CARCASS Sign Deal For New AlbumMonday, 13th May 2013
While the name of the label still remains a secret, legendary British extreme metal band CARCASS inked a deal on May 9 for the release of their comeback album, “Surgical Steel“. CARCASS recently recruited Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ACCEPT, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY) to mix their upcoming album. Originally, Colin Richardson (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD, NAPALM DEATH) was to produce the long-awaited album but abandoned the project two weeks into the mixing process. Walker claimed that Richardson walked away from the mix in order to work on the new TRIVIUM album. “Surgical Steel” will be CARCASS’ first studio LP in 17 years and is due in late 2013. The comeback album will feature guest vocals from original drummer, Ken Owen.
In a new interview conducted last month in Chile, Walker talked about the new CARCASS CD: “We think we’ve made a good album, so it’s gonna be very interesting when people get to hear the record. We can’t wait to see what people think.” He continued: “It sounds like CARCASS. Even the drumming sounds like CARCASS. Everything about it… I think it’s gonna shock people, how good it is. I think it’s got all the elements that people like, yet it still sounds fresh. So that’s all I can say, really, ’cause we don’t really sound like any other band, and the fact that after 17 years, we wrote music and it still sounds like CARCASS, I think it’s good.”
While guitarist Michael Amott and drummer Daniel Erlandsson had been touring with the band since reuniting in 2007, they are currently no longer involved with the group due to scheduling conflicts with their primary band, ARCH ENEMY.