Carcass (band)

Carcass in 2016
Jeff Walker at Gods of Metal, Bologna, Italy (2008)
Bill Steer at Gods of Metal, Bologna, Italy (2008)
Michael Amott at Gods of Metal, Bologna, Italy (2008)
Carcass performing in 2015

English extreme metal band from Liverpool that was formed in 1986.

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Fusion genre of grindcore and death metal.

Grindcore pioneers Napalm Death in a 2007 show

British band Carcass are commonly credited for the emergence of the genre.

Earache Records

British independent record label, music publisher and management company founded by Digby Pearson in 1985, based in Nottingham, England, with offices in London and New York.

Following this, Earache released music by many bands from the emerging grindcore and death metal scenes, such as Morbid Angel, Carcass, Entombed, Bolt Thrower and Terrorizer.

Cathedral (band)

Cathedral were a doom metal band from Coventry, England.

Cathedral performing at the Wacken Open Air festival in 2009
Lead vocalist Lee Dorrian performing in 2010

Cathedral was formed after Lee Dorrian and Mark Griffiths (a Carcass roadie) met and discussed their love for bands like Black Sabbath, Candlemass, Pentagram, Trouble, and Witchfinder General.

Arch Enemy

Swedish melodic death metal band, originally a supergroup from Halmstad, formed in 1995.

Arch Enemy in 2016
(from left to right: Sharlee D'Angelo, Michael Amott, Alissa White-Gluz, Jeff Loomis, and Daniel Erlandsson).
Arch Enemy drummer Daniel Erlandsson
Arch Enemy performing live at Norway Rock Festival in 2009
Arch Enemy performing live at Metaltown Festival 2011
Michael Amott
Daniel Erlandsson
Sharlee D'Angelo
Alissa White-Gluz
Jeff Loomis

Its members were in bands such as Carcass, Armageddon, Carnage, Mercyful Fate, Spiritual Beggars, The Agonist, Nevermore, and Eucharist.


Cover art by H. R. Giger

Heartwork is the fourth album by British extreme metal band Carcass.

Napalm Death

English grindcore band formed in Meriden, West Midlands, in 1981.

Napalm Death performing in Tokyo, 2019
Cover for the Hatred Surge demo recording from 1985; from left-right: Justin Broadrick, Nicholas Bullen, Mick Harris
Embury in 2017
Barney Greenway in 2017
Herrera in 2018
Mitch Harris in 2009
Live in 2007
John Cooke in 2017

Guitarist Bill Steer played in a band based in Liverpool called Carcass, and given the affinity between the bands, he joined Napalm Death while still playing an active role in Carcass.

Ken Owen

English drummer.

Owen in 2009

He is best known as one of the founding members of extreme metal band Carcass, for which he also handled some of the vocals.

Michael Amott

Amott in 2012
Amott performing with Arch Enemy in 2010
Amott with Spiritual Beggars at the Rockharz Open Air 2016 in Germany

Michael Amott (born 28 July 1969) is a Swedish-British guitarist, songwriter, founding member of the bands Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars and Carnage, as well as a former member of the extreme metal band Carcass.

Melodic death metal

Subgenre of death metal that employs highly melodic guitar riffs, often borrowing from traditional heavy metal (including New Wave of British Heavy Metal).

Carcass helped develop the melodic death metal genre with their 1993 album Heartwork.
At the Gates live at Summer Breeze Open Air in 2016
Children of Bodom combined melodic death metal with power metal influences.
Melodic metalcore band All That Remains performing at Ozzfest 2006

Pioneered by the English heavy metal band Carcass with their 1993 album Heartwork, melodic death metal developed further in Sweden (developed by bands like At the Gates, Dark Tranquillity, and In Flames) in the mid-1990s.

Bill Steer

Steer performing with Carcass at Gods of Metal 2008

William Geoffrey Steer (born 3 December 1969) is a British guitarist and co-founder of the extreme metal band Carcass.