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Carcass Reforming For Wacken 2008

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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?

“Ha!

“Prepare to rot and roll.”

Next year’s Wacken Open Air (official website) is set to take place July 31 through August 2, 2008.

Source: Apeshit

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1. take back metal writes:

i live in tinton falls nj...right by asbury......im 16...gonna be 17 in like a few weeks, no job....TOTALLY GONNA GET LIKE 5 JOBS, AND WORK MY a$$ OFF AND GONNA GET THE PLANE TICKET, THE WACKEN TICKETS, AND EVERYTHING I NEED TO GO TO THIS....kreator and bodom and f***ing maiden headlining plus the 100+ bands playing....definitly going...NO WAY IN HELL missing this.

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2. rk writes:

man this is some surprising news. Great and often overlooked band in our metal history.

# Oct 6, 2007 @ 2:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. GuitarManNickS writes:

DUDE !!! SOUNDS AWESOME!!! CARCASS REUNTIES!! WOO!!

# Oct 6, 2007 @ 2:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Jrizzle writes:

O_O i gotta get a rideto Germany

# Oct 6, 2007 @ 2:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Black Widow writes:

I gotta get to Germany

# Oct 6, 2007 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. FocusShift writes:

Wacken. . .then America? It's possible. . .

# Oct 6, 2007 @ 6:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. ZT writes:

If they come to the US, i'll be there!

# Oct 6, 2007 @ 6:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Red_Chord writes:

I'm sorry, can somebody come here and help me ? I have just p***ed myself and need to change my diaper...sorry I got over excited...

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9. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

Good Deal!

# Oct 6, 2007 @ 11:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Brother B writes:

Oh man, and I've just been listening to all my Carcass albums lately too. New album please, show the kids how it's really done.

# Oct 7, 2007 @ 5:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Public Execution writes:

I am happy to hear they are doing a show. How about a tour across the states? That would be appreciated by all American Metalheads.

# Oct 7, 2007 @ 4:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Terminator writes:

oh hell yes!!

# Oct 7, 2007 @ 4:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Chued writes:

Well that's like the best news possible for the wacken lineup!

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14. Cynic writes:

Carcass, very sick and very cool. I envy all that have the opportunity to go to festivals like these.

Now Playing: Xasthur - "Malignant Prophecy"

# Oct 7, 2007 @ 10:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Jackrum writes:

Maiden and Carcass!!!


cant wait cant wait cant wait.... Just announce amon amarth next and Bolt Thrower after and they wont need anymore bands.

# Oct 8, 2007 @ 12:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Jrizzle writes:

Maiden, Bodom, Kreator and Carcass. How can this show get any better?

# Oct 8, 2007 @ 9:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Shredmaster writes:

HOLY PISSTICKS!!! MY LIFE IS MADE!!!!

# Oct 9, 2007 @ 2:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Losarnos writes:

Yeah baby! Yesterday evening I got the big news. 5 Minutes later I bought my ticket. Last time I saw Carcass was in 1993 onthe Full of Hate tour!!
Take out your d*** and do the helicpoter!!!

# Oct 9, 2007 @ 2:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Fuckin' Rottin' Ghorth writes:

Keep on Rotting in the Carcass' World, man... I saw Carcass last time in '93 as well in K.G.B. in War-f***ing-Celona. Awesome I say!!! I also bought my ticket yesterday evening, D***-a-Copter guy.... guess we'll meet there, f***er!!!!
Hail f***in' rottin' putrid Carcass!!!

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20. Fuckin' Rottin' Ghorth writes:

Anybody thought 'bout also invitating "The County Medical Examiners" to W.O.A.2008, man? I bet they'll be there, f***ers!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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21. amongthedead writes:

THIS IS TOTALY AWSOME>;>;>;>;>;CARCASS KICKS MOTHER f***EN ASS!!!!
Need to get tickets...*spasm*...need to get tickets..*spasm*

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22. GraveDigger writes:

Whoah this is some UNHOLY SHlT, the best news ever dream come true.

# Oct 10, 2007 @ 2:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1one

# Oct 10, 2007 @ 3:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. SNAKE writes:

D*MN COME ON 08, CARCASS KICKS A**, I'M GOING TO WACKEN, GERMANY

# Oct 10, 2007 @ 5:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. brittany writes:

why cant they play in the states!!! i have to see CARCASS!!

# Oct 11, 2007 @ 9:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. wowlol writes:

wow after that long streak of bands dying now we have a streak of bands reforming

# Oct 11, 2007 @ 12:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. bradispissed writes:

i can die now

# Oct 12, 2007 @ 10:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. metalfaninneb writes:

great news just wish some of these great old death bands from europe would play in the states to. but atleast there playing thats all that counts!
im just a lousy cook i cant afford the air fare to Germany! or

# Oct 17, 2007 @ 2:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Andrew writes:

Carcass set the standard for the last 15 odd years. f***ing unbelievable. Nothing compares to this era of metal. It undeniably is the heaviest most aggression-provoking metal I have heard- I will be there SNAPPING MY NECK HEADBANGING. They have reached GOD-STATUS. Just look at NO LOVE LOST or the wizardry of THIS MORTAL COIL. f***ing UNBELIEVABLE.

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