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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 Reveals New Album Artwork

British extreme metal legends Carcass have revealed the cover art for their upcoming sixth full-length release "Surgical Steel."

“We went back to working with Ian Tilton, who is an iconic English photographer famous for working with The Stone Roses,” stated front man Jeff Walker. “He actually did the front cover for 'Necroticism...' as well. We've deliberately tried to evoke the feeling of that album and 'Heartwork.'"

The album will be released on September 13th (Europe), September 16th (UK), and September 17th (North America).

"Surgical Steel," the band’s first studio release since the 1996 LP "Swansong," was produced by Colin Richardson and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap. Joining guitarist Bill Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker in the band's current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding and guitarist Ben Ash.

Expect some guest vocals from original sticksman Ken Owen as well, when "Surgical Steel" is finally released this Fall world-wide. A teaser trailer for the album can be found at this location. More...

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Carcass Posts "Surgical Steel" Trailer

British extreme metal legends Carcass have released a trailer previewing music from their upcoming sixth full-length release, "Surgical Steel." Check it out below.

The new album will be released on September 16th (UK), September 13th (Rest of Europe) and September 17th (North America) through Nuclear Blast.

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Bleed From Within Joining Defenders Of The Faith

After recently supporting Megadeth in the U.K. and being awarded "Best New Band" at the Golden Gods, Bleed From Within is thrilled to announce the band has been confirmed for the U.K. leg of the Metal Hammer Defenders Of The Faith tour featuring Amon Amarth, Carcass, and Hell. Dates are as follows:

11-12-13 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Academy
11-13-13 (UK) Manchester - O2 Academy
11-14-13 (UK) Glasgow - Barrowland
11-15-13 (UK) Bristol - O2 Academy
11-17-13 (UK) London - Forum

Bleed From Within has also prepared a clip giving you an intimate insight into life on the road with Megadeth. Check it out below. Bleed From Within is touring in support of current album "Uprising" and can also be seen this summer on the following festivals and tour dates:

7-6-13 (D) Muenster - Vainstream Rockfest
7-20-13 (B) Dour - Dour Festival
7-21-13 (D) Cologne - MTC
7-22-13 (D) Munich - Hansa 39
7-23-13 (SLO) Tolmin - Metaldays
7-27-13 (UK) Redhill, Surrey - Robin Cooks Farm, Redfest
7-28-13 (UK) Bournemouth, Burnout Festival
8-9-13 (UK) Kingston - Kingston Peel
8-10-13 (UK) Oxford - O2 Academy 2
8-11-13 (UK) Bridgend - Throwfest
8-24-13 (AT) Kapfenberg - Overdrive Encore Festival
9-14-13 (UK) Hampshire - Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Butserfest More...

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New Carcass Track Streaming

Carcass has revealed the tracklisting of its comeback album "Surgical Steel," which will be released via Nuclear Blast later this year and will be produced by Colin Richardson and feature Dan Wilding of Aborted on drums. Original drummer Ken Owen will contribute guest vocals. Below is an upload of one of the new tracks from the release, "Captive Bolt Pistol."

01. The Master Butcher's Apron
02. The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills
03. A Congealed Clot Of Blood
04. A Wraith In The Apparatus
05. 316l Grade Surgical Steel
06. Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System
07. Captive Bolt Pistol
08. Intensive Battery Brooding
09. None Compliance To Astm F899-12 Standard
10. Mount Of Execution
11. 1985/Thrasher's Abattoir
12. Unfit For Human Consumption
13. Zochrot
14. Livestock Marketplace

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Carcass To Support Amon Amarth

British extreme metal legends Carcass have been confirmed to team up with Amon Amarth on an upcoming European run. Jeff Walker commented:

"We are extremely happy and flattered to have been invited by the mighty Amon Amarth on their forthcoming raids upon the fatherland and it's borders.

"Carcass has not played a club tour in Germany for TWENTY YEARS!!! Yes I repeat TWENTY YEARS! This is gonna be great with both bands playing songs from their new killer albums 'Deceiver of The Gods' and 'Surgical Steel.' Anglo-Nordic Death Metal über Deutschland!" More...

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Carcass Signs With Nuclear Blast

British extreme metal legends Carcass have signed to Nuclear Blast Records for the world (excluding Japan). "Surgical Steel," the band’s first studio release since the 1996 LP "Swansong," was produced by Colin Richardson and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap.

