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AUDIO: Interview With Bill Steer From Carcass

From www.blabbermouth.net :

LINK: https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/carcasss-bill-steer-says-1996s-swansong-was-roundly-despised-upon-its-release/

CARCASS’s BILL STEER Says 1996’s ‘Swansong’ Was ‘Roundly Despised’ Upon Its Release


Andrew McKaysmith of the “Scars And Guitars” podcast recently interviewed guitarist Bill Steer of British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

On whether he is aware that CARCASS has such a tremendous influence on extreme metal:

Bill: “To a degree, I guess we do. I don’t think it’s healthy to get too hung up on things about that. Every personal band member who claims you’ve been an influence, there’s always someone else who is not aware of your stuff. Metal is more diverse than it’s ever been and there are countless subgenres. In our little corner, yes, we’ve had an impact and that’s fantastic.”

On looking back on CARCASS‘s career:

Bill: “You start to make peace with all the things that bothered you from the past. There’s enough distance — if it’s a thing that used to bother you, it becomes harmless. That’s one of the good things about getting older, I guess. I remember with each one of those records from that initial run of albums we did from the late ’80s through to the mid-’90s, with each record, there were elements that we weren’t particularly happy with. Sometimes you get quite bent out of shape about that stuff. You can’t really feel that way now. You kind of look fondly on all of them after a period of time.”

On whether he feels “vindicated” by the fact their 1993 album “Heartwork” has emerged as a classic in melodic death metal circles:

Bill: “I guess so. I mean, I think, I wouldn’t want to use the word ‘controversial’ because that’s maybe too strong, but if you’re looking at say, ‘Heartwork’, which I think is album number four and that’s from around ’93, then the next one, the album that became ‘Swansong’, which we did in ’95, then I think that actually surfaced after we broke up in ’96, those are the two albums that get the most hotly debated. Obviously, ‘Heartwork’ is the most lauded, I suppose. I guess it’s sold the best out of all those records, but around the time we did it, it was very divisive because I think maybe people felt the production was too good and we’d slowed down a little bit too much for their liking. We’re still playing fast, but there was a variation going on and there were some tunes that were in the medium tempo zone and I think that was too much for some folk. We were aware that was going to happen. It just felt good for us to play that music. Yeah, down the line it was great when that album started to achieve some kind of following and become rated by people. That was lovely. It just took a while. It wasn’t a particularly popular record at the time it was released.”

On whether he thinks it was a good thing metal endured some hard times in the mid-to-late 1990s so it could emerge all the better the following decade:

Bill: “It’s very hard to analyze something like that. I wouldn’t be best placed to do so. I would say that something like ‘Heartwork’ was definitely not the right record for its time judging by the response it got. As I said, later on, it became fairly popular and that was really nice for us. The next record [‘Swansong’], the band was history by the time it came out, but I gather that was pretty much roundly despised. It had an even longer incubation period where eventually some people came to grips with it. I have met people who favor that one out of all of our records. In the broader sense, I don’t know. Once we had broken up, metal just seemed to become bigger than ever. By the time we reformed, for want a better term, the ‘scene’ was so different. I just didn’t recognize many elements in it. There was just a huge business framework around the whole thing that hadn’t been there before. You could say all things must past; change is inevitable. There were some really good sides to it, too. It just took a while for me to get used to it because I had been out of the loop. I had been playing different music in different places. I wasn’t used to doing huge festivals to massive metal audiences at that stage.”

CARCASS’s new studio album, “Torn Arteries”, is due August 7 via Nuclear Blast. This past December, the band released the digital single “Under The Scalpel Blade”, which will also appear on the new LP.

CARCASS’s 2013 comeback album, “Surgical Steel”, sold around 8,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 41 on the Billboard 200 chart.



AUDIO: Sacred Reich – Don’t Do It Donnie – New Song

New song from the first new album from United States Thrash Metal band Sacred Reich in 23 years, taken from their new split with Iron Reagan.

The full length album “Awakening” is due out this summer.

Sacred Reich – Don’t Do It Donnie:




AUDIO: Entombed – Sinners Bleed Live

Entombed – Sinners Bleed from their upcoming live album “Live Clandestine”:



Alex Hellid – Guitar

Uffe Cederlund – Guitar

Nicke Andersson – Drums

Robert Andersson – Vocals

Edvin Aftonfal – Bass


AUDIO: Collapse – I Don’t Care What You Say – Single

Collapse Official Album Playlist.

Collapse – I Don’t Care What You Say – Vinyl Single:

LINK: www.officialcollapse.com


Collapse Bio:

Collapse is a Death Metal band from Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. Our first album Destroying by Design was released on Great White North Records / The End Records /Sonic Unyon in 2006. Shortly after the albums release the Great White North Records end closed and the album  went out of print but is still in circulation and is available in stores on the internet.

