Carcass guitarist Ben Ash has opted to leave the line-up in favor of filling an educational role while pursuing some studies of his own. There are also a couple music projects he’s been working on and would like to pursue further. All of this and more is explained by Ben himself in the video provided below.
In the meantime, guitarist Tom Draper has been acting as his live replacement. Ben’s absence at the recent Netherland’s Deathfest spawned the whole question of his whereabouts and this appears to be the answer: