British extreme metal legends CARCASS will release their sixth full-length album, Surgical Steel, on September 16th (UK), September 13th (Rest of Europe) and September 17th (North America). Trooper Entertainment released the album on September 4th in Japan with two bonus tracks, 'A Wraith In The Apparatus' and 'Intensive Battery Brooding'. Complete details (in Japanese) can be found here
Surgical Steel, the band’s first studio release since their 1996 LP Swansong, was produced by Colin Richardson (NAPALM DEATH, BOLT THROWER, GOREFEST, CANNIBAL CORPSE, SINISTER, RODRIGO Y GABRIELA) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ACCEPT, EXODUS, TESTAMENT). Joining guitarist Bill Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker in the band's current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding (ABORTED, TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED) and guitarist Ben Ash (PIG IRON, DESOLATION, LIQUEFIED SKELETON). Expect some guest vocals from original sticksman Ken Owen as well, when Surgical Steel is finally released this fall worldwide.
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.”
Surgical Steel tracklisting:
'Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System'
'A Congealed Clot Of Blood'
'The Master Butcher's Apron'
'Noncompliance to ASTM F 899-12 Standard'
'The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills'
'Unfit For Human Consumption'
'316L Grade Surgical Steel'
'Captive Bolt Pistol'
'Mount Of Execution'
'Intensive Battery Brooding' (digipack and Japanese bonus track)
'A Wraith In The Apparatus' (Japanese bonus track)
Full album stream:
A brief tour of The United States in support of Surgical Steel has totally sold out well in advance:
23 - Reggie’s - Chicago, IL (with MACABRE) - SOLD OUT
25 - Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY (with IMMOLATION) - SOLD OUT
26 - Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY (with Immolation) - SOLD OUT
28 - The Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA (with EXHUMED) - SOLD OUT
29 - The Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA (with Exhumed) - SOLD OUT
Carcass jokingly stated, "Yep, that's right WE SOLD OUT. Around the time of Reek Of Putrefaction - first demo was the best. Thanks to everyone who has bought a ticket - see you down the front row... we have no choice!"