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Band Photo: Carcass (?)

Formed: 1987
From: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Carcass News

Below is our complete Carcass 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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Amon Amarth Premiere New Single & Music Video

Swedish Viking melodic death metal band Amon Amarth premiere a brand new music video for “Find A Way Or Make One” taken from their twelfth studio album “The Great Heathen Army”, out in stores now.

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Consumption Premiere New Song - Jeff Walker Guests

Sweden's death metal band Consumption premiere a new song entitled “Ground Into Ash and Coal”, taken from their upcoming new album "Necrotic Lust". The record is set for release by Hammerheart Records on August 26th, 2022.

Jeff Walker from Carcass guests on vocals on this particular track. Check out now "Ground Into Ash and Coal" streaming via YouTube for you below.

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Ghost Announces North American Tour Dates

"We wish to inform you, Ghost will be haunting North America this Summer 2022 on the ImperaTour with special guests, Mastodon & Spiritbox," states an update from Ghost.

The North American ImperaTour will see the Grammy Award-winning Swedish theatrical rock band headlining 19 arenas across the US and Canada (plus an appearance at Virginia's Blue Ridge Rock Fest), kicking off in August.

The newly announced dates will comprise Ghost’s first North American run since the March 11, 2022 release of its fifth album, Impera, via Loma Vista Recordings.

The announcement of ImperaTour’s North American swing completes a perfect storm of Ghost mania, coinciding with this week’s ascension of “Call Me Little Sunshine” to the top of the Rock Radio chart and the unveiling of Chapter 11: Family Dinner, the newest instalment of Ghost’s long-running narrative series of webisodes. In this next chapter, we find Papa Emeritus IV, having returned to the Ministry, joining Sister Imperator, Mr. Saltarian, and the spirit of Papa Nihil for a meal of Chinese takeout.

Tickets for Ghost's North American ImperaTour will be on sale from May 20 at 10 AM local time, here. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Wednesday, May 18 at 12 PM, local time through Thursday, May 19 at 10 PM, local time.

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Carcass Announces U.S. Tour Dates

UK extreme metal legends, Carcass, have announced plans for a US headline tour this spring with direct support from labelmates Immolation and openers Creeping Death.

The tour kicks off on May 12 in Austin, TX and will culminate on May 27 at Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore, MD. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 25 at 10 AM, Local Time, here.

Carcass' long-awaited return to the US is in support of their recently released studio album, Torn Arteries, which is available from Nuclear Blast. New York death metal giants Immolation will be on the road supporting their newly released album, Acts Of God, also available from Nuclear Blast.

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Diamond Oz Presents: The Best Of 2021

Well... This was another eventful year wasn't it!? In yet another twelve months dominated by political issues, a global pandemic, hatred, division and injustice, all the ingredients were there for metal music to have plenty to tuck into. Musically, 2021 was a solid year with some superb offerings from bands all over the world, including some wonderful debuts and returns. However, before we get to the best of the brutal, it's only right that we acknowledge those who have left us since January.

How I Wish You Were Here

Sadly, 2021 has seen some of metal's most beloved leave us. From teenage favourites to cult heroes and those who weren't on stage but still made an impact, metal was left poorer for such losses. Entombed/Entombed A.D. vocalist Lars Goran Petrov, one of Swedish death metal's most recognisable and favourite voices succumbed to bile duct cancer aged only 49 in March, with three more singers following him into the aether in June in the shapes of Skid Row's Johnny Solinger, Sven Gross of Fleshcrawl and John Lawton of Lucifer's Friend/Uriah Heep. Only a month later, former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, himself an inspiration for so many of today's young drummers, passed away at the age of 46. The COVID-19 virus also claimed a legend in former Trouble singer Eric Wagner, who died at 62, just before a scheduled tour with his band, The Skull.

