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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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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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Carnifex Posts Lyric Video

Carnifex today releases new track "Dark Days" from the band's new album "Die Without Hope," which is due out on March 4th in North America. Check it out below.

Footage from the band's time in the studio recording the album is still available for viewing right here. The band's U.S. tour also begins tonight in San Diego. Full tour dates and ticket info can be found at this location.

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Unearth And Kadavar Added To NEM&HF 2014

As the mammoth lineup of audio obliteration continues to expand, the organizers of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival are pleased to bring Massachusetts metalcore merchants/NEM&HF alumni, Unearth, as well as German psychedelic space rock perpetrators, Kadavar, to the stages!

Additionally, the sorcerers behind the NEM&HF are eager to officially welcome the first annual Best In Brutality Tour to its maniacal three-day ambush. The punishing five-band tour package will level Worcester on Thursday, April 17th and features the co-headlining assault of esteemed deathcore brutalizers, Oceano, and legendary death metal titans, Broken Hope, alongside the combined sonic destruction of Fallujah, Rivers Of Nihil, and Kublai Khan.

Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary, the iconic New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will commence on April 17th and run through April 19th. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Carnifex Posts Studio Video

San Diego death metal outfit Carnifex has released a third studio video for the band's new album "Die Without Hope," which can be seen below.

The band is taking part in an exclusive AMA over at Reddit today. Surf over to this location and ask the band your questions personally.

"Die Without Hope" will be released physically and digitally on March 7th, 2014 and the new song "Condemned To Decay" can be heard at this location. More...

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More Bands Added To NEM&F Lineup

The latest round of additions to the continually-expanding lineup for 2014's installment of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival has been disclosed, including Massachusetts' own '90s hardcore punk act, Sam Black Church.

Confirmed as one of the main headliners of the event's third night, Saturday, April 19th, Sam Black Church's set at NEMHF 2014 will mark only the third performance since the group initially disbanded at the turn of the century, and first in Central Massachusetts since the late '90s.

Stated the band upon being asked to take part in the massive event this Spring: "It is amazing what the man we used to know as Ogre has done with the New England Metalfest! We are fucking excited to be a part of it once again!"

The organizers of the fest comment: "Formed in Boston, in June of 1988 by Jesse "Jet" Crandall (vocals), Ben Crandall (guitar), Richard G. Lewis (bass), and J.R. Roach (drums), Sam Black Church was known for their energetic live performances, playing a frenetic blend of hardcore, metal, and thrash. Over the years sharing bills with bands as diverse as Bad Brains, Clutch, Motörhead, Cro-Mags, Fear, and Helmet, they were one of the most popular hardcore bands in the Northeast United States during the 1990s. After releasing three full-lengths on Taang! Records, they left to join Wonderdrug where they remained until they retired in 2000 after releasing a total of seven albums. Since disbanding, Sam Black Church reunited for a sold-out show on September 22, 2007, at The Roxy in Boston, and played a another sold-out performance at Hometown Throwdown #16 with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones at House of Blues in Boston on December 29th, 2013. A documentary of their career by Duncan Wilder Johnson entitled Leave Behind a Groove in the Earth is scheduled for release in 2014."

Also now confirmed to invade this year's festival are Oceano, Scars of Tomorrow, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, InDirections, and Julius Seizure on Thursday, April 17th, and Reflections on Friday, April 18th. The setup for Saturday, April 19th has also been lengthened with Texas In July, Obey The Brave and the aforementioned Sam Black Church performance. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Carnifex Posts New Song Online

San Diego death metal outfit Carnifex has premiered a brand new song titled "Condemned To Decay," which can be heard below thanks to Lambgoat.com.

The song comes from the upcoming Nuclear Blast debut "Die Without Hope," which will be released physically and digitally on March 7th, 2014. You can also listen to the previously posted track "Dragged Into The Grave" at this location.

