Guitarist Bill Steer recently hinted in the press that a new CARCASS album was a possibility. Revolver magazine contacted vocalist/bassist Jeff Walker for the scoop. I'm waiting for Bill to confirm it, just like you!" he said. "It's gone from 'No' to 'Maybe' to 'Never say never' — just spit it out, God damn it! We never wanted to be one of those bands that reformed, played again, and then [went on to be] totally lackluster and uninspired."
Jeffrey Easton of Metal Exiles last fall conducted an interview with CARCASS guitarist Bill Steer. An excerpt from the chat follows below.
Metal Exiles: What is going to happen after the tour. Will the reunion continue with a new album?
Bill: It is a possibility. We will not say certainly because we will be out for awhile but we are open for the possibility. We do not want to get people hyped up then disappointed but we will see what happens. I would be up for it because it was a good atmosphere and I think we are playing better than ever.
Metal Exiles: What direction would you guys go in?
Bill: Just off the top of my head it would continue from where we were with 'Heartwork'. There is no point in trying to get back to that place because we are much older and everything is different now.
Metal Exiles: If there is not another CARCASS album after this is over what will you be doing?
Bill: FIREBIRD is still out doing stuff. We will be doing shows later on this year but right now I feel musically satisfied. Playing this stuff with CARCASS takes me back to something I am comfortable with and I like being harmonious with my past because for years I was away from it.
Quality fan-filmed video footage of the September 19, 2008 concert by CARCASS at The Grand Ballroom in San Francisco, California can be viewed below.