Napalm Death Share First Single from New Album
Listen to "Backlash Just Because" from 'Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism'
Published Jul 24, 2020Grindcore icons Napalm Death are set to return with their first album in half a decade later this year. Ahead of its arrival, the band have shared the first track from Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism.
"Backlash Just Because" has arrived via a new lyric video, and it can be streamed below.
Of the song, frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway shared the following statement:
This song in particular really spurred me on when I was writing lyrics for the album overall. It's raucous and traditional, but also quirky and discordant and ultimately catchy-as-anything in the context of rampaging noise. Lyrically it was directed at the spiteful art of creating easy targets and fomenting paranoia and revulsion, which is something that I feel has become de rigueur in very recent times. I really let loose on the more sporadic vocals at the end of the song — it's a real barkfest at that point. Lovely.
Listen to "Backlash Just Because" below.
Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism arrives on September 18 through Century Media.