NAPALM DEATH Bassist Sounds Off On Illegal Music Downloading, Band’s Early Years

Thiago Sarkis of Brazil’s Roadie Crew magazine recently conducted an interview with bassist Shane Embury of British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH. Several excerpts from the chat follow below.

On the metal and punk roots of NAPALM DEATH:

Shane: “Well, this lineup of the band has been together since 1991, but all of us at one time were metalheads; that’s our background as kids! Speaking for myself, I got into punk around 1982-83, and I think the other guys who are younger just a little later. I got into hardcore through my friend’s stepbrother and then into tape trading in…

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