Mick Harris Interviewed

Source: The Quietus.

Napalm Death’s subcultural impact not merely on metal but beyond was rapidly felt both in the UK and further afield, leading to what Harris calls his “big wakeup” moment, when he joined New York-based creative workhorses Bill Laswell and John Zorn in what became Painkiller. While playing around with the imagery of extreme metal to a fault – thus the infamous name and censored cover photo of their debut effort, Guts Of A Virgin – Painkiller also was a place for all three musicians to stretch their approaches in different ways, something Harris credits heavily for what soon followed after.