Band Photo: Carcass (?)
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.
In a disappointing turn for fans, Rotten Sound have apparantly been forced to cancel their time on the North American tour with Carcass due to lack of tour support. A full press release from the band is expected soon.
New York death metal legends Suffocation have confirmed that they will be taking part in the North American reunion tour of Carcass this year. Also on the bill will be Necrophagist, 1349, Aborted and Rotten Sound.
The confirmed dates are as follows:
Confirmed dates so far for CARCASS’ upcoming North American tour:
September 5 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
September 6 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
September 7 - Montreal, QC @ Medley
September 8 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
September 10 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
Reunited UK grindcore/death metal legends CARCASS, along with special guests SUFFOCATION and ABORTED, will perform at Medley in Montreal, QC on Sunday, September 7th.
As previously reported, Carcass' only other announced North American dates are in New York City, NY at the Nokia Theatre on Saturday, September 6th and in Toronto, ON at The Opera House on Monday, September 8th.
Reformed extreme metal pioneers Carcass have announced that they will be performing at the Nokia Theatre in New York City on September 6th. Death metal legends Suffocation were originally billed as the support slot but have pulled out and in turn have been replaced by Necrophagist and Aborted. Expect more shows in North America to be announced soon.
Carcass, who reformed this year to perform at several metal festivals throughout Europe, have announced plans to tour down under for the first time in 15 years, thanks to Soundworks Touring. Carcass' current line-up includes Bill Steer (FIREBIRD) doing vocals and guitar, Jeff Walker (BRUJERIA) on vocals and bass, Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY) playing guitar and Daniel Erlandsson (ARCH ENEMY) behind the drums. The confirmed Australian tour dates are as follows, with tickets going on sale as of Thursday, 26th of June:
Oct 09 @ Capitol; Perth
Oct 10 @ HQ Complex; Adelaide
Oct 11 @ The Arena; Brisbane
Oct 12 @ The Metro Theatre; Sydney
Oct 13 @ Billboard; Melbourne
UK-based stoner rockers FIREBIRD, featuring CARCASS guitarist Bill Steer, are currently recording the follow up to the 2006 album, Hot Wings. The album is scheduled for an October/November release via Rise Above Records. In the meantime, catch Steer on stage at various European festivals with the recently reunited Carcass. For more info visit their MySpace page.
Carcass have re-released their album, "Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious" and is also packaged with the "Tools of the Trade" EP on the CD and a 30 minute documentary filmed in 2007 on the DVD. The DVD portion entitled, "The Pathologist's Report: Part III - Mass Infection", brings together the members of Carcass to explore the goings on behind the era of Necroticism. As previously announced, Carcass will be touring in Europe this summer at various festivals. Dates are as follows:
6/6 Solvesborg, Sweden- Sweden Rock Festival
6/20 Clisson, France- Hellfest Summer Open Air
6/27 Helsinki, Finland- Tuska Open Air Festival
6/28 Bologna, Italy- Gods Of Metal Festival
7/9 Malakasa, Greece- Rockwave
7/2 Wacken, Germany- Wacken Open Air
7/16 Jaromer, Czech Republic- Brutal Assault
7/29 Bergen, Norway- Hole In The Sky Festival
Archer has performed with some of the biggest names in rock including, Heaven and Hell, Heart and Sevendust. The band is looking forward to sharing the stage at the Sweden Rock Festival (www.swedenrock.com) this summer alongside such metal giants as Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Poison, RATT, Triumph, Saxon, Disturbed and many more as they return to Europe.
The Santa Cruz, CA-based power trio, who won "Best Local Band 2008" in the Metro Santa Cruz Goldies Awards, takes the stage on Saturday, June 7th, opening for some of the biggest names in the metal music genre. The Sweden Rock Festival is held in Norjeboke, in the tiny village of Norje which is situated in Sölvesborg in the western part of southern Sweden.
