NAPALM DEATH are currently holed up in Foel Studios recording material for a new album tenatively titled The Code Is Red…Long Live The Code. Vocalist Barney Greenway chimed in with the following studio report:
“We are currently in Foel Studios in Mid Wales (the middle of nowhere), which is actually owned by Dave Anderson who was the original bass player for HAWKWIND (before Lemmy even), which rocks, of course. Everything is working out really well, and we have tried a few different methods of working here, which have really helped my voice. I am using the microphone as I would live, which helps to really get the full roar going. Guitars are sounding heavy as anything, and as we have given ourselves just about the right time in the studio–as per usual–it helps to keep us on our toes so everything sounds pretty vital. Shane is doing his usual tractor impressions with the bass, which is nice. We’re currently at a race to the finish, so everything is starting to shape up properly with the only distraction being the mist that hangs over the valley most mornings…and the sheep! A few titles for you as we chalk ’em off…’Instruments Of Persuasion’, ‘Morale’, ‘Striding Purposefully Backwards’, ‘Climate Controllers’, ‘Sold Short’, plus of course the title track ‘The Code Is Red…Long Live The Code’. More later. Cheers.”
NAPALM DEATH’s Leaders Not Followers: Part 2 covers album will be released on October 5th, and the band will be touring North America with CANNIBAL CORPSE, KATAKLYSM, and GOATWHORE this fall in support of the album. Check out a complete list of dates here.