Origin: Liverpool, England
Genres: Death Metal, Grindcore
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One of the standout grindcore/death metal bands of the end of 80's, Carcass gained notoriety for their liberal use of medical terms in their lyrics and song titles (in fact, it was reported by reliable sources that the band members were med students, which wasn't true). Necroticism and Heartwork are most frequently considered the band's best work, delivering brutal death metal with a high degree of musicianship. The band ended on a down note, however, with the release of Swansong -- the move to a more conventional metal sound (akin to mid-period Megadeth in places) alienated many of their fans, and coupled with the circumstances surrounding the record label meddlings and the breakup of the band well before Swansong's release, painted a rather dark cloud over the band. Three of the members went on to form the short-lived Blackstar, while the fourth, Bill Steer, formed the stoner rock band Firebird.

After years of speculation about a possible reformation, the core duo of Steer and Jeff Walker finally reunited and, armed with new drummer Daniel Wilding, released the highly anticipated and well-received comeback album Surgical Steel in 2013.

Current Members

Bill Steer

guitars/vocals (ex-Angel Witch, Firebird, ex-Napalm Death)

Jeff Walker

bass/vocals (ex-Blackstar, ex-Brujeria)

Daniel Wilding


Former Members/Guests

Michael Amott

guitars (Arch Enemy, Candlemass, ex-Carnage, Spiritual Beggars)

Carlo Regadas

guitars (ex-Blackstar)

Ken Owen

drums (ex-Blackstar)


Reek Of Putrefaction 
1988 Earache
  1. Genital Grinder
  2. Regurgitation Of Giblets
  3. Maggot Colony
  4. Pyosisified (Rotten To The Gore)
  5. Carbonized Eyesockets
  6. Frenzied Detruncation
  7. Vomited Anal Tract
  8. Festerday
  9. Fermenting Innards
  10. Excreted Alive
  11. Suppuration
  12. Foeticide
  13. Microwaved Uterogestation
  14. Feast On Dismembered Carnage
  15. Splattered Cavities
  16. Psychopathologist
  17. Burnt To A Crisp
  18. Pungent Excruciation
  19. Manifestation On Verrucose Urethra
  20. Oxidised Razor Masticator
  21. Mucupurulence Excretor
  22. Malignant Defecation
  • Bill Steer
  • Jeff Walker
  • Ken Owen

Reviews:   Sputnik Music 

Symphonies Of Sickness 
1989 Earache
  1. Reek Of Putrefaction
  2. Exhume To Consume
  3. Excoriating Abdominal Emanation
  4. Ruptured In Purulence
  5. Empathological Necroticism
  6. Embryonic Necropsy And Devourment
  7. Swarming Vulgar Mass Of Infected Virulency
  8. Cadaveric Incubator Of Endoparasites
  9. Slash Dementia
  10. Crepitating Bowel Erosion
  • Bill Steer
  • Jeff Walker
  • Ken Owen

Reviews:   Sputnik Music  Metal Storm 

Necroticsm -- Descanting The Insalubrious 
1991 Earache
  1. Inpropagation
  2. Corporal Jigsore Quandary
  3. Symposium Of Sickness
  4. Pedigree Butchery
  5. Incarnated Solvent Abuse
  6. Carneous Cacoffiny
  7. Lavaging Expectorate of Lysergide Composition
  8. Forensic Clinicism/The Sanguine Article
  • Bill Steer
  • Michael Amott
  • Jeff Walker
  • Ken Owen

(EP) Tools Of The Trade 
1992 Earache
  1. Incarnated Solvent Abuse
  2. Tools Of The Trade
  3. Pyosified (Still Rotten To The Gore)
  4. Hepatic Tissue Fermentation II
  • Bill Steer
  • Michael Amott
  • Jeff Walker
  • Ken Owen

1993 Earache
  1. Buried Dreams
  2. Carnal Forge
  3. No Love Lost
  4. Heartwork
  5. Embodiment
  6. This Mortal Coil
  7. Arbeit Macht Fleisch
  8. Blind Bleeding The Blind
  9. Doctrinal Expletives
  10. Death Certificate
  • Bill Steer
  • Michael Amott
  • Jeff Walker
  • Ken Owen

Reviews:   Sputnik Music  Metal Storm 

1996 Earache
  1. Keep on Rotting in the Free World
  2. Tomorrow Belongs To Nobody
  3. Black Star
  4. Cross My Heart
  5. Child's Play
  6. Room 101
  7. Polarised
  8. Generation Hexed
  9. Firm Hand
  10. R**K The Vote
  11. Don't Believe A Word
  12. Go To Hell
  • Bill Steer
  • Carlo Regadas
  • Jeff Walker
  • Ken Owen

