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

Carcass To Release New Song “Under The Scalpel Blade” Next Month

Carcass have announced that they will be releasing a new song titled “Under The Scalpel Blade” as part of Decibel‘s flexi disc series. The track was recorded during the sessions for the band’s upcoming album and fans can get it by signing up for a deluxe subscription to the magazine before November 4. Furthermore, the group are also planning to perform the song live during their December 14 set at the Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA.

Carcass Have “Probably Close To 50 Minutes’ Worth Of Music” Demoed For Next Album

Carcass guitarist Bill Steer was recently interviewed by the WSOU radio station during the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest in Philadelphia, PA, and was asked if the band have been working on a follow-up to “Surgical Steel.” He responded with the following:

“I’ve sort of lost count of how many years have gone by since that last record, but I think it’s around five. And yeah, it feels long overdue that we tackle a new record. We did demo a bunch of stuff at Christmas — it was probably close to 50 minutes’ worth of music — but we’re not gonna stop; we’re gonna keep on writing so that we’ve got quite a lot of material and we can pick the best stuff for the album. So quite when it will be recorded definitively, I don’t know, but it will have to be this year. I mean, me and Dan [drummer Daniel Wilding] are going stir crazy, really — we’re so keen to do it.”

[via Blabbermouth]