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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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Carcass' Bill Steer Rejoins Napalm Death On Stage

Watch Carcass guitarist Bill Steer below, rejoining his former band Napalm Death for the first time since 1988 to perform the classic ND track "Deceiver". The track originally appeared on the B-side of Napalm Death's debut album "Scum", which was released in July 1987 via Earache.

Carcass, Napalm Death, Obituary, Voivod are currently touring Europe. Check out all remaining dates of the European "Deathcrusher Tour 2015" below: More...

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Carcass Cause A ComMotion In Bristol

Every once in a while, a tour comes along with a lineup that's more or less impossible to ignore. This year, Europe is being treated to a veritable wet dream of extremity, as two of death metal's most revered bands, Carcass and Obituary, are teaming up with grindcore godfathers Napalm Death and Canadian progressive thrashers, Voivod, as well as Swiss act, Herod, to give headbangers the Deathcrusher tour. As if to get the grey island out of the way first, the trek began this past week in the United Kingdom and this reporter was lucky enough to witness the event in Bristol, at a venue called The Motion.

Opening the show was Herod, a progressive sludge metal band from Vevey in Switzerland, who released their debut album, "They Were None" last year. Although they didn't feel out of place as such on this bill, opening such an exciting lineup with sludge didn't seem like a particularly good idea and as a result, Herod came across as a boring start that created the sentiment opening bands dread; the old, "Let's just get this over with so we can watch what we came for," vibe. They received a relatively warm response from the crowd however, who it must be said of Bristol audiences, are usually supportive of unknown or new bands. Whatever the case, with a dull stage presence and uninteresting repertoire, Herod will need to wait until their next album before they seriously impress any passing punters. More...

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Obituary European Tour Starting Tomorrow In UK

Obituary is gearing up for it's European Death Crusher Tour with Carcass, Napalm Death and Voivod starting this Friday in Wolverhampton, UK.

Asks Obituary on the band's Facebook page: "Are you ready for the RedNeck Stomp?"

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Carcass Announces Album's "Complete Edition"

The British extreme metal icons from Carcass just announced the release of a special edition version of latest album "Surgical Steel" (reviewed here).

The "Complete Edition" includes the album packaged with the "Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel" EP.

This edition will be available on CD and digitally on October 30 & on vinyl November 20, 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

Pre-orders are up now at this location, while the track listing is as follows:

01. 1985
02. Thrasher’s Abbatoir
03. Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System
04. A Congealed Clot Of Blood
05. The Master Butcher's Apron
06. Noncompliance to ASTM F899-12 Standard
07. The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills
08. Unfit For Human Consumption
09. 316L Grade Surgical Steel
10. Captive Bolt Pistol
11. Mount Of Execution
12. A Wraith In The Apparatus
13. Intensive Battery Brooding
14. Zochrot
15. Livestock Marketplace
16. 1985 (Reprise) More...

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Napalm Death Announces New Tour Dates

After having just supported Faith No More on a U.S. run, and in addition to the previously revealed European dates for the "Deathcrusher Tour" 2015, Napalm Death will continue touring by joining up with Carcass, Obituary, Voivod as well as Herod on a string of U.K. and Ireland dates of the "Deathcrusher Tour."

An announcement from Napalm Death about the tour can be seen in the video below, while a full list of upcoming dates is available after the jump.


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Napalm Death Announces Deathcrusher European Tour

British Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH continue to promote their 15th and much-praised studio album release "Apex Predator - Easy Meat" and have recently announced their participation on what will be one of the heaviest tour packages of the year: The "Deathcrusher Tour" 2015, which sees NAPALM DEATH and label mates VOIVOD join up with headliners Carcass, Obituary as well as Herod all throughout November in Europe. Here are the dates revealed so far:

"Deathcrusher Tour 2015"
Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death, Voivod & Herod
Presented by Rage Wear, Ad Ticket, OX Fanzine, Fuze Mag., Slam Magazin & Big Cheese

