Carcass are a British extreme metal band from Liverpool, who formed in 1985 and disbanded in 1995. A reformation was enacted in 2007 without one of its original members, drummer Ken Owen, due to health reasons.
Carcass are regarded as pioneers of the grindcore genre. Their early work was also tagged as splatter death metal, hardgore, and goregrind; on account of their morbid lyrics and gruesome album covers. They also became one of the pioneers of melodic death metal with their 1993 album Heartwork.
Carcass continued touring. They played at Download Festival in Castle Donington 13 June 2015. Reviewing their concert, James Weaver wrote: “Carcass have proved, not only that they can play any spectrum of rock festivals, but that they still remain as one of the greats in the extreme metal genre.” Carcass also headlined the “Deathcrusher 2015” tour alongside Napalm Death, Obituary, Voivod and Herod. The tour run in Europe October-November 2015. During the “Deathcrusher 2015” tour Bill Steer rejoined his former bandmates in Napalm Death on some dates to perform the classic Napalm Death song “Deceiver”.