"UK behemoths Carcass have confirmed their sixth album will be entitled ‘Surgical Steel’ and will be released later this year.
The grind kings are wrapping up the final mixes of ‘Surgical Steel’ with long-term producer Colin Richardson at the helm and are talking to labels to release. The album – the band’s first studio outing since 1996’s ‘Swansong’ – will be the first to feature new drummer Dan Wilding (Aborted/ Heaven Shall Burn/ Trigger The Bloodshed) and also features guest vocals from original sticksman Ken Owen.
Guitarist Bill Steer told Terrorizer. “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.”
‘Surgical Steel’ mixes
Terrorizer has heard rough mixes from the album and is delighted to report the 17-year wait will be worth it. The songs capture the spirit of the band’s previous albums without emulating or rehashing former g(l)ories.
Says Bill: “It definitely sounds like Carcass. I think we just generally by accident captured the flavour 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.”"
Information retrieved from: http://www.terrorizer.com/2013/02/27/carcass-exclusively-reveal-album-title-to-terrorizer/
SO MUCH AWESOME !!!!!!
Best news of the damn year !
Ken is feeling well enough to do some work on it ? Bill Steer is motivated ? Colin Richardson is producing ? Jeez this is gonna be bad ass !
Thanks for the heads up JayR :)
Carcass Tap New Mixer For “Surgical Steel” After Colin Richardson Quits.
Carcass‘ forthcoming new studio album “Surgical Steel” has a new mixer behind the boards. Colin Richardson (Slipknot, Machine Head) has walked away from the project after taking a stab at it for two weeks.
In light of his decision, Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Arch Enemy) has been brought onboard to helm the process. Band bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker recently said to Colombia’s El Santuario Del Rock
“He quit yesterday. He was two weeks into mixing the album and he decided that he didn’t want to continue. So Andy Sneap is taking over. [Colin’s] produced the album. It’s just that he’s hit a brick wall with the mix and doesn’t want to continue. And so we’re bringing in Andy Sneap to do the mix now. It’s a shame, but we finished recording the album three months ago. There are a lot of reasons for it, but the main reason is that he says he is burnt out. I guess it will be a positive thing to bring in some fresh ears.”
Andy is good so that doesn’t scare me that much lol
Well if he keep this mix in this Teaser, it’s gonna be good.
First song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WiIyYg1sv4
Album cover: http://www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Carcass-Surgical-Steel.jpg
album art is revealed:
… and finally the release dates:
The eagerly-anticipated album will be released on September 16 (UK), September 13 (Rest of Europe) and September 17 (North America).
2. Thrasher’s Abattoir
3. Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System
4. A Congealed Clot of Blood
5. The Master Butcher’s Apron
6. Noncompliance to ASTM F 899-12 Standard
7. The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills
8. Unfit for Human Consumption
9. 316 L Grade Surgical Steel
10. Captive Bolt Pistol
11. Mount of Execution
Holy crap this is going to be amazing.
Leaked before blogs got access. What were the chances of that… *eyeroll*