Band Photo: Carcass (?)
From: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Regrouped
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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.
Tampa-based power metallers KAMELOT are the latest act confirmed for the 2008 edition of the Wacken Open Air, which is scheduled for July 31st - August 2nd, in Wacken, Germany. This will be an exclusive German Festival appearance for 2008.
Acts on the Wacken bill now include headliners IRON MAIDEN, CARCASS (reunion show), AT THE GATES (reunion show), AVANTASIA, AXXIS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CREMATORY (Best Of Show), DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER, EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS, HATEBREED, KAMELOT, KREATOR, KRYPTERIA, LORD BELIAL, SALTATIO MORTIS, SONATA ARCTICA, THE BONES.
In other Kamelot news, the band are busy working on a special edition live CD, new songwriting and also preparing for the upcoming Headliner European tour and eventual North American Tour for 2008. Kamelot released it's blockbuster CD Ghost Opera in June 2007 on SPV/Steamhammer. The album charted in the following countries:
Norway - #25
Sweden - #29
Finland - #35
USA - #48 (indie charts)
The Netherlands - #51
Germany - #61
France - #83
Switzerland - #88
Greece - #23 (foreign albums)
Japan - #13 (international albums)
United Kingdom - #24 (rock & metal charts)
Swedish punk 'n' roll masters THE BONES have 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:
IRON MAIDEN (headliners)
CHILDREN OF BODOM
THE BONES recently posted another track from their upcoming album, "Burnout Boulevard", which will hit stores on October 22. You can listen to "Mighty Touchdown" at the group's MySpace page.
"Burnout Boulevard", the band's first album for Century Media Records, will be available as a CD and luxurious limited-edition digipak, including two bonus tracks, a video enhancement, poster and sticker. The CD was produced by lead guitarist Marcus "Boner" Petersson and recorded at the renowned MWC Studio in the band's hometown of Karlskrona, Sweden while the pre-production was done at Music-A-Matic Studios in Gothenburg (MILLENCOLLIN, THE HELLACOPTERS, THE NOMADS, D.A.D.).
"Burnout Boulevard" track listing:
01. Mighty Touchdown (3:52)
02. Flatline Fever (2:36)
03. She Hates Me (Yeah Yeah Yeah) (1:49)
04. Stuck In The Mud (2:57)
05. Not My Kind (1:42)
06. Straight Flush Ghetto (2:08)
07. Sealed With A Fist (2:28)
08. Dead Weight (2:14)
09. Ain't Life A Motherfucker (2:32)
10. Not Predictable (3:29)
11. Destination X (1:40)
12. Black Day Boogie (3:18)
13. Too Many Miles (3:25)
14. Fools Vacation (2:33)
15. Fit In My Skin (2:35)
THE BONES lineup:
Boner - Lead Guitar and Backup/Lead Vocals
Spooky Fred - Drums and Backup Vocals
Andi Nero - Bass and Backup Vocals
Beef Bonanza - Guitar and Lead Vocals
Reactivated British extreme legends CARCASS recently announced that they will perform at next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The group has also revealed plans to make a number of other festival appearances during 2008, a list which is currently rumored to include Tuska in Finland, Hellfest in France and Evolution in Italy.
In an exclusive interview conducted by e-mail, BLABBERMOUTH.NET got the lowdown on CARCASS' touring plans and other future activities straight from the group's bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker. The question-and-answer session follows here in its entirety:
Q: Mike Amott revealed in a recent interview with Sweden's Close-Up magazine that he got together with you, Bill Steer and ARCH ENEMY drummer Daniel Erlandsson last year to rehearse some of the old CARCASS material with a view towards possibly playing some festival shows in 2007. Who initiated these rehearsal sessions and how did they go, from your point of view?
Jeff: Well, it's no secret that I'd said around the time of Tuska 2006 [annual heavy metal festival held in Helsinki, Finland] that Mike was saying he was gonna try and get Bill over to Halmstad [Sweden] and stick a guitar in his hand — I wished him the best of luck at the time.
