Surgical Steel, the new album from the reunited Carcass, is an achievement for a band that had been broken up for as long as Carcass has, but also on its own merits. It’s sort of a mix of the band’s previous Heartwork and Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious albums. Originals Jeff Walker and Bill Steer teamed up with Aborted drummer Dan Wilding on writing and recording the album, and Nuclear Blast released it this year.
The label posted a fistful of videos on YouTube to promote the record, and for your convenience, they are listed below.
Surgical Steel teaser
“Captive Bolt Pistol” lyric video
Surgical Steel, Track By Track, Part 1: 1985, Thrasher’s Abbatoir, Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System, A Congealed Clot of Blood
Surgical Steel, Track By Track, Part 2: The Master Butcher’s Apron, Noncompliance to ASTM F-899 12 Standard, The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills
Surgical Steel, Track By Track, Part 3: Unfit for Human Consuption, 316 L Grade Surgical Steel, Captive Bolt Pistol, Mount of Execution
The one track from Surgical Steel that sums up the present-day band
On the artwork for Surgical Steel
Interviews with Bill Steer and Jeff Walker:
On Bill Steer doing vocals on Surgical Steel (kindly posted by Terrorizer)
On ex-drummer Ken Owen doing back-up vocals on Surgical Steel (posted by Thrash Hits)
On picking the new members for the Carcass lineup (kindly posted by Terrorizer)
Changes in the music industry (posted by Nuclear Blast)
Steer & Walker’s cameos on the show Red Dwarf (posted by Metal Hammer)
Updated November 4, 2016: we gave this post a much-needed facelift.