“Leper Colony”, a brand new song from British Grindcore pioneers Napalm Death has been recently streamed online by BrooklynVegan (embedded below). The track is from band’s 14th studio album, “Utilitarian”, which is scheduled to be released on February 27 in Europe and February 28 in North America via Century Media Records. The cover artwork was created by the Danish artist Frode Sylthe, who is also responsible for THE HAUNTED’s “rEVOLVEr” artwork.
Vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway explains the album title and concept: “After some deliberation, we have decided on ‘Utilitarian’ as the album title. We generally try to avoid generic titles, and this seemed to have a lot of scope to it. I won’t explain the full meaning of utilitarianism here because it’s an ethical theory, and as ethical theories go, the depth and debate around it is quite heavy at times. It has a certain ‘morality’ aspect to it and that isn’t something that drives me, so I also certainly have issues with it.”