Archer’s debut album "Doom$day Profit$" is a "genuine tour-de-force, rich with powerful songs imbued with that essential combination of brain-burrowing melodies, ripping riffs, pulsing basslines, tsunami drums and grab-by-the-throat vocals." The band cites influences that include Ozzy and Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Metallica and other legendary names.
Here is the current lineup for the Sweden Rock Fest 2008, which takes place June 4th - 7th: More...
Dutch death/thrash act CYPHER have posted the following message:
"CARCASS vocalist/bassist Jeff Walker will be making a guest appearance on the new upcoming Cypher album. Walker will feature in a vocal battle with T on the track 'The Plague Race'.
Needless to say we are very stoked about having the voice of one of our favorite bands ever on the album.
Currently we are in pre-production mode and completing the new material for our next full length which will likely surface fall/winter 2008.
This new album is gonna be one motherfucking crippling blow!!!
We'll keep u updated as things progress."
Regain Records has announced that it will be reissuing the debut album from Spiritual Beggars.
Originally released in 1994 by Wrong Again Records (the label that later became Regain Records) the self-titled album was the world’s introduction to former Carcass guitarist Mike Amott’s hard rock alter ego. Through the course of six albums, all released as as Amott’s schedule has permitted in between his work with current band Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars has shaken its image as a mere side project and established itself as a genre-defining band in its own rite.
Wrong Again's second release ever, "Spiritual Beggars" has been a tough find for quite some time, and now more recent converts to the band will have the opportunity to sample the band's beginnings. Older fans will also be interested to find four bonus tracks on the reissue: "Blind Mountain," "If You Should Leave," "Nowhere To Go," and "Sour Stains."
Earache Records report:
Seminal grindcore masters CARCASS have posted a trailer from The Pathologist's Report DVD documentary series, which forms the extra bonus material on the forthcoming reissue of the Necroticism - Descanting The Insalubrious album. Check it out below...
The documentary interviews, filmed in London and Liverpool at the end of 2007, feature the main members of Carcass - Ken Owen, Bill Steer, Jeff Walker and Michael Amott - discussing in-depth the story behind the band's development from gore-soaked grind beginnings to the more refined melodic moments of their later output.
The two and half hours of interviews that comprise The Pathologist's Report have been edited into 30 minute mini-documentaries that will be added as bonus material to each of the band's five studio albums. The first release in the series will be Necroticism - Descanting The Insalubrious, set for release on April 14th in Europe and May 27th in the US.
The release will come housed in a deluxe digi-pak and the first 5,000 copies will come with free band member death scene cards.
The reformed Carcass have confirmed the following festivals this year:
6 - Sweden Rock Festival - Sweden
20 - Hellfest - France
27 - Tuska Open Air - Finland
28 - Gods Of Metal Festival - Italy
2 - Wacken Open Air - Germany
29 - Hole In The Sky - Norway More...
Lucem Fero has issued an interview with ARCH ENEMY drummer Daniel Erlandsson, conducted by Welsh interviewer Anthony Morgan. The following is an excerpt:
Q: Is there a reason why Arch Enemy worked with Fredrik (Nordström) again, after all those years?
A: "Yeah. We did a few albums with Andy Sneap, and he also mixed a DVD (2006's Live Apocalypse) for us. We had worked with Andy for a couple of years, so we wanted to try something slightly different. In some ways, we set out to have a slightly more aggressive album in terms of the sound. With Andy Sneap, you get a really clear, clinical and precise production. Andy's production is awesome in its own way. We wanted to try something different though, and that was the idea."
Q: Could you tell me about your personal contributions to Rise Of The Tyrant?
A: "Yeah. Apart from drumming, my personal contribution to Rise of the Tyrant was just being part of the whole writing process. As Chris (Amott) had obviously left the group before, I arranged the songs together with Michael (Amott) this time around. When Chris returned, we already had most of the album written. He had some ideas that surfaced on the album, but it was mostly me and Michael who rehearsed the songs."
