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Carcass Reveals New Album "Surgical Steel" Artwork

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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.

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1. Blindgreed1 writes:

Perfect...

# Jul 11, 2013 @ 2:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. . writes:

this has got to be the most anticipated metalcore album of the past few years!! i dont know if it can beat the new killswitch engage though....that is gonna be tough. lets hope there is gonna be some good breakdowns \m/

# Jul 11, 2013 @ 3:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Houston from Houston writes:

^^^^^^^^^ there's a pretty half decent tutorial on YouTube on how to make a noose from household items....you should check it out and test it too......

# Jul 11, 2013 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. BrianMN writes:

I love it.
It’s simply but brutal.
Kind of like Heartwork but different.
I’m looking for some sort of hidden image in how the instruments are laid out….
Am I missing the obvious?
It wouldn’t be the first time.

# Jul 11, 2013 @ 4:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RememberMetal? writes:

@Houston: Why go to YouTube when the implements pictured above are perfectly serviceable to that end.

@Brian: It's pretty much the album title as an image. If it were a clock, every hour would be represented by an exceptionally vicious instrument...

# Jul 11, 2013 @ 4:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BrianMN writes:

^^^AHHHH....thank you...I knew it had to be something simple I was overlooking.
For some reason clock didn't pop into my head.

# Jul 11, 2013 @ 4:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. BrianMN writes:

Ok, but why is the logo at 3 o’clock then?
IT’S A CONSPIRACY I TELL YOU.
ILLUMINATI MADNESS!!!!!!!
Tea and biscuits at 3?
3 is half of 6……666…no this isn’t Deicide.
3 times the brutality?
Why did they go back to the original logo?
I’m not complaining but is it a part of the conspiracy?
Where the hell is Branded?

# Jul 11, 2013 @ 4:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Blindgreed1 writes:

What if this is the reverse negative of the photo with the logo superimposed over the implement to make you think it was three o clock when in fact it's really 9? *Does the mind blown thing*

# Jul 11, 2013 @ 6:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. i wish there were writes:

a few blood splatters.... maybe in the middle? What do you think?

# Jul 11, 2013 @ 7:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BrianMN writes:

@BG........Aaaarrrggghhh.....those crafty Carcasses.

# Jul 11, 2013 @ 7:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. BrianMN writes:

Oh...by the way Branded, I did mean that as a compliment.
As MU's conspiracy expert I eagerly await your insight into the 3 theory.

# Jul 11, 2013 @ 7:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. BrianMN writes:

You know if you stare at the center really close without blinking the whole thing starts to rotate.
I need a drink.
No!.....I need this album.
September?
Fvvvvvvvck!

# Jul 11, 2013 @ 7:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. . writes:

so when a metal fan shows excitement for a new album, he gets told by other metal fans to kill himself? ok...

# Jul 11, 2013 @ 8:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. hellrat writes:

^tard much?

core eh? ooh yeah, and breakdowns :)

# Jul 11, 2013 @ 10:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. wilco writes:

cool artwork

# Jul 12, 2013 @ 10:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. RememberMetal? writes:

@13 C'mon ., you opened with an absurd statement, our repsonse was also (but appropriately) absurd.

Carcass may have inspired metalcore acts but they aren't metalcore.

I feel like I just opened the sub-genre debate floodgates. Sorry all.

# Jul 12, 2013 @ 10:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Brother B writes:

Perhaps post 2 needs to attend Derek Zoolander's Center for Kids who Can't Read Good. He may have thought this article was about Chimaira....

# Jul 13, 2013 @ 9:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Fear_Of_Napalm writes:

tools of the trade

# Jul 14, 2013 @ 12:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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