Reactivated British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS will embark on the "Deathcrusher" tour alongside NAPALM DEATH, OBITUARY, VOIVOD and HEROD. This vociferous lineup will be hitting Europe this fall.
CARCASS bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker comments: "Off the back of touring the U.S. with OBITUARY and Australia and New Zealand with NAPALM DEATH, we thought it would be cool to combine both tours into something special…and given that NAPALM DEATH had just toured the U.S. with VOIVOD, why not invite them also along for the ride?
"CARCASS has wanted to do a Euro tour for a while now, we've been looking for the perfect opportunity, and this is IT!
"Save your pennies for the heaviest tour of the fall and see it LIVE before it gets uploaded to YouTube on low-quality camera phones!"
"Deathcrusher" tour dates:
With OBITUARY, VOIVOD, HEROD:
Oct. 23 - UK - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
Oct. 24 - UK - Glasgow - Barrowlands
Oct. 25 - UK - Belfast - Limelight 1
Oct. 26 - IRE - Dublin - Olympia
Oct. 27 - UK - Bristol - Motion
Oct. 28 - UK - Newcastle - - O2 Academy
Oct. 29 - UK - London - The Forum
Oct. 30 - UK - Manchester - - Ritz
With NAPALM DEATH, OBITUARY, VOIVOD, HEROD:
Nov. 01 - B - Gent - De Vooruit
Nov. 02 - D - Köln - Live Music Hall
Nov. 03 - CH - Geneva - L’Usine
Nov. 04 - D - Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
Nov. 05 - CZ - Prague - Folimanka Hall
Nov. 06 - D - Magdeburg - Factory
Nov. 08 - D - Gothenburg - Tradgar’n
Nov. 09 - S - Stockholm - Arenan
Nov. 11 - PL - Gdansk - B90
Nov. 12 - PL - Warsaw - Progresja
Nov. 13 - D - Leipzig - Täubchenthal
Nov. 15 - A - Vienna - Simm City
Nov. 16 - D - Munich - Kesselhaus
Nov. 17 - I - Bologna - Estragon Club
Nov. 18 - CH - Pratteln - Z7
Nov. 19 - D - Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
Nov. 21 - NL - Eindhoven - Speedfest
"Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel", a collection of previously unreleased and hard-to-find tracks from CARCASS, sold around 1,840 copies in the U.S. in its first week of release to land at position No. 27 on the Billboard Hard Rock chart. All the songs on the EP were recorded during the "Surgical Steel" sessions, which was produced by Colin Richardson (NAPALM DEATH, BOLT THROWER, GOREFEST, CANNIBAL CORPSE, SINISTER, RODRIGO Y GABRIELA) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ACCEPT, EXODUS, TESTAMENT).
"Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel" was made available on physical and digital formats via Nuclear Blast.
Joining Walker and guitarist Bill Steer in CARCASS' current incarnation are drummer Daniel Wilding and guitarist Ben Ash (PIG IRON, DESOLATION, LIQUEFIED SKELETON).
"Surgical Steel" sold around 8,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 41 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on September 16, 2013 in the U.K., September 13, 2013 in the rest of Europe and September 17, 2013 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.