Napalm Death vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway offered some details earlier this month about a new album, but now we know the album will be titled Apex Predator – Easy Meat, and come out in early 2015.
Greenway issued the following statement regarding the new album:
“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 expos?f 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 capitalise from it), and the ‘Easy Meat’ is of therefore those who feel they have no option but to comply.”
The album comes out January 27th here in the US, on Century Media Records, and includes song titles like, “Copulating Snakes,” “Dear Slum Landlord,” “What Is Past Is Prologue,” and “Stunt Your Growth.” Greenway elaborated on the music on this new album:
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.”