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Jeff Walker Confirms New Carcass Album, Announces Recording Lineup

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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.

It is and it isn’t—we’ve taken stylistic cues from all the albums because it’s in our blood, but it’s no rehash or mess of ideas. I think it sounds almost like the missing link between the third and forth albums but with some groove in there. I’ve jokingly christened some parts ‘Trad Blast’ and some ‘Death Sleaze’… don’t think for a minute this is just some nostalgic throwback album—we’re setting up another 17 years of ideas for other bands to copy and clean up on [laughs].

Decibel: Does that mean we’ll be hearing some death metal vocals out of Bill for the first time since Necroticism?

Yes, already in the can. It’s more along the lines of how I envisioned him backing me up on Heartwork. That said, my own vocals have a hell of a lot more range than they did in the past solely down to the luxury of having time to record them—I did all the vox for Heartwork in two days and it shows! Also, (hopefully) Ken [Owen] will make an appearance—we just need to tidy a few loose ends before the mix.

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BrianMN's avatar

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1. BrianMN writes:

A bridge between Necro and Heart???
JOYGASM!!!

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2. Albert cro writes:

Good news...that this great band is working on new
Album.

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3. OverkillExposure writes:

Agreed, Brian. Sounds like the best possible combo.

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4. Suzi writes:

Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait! !!!

# Jan 1, 2013 @ 5:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Albert cro writes:

One of better death metal band...this is great....

# Jan 2, 2013 @ 9:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. RememberMetal? writes:

BrainMN
"The missing link between the third and forth albums." was the key line for me too. If they do this right, and I have a feeling they will, we're in for a damn fine album.

If they're about to hit the mixing stage, it's reasonable to expect a spring/summer release.

# Jan 2, 2013 @ 10:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. BrianMN writes:

^^^
Totally keeping my fingers crossed for this and the new Possessed.
Can they recapture the magic?.....hmmmm.....

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8. R10 writes:

Isnt the singer the only one involved in Possessed now? Wasn't aware they were recording. Anyways, looking forward to new Carcass also. I'm new of the few people who actually liked their final "death & roll" album, so a new album that would combine the best of Carcass sounds sweet.

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9. BrianMN writes:

^^^Yup, Jeff is the only founding member left.
I guess they have about three songs done and are said to be in the classic Possessed vein.
I’m not sure who wrote what back then but even still…would it really matter if Larry wrote the majority of the material back then?
He’s found his niche in Primus and after almost 30 years would ANY of the original members be able to reproduce the first two albums?
Probably not.
All I can say is as the founding fathers of death metal I’m eagerly waiting to see if they can even come close to the originals.
An old school a$$ whoopin would be greatly appreciated.
Any guy who gets up on stage in a fvcking chair deserves respect.

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10. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

I have a feeling this may end up being the best record they've ever done

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