CARCASS Announce Release Of “Captive Bolt Pistol” On 7″ Vinyl In AugustTuesday, 23rd July 2013
British metal pioneers CARCASS will release their sixth full-length album, Surgical Steel, on September 17 in North America. Announced today, CARCASS will issue a 7″ vinyl single for the track “Captive Bolt Pistol” just prior to the release of Surgical Steel. The cover artwork for the vinyl single is available for viewing below, in addition to the official video for the song.
Surgical Steel was produced by Colin Richardson (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD, NAPALM DEATH, SLIPKNOT, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE) and mixed by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ACCEPT, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY). Joining guitarist Bill Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker in CARCASS’ current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding (ABORTED, TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED) and guitarist Ben Ash (PIG IRON, DESOLATION, LIQUEFIED SKELETON). CARCASS’ first studio LP since 1996′s Swansong will feature guest vocals from original drummer Ken Owen.
About the album artwork, Jeff Walker states: “We went back to working with Ian Tilton, who is an iconic English photographer famous for working with THE STONE ROSES. He actually did the front cover for Necroticism… as well. We’ve deliberately tried to evoke the feeling of that album and Heartwork.”
Yesterday, the remastered rendition of their 1993 classic album, Heartwork was released on CD and LP in Europe here, through Earache Records in North America and digitally here. Heartwork was CARCASS’ first release to land in the top 50 of the UK charts. The album has been specially remastered from the original tapes using Full Dynamic Range (FDR) mastering, giving the whole album a more ferocious, intense and dynamic sound than the original Heartwork album.
Surgical Steel track listing (unconfirmed order):
The Master Butcher’s Apron
The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills
A Congealed Clot Of Blood
A Wraith In The Apparatus
316l Grade Surgical Steel
Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System
Captive Bolt Pistol
Intensive Battery Brooding
None Compliance To Astm F899-12 Standard
Mount Of Execution
Unfit For Human Consumption