We’ve only just seen Carcass in concert a few weeks ago when they rumbled through our neck of the Metal woods with help from Crowbar, Ghoul and Night Demon and what an event that was. Fans over here are still discussing the highlights of the show and with good reason. Now the Brits have disclosed the news about their return and I’ve secured that news along with the show poster for you to indulge in. Check it out.
The Press Release:
CARCASS announce November tour dates w/ DEAFHEAVEN and INTER ARMA – British metal icons CARCASS, will return to North America for a headlining tour this November! Joining them are shoegaze infused black metallers DEAFHEAVEN and doom merchants INTER ARMA. Tickets go on sale everywhere starting Friday, August 26th at 10 am local time. “In Sickness & In Hell Tour 2016”
The Tour Dates:
11/07 Batone Rouge, LA – The Varsity Theatre
11/09 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
11/10 Jacksonville, FL – 1904
11/11 Tampa, FL – States Theater
11/12 Monterrey, MX – North Side Festival (CARCASS only)
11/14 Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s By The Sea
11/15 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
11/17 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
11/18 Reading, PA – Reverb
11/19 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
11/20 Patchogue, NY – The Emporium
11/21 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
11/22 Pittsburg, PA – Rex Theater
11/23 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
11/24 Kitchener, ON – Dallas
11/25 Valparaiso, IN – Big Shots
11/26 Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
11/27 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
CARCASS released Surgical Steel in September 2013 and came in at #41 on the US 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, GOREFEST, CANNIBAL CORPSE, SINISTER, RODRIGO Y GABRIELA) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ACCEPT, EXODUS, TESTAMENT). Joining guitarist Bill Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker in the band’s current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding (ABORTED, TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED) and guitarist Ben Ash (PIG IRON, DESOLATION, LIQUEFIED SKELETON). Original sticksman Ken Owen contributed guest vocals as well.
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.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Having just witnessed the onslaught that is a Carcass show I can say that if you consider yourself a fan of anything Extreme when it comes to Metal then you need to be at one of these shows if they are coming to your region. Its as simple as that my fiends so make it happen if you can and should you be a little broke, hit websites like ours from your area and see if there are giveaways being done. Just get there since Carcass is a show that will leave you hungry for more. So with that all being said, what do you readers think of this second leg of the bands run and the new additions to the roster? You can let me know in the comments section below.
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