01.11. Gent (Belgium) - De Vooruit
02.11. Köln (Germany) - Live Music Hall
03.11. Geneva (Switzerland) - L'Usine
04.11. Stuttgart (Germany) - LKA Longhorn
05.11. Prague (Czech Republic) - Folimanka Hall
06.11. Magdeburg (Germany) - Factory
08.11. Gothenburg (Sweden) - Tradgar'n
09.11. Stockholm (Sweden) - Arenan
11.11. Gdansk (Poland) - B90
12.11. Warsaw (Poland) - Progresja
13.11. Leipzig (Germany) - Täubchenthal
15.11. Vienna (Austria) - Simm City
16.11. Munich (Germany) - Kesselhaus
17.11. Bologna (Italy) - Estragon Club
18.11. Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7
19.11. Wiesbaden (Germany) - Schlachthof
21.11. Eindhoven (The Netherlands) - Speedfest
26.11. Madrid (Spain) - Sala Riviera
27.11. Lisboa (Portugal) - Cine Teatro Corrois
28.11. Bilbao (Spain) - Sala Santana 27
29.11. Barcelona (Spain) - Sala Razzmatazz

More dates to be announced soon...

NAPALM DEATH's Shane Embury comments as follows:
"It goes without saying that we are really looking forward to the upcoming "Deathcrusher Tour". The Musical history and relevance between all 4 of the bands truly speaks for itself I think - It's heartwarming to be a part of it.

All of the bands involved in this tour have been great friends for what I guess is a lifetime now - we have played together on many separate occasions before BUT this tour! This tour is something very special, I mean come on...VOIVOD, NAPALM DEATH, OBITUARY & CARCASS are you kidding? All on the same bill night after night?? This is the A to Z of heavy, grinding, progressive, crushing riffs in one insane package!

I expect to see nothing less than savage mosh pit mayhem every evening....this is one tour nobody should miss..." More...

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Carcass Denied Entry To Malaysia

Carcass has apparently been denied entry to Malaysia for a live show, with the band commenting:

"Sorry Malaysia, no show for you guys in May. Seems like your government officials still haven't updated their calendars to the 21st century - we've had our visas declined on the basis of our 'lyrical content.'

"Laughable and embarrassing. Give us a call when you get yourselves a sensible secular state. PS if you're reading this you're too late, we already 'corrupted' your youth and played Kuching last year!"

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Carcass & Goatwhore Songs Featured In "Elementary"

The songs "Captive Bolt Pistol" by Carcass and "Baring Teeth for Revolt" by Goatwhore were featured in this week's episode of the CBS crime drama series "Elementary."

The scene in question also contains an apparent nod to Chuck Schuldiner in the form of a character named after the late Death front man.

"Elementary" stars Jonny Lee Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson in a modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks NYPD's most impossible cases.

You can now watch the hilarious scene below.

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"And Justice For Art" Crowdfunding Campaign Ending

The upcoming book "...And Justice For Art" tells the stories behind the making of album covers like Slayer's "Reign In Blood, "Death's "Symbolic," Carcass' "Heartwork," At The Gates' "Slaughter Of The Soul," Opeth's "Heritage," and many others.

It features more than 400 color images including the works of H.R. Giger, Eliran Kantor, Travis Smith, Ken Kelly, Dan Seagrave and interviews with bands like Carcass, Testament, Enslaved, Iced Earth, Cattle Decapitation, Morbid Angel, While Heaven Wept, Cormorant, Mayhem and much more.

There are only two days left in the book's crowd funding campaign and there's still time to claim one of the limited run of 400 print copies. Head over to this location to see the perks for pledging and take part in the campaign. More...

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Crowd-funding For Album Covers Book Reaches Goal

The race for printing and distributing the upcoming book "And Justice For Art" (which tells the stories behind the making of artworks as iconic as Slayer's "Reign In Blood," Metallica's "And Justice For All," Death's "Symbolic," Carcass "Heartwork," At The Gates' "Slaughter Of The Soul," Opeth's "Heritage", etc.) just reached a new milestone. With one more week to go, the book's Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign has already reached the astonishing amount of $16.267.00. This means almost 200% of its original goal.

"It's simply amazing," enthuses author, Ramon Oscuro Martos, who originally put together the Indiegogo campaign, hoping to raise a couple of thousands dollars in order to produce about 100 physical copies of the book. "With this new amount I'll be able to print and distribute at least 400 copies and it could be even more by the end of the campaign."