As sad as death always is, some felt particularly tragic this year, including the suicide of ex Metal Church singer Mike Howe, who initially spent eight years with the band between the eighties and nineties, before returning to the fold in 2015, recording two more studio albums with the seminal group. The metal world was also affected by terrorism, when vocalist Andrea Haugen was killed in the Kongsberg this past October.

Behind the stage, some of our most important figures would also pass on, including Malcolm Dome, the British journalist credited with coining the term "thrash metal," who was a walking encyclopedia of metal knowledge, appearing in numerous documentaries and penning several books on some of metal and rock's greatest icons. Early on in the year, we also said goodbye to Megaforce co-founder Marsha Zazula, who was responsible for signing so many of the most revered names in thrash, as well as Mick Rock, an iconic photographer who captured some of the best shots of such names as Ozzy, Motley Crue and Thin Lizzy to name a few. More...

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Carcass Unveils New Music Video

After a year of pandemic delays, British extreme metal legends Carcass have finally released their grotesque masterpiece - one of 2021's most anticipated albums, "Torn Arteries," out today via Nuclear Blast Records. Featuring 10 blood-soaked tracks like "Kelly's Meat Emporium," "Dance of Ixtab" and "Under The Scalpel Blade," the band's 7th record is a fusion of "the best elements of virtually every era of the extremely varied Carcass back catalogue" (Decibel, Oct 2021).

Today, Carcass have also revealed a new music video for their latest gory single, "The Scythe's Remorseless Swing," which can be viewed below. More...

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Carcass Posts Animated Music Video Online

British extreme metal legends Carcass has released an animated video created by Costin Chioreanu (Opeth, Napalm Death) for a new single, "Dance of Ixtab (Psychopomp & Circumstance March No. 1 In B)," from their massively anticipated 7th studio album, "Torn Arteries," out on September 17th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Carcass' founding vocalist/bassist Jeff Walker describes the track:

"The song is a foot stomping festival anthem that will go unheard in an empty, vacuous, post covid world “stadium", where used Lateral Flow Tests blow around as litter in the breeze."

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Carcass To Release New Album In September

The wait is (nearly) over. British extreme metal legends Carcass have revealed that their long-awaited, highly anticipated 7th studio album "Torn Arteries," will be released on September 17th via Nuclear Blast Records. Along with the announcement, the band have debuted a new song titled "Kelly's Meat Emporium," which is available now on all streaming services. Watch the visualizer for "Kelly's Meat Emporium" below.

Ferocious and uncompromising in their execution, Carcass's ability to intricately dissect the innards of death metal and display them for us to sonically understand has been their point of excellence for over three decades. In 2019 the band released their first single in over 5 years "Under The Scalpel Blade," followed by a 4-song EP in 2020 titled "Despicable," setting a potent precedent for the full length album coming in September. With the album title referencing an old demo created by original drummer Ken Owen back in the 80’s, Torn Arteries sits as a bookend on the modern side of the Carcass discography, connecting directly back to where everything began over 30 years ago.

The album artwork also rings reminiscent of the grotesque photography that appears on classic Carcass album covers like "Reek Of Putrefaction" and Symphonies of Sickness. Artist Zbigniew Bielak traveled outside his normal wheelhouse to bring forth a time lapsed set of photos showing vegetables shaped like a heart, rotting over time upon a white plate. This form of artwork was influenced by Japanese Kusôzu, meaning: 'painting of the nine stages of a decaying corpse.' More...

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Carcass Unveils New Song "Slaughtered In Soho"

English metal legends Carcass have released their massively anticipated, first collection of new music in 7 years, "Despicable," today via Nuclear Blast. Along with the new EP, the band has debuted a new visualiser for "Slaughtered in Soho," which Decibel called "a marvel of heavy groove, uplifting melody and dissonant attack." To celebrate, the band has released a new visualizer for the song, "Slaughtered In Soho," which you can check out below.

Commenting on the song, founding vocalist/bassist Jeff Walker states:

"Here’s the final track from the offcuts of the new album recording session that we decided to make available as an EP in order to tide people over. David Castillo who recorded & mixed the album was surprised this never made the cut….we, the band, were NOT! Anyhow, grit your teeth and 'enjoy'!" More...

