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Carcass – Torn Arteries

Release date: 17/09/2021
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Carcass

Torn Arteries

Ferocious and uncompromising in their execution, CARCASS’s ability to intricately dissect the innards of death metal, and display them for us to sonically understand has been their point of excellence for over three decades. Last December (2019) the band released their first single in over 5 years “Under The Scalpel Blade,” followed by a 4 song EP entitled Despicable (October 2020), setting a potent precedent for the full length album to come in 2021: TORN ARTERIES.

FORMATS

2LP (Limited Edition Yellow/Black Splatter Vinyl), 2LP (Limited Edition), CD (Limited Edition)

GENRE

Metal
Release date: 17/09/2021
SKU: 727361536800 Category: Tag:

Ferocious and uncompromising in their execution, CARCASS’s ability to intricately dissect the innards of death metal, and display them for us to sonically understand has been their point of excellence for over three decades. Last December (2019) the band released their first single in over 5 years “Under The Scalpel Blade,” followed by a 4 song EP entitled Despicable (October 2020), setting a potent precedent for the full length album to come in 2021: TORN ARTERIES. With the album title itself referencing an old demo created by original drummer Ken Own back in the 80’s, TORN ARTERIES sits as a bookend on the modern side of the CARCASS discography, connecting directly back to where everything began over 30 years ago.

The album artwork also rings reminiscent of the grotesque photography that appears on classic CARCASS album covers like Reek Of Putrefaction of Symphonies of Sickness. Artist Zbigniew Bielak traveled outside his normal wheelhouse to bring forth a time lapsed set of photos showing vegetables shaped like a heart, rotting over time upon a white plate. This form of artwork was influenced by Japanese Kusôzu, meaning: ‘painting of the nine stages of a decaying corpse.’

“I think as our 7th album, it does stand out from the others both sonically and stylistically,” explains Walker. “You can definitely tell that it’s CARCASS; when you drop that needle on the vinyl, when you hear that guitar tone, you can tell it’s Bill Steer, but each album is always a product of its time.”

Format – Limited Edition CD, Limited Edition 2LP & Limited Edition Yellow/Black Splatter Vinyl 2LP

TRACKLISTING (IF AVAILABLE)

CD
1. Torn Arteries
2. Dance Of Ixtab (Psychopomp & Circumstance March No 1 in B)
3. Eleanor Rigor Mortis
4. Under The Scalpel Blade
5. The Devil Rides Out
6. Flesh Ripping Sonic Torment Limited
7. Kelly’s Meat Emporium
8. In God We Trust
9. Wake Up And Smell The Carcass/Caveat Emptor
10. The Scythe’s Remorseless Swing

2LP
SIDE A
1. Torn Arteries
2. Dance Of Ixtab (Psychopomp & Circumstance March No 1 in B)
3. Eleanor Rigor Mortis

SIDE B
1. Under The Scalpel Blade
2. The Devil Rides Out

SIDE C
1. Flesh Ripping Sonic Torment Limited
2. Kelly’s Meat Emporium

SIDE D
1. In God We Trust
2. Wake Up And Smell The Carcass/Caveat Emptor
3. The Scythe’s Remorseless Swing

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