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General Surgery

Formed: 1988
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest General Surgery News

Below is our complete General Surgery news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Relapse Records Offering Free Sampler For Download

Relapse Records has released a new free winter sampler, which can be download at bandcamp or streamed in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Pig Destroyer - Sis 01:14
2. Ironhorse - Failure 03:03
3. Weapon - Vanguard Of The Morning Star 04:19
4. Baroness - March to the Sea 03:11
5. Royal Thunder - Blue 09:30
6. Christian Mistress - Haunted Hunted 05:57
7. Hooded Menace - Effigies of Evil 05:35
8. Serpentine Path - Crotalus Horridus Horridus 06:27
9. Inverloch - The Menin Road 06:21
10. Dying Fetus - From Womb To Waste 04:56
11. Murder Construct - Compelled by Mediocrity 02:44
12. Spawn Of Possession - Where Angels Go Demons Follow 05:38
13. Primate - Global Division 02:30
14. Horseback - Ahriman 03:55
15. Locrian - Chalk Point 08:13
16. 16 - Ants in my Bloodstream 04:34
17. Liberteer - Build No System 01:34
18. General Surgery - Like An Ever Flying Limb 02:25
19. Cripple Bastards - Senza Impronte 02:09
20. Blockheads - Famine 01:40
21. Death - Living Monstrosity 05:08 More...

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General Surgery Streaming EP Online

Sweden’s macabre act General Surgery is streaming the new EP "Like An Ever Flying Limb" via Decibel Magazine at this location.

The EP was recorded in October 2011 at Audiogrind Studio in the band’s hometown of Stockholm and and contains 5 gut-splattering tracks of signature goregrind, marking the group's first new material since 2009. "Like An Ever Flying Limb" will be released on limited edition 7” vinyl via Relapse Records on November 6th. Pre-orders of the new EP are now available now right here.

Earlier this year saw the release of "A Collection of Depravation," a compilation of 30 General Surgery choice cuts digitally remastered by Pig Destroyer's Scott Hull. The album is currently available for streaming in its entirety here. General Surgery plans to record a 3rd full-length album in the near future.

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General Surgery Streams "Like An Ever Flying Limb"

Sweden’s macabre medical masters General Surgery have premiered the title track off of their upcoming 7” release "Like An Ever Flying Limb," which can be heard below.

The limited edition EP contains 5 gut-splattering tracks of the band’s signature goregrind. The EP was recorded in October 2011 at Audiogrind Studio in the band’s hometown of Stockholm is set to be released via Relapse Records on November 6th. Pre-orders of the new EP are now available right here. A complete track listing can be found below while the cover art can be previewed here.

Earlier this year also saw the release of "A Collection of Depravation," a compilation of 30 General Surgery choice cuts digitally remastered by Pig Destroyer's Scott Hull. The album is currently available for streaming in its entirety here. General Surgery also plans to record a 3rd full-length album in the near future. More...

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General Surgery Announces European Shows

Relapse Records has announced that General Surgery will be hitting the road later this month for a string of European shows. The tour poster can be viewed below, and the currently announced dates are as follows:

Aug 9 Jaromer, Czech Rep Brutal Assault Open Air
Aug 10 Bad Berka, Germany Party San Metal Open Air
Aug 31 Växjö, Sweden Uffes Källare
Sept 1 Copenhagen, Denmark Kill-town Deathfest
Oct 13 London, UK The Unicorn Camden
Oct 14 Bristol, UK The Croft

To hear General Surgery's music, you can also check out two songs from the "A Collection of Depravation" album over at this location. More...

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General Surgery Debuts Two New Songs

On the heels of signing with Relapse, General Surgery has just premiered two new songs that will be appearing on its new album "A Collection of Depravation," which will be released on March 27th. Check out the songs, "Foetal Mush" and "The League of Extraordinary Grave Robbers" below.

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"Fortress Europe" Book Available As Free PDF

The complete book “Fortress Europe (The Big Shiny Prison Vol. II) ” is now online as a free PDF download. 10 years in the making, “Fortress Europe” is the long promised beast of nonfiction journalism from underground USA journalist Ryan Bartek.

Clocking in at 222 pages, this career defining & genre bending work details the author's travels throughout the European Underground in Summer 2011.

