Fan-filmed video footage of CARCASS‘s June 10 performance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden can be seen below.
CARCASS guitarist Bill Steer told Dead Rhetoric last year that the band’s next studio album should arrive by the end of 2017. But, he added, “we can’t really rush this. We don’t want to waste anyone’s time, including our own by putting out something substandard.”
Regarding the musical direction of CARCASS‘s follow-up to 2013’s “Surgical Steel” album, Steer said: “All I would say is there has to be small stylistic elements that haven’t appeared on CARCASS records before. We’re going to be walking the tightrope of sounding like the band CARCASS and bringing in new elements. There’s nothing valid to say if we’re going to do a retread… what’s the point? That was a very nice summary of our previous records. We updated all of the stylistic parts of those albums without trying. It just happened.”
Joining Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker in CARCASS‘s current incarnation are drummer Daniel Wilding (ABORTED, TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED) and guitarist Ben Ash (PIG IRON, DESOLATION, LIQUEFIED SKELETON).
“Surgical Steel” sold around 8,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 41 on The Billboard 200 chart.