Carcariass is a Swiss-French melodic / technical death metal band. The name Carcariass is taken from Carcharodon carcharias, the great white shark.
Carcariass is a technical death metal band, formed in 1996 in Besançon, in the center of Europe, making them one of the elder bands of the French underground. The current line-up is Pascal Lanquetin (lead and rhythm guitar), Raphaël Couturier (bass and vocals), Bertrand Simonin (drums) and Jérome Lachenal (rhythm guitar; also of Your Own Decay).
In 1996, the band recorded its first five-track demo cassette, Ancestral War, which gained the band a certain amount of recognition. The band also played a number of gigs in support of the demo, most notably supporting Sadist on the March 1995 French tour. In 1997, the Carcariass recorded its first album, consisting of nine songs, entitled Hell On Earth. By this time, the band had evolved from their earlier sound to a more technical and melodic style. They played a number of gigs ...