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Carcass - Symphonies of Sickness

Carcass discography (main)
< Reek of Putrefaction
Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious
Carcass discography (all)
< The Peel Sessions
St. George's Hall, Bradford 15/11/89

Symphonies of Sickness


Release date:
November 4th, 1989
Catalog ID:
Earache Records
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
17 reviews (avg. 94%)
Side A - Requiems of Revulsion
1. Reek of Putrefaction 04:12   Show lyrics
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2. Exhume to Consume 03:51   Show lyrics
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3. Excoriating Abdominal Emanation 04:32   Show lyrics
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4. Ruptured in Purulence 04:12   Show lyrics
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5. Empathological Necroticism 05:45   Show lyrics
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Side B - Concertos of Carnage
6. Embryonic Necropsy and Devourment 05:14   Show lyrics
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7. Swarming Vulgar Mass of Infected Virulency 03:10   Show lyrics
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8. Cadaveric Incubator of Endoparasites 03:25   Show lyrics
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9. Slash Dementia 03:23   Show lyrics
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10. Crepitating Bowel Erosion 05:28   Show lyrics
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Band members
Jeff Walker Bass, Vocals
Ken Owen Drums, Vocals
Bill Steer Guitars, Vocals
Miscellaneous staff
Colin Richardson Engineering, Producer
Digby Pearson Executive producer
Martin Toher Engineering (assistant)
Jeff Walker Bass, Vocals
Ken Owen Drums, Vocals
Bill Steer Guitars, Vocals
Colin Richardson Engineering, Producer
Digby Pearson Executive producer
Martin Toher Engineering (assistant)
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Sleeve art and layout by Gruesome Graphics Inc.

- black vinyl, gatefold cover, white inner sleeve, featuring the gore artwork inside the gatefold.
- black vinyl, standard cover.
- red vinyl, standard cover, limited to 1000 copies.



A limited edition (featuring the "gore" cover artwork) was once released containing 16 bonus tracks taken from the "Reek of Putrefaction" album. The total running time of this version is 76:58.

The original "gore" cover, which was later banned and replaced by a "clean" cover, which was drawings of a human similar to those found in biology books. The exact same cover was used for "Reek of Putrefaction" except with a different color scheme. In 2002/2003 the gore covers were put back.

Recording information:

All lyrics and music severely decomposed, deranged, excreted by Carcass.
Recorded and mixed at "Slaughterhouse" Studios, July-August 1989.
Co-produced by Carcass.


Barcode: 5 018615 101819
Matrix code (Gatefold version, side A): MPO MOSH 18 A1 NS
Matrix code (Gatefold version, side B): MPO MOSH 18 B1

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