The second Collapse album was a demo ep titled Mechanisms of Oppression recorded in 2007 and released in 2008 after the release of Destroying by Design. The demo was originally intended to be sent to labels after Great White North Records closed and our distribution with The End Records / Sonic Unyon ended. The original format of the demo ep was supposed to be 100 copies in a clear poly bag, hand numbered with a sticker of the cover artwork included inside and was to be sent to record labels but was cancelled. The artwork and lyric sheet images for this release are floating around on the internet but this release was unfortunately cancelled and is not available. The demo ep was then released in jewel case format and not sent to labels and is also still available for sale on the internet, after this the demo album was scrapped.

After this point we had several offers from other labels and people wanting to work with us on our first full length album Collapse-Collapse  but we decided to not sign with any other labels and release the album’s ourselves on our own label Forward Regression Records. Releasing the albums on a different label would have put us back in the same situation that we were in with Great White North / The End Records /Sonic Unyon and although our albums would have been available at the time in stores like the deal we had through The End Records / Sonic Unyon for Destroying by Design we would have been limited in our options for future reissues of the albums as we would have been under contract with other labels and distribution companies for the releases. Plus, there was a large financial expense we would have had to put out to release the albums there and we would have lost money on the initial releases.

Instead we decided to hang on to the music rights of our albums and not release them through an outside label so that we could do what we want with them for future reissues and not be under contract to an outside label. This way we have maintained the rights to our albums and can do whatever we want with our music and are releasing them through our own label Forward Regression Records.

What this means is that our albums are not in the same stores as other Death Metal bands like our first album Destroying by Design currently is and our second demo album Mechanisms of Oppression would have been but they are still available for sale in other places on the internet.

In 2011 we reissued our first album Destroying by Design which was remastered with bonus tracks on Forward Regression Records and also re-recorded and released the ep Mechanisms of Oppression which is the official version on Forward Regression Records. We also released our first full length album Collapse-Collapse and our second double full length album Sustainability all on Forward Regression.

These four albums on Forward Regression Destroying by Design, Mechanisms of Oppression, Collapse and Sustainability were also released on Vinyl lp in 2015 on Forward Regression Records.

Currently the CD and LP versions of these releases are out of print.

Between 2012 and 2016 Collapse made several recording sessions during the writing for the new albums Say No To World Peace, Corporate Sanctions and The Fall of America which will be the Fourth Full Length Album and is currently in pre-production.

The third full length album Say No to World Peace and Ep Corporate Sanctions are currently in the final stages of production and will be released very soon in the near future on Forward Regression Records.

Material from the other recording sessions from 2012-2016 never made it to the current albums in production but we may release the material as a double compilation album in the future. The material includes songs from the writing process of our new albums that were scrapped and also material that we thought might end up being ep’s and 7 inches but we were too busy with the new albums and never released it. The recording sessions also include a re-recording of the original Destroying by Design album with our current line up. So we may be putting this out on a Two CD Compilation instead which will be out no sooner that late 2018 or in 2019.

All these albums will be released on our own label Forward Regression Records.

When the new albums are released soon in the near future they will be put out as free digital versions first and then will be printed in early 2018 and available for purchase at that time.

The first four releases Destroying by Design, Mechanisms of Oppression, Collapse and Sustainability are currently out of print and available only as a free digital download but will be be printed and reissued on Compact Disc hopefully in the first half of 2018.  No date set yet for vinyl lp releases or reissues on vinyl lp of the first four albums.

Collapse was formed by Lead Guitarist and Vocalist Jason MacKenize and currently bass and drums are being done by Riley Davis and Anderson Richards from the California band Infinitency who will also have their first album out soon “Worshipping the Throne of Infinitency” and are also releasing a two song CD single called “Enslavement of the Holy Angels” also out soon on Forward Regression Records.

Prior to Collapse Jason MacKenzie has done demos  with ex-Inner Thought  (Dwell / Witchhunt Records)  whose members have played in Lethal Presence which was members of Sacrifice as well as  Slaughter / Strappado  from Toronto, Canada.

Collapse is:

Jason MacKenzie – Guitar/Vocals

Riley Davis – Bass

Anderson Richards – Drums

AUDIO: Decibel Flexi – Pig Destroyer – The Cavalry

New Decibel Magazine flexi disc featuring Pig Destroyer – The Cavalry.

LINK: https://www.decibelmagazine.com/2019/02/27/hear-exclusive-new-pig-destroyer-song-the-cavalry-via-decibel-flexi-series/

Hear Exclusive New Pig Destroyer Song “The Cavalry” Via Decibel Flexi Series

“The music for ‘The Cavalry’ was written as an explicit tribute to [late Terrorizer/Napalm Death guitarist] Jesse Pintado during the month of August 2018,” says Pig Destroyer axeman Scott Hull, “specifically after listening to Harmony Corruption and World Downfall on repeat. We are proud to give this track to our hermanos over at Decibel and finally contribute to the Flexi Series as the 100th entry.”