Refuting every stereotype of traditional journalism, “Fortress Europe” combines the classic autobiographical road novel with the current state of European Counterculture. The result is an odyssey of monumental scope featuring face-to-face interviews with a number of legends in extreme metal, hardcore punk, industrial, experimental, psychedelic & good old rock n' roll.

Appearances include Laibach, Wolfbrigade, Rotting Christ, Killing Joke, Funeral Winds, Enochian Crescent, Moonsorrow, Fondlecorpse, Defeated Sanity, First Blood, Hello Bastards, Armed Response Unit, Melting Walkmen, Abortion, Panthiest, CNK, Arkangel, HATE, Repulsione, Dehuman, Dickless Tracy, General Surgery, Grind The Enemy, Fides Inversa, Excavated, Terri Bomb, Flowers of Flesh & Blood, Knuckledust, Chiens, Vanguard, Splitter, Pyramido, Fen, Black Breath, Ingurgitating Oblivion, Scavenger Brats, El Schlong, Spacemen 3 & legendary Detroit writer/60's radical Mr. John Sinclair.

“Fortress Europe” also includes a bonus section featuring commentary by members of Brutal Truth, Master, Agathocles, Battlelore, Corpus Christii, Manzer, Seita, Cruadalach, Livstid, Nahemah, Der Blutharsch, Mincing Fury & Primordial.

The free PDF download is available online at this location. You can also read through the book on Scribd here. More...

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General Surgery Re-Signs With Relapse

Relapse Records has checked in with the following announcement about the signing of Generaly Surgery and the release of a new compilation album:

"Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the official re-signing of Swedish goregrind legends GENERAL SURGERY! Originally formed in 1988, GENERAL SURGERY (Joacim Carlsson – guitar, Andreas Eriksson – bass, Andreas Mitroulis – drums, Erik Sahlström – lead vocals) released the seminal Necrology EP via Relapse in 1991 before going on a long hiatus until 2002. The band released numerous splits, EPs, and two full-length albums since then and will be coming back in a blood-soaked rage in 2012!

"A Collection of Depravation, a compilation of 30 GENERAL SURGERY choice cuts will see its official release via Relapse on March 27th. The album’s artwork and detailed info on the release is available here. The collection was digitally remastered by Pig Destroyer’s Scott Hull and contains a 24 page booklet with extensive liner notes from the band. More...

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Amon Amarth Confirms For Brutal Assault 2012

Swedish death metal giants Amon Amarth are the latest band to confirm an appearance at the Brutal Assault 2012 Festival. The festival will be held from August 9-11, 2012 at the Old Army Fortress in Josefov, Czech Republic.

Amon Amarth will join the following bands who had previously confirmed:

Arcturus
Arkona
Be'lakor
Cattle Decapitation
Converge
Dimmu Borgir
Dodheimsgard
General Surgery
Heathen
Heaven Shall Burn
Immortal
Incantation
Ministry
Moonspell
Norther
Paradise Lost
Protest The Hero
Sodom
Textures
The Black Dahlia Murder
Virus

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Hails And Horns Giving Away Free Summer Comp

Not new, but it's never too late to get free music: Like Hails and Horns on Facebook to download their 27-song "Screams of Summer Comp 2011."

The "Screams of Summer Comp 2011" tracklisting is as follows:

1. SUICIDE SILENCE – “You Only Live Once”
2. ARCH ENEMY – “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone”
3. JUNGLE ROT – “Rise And Revolt”
4. RED FANG – “Wires”
5. ROTTEN SOUND – “Self”
6. ALL SHALL PERISH – “Divine Illusion”
7. WARBRINGER – “Living Weapon”
8. AFTER THE BURIAL – “Sleeper”
9. AMORPHIS – “You I Need”
10. BLACKGUARD – “Firefight”
11. PATHOLOGY – “Code Injection”
12. OBSCURA – “Euclidean Elements”
13. RINGS OF SATURN – “Seized And Devoured”
14. THE FRANCESCO ARTUSATO PROJECT – “Gardens Of Yama”
15. PERIPHERY – “Frak The Gods”
16. CYNIC – “Wheels Within Wheels”
17. FINNTROLL – “Solsagan”
18. WORLD UNDER BLOOD – “God Amongst The Waste”
19. LOCK UP – “Life Of Devastation”
20. EXHUMED – “Funereality”
21. TOXIC HOLOCAUST – “Judgment Awaits You”
22. BENIGHTED – “Let The Blood Spill Between My Broken Teeth”
23. SEPTIC FLESH – “The Vampire From Nazareth”
24. DECAPITATED – “Homo Sun”
25. GENERAL SURGERY – “The Succulent Aftermath Of A Subdural”
26. WATAIN – “Reaping Death”
27. HAMMERFALL – “One More Time”

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General Surgery Streaming "Necrology" Reissue

The re-issued edition of General Surgery's 1991 debut EP "Necrology" is currently streaming online in its entirety. You can check out the tracks from the "Necrology" re-issue by heading over to General Surgery's Bandcamp page.

The long-out-print EP has been completely remastered by Scott Hull and repackaged with three previously unreleased bonus tracks. The "Necrology" re-issue saw its North American release this past Tuesday, June 21st, on CD and digitally.

General Surgery, one of the first bands to carry on along Carcass' gore-grind path, formed in 1988. After releasing "Necrology," the band was mostly inactive until 2003 when the group began recording and touring again.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Ominous Lamentation
2. Slithering Maceration Of Ulcerous Facial Tissue
3. Grotesque Laceration Of Mortified Flesh
4. Severe Catatonia In Pathology
5. Crimson Concerto
6. The Succulent Aftermath Of A Subdural Haemorrhage
7. An Orgy Of Flying Limbs And Gore
8. Slithering Maceration of Ulcerous Facial Tissue - Bonus Track
9. The Succulent Aftermath of a Subdural Haemorrhage - Bonus Track
10. Grotesque Laceration of Mortified Flesh - Bonus Track

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General Surgery To Re-Issue "Necrology"

Relapse Records will re-issue General Surgery's 1991 debut EP "Necrology" this June. The long out of print EP has been completely remastered by Scott Hull and repackaged with three previously unreleased bonus tracks. The "Necrology" re-issue will be available on June 21st on CD and digitally.

General Surgery, one of the first bands to carry on along Carcass' gore-grind path, formed in 1988. After releasing "Necrology," the band was mostly inactive until 2003 when General Surgery began recording and touring again. The band's upcoming live shows are as follows:

May 27 Liverpool, UK The Masque
May 28 Leicester, UK The Sumo
May 29 London, UK The Purple Turtle

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Crucifyre Posts New Album Video Trailer Online

Swedish old-school Death Metallers CRUCIFYRE has posted a 40-second video teaser of their new album, "Infernal Earthly Divine," which can be viewed below:

"Infernal Earthly Divine" is CRUCIFYRE's debut full-length album, which includes a line-up featuring TG (ex-Morbid) on guitars, Yasse Hillborg (ex-Afflicted) on drums, Urban Skytt (ex-Crematory) on guitars, Erik Tormentor Sahlström (General Surgery) on vocals and Henrik Doltz Nilsson (Dobermann Cult) on bass. More...

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General Surgery Uploads New Song, Live Videos

GENERAL SURGERY has uploaded some new music on their Myspace and the Media section of their website, including one more song of their new album “Corpus In Extremis: Analysing Necrocriticism” entitled “Final Excarnation.” They've also uploaded a couple videos
from last weekend’s festivities at Kafé 44 have been posted, courtesy of Demonias blog. You can watch the videos below. More...

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Los Angeles Murderfest 5.0 Taking Shape

Tickets are now on sale for the fifth annual Los Angeles Murderfest, set to take place May 9-10, 2009 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. Visit losangelesmurderfest.com for information on how to buy tickets.

Recent additions to the line-up include SKARP, RECIPROCAL, DESTROYED IN SECONDS. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

Saturday, May 9th: More...

