British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS will release a new EP, “Despicable”, on October 30 via Nuclear Blast and one of the tracks from the EP, “The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue” can be streamed below.
The track listing for “Despicable” is as follows:
- The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue
- The Long And Winding Bier Road
- Under The Scalpel Blade (album version)
- Slaughtered In Soho
“Despicable” can be pre-ordered at this location.
CARCASS‘s new album, “Torn Arteries”, was originally scheduled for release on August 7 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The name of the follow-up to 2013’s “Surgical Steel” was revealed by guitarist Bill Steer in an interview with Australia’s Heavy.
“Well the COVID-19 situation has put the release of the new CARCASS album on the back burner for the time being. Given that we said there’d be new music in August we thought it would be cool to have a stop gap release and let you hear some of the tracks that never quite made the cut. Don’t say we never give you anything. Enjoy.” – Jeff Walker
True metal originators, CARCASS have released several classic albums over the years and changed the trajectory of extreme metal with each consecutive release. Whether it was inventing gore-grind (“Reek of Putrefaction” & “Symphonies of Sickness”) or creating the template for melodic death metal (“Heartwork”), CARCASS has always made records by which bars were set and rules were broken. After a 10 year hiatus (1996-2006), the band mounted a comeback, resurrecting their blistering death-laden riffs and eventually released their 6th album, “Surgical Steel” (2013) and supported the record over the years with continuous touring, including Download, Hellfest, Deathfest, Decibel’s Metal & Beer Festival, tours with Testament, Slayer, Napalm Death, Obituary and Voivod to name a few.
Now, seven years after their last record the band returns to the extreme metal throne with a new EP, “Despicable,” out in Oct 2020, which serves as a precursor to their next full-length’s impending destruction.