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British Death Metallers Carcass to Headline BIG69

The Liverpool-based band, who reunited in 2007, will make their India debut at the two-day metal festival in Mumbai in January

Rolling Stone India
Rolling Stone India Dec 05, 2014
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Carcass in 2013. Photo: Tina Korhonen

Carcass in 2013. Photo: Tina Korhonen

British death metal/grindcore band Carcass have announced on their Facebook page that they will play their first ever show in India at BIG69 metal festival in Mumbai, slated to take place between January 17th and 18th.

Carcass, who reunited after a 12-year period in 2007, released their sixth full-length album, Surgical Steel in 2013, to make one of the biggest comebacks in metal last year. In November, the band released Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel EP, comprising previously unreleased material from the album recording sessions. Carcass are best known for their 1993 album Heartwork, which is widely-recognized as the most influential melodic death metal release.

Currently, two founding members remain in the band – bassist-vocalist Jeff Walker and lead guitarist Bill Steer. While the band’s original drummer/vocalist Ken Owen returned as a guest vocalist on Surgical Steel, Swedish drummer Daniel Erlandsson [from melodic death metal band Arch Enemy] joined in 2007, alongside fellow Arch Enemy member, Michael Amott, on guitars. Both Erlandsson and Amott left Carcass in 2012 to concentrate on Arch Enemy, who are now touring with veteran metal guitarist Jeff Loomis. Carcass has now roped in drummer Daniel Wilding [formerly of death grind veterans Aborted] and guitarist Ben Ash for live duties.

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Carcass joins Italian tech-death band Fleshgod Apocalypse, UK prog metallers SikTh and grime metal band Hacktivist as international headliners for BIG69 in Mumbai, which is also slated to include one last special guest addition to its lineup. Indian bands performing at the two-day festival include extreme metallers Demonic Resurrection, old school metal band Kryptos, Delhi groove/technical metal band Undying Inc, Mumbai death grind band Gutslit and more.

BIG69 2015 Lineup

Carcass

SikTh

Fleshgod Apocalypse

Hacktivist

Underside

Kryptos

Demonic Resurrection

Zygnema

Providence

Plague Throat

Gutslit

Chronic Xorn

Albatross

Undying Inc

Devoid

Escher’s Knot

Inner Sanctum

Noiseware

Grammy Winning Effort

More details here.

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