You can jam “The Cavalry” in all its grinding and thrashing glory below, but if you want one for yourself, don’t wait, because an extremely limited number of issues containing our 100th installment in the Decibel Flexi Series are available here.



Collapse – Mechanisms Of Oppression – Album Stream

Collapse – Mechansims Of Oppression-2011 – Official Album Stream on www.banzairecords.com


Collapse line up:

Jason MacKenzie  – Lead Guitar & Vocals

Riley Davis – Bass Guitar

Anderson Richards – Drums

Collapse - Mechanisms Of Oppression

Collapse – Mechanisms Of Oppression

AUDIO: Outre-Tombe – Rongé par les Miasmes – Quebec Death Metal


New Song from Quebec Death Metal band Outre-Tombe – “Rongé par les Miasmes” from their new album “Nécrovortex” out October 17.

One of the best current Death Metal Bands from Quebec with a Swedish Death Metal Sound similar to Entombed and Dismember and a vocal style similar to Florida’s Death with Dismember influences.

Also check out their 2015 album “Répurgation” which is streaming on their YouTube Channel.

One of the top Death Metal Bands from Quebec today.


Outre-Tomb – Rongé par les Miasmes:





Outre-Tomb – Répurgation – Full Album:



AUDIO: Obliteration – Detestation Rite – New Song

New song form Obliteration – “Detestation Rite ” from their upcoming album “Cenotaph Obscure” out November, 23.


Obliteration is a Death Metal band from Kolbotn, Norway the home of the Black Metal band Darkthrone. Their music is a style of old school Death Metal with parts of Doom and Black Metal with a mid-paced to fast blast beats reminiscent of Dismember or Death Breath.

Recorded in Stockholm, Sweden at Studio Cobra by Martin “Konie” Ehrencrona giving them an organic production similar to Sweden’s Death Breath and fast parts and vocals similar to early Swedish Death Metal band Dismember.

One of the top Death Metal bands today in Norway, with a Swedish Death Metal style and some Black Metal influences from Norwegian Black Metal.

Band Page: http://obliteration.indierecordings.no/

Obliteration – Detestation Rite:


Audio: Ex-Exodus Generation Kill New Song Premier and Interview

Generation Kill is the band fronted by former Exodus Vocalist Rob Dukes who appeared on albums like “Exhibit A- The Atrocity Exhibition” and “Exhibit B – The Human Condition” , “Shovel Headed Kill Machine” and “Let Their Be Blood” which is a re-recording of their classic album “Bonded by Blood”.

Dukes recently appeared on the Jim Norton & Sam Roberts New York based Radio show, which is a comedy based radio show on the Faction Talk Station on Sirius XM Radio which has featured guests like Nancy Grace.


You can listen to the audio interview below and Dukes discusses his hobby of Antique Car Restoration, premiers a new Generation Kill song during the interview, you can hear the new Generation KIll song by listening to the audio interview from Sirius XM Radio which they premiered on the show.

He also discussed his split with Exodus and claimed that they were all drunks that drank before playing shows and were ruining the opening songs when playing live, while he wasn’t drinking. They also said that being in a band some members can be like a “cancer” ruining the band by thinking they are the king and getting everyone to go along with them and lying.

He he also said that the truth always rises to the surface and when karma catches up it can be a “motherfucker” and you have to say they deserve it.

He also said he is still friends with Exodus and had played a concert with them last year.

Full Audio Interview and Generation Kill Song Premier “The Rat King”:



Exodus – Bonded By Blood – Re-recorded Version with Rob Dukes:


AUDIO: Cirith Ungol First New Song Since 1991

Crith Ungol are streaming their first new song since their 1991 album “Paradise Lost”.

Bands Statement:

“‘Witch’s Game’ was forged for the upcoming animated movie Planet Of Doom. Since we reunited in 2015, there was always a question if we would release new material. It was always on the top of our minds, and when approached to write a song that would be featured in this amazing movie, we agreed. We had already been working on songs for our 5th studio album and this was a perfect opportunity to dip our hooves back in the lake of fire! We are all very excited about the band’s future and hope you like this sampling of what we have been brewing in our secret lair!”

Cirith Ungol – Witch’s Game

Voivod Interview

From: www.sonicpersprectives.com

New audio interview with one of Canada’s leading Thrash Metal band’s Quebec’s Voivod.

Their new album is called “The Wake”, you can listen to the full interview below which is about 30 minutes plus music.



Plug – Audio: Collapse – Mechanisms of Oppression

This is a plug for our page, check out Collapse – Mechanisms of Oppression at www.banzairecords.com .

Official Track: