British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH will release a special 2CD, 2LP and digital-download compilation titled “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” on March 30 via Century Media Records. This special collection will include a total of 31 songs with a playing time of over 90 minutes, compiling rarities and exclusive earworms spanning 2004-2016 from the whirling gene pool of noise that is NAPALM DEATH. The release’s cover artwork, created by longtime visual partner Frode Sylthe, can be seen below.
The new single from the disc, “Call That An Option?”, can be streamed below.
NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury stated: “We are very thrilled to be finally releasing this compilation of rarities and covers from the past 10 years.
“NAPALM DEATH is a band that gives 100 percent when writing a song, so the songs included on this comp were saved originally for split EPs, now sold out, or vinyl editions of our albums or to become Japanese bonus tracks.
“When I was compiling the track listing, I was struck by how exciting again these tunes are to me. I had actually forgotten some of them, haha! We have written so many tracks and the years go by so quick that you forget just how fucking great these songs are! We will most certainly be blasting a few of these out live on our upcoming shows… Cheers and see you on the road!”
NAPALM DEATH vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway recently told Metal Wani that guitarist Mitch Harris, who has been taking a leave of absence from the band since late 2014 to focus on his family life, will “most likely” play on the group’s next album.
Harris took an indefinite break in the fall of 2014 to tend to a family situation. He has since been temporarily replaced by John Cooke (CORRUPT MORAL ALTAR).
NAPALM DEATH‘s latest album, “Apex Predator – Easy Meat”, was released in January 2015 via Century Media Records.