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Carcass Releasing Surgical Steel B-Sides and Bonus Tracks on Vinyl EP?

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This morning, Carcass posted the below image, along with the caption “Sshhhhhh! Mum’s the word!”, on Facebook:

Carcass - Surgical Remission:Surplus SteelNow, I’m no detective or anything, but this would seem to suggest that Carcass and Nuclear Blast are getting ready to release an EP called Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel on colored vinyl. I dunno. Just a shot in the dark.

Assuming this is the case and not just, like, the worst joke since that shitty deathcore band did that shitty thing that they did, it seems logical that those five songs listed on the sticker will be the songs included on the EP. So what are those songs, exactly? No Clean Singing provides this helpful rundown:

“‘A Wraith In the Apparatus’ appeared as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of Surgical Steel; ‘Intensive Battery Brooding’ was the B-side on a 7″ vinyl single for ‘Captive Bolt Pistol’ and also appeared as a Japanese bonus track on Surgical Steel; ‘Zochrot’ was a single recorded during the Surgical Steel sessions that appeared as a Flexi-disc in the October 2013 issue of Decibel magazine; I’m pretty sure ‘Livestock Marketplace’ was another song recorded during the Surgical Steel sessions but so far as I know it hasn’t been previously released; and ‘1985 (Reprise)’ may be some sort of re-working of Surgical Steel’s first track.”

I’ve heard “Zochrot” and the original version of “1985” (of course no duh), but the rest of those tracks are new to me, and, presumably, a lot of you as well. So yes I would like to own this please. Hopefully Nuclear Blast will announce something official sooner rather than later.

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