2007 marks the 20th Anniversary of the release of the Napalm Death legendary
debut album 'Scum'.
To mark the birth of grindcore and the landmark release of one of the most
confrontational records ever released, Earache Records is issuing a special
20th Anniversary Edition Dual Disc of 'Scum' containing the original album
and a DVD documentary highlighting the early days of the band and examining
the story behind the album and its explosive impact on the wider music
scene. Original member Mick Harris talks in depth about the scene at the
time, the band's origins and takes a tour to the old band haunts along the
The documetary also features an interview with Mark Titchner, the
Turner Prize nominee, amongst others, who explains the aesthetic angles to
Napalm Death's revolutionary noise.
When 'Scum' was first released in 1987 DJ John Peel was one of the first to
pick up on the band's mix of hardcore punk, metal riffs and blistering
speed. Redefining what it was to be a heavy band, Napalm Death soon shot to
fame on the back of NME cover stories, BBC2 documentaries and the polarised
opinion of the larger music community.
'Scum' has since become an acknowledged influence on every extreme metal
band since the late 80's.
See a trailer for the documentary on the Earache myspace page
'Scum 20th Anniversary Edition Dual Disc' will be released on March 19th
through Earache records.
Thank you for reading!
Talita – Uk and European Press and Promotions manager
Earache photos and cover art: www.earache.com/media
Earache Press Office
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Next new Earache releases:
DEICIDE – Doomsday L.A. DVD 29th Jan 2007
LINEA 77 – Venareal 1995 CD 29th Jan 2007
THE BERZERKER – Animosity CD 12th Feb 2007
WITH PASSION – What we see when we shut our eyes 5th March 2007
NOX – Ixaxaar 5th March 2007