Joining guitarist Bill Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker in the band's current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding (Aborted, Trigger the Bloodshed) and guitarist Ben Ash (Pig Iron, Desolation). Expect some guest vocals from original sticksman Ken Owen as well, when "Surgical Steel" is released this Fall worldwide.

Carcass has released the following statement regarding these new found partners in medical deviancy: "We are pleased to announce that we have found the perfect home for Surgical Steel, the first Carcass album for, what, eighteen years?! We've inked a deal with Nuclear Blast for our new baby. More...

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Carcass Confirmed For 70,000 Tons Of Metal

The organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise have checked in with the following announcement about confirming Carcass for the lineup:

"Only Your Dead And Lifeless Carcass Will Return! Please welcome Carcass with their new line-up with Jeff Walker on vocals and bass, Bill Steer on lead guitar, Daniel Wilding on drums and Ben Ash on guitar on board 70,000 Tons of Metal, the World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!

"Just imagine: In January 2014, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship Majesty of the Seas for 5 days and 4 nights.

"Book your cabin now at this location and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70,000 Tons of Metal!"

The first 14 out of 40 bands have been announced: More...

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Carcass Reveals New Album Title

Speaking exclusively to Terrorizer magazine, British extreme metal legends Carcass have revealed that their new album title will be "Surgical Steel." This will be their first album since 1996's, "Swansong" and the first not to feature drummer, Ken Owen, whose place will be taken by Trigger the Bloodshed skinsman Daniel Wilding.

Guitarist Bill Steer told Terrorizer: "I found myself playing riffs that sounded like Carcass. This was after the band had finished the whole reunion cycle of shows and festivals. So officially I would have been playing with other bands and stuff, but for some reason whenever I picked up a guitar at home I was coming up with riffs that sounded like Carcass.

"I got on the phone to Jeff [Walker, bass/vocals] and said, ‘We could have a crack at writing a couple of tunes and seeing if they’re strong enough and take it from there’. We also agreed, if it didn’t sound like Carcass or have that kind of vibe to it, we would just drop it. So that was the thing, we got together and started working on some stuff and just immediately got the excitement back very quickly."

The album will contain fifteen tracks, and while the final tracklisting has yet to be confirmed, the names of the recorded songs are as follows:

"The Master Butcher’s Apron"
"The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills"
"A Congealed Clot Of Blood"
"A Wraith In The Apparatus"
"316l Grade Surgical Steel"
"Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System"
"Captive Bolt Pistol"
"Intensive Battery Brooding"
"None Compliance To Astm F899-12 Standard"
"Mount Of Execution"
"1985/Thrasher’s Abattoir"
"Unfit For Human Consumption"
"Livestock Marketplace"

You can read more about the album at Terrorizer.com

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Barge To Hell Video Report Available

Last week the Barge To Hell heavy metal cruise set sail on the high seas of the Caribbean with 40 extreme metal acts, and Metal Injection was there to capture all the kvlt awesomeness for an exclusive video report.

Watch exclusive comments from members of Napalm Death, Carcass, Mayhem, Brujeria and fans onboard, as well as Municipal Waste frontman Tony Foresta providing Metal Injection with a tour of all the fun activities to be had on the boat. The video is available right here or in the player below.

Metalundergrond.com was also on hand at the Barge to Hell, and our own coverage, including photos and show reports, will be coming soon. More...

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Jeff Walker Confirms New Carcass Album Lineup

The Internet has been abuzz with rumors throughout the last week of a new Carcass album in the works, which will be the band's first studio full-length since 1996, although recently Heaven Shall Burn's Mattias Voigt shot down claims he would be involved with the album.

In a new exclusive interview with Decibel Magazine, Jeff Walker has confirmed the project is occurring and announced the recording lineup.

The album is set to be released in 2013, with further details to be announced in the coming year. Check out excerpts from the interview with Walker below.

Decibel: Please tell us the full recording lineup.

Bill Steer (guitars), Jeff Walker (bass/vocals), Daniel Wilding (drums). For live we’ll obviously add another guitarist—we have someone in mind but we are not interested in a ‘name’ player.

Decibel: In a previous email correspondence, you mentioned that this record is a mix of all five Carcass LPs. More...

Read the full article at Decibel Magazine.

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Matthias Voigt Shoots Down Carcass Album Rumors

Update: Carcass has since confirmed an album is in the works and will feature Jeff Walker, Daniel Wilding, and Bill Steer. Check out the full announcement over here.

Rumors have been circulating online that Carcass is working on a new album that would feature Heaven Shall Burn's Matthias Voigt.

