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CARCASS: Release New Single ‘Captive Bolt Pistol’

Disinterred British extreme metal legends, Carcass, have made the brand new track ‘Captive Bolt Pistol’ available for streaming and download for FREE here. The song comes from their highly-anticipated sixth full-length album Surgical Steel, which will be released on September 16 in the UK.

Stream ‘Captive Bolt Pistol’ on YouTube:

‘Captive Bolt Pistol’ shows once again Carcass are pushing the envelope and creating a unique sound while still sounding like classic Carcass. If ‘Captive Bolt Pistol’ is anything to go by, this album could be as definitive as the mighty Heartwork. Hopefully this song and many more from the new album will be played at the great Damnation Festival in November.

Surgical Steel, the band’s first studio release since their 1996 LP Swansong, was produced by Colin Richardson (Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower, Gorefest, Cannibal Corpse, Sinister, Rodrigo Y Gabriela) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Accept, Exodus, Testament).

“We went back to working with Ian Tilton, who is an iconic English photographer famous for working with The Stone Roses,” stated frontman Jeff Walker regarding the cover artwork. “He actually did the front cover for Necroticism… as well. We’ve deliberately tried to evoke the feeling of that album and Heartwork.”

Carcass Band Photo

Joining guitarist Bill Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker in the band’s current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding (Aborted, Trigger the Bloodshed) and guitarist Ben Ash (Pig Iron, Desolation, Liquefied Skeleton). Expect some guest vocals from original sticksman Ken Owen as well, when Surgical Steel is finally released this Autumn.

Check out a trailer previewing music from Surgical Steel:

Carcass has released several classic albums over the years, including Decibel Magazine “Hall of Fame” inductees Heartwork and NecroticismDescanting the Insalubrious and their influence has changed the face of extreme metal with every consecutive release. Whether it was inventing gore-grind (i.e. Reek of Putrefaction, Symphonies of Sickness) or creating the template for melodic death metal (i.e. Heartwork), Carcass has always made records by which bars were set and rules were broken. Upon the band’s dismantling in 1996, fans mourned the loss of the seminal act and longed that the group would return again one day. In 2007, the metal world got its wish as Carcass reformed to play several sold-out reunion shows around the globe. Once again re-motivated to administer a shot of cynicism and infectious riffs into the arm of a sickly metal scene, founding members Bill Steer and Jeff Walker began writing what would become the latest output of their highly influential career, Surgical Steel. Only the choicest of cuts were made – blood, sweat and tears were shed to bring us a record worthy of the Carcass legacy. In short, Surgical Steel is just what the doctor ordered.

Carcass - Surgical Steel

Pre-order ‘Surgical Steel’: http://smarturl.it/SurgicalSteelCD

For more info visit the band’s Facebook page.

Jack
About Jack (874 Articles)
I am a recent graduate from the University of Essex in Colchester where by the luck of Odin I met the editor, Dom. I first got into metal when I was 13 and now I am 22 and own an uncountable amount of band T-shirts. I also regularly attend gigs (local and in neighbouring areas) as well as festivals. My musical taste is varied; I like nu metal (my first love), thrash, black, death, doom, folk, sludge (my favourite genre), symphonic and many more of the multiple genres that metal has to offer, I even like some metalcore (I know it's a dirty word within some metal circles but some of it is outstanding). One of my most memorable metal moments was meeting Grand Magus at the Bloodstock signing tent and having the whole tent to myself, spending a few minutes talking to them.

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