Me and Mike had started to come to terms with the idea of playing again as CARCASS. I came back from gigging with BRUJERIA and imagine my suprise when Bill rang me all excited to say he'd been over jamming with Mike and Daniel. Me and Bill went back out there around this time last year and just started going through all the stuff we used to play live.
How did it go? Well, I remember saying to the other three that most people would have killed to have been where I was sat in the rehearsal room, ha ha!
Read the full article at Blabbermouth.
Connecticut-based hardcore/metal band HATEBREED has 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:
IRON MAIDEN (headliners)
CHILDREN OF BODOM
Legendary British death metal band, CARCASS, will reunite for next year’s Wacken Open Air festival. Bassist/vocalist, Jeff Walker, issued the following statement on behalf of the band:
“Well, they said it would never happen. In fact I said it would never happen. Then I noticed no one pays attention to what I say anyway and I sounded like an idiot…
“Summer 2008 will be the twentieth anniversary since the release of CARCASS‘ first studio album. It will be fourteen years since we last played live. We’ve decided to exhume the old corpse next Summer at Wacken. The timing is purely coincidental - it’s been a long journey to get to this point where myself, Bill Steer and Mike Amott (ARCH ENEMY) have enough common desire again to make it possible. We’re finally conceding to the demand that seems to be at an all time high and doesn’t appear to be going away any time soon. Any past reasons we may have had for not wanting to do it, or thinking it was impossible, have simply dissipated in the face of overwhelming interest in us performing THOSE riffs for a generation of believers who never had the opportunity back in the day. We could say we’re doing it for ‘the kids’ - but fuck that! We’re doing it ‘cos it will be fun again to play the classic CARCASS tunes!! Of course it would seem inappropriate for us to contemplate to do this without Ken Owen, but I assure you he’ll be there, and we’ll push some sticks in his hands and make him play, plus we’ll have a killer drummer to sit in and play HIS parts.
“Myself, Jeff Walker, on bass and vocals, ‘the semi-legendary’ Bill Steer and Mike Amott on lead guitar and Daniel Erlandsson (ARCH ENEMY), filling in for Ken on drums, look forwards to mutilating your hearing.
“And if we don’t do it? Who else will overshadow the LED ZEPPELIN reunion?
“Prepare to rot and roll.”
Next year’s Wacken Open Air (official website) is set to take place July 31 through August 2, 2008.
Finnish technical death metal freaks De Lirium’s Order are finished with their second album, entitled Diagnosis. This slab of ruthless brutality was recorded at the notorious Studio Perkele (Deathchain, Shade Empire, Barathrum etc) and features ten tracks nine are De Lirium originals and a furious cover of the Carcass classic Incarnated Solvent Abuse.
The track listing for the album is as follows:
1. Diagnosis: Deranged
2. Extermination Network
3. Ad Infinitum
5. Drowned In The World Of Delirium
6. Ebola Instinct
7. To Walk With The Dead
8. Thy Flesh Consumed
10. Incarnated Solvent Abuse.
The release date for the follow-up for the critically acclaimed debut album Victim No. 52 is set at 8.8.2007. The album is released on Shadow World Records (www.shadowworld.fi), a fresh new Finnish label concentrating on the gloomier side of music.
Lords of Metal e-zine recently conducted an interview with former Carcass frontman Jeff Walker:
Lords of Metal: "Welcome To Carcass Cuntry" is your first solo album. How did you get the idea of releasing a solo album? And moreover, an album full of country and blues songs?
FIREBIRD, the British band led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, will release their new album, "Hot Wings", in Europe in early July via Rise Above Records. The CD will be issued in Japan on May 31 through Victor Entertainment. The track listing for the effort is as follows
02. Good Times
03. Misty Morning
04. Play The Fool
05. Horse Drawn Man
07. Bow Bells
08. Flying Blind
09. I Wish You Well
10. Needle In The Groove
11. Last Days Of August (Japanese bonus track)
An American release date for the album has yet to be announced.
FIREBIRD's current recording lineup includes Bill Steer (vocals, guitar), Al Steer (bass) and Ludwig Witt (drums).
