Wait. You hadn’t heard?
A revamped version of Carcass has tracked a comeback album (Surgical Steel), which should be out sometime later this year.
Just last week, Carcass signed a new record deal, but they’re not saying who with. Not yet, at least.
“Did we not tell you? We signed a deal for the new album last Thursday for the World (excluding Japan),” the band writes online.
“Can you guess which label it might have been with?”
Well, let’s look at the situation and make an educated guess, shall we?
A new Carcass album will sell. But none of the majors would touch Carcass, so we’ll limit this discussion to the metal labels.
Carcass wouldn’t sign with Victory, and Earache’s out of the equation, simply because they’re not big enough anymore to deal with Carcass. And why would the band go back there anyways?
Also too tiny are Season of Mist and Prosthetic Records. Add to that any other label you would consider “smaller.”
So that narrows it down to Nuclear Blast, Relapse, Century Media, Metal Blade, or Roadrunner. Relapse would be awesome, but I’m guessing they’re not willing to shell out the kind of cash Carcass is likely to command.
Metal Blade could be possible, and would make sense, but something tells me they’re not the label.
That leaves Nuclear Blast, Roadrunner and Century Media.
If they signed with Roadrunner, I’d be bummed. I don’t think they would, seeing as Colin Richardson quit the mix of their album to do Trivium’s new one. That would leave a bad taste in my mouth, and since Trivium are signed with Roadrunner, I’d likely turn them down.
Nuclear Blast would be an awesome label for them to sign with, but again, something just tells me it won’t be them.
That leaves Century Media…unless Carcass really wanna fuck with us, and signed with Sumerian. Ipecac would be an awesome signing but not very likely.
I vote for Century Media. Let’s see if I’m right.
Who do you think they’ve signed with?
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