Napalm Death

Napalm Death

Formed in Birmingham, UK in 1982, by Nik Bullen. Napalm Death were originally one of the bands that defined the UK hardcore thrash/punk sound of the mid-late 1980s, along with bands such as Extreme Noise Terror, Doom and Sore Throat. The band has gone through countless line-ups and many former members have gone on to become significant figures in a variety of musical scenes.

Although their debut album "Scum" featured members Justin Broadrick (who was also a member of Fall Of Because, the band that later became Godflesh, at the time) and Nik Bullen (later part of Scorn), the first stable line up consisted of Lee Dorrian (vocals), Bill Steer (guitar), Mick Harris (drums) and Shane Embury (bass).

By late 1989, Lee Dorrian, whose vocals epitomised the early Napalm Death sound, had left to form another band (doom metal band Cathedral) and focus on his label Rise Above. Bill Steer also left to concentrate on his other band, Carcass. Dorrian was replaced by former death metal band Benediction's vocalist Barney Greenway, and an American guitarist, Jesse Pintado, was recruited from fellow Earache label-mates Terrorizer. A short time later Mitch Harris from Las Vegas' grindcore outfit Righteous Pigs joined as second guitarist.

Mick Harris left the band in 1991 and has since been involved in a plethora of solo and joint projects/collaborations as Scorn, Lull, Quoit etc. He was replaced by Danny Herrera, an old friend of Jesse's from Los Angeles. This line-up lasted until 2004, when Jesse Pintado left the band. Currently the band consists of Barney Greenway, Mitch Harris, Shane Embury and Danny Herrera.

Napalm Death Discography


none Napalm Death And, Like Sheep, We Have All Gone Astray(Cass, S/Sided) Obituary Tapes none UK 1982 Sell This Version
MOSH 3 Napalm Death Scum (Album) Earache MOSH 3 UK 1987 Sell This Version
MOSH 8MC Napalm Death From Enslavement To Obliteration (Album, EP) Earache MOSH 8MC UK 1988 Sell This Version
MOSH 19 Napalm Death Harmony Corruption (Album) Earache MOSH 19 UK 1990 Sell This Version
88561-1127-4 Napalm Death Utopia Banished (Album) Earache 88561-1127-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
1361097 Napalm Death Live Corruption (Album) Earache, Metalizer 1361097 Indonesia 1992 Sell This Version
MASS 0197 Napalm Death Fear, Emptiness, Despair (Album) Earache MASS 0197 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
MOSH 141 CD Napalm Death Diatribes (Album, EP) Earache MOSH 141 CD Australia 1995 Sell This Version
MOSH 171 CDL Napalm Death Inside The Torn Apart (Album) Earache MOSH 171 CDL UK 1997 Sell This Version
MOSH 212 CD Napalm Death Words From The Exit Wound (Album) Earache MOSH 212 CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
MOSH 209 CD Napalm Death Bootlegged In Japan (Album) Earache MOSH 209 CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
MASS 0811 Napalm Death Enemy Of The Music Business (Album) Dream Catcher MASS 0811 Poland 2000 Sell This Version
SLAVE001LP Napalm Death Order Of The Leech (Album) Feto Records SLAVE001LP UK 2002 Sell This Version
SMA CD872 Napalm Death Punishment In Capitals (Album) Feto Records, Snapper Music SMA CD872 UK 2003 Sell This Version
FO400CD Napalm Death Leaders Not Followers: Part 2 (Album) Century Media FO400CD Russia 2004 Sell This Version
77587-2 Napalm Death The Code Is Red... Long Live The Code (Album) Century Media 77587-2 Thailand 2005 Sell This Version
8387-2 Napalm Death Smear Campaign (Album) Century Media 8387-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
9978452 Napalm Death Time Waits For No Slave (Album) Century Media 9978452 Ukraine 2009 Sell This Version
none Napalm Death vs. Nasum Napalm Death vs. Nasum - Live In Japan (Grind Kaijyu Attack!) Feto Records none UK 2009 Sell This Version
none Napalm Death Live At Rock City(27xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Earache none UK 2010
8865-2 Napalm Death Utilitarian (Album) Century Media 8865-2 US 2012 Sell This Version
9985191 Napalm Death Apex Predator - Easy Meat (Album) Century Media 9985191 US 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SFPS 049 Napalm Death The Peel Sessions (Comp) Strange Fruit SFPS 049 UK 1988 Sell This Version
MOSH 14 Napalm Death Mentally Murdered (EP, Single) Earache MOSH 14 UK 1989 Sell This Version
RISE 001 Napalm Death Live (EP) Rise Above Records RISE 001 UK 1989 Sell This Version

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March 11, 2012
Anyone know anything about the 7" referenced in this article with electro hippies?


October 3, 2011
Prime grrindcore, to begin: loud, chaotic and intense. Two years dilution pushed Napalm Death into Morrisound where they pissed off half their fans by turning into a Death Metal band like any other with Benediction cookie monster Barney Greenway on vocals. Bill (Steer) and Lee (Dorrian) had gone on to better things. Mick, noticing the ship was sinking, also went on to better things. The band currently recycles what they've been doing since 1990 for a living.

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