Q: What was it like getting Chris back onboard?
A: "It's great; it's good to have him back. He missed out on two years of touring basically, though he played on Doomsday Machine (2005). For that reason, he wasn't really out of the group so to speak. Chris returning is like a family member returning."
Q: When Arch Enemy filmed the video for 'Revolution Begins', your hair reportedly caught fire. Is that correct?
A: "It's partially correct, although the story has been exaggerated."
Q: Could you set the record straight as concerns that story?
A: "Yeah. It didn't really catch fire that way. I actually had a wall of fire behind me when I played drums, and the wind changed. The fire didn't actually touch my hair but it got too close. For that reason, it basically got too warm. It basically melted one of the sides of my hair, and it frizzed up. I had to cut my hair a little bit."
Q: It has been mentioned that Arch Enemy intends to re-record some of the songs from the albums recorded with Johan (Liiva, erstwhile vocalist). Is that correct?
Q: Are there any dates planned for recording of those songs?
A: "Yeah, we're actually talking about recording them in early 2008. We've talked about doing this for years now. There's a lot of songs that we really like which are featured on those albums, but we can't really play them live as most of our fans discovered us after Angela (Gossow) joined the group. The idea is to release an album, and to be able to play those songs live."
Q: You've been asked to fill in for Ken Owen for upcoming CARCASS shows, so can you tell me about that? How did that come about? Is it Michael who asked you?
A: "Yeah, he asked me to do it. I think one of the reasons Michael asked me is due to the fact he knows me as a drummer, and we obviously rehearse. I have my drums set up in our rehearsal space, and that's where Carcass have been meeting up and rehearsing."
Q: Is it going to be difficult filling in for Ken? Obviously, Ken has health issues which is the reason you're going to be behind the drum-kit. Is it going to be difficult living up to what people remember from those old Carcass shows?
A: "I'm not going to involve too much of my personal flavour, put it that way. I'm going to try to emulate his playing as well as I can."
Read the full article at this location.
Los Angeles thrash metal legends SLAYER have been confirmed for the Gods of Metal festival, set to take place June 27-29, 2008 in Bologna, Italy. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:
Friday, June 27:
Saturday, June 28:
AT THE GATES
Sunday, June 29:
National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences members have nominated SLAYER for the band's third Grammy Award. The SLAYER track, "The Final Six", from the group's 2007 limited-edition "Christ Illusion", was nominated in the category of "Best Metal Performance."
"The Final Six", written by Tom Araya and guitarist Jeff Hanneman and produced by Josh Abraham, is a chilling look at an hypothesized end of the world. The song made its debut last July as the "Single of the Week" on MySpace where it has since accumulated some 750,000 plays, an astounding number for a song that received no commercial airplay.
"When I first got the word, I thought someone was playing a joke," mused Araya. "But obviously, we've made an impression on the industry. The people at the upper levels have taken notice of what we've done, and that's awesome."
SLAYER's two previous Grammy nominations were for 2002's "Disciple" from the album "God Hates Us All", and last year's "Eyes of the Insane", for which they took home the Grammy Award.
Legendary Florida death metallers MORBID ANGEL have been confirmed for the Gods of Metal festival, set to take place June 27-29, 2008 in Bologna, Italy. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:
IRON MAIDEN (headliner June 27)
JUDAS PRIEST (headliner June 29)
AT THE GATES
More bands will be announced soon.
MORBID ANGEL is currently in the studio working on material for its first studio album since 2003's "Heretic". The upcoming CD will mark the group's first release to feature frontman David Vincent since 1995's "Domination".
MORBID ANGEL is presently unsigned, having parted ways with Earache Records following "Heretic"'s release.
Although MORBID ANGEL's upcoming album does not currently have a name, its title will likely begin with the letter "I", in keeping with the band's tradition of titling their albums in alphabetical order beginning with 1989's "Altars of Madness", and continuing through "Heretic".
