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Carnifex

Formed: 2005
From: Fallbrook, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Carnifex News

Below is our complete Carnifex 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.

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Carnifex Posts Second "Slow Death" Studio Video

Carnifex has released a second studio video detailing the making of the band's new album "Slow Death", which will be out in stores August 05th through Nuclear Blast Records.

Check it out now below.

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Carnifex Posts "Slow Death" Playthrough

San Diego, California-based metal outfit Carnifex has released an official playthrough video for "Drown Me In Blood." The song come off the band's forthcoming record, "Slow Death," which will be released on August 5th, 2016.

The record was produced and recorded by Carnifex and Mick Kenney, and co-produced by Jason Suecof. "Slow Death" was mixed by Mark Lewis at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida.

"Album number six, over 10 years as a band and we have more fire and passion than ever,"comments vocalist Scott Ian Lewis. "This album will reshape our genre and be looked back on as an album that started a new movement for aggressive, dark metal. We're going to show those who love us and those who hate us just how far reaching our ambition is." More...

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Carnifex Premieres New Song & Lyric Video

San Diego, California-based metal outfit Carnifex premieres a new song and lyric video for "Six Feet Closer To Hell", taken from the upcoming new album "Slow Death", which will be out in stores August 05 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out now "Six Feet Closer To Hell" below.

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Carnifex Posts "Drown Me In Blood" Video

San Diego, California-based metal outfit Carnifex has released an official music video for "Drown Me In Blood" and started the pre-order for upcoming album "Slow Death."

"Take a trip down with us in the darkest music video we've ever done," comments the band's frontman Scott Ian Lewis. Watch it now below.

New album "Slow Death" will be released on August 5th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records. Grab your copy right here. More...

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Carnifex Reveals New Album Details

Carnifex is due to release new album "Slow Death" on August 5th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records.

"Album number six, over 10 years as a band and we have more fire and passion than ever," comments Carnifex vocalist Scott Ian Lewis. "This album will reshape our genre and be looked back on as an album that started a new movement for aggressive, dark metal. We're going to show those who love us and those who hate us just how far reaching our ambition is."

The record was produced and recorded by Carnifex and Mick Kenney, and co-produced by Jason Suecof. "Slow Death" was mixed by Mark Lewis at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida. Cover art for the album was created by renowned artist and longtime collaborator, Godmachine. The track listing consists of:

01. Dark Heart Ceremony
02. Slow Death
03. Drown Me In Blood
04. Pale Ghost
05. Black Candles Burning
06. Six Feet Closer To Hell
07. Necrotoxic
08. Life Fades To A Funeral
09. Countess Of The Crescent Moon
10. Servants To The Horde More...

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Carnifex To Record New Album

California-based metal outfit Carnifex is set to enter Audiohammer Studuios in FL to begin recording a new album. The as-of-yet-untitled record will be produced by Carnifex and Mick Kenney, co-produced by Jason Sucof and mixed by Mark Lewis. A tentative summer release is expected.

"Album number six, over 10 years as a band and we have more fire and passion than ever," comments vocalist Scott Ian Lewis. "This album will reshape our genre and be looked back on as an album that started a new movement for aggressive, dark metal. We're going to show those who love us and those who hate us just how far reaching our ambition is."

Carnifex’s latest release, "Die Without Hope" (reviewed here), reached #98 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 chart upon its release in March 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records. More...

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Carnifex Posts Documentary Clip

U.S. death metal outfit Carnifex will celebrate a 10 year anniversary this fall/winter with a massive North American and European headlining tour.

Today, the band has released a short documentary chronicling the preparation that went into this ambitious trek. The short was directed by Alex Wohleber for Press Play Creative and can be seen below.

“The reality that Carnifex has been a band for ten years is still something I can't quite grasp,” comments vocalist Scott Lewis. “I've felt we've always been outsiders from the start, even in the metal world. But what separates Carnifex from everyone else is all of you have joined us on the outside, keeping each other alive and stronger than ever.

"This tour is our way of directly connecting with our fans, giving you the biggest headlining tour we've ever put together and personally saying thank you to each and every one of you for your die hard support. We look forward to seeing all of you and sharing this once in a lifetime experience.” More...

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Carnifex Announces 10th Anniversary Tour

In addition to recently announced European shows in December, California based death metal outfit Carnifex will celebrate its 10 year anniversary this fall with a North American headlining tour.

The massive six-week trek will launch on October 7th in Los Angeles and come to a rousing climax on November 11th in the band’s hometown of San Diego.

“The reality that Carnifex has been a band for ten years is still something I can't quite grasp,” comments vocalist Scott Lewis. “I've felt we've always been outsiders from the start, even in the metal world. But what separates Carnifex from everyone else is all of you have joined us on the outside, keeping each other alive and stronger than ever.

“This tour is our way of directly connecting with our fans, giving you the biggest headlining tour we've ever put together and personally saying thank you to each and every one of you for your die hard support. We look forward to seeing all of you and sharing this once in a lifetime experience.”

The tour will feature Black Tongue, Lorna Shore, and The Last Ten Seconds Of Life. Upcoming dates are as follows: More...

