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    Carcass

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    Genre:Metal
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    Albums:11
    Songs:85

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Exhume To Consume lyrics
    2Regurgitation Of Giblets lyrics
    3Mucopurulence Excretor lyrics
    4Generation Hexed lyrics
    5Rot 'N' Roll lyrics
    6This Is Your Life lyrics
    7The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills lyrics
    8Excoriating Abdominal Emanation lyrics
    9Ruptured In Purulence lyrics
    10Hepatic Tissue Fermentation lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Symphonies Of Sickness [1989]
    2Swansong [1996]
    3Heartwork [1993]
    4The Heartwork EP [1993]
    5Necroticism - Descanting The Insalubrious [1992]
    6Surgical Steel
    7Tools Of The Trade [1992]
    8Best Of Carcass [1997]
    9Wake Up And Smell The... Carcass [1996]
    10Reek Of Putrefaction [1988]

    Biography

    An extreme metal band from England, who formed in 1985 and disbanded in 1995. A reunion was enacted in 2008 without one of its original members, drummer Ken Owen, due to health reasons.

    Although widely regarded as pioneers of the grindcore genre, their early work was also tagged as splatter death metal, hardgore, and goregrind; on account of their morbid lyrics and gruesome album covers. However, they also became one of the pioneers in the subgenre known as melodic death metal with their 1993 album Heartwork.

    Carcass was formed as a D-beat band by guitarist Bill Steer together with drummer Ken Owen in 1985 under the name Disattack. After releasing a demo entitled A Bomb Drops ... in 1986, Paul (bassist) and Andrew Pek (vocalist) of Disattack left the band and were replaced by vocalist Sanjiv and bassist Jeff Walker, formerly guitarist and vocalist of the Electro Hippies. At about the same time, Bill Steer joined Napalm Death (replacing Justin Broadrick) and recorded the second side of what became Napalm Death's first album, Scum. Walker also designed the cover art for Scum.

    Disattack then changed its name to Carcass. In April 1987, they recorded the Flesh Ripping Sonic Torment demo, the only Carcass recording featuring vocalist Sanjiv, who left shortly after. Walker, Steer and Owens shared vocal duties for the debut album, which was done in only four days. Despite the primitive production values of Carcass' debut Reek of Putrefaction, which the band was very displeased with, it became a favorite of Radio 1 legend John Peel. Due to his interest, they were asked to participate in their first Peel Session in 1989, where they debuted new material for their second album. The Peel Session was released as an EP with the band members adopting pseudonyms: K. Grumegargler, J. Offalmangler, and W.G. Thorax Embalmer. Also that year, Steer and Walker appeared as members of Lister's fictional band Smeg and the Heads in an episode of Red Dwarf.

    Symphonies of Sickness, the second album, which contained a much improved production quality (courtesy of Colin Richardson), featured more death metal structures, longer songs with more slow passages and guitar solos. The second half of the tour in support of Symphonies of Sickness saw the addition of second lead guitarist Michael Amott, whose previous work included Carnage. Amott was to become a permanent member, playing on the second Peel Session and contributing material towards their third album.

    Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious showed even more intricate composition and further improved production. Despite the addition of Amott to the ranks, Steer still handled all rhythm guitar duties, despite the album credits, with Amott only contributing leads. Carcass again supported the album with heavy touring, and were part of the Earache 'Gods of Grind' tour with Cathedral, Entombed and Confessor in both Europe and the United States.

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