Nov 29, 2012

Wake up and smell a NEW Carcass album

Blabbermouth has apparently got a whiff of some exciting news. Turns out that pioneers of the second wave of extreme metal, Carcass, might be quietly working on a brand new album. Their last (and a rather lackluster) effort was released in 1996 and appropriately called "Swansong" citing the group was to disband.

If the rumour is correct, the band which briefly reunited in 2008, will be recording the first album in more than 16 years without Michael Ammot. Michael hinted this past summer that he is too busy with Arch Enemy and Spiritual Beggars to concentrate on another project.

"I'm not working with Carcass at the moment. From what I hear they're working on something new, but it's not with me. I'm not included in it. I don't know. I don't comment. [laughs] I don't really know what they're working on, so it's not really for me to say, but whatever it is I wish them well, of course. I had a great time doing the reunion shows; we played a lot of shows in 2008, 2009, 2010, and I had a fantastic time at those shows. I'm a very busy guy as well, so I could see why I wouldn't be included. I've pretty much got a full-time thing going on with Arch Enemy, and I'm with Spiritual Beggars on top of that. It's very difficult for me to fit in a third band with touring and everything."

While Daniel Erlandsson (also Arch Enemy) would likely be replaced on drums with Matthias Voigt of German death metaller's Heaven Shall Burn, there is no word who, if anybody would fill the guitar spot  after it is vacated by Ammot.

Also, not sure how serious will Bill Steer's involvement be in the band. He has long since moved on from death metal to other ventures including his surprising 70s fused rock band Firebird.

Either way, a rumour about a possible Carcass reunion, album and tour is an exciting set of news coming from Walker and crew.


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