Napalm Death
Band Info
OriginBirmingham, England, United Kingdom
Genre(s)Grindcore, death metal
Label(s)Earache Records, Spitfire Records, Century Media Records
Associated ActsBenediction, Blood from the Soul, Brujeria, Carcass, Cathedral, Defecation, Doom, Meathook Seed, Extreme Noise Terror, Godflesh, Lock Up, Scorn, Terrorizer, Unseen Terror, Venomous Concept{{{9}}}

Napalm Death are a grindcore band formed in Birmingham, England in 1981. While none of its original members remain in the group, the lineup of vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway, bassist Shane Embury, guitarist Mitch Harris and drummer Danny Herrera has remained consistent for most of the band's career.

Napalm Death are credited with defining the grindcore genre by incorporating elements of hardcore punk and death metal, short songs, fast tempos, deep guttural vocals and sociopolitical lyrics. The band's debut album Scum, released in 1987 by Earache Records, proved substantially influential throughout the global metal community.

Napalm Death have released fifteen studio albums and are listed by Nielsen SoundScan as the seventh best-selling death metal band in the United States.


Current line-upEdit

Past line-upEdit

  • Nicholas "Nik Napalm" Bullen – vocals, bass (1981–1986)
  • Miles "Rat" Ratledge – drums (1981–1985)
  • Simon "Si O" Oppenheimer – guitar (1981–1982)
  • Graham "Grayhard" Robertson – guitar, bass (1982-1985)
  • Daryl "Daz F" Fedeski – guitar (1982)
  • Finbar "Fin" Quinn – bass (1983–1984)
  • Marian Williams – vocals (1984)
  • Damien Errington – guitar (1985)
  • Justin Broadrick – guitar (1985–1986)
  • Peter "P-Nut" Shaw – bass (1985)
  • Mick Harris – drums (1985–1991)
  • James "Jim" Whiteley – bass (1986–1987)
  • Frank Healy – guitar (1987)
  • Bill Steer – guitar (1987–1989)
  • Lee Dorrian – vocals (1987–1989)
  • Jesse Pintado – guitar (1989–2004; died 2006)
  • Phil Vane – vocals (1996–1997; died 2011)


Studio albumsEdit

External linksEdit

Napalm Death
Barney GreenwayShane EmburyMitch HarrisDanny Herrera
Nicholas BullenLee DorrianJustin BroadrickFrank HealyBill SteerJesse PintadoMiles RatledgeMick HarrisJim Whitely
Napalm Death Discography
Albums: ScumFrom Enslavement to ObliterationHarmony CorruptionUtopia BanishedFear, Emptiness, DespairDiatribesInside the Torn ApartWords from the Exit WoundEnemy of the Music BusinessOrder of the LeechLeaders Not Followers: Part 2The Code Is Red...Long Live the CodeSmear CampaignTime Waits for No SlaveUtilitarianApex Predator
Live albums: Live CorruptionBootlegged in JapanPunishment in CapitalsThe Peel Sessions/The Complete Radio One Sessions
Compilation albums: Death by ManipulationNoise for Music's Sake
EPs: The CurseMentally MurderedSuffer the ChildrenMass Appeal MadnessThe World Keeps TurningNazi Punks Fuck OffGreed KillingIn Tongues We SpeakBreed to BreatheLeaders Not FollowersTsunami BenefitConverge / Napalm DeathOur Pain Is Their Power
Video albums: Live CorruptionThe DVDPunishment in Capitals
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