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Formed: 1997
From: Västerås, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Carnal Forge News

Below is our complete Carnal Forge news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Carnal Forge Announces New Single

After reforming in 2013, Carnal Forge has now checked in with the following update about releasing a new single:

"Here's the front cover of the new single When All Else Fails by Carnal Forge including the songs Chemical Disincorporation & Bleed For Me.

"Bleed For Me featuring Per Nilsson from Scar Symmetry & Mike Wead of King Diamond & Mercyful Fate on guest leads." More...

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Carnal Forge Returns With New Lineup

Carnal Forge has checked in with the following announcement about returning from hiatus:

"Carnal Forge back in biz! Some of the names may have changed, but CF is back in full force to reclaim their position as one of the heaviest most hard hitting bands ever... and don't call it a comeback, these guys just took a pause... to gather their strength and focus on what's important.

"Back in the game is original founder Jari Kuusisto on rythm guitar and vocalist Jens C. Mortensen that sang on the latest highly acclaimed full length album Testify For My Victims. Long time strugglers Lars Lindén (bass) and Petri Kuusisto (lead guitar) are very happy with this line up and it is completed with Lawrence Dinamarca on drums (Loch Vostok, Bleeding Utopia). More...

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Carnal Forge Goes On Hiatus

Swedish thrash/melodic death metal veterans Carnal Forge have announced that they have decided to place themselves on an indefinite hiatus as a result of members focusing on other projects. A message from bass player Lars Lindén reads as follows:

"Since all the members have chosen to drop off Carnal Forge due to different reasons to work on new projects, CF will take a pause and the band will be put on ice for an unspecified time.

"I don't know if there will ever be another CF album or if we'll play live again. I sure do hope so and will work for it, but only the future will tell.

"Thanks for all of the support through good times and bad times since 1997. See you out there some day somewhere somehow or see you all in hell!

"All the best from all of us!!! Peace!"

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Carnal Forge Post New Music Video

Swedish thrash metal act Carnal Forge have posted a new music video for the song "Blood War." The song is to be featured on the band's as yet untitled 7th studio album due for release in early 2011. "Blood War" was written, recorded and produced by the band in their own personal studio in Sala, Sweden.

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Carnal Forge Confirmed For Rockweekend Fest

Swedish metallers Carnal Forge have been confirmed to perform at Sweden's Rockweekend Festival, which takes place from July 8th - 10th, 2010. More details on the festival can be found at this location. Other confirmed bands for the festival include Twisted Sister, Deep Purple, Venom, Saxon, Annihilator, Sepultura, My Dying Bride, Danger Danger, Obituary, Unleashed, Paul Di'Anno, Bloodbound, Astral Doors, The Murder of My Sweet, and more.

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October Tide Signs To Candlelight Records

Swedish metal band OCTOBER TIDE has announced their signing to Candlelight Records. The band, featuring guitarist Fredrick Norrman, vocalist Tobias Netzell, drummer Robin Bergh, and session bassist Jonas Kjellgren (Scar Symmetry, Carnal Forge), is currently finishing work on their untitled new album. Expected for release early fall, it will be the first new recording from the band in over ten years. It follows recent reissue of the band’s acclaimed debut "Rain Without End."

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Arise Posts New Album Trailer Online

Swedish metal band Arise has posted a trailer for their upcoming fourth album "The Reckoning." Recorded at Studio Mega, the 10-track disc features guest appearances by Jonas Kjellgren (Scar Symmetry, Carnal Forge), Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity) and Jake Fredém (Nostradameus) and artwork by Chad Michael. Watch the trailer below:

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Carnal Forge Recruits New Drummer

Swedish metallers Carnal Forge have issued the following update about recruiting a new drummer:

"We are sad to announce that Carnal Forge and drummer Stefan Westerberg have now parted ways. With Stefan being one of the founding members of Carnal Forge we’re sad to see him leave. We wish Stefan the best of luck in his future endeavours! The good news are that we have already found a replacement for Stefan in Chris Barkensjö (also Construcdead / ex. Grave) to take on the skin battering of Carnal Forge. We’re stoked about the new blood in the band, and can’t wait to get out on the road with this fresh installment!

"The band rehearsed for the first time this weekend with Chris, and we can only say that he does a KILLER job behind the drums! We’re looking forward to getting out on the road with Chris in the near future… We have now uploaded a video from the very first rehearsal with Chris! Check it out below!"

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Carnal Forge Posts "Blood War" Song

Swedish metallers Carnal Forge have issued the following statement about streaming the new song "Blood War" on their MySpace page:

"Finally 'Blood War' has been added to our official Myspace! We've had some problems with rights issues for some reason, so we haven't been able to upload any songs for a while here, but now the problem seems to be solved! Enjoy!"

A behind-the-scenes video from the filming of the upcoming "Blood War" music video can also be found below. More...

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Carnal Forge Posts Music Video "Making Of" Clip

Swedish metallers Carnal Forge recently shot a music video for the song "Blood War." The band has posted a "making of" video clip from the filming of the music video. The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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Onslaught Tour Postponed Due To Poor Management

Greek thrashers SUICIDAL ANGELS have issued the following update:

"Unfortunately, due to some management problems that occured, the Horns Up tour had to be postponed for a few weeks. We’d really like to apologize to all our friends / fans that intended to come to the concerts, especially those that their country won’t be included in the new tour schedule. We promise to do our best to visit your country in the near future! The tour booking is now handled by the Romanian agency Metal Masters, and hopefully the rescheduled dates will be announced very soon."

The official ONSLAUGHT announcement about that issue:

"Unfortunately due to poor management and organization from the persons involved in the booking of the ’Horns Up’ tour, we have decided to postpone the majority of the dates for a few weeks. The entire logistic plan was a total mess, this included no flights being booked only two days before the tour was due to start , Onslaught also did not receive any guarantees that some of the shows would happen and unfortunately had no confidence that this tour, as it stood, would have seen it through to the end. The new rescheduled dates will be booked by Metal Masters Romania, and the new tour announced very shortly with hopefully no delay longer than three to four weeks of the original shows."

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Onslaught's European Tour Cancelled?

According to the Italian concert promotion agency Black Dahlia, the previously announced European tour featuring reactivated British thrashers ONSLAUGHT, Sweden's CARNAL FORGE and Greece's SUICIDAL ANGELS has been cancelled.

The trek was scheduled to kick off on March 31 in Romania.

ONSLAUGHT recently confirmed the departure of guitarist Alan Jordan. A replacement axeman has already been recruited in the shape of "awesome new shredder" Andy Rosser-Davies.

ONSLAUGHT's new album, "Killing Peace", was released in March 2007 via Candlelight Records. The CD was recorded at Backstage studio in Derbyshire, England with producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE).

Metal Mind Productions released ONSLAUGHT's "Live Polish Assault" DVD in a special DVD+CD limited swing case edition on March 3 in Europe (May 13 in the U.S. via MVD).

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Carnal Forge Replaces Two Members

Swedish metal band Carnal Forge has announced the departure of guitarist Jari Kuusisto in addition to recently replaced vocalist Jens C. Mortensen. According to the group, "We are sorry not to have the guys on board anymore, and we wish them all the best for the future. We want to thank them for all their work and efforts in the band and all the crazy times we've shared through the years."

Kuusisto has issued the following statement:

"It's with great sadness I must inform you all that I have decided to leave CF. I just feel that my time in CF has come to an end, and I really haven't anything more to offer to the band. It’s been great working with the band over these 10 years and I wish the guys the best of luck in the future (Because they deserve it). For those of you that wonder. I will continue with my music carrier but with my other band This Human Design. So hopefully I will see you all again in a near future. Thank you all for the endless support. See you soon."

Meanwhile, Mortensen also released a statement:

"It is with sadness in my heart I tell you that my time as the voice of CF is over. Long story short; I found myself in a situtation where I had to choose 'tween being the singer of CF and my job/personal life and I chose the latter. I hope you'll all understand that this wasn't an easy desicion for me. I'd like to thank all the people that supported our efforts during my 3+ years in CF and give a big shout-out to all the bands/crews/bartenders that put up with our shit, Cheers! Also, BIG thanks and a heartfelt goodspeed to the girls in CF who are now embarking on a new adventure... You'll get nothing but phat respect and love from me since I'll always consider you my brothers in arms."

The two members has subsequently been replaced by guitarist Dino Medanhodzic (Soulbreach) and singer Peter Tuthill (ex-Construcdead). The band elaborates:

"We have been rehearsing for the last month and the transition has gone real smooth, and we are ready to hit the stage again. The first show with the new line up will be in Sala, Sweden on the 23rd of February at Rockland."

An audition recording featuring vocals from Tuthill can be heard here (MP3).

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Peter Tuthill Joins Carnal Forge

Former CONSTRUCDEAD/current GODSIC frontman Peter Tuthill has issued the following update:

"In November I got the opportunity to try out for the Swedish metal band CARNAL FORGE as singer! Having been a fan of their music since they released their debut, there was no hesitation from my part to try out. I went to Sala and did a couple of auditions, and shortly after I got the job!"

"This has been secret up 'till now, so I couldn't tell you all earlier. In March-April CARNAL FORGE will hit the road and do a European co-headline tour with the legendary British thrashers ONSLAUGHT! The band will also play numerous festivals this summer, and more tours are on the horizon. For the time being I need to focus all my energy on CARNAL FORGE, so the last recordings for the GODSIC album [Peter's solo project] will unfortunately have to be put on hold for the time being. I will have this album out sometime during this year though, but at this point I can't say when. Hope to see some of you on the tour!"