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Carnifex Posts Studio Video

The new Carnifex record "Die Without Hope" is due out this coming March 3rd (UK), March 4th (NA), and March 7th, 2014 (EU) through Nuclear Blast.

Carnifex has now released a second trailer showcasing the band's time in the studio working on the album, which can be seen below. You can also watch the previously posted video in the series at this location.

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Carnifex Posts Studio Video

Carnifex will release new album "Die Without Hope" on March 3rd (UK), March 4th (NA), and March 7th, 2014 (EU) via Nuclear Blast Records.

Today the band releases a studio trailer covering Carnifex's time working on the album. Check it out below. You can also stream the entire new track "Dragged Into The Grave" over at this location.

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Metal Alliance Tour Invading NEM&H Festival

The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival is pleased to officially welcome The Metal Alliance Tour to its already punishing three-day assault.

The illustrious tour package will make a stop in Worcester on Saturday April 18th and features headliners Behemoth, alongside Metal Blade labelmates Goatwhore, with additional support from 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate.

Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary, this year's edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will take place on April 17th, 18th, and 19th. The currently announced lineup is as follows (not the final running order): More...

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Carnifex Streaming New Track

A lyric video for the brand new Carnifex track “Dragged Into The Grave” is now available for streaming below.

The track comes from the band's upcoming Nuclear Blast album "Die Without Hope," due out on March 3rd (UK), March 4th (NA) and March 7th, 2014 (EU) via Nuclear Blast Records.

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1349 And More Added To NEM&HF 2014 Lineup

The lineup of this year's New England Metal & Hardcore Festival continues to expand with the newest additions of: 1349, Battlecross, Black Crown Initiate, Carnifex, Erra, Fallujah, Goatwhore, I Declare War, Inquisition, Rivers of Nihil, Sworn In, Broken Hope and The Acacia Strain.

Slated to take place April 17th, 18th, and 19th, the sixteenth edition of the iconic two-staged event takes place at the Worcester Palladium. Tickets for the festival are on sale now and available for purchase at this location. The currently confirmed lineup is as follows:

1349, The Acacia Strain, All Out War, All That Remains, Alpha & Omega, Barrier, Battlecross, Bent Life, Bleeding Through "Final East Coast Appearance," Black Crown Initiate, Born Low, Broken Hope, Carnifax, Colin of Arabia, Counterparts, Cruel Hand, Discourse, Emmure, Erra, Fallujah, Fire and Ice, Fit For An Autopsy, Gideon, Goatwhore, Harm's Way, I Declare War, Iced Earth, InDirections, Inquisition, King Nine, Kublai Khan, Lionheart, Loyal To The Grave, Malfunction, Nails, Naysayer, Nile, Ramallah, Reign Supreme, Revamp, Rivers Of Nihil, Sabaton, Scale The Summit, Scars of Tomorrow, Slapshot, Suburban Scum, Sworn In, Sylar, The Mongoloids, Thy Art Is Murder, Twitching Tongues, Warhound, Whitechapel, Will To Die, Within The Ruins.

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Carnifex Posts Christmas Video Message

Carnifex will release the new album entitled "Die Without Hope" on March 4th (North America) & March 7th (Europe).

The band has also posted a Christmas message to fans including a sneak peak at new music, which can be found in the YouTube player available below.

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Carnifex Announces Album Release

Carnifex will release the new album entitled "Die Without Hope" on March 4th (North America) & March 7th (Europe). The album's cover art was created by Godmachine and can be viewed below. Vocalist Scott Lewis comments on the upcoming album:

"One question I kept asking myself during the writing process of the new album was; How do we make a Carnifex album that shows our growth as musicians and progress as artists but still remains 'Carnifex.'

"I believe this album represents the answer to that question. We pushed ourselves further than any previous album. We drew on influences never drawn from in the past. We incorporated elements of different genres we never touched on in previous albums.

"This album is the culmination of nearly 9 years of writing music as Carnifex. This is the album Carnifex was always meant to write." More...