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Carcass Releases "Livestock Marketplace" Clip

Carcass released a new lyric video for the the new track "Livestock Marketplace." The song will appear on the upcoming new EP "Surgical Remission/Suplus Steel," which contains unreleased material recorded during the "Surgical Steel" sessions. The EP drops on November 17th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The EP track listing is:

1. A Wraith in the Apparatus
2. Intensive Battery Brooding
3. Zochrot
4. Livestock Marketplace
5. 1985 (Reprise)

Check out "Livestock Marketplace" here: More...

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Carcass Releases New Music Video

Reactivated death metal outfit Carcass just dropped a new music video for "The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills."

The clip was directed by Kazuaki “Kazu” Kimura & Glenn Maguire and comes from latest album "Surgical Steel" (reviewed here).

Carcass will also be unleashing a selection of unreleased and hard to find tracks this November 17th entitled the "Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel" EP, and you can catch the band live on the road with Obituary later this month.

The "Surgical Steel" album's track listing is as follows:

1. 1985 (1:15)
2. Thrasher's Abbatoir (1:50)
3. Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System (4:02)
4. A Congealed Clot of Blood (4:14)
5. The Master Butcher's Apron (4:01)
6. Noncompliance to ASTM F 899-12 Standard (6:07)
7. The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills (4:10)
8. Unfit for Human Consumption (4:25)
9. 316 L Grade Surgical Steel (5:20)
10. Captive Bolt Pistol (3:17)
11. Mount of Execution (8:25) More...

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Carcass Announces EP Release

Following the "Surgical Steel" comeback album (reviewed here), the British extreme metal icons in Carcass will release a collection of unreleased and hard to find tracks this November entitled the "Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel" EP.

All the songs were recorded during the "Surgical Steel" sessions, which was produced by Colin Richardson and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap. The EP will be release on physical and digital formats on November 14th (Europe) and November 17th (UK).

“Well, let’s call this tying up loose ends,” commented frontman Jeff Walker. “We thought we’d make all the tracks available from the 'Surgical Steel' album session available on an EP… just in case you bought the Jewel Case version, DIDN'T buy the Digipak, didn’t buy the Japanese Import, or maybe you never bought the Decibel Magazine issue with the flexi disc? Well here you go; ALL the songs on one disc along with an previously unreleased track. Even Trevor Strnad’s arm makes a guest appearance! Enjoy.”

The track listing is:

1. A Wraith In The Apparatus
2. Intensive Battery Brooding
3. Zochrot
4. Livestock Marketplace
5. 1985 (reprise)

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Carcass Announces New Tour Dates

The British extreme metal icons from Carcass will return to the United States once again this October/November.

Joining them on select dates are Florida death metal legends Obituary and the eclectic champions of “murder metal," Macabre. Death grinders Exhumed and newcomers Noisem will open each night of churning insanity as well.

“We thought it would be cool to go off the beaten track a bit and play some places that usually get overlooked,” commented Carcass frontman Jeff Walker. “We figure some of the tumbleweeds needed blowing away. Pretty chuffed to have managed to get our pals Obituary to come along on these dates. As anyone who has seen them recently will testify they're tearing it up live nowadays!”

Catch Carcass live:

05.09. FR Torcy - Fall Of Summer Festival
13.09. PL Warsaw - Progresja Music Zone
19.09. UK Belfast - Limelight
20.09. UK Dublin - Academy
18.10 FR Selestat - Les Tanzmatten
24.10. USA San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
25.10. USA San Bernardino, CA - Knotfest More...

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"...And Justice For Art" Book Cover Revealed

Our very own Ramón ‘Oscuro’ Martos just unveiled the cover artwork for his upcoming revelatory book "...And Justice For Art: Stories About Heavy Metal Album Covers."

This one-of-a-kind collection of stories recounts all the particulars behind the making of artwork as iconic as Slayer's "Reign In Blood," Morbid Angel's "Blessed Are The Sick," Metallica's "And Justice For All," Black Sabbath’s “13,” Death's "Symbolic," Carcass "Heartwork," Cormorant's "Dwellings,” Mayhem’s “Grand Declaration Of War,” Testament’s “Dark Roots Of Earth,” Opeth’s “Heritage” and many others.

