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Reek Of Putrefaction (Reissue)
10/14/2008

Swansong (Re-issue)
9/2/2008

Heartwork [Re-issue] (CD/DVD)
6/24/2008
 
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Earache To Release 'Death Metal Live' 4 DVD Set
November 9, 2009
Earache Records, the British extreme metal pioneering record label, is due to release 'Death Metal Live', a low-priced set featuring four full DVDs, on November 30th.

'Death Metal Live'
features four full, original DVDs from genre-defining death metal artists, all housed together in a custom sleeve to create one low-priced, limited edition set, including a Decapitated standalone live DVD for the first time ever.

The DVDs included in 'Death Metal Live' are:
Deicide - 'When London Burns'
Carcass - 'Wake Up And Smell The... Carcass'
Napalm Death - 'The DVD'
Decapitated
- 'Live At The Rescue Rooms'

With 7 hours and over 100 tracks of prime, live death metal, along with extra features such as documentaries and promo videos, 'Death Metal Live' offers a value-packed set which is essential for any self-respecting death metal fan.

Pre-order 'Death Metal Live' for the special price of just £6.99 from Play.com at this location.

For more info visit http://www.earache.com, as well as http://earache.tumblr.com.
 
 
 
 
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Psycroptic Answer Fan Mail
March 26, 2009
Australian extremists, Psycroptic, recently stopped by Nuclear Blast USA headquarters in Hawthorne, CA to answer a few questions sent in by fans. The video responses can be viewed below.

Psycroptic are currently on tour with reunited melodic/death/gore-grind legends Carcass, along with Suicide Silence and Samael. Following the tour the band will immediately join the “Blood Apocalypse” tour with Suffocation, Whitechapel, Decrepit Birth, and Veil Of Maya.

Carcass, Suicide Silence, Samael:
03/13 - The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
03/14 - Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH (+ Abigail Williams)
03/15 - The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL (+ The Black Dahlia Murder)
03/16 - Majestic Theater – Detroit, MI (+ The Black Dahlia Murder)
03/17 - Headliner’s Music Hall - Louisville, KY
03/18 - Pop’s – Sauget, IL ç Venue is near St. Louis, MO
03/20 - Flytrap – Tulsa, OK
03/21 - Ridglea Theater – Ft. Worth, TX (+ Suffocation)
03/22 - Meridian – Houston, TX
03/24 - Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
03/25 - Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM
03/26 - Regency Center at The Grand Ballroom - San Francisco, CA (+ The Faceless, Toxic Holocaust)
03/27 - The Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
03/28 - The Grove - Anaheim, CA (California Metalfest)

w/ Suffocation, Whitechapel, Decrepit Birth, Veil Of Maya:
03/29 - The Boardwalk – Sacramento, CA
03/30 - Modesto Virtual – Modesto, CA
04/01 - Club Sound – Salt Lake City, UT
04/02 - The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
04/03 - Tequila Jungle – Lubbock, TX
04/04 - Red Seven – Austin, TX
04/05 - El Cine Rey Theatre – McAllen, TX
04/06 - Java Jazz – Houston, TX
04/07 - The Village – Little Rock, AR
04/08 - The Muse – Nashville, TN
04/09 - The Valarium – Knoxville, TN (w/ Chimaira)
04/10 - Emerson Theatre – Indianapolis, IN
04/11 - The Loft – Madison, WI
04/12 - The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
04/14 - Crazy Donkey – Long Island, NY
04/15 - Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON – CANADA
04/16 - Le Medley – Montreal, QC – CANADA (w/ The Haunted)
04/17 - The Palladium – Worcester, MA (New England Metal Fest)
04/18 - Crocodile Rock Café – Allentown, PA

'Ob(Servant)' was released in Europe on September 26 and in North America on October 14 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2006's 'Symbols of Failure' was mixed and mastered by former Machine Head and Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader (Divine Heresy, Gojira) and was recorded once again by guitarist Joe Haley.
 
 
 
 
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Psycroptic Guitarist Interview, Guitar Lesson Now Online
March 23, 2009
Guitarist Joe Haley of Psycroptic was recently interviewed for FPE-TV. In the clip he explains his technique, song writing process, gear set up, and hybrid picking among other things. View the 28 minute clip below. The guitar lesson segment starts around the 9 minute mark. Performances of songs from their Nuclear Blast debut, 'Ob(Servant)', including the title track (19:40) and “Horde in Devolution” (23:03), are also included.

Psycroptic is currently on tour with reunited melodic/death/gore-grind legends Carcass, along with Suicide Silence and Samael. Following the tour the band will immediately join the “Blood Apocalypse” tour with Suffocation, Whitechapel, Decrepit Birth, and Veil Of Maya.