Heaven Shall Burn has now posted the following statement online denying these unsubstantiated claims:

"Blabbermouth.net is really cool, but sometimes rumors are just rumors. Heaven Shall Burn's Matthias is 100% NOT playing for CARCASS!

"Everybody in HSB maintains the status as devoted Carcass-fan and does not even dare to dream of being involved with this legend!"

There has been no statement of any kind from Carcass or any of the members involved with the band at this point, so it's unclear if an album was actually in the works or not. If a new album were coming, it would be the first studio full-length from the band since the 1996 release "Swansong."

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Maryland Deathfest 2013 Complete Lineup Announced

The final batch of bands for 2013's edition of the Maryland Deathfest XI has been confirmed, with the exception of one more band that expected for the Soundstage lineup in the next week or so. Here are the latest bands confirmed:

ASCENSION (Germany) - Exclusive US appearance!
DEIPHAGO (Philippines/Costa Rica)

The full lineup for Maryland Deathfest XI, which takes place May 23-26, 2013 is as follows: More...

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MDF 2013 Location Announced

With Sonar closing, the location of 2013's Maryland DeathFest XI was up in the air. The organizers have finally announced that the fest will be held in the same location as last year, and will be expanded. Maryland DeathFest XI will take place in Baltimore, Maryland on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, 2013. Tickets go on sale on October 15th at 12 pm (EST). You can read the entire update below:

We're a day early with this announcement, but we can finally let you know where MDF XI will be taking place.

In a nutshell, we will be returning to the property formerly known as Sonar, and will be at least doubling the amount of outside space that we've been used to utilizing. We realize that it's a bit of a mind fuck to wait around for a few months just to hear that the fest is returning to the same place, but truth be told, the other places we looked at were either not able to give us a definite answer anytime soon, and/or had too many inconveniences that we did not want to put the fans through. During the venue search, it was brought to our attention that the new owners of the property were willing to collaborate with us, so we decided to go through with returning to a familiar place that is close to the hotels and conveniences of downtown Baltimore.

The additional space outside will allow us to comfortably accommodate the crowd, and will allow more room for the MDF vendor village, food vendors/food trucks, places to sit, and other new additions like misting tents to escape the possibility of it being hotter than it should be that weekend. There will be two outside stages plus the stage inside. Due to the new configuration outside, the placement of the outside stages will likely be different.
As for the building itself, there are some renovations currently taking place, but the rooms will be used exactly how they have been in the past, and it will be air conditioned throughout.

We would also like to announce the addition of a second inside stage at Baltimore Soundstage, which is a 1/2 mile walk away from the former Sonar (at 124 Market Place), and will be used from Friday-Sunday. This will be a smaller show without a barricade that will feature mostly hardcore and punk bands, and it will be scheduled in a way that should not conflict with anything going on at the former Sonar compound. All of the bands for this stage will be included in next week's announcement on October 9th.

The latest list of bands playing at this time is as follows: More...

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Metal Evolution: "Extreme Metal" in Works

Due to an overwhelming demand from metal fans worldwide, Grammy-nominated and Juno award-winning Banger Films is setting out to raise funds to make what has become known as "The Lost Episode" a reality. Metal Evolution: Extreme Metal “The Lost Episode” covers co-director Sam Dunn’s favorite genres: Death Metal, Black Metal and Grindcore, and he is reaching out to metal fans to help make it happen.

“Hundreds of fans have emailed us demanding, pleading, that we do this episode,” says Banger Films co-founder Sam Dunn. “So in response we're launching an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funding within the Metal community to finance the episode. The goal is to raise $175,000 in 90 days!” The campaign kicked off Friday, September 14th. Details of the campaign, including cool donor gifts at various contribution levels. More...

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Maryland Death Fest 2013 Confirms 8 More Bands

Eight more bands have been confirmed for MDF XI, which is to take place Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, 2013. Here are the latest bands confirmed:

PAGAN ALTAR (UK) - Exclusive US show!
VINTERLAND (Sweden) - Exclusive US show!
GRIDE (Czech Republic)

An updated list of confirmed bands up to now can be found below:

!T.O.O.H.! (Czech Republic) - Exclusive US show
AHUMADO GRANUJO (Czech Republic)
ANTAEUS (France) - Exclusive US show
AOSOTH (France) - Exclusive US show
CARCASS (UK) - Exclusive US show
CONVULSE (Finland) - Exclusive US show
GRIDE (Czech Republic)
INGROWING (Czech Republic)
RIGHTEOUS PIGS - Exclusive US show

Headliners and more band announcements are expected soon. With Sonar closing, information regarding the new venue is expected to be revealed sometime in August.

