Reactivated British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS have announced their first U.S. show since reuniting for a slew of festival performances around the globe. CARCASS will play the Nokia Theatre in New York City on Saturday, September 6 with support to come from NECROPHAGIST, ABORTED, and three soon-to-be-announced special guests.
Vocalist/bassist, Jeff Walker, also assured fans that additional U.S. shows will happen: “Well, we waited and waited (just to make you sweat), but it doesn’t look like Bush and Blair’s phony war has any end in sight. The dollar ain’t gonna get any stronger, gas ain’t gonna get any cheaper, so it’s now or never! I guess you ex-colonists need cheering up and the only thing we can think of is some old-school grind and death metal (laughs)! Joking aside, we KNOW damn well we HAVE to play the U.S. if only to either shut you all up or completely disappoint you and shatter your illusions about this band! Either way, it’s gonna be a ‘blast,’ as you say out there. We’re looking to recreate the road trip of the summer of ‘90 with DEATH, which was one of the best times of our lives (Christ, I sound old)! To quote Herchell Gordon Lewis as on Necroticism, ‘PREPARE TO DIE!’”
Check out fan-filmed footage from the band’s last performance on June 20th at the Tuska Festival in Helsinki, Finland: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5waji_carcass-heartwork-hellfest-2008_music