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New Bands Confirmed For L.A. Murderfest 2009

The 2009 L.A. Murderfest will be taking place on May 9th and 10th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. The official L.A. Murderfest website has been updated with the following list of confirmed bands:

EYEHATEGOD
GENERAL SURGERY
ROTTEN SOUND
CRIPPLE BASTARDS
COFFINS
MALIGNANCY
STORMCROW
GHOUL
16
LACK OF INTEREST
PHOBIA
OUTLAW ORDER
AGENDA OF SWINE
CREMATORIUM
ABYSMAL DAWN
INSANITY
BEOWULF
RESISTANT CULTURE
BRAINDRILL
VOETSEK
LANDMINE MARATHON

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General Surgery Releases Split With Butcher ABC

Swedish metal band General Surgery has issued the following statement about a split album with the Japanese band Butcher ABC:

"General Surgery/Butcher ABC split is finally released. The story goes back all the way to 2003 (!) when we got asked by then Escorbuto Recordings president Johan Wallin if we would be interested in doing a split with Japanese gore maniacs Butcher ABC.. Naturally we were, and we planned to do it pretty much right after the split 7"s we did with Machetazo and Filth. After that, things got changed up and we found ourselves working on our first album instead, and it wasn't until May 2007 we got around to finally record the songs for this split. By this time it was decided that the release would be handled by Obliteration Records and Living Dead Society/Coperaction Records. Butcher ABC followed suit and recorded their material later in 2007, and finally here's the result, the most anticipated split release ever. Feast your ears on this putrid mess.

The CD will be out on Obliteration on Jan 11th 2009. The LP will be out on Living Dead Society/Coperaction Records, February 2009. Vinyl 12" LP version is a limited edition to 1000 copies in splatter vinyl, with different cover/artwork from the CD version."

The band has also announced the following U.S. Tour dates: More...

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Maryland Deathfest Announces 2 Replacement Bands

Maryland Deathfest has announced Cephalic Carnage and Cattle Decapitation as replacements for Enslaved, Keep of Kalessin, and Swallow The Sun, whose North American tour together was scrapped. One more band will be announced before January 1st.

Maryland Deathfest VII will take place on May 22-24, 2009, at Sonar, Baltimore, MD. Tickets are currently on sale.

Here is a curre?nt list of confirmed bands for the Maryland Deathfest 2009: More...

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Maryland Deathfest Confirms More Bands

More bands were recently confirmed for Maryland Deathfest VII. Just announced to appear at MDF 2009 are:

Bolt Thrower
Enslaved
Marduk
Absu
Victims
Swallow the Sun
Birdflesh
The Red Chord
Rotten Sound
Keep of Kalessin
Devourment
Trap Them
Catheter
Agenda of Swine
Pretty Little Flower
Complete Failure
Hero Destroyed

Bolt Thrower has released this bit of news regarding their first trip to the USA in 14 years:

"Due to the fact that we are not real festival lovers or great fans of flying, the chances of us ever coming to the States for a one-off show was always very small. But after years of relentless emails from Ryan we've finally given in. It's hard to believe that it's been 14 years since we last played in the US, so we are very happy to announce that we are finally coming back. Bolt Thrower will be playing Maryland Deathfest VII, on May 22-24, 2009, at Sonar, Baltimore, MD."

A few more bands were exected to be included in this announcement, but the organizers are still working on the details. Therefore, another announcement is expected with even more band confirmations in the near future, as they wrap up the booking process for Maryland Deathfest 2009

Tickets will definitely go on sale on Friday, November 7th.

Here is a full list of currently confirmed bands for Maryland Deathfest 2009: More...

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General Surgery Reveals New Album Details

General Surgery has released the following statement:

“ As of today (2nd of October), we have once again entered the filthy and repulsive confinements of Off Beat Studio to record our 2nd still untitled full length album. 20 songs will be recorded, and we'll pick the best material to surface on the release. Some new titles to be included are Plexus Necrosis, Exotoxic Septicity, Necronomics and Ichor. Due to scheduling conflicts, the new effort will be self-produced and will not utilize the services of Fred Estby as previously reported.

"We hope to finish the recording by mid November and the release is scheduled for Feb/March 2009. More news on the album and possible sound snippets as we progress."

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Maryland Deathfest VII Lineup Taking Shape

Next spring, Baltimore, MD will play host to Maryland Deathfest VII on May 22nd, 23rd, and 24th at Sonar. The following have been confirmed thus far, with many more to be added until the event:

Pestilence
Mayhem
Atheist
Asphyx
Immolation
Brutal Truth
Abscess
General Surgery
Hail Of Bullets
Today Is The Day
Phobia
Sayyadina
Flesh Parade
Jig-Ai
Antigama
Crowpath
Gnostic
Man Must Die
Entrails Massacre
Triac

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