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Releases : 26     Total votes : 261     Reviews : 25
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CountryUnited Kingdom
Formed1986, Liverpool, England
GenresDeath Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Death 'n' Roll
LabelsEarache Records, Nuclear Blast
Years active1985-1986 (as Disattack), 1986-1995, 2007-present

Line-up (members)

  • Jeff Walker : Bass, Vocals (1986-1995, 2007-present)
  • Bill Steer : Guitars, Vocals (1986-1995, 2007-present)
  • Daniel Wilding : Drums (2012-present)
  • Ben Ash : Guitars (2013-present)

Former members

  • Ken Owen : Drums, Vocals (1987-1995)
  • Sanjiv : Vocals (1987)
  • Michael Amott : Guitars (1990-1993, 2007-2012)
  • Carlo Regadas : Guitars (1994-1995)
  • Daniel Erlandsson : Drums (2007-2012)
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Carcass Discography

Album title Lyrics Type Release date Rating Votes Reviews
preview Demo 70 21
preview Demo 77.5 20
Carcass - Reek of Putrefaction preview LyricsCollectionWish List Studio 82.9 314
preview LyricsCollectionWish List EP 77.5 20
Carcass - Symphonies of Sickness preview LyricsCollectionWish List Studio 89.4 243
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious preview LyricsCollectionWish List Studio 88 323
preview LyricsCollectionWish List EP 90 20
preview LyricsCollectionWish List EP 90.7 71
Carcass - Heartwork preview LyricsCollectionWish List Studio 90.1 705
Carcass - Swansong preview LyricsCollectionWish List Studio 85.8 293
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 73.3 30
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 80 10
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List Boxed set - 00
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
preview Single 95 11
Carcass - Surgical Steel preview LyricsCollectionWish List Studio 88.9 544
preview Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
preview LyricsCollectionWish List EP 85 10
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00

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Carcass Top Songs

Song titleAlbum titleRatingVotes
1Heartwork preview (1993) 97.211
2Corporal Jigsore Quandary preview (1992) 975
3Incarnated Solvent Abuse preview (1992) 965
4Reek of Putrefaction preview (1989) 1001
5Exhume to Consume preview (1989) 1001
6Excoriating Abdominal Emanation preview (1989) 1001
7Empathological Necroticism preview (1989) 1001
8Embryonic Necropsy and Devourment preview (1989) 1001
9Cadaveric Incubator of Endoparasites preview (1989) 1001
10Slash Dementia preview (1989) 1001
11Crepitating Bowel Erosion preview (1989) 1001
12Thrasher's Abbatoir preview (2013) 1001
13Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System preview (2013) 1001
14The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills preview (2013) 1001
15Unfit for Human Consumption preview (2013) 1001
16316L Grade Surgical Steel preview (2013) 1001
17Captive Bolt Pistol preview (2013) 1001
18Genital Grinder preview (1988) 1001
19Pyosisified (Rotten to the Gore) preview (1988) 1001
20Carbonized Eye Sockets preview (1988) 1001
21Vomited Anal Tract preview (1988) 1001
22Fermenting Innards preview (1988) 1001
23Suppuration preview (1988) 1001
24Microwaved Uterogestation preview (1988) 1001
25Burnt to a Crisp preview (1988) 1001
26Keep On Rotting in the Free World preview (1996) 97.52
27Buried Dreams preview (1993) 92.89
28Pedigree Butchery preview (1992) 945
29Black Star preview (1996) 953
30Tomorrow Belongs To Nobody preview (1996) 952
31Ruptured in Purulence preview (1989) 951
32Swarming Vulgar Mass of Infected Virulency preview (1989) 951
331985 preview (2013) 951
34A Congealed Clot of Blood preview (2013) 951
35The Master Butcher’s Apron preview (2013) 951
36Noncompliance to ASTM F899-12 Standard preview (2013) 951
37Mount of Execution preview (2013) 951
38Regurgitation of Giblets preview (1988) 951
39Maggot Colony preview (1988) 951
40Frenzied Detruncation preview (1988) 951
41Festerday preview (1988) 951
42Excreted Alive preview (1988) 951
43Foeticide preview (1988) 951
44Feast on Dismembered Carnage preview (1988) 951
45Splattered Cavities preview (1988) 951
46Psychopathologist preview (1988) 951
47Pungent Excruciation preview (1988) 951
48Manifestation of Verrucose Urethra preview (1988) 951
49Oxidised Razor Masticator preview (1988) 951
50Mucopurulence Excretor preview (1988) 951
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Additional notes
Carcass is considered to be the major inspiration and musical foundation for most deathgrind/goregrind bands, as well as being one of the founding fathers of melodic death metal when they had switched their genre to the melodic death metal sound by the early '90s.

The band was first known as Disattack, playing hardcore punk back in 1985. After releasing their first demo in 1986, their bass player left the band and Jeff Walker joined them after leaving Electro Hippies. By that time, they were also changing their name to Carcass, whose logo was drawn by Jeff Walker. Soon their drummer was replaced by Ken Owen and the singer by Sanjiv. Bill Steer also left Napalm Death in order to concentrate on Carcass.

Carcass started as a goregrind band which they carried out on their demo tapes, and first two albums, then moved to a death metal sound which evolved into their melodic death and heavy metal roots before their split. Their Heartwork album, released in 1993, is one of the first melodic death metal albums ever released.

Bill Steer moved into the stoner rock band Firebird (not to be confused with the 1978 NWOBHM band Firebird, Mike focused on his retro band Spiritual Beggars before forming a side-project with his brother Chris called Arch Enemy which went on to become very successful. Jeff, Ken and Carlo formed the short-lived Blackstar after the demise of Carcass.

At the age of 28, Ken Owen had a brain haemorrhage, and was in a coma for almost a year. He was confined to a wheelchair for a time, but has since partially recovered and despite heavily confined movement has began playing drums again.

Carcass reunited in 2007 for touring purposes. Despite Ken Owen starting to play drums again, he is still unable to perform to the level required for Carcass. Daniel Erlandsson of Arch Enemy replaced him for touring purposes. Despite this, Owen has been involved in the reunited band's activities, and makes brief appearances at selected live shows.

Amott and Erlandsson both left Carcass in 2012 when the reunion became a full-time one, in order to avoid scheduling conflicts with Arch Enemy.

A UK edition of Bjork's "Isobel" single has a version of the song "remixed" by Carcass (in fact it was just the vocals to the original song mixed over an entirely new piece of music).

Jeff Walker appears on the release The Final Remixes by Die Krupps with a cover version of their track Inside Out.

The track 'Captive Bolt Pistol' from Surgical Steel was featured in a 2014 episode of the American CBS television show Elementary.
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