WHOA: Are Carcass Recording a New Studio Album???
Take this with a grain of salt until it’s official… but I wouldn’t be that shocked if it were true. From Blabbermouth:
“Reactivated British extreme metal legends CARCASS are rumored to be putting the finishing touches on their first studio album in 17 years with acclaimed producer Colin Richardson (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD, NAPALM DEATH, SLIPKNOT, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE). The band has yet to secure a label home for the effort, which is expected in early 2013.”
Apparently neither Necroticism-era guitarist Michael Amott, nor his Arch Enemy bandmate who’d be touring with Carcass, drummer Daniel Erlandsson, were involved with the album’s creation, seeing as AE is their full-time gig*; Heaven Shall Burn’s Matthias Voigt handled drumming duties instead. Needless to say, Bill Steer and Jeff Walker, who I think most fans would agree are the “deal breaker” members of the group, are both on board.
It’s hard not to be excited by this news… the album may completely fail to live up to expectations, but you have to be rooting for Carcass to hit the ball way, way, WAY outta the fucking park, right?
*Please excuse my use of the above photo — it was the best I could do!