Even though 1996’s ‘Swansong’ had its merits, fans more or less agreed that it wasn’t a great exit for the British melodeath pioneers. Seemingly doomed to be remembered only through Phoebe from “F.R.I.E.N.D.S”, Carcass luckily reformed in 2007 for a lengthy reunion tour, finally releasing their new album ‘Surgical Steel’ in 2013. And oh sweet nelly, what a comeback it was. The final product was loaded with sledgehammer riffs, face-melting lead guitar lines and solos, breakneck rhythms and tempos, and enough gruesome surgical analogies to make the doctor from “The Human Centipede” squeal with delight.
Having toured relentlessly since the release, Metal Wani’s Editor in Chief Owais ‘Vitek’ Nabi sat down with Carcass frontman Jeff Walker. The Interview is divided into 2 parts. In Part 1, Jeff Walker discusses upcoming tour with TESTAMENT and SLAYER, why band toured a lot in support of ‘Surgical Steel’ & unexpected issues on road. Jeff also throws light on all the problems the band faced while touring China & why metalheads felt connected to At The Gates & Carcass new album even after decades. Jeff also talks about bringing back the power of riff, how the metal scene has changed since the hiatus, demise in quality of Death metal & how At The Gates and Carcass returned to fill the void after the departure.
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In Part 2, Jeff Walker discusses high expectation from fans after the successful release of ‘Surgical Steel’, current status of the album slated to release in 2017 and how touring is affecting the writing the new album, new BRUJERIA album which recorded, mixed and slated to release on Mexican Independence day in September. Jeff also throws light on possibility of having a tour package with Arch Enemy & Carcass, how Arch Enemy has changed over the period of time & playing in India for the first time.
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