NAPALM DEATH release new video for “Contagion”
While currently on the road all across North American as part of the “Scumdogs 30th Anniversary Tour” with Gwar as well as labelmates EyeHateGod, NAPALM DEATH are now debuting a promotional video directed by Marc Nickel & Ljuba Generalova for the track “Contagion” off “Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism”.
Watch “Contagion” below.
NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway comments about the special topic covered within the song and clip as follows: “Although we can only hope to provide a snapshot in four-minutes, what we wanted to try to illustrate with the “Contagion” video is how difficult it has been made to do something as fundamental as moving freely as a human being. There is downright absurdity in that some people have to resort to mortal danger doing things like riding atop trains whilst others can move seamlessly and freely without a second thought. We advocate for an end to borders of all description. Complementing that, the sweaty live footage was shot brilliantly by Ljuba Generalova in NAPALM DEATH’s virtual second home of Berlin and the music, you might say, just motors along like a train.”And NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, who wrote the music and the lyrics for “Contagion”, added as follows: “Musically, “Contagion” is geared towards manic intense live mosh pit action but with an added 4AD noise quirk homage chorus! Also, having so many friends in the Latin community, through a couple of them I learned and read about the perilous journeys that families embark on for the chance at a better life. As a parent, I think of my children’s future all the time – the things we take for granted I wanted to reflect lyrically!
In other news, NAPALM DEATH have just announced a next edition of their “Campaign For Musical Destruction” tour across Europe for February/March 2022, this time featuring support by Doom, Siberian Meatgrinder and Show Me The Body. Here is a full list of the dates for that run:NAPALM DEATH, DOOM, SIBERIAN MEAT GRINDER, SHOW ME THE BODY “Campaign For Musical Destruction” European Tour 202203.02.2022 Magdeburg (Germany) – Factory04.02.2022 Wrocław (Poland) – Concert Center A205.02.2022 Budapest (Hungary) – A3806.02.2022 Wien (Austria) – Arena07.02.2022 München (Germany) – Backstage09.02.2022 Manchester (UK) – Club Academy10.02.2022 Glasgow (UK) – Classic Grand11.02.2022 Buckley (UK) – The Tivoli12.02.2022 Birmingham (UK) – Hammerfest13.02.2022 London (UK) – Electric Ballroom15.02.2022 Paris (France) – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge16.02.2022 Besançon (France) – La Rodia 17.02.2022 Marseille (France) – Le Jas Rod18.02.2022 Biarritz (France) – Atabal19.02.2022 Mérignac (France) – Krakato22.02.2022 Paderno Dugnano (Italy) – Slaughter Club23.02.2022 Nürnberg (Gerrmany) – Z-Bau24.02.2022 Brno (Czech Republic) – Sonor25.02.2022 Leipzig (Germany) – Werk 226.02.2022 Herford (Germany) – X-Herford27.02.2022 Utrecht (The Netherlands) – Tivoli01.03.2022 Hamburg (Germany) – Gruenspan02.03.2022 Oberhausen (Germany) – Turbinenhalle03.03.2022 Lindau (Germany) – Club Vaudeville04.03.2022 Mannheim (Germany) – Alte Feuerwache05.03.2022 Berlin (Germany) – Astra06.03.2022 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Dynamo