UK metal powerhouse VISCERA have announced the release of their highly anticipated new album Carcinogenesis, out 3rd March via Unique Leader Records. They have also unveiled their powerful new single / video ‘Rats with Wings’.
Pre-order Carcinogenesis here: orcd.co/carcinogenesis
Watch ‘Rats with Wings’ here:
Vocalist Jamie Graham comments on the album: “Carcinogenesis has been a long time coming! There’s been a ton of changes since the release of [debut album] Obsidian in terms of both the band’s plans and how we’ve approached writing. Musically we’ve tried a few new things in terms of tempos and key.”
“We’ve had Charlie Michael join on guitar who has brought a few new additions to the Viscera sound on this record. He’s a massive shredder so there’s some insane lead guitar between him and Adam.
“We’ve gone a little more over the top with use of melody and atmosphere. There was also a decision to bring it as heavy as we could on a couple of songs to balance that dynamic out. ‘Demon Queen’ is almost completely clean singing!”
On the album’s concept, he continues: “Lyrically/thematically, this album continues on from Obsidian with Delilah’s soul reaping cover. This time the energy she has gathered feeds her tyrannical partner, who in turn uses the newly absorbed life force to corrupt all around him. Metaphorically it’s a statement of how humanity tends to feed of others only then to tear itself apart.”
On the new single ‘Rats with Wings’ he concludes: “This one was the first song we wrote for the record. The title refers to a term used for disease-spreading birds – just like people using power to corrupt others. We wanted a rapid-fire song to introduce the album as it sets the pace for the rest. There’s a nice mix of speed, heaviness and melody.”
2. Rats with Wings
3. Layers of Skin
7. Lex Talionis
8. Demon Queen
9. On Earth as it is in Hell
Featuring former members of Heart of a Coward, Abhorrent Decimation, Nervecell and Surfaces – Viscera formed in 2019.
Inspired by Pantera, Meshuggah, At The Gates, The Black Dahlia Murder and Killswitch Engage, Viscera combine these influences with modern tech death and deathcore flavours. Combined with a potent blend of watertight syncopation, Viscera undoubtedly a powerful emerging force to be reckoned with.
Already with touring miles under their belts, the band featured on the FACES OF DEATH TOUR with Decapitated, Beyond Creation, Ingested and Lorna Shore, across the UK and Europe in March 2020, which was cut short by COVID. The band returned post-pandemic with a UK headline tour, and then a full EU tour supporting Decapitated and Despised Icon.
The band next head out on their debut US run on the Unique Legion tour in 2023.
Vocals – Jamie Graham
Guitar – Charlie Michael
Guitar – Adam Bell
Drums – Alex Micklewright