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]

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Guitarist Ben Ash Exits Carcass

Guitarist Ben Ash has announced his departure from Carcass. He says he is leaving to “focus on getting back into an educational role,” and to work on other projects. The band look to have recruited Tom Draper as his replacement.

Carcass Hoping To Release New Album At The End Of 2017

Carcass‘ Bill Steer recently was recently interviewed by Dead Rhetoric, and was asked about the band’s progress on their new album. Steer said there is about six songs “in the bag,” and that they were shooting for a late 2017 release.

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Steer said the following about following up “Surgical Steel”:

“It does have to be a step up from the last record. All I would say is there has to be small stylistic elements that haven’t appeared on Carcass records before. We’re going to be walking the tightrope of sounding like the band Carcass and bringing in new elements. There’s nothing valid to say if we’re going to do a retread…what’s the point? That was a very nice summary of our previous records. We updated all of the stylistic parts of those albums without trying. It just happened.”

He also added the following when asked for a timeline:

“We’ve got a couple of festivals next year, so in other words: an enormous amount of free time. Once we get started, we work very quickly, especially with Jeff. Jeff’s got a real work ethic, so we’ll have something we feel is in very good shape to play to him, then he comes in and critiques that. It’s just like a distillation process. Sometimes it takes a while for a song to reach a point where we’re all happy with it, other times, it happens on that day. I think we should have an album that’s available by the end of the year [2017]. But I know how the industry has changed…so if it’s not happening, it’s not happening. We can’t really rush this. We don’t want to waste anyone’s time, including our own by putting out something substandard.”

Carcass Announce 2016 Tour With Deafheaven & Inter Arma

Carcass have announced a 2016 tour with Deafheaven and Inter Arma. Check out the dates below.

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Tour Dates:

11/07 Baton Rouge, LA – The Varsity Theatre
11/09 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
11/10 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
11/11 Saint Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre
11/14 Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s by the Sea
11/15 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
11/17 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
11/18 Reading, PA – Reverb
11/19 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom
11/20 Patchogue, NY – The Emporium
11/21 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theatre
11/22 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre
11/23 Cleveland, OH – The Agora Theatre and Ballroom
11/24 Kitchener, ON – Dallas
11/25 Valparaiso, IN – Big Shots
11/26 Columbia, MO – Blue Note
11/27 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre

Carcass Announce 2016 North American Tour With Crowbar, Ghoul, & Night Demon

Carcass have annonced a 2016 headlining tour. The band will also be joined special guests Crowbar, Ghoul, and Night Demon.

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Tour Dates:

07/17 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
07/19 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
07/20 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
07/22 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
07/23 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
07/24 West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre
07/25 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
07/26 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
07/27 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
07/29 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
07/30 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
07/31 Columbus, OH – Park Street Saloon
08/01 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
08/02 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
08/03 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
08/04 New York, NY – Gramercy
08/05 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place

Carcass To Release “Surgical Steel” Box Set In February

Carcass will be releasing a new box set version of their album “Surgical Steel” on February 19. It will be limited to 2500 copies, and will contain the album, along with their “Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel“ EP. You can pick it up on their upcoming tour with Slayer, and Testament, or preorder it HERE.