidden track)
  • Mark "Barney" Greenway
  • Jesse Pintado
  • Mitch Harris
  • Shane Embury
  • Danny Herrera
1999 Readers' Album #56




The Complete Radio One Sessions  COMPILATION
2000



Enemy Of The Music Business  
2000 Dreamcatcher
  1. Take the Poison
  2. Next on the List
  3. Constitutional Hell
  4. Vermin
  5. Volume of Neglect
  6. Thanks for Nothing
  7. Can't Play, Won't Pay
  8. Blunt Against the Cutting Edge
  9. Cure for the Common People
  10. Necessarily Evil
  11. C.S. (Conservative Shithead), Pt. 2
  12. Mechanics of Deceit
  13. (The Public Gets) What the Public Doesn't Want
  14. Fracture in the Equation
  • Mark "Barney" Greenway
  • Jesse Pintado
  • Mitch Harris
  • Shane Embury
  • Danny Herrera



Order Of The Leech  
2002 Dreamcatcher
  1. Continuing war on stupidity
  2. The icing on the hate
  3. Forced to fear
  4. Narcoleptic
  5. Out of sight.Out of mind
  6. To lower yourself (Blind servitude)
  7. Lowest common denominator
  8. Forewarned is Disarmed ?
  9. Per Capita
  10. Farce and Fiction
  11. Blows to the Body
  12. The great Capitulator
  • Mark "Barney" Greenway
  • Mitch Harris
  • Shane Embury
  • Danny Herrera
2002 Readers' Album #48




Noise For Music's Sake  COMPILATION
2003 Earache
  1. The Kill
  2. Scum
  3. You Suffer
  4. Deceiver
  5. Hung
  6. Antibody
  7. Unchallenged Hate
  8. Siege of Power
  9. Greed Killing
  10. Suffer the Children
  11. Mass Appeal Madness
  12. Next of Kin to Chaos
  13. Judicial Slime
  14. Lucid Fairytale
  15. If the Truth Be Known
  16. Plague Rages
  17. Social Sterility
  18. From Enslavement to Obliteration
  19. Low Point
  20. Contemptuous
  21. Diatribes
  22. Chains That Bind Us
  23. Armageddon x 7
  24. Breed to Breathe
  25. The World Keeps Turning (EP Version)
  26. The Infiltraitor
  27. Nazi Punks Fuck Off (Dead Kennedys cover)
  28. Rise Above
  29. Missing Link
  30. Mentally Murdered
  31. Walls of Confinement
  32. Cause and Effect
  33. No Mental Effort
  34. Pride Assassin
  35. Avalanche Master Song (Feat. Godflesh)-Live at ICA, London 29/06/90
  36. One and the Same
  37. Sick and Tired
  38. Malignant Trait
  39. Killing with Kindness
  40. Means to an End
  41. Insanity Excursion
  42. Truth Drug
  43. Living in Denial
  44. Food Chains
  45. Upwards and Uninterested
  46. I Abstain
  47. Politics of Common Sense
  48. Internal Animosity (Studio Recording feat. Dorrian)
  49. Scum (Studio Recording feat. Dorrian & Steer)
  50. Life (Studio Recording feat. Dorrian & Steer)
  51. Retreat to Nowhere (Studio Recording feat. Dorrian & Steer)
  52. Remain Nameless (Pete Coleman original mixdown)
  53. Twist the Knife (Slowly) (Pete Coleman original mixdown)
  54. Deceiver (w/ Swanky's Intro - live in Wakken, Belgium 7/11/87)
  55. The Traitor (live at The Mermaid, Birmingham, UK, 1/11/86)
  56. Abattoir (live at the Mermaid, Birmingham, UK, 30/3/86)



Leaders Not Followers: Part 2  
2004 Century Media
  1. Lowlife
  2. Face Down In The Dirt
  3. Devastation
  4. Messiah
  5. Victims Of A Bomb Raid
  6. Fright Night
  7. War’s No Fairytale
  8. Conform
  9. Master
  10. Fire, Death, Faith
  11. Root Of Violence
  12. Game Of The Arseholes
  13. Clangor Of War
  14. Dope Fiend
  15. I’m Tired
  16. Troops Of Doom
  17. Bedtime Story
  18. Blind Justice
  19. Hate, Fear & Power
  • Mark "Barney" Greenway
  • Mitch Harris
  • Shane Embury
  • Danny Herrera
2004 Readers' Album #78




