Enemy of the Music Business

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Enemy of the Music Business
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Studio album by Napalm Death
Released 25 September 2000 (2000-09-25)
Recorded 26 May 2000 (2000-05-26)–8 June 2000 (2000-06-08), Parkgate Studios, England
Genre Grindcore
Length45:31
Label Dream Catcher
Producer Simon Efemey, Russ Russell
Napalm Death chronology
The Complete Radio One Sessions
(2000)
Enemy of the Music Business
(2000)
The DVD
(2001)
Professional ratings
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Enemy of the Music Business is the ninth studio album by the British band Napalm Death, released in 2000. This album, along with Words from the Exit Wound , are the only Napalm Death studio albums that were released only on CD until 2013. London-based Secret Records has re-issued the album on CD (with covers EP Leaders Not Followers included as bonus tracks) and 180g LP. This is the very last release that has Jesse Pintado actually performing.

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.

<i>Words from the Exit Wound</i> 1998 studio album by Napalm Death

Words from the Exit Wound is the eighth studio album by British extreme metal band Napalm Death, released in 1998 by Earache. It was issued only on CD. It is considered the final album of the band's "experimental" period, while simultaneously foreshadowing the band's return to a more traditional death metal and grindcore sound.

Secret Records & Films is a British independent record label based in London. The label currently specialises in live releases on CD & DVD as well as older releases ranging across a number of genres including blues, reggae, rock, rock 'n' roll, psychedelic, soul and punk. The label's roster includes releases by John Mayall, Bert Jansch, Happy Mondays, Geno Washington, The Toy Dolls, Ned's Atomic Dustbin, Fastway, The Exploited, Hawkwind, Ike Turner, InMe, Lee Perry, LA Guns, Amen and many more.

Contents

Track listing

All songs written by Shane Embury, except where noted.

Shane Embury British musician

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

No.TitleLength
1."Taste the Poison"1:49
2."Next on the List"3:36
3."Constitutional Hell" (Jesse Pintado)2:36
4."Vermin" (Mitch Harris)2:17
5."Volume of Neglect" (Harris)3:20
6."Thanks for Nothing" (Embury, Harris)2:44
7."Can’t Play, Won’t Pay"3:25
8."Blunt Against the Cutting Edge" (Harris)3:03
9."Cure for the Common Complaint" (Embury, Pintado)2:43
10."Necessary Evil" (Embury, Harris)2:56
11."C.S. (Conservative Shithead) Part 2"2:18
12."Mechanics of Deceit"3:21
13."(The Public Get) What the Public Doesn’t Want" (Embury, Pintado)3:14
14."Fracture in the Equation" (Pintado)11:09

CD Re-issue bonus tracks listing (Leaders Not Followers EP)

No.TitleLength
1."Politicians" (Raw Power cover)1:45
2."Incinerator" (Slaughter cover)3:21
3."Demoniac Possession" (Pentagram cover)3:13
4."Maggots in Your Coffin" (Repulsion cover)1:36
5."Back from the Dead" (Death cover)2:36
6."Nazi Punks Fuck Off" (Dead Kennedys cover)6:40

Notes

Tracks number 7 and 13 are misspelled as "Cant Play Wont Pay" and "(The Public Get) What The Public Doesn't Want" in the back of the album. "Taste The Poison" is credited as "Take The Poison" in the booklet.

"Fracture in the Equation" lasts 3:46. At the end of the song, there is a long silence block from 3:46 to 9:54 and, after that, a secret soundbite comes fading in of a fan introducing himself, just like in the Leaders Not Followers EP and Order of the Leech .

<i>Leaders Not Followers</i> 1999 EP by Napalm Death

Leaders Not Followers is an EP album by the British band Napalm Death, featuring covers from various punk and metal bands. The EP has been re-issued by Secret Records on limited edition red vinyl on the occasion of Record Store Day 2013 and has also been included on their CD re-issue of Enemy of the Music Business as bonus tracks.

Extended play musical recording longer than a single, but shorter than a full album

An extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP. Contemporary EPs generally contain a minimum of three tracks and maximum of six tracks, and are considered "less expensive and time-consuming" for an artist to produce than an album. An EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play (SP) and LP, but it is now applied to mid-length CDs and downloads as well.

<i>Order of the Leech</i> 2002 studio album by Napalm Death

Order of the Leech is the tenth studio album by the British grindcore band Napalm Death, released in 2002 through Spitfire. Although credited in the line-up, Jesse Pintado never performed. The second guitar is actually Mitch Harris overdubbing, hence marking this album's lineup as today's lineup. "The Great Capitulator" is exactly 2:49. At the end of the song, a long silence follows from 2:50 to 9:56. At 9:57 a soundbit comes fading in of a fan speaking of his attitude to metal music, mentioning bands like Krabathor or Immortal. His speech is then translated in Czech. It is the last album in a trilogy to feature this kind of soundbites, with the others being Leaders Not Followers EP and Enemy of the Music Business.

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.

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.

Jesus "Jesse" Ernesto Pintado Andrade was a lead guitar player born in Mexico who at an early age moved to the US. He started in the grindcore band Terrorizer where he recorded the album World Downfall, the first album to feature Pete Sandoval who would later leave the band to join Morbid Angel. It was Jesse Pintado who coined the term "grindcore" for the first time, to describe a musical mixture of "noise and chaos" which he was developing at that time.

Technical personnel

Simon Efemey is a record producer, most noted for his work with metal and hard rock groups, including Napalm Death, Paradise Lost, Obituary, Amorphis, Deceased and The Wildhearts. He has also provided live sound mixing with bands including The Wonder Stuff, Jesus Jones, Diamond Head, Orson, Obituary and Napalm Death.

Russ Russell is a British record producer, sound engineer, mixer, mastering engineer, musician and writer. He has worked all over the world and now is mostly based at Parlour Studios in the UK. He was also the guitarist in the psychedelic band Draw, and now plays in British metal band Absolute Power and cosmic mind metal trio, Reformat.

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