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Utilitarian (album)

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Recorded  May-November 2011
Artist  Napalm Death
Producer  Russ Russell
Genres  Grindcore, Death metal
Length  45:20
Release date  27 February 2012
Label  Century Media Records
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Released  27 February 2012 (2012-02-27)
Studio  Parlour Studios, Kettering
Utilitarian (2012)  Converge / Napalm Death (2012)
Similar  Napalm Death albums, Grindcore albums, Other albums

Utilitarian is the fourteenth studio album by British grindcore band Napalm Death. It was released in the UK on 27 February 2012 and globally on 28 February 2012.


Napalm death utilitarian album trailer


Utilitarian was recorded in 2011. A 7" vinyl single for "Analysis Paralysis" was released in January 2012. When asked, vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway stated that he was quite proud of the new album, saying, "The thing you have to consider about Napalm Death is that no two albums sound the same, which is what makes this album unique. Whilst we stick to the same aggressive tone that fans are used to, we also have added other technical elements in it to make it stand out. It's still a rock album, but it's something we do to it to make it fresh."

When the recording sessions for the then untitled album had already finished, Napalm Death extended their worldwide contract with Century Media on a number of future albums. According to vocalist Mark Greenway, "it's the first time we've actually re-signed on a longer term deal with anybody since the days when we didn't strictly know that we could be digging ourselves a big hole with labels."


  1. ^Note 1 That song is an Instrumental.
  2. ^Note 2 Bonus Track.

Napalm Death

  • Barney Greenway – vocals
  • Shane Embury – bass guitar
  • Mitch Harris – guitar, vocals
  • Danny Herrera – drums
  • Additional personnel

  • John Zorn – saxophone ("Everyday Pox")
  • Russ Russell – production, mixing, engineering, recording, mastering
  • Marc Urselli – engineering ("Everyday Pox")
  • Frode Sylthe – artwork, layout
  • Cindy Frey – band photos
  • Songs

    2Errors in the Signals3:00
    3Everyday Pox2:10


    Utilitarian (album) Wikipedia

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