Southern Italian grinders NAPOLI VIOLENTA are proud to announce that they have signed a worldwide contract with Time To Kill Records, joining the label’s growing roster of premier talent.
NAPOLI VIOLENTA was born in the Neapolitan hinterland in 2018. Four old exponents of the Neapolitan metal/HC punk scene whose identity remains unknown and shrouded in silence started collaborating to conjure up the most dangerous kind of extreme music. The intent was immediately to merge Poliziottesco – a subgenre of crime and action films that emerged in Italy in the late 1960s – and Grindcore, two worlds, two revolutions that at first sight couldn’t be any more distant, but both renowned for being cynical, infamous and violent.
The project therefore takes its name from the film of the same name directed by Umberto Lenzi in 1976, “Napoli Violenta”, the second chapter of the “Trilogia Commissario Betti”, starring Maurizio Merli and with a soundtrack by Franco Micalizzi. Musically, inspiration is clearly drawn by early Napalm Death, Terrorizer, Repulsion, Carcass, Extreme Noise Terror, Brutal Truth… the logo itself is a clear example of “pezzotto” (fugazi art), which represents a tribute to the genre.
All hail Mario Merola and Pino Mauro, what t’nnis a dìcer ‘rà Sceneggiata?? Fun attitude, sarcasm, sings in Napulenglish, capeesh?
Watch for album details, singles and more news on other upcoming activities to be posted shortly.
“Grindcore ‘ngrat” Demo CD, BUNCH GREENADE RECORDS, 2019.
s/t 12’ EP, DEEVOLUTION RECORDS BERLIN, 2019. MC Hanged Man Records, 2019.
5’ single “You Lota” TESCHIO DISCHI, 2019.
“Grindcore ‘ngrat reissue” BUNCH GREENADE RECORDS, 2020.
NAPOLI VIOLENTA PARANZA (line-up):
‘O Smilz: Growl bloodshed
‘O Tritaoss: Chainsaw grinder
‘O Russ: Basstard
‘O Nimal: Drumkilla