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Releases : 27     Total votes : 253     Reviews : 25
Submitted by level Eagles (2006-06-25)
Last modified by level Eagles (2017-10-08)


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 titleTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
preview Demo 70 21
preview Demo 77.5 20
Carcass - Reek of Putrefaction preview CollectionWish List Studio 82.9 314
preview CollectionWish List EP 77.5 20
Carcass - Symphonies of Sickness preview CollectionWish List Studio 89.4 243
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious preview CollectionWish List Studio 87.5 313
preview CollectionWish List EP 90 20
preview CollectionWish List EP 90.7 71
Carcass - Heartwork preview CollectionWish List Studio 89.9 665
Carcass - Swansong preview CollectionWish List Studio 86.3 283
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 CollectionWish List Studio 88.9 524
preview Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP 85 10
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
no image preview CollectionWish List Studio - 00

Carcass Photos


Carcass Top Songs

Song titleAlbum titleRatingVotes
1Heartwork preview (1993) 958
2Incarnated Solvent Abuse preview (1992) 965
3Corporal Jigsore Quandary preview (1992) 96.34
4Pedigree Butchery preview (1992) 92.54
5Buried Dreams preview (1993) 906
6Black Star preview (1996) 92.52
7Keep On Rotting in the Free World preview (1996) 951
8Tomorrow Belongs To Nobody preview (1996) 951
9Carnal Forge preview (1993) 875
10Inpropagation preview (1992) 86.34
11No Love Lost preview (1993) 854
12Embodiment preview (1993) 854
13Arbeit Macht Fleisch preview (1993) 854
14R**k the Vote preview (1996) 901
15Blind Bleeding The Blind preview (1993) 83.84
16Death Certificate preview (1993) 83.84
17Symposium Of Sickness preview (1992) 853
18This Mortal Coil preview (1993) 82.54
19Lavaging Expectorate Of Lysergide Composition preview (1992) 83.33
20Doctrinal Expletives preview (1993) 81.34
21Carneous Cacoffiny preview (1992) 803
22Forensic Clinicism / The Sanguine Article preview (1992) 803
23Cross My Heart preview (1996) 751
24Child's Play preview (1996) 701
25Room 101 preview (1996) 701
26Polarized preview (1996) 701
27Generation Hexed preview (1996) 701
28Firm Hand preview (1996) 701
29Don't Believe a Word preview (1996) 701
30Go To Hell preview (1996) 701
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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