Saturday, July 2, 2022

Napalm Death announce European gigs

 UK Grindcore band Napalm Death, once known for releasing a single lasting barely a few seconds, are now touring the USA alongside bands such as Slayer, on the second leg of their farewell to touring tour, plus also Lamb of God, Anthrax and Testament. The tour, which began on July 26th at Gifford, New Hampshire, runs until August 2th, when the band headline their own show in Los Angeles. Bassist Shane Embury says of the tour:

Napalm Death are very excited to be part of then second leg of Slayer’s farewell tour. I never would have though playing Grindcore would catapult into this iniverse.

From the USA, Napalm Death then head down to South America for a twenty one date tour with Cannibal Corpse, taking in nine countries and ending in Latin America with three shows in Mexico in early October. And then, on the assumption there’s no rest for the wicked, after an appearance at the Damnation festival, Leeds, on November 3rd, the band engage in a further ten headlining shows across Europe, concluding in Birmingham on December 1st.

full dates are as follows:

3.11.2018 Leeds (UK) – Damnation Fest *

16.11.2018 Rotterdam (The Netherlands) – De Baroeg *

17.11.2018 Göttingen (Germany) – Full Metal Mensa *

18.11.2018 Leipzig (Germany) – Conne Island *

20.11.2018 Oberhausen (Germany) – Kulttempel *

21.11.2018 Metz (France) – Les Trinitaires *

22.11.2018 St. Maurice en Valais (France) – Le Manoir Pub *

24.11.2018 St. Germain en Laye (France) – La Clef *

25.11.2018 Rennes (France) – Antipode *

26.11.2018 Niort (France) – Le Camji *

Recently, Napalm Death released a special compilation entitled ‘Coded Smears and more Uncommon slurs,’ which contains 31 songs, runs for over ninety minutes and includes rare tracks seldom heard before, and is available in all formats as well as containing a poster and an LP booklet.

Laurence Todd
Took early retirement after many years as a teacher in order to write books as well as about music. A long-time music obsessive, has wide and eclectic tastes but particularly likes prog rock and rock in general. Enjoys going to gigs and discovering new acts.

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