The new album from Carcass, the mighty Surgical Steel, is officially out this week. To mark the occasion, the guys over at Nuclear Blast have bunged us an exclusive interview clip of Jeff Walker and Bill Steer talking about what it was like to get Ken Own, the original drummer of Carcass, in to the studio to record some backing tracks for the album. FYI, newcomers, back in 1999, Ken Owen suffered from a brain haemorrhage that forced him to spent ten months in hospital, and pretty much forced him to stop drumming.
Watch Thrash Hits TV: Jeff Walker and Bill Steer from Carcass on having Ken Owen record backing vocals for Surgical Steel:
On the subject of the new album though, we must say we bloody love Surgical Steel – that’s why our man Rob McAuslan gave it a whopping 5.5 out of 6 when he reviewed it last month, and why it’s one of the twelve entries in our only-somewhat-serious 2013 COROT-3b Music Prize. No, we’re not going to explain that all again here. Yes, you’re going to have to go click on that link to find out more.
It’s got some pretty swish cover art too. No messing about, just lots of surgical items that might potentially be used in some kind of surgery. AHA, WE SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE.
You know you can go and bloody well buy Surgical Steel right now, yeah? If you were one of those dicksplashes who downloaded it illegally, now is your chance to crack open that wallet and do something to compensate for your early-excitement. Don’t be the freeloader guy. Those guys are ruining it for everyone. We’ve even got a link for you to go buy it from, saving you the precious seconds you’d waste typing that shit into your web browser.