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Bootlegged in Japan
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Live album by Napalm Death
Released 22 June 1998 (1998-06-22)
Recorded 5 August 1996 (1996-08-05)
Genre Death metal, grindcore
Length71:12
Label Earache
Producer Napalm Death
Napalm Death chronology
Breed to Breathe
(1997)
Bootlegged in Japan
(1998)
Words from the Exit Wound
(1998)
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Bootlegged in Japan is a live album from British extreme metal band Napalm Death, released in June 1998 through Earache. [3]

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Napalm Death British grindcore band

Napalm Death are a British extreme metal band formed in Meriden, West Midlands, England, in 1981. While none of its original members remain in the group since December 1986, the lineup of vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway, bassist Shane Embury, guitarist Mitch Harris and drummer Danny Herrera has remained consistent of the band's career since 1992's Utopia Banished, although, from 1989 to 2004, Napalm Death were a five-piece band after they added Jesse Pintado as the replacement of one-time guitarist Bill Steer; following Pintado's departure, the band reverted to a four-piece rather than replace him.

Contents

Background

The album features a concert from the 5 August 1996 at the Liquid Rooms, Tokyo. It was recorded as a bootleg and after the band received the recording, they found it was good enough to release it as an actual and official live album. [4] In the inlay of the album the band wrote:

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The official release of this album was prompted by the fact that we found anonymous bootleg tapes of the '96 Tokyo show coming from Japan, and felt that the recording captured the true uncompromising live spirit of Napalm Death.
Napalm Death, Bootlegged in Japan (inlay). Napalm Death. Nottingham: Earache. 1998. 

Release

Bootlegged in Japan was part of a 3-CD set together with the album Diatribes and the EP Greed Killing Earache re-released in 2010. [5]

<i>Diatribes</i> (album) 1996 studio album by Napalm Death

Diatribes is the sixth studio album by Napalm Death, originally released in 1996 on Earache Records. It was released as double 10" vinyl, regular CD, special digipak CD with space for the Greed Killing EP and MC. In 2010, Earache issued a re-release of Diatribes in a box set that also included the Greed Killing EP and the live album Bootlegged in Japan.

<i>Greed Killing</i> 1995 EP by Napalm Death

Greed Killing is an EP by the British band Napalm Death.

Track listing

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Antibody"Mark GreenwayShane Embury3:21
2."My Own Worst Enemy"EmburyEmbury3:25
3."More Than Meets the Eye"GreenwayEmbury3:18
4."Hung"Embury, GreenwayMitch Harris, Embury3:57
5."Greed Killing"Embury, Mitch HarrisHarris3:00
6."Suffer the Children"Greenway Mick Harris 4:07
7."Mass Appeal Madness"GreenwayMitch Harris, Embury3:31
8."Cursed to Crawl"EmburyEmbury2:59
9."Glimpse into Genocide"EmburyJesse Pintado2:47
10."I Abstain"GreenwayPintado3:33
11."Lucid Fairytales"  1:12
12."Plague Rages"EmburyEmbury3:43
13."Cold Forgiveness"EmburyMitch Harris, Pintado3:58
14."Control" Nicholas Bullen, Justin Broadrick Bullen, Broadrick, Mick Harris1:33
15."Diatribes"GreenwayEmbury, Mitch Harris3:55
16."Life?" Jim Whitely Lee Dorrian, Whitely, Bill Steer, Mick Harris1:16
17."Siege of Power"Bullen, BroadrickBullen, Broadrick, Mick Harris4:16
18."If the Truth Be Known"Embury, GreenwayEmbury4:06
19."Unchallenged Hate"  2:14
20."Nazi Punks Fuck Off" (Dead Kennedys cover) Jello Biafra Biafra1:26
21."From Enslavement to Obliteration"  1:37
22."The Kill"Bullen, BroadrickBullen, Broadrick, Mick Harris0:32
23."Scum"Bullen, BroadrickBullen, Broadrick, Mick Harris2:55
24."Ripe for the Breaking"GreenwayMitch Harris, Embury4:39

Personnel

Napalm Death

Barney Greenway British extreme metal vocalist

Mark Andrew "Barney" Greenway is a British extreme metal vocalist, who is currently the lead vocalist of Napalm Death, and was formerly a member of Extreme Noise Terror, and Benediction.

Shane Embury British musician

Shane Embury is a British bassist and, since 1987, a member of grindcore and death metal band Napalm Death.

Mitch Harris American rock musician

Mitch Harris is an American guitarist, born in Queens, New York, then moving to Las Vegas, Nevada, but currently living in Birmingham, England. He started his career in the grindcore band Righteous Pigs. He did a side project with Mick Harris – then the drummer of grindcore band Napalm Death, called Defecation. Shortly thereafter, he left Righteous Pigs and joined Napalm Death permanently in 1989, firstly appearing on the Harmony Corruption album. He is still with them, playing guitar and back-up vocals. He also participated in the projects Meathook Seed, Little Giant Drug, and Goatlord. In 2013, a featured song called "K.C.S." was included on the album Savages by the band Soulfly that was released on October 4, 2013, and was written by Harris and Max Cavalera.

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References

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