Napalm Death Singer 'Not Gay'

Mark Greenway: "People put two and two and make five. Because I've always been open talking about things like sexuality, people come up with a miscalculation and just assume that you're gay".

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According to Blabbermouth.net, Vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway of British grindcore pioneers Napalm Death was interviewed on the "Scary Terry's Saturday Nightmare" show.

When asked if there is a question that he wishes someone would ask him in an interview but no one ever does, Barney replied, "Are you gay?" He added, "No, I'm not, but there's lots of rumors about me out there. I mean, not that it matters. I find it quite amusing; I'm deeply touched by that, actually. Yeah, I think people sort of put two and two together and make five. Because I've always been very open about talking about things like sexuality and stuff, people come up with a miscalculation and just assume that you're gay. I'm not, but it is quite amusing. But nobody will ever ask me that outright. And I'm always willing to talk about stuff like that. People shouldn't be afraid of discussing stuff like that openly."

Napalm Death's latest album, "Utilitarian" sold around 2,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD debuted at No. 14 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

Napalm Death's previous album, 2009's "Time Waits For No Slave", opened with around 1,800 units to land at No. 19 on the Heatseekers chart.

"Utilitarian" was released on February 27 in Europe and February 28 in North America via the band's longtime partner, Century Media Records. The cover artwork perfectly fits the album's theme and was created by the Danish artist Frode Sylthe, who is also responsible for The Haunted's "rEVOLVEr" artwork.

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10 comments sorted by best / new / date

    IcanHasBass
    In that picture it looks like he's taking some napalm death in the rear, if you know what i mean..
    WhoAMEye
    Well done for finding a photo of him looking like he is mincing though Good work
    mastodude13
    Why are they in the top new artist category? Just because youve never been in the billboard 100 chart means youre still developing, even though napalms been blowing minds for more than 20 years? Utilitarian is great, check it out if you havent already.
    iommi600
    Anyway, it's not a big deal at all. To me, the important thing is that he's ****ing awesome.
    DarkWolfXV
    He is certainly not gay, and i agree that people should talk more openly on everything.
    iommi600
    IcanHasBass wrote: In that picture it looks like he's taking some napalm death in the rear, if you know what i mean..
    OH GOD WHY
    noahi9
    I didn't think he was gay. But Barney sure ended the dispute of rumors going on. No matter who you are, if you don't set things straight or talk openly about your feelings, people are going to rumor. That's just the way it is in society these days.