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Carnifex Announces More Tour Dates

U.S. deathcore superstars Carnifex will be back on European stages to promote "Die Without Hope" (reviewed here).While the first part kicks off on July 17th in France; the band now announces the second leg, starting early December 2015 in Cologne, Germany. All dates are listedbelow.

Vocalist Scott Lewis comments: “The reality that Carnifex has been a band for ten years is still something I can't quite grasp. I've felt we've always been outsiders from the start, even in the metal world. But what separates Carnifex from everyone else is all of you have joined us on the outside, keeping each other alive and stronger than ever.

"This tour is our way of directly connecting with our fans, giving you the biggest headlining tour we've ever put together and personally saying thank you to each and everyone of you for your die hard support. We look forward to seeing all of you and sharing this once in a lifetime experience.“ More...

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Rockstadt Extreme Fest Lineup Announced

If you are planning your Summer vacation and are looking for a place where your favourite bands might have a show, where the beer is outrageously cheap, and the landscape is awesome, you might want to try the lands of Transylvania.

We’re talking about a particular place from this region: Rasnov city, placed in the heart of Romania, near the legendary Castle of Dracula.

Here, an international extreme metal festival is to be held August 12th – 15th 2015: the Rockstadt Extreme Fest. The full ineup includes 45 bands with names such as Moonspell, At The Gates, Marduk, Combichrist, Ensiferum, Kataklysm, Carnifex, Taake, Cattle Decapitation, White Walls, Krisiun, Be'lakor, Suicidal Angels, and many more confirmed.

Besides good music, you’ll be able to enjoy urban sports in a special area inside the festival site, see movies in the dedicated outdoor cinema (set-up in collaboration with the Dracula Film Fest), and more. For further details, head over to this location. More...

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Darkest Hour To Tour With Unearth

Hot off the heels of this summer's Mayhem Festival, Darkest Hour will return to North America this fall co-headlining with Unearth on the “Hell or High Wattage” tour.

The trek, which kicks off on October 13th also features Carnifex, Origin, I The Breather, and Black Crown Initiate in the support slots. See below for all tour dates.

Darkest Hour's Mike Schleibaum (guitars) states: "We're extremely excited to hit the road with Unearth and company for a quick set of Canadian and East Coast dates. We'll be bringing some new songs to life on stage and throwing some killer parties. Make sure you come out and rage with us. See you all in the pit very soon." More...

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Carnifex Posts "Hatred And Slaughter" Video

San Diego, CA death metal outfit Carnifex is today premiering the official music video for "Hatred And Slaughter" (available below) taken from the band's most recent effort and Nuclear Blast debut, "Die Without Hope" (reviewed here).

Recently the band also announced a European tour this November/December supporting Australian heavyweights Parkway Drive and German metalcore pioneers Heaven Shall Burn. Dates can be found after the jump. More...

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Carnifex To Tour With Parkway Drive

San Diego, CA death metal outfit Carnifex will be touring Europe this November/December alongside Australian heavyweights Parkway Drive, German metalcore pioneers Heaven Shall Burn, with additional support from Northlane.

Carnifex will be playing in support of latest album "Die Without Hope" (reviewed here), and you can catch the show on any of these dates:

29.11.14 Sweden Stockholm @ Arenan
30.11.14 Sweden Gothenburg @ Trädgårn
01.12.14 Denmark Copenhagen @ Amager Bio
02.12.14 Germany Berlin @ Columbiahalle
03.12.14 Germany Offenbach @ Stadthalle
04.12.14 Czech Rep Prague @ Roxy
05.12.14 Germany München @ Zenith
06.12.14 Hungary Budapest @ Barba Negra
07.12.14 Austria Wien @ Gasometer
08.12.14 Italy Bologna @ Estragon
09.12.14 Switzerland Zurich @ Volkshaus
10.12.14 Belgium Deinze @ De Brielpoort
11.12.14 Holland Tilburg @ 013
12.12.14 UK London @ Roundhouse
13.12.14 UK Newcastle @ o2 Academy
14.12.14 UK Glasgow @ Barrowland
15.12.14 UK Nottingham @ Rock City
16.12.14 UK Bristol @ o2 Academy
17.12.14 UK Manchester @ Academy
18.12.14 France Paris @ Le Cabaret Sauvage
19.12.14 Germany Köln @ Palladium
20.12.14 Germany Leipzig @ Haus Auensee
21.12.14 Germany Hamburg @ Sporthalle More...

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Carnifex Releases New Music Video

San Diego, CA death metal outfit Carnifex has made the music video for the title track off latest album "Die Without Hope" available online. Check it out below, courtesy of Decibel Magazine.

"Die Without Hope" (reviewed here) reached #98 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 chart upon its release last March via Nuclear Blast Records. The record also reached #8 on the Hard Rock Charts. More...

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DevilDriver To Embark On North American Tour

The California groove machine known as Devildriver has confirmed it will be touring North America this summer, alongside co-headliners Whitechapel. Support on the tour will come from Revocation, Carnifex, Rivers of Nihil and Fit For An Autopsy. These dates follow April shows in Europe.

