Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH are set to make their triumphant return to North America at the end of the month joining up with DEVILDRIVER, WALLS OF JERICHO, 36 CRAZYFISTS and INVITRO for the â€œBound By The Roadâ€ tour. The massive six week plus trek kicks off on Feb. 27th and will mark the end of the Smear Campaign touring cycle.
Vocalist Barney Greenway states: â€œWith so many tours under the belt now, I am wary of rolling out the tired out â€˜it will be awesome to see you all againâ€™ stuff. But it will be, all the same. Shit, there I go. I really havenâ€™t had much room/time to breathe in any particular direction since we were last in the U.S. and here we are again preparing to come back with DEVILDRIVER. I think weâ€™ll be bringing back â€˜Greed Killingâ€™ and â€˜Necessary Evilâ€™ (well, thatâ€™s the plan at this point) and otherwise itâ€™s going to be breathless, fast, heavy and spontaneous.
â€œThe setlist will feature some Scum stuff to Smear Campaign and something of everything else â€“ all in a pleasant 45-minute package. Yummy! Otherwise, we are finally discussing and planning the nucleus of the next album. Donâ€™t have any finished songs yet and not really any lyrics that I want to mention â€“ in case they end up not being used. If this all sounds vague, it doesnâ€™t mean that we wonâ€™t have an album ready to go by August. We donâ€™t fuck around when the prospect of progress dawns. I did get a tiny sneak listen of one or two of Shaneâ€™s songs heâ€™s working on â€“ and they are crazy chaotic-fast-hardcore-mongous. I think we may also further develop the SWANS-esque/avant garde angle a little more too in places. We shall see and we hope to see you all soon.â€