|Carcariass is a Death Metal band, created in 1991, originating from Besançon (France). The current line-up is Pascal Lanquetin (lead and rhythm guitar), Raphaël Couturier (bass and vocals), Bertrand Simonin (drums) and Jérome Lachenal (rhythm guitar).
The name CARCARIASS comes from Carcharodon Carcharias, the Latin name of the Great White Shark.
In August 1994, the band recorded its first demo of 20 minutes on a cassette, composed of 4 songs + 1 intro. Through this demo, the band has acquired a certain recognition and it has played with bands in different concerts, notably with the Italian band Sadist, at the time of their French tour in March 1995, where Carcariass introduced the concerts.
Since 1995 the band has been playing Melodic Brutal Death Metal. And now, since 1997, the band evolved in a Technical and Melodic Death Metal.
In February 1997, the band released its first CD (9 songs) entitled "Hell On Earth". Then the band played throughout France with local bands and introduced Cradle of Filth at Strasbourg in April 1997.
Carcariass is actually very well-known in France, and probably one of the best French band specialized in technical and melodic metal.
In September 1998, the band recorded its second CD, entitled "Sideral Torment" at the impuls studios in Belgium. Carcariass appeared on several compilation CD.
The last album is entitled "Killing Process". It has been recorded at LB-LAB near Lille. The band appeared in several gigs to promote its third CD.
In January 2004, Jérome Lachenal joined the band as a second guitarist.
On June 24, 2009, the band have released their fourth album E-xtinction through Great Dane Records. The album includes 4 tracks with vocals and 4 instrumental songs. The 4 tracks with vocals are also included as bonus tracks to the album in instrumental versions with added guitar parts.