CARCASS announce North American headlining dates


Following a successful assault on our shores alongside label mates SLAYER and TESTAMENT, disinterred British metal icons CARCASS, will return to North America for a headlining tour this summer.! Joining them are southern metal heavy weights CROWBAR, horror thrashers GHOUL, and Los Angeles based metal act NIGHT DEMON.


“One Foot In The Grave 2016”


07/16/16 Chicago, IL – Chicago Open Air Festival

07/17/16 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater

07/19/16 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre

07/20/16 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

07/22/16 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades

07/23/16 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

07/24/16 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theater

07/25/16 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red

07/26/16 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls

07/27/16 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater

07/29/16 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre

07/30/16 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom

07/31/16 Columbus, OH – Park Street Saloon

08/01/16 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage

08/02/16 Richmond, VA – Broadberry

08/03/16 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts

08/04/16 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre

08/05/16 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place

08/06/16 Montreal, QC – Heavy MTL Festival (Carcass only)


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.


Photo credit: Jimmy Hubbard

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