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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 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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World Below Ready Full-Length CD

Swedish doom metal masters WORLD BELOW — featuring CARNAL FORGE/CENTINEX guitarist Jonas Kjellgren, CENTINEX drummer Ronnie Bergerståhl and ex-SIDEBURNERS bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson, will release their third full-length album, "Repulsion", this month via Psychedoomelic Records. The follow-up to last year's "Maelstrom" was recorded in September at at Black Lounge Studios and features artwork by Twilight 13 Media.

Here is the "Repulsion" track listing:

01. Monsters In The Closet
02. 731
03. Gilgamesh
04. The Old Ones
05. Monument

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Carnal Forge Post Songwriting Update

Swedish thrashers CARNAL FORGE have issued the following update:

"The pre-production of the new album has been a long, long process but in the end it has been really worth it. We have gone through all the arrangements and vocal parts in a way that we never have done with CARNAL FORGE before. The result is just utterly brilliant. We have also tried some stuff that we never did in CARNAL FORGE. We have a couple really heavy songs. One is so slow it almost falls apart... haha...

"Some wonder why it takes so goddamn long time this time around, but the thing is that we live in three different cities, so we have met for pre-production work once, maybe twice a month to work together. On all other albums with CARNAL FORGE, the vocals were made in the studio. But I promise you it's worth the wait... Soon we'll start the real recording..." More...

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Carnal Forge Starts Recording Vocals For New Album

Carnal Forge bassist, Lars Lindén, has posted this message on the CF's official website:

We have started to record some vocals to some of the new tracks. Our rehearsal place is slowley forming into a studio... that is nice. So making demos is a lot easier now. Tomorrow [singer] Jens and I are going up to Sala to work on some more stuff with the other guys.

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Carnal Forge Announce Tour Dates, Slam COB Title

Swedish thrash metal outfit Carnal Forge have confirmed a couple of shows for May and July 2005. The band is currently writing new material for their upcoming album.

Upcoming Carnal Forge tour dates:

May 01 UK - London @ The Underworld
May 02 UK – Edinburgh @ The Subway
May 03 UK - Nottingham @ Rock City
May 05 DE - Luckau @ Fuck the Commerce
May 13 SE – Stockholm @ Club Aggression
May 28 SE – Sandviken @ Rockklubben
Jul. 09 NL - @ Thrash To The Core
Jul. 15 A - @ Kaltenbach Open Air

In other news, the band has posted the following message on their official website regarding the title for Children of Bodom's next album:

Children of bodom has ckosen to use almost the same title for their up coming album as our latest album... don't they have google in Finland?

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Carnal Forge Working On New Material

According to a posting on their official website, Sweden's Carnal Forge are working on material for their next album. The posting reads: "We are working on new material and we have plenty of new songs now... and it will be more... It's only 5 that we have worked on with vocals, but then there is at least 10 more or so... kinda lost track..."

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Carnal Forge Announces New Vocalist

Jonas Kjellgren has left Carnal Forge after 7 years and 5 albums. No explaination has been given. Jens C. Mortensen (Leech, ex-Revolver, ex-Slapdash) has replaced Kjellgren.

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Carnal Forge Name New Album

Swedish thrashers CARNAL FORGE have set "Aren't You Dead Yet" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in June through Century Media (Europe and USA) and Soundholic (Japan). 12 songs were recorded and mixed at Studio Underground for the follow-up to last year's "The More You Suffer", with the new material being described by guitarist Jari Kuusisto as "[picking] up from where the last album stopped. The new songs are a little bit more aggressive, but all of you that liked our previous albums won't get disappointed."

The tracklisting for the album is as follows: More...

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Carnal Forge to Record Shows for DVD

Swedish thrashers Carnal Forge will record their first live DVD at the end of January. In addition to live performance footage, the DVD will contain lots of bonus material.

Carnal Forge will enter Studio Underground on February 5 to begin recording their fifth full-length release, tentatively due next summer through Century Media Records. 12-13 songs will be recorded for the follow-up to this year's "The More You Suffer", and will feature a musical direction described by guitarist Jari Kuusisto as "[picking] up from where the last album stopped. The new songs are a little bit more aggressive, but all of you that liked our previous albums won't get disappointed."

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