Carcass : the return of metal band who liked gory sleeves!



Carcass came from Birkenhead and were pioneers of the darker, faster punk fused metal that has now become a world staple. We went to interview them once decades ago in a suburban back garden on a  warm summer’s afternoon and they were urbane young men who liked to make filthy, dark music with sleeves covered in body parts. They also made great records and have somehow re-emerged with an even better sound if this youtube is anything to go by…

Disinterred British extreme metal legends CARCASS, have released a trailer ( previewing music from their upcoming sixth full-length release, Surgical Steel. The eagerly-anticipated album will be released on September 16 (UK), September 13 (Rest of Europe) and September 17 (North America).

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Surgical Steel, the band’s first studio release since their 1996 LP Swansong,was produced by Colin Richardson (NAPALM DEATHBOLT THROWERGOREFESTCANNIBAL CORPSESINISTER, RODRIGO Y GABRIELA) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (MEGADETHACCEPT,EXODUSTESTAMENT). Joining guitarist Bill Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker in the band’s current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding(ABORTEDTRIGGER THE BLOODSHED) and guitarist Ben Ash (PIG IRONDESOLATIONLIQUEFIED SKELETON). Expect some guest vocals from original sticksman Ken Owen as well, when Surgical Steel is finally released this Fall world-wide.

CARCASS has released several classic albums over the years, includingDecibel Magazine “Hall of Fame” inductees Heartwork and Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious, and their influence has changed the face of extreme metal with every consecutive release. Whether it was inventing gore-grind (i.e. Reek of PutrefactionSymphonies of Sickness) or creating the template for melodic death metal (i.e. Heartwork), CARCASS has always made records by which bars were set and rules were broken. Upon the band’s dismantling in 1996, fans mourned the loss of the seminal act and longed that the group would return again one day. In 2007, the metal world got its wish asCARCASS reformed to play several  sold-out reunion shows around the globe. Once again re-motivated to administer a shot of cynicism and infectious riffs into the arm of a sickly metal scene, founding members Bill Steer and Jeff Walker began writing what would become the latest output of their highly influential career, Surgical Steel. Only the choicest of cuts were made, and blood sweat and tears were shed to bring us a record worthy of the CARCASSlegacy. In short, Surgical Steel is just what the doctor ordered.

Catch Carcass live in November:
Nov 2nd – Damnation Festival, Leeds University

Nov 12th – Birmingham, Academy

Nov 13th  – Manchester, Academy

Nov 14th – Glasgow, Barrowlands

Nov 15th – Bristol, Academy

Nov 17th – London, Forum


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