Extreme metal legends Carcass are back with their first album in almost two decades. It was announced this week that the band had signed a new worldwide deal (excluding Japan) with Nuclear Blast Records.
The new album titled Sugical Steel will be released world wide this autumn.
The band is comprised of original members Guitarist Bill Steer and Bass/Vocalist Jeff Walker. Joining them will be Drummer Dan Wilding (Aborted, Trigger the Bloodshed) and Guitarist Ben Ash (Pig Iron, Desolation, Liquefied Skeleton). Also the band have teased their fans with the hint of some guest vocals from origianl drummer Ken Owen.
Carcass have released the following statement about their upcoming album and new label home:
"We are pleased to announce that we have found the perfect home for Surgical Steel, the first CARCASS album for, what, eighteen years?! We've inked a deal with NUCLEAR BLAST for our new
We have to thank MARKUS STAIGER [Owner of Nuclear Records] for his enthusiasm and belief in what he heard, but mostly his ability to take advantage of JEFF with a bad hangover when he visited the office in Stuttgart to let him be the first to hear the rough mixes. NUCLEAR BLAST has managed to secure this release despite interest from all the main players in what remains of the metal 'music industry'.
We're also looking forward to working with our pals in the US Office, who have done favors for us behind the scenes over the last few years. On a personal note, JEFF looks forward to his and label manager GERARDO MARTINEZ' friendship to come crashing down in flames and tears in a few months.
As long as we don't mention 'The War' we think we're going to do just fine with our new Teutonic home!"
Carcass will be one of the headline acts at the Damnation Festival on the 2nd November as a UK festival exclusive for 2013.