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Metal Injection Posts "On The Record" Video

Metal Injection has now presented the first episode in a new series which turns the camera onto the people working behind the scenes in the music industry, titled "On The Record." This edition is the first of a five-part series focusing on "A Decade Of Metal." Each week, some of the heavyweights that make the heavy metal industry tick will weigh in on the biggest topics of the metal scene in the last decade. This premiere edition focuses on reunions, mainly focusing on the At The Gates and Carcass reunions.

Watch the episode here or in the player below.

Over the next four weeks, every Tuesday, Metal Injection will premiere another new episode focusing on the following topics:

- The subgenrefication of heavy metal
- How the internet has affected heavy metal in the last 10 years
- Women's ever-expanding role in metal
- The future of heavy metal More...

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Full Length Metal Documentaries Posted Online

A number of documentaries pertaining to specific scenes and genres in heavy metal, most notably grindcore and black metal, have been posted online via YouTube and are now available to watch, uninterupted, from start to finish. "Grindcore - 85 Minutes Of Brutal Heavy Metal," features segments on a number of bands signed to Earache Records during the 1990's, including Napalm Death, Morbid Angel, Godflesh, Carcass and Paradise Lost amongst others and includes live footage, interviews and music videos.

Meanwhile, two different documentaries on black metal have also been posted online, including "Until The Light Takes Us," which examines the black metal scene in Norway during the 1990's and looks at such bands as Burzum and Darkthrone, complete with interviews with Gylve "Fenriz" Nagell and the then incarcerated Varg Vikernes. Alternatively, there is "Murder Music: A History of Black Metal," a British documentary hosted by Contraband Candy host René Ackermann that gives a much broader insight into black metal, tracing the genre's roots from the theatrics of Black Widow to the Christian black metal scene, and everything in between. You can view all of these films below. More...

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Earache Records Offering Entire Catalog On Spotify

Earache Records has checked in with the following announcement about offering the label's entire catalog for free online through Spotify:

"Have you ever wanted to hear that awesome new track from your favorite new band, or to go back and check out the early releases from some of the most legendary names in metal, but not had the money to spend on CDs or downloads? Earache has the answer!

"Earache Records has teamed up with popular music streaming service Spotify to give rockers and metalheads instant access to a huge library of killer tunes, all of which are completely free to listen to.

"Earache's entire music catalogue is available now on Spotify, featuring over 3500 tracks from some of the most legendary names in rock and metal, including such classic acts as AT THE GATES, CARCASS, MORBID ANGEL, DEICIDE and NAPALM DEATH, along with the latest releases from some of the hottest new bands such as EVILE, RIVAL SONS, WORMROT and many more.

"To listen to the entire Earache music catalogue, just head to this location (Spotify account required)."

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Arsames Posts Teaser For Covers EP

Persian melodic death metal band Arsames will release a four-song EP called "Persian Death Metal Tribute to Warriors Of Metal" this summer. The EP includes covers of Amon Amarth, Kreator, Carcass and Sepultra. There will be a bonus track, "Testament of the King," on the album, which is remixed and remastered from the band's previous album, "Immortal Identity."

You can check a trailer of the EP here.

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Carcass Frontman To Guest On New Lock Up Album

European extreme metal act Lock Up have announced that both Carcass frontman Jeff Walker and Hypocrisy/Pain vocalist Peter Tagtgren - who performed on the first Lock Up album - will be appearing on the band's forthcoming new full length. The new album, titled "Necropolis Transparent," is set to be released on July 12, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records. You can view the revised track listing for the album below.

1. Brethren Of The Pentagram
2. Accelerated Mutation
3. The Embodiment Of Paradox And Chaos (feat. Jeff Walker)
4. Necropolis Transparent (feat. Peter Tägtgren)
5. Parasite Drama (feat. Jeff Walker)
6. Anvil Of Flesh
7. Rage Incarnate Reborn
8. Unseen Enemy (feat. Jeff Walker)
9. Stygian Reverberations
10. Life Of Devastation
11. Roar Of A Thousand Throats
12. Infiltrate And Destroy
13. Discharge The Fear (feat. Jeff Walker)
14. Vomiting Evil
15. Stigmatyr (bonus track)
16. Through The Eyes Of My Shadow Self (feat. Peter Tägtgren)
17. Tartarus (instrumental)

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