NAPALM DEATH Frontman On Veganism: ‘The Whole Planet Is Gonna Have To Adapt To A More Plant-Based Diet’

Mark Barney Greenway

During a recent chat with EMP at this month’s Bloodstock Open Air festival, NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark “Barney” Greenway spoke about his adoption of a vegan diet.

“I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 14 years old. So 38 years I’m a vegetarian,” he said. “Vegan for just over 10 years now. To be honest, I was pretty much always vegan. There was just a couple of things in my diet, but then I was just, like, ‘Why do I need to eat these things?’ So I cut it out.

“Obviously, principally, I did it for humane purposes, but I’m also into that health side of it as well. The humane side is always my start point, but I think the health side of it, for me, is also really important. So I incorporate that into physical exercise and stuff. I have no reason to ever revert at all.”

“Everybody finds their own way. But the bigger point to it is that I think now people have more of an intergral understanding of basically preserving the environment — the very environment that we live in,” he added. “Intensive farming is not sustainable; it can’t continue. So I know the whole planet is gonna have to adapt to a more plant-based diet.”

NAPALM DEATH‘s latest studio album, Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism, was released in September 2020 through Century Media.