Century Media Records is proud to officially announce that British extreme metal legends NAPALM DEATH have signed a worldwide deal (excluding Japan). The first release under the new alliance will be the follow-up album to the Leaders Not Followers-EP, the long-awaited collection of covers, entitled "Leaders Not Followers 2". The album also features an appearance on two songs by Jim Whiteley, the bands original bass player on the B-side of the legendary Scum album.
Bassist Shane Embury explains Whiteleys surprising guest-appearance: Well basically Jim and I have remained friends over the years and have shared many nights out in Birmingham and I thought it would be a good idea to get him playing on a couple of tracks for fun as well as for personal reasons really as I think his input into the band in the early days was sorely overlooked, his lyrics on the b-side of Scum are for me unique...
Mark Barney Greenway comments the new home of the band: "I'm very happy to announce that NAPALM DEATH has signed a recording deal with Century Media. We did heavily consider releasing albums ourselves, but it would've been too much for any of us to handle at this point in time. It was important for us to be able to rely on a label, for once, that would not only potentially pay royalties due, but also that had an all-round support network where we didn't have to always rely on ourselves for everything in terms of pushing the band forward.
I have been proved horribly wrong over putting faith in labels many times in the past, but it seems that the current staff at Century Media have assured us that they will do their utmost to help us in all areas. Here's hoping that spirit continues."
The staff at Century Media Records was excited to learn the news about the signing, since various of the staff members have not only been fans of the unique and visionary music of the noise pioneers for a long time, but also agree with their strong political beliefs.
"Leaders Not Followers 2" will include the following covers
1) Cryptic Slaughter Lowlife
2) The Offenders Face Down In The Dirt
3) Devastation Devastation
4) Hellhammer Messiah
5) Anti-Cimex Victims of a Bomb Raid
6) Wehrmacht Fright Night
7) Discharge War's No Fairytale
6) Siege Conform
10) Master Master
11) Insanity Fire Death Fate
12) Kreator Riot of Violence
13) Anti Cimex Game of the Arseholes
14) Massacre Clangor Of War
15) Attitude Adjustment Dope Fiend
16) Die Kreuzen I'm Tired
17) Sepultura Troops of Doom
18) The Dayglo Abortions Bedtime Story
19) Agnostic Front Blind Justice
20) Hirax Hate, Fear and Power
Watch out for the release of "Leaders Not Followers 2" this summer.