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Carcass Premiere New Single From Upcoming EP

A second advance track has premiered online taken from Carcass‘ impending EP “Despicable”. It’s titled “The Long And Winding Bier Road” and is streaming for you via YouTube below. The new effort will drop on October 30th.

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Carcass Premiere New Track

Carcass premiere the opening track, “The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue“ off of their forthcoming new EP titled “Despicable”, which will see the light of day on October 30th via Nuclear Blast.

The band had originally planned to release their seventh studio full-length “Torn Arteries” on August 07th. Those intentions were postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The EP “Despicable” track list will run as follows: More...

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Carcass Cancels Australian Tour

English death metal legends Carcass has confirmed that, like so many other tours, their scheduled shows in Australia have now been cancelled. A statement from Soundworks Touring reads as follows:

"Due to the very unfortunate circumstances surrounding the Download Festival cancellation and now the newly enforced government regulations, Soundworks Touring regrets to inform the public that all appearances on the scheduled Carcass Australian tour have been cancelled.

"This has been an incredibly difficult decision to make, but one we now have no choice in.

"Ticket purchasers will receive a refund via point of purchase. We urge everyone to please be patient during the refund process. We sincerely apologise for all disappointment and inconvenience caused by these decisions made.

"We are 100% committed to rescheduling a headlining Carcass tour to a later time frame when world health concerns settle."

Cancelled Appearances:
March 20 - Melbourne, Download Festival
March 21 - Sydney, Download Festival
March 24 - Hobart, Altar
March 25 - Brisbane, The Triffid
March 26 - Adelaide, Lion Arts Factory
March 28 - Perth, Slayfest

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Carcass Reveals New Album Title

In a recent interview with Australia's Heavy magazine, Carcass guitarist Bill Steer revealed that the name of the band's forthcoming seventh album will be "Torn Arteries," with the title being inspired by a demo recorded by original drummer Ken Owen. In addition to this, he also confirmed the previously reported release date of August 7th through Nuclear Blast Records. An excerpt from the chat reads as follows:

Steer: "He had a fictitious band called Torn Arteries and he recorded everything himself in his bedroom; guitar, and he'd actually bang on boxes and kind of scream into the mic. And the whole thing was so distorted, it kind of sounded super heavy, even though essentially you were listening to a guy with a Spanish guitar and a couple of boxes. I think Jeff (Walker / frontman) appreciates the connection to the past and the fact that it was another Ken Owen classic. So that was his choice, really, and it stuck."

Owen suffered a brain hemorrhage in 1999 and has not performed with the band in over 20 years, but according to Steer is still part of the band.

Steer: "Even though Ken isn't playing in the band as such right now, he's kind of involved in everything we do, stylistically, because when he was so unique. When he was playing drums, his approach was just totally different. Also, the riffs he came up with, they were just really far out there. They were loads of fun to learn. I still think, as a guitar player, some of the stuff was very unorthodox and it was quite a challenge. That kind of influence still runs through what we do today."

Read the full article at Heavymag.com.

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Carcass Reveals New Album Release Date

British death metal legends Carcass has posted a short message on their Facebook page, reading simply;

"New album? August 7th."

While no further details have been revealed, the band has been hard at work on new material recently. The last Carcass album, "Surgical Steel" was released through Nuclear Blast Records in 2013 and was their first since "Swansong" in 1996. More information will be revealed as soon as it becomes available.

In December 2019, the band released the single, "Under The Scalpel Blade," their first taste of new music in six years. More...

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Carcass Premiere New Song

Carcass‘ new track “Under The Scalpel Blade” has premiered and is streaming for you via YouTube below. The song was recorded during the sessions for the group’s upcoming new record.

