Barney Greenway

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Mark Greenway
Barney at Klubi Tampere 2009-02-18.jpg
Mark "Barney" Greenway performing alongside Napalm Death at Tampere, Finland, 2009
Background information
Birth name Mark Greenway
Also known as Barney
Born (1969-07-13) 13 July 1969 (age 45)
Great Barr, Birmingham, England
Genres Grindcore
Death metal
Deathgrind
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1987–present
Associated acts Napalm Death
Extreme Noise Terror
Benediction

Mark "Barney" Greenway (born 13 July 1969 in Great Barr, Birmingham) is an English extreme metal singer, who has been a member of Napalm Death,[1] Extreme Noise Terror,[2] and Benediction.[3]

Greenway has stated his nickname "Barney" came from a time when he used to drink alcohol. He stated he would get so drunk that when he went anywhere, he would bump into everything. From this behaviour, he would be called "Rubble", which changed to "Barney Rubble" and then just "Barney".[4]

Personality[edit]

Greenway is a progressive metal fan. He joined Dream Theater on stage at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club and performed vocals on Metallica's "Damage, Inc." live.[5] He has reviewed progressive metal bands and albums for the British rock magazine Kerrang! though he no longer does so.[6]

Greenway is a supporter of Aston Villa F.C..[7] He is a supporter of PETA and has been a vegetarian since he was 14.[8] Barney is recognisable for his strong Birmingham accent which has never waned and which he proudly maintains, and for his distinctive gruff vocal style that many feel has become synonymous with Napalm Death.

Discography[edit]

With Napalm Death[edit]

Albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

Singles and EPs[edit]

With Benediction[edit]

With Extreme Noise Terror[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strong, M J (1998). The great rock discography. Giunti. p. 564. ISBN 88-09-21522-2. 
  2. ^ "Metal". CMJ New Music Monthly. November 1997. ISSN 1074-6978. 
  3. ^ "Napalm Death". MTV.com. 
  4. ^ Martinelli, Roberto (December 2002). "Interview with Napalm Death" (11). Maelstrom magazine. 
  5. ^ "CD review of Dream Theater". NewsAndEntertainment.com. 
  6. ^ Lofquist, Daniel (30 December 2008). "NAPALM DEATH – Barney Greenway tells it like it is". Critical Mass. 
  7. ^ "Top Five celebrity fans". Coventry Evening Telegraph. 4 March 2006. 
  8. ^ "Out There: Napalm Death". PETA.