Posted in metal | music | pictures on April 14, 2009

photos by Justina Villanueva, words by Black Bubblegum

Napalm Death
Napalm Death

The Aquarian: What's the difference in doing a tour like this one with Kataklysm, Trap Them and Abigail Williams --different kinds of bands--as opposed to all grinders?

Barney Greenway of Napalm Death: I think it's good that it's a mixed palette. Let's be honest, for a lot of people that go to gigs, they might not miss it, but do you really want to see almost in some ways a carbon copy of the same thing over and over, even though it might be--depending on your perspective--varying quality within a bill, do you really want to see the same thing over and over? Some people might say yes, but I think for the most part people don't.

I like doing different stuff. I like differences. Coliseum are on there, and they are really quite different certainly from what we do in a lot of ways, but that's a good thing. On a personal level, as a music fan, I appreciate differences. It's nice to have that. I know what I want to do in Napalm, and what I do in Napalm hasn't changed drastically down the years, what I enjoy doing with Napalm, but that doesn't mean to say I don't appreciate other things to complement a bill or whatever. As long as it's exciting to people, it doesn't really matter to me what bands are on the bill, really.

Napalm Death headlined an all-star cast of bludgeoners on April 11th at Gramercy Theater in NYC. Kataklysm, Toxic Holocaust, Coliseum and Trap Them primed the crowd with trademark ferocity. The rager of a tour, leads up to Napalm Death and Trap Them's appearances at Maryland Deathfest.

Another rager of a tour that hits Deathfest... Mayhem with Marduk, Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage, and Withered hits Irving Plaza on 5/21 with Lair Of The Minotaur also on the NYC bill. Tickets for that are still available.

More pics of Toxic Holocaust, Kataklysm, and Napalm Death (didn't take pictures of the rest), below...

Toxic Holocaust...

Toxic Holocaust

Toxic Holocaust

Toxic Holocaust

Toxic Holocaust

Toxic Holocaust


Kataklysm...

Kataklysm

Kataklysm

Kataklysm

Kataklysm

Kataklysm

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Kataklysm

Kataklysm

Kataklysm

Kataklysm

Kataklysm

Napalm Death...

Napalm Death

Napalm Death

Napalm Death

Napalm Death

Napalm Death

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Comments (16)

withered/book of black earth/hull and hallux
Thurs at Union Pool

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2009 5:20 PM

This show was F-ing amazing. Great shots Justina.

I was most looking forward to Trap Them but they didn't grab me the way I hoped. A lot of the texture and intensity got lost. They sounded muddy. I'm sure a change of venue would do them well. On the flip side Kataklysm sounded as large as ever and Napalm were AMAZING. It is funny that no one on that stage was actually on Scum, yet they played half of it.

Posted by noamjamski | April 14, 2009 5:23 PM

wack

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2009 5:27 PM

when your lead singer sports a knee brace:
a) time to find a new lead singer
b) time to call it quits.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2009 5:28 PM

Dear Anon 5:28

when you're trolling anonymously on the internet and running out of subjects so you have to comment on someone having an injury (which didn't stop him from thrashing like a maniac)

a) time to get off the internet and get some fresh air
b) time to listen to the new Napalm record and get your tits burned off.

Posted by noamjamski | April 14, 2009 5:38 PM

C'mon!!! you know they're bigtime when they sport nuke-skull insignia, frizzy hair and gotees and pentagram t shirts, bros!

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2009 6:00 PM

FUCK I MISSED KATAKLYSM

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2009 6:11 PM

"wack"

What exactly is "wack" about Napalm Death?

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2009 6:17 PM

^^if you have to ask....

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2009 6:19 PM

If you have to ask, you have taste.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2009 6:34 PM

"C'mon!!! you know they're bigtime when they sport nuke-skull insignia, frizzy hair and gotees and pentagram t shirts, bros!"

Uneducated loser

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2009 6:35 PM

Barney was f'ing amazing in this show! Too bad there was the curfew and whatnot

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2009 7:10 PM

AHH I wanted to go to this show so fucking bad! haha

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2009 7:25 PM

Anonymous 6:19: And what would be better? A Bright Eyes cover band that "no one knows about"? Fuck off.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2009 7:55 PM

I reviewed the show here: http://atanamar.blogspot.com/2009/04/napalm-death-april-11th-blender-theater.html

I thought it was a strange evening.

Posted by atanamar | April 15, 2009 3:29 PM

Hard Core Punk Rockers... Good looking photos! hahaha :) Kinky Long Hair! Goatee's! Pentagrams! Rock and Roll! and the audience sporting the "devil's - horns" hand gesture... Can only imagine the choreographed chaos...hahaha :)

Posted by boiler manuals | April 3, 2010 6:10 AM

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