February 19, 2023

CARCASS have announced a non-stop, two-week run of intimate UK club shows this May and June, dubbed the Bloody Blighty 2023 tour, followed by a performance at Download Festival. Support will come from Unto Others (June 1st onwards) and Conjurer (all dates).

CARCASS, who will also be playing three shows in Ireland this March, followed by a month-long USA run with Municipal WasteSacred Reich and Creeping Death, released their esteemed record Torn Arteries last year. Decibel stated that the band’s 7th record is a fusion of “the best elements of virtually every era of the extremely varied Carcass back catalogue”, with Metal Hammer voicing that “Once again, this is Total Carcass. No one does it better. In fact, no one else does it.”

Jeff Walker stated: “I’ve a wager with Kam from Live Nation that this tour will NOT sell out. I’m banking on the Great British public to make me ten pounds richer by the time we get to Download. Thank you in advance”.

Tickets for all shows are on sale now via the below links.

Ireland 2023 Tour Dates

16 Mar – Belfast, Limelight
17 Mar – Limerick, Dolans
18 Mar – Dublin, Academy

USA + Canada 2023 Tour Dates w/
Municipal Waste, Sacred Reich, Creeping Death

31 Mar – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
01 Apr – Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theater
03 Apr- Austin, TX – Mohawk
04 Apr- Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
05 Apr – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
07 Apr- Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
08 Apr- Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11 Apr – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
12 Apr – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
13 Apr – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
14 Apr – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
15 Apr – Montreal, QC – Club Soda
16 Apr – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
18 Apr – Chicago, IL – Metro
19 Apr – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
20 Apr – Lawrence, KS – The Granada
21 Apr – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
22 Apr – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
24 Apr – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
25 Apr – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
26 Apr – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
28 Apr – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
29 Apr – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
30 Apr – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco

Ferocious and uncompromising in their execution, CARCASS’s ability to intricately dissect the innards of death metal and rebuild them in their own inimitable way, has been their point of excellence for over three decades. In 2019 the band released their first single in over 5 years Under The Scalpel Blade, followed by a 4-song EP in 2020 titled Despicablesetting a potent precedent for their new full length album Torn Arteries. With the album title referencing an old demo created by original drummer Ken Owen back in the 80s, 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 and 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.’

Bill Steer – Guitars
Jeff Walker – Bass/Vocals
Daniel Wilding – Drums
James Blackford – Live Guitars

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