English metal legends CARCASS are back with their first collection of new music in 7 years, “Despicable,” coming October 30th via Nuclear Blast. On September 18th the band released a new song titled “The Long And Winding Bier Road,” which can be viewed below.
Commenting on the song, founding vocalist/bassist Jeff Walker states: “The gift that keeps on giving, if you want it or not. Please try not to stare this gift horse too hard in the mouth….another song from the forthcoming EP taken from the new album recording session…..don’t worry there are still unreleased songs with even dafter titles!”
The new single, “The Long And Winding Bier Road,” follows the EP’s previously revealed songs, “The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue” and “Under The Scalpel Blade.”
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.
- Bill Steer / Guitar
- Jeff Walker / Bass, Vocals
- Daniel Wilding / Drums
- Tom Draper / Guitars