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A seminal death metal band from Liverpool, UK, founded in 1985.

Starting out as a three-piece, Carcass were one of Earache Records' grindcore flagship and had a huge impact on the birth of so-called goregrind style. The group debuted with the extremely lo-fi underground classic "Reek of Putrefaction", which the late BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel declared as his favourite album of 1988. With 1990's Symphonies Of Sickness the band developed the goregrind style further with the addition of improved production values. The album tour also saw the addition of a second guitarist Mike Amott, of Sweden's Carnage. 1991's "Necroticism" was the band's first studio work as a four piece and the album, albeit incorporating highly complex guitar riffing and structures, showcased somewhat more accessible and thrashier guitar work and less emphasis on full-on grindcore. 1993's "Heartwork", while still being brutal and complex at times, saw the band abandon nearly all of their grindcore influences and showcased a more streamlined and catchier version of Carcass with more song oriented approach and overall more traditional heavy metal vibe with strong guitar harmonies and melodic lead guitar work. Following the success of "Heartwork" the band singed to Columbia Records, but the major label collaboration didn't turn out to be too fruitful as the band grew frustrated with the music business and proceeded to split up during the recording of their fifth album "Swansong".

Carcass 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 haemorrhage in 1999, which left him disabled to perform the songs in a live setting. The "reunion" touring cycle ended when Amott and Erlandsson left the band in 2012 to focus on Arch Enemy.

In February 2013 the band announced that after 18 years, a new album was at works. Daniel Wilding was introduced as the new drummer and later also Ben Ash joined the group as a live guitarist.

Ash exited the band in late 2017 and was replaced by Tom Draper.

Current line up:
Bill Steer - Guitar (1985-1996, 2007- )
Jeff Walker - Bass & Vocals (1986-1996, 2007- )
Daniel Wilding - Drums (2012 - )
Guitar - Tom Draper (2018 - )
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Carcass Discography Tracks

Albums

Carcass - Reek Of Putrefaction album art Carcass Reek Of Putrefaction (Album) ALF Poland 1989 Sell This Version
Carcass - Live Dismemberment album art Carcass Live Dismemberment Mordred Records (2) 1990 Sell This Version
Carcass - Exhume To Consume album art Carcass Exhume To Consume Headache Records (2) UK 1990 Sell This Version
Carcass - Symphonies Of Sickness album art Carcass Symphonies Of Sickness (Album) Baron Music Poland 1990 Sell This Version
none Carcass - Mucopurulent Excretor album art Carcass Mucopurulent Excretor(Cass, Unofficial) Cadaver Production (2) none UK 1990 Sell This Version
Carcass - Notingham Rock City 11-14-89 album art Carcass Notingham Rock City 11-14-89 (Album) Not On Label (Carcass) UK 1991 Sell This Version
Carcass - Necroticism - Descanting The Insalubrious  album art Carcass Necroticism - Descanting The Insalubrious (Album) Orion (4) Poland 1991 Sell This Version
Carcass - Cerebral Tumor album art Carcass Cerebral Tumor Headache Records (2) UK 1991 Sell This Version
Carcass - Heartwork album art Carcass Heartwork (Album) CR (5) Bulgaria 1993 Sell This Version
A159 Carcass - Death'n'Roll album art Carcass Death'n'Roll(CD, Album, Unofficial) Aulica A159 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
UFD-007 Carcass - 1st Night Works album art Carcass 1st Night Works(CDr, Ltd, Num, Unofficial) Under File Death UFD-007 US 1994 Sell This Version
Northwind Records 007, CBD 94101 Carcass - Buried Dreams album art Carcass Buried Dreams(CD, Album, Unofficial) Northwind Productions, Northwind Productions Northwind Records 007, CBD 94101 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Carcass Swansong (Album) Global Music (4) US 1995 Sell This Version
none Carcass - The Lost Peel Sessions 12.2.91 album art Carcass The Lost Peel Sessions 12.2.91(LP, S/Sided, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Necrosis Records (3) none US 2001 Sell This Version
Carcass - Napalm Death / Carcass album art Napalm Death / Carcass Napalm Death / Carcass - Napalm Death / Carcass Not On Label (Napalm Death), Not On Label (Carcass) Brazil 2004 Sell This Version
Carcass - Flesh Ripping Torment & Symphonies Of Sickness album art Carcass Flesh Ripping Torment & Symphonies Of Sickness (Comp) Not On Label (Carcass) US 2003 Sell This Version
none Carcass - Live In Europe 1994 album art Carcass Live In Europe 1994(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Carcass) none Italy 2011 Sell This Version
Carcass - Necrotic Innards album art Carcass Necrotic Innards Not On Label (Carcass) 2012 Sell This Version
Carcass - Horrific Neurotic Sickness album art Repulsion / Carcass Repulsion / Carcass - Horrific Neurotic Sickness Headache Records (4) Europe 2013 Sell This Version
Carcass - Surgical Steel album art Carcass Surgical Steel (Album) Nuclear Blast (2), Nuclear Blast (2) Russia 2013 Sell This Version
MH-149 Carcass - I.C.U. - Loud Park ’13 album art Carcass I.C.U. - Loud Park ’13(CDr, Unofficial) Metal Hammer (2) MH-149 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
LP009 Carcass - Fermenting Birmingham album art Carcass Fermenting Birmingham(LP, Unofficial, Gre) Burn Your House Down Records LP009 US 2013 Sell This Version
MH-163 Carcass - E.R. album art Carcass E.R.(2xCDr, Unofficial) Metal Hammer (2) MH-163 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
none Carcass - Live In Dallas, Tx. 13.11.1990 album art Carcass Live In Dallas, Tx. 13.11.1990(CDr, CD-ROM, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Carcass) none Italy 2016 Sell This Version
UR-006 Carcass - Let's Rot album art Carcass Let's Rot(Cass, Ltd, Num, Unofficial) Undead Records Bcn UR-006 2017 Sell This Version

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The-Earth-Looks-Flat

The-Earth-Looks-Flat

September 29, 2018
Where can I get the FDR CD versions of the Carcass albums? It's proving to be quite hard tracking them down and there's no helpful info on Earache website. I have only managed to get "Necroticism" so far but want them all, any help greatly appreciated!
The-Earth-Looks-Flat

The-Earth-Looks-Flat

September 10, 2018
edited 23 days ago
"Ahh Carcass! gentle English Carcass", "a great bunch of lads"! The sound these guys make is brilliant, I hope we'll get another album soon!
buttfreak

buttfreak

December 28, 2016
"i love carcass more then anything in the whole world" emily picklehead 1991
Casketkrusher

Casketkrusher

July 31, 2015
Probably the best band in the "Extreme Metal" scene!
xpmule

xpmule

April 9, 2013
Carcass have confirmed their sixth album will be entitled ‘Surgical Steel’ and will be released later this year (2013)
cypherism

cypherism

January 11, 2012
They were on Red dwarf once, with Bill on drums, Jeff on bass and Lister from the show on vocals

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