English metal legends CARCASS will return this fall with their first collection of new music, ‘Despicable’, in 7 years. The forthcoming EP features 3 brand new tracks, including The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue that was released today, as well as the previously revealed song Under The Scalpel Blade. The EP is scheduled for release on October 30th from Nuclear Blast and will be available digitally, on CD and vinyl – digital can be pre-ordered now at Apple Music.
The lords of death and grind’s new EP ‘Despicable’ offers fans a taste of the brutality that awaits on the band’s heavily anticipated 7th studio album coming in 2021.
“Well the Covid situation has put the release of the new CARCASS album on the back burner for the time being. Given that we said there’d be new music in August we thought it would be cool to have a stop gap release and let you hear some of the tracks that never quite made the cut. Don’t say we never give you anything. Enjoy.” – Jeff Walker
True metal originators, CARCASS have released several classic albums over the years and changed the trajectory of extreme metal with each consecutive release. Whether it was inventing gore-grind (‘Reek of Putrefaction’ & ‘Symphonies of Sickness’) or creating the template for melodic death metal (‘Heartwork’), CARCASS has always made records by which bars were set and rules were broken. After a 10 year hiatus (1996-2006), the band mounted a comeback, resurrecting their blistering death-laden riffs and eventually released their 6th album, ‘Surgical Steel’ (2013) and supported the record over the years with continuous touring, including Download, Hellfest, Deathfest, Decibel’s Metal & Beer Festival, tours with Testament, Slayer, Napalm Death, Obituary and Voivod to name a few.
Now, seven years after their last record the band returns to the extreme metal throne with a new EP, ‘Despicable’, out in Oct 2020, which serves as a precursor to their next full-length’s impending destruction.
CARCASS is: Bill Steer – Guitars, Jeff Walker – Bass/Vocals, Daniel Wilding – Drums and Tom Draper – Guitars.
With thanks to Nuclear Blast