Starting out as a three-piece, Carcass were one of Earache Records grindcore flagships. The late BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel declared their first album,"Reek Of Putrefaction," was his favorite album of 1988. The 1990 Symphonies Of Sickness tour saw the addition of a second guitarist Mike Amott, formerly of Carnage. 1991's "Necroticism" album was the band's first studio work as a four piece. After their fourth album, first to appear on a major commercial label Columbia Records,"Heartwork", the band proceeded to split up during the recording process of their final album "Swansong."

Reformed for live shows in 2007 with Mike Amott back in as second guitarist and Daniel Erlandsson of Arch Enemy as session drummer. Original drummer Ken Owen had suffered a brain hemorrhage and he is hence unable to perform the songs in a live setting, however he retains an active role in the band. Amott and Erlandsson left the band in 2012 to focus on Arch Enemy.

In February 2013 the band announced that after 17 years, a new album was at works. New lineup was announced later in the spring:

Jeff Walker - Bass & Vocals
Bill Steer - Guitar
Ben Ash - Guitar
Daniel Wilding - Drums
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Carcass Discography


Carcass Reek Of Putrefaction (Album) Earache, Earache UK 1988 Sell This Version
Carcass Symphonies Of Sickness (Album) Earache UK 1989 Sell This Version
Carcass Necroticism - Descanting The Insalubrious (Album) Earache UK 1991 Sell This Version
Carcass Heartwork (Album) Earache US 1993 Sell This Version
Carcass Swansong (Album) Earache US 1995 Sell This Version
Carcass Surgical Steel (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast Germany 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Carcass The Peel Sessions (EP) Strange Fruit US 1989 Sell This Version
Carcass St. George's Hall, Bradford 15/11/89 (EP) Distorted Harmony, Distorted Harmony Mexico 1990 Sell This Version
Carcass Tools Of The Trade (Maxi, MiniAlbum, EP) Earache UK 1992 Sell This Version
CSK 5542 Carcass Buried Dreams(CD, Single, Promo) Earache, Columbia CSK 5542 US 1993 Sell This Version
Carcass The Heartwork EP (EP, MiniAlbum) Earache Japan 1994 Sell This Version
Carcass Heartwork (Single) Earache UK 1993 Sell This Version
CSK 6004 Carcass No Love Lost(CD, Single, Promo) Earache, Columbia CSK 6004 US 1994 Sell This Version
CSK 6274 Carcass Embodiment(CD, Single, Promo) Earache, Columbia CSK 6274 US 1994 Sell This Version
Carcass Zochrot Decibel Flexi Series Germany 2013 Sell This Version
Carcass Captive Bolt Pistol (EP) Nuclear Blast Europe 2013 Sell This Version
Carcass Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel EP (EP) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast US 2014 Sell This Version
MOSH513 Carcass / Cerebral Bore Carcass / Cerebral Bore - I Told You So (Corporate Rock Really Does Suck) / Horrendous Acts Of Iniquity(7", Pic, Ltd) Earache MOSH513 UK 2014 Sell This Version


Carcass Wake Up And Smell The... (Comp) Earache US 1996 Sell This Version
TFCK-87138~39 Carcass Best Of Carcass(2xCD, Comp, Ltd) Toy's Factory TFCK-87138~39 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
Carcass Choice Cuts (Comp) Earache US 1998 Sell This Version
Carcass / Godflesh Carcass / Godflesh - Grind Madness At The BBC - The Earache Peel Sessions (Comp) Earache Sweden 2014 Sell This Version
MOSHPACKCARCASKET Carcass Casket Case(Box, Comp, Ltd + 5xLP, Album, RE, RM, Cle) Earache MOSHPACKCARCASKET UK 2015 Sell This Version
NB 3642-5, 3642-5 The Carcass* Surgical Steel + Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel EP(Comp, Dlx, Ltd, Sli + CD, Album, Dig + CD, EP, Dig) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 3642-5, 3642-5 US 2016 Sell This Version


none Pungent Stench / Atrocity / Carcass Pungent Stench / Atrocity / Carcass - Live In Ostrava - Tatran Hall - 26. 7. 1990(VHS, PAL) Leviathan Records none Czechoslovakia 1990 Sell This Version