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Carcass - Jeff Walker Confirms New Album

Carcass bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker has confirmed to Decibel that the reported rumors about a new Carcass album are actually true. Matthias Voigt is indeed not playing drums on the new album but Daniel Wilding is. The follow-up to 1996's Swansong will be released in 2013 through a yet-to-be determined label.

The recording line-up consists of Bill Steer (guitars), Jeff Walker (bass/vocals), Daniel Wilding (drums), and the band will add another guitarist for their live performances.

Jeff Walker on why the band is working on a new album now: "Good timing, eh? Twenty-five years we first recorded Reek Of Putrefaction. The incentive was off Bill. I'd verbally expressed an interest in doing something but I needed Bill to have the desire and hunger again and that's exactly what has happened. He recalled watching Dan Wilding play on tour with us in 2008 and something about him struck a chord and he wanted to work with him. There was something about him that kind of reminded him of Ken, on a personal level as much as his playing. We've done this recording firstly for ourselves—there's no label backing even as you read this—in fact me and Bill have spent a small fortune out of our pocket to see this through—it's more of an artistic/personal statement than anything."

He said about the album: "We've taken stylistic cues from all the albums because it's in our blood, but it's no rehash or mess of ideas. 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]."

You can read the full interview here.

Band profile: Carcass
Posted: 03.12.2012 by BloodTears

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04.12.2012 - 17:01
High Fist Prog
If they could reproduce material similar to Heartwork but without the excessive use of major scales, I'd be delighted. Fair enough to use major scales occasionally, but they were scattered all over each song.
05.12.2012 - 07:28
YES! Can't wait.

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