Napalm Death is among the most influential bands in the history of extreme music. They are credited with inventing and defining the grindcore genre by incorporating elements of hardcore punk and thrash metal with short songs, fast tempos, deep guttural vocals and sociopolitical lyrics. Napalm Death was formed near Birmingham, England in 1981 by Nik Bullen and Miles Ratledge while still in their early teenage years. The duo had been playing in amateur bands since 1980 as an extension of their fanzine writing, and went through a number of names before choosing Napalm Death in mid 1981. The band was initially inspired by the early wave of punk bands, particularly the anarcho-punk movement. The band's debut album 'Scum', released in 1987 by Earache Records, had a huge impact on the global metal community. Over time, the band was influenced by death metal even as they helped shape its future. Interestingly, today's Napalm Death includes no original members. In the early years, a talented cast of characters passed through the band's ranks including Justin Broadrick (Godflesh), Bill Steer (Carcass) and Lee Dorrian (Cathedral). As seen in the chart below, the reach of the band's family tree is rivaled only by its influence. While the founding members are all long gone, the lineup of vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway, bassist Shane Embury, guitarist Mitch Harris and drummer Danny Herrera has remained consistent since 1991. Relentlessly they grind it out.

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Give Us This Day Our Daily Grind (Part 1)
01 Scum
02 The Kill
03 Siege of Power
04 You Suffer
05 Deceiver
06 Lucid Fairytale
07 Unchallenged Hate
08 From Enslavement to Obliteration
09 Social Sterility
10 Walls of Confinement
11 If the Truth Be Known
12 The Chains that Bind Us
13 Suffer the Children
14 Mass Appeal Madness
15 The World Keeps Turning
16 Judicial Slime
17 Contemptuous
18 Hung
19 Plague Rages
20 Armageddon X 7
21 Antibody
22 Greed Killing
23 Diatribes
24 Breed to Breathe
25 Low Point
26 Next of Kin to Chaos
27 The Infiltraitor

Give Us This Day Our Daily Grind (Part 2)
01 Blunt Against the Cutting Edge
02 Taste the Poison
03 Next on the List
04 Can’t Play, Won’t Pay
05 Blows to the Body
06 Continuing War on Stupidity
07 Right You Are
08 Sold Short
09 Morale
10 Silence Is Deafening
11 When All Is Said and Done
12 Warped Beyond Logic
13 Rabid Wolves (For Christ)
14 Deaf and Dumbstruck (Intelligent Design)
15 Puritanical Punishment Beating
16 On the Brink of Extinction
17 Work to Rule
18 A No-Sided Argument
19 Diktat
20 Blank Look About Face
21 Orders of Magnitude
22 Errors in the Signals
23 Collision Course



OverKill was one of the first thrash bands, combining punk with traditional metal before the term was even coined. Formed in 1980 in New Jersey, the band has released 16 studio albums and kept up a rigorous touring schedule over the past 30 years. OverKill’s mascot, Chaly, is a winged skull who has appeared on most of their album covers. Along with Chaly, vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and bassist D.D. Verni are the sole remaining founding members. Through many lineup changes OverKill has stayed true to their original sound, bucking all trends without relenting and without compromise. This Barking Chicken Production is a trip down memory lane, or a flashback to the gutter as the case may be.

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Killektion I
01 Death Rider
02 The Answer
03 OverKill
04 Feel The Fire
05 In Union We Stand
06 OverKill II (The Nightmare Continues)
07 Deny The Cross
08 Fuck You
09 Drunken Wisdom
10 Hello From The Gutter
11 OverKill III (Under The Influence)
12 Playing With Spiders / Skullcrusher
13 Elimination
14 E.vil N.ever D.ies

Killektion II
01 Coma
02 Horrorscope
03 Nice Day . . . For A Funeral
04 Soulitude
05 Spiritual Void
06 Weight Of The World
07 Where It Hurts
08 Bastard Nation
09 Gasoline Dream
10 Battle
11 Burn You Down / To Ashes
12 The Cleansing
13 Half Past Dead
14 It Lives

Killektion III
01 Necroshine
02 Black Line
03 Bleed Me
04 Death Comes Out To Play
05 I Rise
06 Struck Down
07 Crystal Clear
08 Within Your Eyes
09 A Pound of Flesh
10 Devils In The Mist
11 Endless War
12 Ironbound
13 Bring Me The Night
14 Drop The Hammer Down
15 Electric Rattlesnake

Mix it up, throw it down
We came to play, not to mess around
We don't care what they say,
We'll be there tomorrow like we're here today
Don't do it for the money
Do it for the thrill
True to life is what you get
We're livin' for the 'Kill!
- from Drunken Wisdom



 OSI is an American progressive experimental supergroup formed by Fates Warning guitarist Jim Matheos in 2003. The name refers to the short-lived US government agency Office of Strategic Influence which was established shortly after 9/11 to manufacture and promote pro-US propaganda in domestic and foreign media. Initially intended to be Matheos's solo project, the sound took a turn when keyboardist Kevin Moore (Dream Theater, Chroma Key) was recruited. The skill sets of these two main members forms the foundation of a unique sound that blends keyboard-based electronica with tasteful progressive metal guitar. Fans of free range chicken should give this a spin.

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OSI – Manifest Destiny
01 Hello, Helicopter!
02 Go
03 Radiologue
04 Terminal
05 Kicking
06 Head
07 Home Was Good
08 When You're Ready
09 Bigger Wave
10 Invisible Men
The Escape Artist
12 Our Town