Jan 222012

General Surgery is a name that all properly educated death metal and goregrind fiends will know quite well. Originally formed in 1988, this group of Swedish butchers released an influential EP on Relapse Records in 1991 called Necrology. Then they sort of dropped out of sight until returning in 2002 with numerous splits, EPs, and two full-length albums.

Today I read the news that General Surgery has rejoined Relapse. To celebrate the joyous reunion, Relapse is going to release a compilation of 30 General Surgery tracks on March 27 under the name A Collection of Depravation. This thing, which can be pre-ordered here, will include cuts from General Surgery’s previous split releases, and they’re being digitally remastered by none other than Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer fame. It will also include a 24-page booklet with liner notes from the surgeons. (Hey Scott, where my goddamn new PD album?) More details about those 30 tracks are after the jump.

But hey, that’s not all. General Surgery has already recorded a five-track EP of new songs. I love the title of this new EP (and I think Dismember would be proud): Like An Ever Flying Limb. There’s no release date yet for the EP.

Oh, and guess what? The band is also working on their third full-length album for release “in the near future”.

And guess what? It looks like General Surgery just recently established an official facebook page HERE. If you hurry, you can be the 25th person to like them.

And, guess what? Since General Surgery is now on my mind, which is kind of like having leeches in your nose, I’m gonna include some General Surgery tunes after the jump. Fuck yes.

First, here’s the band’s statement about what’s included in A Collection of Depravation:

“We finally got around to releasing one of the most requested items in the history of the band: all of our split releases on one CD – ”A Collection of Depravation”. Release date is March 27th.

Contains the out-of-print splits with The County Medical Examiners, Filth, Machetazo, along with plenty of unreleased material from the Left Hand Pathology sessions, the Butcher ABC split sessions and the Corpus In Extremis sessions. To top it off, we’ve added the Carcass cover we recorded back in 2001 as a bonus track.”

The album will include all of the band’s out-of-print singles, vinyl-only EPs, comp appearances, and some unheard demos.

Track list:

1. Pre-Bisectal Corrosive Immersion
2. Lab Rat
3. Mortuary Wars
4. Cauterization Frenzy
5. Reception of Cadavers
6. Decomposer
7. Convivial Corpse Disposal Methodology
8. Foetal Mush (Xysma cover)
9. Unruly Dissection Marathon
10. Scalpel Infestation
11. Fully-Mechanized Corpse Thresher
12. The League of Extraordinary Grave Robbers
13. Necrodecontamination
14. Forensic Farce
15. Viva! Blunt Force Trauma
16. Cold Storage Fever
18. Autopsy Induced Amnesia
19. The Day Man Lost (Carnage cover)
20. Deadhouse
21. Decedent Scarification Aesthetics
22. Idle Teratoma Core
23. Restrained Remains
24. Maggots In Your Coffin (Repulsion cover)
25. Carbonic Residue Conversion
26. Nephroblastoma
27. Excessive Corpus Delicti
28. Pre-Bisectal Corrosive Immersion (2008)
29. Lab Rat (2008)
30. Empathological Necroticism (Carcass cover)

Now . . . grisly music:



  1. A compilation, new EP AND working on new LP? Wow. These guys look like they work till they bleed and party till everybody else does… 😐

  2. Are the songs on the comp JUST from the splits?

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