MORBID ANGEL's current lineup includes Vincent, guitarist Trey Azagthoth and drummer Pete Sandoval.
Finland's BEFORE THE DAWN is the latest act confirmed for next summer's Wacken Open Air Festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany.
The Wacken Open Air Festival will be headlined by IRON MAIDEN (on July 31st). The current line-up includes: AT THE GATES, AUTUMN, AVANTASIA, AXXIS, BEFORE THE DAWN, CARCASS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CORVUS CORAX, CREMATORY, DESTRUCTOR, DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER, ENEMY OF THE SUN, EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS, EVOCATION, GIRUGÄMESH, GOREROTTED, GORGOROTH, HATEBREED, IRON MAIDEN, KAMELOT, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, KREATOR, KRYPTERIA, LORD BELIAL, LORDI, NIFELHEIM, NIGHTWISH, OBITUARY, AXEL RUDI PELL, POWERWOLF, PRIMORDIAL, SABATON, SALTATIO MORTIS, SONATA ARCTICA, THE BONES, WARBRINGER.
HardCoreSounds.net recently caught up with ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott. The following is an excerpt from the interview:
HCS: When you started playing guitar, what were your main influences? What metal musicians do you admire nowadays?
Michael Amott: "I think I was 12 when I started playing guitar and at that time I was really into extreme metal bands such as METALLICA, SLAYER and MEGADETH. I love fast and heavy music so that´s where I got my influences from. I am not that much into 'happy' metal like I have noticed that you Finns like. What attracted me into metal was anger and hate."
HCS: So what´s your opinion about (Black Crusade tourmates) DRAGONFORCE then?
Michael Amott: "It´s so far away what I would listen to. I won´t make any further comments about that."
HCS: Let´s talk a little bit about CARCASS. You are going to do a small reunion tour this summer by playing atleast in Wacken Open Air and Tuska Open Air in Finland. Where did you get the idea to reunite the band once again?
Michael Amott: "That has been an idea that has been kicking around for quite awhile. It seemed like something nice to do but it really doesn´t fit really well because I am always quite busy with Arch Enemy. It´s going to be really fun to play shows with them again. Looking forward to it."
HCS: What are your personal expectations towards the reunion shows and sharing the stage again with Jeff Walker and Bill Steer?
Michael Amott: "Nothing really, just having a good time. I am anxious to play Carcass songs again. In Arch Enemy I also do a lot of stuff behind the scenes but in Carcass I´ll just play guitar so I guess that reunion tour will be some sort of mental holiday for me."
Read the full article at this location.
Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have been been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
AS I LAY DYING
AT THE GATES
CHILDREN OF BODOM
DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER
The 2008 edition of Italy's Gods Of Metal Festival (www.godsofmetal.it) will be taking place at the Arena Parco Nord in Bologna from June 27th - 29th.
The latest act confirmed for the festival, according to Groovebox.it, is Britain's CARCASS.
Acts on the bill currently include: IRON MAIDEN (headlining June 27th), JUDAS PRIEST (headlining June 29th), CARCASS, MESHUGGAH, AT THE GATES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and ENSLAVED.
More bands will be announced soon.
The Gaahl-fronted version of the Norwegian black metal band GORGOROTH has been been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The group will be one of the headliners on the event's "Black Stage." The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
AS I LAY DYING
AT THE GATES
CHILDREN OF BODOM
DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER
According to VSWebzine.com, CARCASS, MESHUGGAH, MINISTRY, AT THE GATES, FORBIDDEN and TESTAMENT are among the confirmed bands for next year's Hellfest festival, set to take place June 20-22, 2008 in Clisson, France. More than 60 bands will perform on 2 stages. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
AT THE GATES
BORN FROM PAIN
CULT OF LUNA
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
MY DYING BRIDE
SICK OF IT ALL
THE OLD DEAD TREE