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Napalm Death is a grindcore/death metal band formed in the village of Meriden near Birmingham, England in 1982 by Nicholas Bullen and Miles Ratledge. Nicholas and Miles began their partnership while working together in the local haberdashery where they discovered a common interest in music. The group are generally acknowledged to have been the first group to invent the grindcore genre, a fusion of thrash metal and hardcore punk. However, the band progressed from these beginnings after their first two albums and became a death metal band, by which time the band no longer had any original members. Indeed, the early history of the band is one of constant member rotation - and by the second side of their debut album Scum, they did not contain any original members.
Members of Napalm Death have moved on to form bands such as Carcass, Godflesh, Cathedral, and Scorn. Additionally band members have formed numerous side projects, including Painkiller, Brujeria, Lock Up, Meathook Seed, Defecation, Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine and Jesu.
Although Napalm Death was the first band who actually coined the word "Grindcore" to classify and define the type of mu...
|years active||1982 – present|
|music genre|| Grindcore|
|current members|| Mark "Barney" Greenway|
|website||Official Napalm Death website|