CARNAL FORGE's tour with ONSLAUGHT is scheduled to kick off in April. A list of dates can be found at this location.

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Carnal Forge Post "Numb (The Dead)" Video Online

CARNAL FORGE's video for the song "Numb (The Dead)" can be viewed here.

Commented director Owe Lingvall: "The video is based on a story about a rich, upper-class family that abducts children and cages them in their basement just for pleasure — nothing else.

He added, "This video is pushing the boundaries of what [Owe's company] Village Road Film has ever done before in terms of actors, budget and extras." More...

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Carnal Forge New Video Nearly Complete

Director Owe Lingvall is working on the last editing of the new CARNAL FORGE video for the song 'Numb (The Dead)'.
About the video's story-line, Lingvall comments: "The video is based on a story about a rich, overclass family that abduct children and cage them in their basement just for pleasure - nothing else. This video is pushing the boundries of what Village Road Film has ever done before in terms of actors, budget and extras"

Check out the photo section of the band's MySpace for some pics from the making of the video.

In other news, Carnal Forge are confirmed for the SWR Barroselas Metalfest XI, set to take place April 24th-26th in Barroselas, Portugal.

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Carnal Forge Release New E-Card

An e-card for CARNAL FORGE's upcoming sixth album, "Testify for My Victims", has been made available at this location. Due in May via Candlelight Records, the follow-up to 2004's "Aren't You Dead Yet?" was recorded, mixed and mastered over a four-and-a-half-month period and was produced by CARNAL FORGE.

"Testify for My Victims" track listing:

01. Testify For My Victims
02. Burning Eden
03. Numb (The Dead)
04. Godsend Gods End
05. End Game
06. Questions Pertaining The Ownership Of My Mind
07. Freedom By Mutilation
08. Subhuman
09. No Longer Bleeding
10. Biological Waste Matter
11. Lost Legion
12. Ante Mori

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Carnal Forge's "Burning Eden" Video Posted Online

Swedish thrashers CARNAL FORGE, celebrating their 10 year anniversary in 2007, recently finalized the track listing for their sixth album, ”Testify For My Victims” due in May via Candlelight Records. The follow-up to 2004’s ”Aren’t You Dead Yet?” was recorded, mixed and mastered over a four-and-a-half-month period and was produced by CARNAL FORGE. ”Testify For My Victims” was recorded at Studio Fast Forward and mixed at Black Lounge Studio.

Here is the "Testify for My Victims" track listing:

01. Testify For My Victims
02. Burning Eden
03. Numb (The Dead)
04. Godsend Gods End
05. End Game
06. Questions Pertaining The Ownership Of My Mind
07. Freedom By Mutilation
08. Subhuman
09. No Longer Bleeding
10. Biological Waste Matter
11. Lost Legion
12. Ante Mori

Two videos have already been filmed for the album tracks ”Numb” and ”Burning Eden”, both directed by Owe Lingvall (Village Road Film).

Bassist Lars Lindén recently stated, ”We have an utterly brilliant peace of work soon to be released. We are all very satisfied how the songs have turned out and are very confident in the new more varied material. It will mean some change for you who have heard the previous albums, but hopefully you find it for the better. We for sure do and we are all very eager to get the new material out to the audience and to get out on tour again.”

The video for 'Burning Eden' can be viewed here. More...

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Carnal Forge Reveals Track Listing From Latest

Swedish thrashers CARNAL FORGE have finalized the track listing for their sixth album, "Testify for My Victims", due in May via Candlelight Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Aren't You Dead Yet?" was recorded, mixed and mastered over a four-and-a-half-month period and was produced by CARNAL FORGE.

"Testify for My Victims" track listing:

01. Testify For My Victims
02. Burning Eden
03. Numb (The Dead)
04. Godsend Gods End
05. End Game
06. Questions Pertaining The Ownership Of My Mind
07. Freedom By Mutilation
08. Subhuman
09. No Longer Bleeding
10. Biological Waste Matter
11. Lost Legion
12. Ante Mori

"Testify For My Victims" was mixed at Black Lounge Studios. Two videos have already been filmed for the album tracks "Numb" and "Burning Eden", both directed by Owe Lingvall (Village Road Film).

Bassist Lars Linden recently stated, "We have an utterly brillant peace of work soon to be released. We are all very satisfied how the songs have turned out and are very confident in the new more varied material. It will mean some change for you who have heard the previous albums, but hopefully you find it for the better. We for sure do and we are all very eager to get the new material out to the audience and to get out on tour again."

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Carnal Forge Sign Deal With Candlelight Records

CARNAL FORGE have signed a new worldwide deal with Candlelight Records for release in 2007. At the moment they are in the middle of recording the 13 songs in their own studio, with a release date yet to be announced.

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