Napalm Death is a grindcore band. formed by Nic Bullen and Miles Ratledge in May 1981 in the village of Meriden near Birmingham, in the United Kingdom. The band members are vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway, bassist Shane Embury, guitarist Mitch Harris and drummer Danny Herrera. None of the original members remain in the group, this lineup has remained for most of the band's career.
Napalm Death are given creditsgiving essentials to the grindcore genre by mixing elements of hardcore punk and hort songs, fast tempos, deep guttural vocals and sociopolitical lyrics and death metal. The Napalm Death debut album Scum, released in 1987 by Earache Records, proved to be influential throughout the entire metal community. They return to Rich Bitch studio and recorded their second album: From Enslavement to Obliteration. A follow up release to the album comes the six song 12" EP "Mentally Murdered", take slightly different sound, which is the blending of death metal and grindcore. It was recorded in Slaughterhouse Studios. During this time, Napalm Death was featured on national tv in the United Kingdom in BBC 2 (a heavy metal special by Arena).
Napalm Death released 14 studio albums and are recorded by Nielsen SoundScan as the 7th best-selling death metal band in the United States.