Colin Richardson Quits the New Carcass Album
Forget being one of the most anticipated albums of the year — Carcass’ forthcoming Surgical Steel, the band’s first new record in seventeen years, is probably one of the most anticipated metal albums of all time. And while I honestly have no idea what it means for the album’s quality, I was kinda sad to read that the esteemed Colin Richardson — who has produced every Carcass album since Symphonies of Sickness — has left the project. Says Bill Steer in a recent interview with interview with El Santuario Del Rock:
“He quit yesterday. He was two weeks into mixing the album and he decided that he didn’t want to continue. So Andy Sneap is taking over. [Richardson] produced the album. It’s just that he’s hit a brick wall with the mix and doesn’t want to continue. So we’re bringing in Andy Sneap to do the mix now. It’s a shame, but we finished recording the album three months ago. There are a lot of reasons for it, but the main reason is that he says he is burnt out. I guess it will be a positive thing to bring in some fresh ears.”
Obviously Andy Sneap is no slouch so I don’t interpret this as a bad sign, necessarily… but it does make me kinda nervous insofar as, in this specific instance, with expectations so high, any hiccup in the process would probably make me kinda nervous. I dunno… what do you guys think?
Carcass’ Surgical Steel will be out sometime this year, assuming they finish mixing it. They’re probably gonna wanna go ahead and master it, too.