The Internet has been abuzz with rumors throughout the last week of a new Carcass album in the works, which will be the band’s first studio full-length since 1996, although recently Heaven Shall Burn’s Mattias Voigt shot down claims he would be involved with the album.
In a new exclusive interview with Decibel Magazine, Jeff Walker has confirmed the project is occurring and announced the recording lineup.
The album is set to be released in 2013, with further details to be announced in the coming year. Check out excerpts from the interview with Walker below.
Decibel: Please tell us the full recording lineup.
Bill Steer (guitars), Jeff Walker (bass/vocals), Daniel Wilding (drums). For live we’ll obviously add another guitarist—we have someone in mind but we are not interested in a ‘name’ player.
Decibel: In a previous email correspondence, you mentioned that this record is a mix of all five Carcass LPs.
It is and it isn’t—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].
Decibel: Does that mean we’ll be hearing some death metal vocals out of Bill for the first time since Necroticism?
Yes, already in the can. It’s more along the lines of how I envisioned him backing me up on Heartwork. That said, my own vocals have a hell of a lot more range than they did in the past solely down to the luxury of having time to record them—I did all the vox for Heartwork in two days and it shows! Also, (hopefully) Ken [Owen] will make an appearance—we just need to tidy a few loose ends before the mix.