Upcoming FIREBIRD shows:
May 25 - Fred Zeppelins – Cork, IRE
May 26 - Fibber Magees - Dublin, IRE
May 27 - Katy Daly's - Belfast, IRE
May 28 - The Dunglow Bar - Derry, IRE
END OF LEVEL BOSS vocalist/guitarist H Armstrong will be playing bass for FIREBIRD on the Irish tour.
Jeff Walker of Carcass will be releasing an album of country cover songs ranging from Johnny Cash to Hank Williams. For the album, entitled "Welcome to Carcass Cuntry", Walker has enlisted the help of friends from bands such as Napalm Death, Amorphis, Faith No More, The Hellacopters, and his own band, Carcass.
"Welcome to Carcass Cuntry" will be released late Februrary or late March 2006 through Transmitter Records.
THE HAUNTED bassist Jonas Björler refuted the rumor that his former band AT THE GATES may be reuniting for a possible tour. In an e-mail sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Björler said, "Just wanted to tell you that the rumours about the AT THE GATES reunion are untrue."
Former CARCASS frontman Jeff Walker also refuted the rumor that the Liverpool gore-grind pioneers may be reuniting for a possible tour. In an e-mail sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Walker said, "For the record, Bill Steer wasn't even at the Metal Hammer awards and I didn't speak to Adrian that night! I'd find the whole matter hilarious if it wasn't for the fact that the rumor is probably gonna put a few people's noses out of joint..."
A June 22, 2005 posting on the Earache Records-affiliated web site www.metaltracks.com indicated that Walker, along with former CARCASS guitarist Bill Steer and ex-AT THE GATES drummer Adrian Erlandsson, hinted at the recent Metal Hammer Awards in London that the two bands are considering reforming and going on tour together in the near future.
Strong rumours gathered from the mouths of Jeff Walker & Bill Steer of Liverpool gore grind superstars Carcass and Adrian Erlandsson, drummer of Swedish melodic death metal band At The Gates at the recent Metal Hammer Awards in London suggest that both bands are considering reforming and going on tour together in the near future.
"Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore" is available in stores. The book, published by Feral House, revisits critical moments in the history of the grindcore and death metal genres. “Choosing Death: The Original Soundtrack,” the Relapse Records companion CD compilation to “Choosing Death” featuring classic tracks from Carcass, Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Death, At the Gates, and many more in addition to exclusive, never-before-heard songs from Nihilist (pre-Entombed), Suffocation and Pig Destroyer, is also available.
One of the three guests on Napalm Death's upcoming album - Jello Biafra, Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) and Jeff Walker (Carcass) - is planned to join the band during their two exclusive pre-listening shows – who? See with your own eyes and hear with your own ears!
Napalm Death’s upcoming album “The Code Is Red… Long Live The Code” will hit European shops April 25th.
Jeff Walker, who fronted seminal death metalheads Carcass, will join Finnish band To Separate The Flesh From The Bones on December 19 for a live performance. This happens in Tampere, Finland at a show called 'The Fragile Art Of Existence – Tribute To Chuck Shuldiner'. All proceeds will go to charity.
Former Carcass bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker is currently working on an album of country and blues covers. Among the artists he's recording are Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and John Denver. A number of top names are helping him with the as yet untitled project, including HIM's Ville Valo (vocals) and Gas (drums), plus one-time Carcass bandmate Bill Steer (guitar). Walker also hopes to get in Cathedral frontman Lee Dorrian, former Faith No More bassist Bill Gould, ex-Carcass drummer Ken Owen and Anathema. Neither a label nor a release date have yet been set.
As previously reported, the Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers' latest album, "The Forever Endeavor", was released in Japan on September 29 through Soundholic Records. The Japanese pressing of the CD includes four additional "bonus" tracks — three previously unreleased numbers and a cover of Carcass' "Incarnated Solvent Abuse".
"The Forever Endeavor" was released in March through Century Media/Olympic Records.
Enforsaken's next live appearance will take place on December 18 at the Wisconsin Winter Metal Assault in Combined Locks, WI.