In a recent interview with Dead Rhetoric, Carcass guitarist and metal legend Bill Steer spoke on the future of his band. During this, he spoke on the possibility of an album release in 2017. To be more specific, here’s the exact quote:

“We’ve got a couple of festivals next year, so in other words: an enormous amount of free time. Once we get started, we work very quickly, especially with Jeff (Walker). Jeff’s got a real work ethic, so we’ll have something we feel is in very good shape to play to him, then he comes in and critiques that. It’s just like a distillation process. Sometimes it takes a while for a song to reach a point where we’re all happy with it, other times, it happens on that day. I think we should have an album that’s available by the end of the year (2017). But I know how the industry has changed…so if it’s not happening, it’s not happening. We can’t really rush this. We don’t want to waste anyone’s time, including our own by putting out something substandard.”

We’ll ultimately have to wait and see what happens. Stay tuned for more…

Either way, we’re beyond glad that Carcass returned with “Surgical Steel” in 2013 after nearly 20 years of inactivity. Furthermore, we’re beyond glad that they opted to stay around after that. The future looks good.

Here’s some music to tide you over…

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