Carcass bassist (sic) Bill Steer has finally announced that he has quit the band, following months of speculation over the Liverpool quartet's future.
In a statement to Metal Hammer, Steer announced: "As far as I'm concerned there's no bad feeling concerning any of this. I don't know what their plans are, but for the last couple of months I've been looking for a line-up for a new band."
Carcass had been thought to be on the verge of collapse due to problems between the band and their new label Columbia, for whom they have recorded their latest, as yet untitled album. It was even thought that they had formed a new outfit in order to leave the label, who were procrastinating over the release of the record. However, Hammer believes that the band have reached an agreement with Columbia and have now been released from their contract.
At the time of writing there was no news on a possible new record contract or of a possible release date for the new record. However, Carcass fans can hear one new track, Generation Hexed, which has been included on the Come Together compilation, released through Cottage Industry Records.