Frontman Dez Fafara cannot wait for this tour start: "You all thought winter was over? Well Winter Kills continues. We are pumped to tour the USA in further support of Winter Kills. It's an insane line up of great bands and great friends. Come on out."

Devildriver released sixth studio album "Winter Kills" in August 2013 via Napalm Records. Catch the band live on these dates: More...

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NEM&HF Finalizes 2014 Lineup

The promoters of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, currently gearing up for the sixteenth consecutive annual run of the event this April, have finalized this year's lineup with the addition of Detroit party crew Wilson.

Additionally, three local bands won the recent Break Thru Music's Battle for Metal Fest competitions for a chance to perform at the event. This now adds Death Rattle to the Thursday lineup, Carnivora to Friday's, and Acius to the bill on Saturday.

This year's festival takes place from April 17th - 19th in Worcester, MA and ticket info is available right here. The finalized lineup is as follows:

Thursday - April 17, 2014
All That Remains
Bleeding Through
Broken Hope
Cop Problem
Darkest Hour
Death Rattle
Emmure
Enabler
Fallujah
Gideon
InDirections
Julius Seizure
Kublai Khan
Oceano
Rivers of Nihil
Scars of Tomorrow
The Last Ten Seconds of Life
Wilson
Years Since The Storm More...

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Darkest Hour Added To NEM&HF Lineup

The promoters of the New England Metal and Hardcore festival are proud to announce the addition of longtime U.S. metalcore dynamos Darkest Hour to the lineup for this year's festivities.

This Saturday, March 22nd will also mark the finals for this year's ongoing Break Thru Music Presents: Battle for Metal Fest competition, the action going down at two locations simultaneously. At the Webster Theater in Hartford, Connecticut at 6pm, sets from finalists Physics of Demise, Vengeful Wake, Hollow, To Die a Legend and Dream of Scipio, We Are Nothing, Lightsbane, Rise And Resist, Imperium Mortis, Acius, Behold The Beginning and Victim Of Innocence.

Back at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts where the fest takes place, the battle will include performances from Chaos Machine, Hitlist, Onward, Begat The Nephilim, Rumors of Betrayal, Seeds Of Negligence, Along Came the Flood, Assault On The Living, Carnivora, Written In Stone, Death Rattle. The winners will of course take part in the assault on the Palladium at this year's event.

From Thursday, April 17th through Saturday the 19th over 75 bands will once again infiltrate Worcester's iconic Palladium Theatre for the annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

1349, All Out War, All That Remains, Barrier, Battlecross, Behemoth, Bent Life, Black Crown Initiate, Bleeding Through, Born Low, Broken Hope, Carnifex, Colin Of Arabia, Cop Problem, Counterparts, Cruel Hand, Darkest Hour, Discourse, Emmure, Enabler, Erra, Fallujah, Fire and Ice, Fit For An Autopsy, Gideon, Gift Giver, Goatwhore, Harm's Way, I Declare War, Iced Earth, InDirections, Inquistion, Julius Seizure, Kadavar, King Nine, Kublai Khan, Lionheart, Loyal To The Grave, Malfunction, Nails, Naysayer, Nile, Obey The Brave, Oceano, Ramallah, Reflections, Reign Supreme, Revamp, Rivers of Nihil, Sabaton, Sam Black Church, Scars of Tomorrow, Silence The Messenger, Slapshot, Suburban Scum, Sylar, Texas In July, The Acacia Strain, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, The Mongoloids, Those Who Fear, Thy Art Is Murder, Twitching Tongues, Unearth, Warhound, Whitechapel, Will To Die, Within The Ruins, Years Since The Storm

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Carnifex Posts Guitar Playthrough

San Diego, CA death metal outfit Carnifex has released a tutorial with guitarists Jordan Lockrey and Cory Arford on how to play the track "Condemned to Decay." Check it out below.

"Condemned to Decay" comes off the band's upcoming album "Die Without Hope" (reviewed here), and the track listing is as follows:

1. Salvation Is Dead
2. Dark Days
3. Condemned To Decay
4. Die Without Hope
5. Hatred And Slaughter
6. Dragged Into The Grave
7. Rotten Souls
8. Last Words
9. Reflection Of The Forgotten
10. Where The Light Dies More...

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Carnifex Posts Track-By-Track Breakdown

Earlier this week, San Diego death metal outfit Carnifex made the entire new album "Die Without Hope" (reviewed here) available for streaming.

Now the stream has been updated with video commentaries by each the band's members for all the tracks. Hear the full album and check out the track-by-track commentary in the YouTube playlist below.

"Die Without Hope" is set for official release this coming March 4th, 2014.

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Carnifex Posts Full Album Online

The new Carnifex disc "Die Without Hope" is due out on March 4th, but today you can preview the full album ahead of its official release date.

Give all the songs a listen in the YouTube playlist below, courtesy of Metal Hammer. The track listing is as follows:

1. Salvation Is Dead
2. Dark Days
3. Condemned To Decay
4. Die Without Hope
5. Hatred And Slaughter
6. Dragged Into The Grave
7. Rotten Souls
8. Last Words
9. Reflection Of The Forgotten
10. Where The Light Dies More...

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