In response to last Friday’s reports, Carcass bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker recently told Decibel magazine that the band is officially working on a new album. Participating on the recording of the record are Walker on both bass and vocals, Bill Steer on guitar and Daniel Wilding on drums. A second guitarist will be added on their future tour.
On why Carcass, who reunited a couple years ago, decided to make a new album, Jeff stated, “Good timing, eh? Twenty-five years we first recorded Reek Of Putrefaction. The incentive was off Bill. I’d verbally expressed an interest in doing something but I needed Bill to have the desire and hunger again and that’s exactly what has happened. He recalled watching Dan Wilding play on tour with us in 2008 and something about him struck a chord and he wanted to work with him. There was something about him that kind of reminded him of Ken, on a personal level as much as his playing. We’ve done this recording firstly for ourselves—there’s no label backing even as you read this—in fact me and Bill have spent a small fortune out of our pocket to see this through—it’s more of an artistic/personal statement than anything.”
Then he added, “We’ve taken stylistic cues from all the albums because it’s in our blood, but it’s no rehash or mess of ideas. I think it sounds almost like the missing link between the third and forth albums but with some groove in there. I’ve jokingly christened some parts ‘Trad Blast’ and some ‘Death Sleaze’… don’t think for a minute this is just some nostalgic throwback album—we’re setting up another 17 years of ideas for other bands to copy and clean up on [laughs].”
Carcass’ last studio album, Swansong, came out on Earache Records in 1996, the same year they split up.