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Brutal Assault Festival Announces 85% Tickets Sold

Brutal Assault Festival announces 85% of the tickets of its upcoming 2019 edition already being sold. Tells the festival promotion agency:

"The attractive lineup of our festival draws audience from all around the world and we've already sold 85 % of all available tickets - thank You for your interest! Our lineup also misses just a couple of last bands and the artists from our KAL stage to be completely revealed... and that is happening soon! We can only recommend to everyone not to hesitate with the purchase of the festival pass, because there are gonna be no more tickets when the currently available capacity is gone!

The festival passes are 102€ (full festival passes only), but you'll also find discounted festival passes for the disabled and for kids in our e-shop HERE."

You can now also generate your own Brutal Assault poster with bands ordered according to your liking and share your taste with the world! If you share your #mybrutal2019 poster on Facebook or Instagram, you can win a free festival pass!

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Brutal Assault: 90 € Early Bird Festival Passes

The Brutal Assault 2019-team has the below announcement concerning their early bird festival passes for you:

"By the end of the month we'll stop selling the 90€ early bird festival passes. These are currently available from our e-shop in two forms, physical collector’s ticket where you have to pay for shipping and electronic ticket that you'll print at home and don't have to pay for shipping. It's also possible to change your e-ticket for design hard paper ticket on spot for a small fee.

Don't miss your opportunity to get the cheapest tickets that there are!"

Brutal Assault 2019, will once again take place at the Fortress Josefov - Jaromer, Czech Republic from , 7th – 10th August.

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Herod Posts "Fork Tongue" Video

Herod have arisen from the ever- prosperous Swiss music scene. Throughout their young 4 years of presence, they have already shared the stage with such acts as Gojira, Crowbar, The Ocean, Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death and Voivod – Attesting their repute as the bus boy’s of King Herod, serving up whole sides of rare riffs, disposition, beauty and authority.

Initially the brain child of guitarist Pierre Carroz, 2014 saw Herod’s debut release “They were None” via Mighty Music and a subsequent European tour. Following the departure of original vocalist David, former The Ocean (Precambrian) vocalist Mike Pilat was recruited for follow up album “Sombre Dessein”.

Pilat also plays guitar and Herod are now furnished with a supplementary layer of musicality to complement both heaviness and soundscape aspects of their palette. Carcass guitar player Bill Steer makes a guest appearance on "Fork Tongue," the new track which the band have shared today. More...

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Dimmu Borgir, Godflesh added to Brutal Assault '19

In an announcement sure to please black metal fans, Brutal Assault Festival reveals that Dimmu Borgir will be taking to the stage at Fortress Josehov, Czech Republic. Industrial pioneers Godflesh have also been added to the bill - they last played the festival in 2015.

More bands revealed in this update include legendary thrash bands Anthrax and Sacred Reich. Iron Reagan, Prong, The Ocean, Thy Art is Murder, After The Burial and The Obsessed are just some of the other names.

Unfortunately A Pale Horse Named Death, who were previously announced, will be unable to perform.

Brutal Assault 2019 will take place at Fortress Josehov in the Czech Republic, August 7-9.

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Brutal Assault Festival Band Upddate Announced

Brutal Assault Festival announces another band update for its upcoming 2019 edition. Tells the festival promotion agency:

"Let’s open this mega update with a black metal stormblast! Over seven years, deathlike silence has filled the halls of the world’s biggest black metal forge, whilst powers have been gathering to resurrect the band right in time for their 25th anniversary. And now DIMMU BORGIR have finally returned with a vicious work of art that is their latest album Eonian and they are coming to storm the main stage at Brutal Assault!
Wicked aural filth comes from the islands with GODFLESH, who are highly regarded as one of the pioneers of industrial metal; they took industrial to the next level with their fuse of heavy guitars and mixing it with slow drum loops and effects and their unique approach has spawned several musical styles since their conception.
Brutal Assault will also present a combo of iconic thrashers that need no introduction, ANTHRAX and SACRED REICH will make it to the fest alongside upcoming crossover thrash ministry IRON REAGAN and a staple name of the genre PRONG. More...

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