Carcass to release new album

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Legendary grinders Carcass have announced their first album in 17 years. In an interview with Terrorizer magazine with Bill Steer and Jeff Walker it was revealed that they have indeed written a  new album and are going to release it. The album is titled Surgical Steel and has the following tracklist

  • The Master Butcher’s Apron
  • The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills
  • A Congealed Clot Of Blood
  • A Wraith In The Apparatus
  • 316l Grade Surgical Steel
  • Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System
  • Captive Bolt Pistol
  • Intensive Battery Brooding
  • None Compliance To Astm F899-12 Standard
  • Mount Of Execution
  • 1985/Thrasher’s Abattoir
  • Unfit For Human Consumption
  • Zochrot
  • Livestock Marketplace

Guitarist Bill Steer stated: “I found myself playing riffs that sounded like Carcass. This was after the band had finished the whole reunion cycle of shows and festivals. So officially I would have been playing with other bands and stuff, but for some reason whenever I picked up a guitar at home I was coming up with riffs that sounded like Carcass. I got on the phone to Jeff [Walker, bass/vocals] and said, ‘We could have a crack at writing a couple of tunes and seeing if they’re strong enough and take it from there’. We also agreed, if it didn’t sound like Carcass or have that kind of vibe to it, we would just drop it. So that was the thing, we got together and started working on some stuff and just immediately got the excitement back very quickly.” “It definitely sounds like Carcass. I think we just generally by accident captured the flavor of past music that we have done and you can’t help but push it forward. We have really been creative and when you are looking at things like guitar harmonies, it’s way more adventurous on this record. It’s not just parallel harmony like we did in the past, things branch off in different directions. A lot of what is happening now is based on rhythms rather than actual riffs. We were discussing this a lot during record sessions about how the riff is almost dying or dead already. People spend a lot of time chugging on the bottom string [but] that’s a rhythm it’s not a riff – we can’t write a song, never mind an album, without it being choc-full of riffs.”
Carcass who shook the foundations of metal and influenced several genres of metal are one of the biggest bands in history and their comeback is much awaited. With unmatched musical prowess and mastery at song writing, this is indeed a milestone for metal. It’s time to wake up and smell the Carcass!

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