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Flesh Ripping Sonic Torment

Album: ''Flesh Ripping Sonic Torment'' (1987 Demo)
1. Genital Grinder
2. Regurgitation of Giblets
3. Festerday
4. Limb From Limb
5. Rotten to the Gore
6. Excreted Alive
7. Malignant Defecation
8. Fermenting Innards
9. Necro-Cannibal Bloodfeast
10. Psychopathologist
11. Die in Pain
12. Pungent Excrutiation
13. Face Meltaaargh

Reek of Putrefaction

Album: ''Reek of Putrefaction'' (1988)
1. Genital Grinder
2. Regurgitation of Giblets
3. Maggot Colony
4. Pyosisified (Rotten to the Gore)
5. Carbonized Eye Sockets
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 of Verrucose Urethra
20. Oxidised Razor Masticator
21. Mucopurulence Excretor
22. Malignant Defecation

Symphonies of Sickness

Album: ''Symphonies of Sickness'' (1989)
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

The Peel Sessions

Album: ''The Peel Sessions'' (1989 EP)
1. Crepitating Bowel Erosion
2. Slash Dementia
3. Cadaveric Incubator of Endo Parasites
4. Reek of Putrefaction

Live St. George

Album: ''Live St. George's Hall, Bradford 15.11.89'' (1990 EP)
1. Embryonic Necropsy and Devourment
2. Swarming Vulgar Mass of Infected Virulency
3. Pungent Excruciation (live at University of London Union 23.2.89)

Necroticism-Descanting the Insalubrious

Album: ''Necroticism-Descanting the Insalubrious'' (1991)
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

Tools Of The Trade

Album: ''Tools Of The Trade'' (1992 EP)
1. Tools Of The Trade
2. Incarnate Solvent Abuse
3. Pyosified (Still Rotten To The Gore)
4. Hepatic Tissue Fermentation II

Album: ''"Tools of the Trade" promo'' (1992 Single)
1. Tools of the Trade
2. Still Rotten to the Gore

Gods Of Grind

Album: ''Gods Of Grind'' (1992 Split)
1. Stranger Aeons
2. Dusk
3. Shreds of Flesh
4. Incarnated Solvent Abuse
5. Tools of the Trade
6. Pyosified (Still Rotten to the Gore)
7. Hepatic Tissue Fermentation II
8. Condemned
9. Last Judgement
10. Endtime
11. Soul Sacrifice
12. Golden Blood (Flooding)
13. Autumn Twilight
14. Frozen Rapture


Album: ''Heartwork'' (1993)
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

The Heartwork E.P.

Album: ''The Heartwork E.P.'' (1993 EP)
1. Heartwork
2. This Is Your Life
3. Rot 'N' Roll

Buried Dreams

Album: ''Buried Dreams'' (1993 Single)
1. Buried Dreams


Album: ''Embodiment'' (1993 Single)
1. Embodiment

No Love Lost

Album: ''No Love Lost'' (1993 Single)
1. No Love Lost

Album: ''Swansong Free 2 Song Sampler'' (1995 Single)
1. Keep on Rotting
2. Generation Hexed


Album: ''Swansong'' (1996)
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. Polarized
8. Generation Hexed
9. Firm Hand
10. R**k the Vote
11. Don't Believe a Word
12. Go To Hell

Wake Up and Smell the Carcass

Album: ''Wake Up and Smell the Carcass'' (1996 Best of/Compilation)
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 (live)
7. No Love Lost (live)
8. Rot 'n' Roll (live)
9. Edge of Darkness (live)
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

Best Of Carcass

Album: ''Best Of Carcass'' (1997 Best of/Compilation)
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

Choice Cuts

Album: ''Choice Cuts'' (2004 Best of/Compilation)
1. Genital Grinder
2. Maggot Colony
3. Exhume To Consume
4. Swarming Vulgar Mass Of Infected Virulency
5. Tools Of The Trade
6. Corporal 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
15. Slash Dementia
16. Cadaveric Incubator Of Endoparasites
17. Reek Of Putrefaction
18. Empathological Necrotism
19. Foeticide
20. Fermenting Innards
21. Exhume To Consume



Carcass is a death metal/goregrind/grindcore band formed by Napalm Death guitarist Bill Steer together with drummer Ken Owen in 1985. They were based in Liverpool. On their first demo, Sanjiv contributed vocals. In 1987, bassist and vocalist Jeffrey Walker, formerly of the Electro Hippies, joined them. Carcass are considered by many to have been one of the most influential and talented bands within the death metal scene.

