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”

Carcass Delay New Album Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

Carcass’ new album, “Torn Arteries,” has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“Well there’s no way our new album is gonna get released in August now, what with the ongoing pandemic, CD & vinyl manufacturers have closed and label distribution has been put on hold for the foreseeable future. There’s more pressing things to be concerned with right now, correct? Bunker down, look after yourselves, let’s see the next few months through and we’ll get the album released as soon as there’s some kind of return to ‘normality’”

Carcass Cancel Australian Tour

Carcass have cancelled their Australian tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s an official statement:

“Due to the very unfortunate circumstances surrounding the Download Festival cancellation and now the newly enforced government regulations, Soundworks Touring regrets to inform the public that all appearances on the scheduled Carcass Australian tour have been cancelled. This has been an incredibly difficult decision to make, but one we now have no choice in. Ticket purchasers will receive a refund via point of purchase. We urge everyone to please be patient during the refund process. We sincerely apologise for all disappointment and inconvenience caused by these decisions made. We are 100% committed to rescheduling a headlining Carcass tour to a later time frame when world health concerns settle.”

Carcass Reveal Title For New Album

During a recent interview with Heavy, Bill Steer revealed that Carcass’ new album will be called “Torn Arteries.” As previously reported, that record will be released on August 7. Steer had the following to say about the title:

“[Ken Owen] had a fictitious band called TORN ARTERIES and he recorded everything himself in his bedroom — guitar and he’d actually bang on boxes and kind of scream into the mic. And the whole thing was so distorted, it kind of sounded super heavy, even though essentially you were listening to a guy with a Spanish guitar and a couple of boxes. I think Jeff [Walker] appreciates the connection to the past and the fact that it was another Ken Owen classic. So that was his choice, really, and it stuck.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Carcass Stream New Song “Under The Scalpel Blade”

Carcass are streaming a new song titled “Under The Scalpel Blade.” The track, which was recorded during the band’s new album sessions, was previously released as part of Decibel’s flexi disc series and it is now available in digital outlets as well. Jeff Walker commented:

“It’s always difficult trying to decide what new song to expose people to, especially given an absence of nearly seven years???? With that in mind here’s a slow throw away number we cobbled together, and NO the title was NOT plagiarized from the Disorder album of the same title before you ask!”

Carcass Announce Australian Tour

Carcass have announced a March Australian tour. Here’s the dates:

03/20 Melbourne, AUS – Download
03/21 Sydney, AUS – Download
03/24 Hobart, AUS – Altar
03/25 Brisbane, AUS – Triffid
03/26 Adelaide, AUS – Lion Arts Factory
03/28 Perth, AUS – Slayfest