These are told through 100 exclusive interviews with heavy music’s icons like Jeff Walker (Carcass), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Sepultura), Fenriz (Darkthrone), Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Paul Masvidal (Cynic), Chris Adler (Lamb Of God), David Vincent (Morbid Angel), Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation) and more. In addition, it features plenty of revealing commentaries by illustrators such as Michael Whelan, Eliran Kantor, Dan Seagrave, Joe Petagno, Arik Roper and Travis Smith, just to name a few.

“Working on the And Justice for Art book was an amazing experience,” comments illustrator Vertebrae33 — who has previously collaborated with artists like Slayer, Slash, and Soundgarden. “Ramon Oscuro Martos has an unbridled love of Metal art as well as a tremendous amount of passion and vision for his project. As an illustrator, there is nothing better than a vision realized and the satisfaction of the client. I am excited to see Ramon's project come to fruition!”

Martos comments: “Today’s Metal scene is overflowed with illustrators and visual artists; however, just a few posses the ability to create distinctive images, rich in detail, colors, and conceptual depth... That’s the case with Vertebrae33. Since the very beginning he was able to understand that And Justice For Art’s cover needed to be iconic and conceptually related to both Metal and Arts. I believe this book will coherently provide fans with plenty of first-hand information regarding to the creation of many iconic Metal album covers. The artwork created by Vertebrae33 perfectly introduces the reader to that world where music and visuals become one.” More...

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Exhumed Announces New Live Invasion

The West Coast gore hounds in Exhumed will take to the streets this Fall on another rash of live incursions with extreme metal technicians Carcass and manic death thrashers Noisem.

Slated to kick off on October 24th in San Diego, the Inked In Steel Tour 2014 will trample nearly two dozen cities with additional sonic devourment from death metal legends Obituary and Macabre on select dates.

From there the band will march overseas for more onstage devastation with Aborted, Origin, and Miasmal. See confirmed shows below.

Comments Exhumed's Matt Harvey: "We've been enjoying a rare few months of quiet in the Exumed camp, but we're finally emerging from the death metal equivalent of cryo-sleep to make some noise again. We're totally psyched to be back out amongst all you mutants and maniacs again for some beers, laughs and our usual brand of heavy metal mayhem. It'll be great to worm our way back into your little black hearts. We couldn't ask for a better tour package than with Carcass and Obituary, and our solo dates will allow us to unleash a full spectrum of stuff onstage - more songs, more production, more Marshall cabinets. It's gonna be a blast (beat). See you fuckers there! Bring beer!" More...

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Roundtrip To Hel, Part I

THURSDAY, 6/27 - 13:30


Unmistakable, husky German accent behind me. I glance over my shoulder, turn, step aside the river of disembarking passengers from the Lufthansa Airbus parked out in the drizzly gray. The veteran green-fatigue-jacketed metalhead, balding, sporting a life-without-parole graying goatee, sticks out his hand.

“Holger. Nuclear Blast.” We shake, he grins and nods at the Testament logo above my lapel, only partially obscured by my boarding pass. He slips me a company card - “Holger Tiefenbach, Distribution & Marketing” - and lifts a finger toward a sign down the corridor: “Matkatavarat.” Luggage.

As we stride through Finland’s Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, locate the carousel for Flight 848 from Frankfurt, and wait for our suitcases to materialize - I was forced to check mine at the last minute and have since developed acute missing-luggage paranoia - Holger brings me up to speed on our shared reason for being here: Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, sixteen years running, 2014 edition set to kick off tomorrow afternoon.

“It used to be held in Kaisaniemi Park, right in the middle of the city. It was the greatest. You’d show up, basically have an afternoon at the park, and then head straight to the bars nearby, when the sun was just barely set.” He seems to almost sigh while tossing off a plaintive, what-are-you-gonna-do shrug. “They moved the location three, four years ago.”

“So it’s not as much fun now?” I want to get my finger on the pulse of conventional wisdom.

He’s quick to clarify. “It’s still awesome. The new location just took some getting used to.” On our painless stroll through the open doorway that passes for an immigration barrier - the stamps and stern looks and “papers, please” stuff was handled back in Germany, natch - Holger gives an inside view of current happenings back at the Nuclear Blast bunker.

