Amott Was Opposed To New Carcass, Says Steer


I worked all fucking live long day, and am home, like a lame-ass, drinking by myself and writing about metal.

Living the life, people…living the life.

I was reading Blabbermouth before, and Carcass bassist and vocalist Jeff Walker and guitarist Bill Steer apparently did an interview where they discuss the non-participation of guitarist Michael Amott and drummer Daniel Erlandsson.

“In all honesty, once Michael had stepped out of Carcass again, that’s when we could entertain the idea of doing the new record,” Steer revealed.

“He’d made it very clear from the outset that he’d no interest or belief in there being a new Carcass record. It’s really hard to tell if maybe he felt we were incapable of doing it, or if maybe he was just speaking out of loyalty to Arch Enemy. I don’t know. But once the reunion shows were over, Michael basically said, ‘Look, I’m gonna be busy for a few years — you guys do whatever you’re gonna do.’ That meant Jeff and I could talk seriously about doing new material, because neither of us were being pulled in another direction like Michael was.

“Carcass had become our main band and had priority treatment.”

And good thing it did. Because the new album is sound shit.

When Mike left, Erlandsson followed suit. “It’s very much a package deal with those two because they’re in the same band, and they’ve invested so much in it,” Steer offered.

“There’s no way that either Jeff or I could condemn them for doing that because Arch Enemy is their thing — especially for Michael. It’s a band that’s made its name from his direction — obviously his lady is involved, and until recently his brother was. So, it’s always gonna mean more to him than Carcass, and we can understand that.”

Walker agreed: “Arch Enemy is Mike’s band. So are Spiritual Beggars. And Carcass is our band. It just doesn’t mean as much to him as it does to me and Bill.”

Read the rest of what they said here.

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