Napalm Death Launches New Music Video for “Contagion” - Knotfest

Napalm Death Launches New Music Video for “Contagion”

Posted by Corinne Westbrook in News on November 9, 2021

The visual is the latest from the band’s 16th studio album, hroes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism.

Grindcore architects Napalm Death have unveiled a new music video for “Contagion” off their album Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism – the band’s 16th studio album!

NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway states, “Although we can only hope to provide a snapshot in four-minutes, what we wanted to try to illustrate with the ‘Contagion’ video is how difficult it has been made to do something as fundamental as moving freely as a human being. There is downright absurdity in that some people have to resort to mortal danger doing things like riding atop trains whilst others can move seamlessly and freely without a second thought. We advocate for an end to borders of all description. Complementing that, the sweaty live footage was shot brilliantly by Ljuba Generalova in NAPALM DEATH’s virtual second home of Berlin and the music, you might say, just motors along like a train.”

Bassist Shane Embury, who wrote the music and the lyrics for “Contagion”, added, “Musically, ‘Contagion’ is geared towards manic intense live mosh pit action but with an added 4AD noise quirk homage chorus! Also, having so many friends in the Latin community, through a couple of them I learned and read about the perilous journeys that families embark on for the chance at a better life. As a parent, I think of my children’s future all the time – the things we take for granted I wanted to reflect lyrically!”

Napalm Death are currently on tour with Gwar and Eyehategod for the “Scumdogs 30th Anniversary Tour”. The band has also just announced the next edition of their “Campaign For Musical Destruction” tour in Europe this February and March 2022. This run will feature support from Doom, Siberian Meatgrinder and Show Me The Body.

Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism is still available to purchase in various formats, HERE.

Tour Dates:
w/Gwar and Eyehategod
11/10 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
11/11 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
11/12 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/13 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville (Festival date)
11/15 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/16 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
11/18 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
11/19 – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
11/20 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
11/21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
11/22 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
11/23 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater
11/24 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
11/26 – Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
11/27 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
11/28 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
11/30 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
12/1 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
12/3 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
12/4 – Edmonton, AB – Midway Bar
12/6 – Billings, MT – Pub Station
12/7 – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
12/8 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
12/9 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
12/10 – Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon Theatre
12/11 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
12/13 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
12/14 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

“Campaign For Musical Destruction” European Tour 2022
w/Doom, Siberian Meat Grinder, Show Me The Body
03.02.2022 Magdeburg (Germany) – Factory
04.02.2022 Wrocław (Poland) – Concert Center A2
05.02.2022 Budapest (Hungary) – A38
06.02.2022 Wien (Austria) – Arena
07.02.2022 München (Germany) – Backstage
09.02.2022 Manchester (UK) – Club Academy
10.02.2022 Glasgow (UK) – Classic Grand
11.02.2022 Buckley (UK) – The Tivoli
12.02.2022 Birmingham (UK) – Hammerfest
13.02.2022 London (UK) – Electric Ballroom
15.02.2022 Paris (France) – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
16.02.2022 Besançon (France) – La Rodia
17.02.2022 Marseille (France) – Le Jas Rod
18.02.2022 Biarritz (France) – Atabal
19.02.2022 Mérignac (France) – Krakato
22.02.2022 Paderno Dugnano (Italy) – Slaughter Club
23.02.2022 Nürnberg (Gerrmany) – Z-Bau
24.02.2022 Brno (Czech Republic) – Sonor
25.02.2022 Leipzig (Germany) – Werk 2
26.02.2022 Herford (Germany) – X-Herford
27.02.2022 Utrecht (The Netherlands) – Tivoli
01.03.2022 Hamburg (Germany) – Gruenspan
02.03.2022 Oberhausen (Germany) – Turbinenhalle
03.03.2022 Lindau (Germany) – Club Vaudeville
04.03.2022 Mannheim (Germany) – Alte Feuerwache
05.03.2022 Berlin (Germany) – Astra
06.03.2022 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Dynamo

Festival Dates
26.06.2022 Clisson (France) – Hellfest Open Air
16.07.2022 Dortmund (Germany) – Tombstoned Fest Open Air
17-20.08.2022 Dinkelsbühl (Germany) – Summer Breeze Open Air
09-11.09.2022 Aleksandrów Łódzki (Poland) – Summer Dying Loud

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