Disinterred British extreme metal legends Carcass, in cooperation with Metallica guitarist Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEviL, have made the music video for the track “Unfit for Human Consumption“.
Directed by Glenn Maguire, the song comes from Carcass’ recent chart-toping and critically acclaimed release, Surgical Steel.
Make sure you catch Carcass perform this upcoming February at Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEviL, Hammett’s first annual horror convention in San Francisco. Private “crypt” tours, signing sessions, and musical performances by Nuclear Blast Bay Area artists Death Angel, Orchid, and Carcass, will also be included in the three-day event.
Upcoming Carcass performances:
02/06/14 – 02/08/14 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA (Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil)
Decibel Magazine Tour 2014 with Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, and Noisem
03/18/14 The Beacham Theater – Orlando, FL
03/19/14 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
03/21/14 Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX
03/22/14 Mohawk – Austin, TX
03/24/14 The Press Room – Phoenix, AZ
03/25/14 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
03/26/14 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA *WITH REPULSION
03/28/14 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC CANADA
03/29/14 Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
03/30/14 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
04/02/14 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
04/04/14 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
04/05/14 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
04/06/14 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
04/07/14 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
04/08/14 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON CANADA
04/09/14 Metropolis – Montreal, QC CANADA
04/10/14 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
04/11/14 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
04/12/14 Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
04/13/14 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
Carcass has been dominating the “Album of the Year” spot in several publications including the latest issue of Decibel Magazine. But that’s just one of several victories as of late! Upon its release Surgical Steel came in at #41 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Chart, just narrowly avoiding the dreaded “Top 40 band” moniker. Even with their impressive back catalogue, Surgical Steel has given the band their highest charting and possibly most critically acclaimed record to date.
Surgical Steel was produced by Colin Richardson (Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower, Cannibal Corpse) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Accept, Exodus, Testament). Regarding the cover artwork, Carcass bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker has stated. “We went back to working with Ian Tilton, who is an iconic English photographer famous for working with The Stone Roses. He actually did the front cover for Necroticism… as well. We’ve deliberately tried to evoke the feeling of that album and Heartwork.” Joining Walker and guitarist Bill Steer in the band’s current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding (Aborted) & guitarist Ben Ash (Pig Iron, Desolation). Original sticksman Ken Owen contributed guest vocals as well.
Order the album from the Surgical Steel Landing Page:
Carcass has released several classic albums over the years, including Decibel Magazine “Hall of Fame” inductees Heartwork and Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious, and 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 is just what the doctor ordered.