Carcass Announce May U.S. Tour With Immolation & Creeping Death

Carcass have announced a May U.S. tour with Immolation and Creeping Death. Here’s the dates:

05/12 Austin, TX – Oblivion Access (Carcass only)
05/14 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
05/15 Tucson, AZ – 101 Toole
05/16 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
05/17 Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
05/20 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
05/21 Omaha, NE – The Slowdown (no Creeping Death)
05/22 Madison, WI – The Majestic
05/23 Indianapolis, IN – Vogue
05/24 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
05/25 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere (no Immolation)
05/26 Worcester, MA – Palladium Upstairs (no Immolation)
05/27 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest

Original Carcass Drummer Ken Owen Auctioning Off Drum Kit Used On “Necroticism – Descanting The Insalubrious” And “Heartwork”

Original Carcass drummer Ken Owen is auctioning off the drum kit he used on “Necroticism – Descanting The Insalubrious,” “Heartwork,” and more in an effort to raise money for a new computer. The set will also come with a framed certificate of authenticity signed by Owen, a framed photo of Owen signing the certificate, a framed photo of Owen behind the kit, and a framed Carcass shirt that was worn by Owen.

Carcass Premiere “The Scythe’s Remorseless Swing” Music Video

Carcass have premiered a new video for their new song “The Scythe’s Remorseless Swing.” This track is from the band’s new album “Torn Arteries,” which was released today (September 17).

Jeff Walker Thinks Nu-Metal Was A “Disastrous Side Effect” Of Carcass’ Guitar Tuning

During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Jeff Walker said that he believes that Carcass may have led to the creation of nu-metal. According to him, the genre was a “disastrous side effect” of the band’s guitar tuning.

Walker said the following:

“We downtuned to B and we kind of introduced that to the world of metal as far as I’m concerned. There probably was somebody else who tuned to B, but I can’t think of anyone. It had some disastrous side effects, such as nu metal.”

He also added:

“In some respects, we kind of are responsible. They [nu metal’s top-tier bands, including Korn, Limp Bizkit and Slipknot] all worked with [producer] Ross Robinson, and he was a Carcass fan – he stole ‘Symphonies Of Sickness‘ from Tower Records in Los Angeles when it came out. A lot of those bands tuned to B. But they don’t know why they’re doing it half the time.”

As previously reported, Carcass’ new album “Torn Arteries” will be released on September 17.

Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Carcass, And Unto Others Postpone European/UK Tour To 2022

Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Carcass, and Unto Others have postponed their European/UK tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled for 2022. Arch Enemy guitarist Michael Amott commented:

“Nobody’s more disappointed than us about this, that’s for damn sure. But it is what it is, and we’re already looking forward to getting back to it in 2022! Stay healthy, stay Metal!”

2022 Tour Dates:

09/27 Dublin, IRE – Olympia Theatre
09/29 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
09/30 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
10/01 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy Birmingham
10/02 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
10/04 Paris, FRA – Le Zenith
10/05 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
10/07 Lisbon, POR – Coliseu de Lisboa
10/08 Madrid, SPA – Palacio Vistalegre
10/09 Barcelona, SPA – Palau Sant Jordi
10/11 Lyon, FRA – Le Radiant
10/12 Milano, ITA – Alcatraz
10/14 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
10/15 Prague, CZE – Tipsport Arena
10/16 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
10/18 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
10/19 Katowice, POL – Spodek
10/21 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
10/22 Den Bosch, NET – Mainstage Brabanthallen
10/23 Brussels, BEL – Forest National
10/25 Zurich, SWI – Samsung Hall
10/26 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
10/28 Munich, GER – Zenith
10/29 Dusseldorf, GER – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
10/30 Hamburg, GER – edel-optics.de Arena
10/31 Gothenburg, SWE – Partille Arena
11/02 Helsinki, FIN – Ice Hall
11/04 Stockholm, SWE – Annexet
11/05 Copenhagen, DEN – Forum
11/06 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene

Carcass Premiere Animated Video For New Song “Dance Of Ixtab (Psychopomp & Circumstance March No. 1 In B)”

Carcass have premiered an animated video for their new song “Dance Of Ixtab (Psychopomp & Circumstance March No. 1 In B.” This track is from the band’s new album “Torn Arteries,” which will be released on September 17. Jeff Walker commented:

“The song is a foot stomping festival anthem that will go unheard in an empty, vacuous, post covid world “stadium”, where used Lateral Flow Tests blow around as litter in the breeze.”

Carcass Premiere New Song “Kelly’s Meat Emporium”

Carcass have premiered a new song titled “Kelly’s Meat Emporium.” This track is from the band’s new album “Torn Arteries,” which will be released on September 17.

Jeff Walker said the following about the new song:

“The working title for ‘Kelly’s’ was originally ‘Stock Carcass’. We knew that one was a real meat-and-potatoes track for the album.”

He also added the following about the album’s artwork, which was created by Zbigniew Bielak:

“It’s very clean, white, which we’ve never done before. It doesn’t look evil, or typically death metal, but I like how clean it is; almost like a coffee table book.” This new album presents images, lyrics, and sounds that so distinctly scream Carcass, but ferry us into a new era of production, songwriting, and art all together.”

“I think as our 7th album, it does stand out from the others both sonically and stylistically. You can definitely tell that it’s Carcass; when you drop that needle on the vinyl, when you hear that guitar tone, you can tell it’s Bill Steer, but each album is always a product of its time.”

“Torn Arteries” Track Listing:

01. “Torn Arteries”
02. “Dance Of Ixtab (Psychopomp & Circumstance March No. 1)”
03. “Eleanor Rigor Mortis”
04. “Under The Scalpel Blade”
05. “The Devil Rides Out”
06. “Flesh Ripping Sonic Torment Limited”
07. “Kelly’s Meat Emporium”
08. “In God We Trust”
09. “Wake Up And Smell The Carcass / Caveat Emptor”
10. “The Scythe’s Remorseless Swing”

Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Carcass, And Unto Others Announce European/UK Tour

Arch Enemy and Behemoth will be hitting the road on a co-headlining European/UK tour next year. Carcass and Unto Others will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/28 Dublin, IRE – Olympia Theatre
09/30 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
10/01 Manchester, UK – O2 Academy
10/02 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
10/03 London, UK – O2 Academy
10/05 Paris, FRA – Le Zenith
10/06 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
10/08 Lisbon, POR – Sala Tejo
10/09 Madrid, SPA – Palacio Vistalegre
10/10 Barcelona, SPA – Palau Sant Jordi
10/12 Lyon, FRA – Le Radiant
10/13 Milano, ITA – Alcatraz
10/15 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
10/16 Prague, CZE – Tipsport Arena
10/17 Katowice, POL – MCK
10/19 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
10/20 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
10/22 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
10/23 Den Bosch, NET – Mainstage Brabanthallen
10/24 Brussels, BEL – Forest National
10/26 Zurich, SWI – Samsung Hall
10/27 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
10/29 Munich, GER – Zenith
10/30 Dusseldorf, GEr – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
10/31 Hamburg, GER – Edel-optics.de Arena
11/01 Gothenburg, SWE – Partille Arena
11/03 Helsinki, FIN – Ice Hall
11/05 Stockholm, SWE – Annexet
11/06 Copenhagen, DEN – Forum

Carcass Premiere New Song “The Long And Winding Bier Road”

Carcass have premiered a new song titled “The Long And Winding Bier Road.” This track is from the band’s new EP “Despicable,” which will be released on October 30. Vocalist/bassist Jeff Walker commented:

“The gift that keeps on giving, if you want it or not. Please try not to stare this gift horse too hard in the mouth….another song from the forthcoming EP taken from the new album recording session…..don’t worry there are still unreleased songs with even dafter titles!”

Carcass To Release New EP “Despicable” In October, Premiere New Song “The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue”

Carcass will be releasing a new EP titled “Despicable” on October 30. A video for the effort’s first single “The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue” can be found below:

Jeff Walker commented:

“Well, the COVID situation has put the release of the new Carcass album on the backburner for the time being. Given that we said there’d be new music in August, we thought it would be cool to have a stop-gap release and let you hear some of the tracks that never quite made the cut. Don’t say we never give you anything. Enjoy.”

“Despicable” Track Listing:

01. “The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue”
02. “The Long And Winding Bier Road”
03. “Under The Scalpel Blade” (album version)
04. “Slaughtered In Soho”