We’ve still got a month left in this year, but with the majority of December given over to reissues, it’s safe to start looking forward to next year and the music it will bring. We’ll be featuring some of the music we’re looking forward to in 2017 over the next few weeks, but as of this morning, we’ve got another band to add on to the list: Carcass. Back in 2013, they released Surgical Steel, an amazing return to form from a band that had last released an album in 1996. Thankfully, it doesn’t look like we’re going to have to wait another 17 years for it’s follow up. In an interview with Dead Rhetoric, guitarist Bill Steer suggests that the new year will bring the band’s seventh studio album:
We’ve got a couple of festivals next year, so in other words: an enormous amount of free time. Once we get started, we work very quickly, especially with Jeff. Jeff’s got a real work ethic, so we’ll have something we feel is in very good shape to play to him, then he comes in and critiques that. It’s just like a distillation process. Sometimes it takes a while for a song to reach a point where we’re all happy with it, other times, it happens on that day. I think we should have an album that’s available by the end of the year . But I know how the industry has changed…so if it’s not happening, it’s not happening. We can’t really rush this. We don’t want to waste anyone’s time, including our own by putting out something substandard.
Four years is certainly better than seventeen, and if the next record is even three quarters as good as Surgical Steel is, then it could be making an appearance on “best of 2017” lists.
[via Metal Injection]