w/ Deafheaven, Inter Arma
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.