NAPALM DEATH – Launch new video clip. Announce European Tour in 2022

NAPALM DEATH – Launch new video clip. Announce European Tour in 2022


NAPALM DEATH – Launch new video clip for "Contagion" off "Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism"; Announce "Campaign For Musical Destruction" European Tour 2022

UK Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH are pleased to be able to continue to promote their current and much acclaimed album "Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism"…

While currently on the road all across North American as part of the "Scumdogs 30th Anniversary Tour" with Gwar as well as labelmates EyeHateGod, NAPALM DEATH are now debuting a promotional video directed by Marc Nickel & Ljuba Generalova for the track "Contagion" off "Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism".

Check it out here: 

NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway comments about the special topic covered within the song and clip as follows: "Although we can only hope to provide a snapshot in four-minutes, what we wanted to try to illustrate with the "Contagion" video is how difficult it has been made to do something as fundamental as moving freely as a human being. There is downright absurdity in that some people have to resort to mortal danger doing things like riding atop trains whilst others can move seamlessly and freely without a second thought. We advocate for an end to borders of all description. Complementing that, the sweaty live footage was shot brilliantly by Ljuba Generalova in NAPALM DEATH’s virtual second home of Berlin and the music, you might say, just motors along like a train."

And NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, who wrote the music and the lyrics for "Contagion", added as follows: "Musically, "Contagion" is geared towards manic intense live mosh pit action but with an added 4AD noise quirk homage chorus! Also, having so many friends in the Latin community, through a couple of them I learned and read about the perilous journeys that families embark on for the chance at a better life. As a parent, I think of my children’s future all the time – the things we take for granted I wanted to reflect lyrically!"

In other news, NAPALM DEATH have just announced a next edition of their "Campaign For Musical Destruction" tour across Europe for February/March 2022, this time featuring support by Doom, Siberian Meatgrinder and Show Me The Body. Here is a full list of the dates for that run:




"Campaign For Musical Destruction" European Tour 2022

03.02.2022 Magdeburg (Germany) – Factory

04.02.2022 Wrocław (Poland) – Concert Center A2

05.02.2022 Budapest (Hungary) – A38

06.02.2022 Wien (Austria) – Arena

07.02.2022 München (Germany) – Backstage

09.02.2022 Manchester (UK) – Club Academy

10.02.2022 Glasgow (UK) – Classic Grand

11.02.2022 Buckley (UK) – The Tivoli

12.02.2022 Birmingham (UK) – Hammerfest

13.02.2022 London (UK) – Electric Ballroom

15.02.2022 Paris (France) – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge

16.02.2022 Besançon (France) – La Rodia

17.02.2022 Marseille (France) – Le Jas Rod

18.02.2022 Biarritz (France) – Atabal

19.02.2022 Mérignac (France) – Krakato

22.02.2022 Paderno Dugnano (Italy) – Slaughter Club

23.02.2022 Nürnberg (Gerrmany) – Z-Bau

24.02.2022 Brno (Czech Republic) – Sonor

25.02.2022 Leipzig (Germany) – Werk 2

26.02.2022 Herford (Germany) – X-Herford

27.02.2022 Utrecht (The Netherlands) – Tivoli

01.03.2022 Hamburg (Germany) – Gruenspan

02.03.2022 Oberhausen (Germany) – Turbinenhalle

03.03.2022 Lindau (Germany) – Club Vaudeville

04.03.2022 Mannheim (Germany) – Alte Feuerwache

05.03.2022 Berlin (Germany) – Astra

06.03.2022 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Dynamo


And here is a list of NAPALM DEATH’s remaining shows in North America as well as other appearances for 2022:



Wed 10.11.2021 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel

Thu 11.11.2021 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts

Fri 12.11.2021 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

Sun 14.11.2021 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall

Mon 15.11.2021 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

Tue 16.11.2021 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill

Thu 18.11.2021 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater

Fri 19.11.2021 Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre

Sat 20.11.2021 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

Sun 21.11.2021 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater

Mon 22.11.2021 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom

Tue 23.11.2021 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater

Wed 24.11.2021 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory – Santa Ana

Fri 26.11.2021 Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse

Sat 27.11.2021 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House

Sun 28.11.2021 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

Tue 30.11.2021 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO

Wed 01.12.2021 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom

Fri 03.12.2021 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall

Sat 04.12.2021 Edmonton, AB – Midway Bar

Mon 06.12.2021 Billings, MT – Pub Station

Tue 07.12.2021 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater

Wed 08.12.2021 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater

Thu 09.12.2021 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

Fri 10.12.2021 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre

Sat 11.12.2021 Sauget, IL – Pop’s

Mon 13.12.2021 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Tue 14.12.2021 New York, NY – Irving Plaza


NAPALM DEATH – Live 2022:

26.06.2022 Clisson (France) – Hellfest Open Air

16.07.2022 Dortmund (Germany) – Tombstoned Fest Open Air

17-20.08.2022 Dinkelsbühl (Germany) – Summer Breeze Open Air

09-11.09.2022 Aleksandrów Łódzki (Poland) – Summer Dying Loud

And many more shows to be announced soon…

NAPALM DEATH’s latest and much lauded 16th studio album "Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism" (2020), which was again recorded with longtime producer Russ Russell and features artwork by Frode Sylthe, entered international sales charts upon release as follows: Germany: # 18, Austria: # 37, Switzerland: # 26, Finland: # 35, Belgium: # 88, Spain: # 78, France: # 120, UK (Rock Chart): # 3 and USA: # 58 Billboard Top Albums.

Check out the other singles/videos that NAPALM DEATH previous released for the album here:
"Backlash Just Because":
"A Bellyful of Salt and Spleen":

You can still order "Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism" in various formats here:

Stay tuned for further NAPALM DEATH news coming soon…