Exhumed To Consume II Tour
Carcass
, Suicide Silence, Samael, Psycroptic (Remaining Dates):
03/24 - Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
03/25 - Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM
03/26 - Regency Center at The Grand Ballroom - San Francisco, CA (+ The Faceless, Toxic Holocaust, Abysmal Dawn)
03/27 - The Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
03/28 - The Grove - Anaheim, CA (California Metalfest)

Blood Apocalypse Tour
w/ Suffocation, Whitechapel, Decrepit Birth, Veil Of Maya:
03/29 - The Boardwalk – Sacramento, CA
03/30 - Modesto Virtual – Modesto, CA
04/01 - Club Sound – Salt Lake City, UT
04/02 - The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
04/03 - Tequila Jungle – Lubbock, TX
04/04 - Red Seven – Austin, TX
04/05 - El Cine Rey Theatre – McAllen, TX
04/06 - Java Jazz – Houston, TX
04/07 - The Village – Little Rock, AR
04/08 - The Muse – Nashville, TN
04/09 - The Valarium – Knoxville, TN (w/ Chimaira)
04/10 - Emerson Theatre – Indianapolis, IN
04/11 - The Loft – Madison, WI
04/12 - The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
04/14 - Crazy Donkey – Long Island, NY
04/15 - Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON – CANADA
04/16 - Le Medley – Montreal, QC – CANADA (w/ The Haunted)
04/17 - The Palladium – Worcester, MA (New England Metal Fest)
04/18 - Crocodile Rock Café – Allentown, PA
 
 
 
 
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Toxic Holocaust Preps For Napalm Death Tour, CA In Store
March 19, 2009
Toxic Holocaust have added more dates to their previously announced five-week North American tour alongside Napalm Death. This tour, dubbed the “Campaign For Musical Destruction 2009 Tour”, will kick-off in early April and also includes Kataklysm, Coliseum and Trap Them, as well as a stop at the New England Metal and Hardcore Fest.

Prior to this tour, Toxic Holocaust will be in southern California playing shows with Carcass, Death Angel, Suffocation, Exodus, and more. The band has also announced a free in-store performance at Rasputin Records in Mountain View, CA. A complete listing of Toxic Holocaust tour dates can be found below.

Toxic Holocaust Tour Dates:
March 26 - San Francisco, CA - Grand Ballroom (w/ Carcass, Death Angel, Abysmal Dawn)
March 27 - Mountain View, CA - Rasputin’s (in-store performance)
March 28 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove (California Metal Fest w/ Carcass, Suffocation, Exodus and more)

w/ Napalm Death, Kataklysm, Coliseum, Trap Them:
4/10 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
4/11 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
4/12 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
4/13 - Cincinnati, OH - The Madhatter
4/14 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
4/15 - Sudbury, ON - Serbian Hall
4/17 - Worcester, MA - Palladium (New England Metal and Hardcore Fest)
4/18 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
4/19 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
4/20 - Virginia Beach, VA - Peppermint Beach Club
4/21 - Wilmington, NC - Soapbox Laundrolouge
4/22 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
4/23 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
4/24 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11 Tavern
4/26 - Austin, TX - Emo’s
4/27 - Houston, TX - Meridian
4/28 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
4/29 - Fort Worth, TX - Ridglea Theater
4/30 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
5/01 - Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse
5/02 - San Diego, CA - Soma
5/03 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
5/04 - San Francisco, CA - Grand Ballroom
5/05 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
5/06 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
5/08 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
5/09 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
5/10 - Lubbock, TX - Tequila Jungle
5/11 - Tulsa, OK - The Marquee
5/12 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
5/13 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
5/14 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
5/15 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
5/16 - Ottawa, ON - Babylon
5/17 - Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electrique
5/18 - Quebec City, QC - L’Imperial

For more info on Toxic Holocaust, visit any of the following: www.Relapse.com, www.toxicthrashmetal.com and www.myspace.com/toxicholocaust.
 
 
 
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Suicide Silence Complete Tracking New Album
March 12, 2009
There is little doubt in anyone’s minds that Suicide Silence are one of the frontrunners of the new wave of American metal, but make no mistake that this extreme juggernaut are not resting on their laurels and are about to take things up a notch with their highly anticipated sophomore release. The group recently completed tracking with acclaimed producer Machine (Lamb of God) this week and this new effort, 'No Time To Bleed', promises to make their debut offering seem like easy listening. Check out their second webisode installment below, Episodes 1 and 2, that gives an the viewer an in-depth look into the recording process.

Suicide Silence will also debut some new material on the upcoming Carcass tour, which kicks off this week. The group will be direct support and deliver a blistering 45 minute aural assault. Immediately following this trek the group will join up with the “Music As A Weapon IV” festival to headline the second stage performing alongside such acclaimed acts as Disturbed and Killswitch Engage, among a slew of others. Be sure to see below or visit their MySpace page to view their touring itinerary.