The Code Is Red ... Long Live The Code  
2005 Century Media
  1. Silence Is Deafening
  2. Right You Are
  3. Diplomatic Immunity
  4. The Code Is Red... Long Live The Code
  5. Climate Controllers
  6. Instruments Of Persuasion
  7. The Great And The Good
  8. Sold Short
  9. All Hail The Grey Dawn
  10. Vegetative State
  11. Pay For The Privilege Of Breathing!
  12. Pledge Yourself To You
  13. Striding Purposefully Backwards
  14. Morale
  15. Our Pain Is Their Power
  • Mark "Barney" Greenway
  • Mitch Harris
  • Shane Embury
  • Danny Herrera
2005 Readers' Album #32




Smear Campaign  
2006 Century Media
  1. Weltschmerz (intro)
  2. Sink Fast Let Go
  3. Fatalist
  4. Puritanical Punishment Beating
  5. Well All Is Said and Done
  6. Freedom Is the Wage of Sin
  7. In Deference
  8. Short-Lived
  9. Identity Crisis
  10. Shattered Existence
  11. Eyes Right Out
  12. Warped Beyond Logic
  13. Rabid Wolves (For Christ)
  14. Deaf and Dumbstruck (Intelligent Design)
  15. Persona Non Grata
  16. Smear Campaign
  • Mark "Barney" Greenway
  • Mitch Harris
  • Shane Embury
  • Danny Herrera
2006 Readers' Album #31




Time Waits For No Slave  
2009 Century Media
  1. Strong Arm
  2. Diktat
  3. Work To Rule
  4. On The Brink Of Extinction
  5. Time Waits For No Slave
  6. Life And Limb
  7. Downbeat Clique
  8. Fallacy Dominion
  9. Passive Tense
  10. Larency Of The Heart
  11. Procrastination On The Empty Vessel
  12. Feeling Redundant
  13. A No-Sided Argument
  14. De-evolution Ad Nauseum
  • Mark "Barney" Greenway
  • Mitch Harris
  • Shane Embury
  • Danny Herrera
2009 Readers' Album #27




Utilitarian  
2012 Century Media
  1. Circumspect
  2. Errors In The Signals
  3. Everyday Pox
  4. Protection Racket
  5. The Wolf I Feed
  6. Quarantined
  7. Fall On Their Swords
  8. Collision Course
  9. Orders Of Magnitude
  10. Think Tank Trials
  11. Blank Look About Face
  12. Leper Colony
  13. Nom De Guerre
  14. Analysis Paralysis
  15. Opposite Repellent
  16. A Gag Reflex
  17. Aim Without An Aim (bonus track)
  18. Everything In Mono (bonus track)
  • Mark "Barney" Greenway
  • Mitch Harris
  • Shane Embury
  • Danny Herrera
2012 Readers' Album #20




Apex Predator - Easy Meat  
2015 Century Media
  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…
  8. Cesspits
  9. Bloodless Coup
  10. Beyond The Pale
  11. Stunt Your Growth
  12. Hierarchies
  13. One-Eyed
  14. Adversarial / Copulating Snakes
2015 Readers' Album #27




The Best Of Napalm Death  COMPILATION
2016 Century Media
  1. Scum
  2. Suffer the Children
  3. Nazi Punks Fuck Off (Dead Kennedys cover)
  4. Breed to Breathe
  5. The Kill
  6. The World Keeps Turning
  7. Hung
  8. Greed Killing
  9. Unfit Earth
  10. Unchallenged Hate
  11. Siege of Power
  12. Mentally Murdered
  13. Judicial Slime
  14. The Infiltrator
  15. If the Truth Be Known
  16. From Enslavement to Obliteration
  17. Social Sterility
  18. Plague Rages
  19. Cursed to Crawl
  20. I Abstain
  21. Lowpoint
  22. Lucid Fairytale
  23. Next of Kin to Chaos
  24. Prison Without Walls
  25. You Suffer



Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs  COMPILATION
2018 Century Media
  1. Standardization
  2. Oh so Pseudo
  3. It Failed to Explode
  4. Losers
  5. Call That An Option?
  6. Caste as Waste
  7. We Hunt in Packs
  8. Oxygen of Duplicity
  9. Paracide (Gepøpel cover)
  10. Critical Gluttonous Mass
  11. Aim Without An Aim
  12. An Extract (Strip It Clean)
  13. Phonetics for the Stupefied
  14. Suppressed Hunger
  15. To Go off and Things (Cardiacs Cover)
  16. Clouds of Cancer / Victims of Ignorance
  17. What Is Past Is Prologue
  18. Like Piss to a Sting
  19. Where the Barren Is Fertile
  20. Crash the Pose (Gauze cover)
  21. Earthwire
  22. Will by Mouth
  23. Everything in Mono
  24. Omnipresent Knife in Your Back
  25. Lifeline (Sacrilege cover)
  26. Youth Offender
  27. No Impediment to Triumph (Bhopal)
  28. Legacy Was Yesterday
  29. Outconditioned (Despair cover)
  30. Atheist Runt
  31. Weltschmerz (Extended Apocalyptic Version)




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