frontman Barney Greenway
recently discussed the band's work on a follow-up to their latest studio effort, 2012's "Utilitarian
The singer told Loudwire
that although nothing has been written yet, the grindcore veterans definitely have a few basic ideas set up.
"We've been talking about it and it's definitely not been off the map,"
he said. "Basically what we're going to do is try to record the next one in three or maybe even four sessions just to get a little bit of variation on the production side of things. We've consistently moved forward without losing our extremity, I think. Wed like a bit more variation as far as that stuff goes. We actually did it to a degree on 'Time Waits for No Slave' and it worked quite well."
Greenway continued, "Hopefully we'll get a natural difference in production by doing it three or four different times. We'll see what happens, basically. We're going to start towards the end of this year. We haven't got a definite release date in mind yet, but we're kind of, sort of, aiming for later on next year."
The frontman also discussed the band's current tour with Cannibal Corpse
, calling them "death metal bands in their own right."
"You could say that Cannibal Corpse and Immolation are death metal bands in their own right. They have their own characteristics, but Napalm is different to that. It has its death metal influences, that's for sure, but there are also many kinds of strings to the bow. It's all extreme stuff, but it's got slightly different flavors and I think people like that."
"Utilitarian" was released back in February 2012 via Century Media Records as the fifteenth record in the Napalm Death opus.