Napalm Death - Trivia
The song Plague Rages off their 1994 album Fear Emptiness Despair made an appearance on MTV's Beavis & Butthead Season 5 Episode 2 of "Killing Time".
Former vocalist Lee Dorrian was a special mystery guest on an episode of the popular British panel game show "Never Mind the Buzzcocks." The show features a recurring segment in which panelists are shown a clip of a music video and asked to pick out from a lineup of five people which one was in the band featured. Shown was a clip of Napalm Death performing with Dorrian. The segment can be seen here (starts at 4:25).
The term "blast beat" was coined by Napalm Death back in the mid 80's even though the technique itself had been used by other bands prior.
While none of its original members remain in the group, the lineup of vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway, bassist Shane Embury, guitarist Mitch Harris and drummer Danny Herrera has remained consistent for most of the band's career.
In 1995, Napalm Death contributed a song (Twist The Knife (Slowly)) to the soundtrack of the live action movie Mortal Kombat. The soundtrack itself went on to go Platinum.
Napalm Death are in the Guinness Book Of Records for recording the shortest song ever (You Suffer), which is exactly 1.316 seconds long. The only lyrics it contains are "You suffer, but why?".
Napalm Death were among the first bands signed to the legendary death/grind label Earache, with 'Scum' being the third album to be released on the label - catalogue number MOSH3.
Napalm Death are considered to be one of the founders of Grindcore. Originally, on their first few demos, Napalm Death were hardcore punk but over time, the punk sound developed to be the Grindcore sound as we know it today. Further on their sound became Death Metal. Later their Death Metal style moved towards Grindcore again, keeping the Death Metal technical style but with more speed and intensity than before.