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Napalm Death - Sign with Century Media Records!

2004-05-25
News from Century Media.

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 band’s original bass player on the B-side of the legendary “Scum” album.

Bassist Shane Embury explains Whiteley’s 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.

Related Link(s):
Napalm Death
Century Media
 
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