“We spent a lot of time promoting that Tuomas Holopainen solo album - the one about Scrooge McDuck,” he tells me. I haven’t heard it, and ask him how it is. “Not metal. That’s how it is,” he chuckles. “But cool if you’re into that wacky stuff, like the last Nightwish album.

“And we signed Slayer!” He clenches a victorious fist like a kid receiving his BB gun on Christmas. “Finally.”

We’ve reached the Arrivals lobby, and a leather-jacketed brunette gives a wave. Rachel Roth (WandererOfKalevala), Metalunderground.com photographer and correspondent, currently residing in Vantaa. We have a bus to catch, and before parting ways with Holger, I bum a cigarette, pocketing the e-cig I’ve been abusing for two months.

I make a half-hearted promise to myself not to do this too much during Tuska (and not to beat myself up for doing just that). Rationalization is still the great human sport. More...

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Bloodstock Live Stream Available This Weekend

This weekend's Bloodstock Open Air Festival will be streamed live over at this location, or by simply watching it in the player here:

Live Stream - Bloodstock Festival 2014 by BloodstockFestival

The schedule of acts set to be streamed live is as follows (all times are BST):

Friday, August 8th:

Bloodshot Dawn - 11.00am
Entombed AD - 12:00
Primordial - 13.05
Flotsam & Jetsam - 14:10
Prong - 15.20
Triptykon - 16.35
Dimmu Borgir - 19.30
Down - 21:15

Saturday, August 9th:

Evil Scarecrow - 11.00am
Shining - 12.00
Decapitated - 13:05
Orphaned Land - 14.10
Lacuna Coil - 16.35
Children of Bodom - 17.55
Carcass - 19.40
Emperor - 21:30

Sunday, August 10th:

Arthemis - 11.00am
Aborted - 12.00
ReVamp - 13.05
Biohazard - 14.10
Obituary - 16.35
Amon Amarth - 19.30
Megadeth - 21.15 More...

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Wacken To Stream Live Performances

This week the long wait is finally over, as the annual Wacken Open Air celebrates its 25th Anniversary on the unholy soil in the North of Germany.

For those who missed the chance to grab a ticket for the three-day event, there will be live streams available online for the following bands:

Hammerfall on Thursday July 31 from 18:00 to 19:15 CET
Accept on Thursday July 31 from 22:30 to 24:00 CET
Children Of Bodom on Friday August 01 from 18:00 to 19:15 CET
Carcass on Friday August 01 from 21:15 to 22:15 CET
Kreator on Saturday August 02 from 00:15 to 01:30 CET

To watch the live streams, head over to this location. An additional stream of the Avantasia show will be available on Saturday right here.

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Bloodstock Festival Reveals Full 2014 Lineup

The final bands have now been announced for this year's edition of the Bloodstock Festival, which takes place from August 7th - 10th (get ticket info and other details over here). The organizers of the festival comment:

"The ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals have rocked to a conclusion and some more lucky young bands are joining the New Blood stage at Catton Park next month, plus there's a few last additions for the Sophie and Jagermeister stages.

"Balls Deep bring their trad groove metal to the Sophie Lancaster stage. The Brit outfit have been busy honing their ‘Pro-Pain cut with Black Sabbath’ sound, coming on like the bastard sons of Pantera and classic heavy metal.

"Over on the Jagermeister stage, female-fronted power metallers Aceldama will be impressing allcomers with their high octane performance and audience interaction, while New Blood stage stoner rocker’s Resin will be offering an additional acoustic spin on their new material.

"Meanwhile, the New Blood stage welcomes the last clutch of winners from the last batch of M2TM roadshow finals. Goat Leaf bring their doom groove from the Sheffield heats, Oakhaart’s tech death noise hails from Gloucestershire, impressing judges at the Bristol event, Sinpathetic grace us with their death metal from the Preston night, Eradikator’s thrash metal won out in Birmingham, and lastly but not least, Cacodaemonic's unholy, neo-classical infused death metal represents Nottingham."

The full 2014 festival lineup will be as follows: More...

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