Liverpudlian grinders Carcass have chosen Nuclear Blast as the vessel for the worldwide unleashing of upcoming album ‘Surgical Steel’ (with the exception of Japan), release date will be sometime in the fall (TBC). ‘Surgical Steel’, the band’s first full length since 1996’s ‘Swansong’, was produced by Colin Richardson, with the mixing and mastering duties handled by Andy Sneap. The band released the following statement:
“We are pleased to announce that we have found the perfect home for ‘Surgical Steel’, the first Carcass album for, what, eighteen years?! We’ve inked a deal with Nuclear Blast for our new baby.
We have to thank Markus Staiger for his enthusiasm and belief in what he heard, but mostly his ability to take advantage of Jeff with a bad hangover when he visited the office in Stuttgart to let him be the first to hear the rough mixes. Nuclear Blast has managed to secure this release despite interest from all the main players in what remains of the metal ‘music industry’.
We’re also looking forward to working with our pals in the US Office, who have done favors for us behind the scenes over the last few years. On a personal note, Jeff looks forward to his and label manager Gerardo Martinez’ friendship to come crashing down in flames and tears in a few months.
As long as we don’t mention ‘The War’ we think we’re going to do just fine with our new Teutonic home!”
Nuclear Blast owner and founder Markus Staiger had this to say:
“One of my all-time favorite UK Metal Bands signed recently to Nuclear Blast – it feels like a dream come true. When Jeff Walker let me listen to the new record I knew immediately that Carcass made one of their best albums ever! It is a perfect mixture of Heartwork and Necroticism with a massive production to boot. The album is without a doubt just as perfect and lethal as surgical steel itself, and exactly what both old and new fans have waited for eagerly all of these years!
I am very proud to say, Carcass – welcome to the Nuclear family. It is an honor to work with this legendary metal band.”
The new look Carcass which features drummer Dan Wilding (Aborted, Trigger The Bloodshed) and guitarist Ben Ash (Pig Iron, Desolation, Liquefied Skeleton) alongside the familiar faces of Jeff Walker and Bill Steer, will be appearing at the following festivals this year:
Maryland Deathfest (USA)
Brutal Assault (Czech)
Party San (Germany)
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