Elliot Paisley of EQPTV conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker of reactivated British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 7-10 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.
CARCASS will return to the United States once again this October/November. Joining them on select dates are Florida death metal legends OBITUARY and the eclectic champions of "murder metal," MACABRE. Death grinders EXHUMED and newcomers NOISEM will open each night of churning insanity.
"We thought it would be cool to go off the beaten track a bit and play some places that usually get overlooked," commented Walker. "We figure some of the tumbleweeds needed blowing away. Pretty chuffed to have managed to get our pals OBITUARY to come along on these dates. As anyone who has seen them recently will testify, they're tearing it up live nowadays."
The dates are as follows:
Oct. 24 - Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA (+ DIA DE LOS MUERTOS)
Oct. 25 - San Manuel Amphitheater - San Bernardino, CA (Knotfest)
Oct. 28 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ *
Oct. 29 - Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX *
Oct. 31 - Chameleon Room - Oklahoma City, OK *
Nov. 01 - Granada - Lawrence, KS *
Nov. 02 - Pops - Sauget, IL *
Nov. 04 - Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC *
Nov. 05 - Broadberry - Richmond, VA *
Nov. 06 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC *
Nov. 07 - Exit/In - Nashville, TN *
Nov. 08 - Diamond Pub & Billiards - Louisville, KY *
Nov. 09 - 20th Century Theater - Cincinnati, OH *
Nov. 10 - The Crofoot - Pontiac, MI **
Nov. 11 - Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI **
Nov. 12 - The Majestic - Madison, WI **
Nov. 14 - Wooly's - Des Moines, IA **
Nov. 15 - Mojos - Joliet, IL **
* With OBITUARY
** With MACABRE
Joining Walker and guitarist Bill Steer in CARCASS' current incarnation are Wilding (ABORTED, TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED) and guitarist Ben Ash (PIG IRON, DESOLATION, LIQUEFIED SKELETON).
The band's latest album, "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.