CARCASS's BILL STEER: Tour With SLAYER Was 'Way Beyond Anything We Could Have Expected'

January 3, 2017

Metal Nation Radio conducted an interview with guitarist Bill Steer of British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS on November 24 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. You can now watch the chat below.

Asked what it was like to support SLAYER on a North American tour earlier in the year, Steer said: "It was very strange. Sure, we had done the odd festival where we'd officially played on the same stage, but that's festival stuff, and it's a bit random. But this was a situation where we were kind of invited, to some degree, and God, we were just so up for it. We didn't really anticipate anything in particular; we were just grateful to be there. But as it turned out, we got treated beautifully by band and crew, and the audiences were very tolerant. In fact, a lot of them seemed to get into what we were doing. So the whole thing was just way beyond anything we could have expected."

Steer recently told Dead Rhetoric that CARCASS's next studio album should arrive by the end of 2017. But, he added, "we can't really rush this. We don't want to waste anyone's time, including our own by putting out something substandard."

Regarding the musical direction of CARCASS's follow-up to 2013's "Surgical Steel" album, Steer said: "All I would say is there has to be small stylistic elements that haven't appeared on CARCASS records before. We're going to be walking the tightrope of sounding like the band CARCASS and bringing in new elements. There's nothing valid to say if we're going to do a retread… what's the point? That was a very nice summary of our previous records. We updated all of the stylistic parts of those albums without trying. It just happened."

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