After reuniting in 2007 from its 1995 breakup, Carcass has successfully reintegrated itself into the new metal world. The band dropped Surgical Steel in 2013, the b-sides EP Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel in 2014, and now Carcass is trying to get an album out by the end of 2017.
Guitarist Bill Steer tells Dead Rhetoric that the band will have a lot of free time in 2017, and is aiming to get one together for the end of next year.
"We've got a couple of festivals next year, so in other words: an enormous amount of free time. Once we get started, we work very quickly, especially with Jeff. Jeff's got a real work ethic, so we'll have something we feel is in very good shape to play to him, then he comes in and critiques that. It's just like a distillation process. Sometimes it takes a while for a song to reach a point where we're all happy with it, other times, it happens on that day. I think we should have an album that's available by the end of the year ."
He adds that Carcass won't rush the new stuff, and he knows that timetables and schedules change. So maybe we'll get one in 2017, maybe not! Ster also says that he's not sure if guitarist Ben Ash, who joined in 2013, will participate in the writing and recording of the album, because "Ben's a killer guy and he works hard on his playing, but some of his favorite stuff is not our favorite stuff."
I guess Carcass knows exactly what it wants to do for its next album, huh? Or at least what it doesn't want on there.