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Storm 

Wake Up And Smell The Carcass  COMPILATION
1996 Earache
  1. Edge Of Darkness
  2. Emotional Flatline
  3. Ever Increasing Circles
  4. Blood Spattered Banner
  5. I Told You So (Corporate Rock Really Does Suck)
  6. Buried Dreams
  7. No Love Lost
  8. Rot 'N' Roll
  9. Edge Of Darkness (Radio 1 Version)
  10. This Is Your Life
  11. Rot 'N' Roll
  12. Tools Of The Trade
  13. Pyosisified (Still Rotten To The Gore)
  14. Hepatic Tissue Fermentation Ii
  15. Genital Grinder Ii
  16. Hepatic Tissue Fermentation
  17. Exhume To Consume

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 

Best Of Carcass  COMPILATION
1997 Toy's Factory
  1. Genital Grinder
  2. Regurgitation of Giblets
  3. Reek of Putrefaction
  4. Exhume to Consume
  5. Embryonic Necropsy and Devourment
  6. Inpropagation
  7. Corporeal Jigsore Quandray
  8. Incarnate Solvent Abuse
  9. Buried Dreams
  10. Heartwork
  11. This Mortal Coil
  12. Death Certificate
  13. Rot 'n Roll
  14. Keep On Rotting in the Free World
  15. Tomorrow Belongs to Nobody
  16. Polarised
  17. Generation Hexed
  18. R**k the Vote
  19. Edge of Darkness
  20. Emotional Flatline
  21. Ever Increasing Circles
  22. Blood Splattered Banner
  23. I Told You So (Corporate Rock Really Does Suck)
  24. Buried Dreams
  25. No Love Lost
  26. Rot 'n Roll
  27. Edge of Darkness
  28. Corporeal Jigsore Quandray (live)
  29. Incarnated Solvent Abuse (live)
  30. Exhume to Consume (live)
  31. Carnal Forge (live)
  32. Heartwork (live)

2004 Earache
  1. Genital Grinder
  2. Maggot Colony
  3. Exhume To Consume
  4. Swarming Vulgar Mass Of Infected Virulency
  5. Tools Of The Trade
  6. Corporeal Jigsore Quandary
  7. Incarnate Solvent Abuse
  8. Buried Dreams
  9. No Love Lost
  10. Heartwork
  11. Keep On Rotting In The Free World
  12. R**k The Vote
  13. This Is Your Life
  14. Crepitating Bowel Erosion (Peel Session, 2nd January 1989)
  15. Slash Dementia (Peel Session, 2nd January 1989)
  16. Cadaveric Incubator Of Endoparasites (Peel Session, 2nd January 1989)
  17. Reek Of Putrefaction (Peel Session, 2nd January 1989)
  18. Empathological Necrotism (Peel Session, 16th December 1990)
  19. Foeticide (Peel Session, 16th December 1990)
  20. Fermenting Innards (Peel Session, 16th December 1990)
  21. Exhume To Consume (Peel Session, 16th December 1990)

Reviews:   Brave Words  Metal Storm 

The Complete Pathologist's Report  BOXED SET
2010 Earache
  1. CD Reek of Putrefaction
  2. CD Symphonies of Sickness
  3. CD Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious
  4. CD Heartwork
  5. CD Swansong

(EP) Live At St. George's Hall 1989  LIVE
  1. Genital Grinder / Exhume to Consume
  2. Ruptured in Purulence / Empathological Necroticism
  3. Embryonic Necropsy & Devourment
  4. Swarming Vulgar Mass of Infected Virulency
  5. Reek Of Putrefaction
  • Bill Steer
  • Jeff Walker
  • Ken Owen

Surgical Steel 
2013 Nuclear Blast
  1. 1985
  2. Thrasher's Abattoir
  3. Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System
  4. A Congealed Clot of Blood
  5. The Master Butcher's Apron
  6. Noncompliance to ASTM F899-12 Standard
  7. The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills
  8. Unfit for Human Consumption
  9. 316L Grade Surgical Steel
  10. Captive Bolt Pistol
  11. Mount of Execution
  • Bill Steer
  • Jeff Walker
  • Daniel Wilding
2013 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Brave Words  Angry Metal Guy  Sputnik Music  Teeth Of The Divine  Metal Storm 

(EP) Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel 
2014 Nuclear Blast
  1. A Wraith In The Apparatus
  2. Intensive Battery Brooding
  3. Zochrot
  4. Livestock Marketplace
  5. 1985 (reprise)
  • Bill Steer
  • Jeff Walker
  • Daniel Wilding


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