Carcass Confirm They Are Working On New Album With Aborted Drummer

Jeff Walker

Now, I hope the Mayans were wrong. Dead wrong.

Knowing that a new Carcass record is officially in the works has me harder than a petrified forrest.

Today, Carcass confirmed the are working on their first new studio album in seventeen years with producer Colin Richardson.

Jeff Walker tells Decibel the latest incarnation of the outfit includes him along with Bill Steer on guitars and vocals and Daniel Wilding from Aborted on drums.

Another guitarist will be tapped for live shows with Walker stating that the group have someone in mind for that position.

So no Michael Amott, huh? That’s fucking lame. I wonder why Mike would not want to take part.

“We’ve taken stylistic cues from all the albums because it’s in our blood, but it’s no rehash or mess of ideas,” Walker says.

“I think it sounds almost like the missing link between the third and forth albums but with some groove in there. I’ve jokingly christened some parts ‘Trad Blast’ and some ‘Death Sleaze’… don’t think for a minute this is just some nostalgic throwback album—we’re setting up another 17 years of ideas for other bands to copy and clean up on [laughs].”

Steer will be doing back-ups, and “it’s more along the lines of how I envisioned him backing me up on Heartwork. That said, my own vocals have a hell of a lot more range than they did in the past solely down to the luxury of having time to record them—I did all the vox for Heartwork in two days and it shows! Also, (hopefully) Ken [Owen] will make an appearance—we just need to tidy a few loose ends before the mix.”

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