Former CARCASS Frontman JEFF WALKER: Solo Album Delayed

Fractured Transmitter Records has pushed back the projected release date of the solo album from former CARCASS bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker, entitled "Welcome to Carcass Cuntry", to May 9 from the previously announced March 14. No reason was given for the delay.

The CD, which consists exclusively of country and blues covers, will include tracks from such artists as SKEETER DAVIS, HANK WILLIAMS, JOHNNY CASH, CONNIE SMITH, and JOHN DENVER — albeit with a metallic spin.

"Welcome to Carcass Cuntry" track listing:

01. The Man Comes Around
02. I Cant Help It If I'm Still In Love With You
03. You're Still On My Mind
04. Sunday Morning Coming Down
05. Mississippi
06. I Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Was In
07. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
08. Once A Day
09. The End Of The World
10. Rocky Mountain High
11. Keep On Rocking In The Free World

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A full-length MP3 of the song "You're Still on My Mind" has been made available download at this location.

As previously reported, Walker has tapped Larry Welz from Cherry Comics to create the original art for Walker's upcoming solo album consisting exclusively of country and blues covers. Check out Larry's work at www.cherrypublishing.com.

"What I'm doing is kinda left of center to some extent," Walker told Decibel magazine about the upcoming CD. "It's really not that original of an idea when you consider that [SOCIAL DISTORTION frontman] Mike Ness has already done a country-hybrid album. But I don't think anyone from a background like mine has done it, and done it with a bit of respect — not turning it into a piss take."

"Welcome to Carcass Cuntry" will include contributions from H.I.M. drummer Gas, H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo (bass/backing vocals), former CARCASS guitarist/FIREBIRD frontman Bill Steer (lead guitar, harmonica, slide guitar, vocals), AMORPHIS guitarists Esa Holopainen and Tomi Koivusaari (guitars), keyboardist Santeri Kallio (keyboards) and bassist Niclas Etelävuori (bass), ex-FAITH NO MORE bassist Billy Gould, and former CARCASS drummer Ken Owen.

"I like the irony of me doing a solo album and being the most untalented person on the album," Walker joked. "I could play the instruments half-assed, but I think it's better to recognize your own failings and get someone else in who could do it better."

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