According to Bravewords.com, Trooper Entertainment have now confirmed September 4th as the release date for CARCASS’ Surgical Steel in Japan. This edition will include two bonus tracks, ‘A Wraith In The Apparatus’ and ‘Intensive Battery Brooding’. Complete details (in Japanese) can be found here. Elsewhere, the album will come out on September 16th (UK), September 13th (Rest of Europe) and September 17th (North America).
Surgical Steel, the band’s first studio release since their 1996 LP Swansong, 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). Joining guitarist Bill Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker in the band’s current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding (ABORTED, TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED) and guitarist Ben Ash (PIG IRON, DESOLATION, LIQUEFIED SKELETON). Expect some guest vocals from original sticksman Ken Owen as well, when Surgical Steel is finally released this fall worldwide.
About the album artwork, Jeff Walker states: “We went back to working with Ian Tilton, who is an iconic English photographer famous for working with THE STONE ROSES. He actually did the front cover for Necroticism… as well. We’ve deliberately tried to evoke the feeling of that album and Heartwork.”
Surgical Steel tracklisting:
‘Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System’
‘A Congealed Clot Of Blood’
‘The Master Butcher’s Apron’
‘Noncompliance to ASTM F 899-12 Standard’
‘The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills’
‘Unfit For Human Consumption’
’316L Grade Surgical Steel’
‘Captive Bolt Pistol’
‘Mount Of Execution’
‘Intensive Battery Brooding’ (digipack and Japanese bonus track)
‘A Wraith In The Apparatus’ (Japanese bonus track)
‘Captive Bolt Pistol’ lyric video: