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CARCASS ‘Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel’ EP to be Released November


British extreme metal icons CARCASS, will release a collection of unreleased and hard to find tracks this November entitled the Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel EP. All the songs were recorded during the Surgical Steel sessions, which was produced byColin Richardson (NAPALM DEATH, BOLT THROWERGOREFESTCANNIBALCORPSESINISTER, RODRIGO Y GABRIELA) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ACCEPT, EXODUS, TESTAMENT). The EP will be release on physical and digital formats on November 11 (North America), November 14 (Europe) and November 17 (UK).

“Well, let’s call this tying up loose ends,” commented frontman Jeff Walker. “We thought we’d make all the tracks available from the Surgical Steel album session available on an EP… just in case you bought the Jewel Case version, DIDN’T buy the Digipak, didn’t buy the Japanese Import, or maybe you never bought the DECIBEL Magazine issue with the flexi disc? Well here you go; ALL the songs on one disc along with an previously unreleased track. Even Trevor Strnad’s arm makes a guest appearance! Enjoy.”

Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel EP (Digipak CD) Tracklist:
1. A Wraith In The Apparatus
2. Intensive Battery Brooding
3. Zochrot
4. Livestock Marketplace
5. 1985 (reprise)

Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel
EP (10“ black 140g gatefold vinyl)
Side A:

1. A Wraith In The Apparatus

2. Intensive Battery Brooding
Side B:

1. Zochrot

2. Livestock Marketplace

3. 1985 (reprise)

Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel EP (10“ silver 140g gatefold vinyl)
Side A:

1. A Wraith In The Apparatus

2. Intensive Battery Brooding
Side B:

1. Zochrot

2. Livestock Marketplace

3. 1985 (reprise)

CARCASS will return to the United States once again this October/November! Joining them on select dates are Florida death metal legends OBITUARY and the eclectic champions of “murder metal”, MACABRE. Death grinders EXHUMED and newcomers NOISEM will open each night of churning insanity as well.

10/24/14              Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA (+ DIA DE LOS MUERTOS)(GET TICKETS)

10/25/14              San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA (KNOTFESTSLIPKNOT, DANZIG, VOLBEAT, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT & more!) (GET TICKETS)

10/28/14              The Rock – Tucson, AZ * (GET TICKETS)

10/29/14              Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX  * (GET TICKETS)

10/31/14              Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK * (GET TICKETS)

11/01/14              Granada – Lawrence, KS * (GET TICKETS)

11/02/14              Pops – Sauget, IL * (GET TICKETS)

11/04/14              Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC * (GET TICKETS)

11/05/14              Broadberry – Richmond, VA * (GET TICKETS)

11/06/14              The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC * (GET TICKETS)

11/07/14              Exit/In – Nashville, TN * (GET TICKETS)

11/08/14              Diamond Pub & Billiards – Louisville, KY * (GET TICKETS)

11/09/14              20th Century Theater – Cincinnati, OH * (GET TICKETS)

11/10/14              The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI ** (GET TICKETS)

11/11/14              Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI ** (GET TICKETS)

11/12/14              The Majestic – Madison, WI ** (GET TICKETS)

11/14/14              Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA ** (GET TICKETS)

11/15/14              Mojos – Joliet, IL ** (GET TICKETS)


CARCASS released Surgical Steel last September 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.

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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