Napalm Death are plotting to unleash their neck-breaking brand of British grindcore on Australian fans, with a 4-date tour in April 2015, bringing their extreme metal countrymen Carcass along for the ride under the banner of the Deathcrusher Tour.
The trek will traverse Perth, Melbourne and Sydney before finishing up in Brisbane, with extra support courtesy of Perth speed demons, Extortion.
Napalm Death are headed Down Under for the first time in five years to flog their 15th studio album, Apex Predator – Easy Meat, which will see its Australian release this Friday, 30th January. To celebrate, the band have sliced off a new single from their brand new slab of metal, entitled Smash A Single Digit. Check out the official video, below.
The foursome have also recently made headlines for a very different reason, but one no less relevant to Australians: appealing to the President of Indonesia to save two members of the so-called Bali Nine, who are currently on death row. Recently elected President Joko Widodo is a big heavy metal enthusiast, and Napalm Death fan, and the band exploited that fact in a last-ditch bid to spare the convicted Aussie drug runners from the firing squad.
“As a follower of our band Napalm Death, you would appreciate that our lyrics and ethos challenge the unbroken cycle of violence in the world, whether it comes from a state or as an individual,” wrote vocalist Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway, in a Facebook post last week. “If these things are not challenged and ultimately changed, I believe we will never truly move forward as humankind.”
Tickets to the Napalm Death and Carcass 2015 Deathcrusher Tour are on sale from Thursday, 29th January.
Watch: Napalm Death – Smash A Single Digit
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