British metal legends Carcass have announced that producer Colin Richardson has quit working on the bands new album, Surgical Steel, after only two weeks. Richardson will be replaced by Andy Sneap who has formerly worked with Megadeath, Machine Head and Killswitch Engage and will finish the album.
You can read a statement by Carcass frontman Jeff Walker here.
This will be the, very, long awaited follow up to the bands 1996 album Swansong and will be released via Earache Records.
Jeff Walker stated:
“He quit yesterday. He was two weeks into mixing the album and he decided that he didn’t want to continue. So Andy Sneap is taking over. [Richardson] produced the album. It’s just that he’s hit a brick wall with the mix and doesn’t want to continue. So we’re bringing in Andy Sneap to do the mix now. It’s a shame, but we finished recording the album three months ago. There are a lot of reasons for it, but the main reason is that he says he is burnt out. I guess it will be a positive thing to bring in some fresh ears.”