Mitch Lucker (vocals) states: “There is absolutely no doubt that this is our strongest effort to date. We’ve all grown quite a bit as musicians over the last few years. The last record was tracked in a live setting over a period of two weeks and this time around we’ve carefully crafted a record on an even larger scale with Machine’s services at the helm. This is a huge step in the right direction for us and we will be debuting a few new tracks on this tour with Carcass, so we hope to see you all soon.”

Suicide Silence w/ Carcass, Samael, Psycroptic:
03/13 - The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
03/14 - Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
03/15 - The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
03/16 - Majestic Theater – Detroit, MI
03/17 - Headliner’s - Louisville, KY
03/18 - Pop’s – St. Louis, MO
03/20 - Flytrap – Tulsa, OK
03/21 - Ridglea Theater – Ft. Worth, TX
03/22 - Meridian – Houston, TX
03/24 - Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO
03/25 - Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM
03/26 - The Grand Ballroom - San Francisco, CA (w/ The Faceless, Toxic Holocaust)
03/27 - The Marquee Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
 
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1985
HOME TOWN: Liverpool, UK
MEMBERS:
Jeff Walker - Bass/Vocals
Bill Steer - Guitars
Michael Amott - Guitars
Ken Owen - Drums
*Daniel Erlandsson - Touring Drummer

Most bands claim to progress with each album, though seldom can really be said to have challenged themselves with new innovations every time they step inside a studio. However, few people who picked up on a band called Carcass, and their splatter-fest Earache debut 'Reek of Putrefaction' (1988), could fail to see the true progression represented by today's incarnation. Each new Carcass record has marked a gradual and natural evolution from primitive beginnings. The band's second effort, 'Symphonies of Sickness' (1989) gave way to the more palatable 'Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious' (1991), before the dam burst with 'Heartwork' (1993) and a subsequent worldwide deal with Columbia Records buried the myth that Carcass were just another noisy 'death metal' band.

Bassist Jeff Walker explains that the evolution process "is more like people growing out of a naive state, and just coming straight to the point. The songs on 'Swansong' are less a mix of too many riffs, and more about a simpler structure, the verse chorus verse chorus thing." 'Swansong' is the latest, and quite possibly the last Carcass offering, recorded over a year ago, though no less powerful for the delay. It has brought the band to the accessible sound they hinted at on the massive 'Heartwork.' Walker's rasping vocals retain the intensity that hallmarked the earlier albums, but the overall sound is more mature - fluid solos blend with powerful metal riffs to produce an album of real class. References to medical atrocities are long forgotten.

"Some of the lyrics deal with frustrations and experiences we've had since the last record was out and the whole deal with Columbia. It's more like I'm getting it out of my system, because the album has been ready for so long, but factors outside of the band have been holding it back." With the success of 'Heartwork' (it reached Number 54 in the UK National Album chart), Carcass signed worldwide to Columbia Records in April 1994, only to part ways after the recording of 'Swansong' and return to Earache. Says Walker; "We were never naive enough to think we were going to become the next Metallica, although we always got on well with Columbia. It's almost like the second Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle, we got the money and they didn't get the album!"

Stand out numbers like 'Keep on Rotting', 'R**k the Vote' and 'Tomorrow Belongs to Nobody' demonstrate a songwriting skill that few major established rock bands could equal. Coupled with the natural aggression that Carcass never lost, it makes for compelling listening, strangely commercial but with an underlying malevolent attitude. Cries of sell-out are predictable but the band remain undeterred; "Actually Columbia claimed 'Swansong' wasn't commercial enough, they even wanted me take singing lessons,' laughs Walker. "I suppose part of the reason we got dropped was because we wouldn't compromise, we stuck to our guns - how many bands would do that on a major label?"

Back on the Earache roster, the Columbia experience had taken its toll - months of waiting heightened band tensions, although Carcass amazingly remixed songs on both Bjork's 'Hyperballad' Top 10 UK single, and Killing Joke's 'Democracy.' Swansong' is without doubt the best Carcass have produced - Bill Steer's audacious leads meets the bludgeoning rhythm section, (completed by drummer Ken Owen), head on, but instead of pummelling the listener senseless, it slyly worms its way into the mind with a seething, malignant ease. Aggressive yet melodic, influenced by traditional metal sounds but uncompromisingly relevant in an age of passing trends and marketing politics, Carcass ྜ is a cultured beast.

Carcass have never done the obvious, and 'Swansong' echoes the frustrations and personal trials of a band intent on going against the grain, confident in the knowledge that they are doing something different. Supreme musicianship twinned with a natural refusal to follow the predictable have led Carcass to this point - who'd bet on the next move?