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Carnifex Comments On Upcoming Album

Carnifex completed work on a new album earlier this Fall, which is scheduled for release in early 2014. Now vocalist Scott Lewis comments on the upcoming album:

"One question I kept asking myself during the writing process of the new album was; How do we make a Carnifex album that shows our growth as musicians and progress as artists but still remains 'Carnifex.'

"I believe this album represents the answer to that question. We pushed ourselves further than any previous album. We drew on influences never drawn from in the past. We incorporated elements of different genres we never touched on in previous albums.

"This album is the culmination of nearly 9 years of writing music as Carnifex. This is the album Carnifex was always meant to write."

Further details on the title and release date will be announced as they are made available.

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Carnifex Finishes New Album

San Diego, CA Carnifex signed to Nuclear Blast during the summer, and now the band has finished recording a new album at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, FL with producer Mark Lewis.

"After a year and half of writing and five weeks in the studio, we are very excited that tracking for the new album is complete,” commented vocalist Scott Lewis. “Not only is this the best production we have ever had, the depth in each song is beyond anything we have previously written. We combined the best parts of our previous albums with elements and influences we only touched on in the past. This is the album Carnifex was always meant to write."

On recently signing to Nuclear Blast Lewis continues: “Signing with Nuclear Blast is a career defining moment for Carnifex. To be aligned with the largest Metal label on earth is a true honor. This world-wide deal signals a turning point for us as a band and individuals. Together with Nuclear Blast you will see Carnifex like you have never seen us before. Prepare yourself for an album that crushes any and all expectations. An album that will stand as the definitive mark for modern Metal.”

Carnifex's Nuclear Blast Records debut will also introduce new lead guitarist and longtime friend of the band, Jordan Lockrey. A release is tentatively scheduled for some time in the first quarter of 2014.

Carnifex's latest album, "Until I Feel Nothing," was produced by Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying) and was released on October 25th, 2011.

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Carnifex Signs With Nuclear Blast

After going on hiatus last year, California death metal outfit Carnifex has announced a new deal with heavy-metal institution Nuclear Blast.

“Signing with Nuclear Blast is a career defining moment for Carnifex,” commented frontman Scott Lewis. “To be aligned with the largest metal label on earth is a true honor. This world-wide deal signals a turning point for us as a band and individuals. Together with Nuclear Blast you will see Carnifex like you have never seen us before. Prepare yourself for an album that crushes any and all expectations. An album that will stand as the definitive mark for modern metal.”

Carnifex will begin recording a Nuclear Blast debut this July at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, FL with metal producer Mark Lewis (Arsis, The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel. DevilDriver). Expect a release tentatively sometime in the first quarter of 2014.

Carnifex also welcomes longtime friend of the band Jordan Lockrey as new lead guitarist. You can catch the band live on the Impericon Never Say Die Tour: More...

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Carnifex Going On Hiatus

Scott Ian Lewis of Carnifex has issued the following announcement about the band deciding to go on hiatus:

"Fans and Friends, first and for most, a sincere thank you is in order to our fans and friends across the world. Without your support and passion, we are nothing.

"As of now, Carnifex is in a state of suspended animation. The reasons for this are many and complicated. Let me be clear in saying that Shawn, Cory, Ryan, Fred and I (Scott) are all still members of Carnifex. Let me also be clear in saying that although the future is very uncertain, I can say with optimism, that this is not farewell, but rather, until we meet again.

"Carnifex is now retreating into the obscurity we once came from. Be certain that us as individuals and as band mates have a true love for this band. Our desire to create our brand of art and music has never been about trends or money. These things will not decide our future.

"We invite you to join us live, for the last time in the foreseeable future. We will be making these select dates as memorable as possible and look forward to seeing you there."

Dec. 21 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA Mainstage
Dec. 22 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Dec. 23 - Hollywood, CA @ The Whiskey

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