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Jeff Walker Feels Nü-Metal May Have Been A “Disastrous Side Effect” Of Carcass’ Guitar Tuning


Jeff Walker, vocalist/bassist of the legendary death metal band Carcass, feels that his group may have inadvertently played a part in laying the foundation for the nü-metal genre. Speaking recently with Metal Hammer in the publication’s current issue, Walker offered:

“We downtuned to B and we kind of introduced that to the world of metal as far as I’m concerned. There probably was somebody else who tuned to B, but I can’t think of anyone. It had some disastrous side effects, such as nu metal.”

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He continued:

“In some respects, we kind of are responsible. They [nu metal’s top-tier bands, including Korn, Limp Bizkit and Slipknot] all worked with [producer] Ross Robinson, and he was a Carcass fan – he stole ‘Symphonies Of Sickness‘ from Tower Records in Los Angeles when it came out. A lot of those bands tuned to B. But they don’t know why they’re doing it half the time.”

Carcass are preparing to release their new studio album “Torn Arteries” this coming Friday, September 17th.

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