It's been far too long since Napalm Death have graced us with a new album. We know the awesome 'Utilitarian' record came out in 2012, but seriously, we NEED more grind from the British pioneers. That being said, Napalm Death are planning an early 2015 release for their 15th studio album.

Napalm Death rarely go more than two years without releasing a new full-length. In fact, many Napalm Death albums have been unleashed in back-to-back years. 'Utilitarian' gave the band critical acclaim and some of the highest chart positions of their three-decade career, so we can't wait to hear what's about to come.

Vocalist Barney Greenway describes the upcoming effort in a new press release:

When we say that we've been working on the album recording for nearly a year, people might be thinking that this all sounds a bit too extravagant for Grindcore-type behaviour. The full story is though that we've been recording it in segments to try and achieve varying types of sonic assault. There is a belief in certain quarters that you can only do so much with our particularly noisy strain of music. We think otherwise, so as well as a few stylistic quirks on the album (that are sometimes happy accidents), generally it's rawer, perhaps a little looser and of course always dense, nasty and, hopefully, invigorating too. Certainly not more polished - yuk!

Russ Russell helped us to give lots of people headaches down the years. He doesn't mind us adopting certain, erm, techniques with studio equipment that most producer-engineers would find somewhat distasteful. So back we went again with Russ to Parlour Studios in the comparatively serene surroundings of Northamptonshire to do damage. There's possibly some of the fastest and spazziest stuff we've ever done and, on the other end of the scale, some of the weirdest, most oppressive and adventurous no-wave-type stuff too.

Some song titles for you to chew on: "Copulating Snakes", "Dear Slum Landlord" (aired at Roadburn 2014), "What is Past Is Prologue", "Stunt Your Growth". We're nearly finished - we promise!

Napalm Death will also grind through North America, South America, Europe and Japan for a string of 2014 tour dates. Check them out below!

Napalm Death 2014 Tour Dates:

10/3 -- Bogota, Columbia @ Teatro Las Vegas
10/5 -- Mexico City, Mexico @ Jose Cuervo Salon
10/25 -- Austin, Texas @ Housecore Horrorfest
10/26 -- San Bernadino, Calif. @ Knotfest 2014
11/07 -- Wroclaw, Poland @ Alibi
11/08 -- Chemnitz, Germany @ Arena w/ Hatebreed
11/09 -- Hannover, Germany @ Capitol w/ Hatebreed
11/10 -- Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof w/ Hatebreed
11/11 -- Genf, Switzerland @ Le Usine w/ Hatebreed
11/12 -- Ludwigsburg, Germany @ Rockfabrig w/ Hatebreed & War Of Ages
11/13 -- Bochum, Germany @ Matrix w/ Hatebreed & War Of Ages
11/14 -- Oldenburg, Germany @ Amadeus
11/15 -- Weissenhäuser Strand, Germany @ Metal Hammer Paradise
11/21 -- Paris, France @ Le Trabendo
11/22 -- Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Speedfest
11/26 -- Tokyo, Japan @ Liquidroom w/ Brutal Truth
11/27 -- Osaka, Japan @ Club Quattro w/ Brutal Truth
11/28 -- Nagoya, Japan @ Electric Lady Land w/ Brutal Truth
11/30 -- Tokyo, Japan @ Earthdom w/ Brutal Truth