new Carcass album producer quits
2013-03-24 by Voivod STAFF | 41 Comments

Critically acclaimed producer Colin Richardson called it a day, in between the mixing sessions of the new and highly anticipated Carcass album Surgical Steel.

During an interview with El Santuario Del Rock, guitarist Bill Steer stated the following about the incident:

He quit yesterday. He was two weeks into mixing the album and he decided that he didn’t want to continue. So Andy Sneap is taking over. [Richardson] produced the album. It’s just that he’s hit a brick wall with the mix and doesn’t want to continue. So we’re bringing in Andy Sneap to do the mix now. It’s a shame, but we finished recording the album three months ago. There are a lot of reasons for it, but the main reason is that he says he is burnt out. I guess it will be a positive thing to bring in some fresh ears.

Mixing duties have been undertaken by acclaimed English producer Andy Sneap.





Source:
http://lambgoat.com/news/20115/Carcass-album-producer-quits;-Andy-Sneap-recruited
http://www.elsantuariodelrock.com/blog/2013/03/exclusivo-jeff-walker-vocalistabajista-de-carcass-revela-que-el-productor-colin-richardson-renuncio-al-proyecto/
http://www.metalsucks.net/2013/03/22/colin-richardson-quits-the-new-carcass-album/

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FrozenVain
March 24th 2013

2426 Comments


ugh...well it's good to hear that they found a new producer so quick. I want to jam this shit.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
March 24th 2013

6069 Comments


Don't know If I should stand behind this transfer of producers.

Don't want Carcass to sound like "nu/digi metal".


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Inveigh
March 24th 2013

24958 Comments


Don't want Carcass to sound like "nu/digi metal".


what do you mean? Sneap hasn't always worked with the BEST bands around, but he did produce
Deliverance and Endgame, which both sound great. If anything, I'd associate him more with metalcore
than nu metal.

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
March 24th 2013

6069 Comments


Sneap's name is almost everywhere these days and the possibility of the new Carcass album sounding as "another Sneap production" should be taken into account imho.

blacktheripper
March 24th 2013

722 Comments


at least they got another

Wizard
March 24th 2013

19375 Comments


If you're going to comment on Sneap taking over productions, you should realize that Sneap and Richardson both have a pretty even resume in terms of production/ mixing. They're productions standards are relatively the same as well.

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 24th 2013

18439 Comments


no producer in the world can change how bad this will be

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linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2013

1869 Comments


Couldn't really give a shit who's producing this album anymore imho. Carcass is back. That is all.

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
March 24th 2013

6069 Comments


@Wizard

Between the two, I would choose Richardson over Sneap at any given occasion.

I still remember the abrupt transition in Nevermore's sound with the compressed sound of Dreaming Neon Black compared to Kernon's balanced job in The Politics of Ecstasy.

http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/nevermore/3327-dreaming-neon-black-poor-production.html

And granted, that was nearly 20 years ago and the chances of Sneap doing a good job are legitimate, but the Nevermore incident was a major let down back then, and somehow the news about Carcass brought it onto the surface.

Wizard
March 24th 2013

19375 Comments


I agree with Hyperion, as fun as Swan Song was, it was still a terrible album and no doubt not alot has changed since. And have Sneap or Richardson on board can guarantee much. They work with the odd great artist but mostly alot of generic shit.

Between the two, I would choose Richardson over Sneap at any given occasion.

I agree fully. He did work with some of Earaches back catalogue and that to me deserves huge cred points.

Keyblade
March 24th 2013

14811 Comments


doubt this'll change a thing

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Inveigh
March 24th 2013

24958 Comments


oh yeah if we're debating the merits of the two Richardson is clearly the choice. My only points were that Sneap isn't total garbage and I just never thought of him as related to nu metal really (as opposed to someone like Ulrich Wild).

bloc
March 24th 2013

34839 Comments


Album will be average either way.

I don't think Sneap is a good fit for this band though.

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Uranium
March 24th 2013

7101 Comments


I rather have someone who wants to do it then some guy who doesn't want to do it and ends up making a half ass product

Enslaved
March 24th 2013

38 Comments


Nothing will stop this album from ruling.

Topaz
March 24th 2013

324 Comments


This is actually good news, I didn't like the bands he's worked with

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2013

50293 Comments


They didn't switch producers just mixers

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zaruyache
March 24th 2013

6393 Comments


I feel uneasy about this. How could he hit a brick wall trying to find the right sound for the album... that could be bad.

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2013

50293 Comments


Make the guitars loud and distorted


SadAndHolyGlow
March 24th 2013

1520 Comments


Whew. The album almost didn't happen, it sounds like.

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 24th 2013

18439 Comments


i would laugh if he stopped because he thought it sucked too much

TheSpirit
March 24th 2013

17798 Comments


fuck the naysayers this will rule

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XulOnerom
March 25th 2013

1818 Comments


Sucks because Colin Richardson was THE Carcass producer.

Still, given that Bill Steer uses mainly vintage equipment and completely abhors digital effects, I doubt we will end up with Sneap's generic guitar sound. Maybe Sneap will go back to the old days when he produced Iron Monkey

And yeah, listen to TheSpirit

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
March 25th 2013

50293 Comments


Well they already recorded it so yeah

Inveigh
March 25th 2013

24958 Comments


well if Death Magnetic (and countless other records) have taught us anything, it's that a bad mix can still fuck up a record pretty bad

YUJOS
March 25th 2013

918 Comments


Yeah but we are talking here 'bout Colin Richardson.

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Inveigh
March 25th 2013

24958 Comments


what's your point

pissbore
March 25th 2013

9935 Comments


idk why but i lol'd pretty hard when i saw this

YUJOS
March 25th 2013

918 Comments


You can't go wrong with Colin Richardson.

Inveigh
March 25th 2013

24958 Comments


sure, but Colin Richardson's not mixing this anymore. Andy Sneap is. And the above commenter's post was about the mixing not really affecting the record all that much, so I pointed out a notable example of the mix fucking up a record.

Colin Richardson is a fine producer/engineer

YUJOS
March 25th 2013

918 Comments


My bad, misenderstood your comment. I agree with all the above you said.

Surtur
March 25th 2013

520 Comments


I can't see anything stopping this from being awesome. All Carcass is good Carcass, even Swansong. Really looking forward to this.

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bloc
March 27th 2013

34839 Comments


So apparently he quit to mix the new Trivium album...

YUJOS
March 28th 2013

918 Comments


????? Really???

bloc
March 28th 2013

34839 Comments


http://www.metalsucks.net/2013/03/27/jeff-walker-from-carcass-colin-richardson-quit-to-mix-the-new-trivium-album/

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
March 28th 2013

6069 Comments


This sucks big time.

Apparently he was offered a bigger wage.

demigod!
March 28th 2013

44315 Comments


gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

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YUJOS
March 28th 2013

918 Comments


Cannot believe the news....but yeah money seams that must have played a big role for Colin's decision apparently.

TheSpirit
March 28th 2013

17798 Comments


Swansong fucking rules i don't get why people don't like

Surtur
March 29th 2013

520 Comments


Yeah, some of the riffing on there is amazing.

Wizard
March 29th 2013

19375 Comments


Brandon, I like Swansong for all the wrong reasons. It's fun, it's catchy but it still sucks lined up against everything that came before it.



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