Jeffrey Walker biography

Jeffrey Walker

Death metal, Composer

1969 –

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Who is Jeffrey Walker?

Jeffrey Walker is a bass guitarist and vocalist from Windle, St Helens, UK. He is best known for his work with the death metal / grindcore band Carcass for which he is also the main lyricist. Before Carcass, he played in the punk band Electro Hippies. After the demise of Carcass, he went on to form Blackstar with two former Carcass bandmates. In some territories the band was called Blackstar Rising.

In addition, he made cover artwork for a few albums, including Scum by Napalm Death. He is also credited for the cover art to the cult Axegrinder album Rise of the Serpent Men. He also designed Diamanthian's logo, as well as producing their debut album.

Whilst in Liverpool, Walker was well known amongst radical activists, especially for his work as a hunt saboteur.

Jeff along with Bill Steer ran the short-lived record label Necrosis, which was an imprint of Carcass' label Earache Records and that signed bands such as Norwegian group Cadaver and Repulsion from the USA. Jeff Walker also reputedly painted the cover of one of the editions of Repulsion's Horrified.

Walker also appeared in an episode of the science fiction comedy Red Dwarf.

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Born
Mar 25, 1969
Also known as
  • Jeff Walker
  • Walker, Jeff
  • El Cynico
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Lived in
  • St Helens

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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