Disinterred British extreme metal legends Carcass are proud to announce that they will be playing the UK leg of the highly anticipated ‘Deathcrusher Tour 2015’ alongside Obituary, Voivod and Herod. This vociferous line-up will be hitting the UK this October.
Carcass main man Jeff Walker had to say on the announcement:
Off the back of touring the U.S. with OBITUARY we thought it would be cool to combine this into something special…..and Voivod who have also just toured the US… why not invite them along for the ride? Carcass has wanted to do a Euro Tour for a while now, we’ve been looking for the perfect opportunity and this is IT! Save your pennies for the heaviest tour of the fall and see it LIVE before it gets uploaded to youtube on low quality camera phones!!!!!!
Carcass’ most recent album Surgical Steel was released in September 2013 to widespread critical acclaim. It was their first studio release since their 1996 LP Swansong. The record was produced by Colin Richardson (Napalm Death, Bold Thrower, Gorefest, Cannibal Corpse, Sinister, Rodrigo Y Gabriela) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Accept, Exodus, Testament).
Carcass have released several classic albums over the years, including the Decibel Magazine US ‘Hall of Fame’ inductees Heartwork and Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious. 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, and blood sweat and tears were shed to bring us a record worthy of the Carcass legacy. In short, Surgical Steel was just what the doctor ordered.
You can see Carcass & the entire Death Crusher line up at the below dates:
- 23rd October – Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
- 24th October – Glasgow, Barrowlands
- 25th October – Belfast, Limelight 1
- 26th October – Dublin, Olympia
- 27th October – Bristol, Motion
- 28th October – Newcastle, O2 Academy
- 29th October – London, The Forum
- 30th October – Manchester, Ritz
Note that the Glasgow date (I don’t know about other shows) is a bit special in that it’s tied in with additional bands at a second venue, Audio. See the poster to the left for details.