The generals of British grindcore, Napalm Death, have revealed the cover art and tracklist for their forthcoming new album.
Apex Predator – Easy Meat will be released in January via Century Media Records.
Says Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury: “There are many meanings that you could grab from the new album artwork, I think. But one is the representation of how our natural and most basic needs for happiness and communication are being stripped away by materialism and pre-packaged garbage – crap that we don’t need, filtered to us through the media via the mega-corporations with the goal to maintain the bloated bottom line of profit.
“It’s all just stuff that will be obsolete in six months time. And behind the scenes of course, modern day slavery is alive, well and obscured by this facade. It’s all an exercise in deceit to shower us with fake fulfilment, while the poor and underprivileged fall further by the wayside.”
Frontman Barney Greenway adds: “When you go into one of those places with nourishment in mind and you’re greeted with some miserable, artificially-enhanced foodstuff contained in a bleak little receptacle of industrial plastics, it doesn’t exactly inspire you.
“To then fill that plastic tray with the dregs of meat production, well, that is the ‘easy meat’ in the title – representing the people who suffer for burgeoning consumption degraded and dumped in the most pitiful way.”
The full tracklist for Apex Predator – Easy Meat is as follows:
01. “Apex Predator – Easy Meat”
02. “Smash A Single Digit”
03. “Metaphorically Screw You”
04. “How The Years Condemn”
05. “Stubborn Stains”
06. “Timeless Flogging”
07. “Dear Slum Landlord…”
09. “Bloodless Coup”
10. “Beyond The Pale”
11. “Stunt Your Growth”
14. “Adversarial/Copulating Snakes”