'Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism': Release date, tracklist and all you need to know about Napalm Death 16th album

One of the most successful extreme metal bands of all time, Napalm Death released an EP 'Logic Ravaged by Brute Force' in February before announcing their studio album


                            'Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism': Release date, tracklist and all you need to know about Napalm Death 16th album
Napalm Death (Century Media Records)

British grindcore legends Napalm Death are all set to release their 16th studio album 'Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism'. One of the most successful extreme metal bands of all time, Napalm Death released an EP 'Logic Ravaged by Brute Force' in February before announcing their 16th studio album.

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To be released via Century Media Records, the highly-anticipated 'Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism' is the follow-up to 2015’s critically acclaimed studio album 'Apex Predator – Easy Meat'. Just like 'Apex Predator – Easy Meat', 'Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism' has also been produced by Russ Russell (known for producing records for metal acts such as Dimmu Borgir, At the Gates, Amorphis and many more) while the album artwork has been done by Frode Sylthe.

Before the album drops, let's take a look at everything you need to know about 'Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism'.

Release date

'Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism' is set to drop worldwide on Friday, September 18, 2020.

It's the band's first studio album in over five years, after 2015's 'Apex Predator – Easy Meat', and marks the longest gap between two consecutive Napalm Death albums. Between 'Apex Predator – Easy Meat' and 'Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism', the British grindcore legends released a compilation album titled 'Coded Smears and More Uncommon Slurs' containing previously unreleased material from recording sessions, b-sides, limited edition bonus tracks, and split recordings.

Tracklist

'Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism' consists of 12 tracks in total and is over 42 minutes in length. The tracklist is as follows:

1. 'F**k the Factoid'

2. 'Backlash Just Because'

3. 'That Curse of Being in Thrall'

4. 'Contagion'

5. 'Joie De Ne Pas Vivre'

6. 'Invigorating Clutch'

7. 'Zero Gravitas Chamber'

8. 'Fluxing of the Muscle'

9. 'Amoral'

10. 'Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism'

11. 'Acting in Gouged Faith'

12. 'A Bellyful of Salt and Spleen'



 

The limited mediabook edition and digital edition will have four extra songs, two of which are covers of tracks by Sonic Youth and Rudimentary Peni:

13. 'Feral Carve-Up'

14. 'A Bellyful of Salt and Spleen'

15. 'White Kross' (Sonic Youth cover)

16. 'Blissful Myth' (Rudimentary Peni cover)



 

The vinyl edition, on the other hand, will contain two extra songs:

13. 'Air's Turned Foul in Here'

14. 'A Bellyful of Salt and Spleen'



 

Reactions

Known for their highly politically charged lyrics and topics that deal with the absurdism of the world, the year 2020 seemed perfect to many fans for the release of a new Napalm Death album. One fan, tweeting about the release of the LP, wrote, "I did not expect to be enjoying the new Napalm Death album as much as I am right now. Perfect album for the perfect time?" Another fan said, "There are people on this planet that don’t like Napalm Death. They’ve embarrassed themselves."



 

 



 

Similarly, another fan of the grindcore legends tweeted about the upcoming and said, "Napalm Death have a new album out on Friday and it's titled Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism which is the most 2020 album title I've seen yet." Another fan of the band, excited about the record, simply wrote, "As you can probably tell after my tweets this week, I am very much looking forward to a new Napalm Death album."



 

 



 

'Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism' will be available worldwide on Friday, September 18, 2020, on all major platforms.

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