“Leper Colony“, a brand new song from British/American extreme metal pioneers NAPALM DEATH, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player at this location (courtesy of BrooklynVegan). The track comes off the band’s 14th studio album (excluding the cover album “Leaders Not Followers“), “Utilitarian“, which is scheduled for release on February 27 in Europe and February 28 in North America via the band’s longtime partner, Century Media Records. The cover artwork (see below) perfectly fits the album’s theme and was created by the Danish artist Frode Sylthe, who is also responsible for THE HAUNTED‘s “rEVOLVEr” artwork.
NAPALM DEATH last year contributed a brand new track called “Legacy Was Yesterday” to Decibel magazine’s monthly flexi disc series. The song — the band’s first new material since 2009‘s “Time Waits for No Slave” LP — was recorded at Rapture Audio with James Walford and mastered by Russ Russell.
“Time Waits For No Slave” entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 95. The CD, which was released in the U.S. in February 2009 via Century Media Records, was recorded with producer Russ Russell. Drums were tracked at Parlour Studios in Kettering and guitars, bass and vocals were done at Foel Studios in Wales. The band then returned to Parlour for the mixing sessions.