The band focused on topics mostly relating to the medical field and bizarre combinations of medical equipment and chemicals with human anatomy, such as "Intenacious, intersecting / Reaving fats from corporal griskin [...] Skeletal groats triturated, desinently exsiccated". This lyrical focus led many in the music press to falsely believe that one or more members of the band had studied medicine. There is more evidence to show that this lyrical focus was a method of pushing vegetarianism (For example, "Exhume To Consume"). Typical Carcass song titles from their early work include "Lavaging Expectorate of Lysergide Composition" and "Microwaved Uterogestation."

Having started their career as a goregrind band, Carcass gradually changed their sound and lyrical content. Starting with Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious, the careful listener could hear music-theoretic experimentation beyond the amodal noise of previous work, and even a hint of the harmonic minor scales that would later crystallise more fully. Their best-known album, Heartwork, was largely devoid of the gory lyrics and grind style that had been present on their earlier recordings, with a cleaner, more melodic sound, but retaining occasional forays out of more complex harmonies into amodal grind.

With Carcass having signed to Sony before the release of Heartwork, some fans regarded the evolved sound as proof of the sellout they had expected. In contrast, many were very receptive to what was perceived as a new zenith of talent and composition in death metal, showing a command of motif development and harmony that is underappreciated even within the metal community. In fact, today some credit Carcass with being a very early founding influence for not just one, but two genres of metal - grindcore (or, more specifically, goregrind), and the melodic death metal sound. Michael Amott left the band right after Heartwork was recorded and was for a while replaced by Mike Hickey who was later replaced by Carlo Regadas. Carcass broke up after releasing Swansong, which drew some criticism from fans for its melodic riffs which in some ways bordered on late 1980s thrash.

Ken, Jeff and Carlo continued with the Blackstar project accompanied with former Cathedral bassist Mark Griffiths. Blackstar (Later Blackstar Rising) went defunct after Ken suffered from a severe brain haemorrhage. Michael Amott went on to found hard rocking combo Spiritual Beggars and Arch Enemy, a successful Swedish death metal band. In the biggest musical departure, Bill Steer reappeared in Firebird, a Claptonesque guitar-rock trio.

In June 2006, in an interview with Walker, he discussed the possibility of reforming Carcass. In September 2007 it was confirmed by Michael Amott that he had been rehearsing with Bill Steer, Jeff Walker and Daniel Erlandsson (replacing Ken Owen, who is incapable of playing a full set with Carcass due to health reasons) in secret to rehearse old Carcass songs for a possible reunion tour. The original plans were to play at several festivals during the summer, but they couldn't meet the deadlines.

In October 2007, Carcass were confirmed to play at the 2008 installment of German heavy metal festival Wacken Open Air.

Goregrind/Grindcore - Melodic Death Metal

Death, Gore (early), Politics, Society (later)

United Kingdom (Liverpool, England), formed in 1985

Earache Records


Jeff Walker - Vocals/Bass (Electro Hippies, ex-Blackstar, Brujeria, Jeff Walker und Die Fluffers)
Bill Steer - Guitars/Vocals (ex-Napalm Death, Firebird)
Michael Amott - Guitars (1990-1993) (Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, ex-Carnage (Swe), ex-Candlemass, ex-Armageddon (Swe))
Daniel Erlandsson - Drums (Arch Enemy, Eucharist, ex-In Flames, ex-The End (Swe), Revengia, Armageddon (Swe), ex-Liers in Wait)

Carlo Regadas - Guitars (ex-Blackstar, ex-Devoid (UK))
Ken Owen - Drums (ex-Blackstar)
Sanjiv - Vocals (1987)
Mike Hickey - Guitars (on the <i>Heartwork</i> tour only) (Goatreign, ex-Venom, ex-Cronos (UK), ex-Cathedral, Altered Dominance)


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