Archive for Carnifex

Sonisphere 2014 announce Dream Theater and more

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 6th March 2014 by Nico Davidson

Sonisphere 2014 is celebrating 40 years of rock and metal at Knebworth and has so far announced some stellar acts such Iron Maiden, Alestorm and Carnifex amongst others. Yesterday, Sonisphere 2014 announced a handful of more bands for what could be the biggest weekend in the UK this year.

Dream Theater, Devil You Know, featuring former Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones, Yashin, The Cadillac Three, Glamour Of The Kill, Palm Reader, Broken Hands, Fort Hope, The One Hundred and Collibus are the latest additions to this year’s Sonisphere Festival. The full line-up can be seen on the above poster.

Weekend tickets for Sonisphere 2014 are on sale now priced at £170. The highly popular deposit scheme is available until 1st April, meaning fans have less than a month to reserve their tickets for an initial payment of just £50. Check the Sonisphere website for further details. All Campsites open Thursday. For further information please visit this location.

 

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Carnifex post Condemned To Decay guitar lesson online

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 6th March 2014 by Nico Davidson

Deathcore behemoths Carnifex have recently posted a video online of guitarists Jordan Lockrey and Cory Anford demonstrating how to play Condemned To Decay, which is taken from the new album, Die Without Hope. The tutorial can be viewed below.

Die Without Hope was released on 3rd March 2014 via Nuclear Blast, both physically and digitally.

Carnifex online:

http://facebook.com/CarnifexMetal

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Carnifex stream new album Die Without Hope on Youtube

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 27th February 2014 by Nico Davidson

Carnifex - Die Without Hope - Artwork

San Diego’s deathcore behemoths Carnifex are now streaming their new album,Die Without Hope, on YouTube. The album is set for release on 7th March. The album can be listened to at this location.

Die Without Hope was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and produced by the esteemed Mark Lewis (Arsis, The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, DevilDriver, Deicide, Six Feet Under). Cover art for the album was created by renowned artist and longtime collaborator Godmachine. The recording also marks the introduction of new lead guitarist and longtime friend of the band, Jordan Lockrey.

Carnifex online:

http://facebook.com/CarnifexMetal
http://twitter.com/carnifex
http://youtube.com/officialcarnifex
http://instagram.com/carnifex

 

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Carnifex – Die Without Hope

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 27th February 2014 by vmteam

Carnifex
Die Without Hope
Released 7th March
Deathcore/Death Metal
Released via Nuclear Blast

Carnifex - Die Without Hope - Artwork

As a person with minimal interest in Deathcore or any similar sub-genre, I thought it would be a dreary task to review an album that I didn’t think would be any different from the rest. Many might say that I jumped to conclusions way too quickly, they would all be correct.

Carnifex are one of the few bands of 2013/14 that have evolved in a truly infinite way. Having being criticised for being a Suicide Silence copycat in their early years, they have since matured and developed into something unique and unrelenting. I am quite simply astounded.

Upon first hitting the play button I was greeted with an ominous and haunting intro sample (which is always welcome) and Scott Lewis’ voice which comes bellowing through the speakers with the title of the opening track Salvation Is Dead. This is a fantastic choice for opening an album, quite simply because this particular song demonstrates and boasts Carnifex’s true inspiration and growth as songwriters. The main guitars have almost streamlined and simplified but give a clearer indication of what they are about and what direction they want to go in, however, the songs as a whole have been filled to the brim with surprises and breath-taking guitar solos which I would never have anticipated in a Carnifex album.

My personal favourite is Dark Days. This track really shines in terms of growth and citing their inspirations on their sleeves, is just truly incredible and I have not even started on the new production yet.

Signing to Nuclear Blast is the best move they have made. Their production has improved tenfold. The drums are twice as thunderous but still crisp, the new clarity in the guitars and bass is so much more gratifying than on previous productions and the vocals are just simply incredible. This album is a MUST for 2014.

Carnifex are here!

5/5

Paul Maddison

Carnifex online:

http://facebook.com/CarnifexMetal
http://twitter.com/carnifex
http://youtube.com/officialcarnifex
http://instagram.com/carnifex

Alestorm announced for Sonisphere 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 13th February 2014 by Nico Davidson

Scottish pirates Alestorm have been announced for this year’s Sonisphere Festival, which already boasts the likes of Iron Maiden, Metallica, Slayer, Carnifex and more.

Sonisphere will be held at Knebworth Park on 4th – 6th July 2014.  Keep up to date with the very latest info on Sonisphere’s official sites at this location.

Alestorm have just arrived at Lasse Lammert’s LSD-Studio in Lübeck, Germany,  to record their 4th full-length album, which will be titled Sunset on the Golden Age.

Alestorm online:

http://facebook.com/alestormband/

 

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Carnifex reveal album details

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 18th December 2013 by Nico Davidson

Deathcore behemoths Carnifex are pleased to announce the release of their Nuclear Blast debut album on 10th March 2014. The new album, entitled Die Without Hope, was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and produced by the esteemed Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Devildriver, Deicide, Six Feet Under). The album artwork was created by the renowned artist and longtime collaborator Godmachine. Vocalist Scott Lewis comments:

Carnifex and Godmachine have been working together for many years, To be able to bring his art to the cover of this album is truly when all the pieces fell into place. The artwork here represents the tone and overall blackened feeling Die Without Hope captures.

Die Without Hope will deliver 10 tracks and over 35 minutes of crushing deathcore. Lewis states:

Die Without Hope is Carnifex at our very best. This is an album over two years in the making. We pushed ourselves every step of the process to include new elements never before heard on any previous Carnifex album.

Die Without Hope track listing:

01. Salvation Is Dead
02. Dark Days
03. Condemned To Decay
04. Die Without Hope
05. Hatred And Slaughter
06. Dragged Into The Grave
07. Rotten Souls
08. Last Words
09. Reflection Of The Forgotten
10. Where The Light Dies

Carnifex online:

http://facebook.com/carnifexmetal

 

New Death Angel song available for streaming

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 5th September 2013 by Nico Davidson

Bay Area thrash veterans Death Angel have made the title track of their upcoming album; The Dream Calls For Blood, available for listening on their official website.

Three years of constant touring and on-the-road songwriting have passed since Death Angel released their last album Relentless Retribution. Now the band are set to return with another slice of visceral thrash metal.

The Dream Calls for Blood was recorded at AudioHammer Studios with Jason Suecof (TriviumAugust Burns RedThe Black Dahlia MurderAll That RemainsWhitechapel, DevilDriver) and once again features cover art by Brent Elliot White (Job For A CoyboyCarnifex, Whitechapel).

The Dream Calls for Blood will be released to the rabid masses on 14th October and the digipak edition of the album includes a bonus track and ‘Making Of’ DVD.

Death Angel online:

http://deathangel.us
http://facebook.com/deathangel

 

Carnifex ink deal with Nuclear Blast; Plans for new album announced

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 10th July 2013 by Nico Davidson

Deathcore act Carnifex have recently inked a deal with Nuclear Blast, which is home to bands such as Dimmu Borgir, Children of Bodom and Epica, as well as bands such as Fleshgod Apocalypse. Frontman Scott Lewis comments on the recent signing:

Signing with Nuclear Blast is a career defining moment for Carnifex. To be aligned with the largest metal label on earth is a true honour. 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 their Nuclear Blast debut this July at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, FL with famed metal producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, DevilDriver). The band stated that fans should expect a release tentatively sometime in the first quarter of 2014.Carnifex also welcomes long-time friend of the band Jordan Lockrey as their new lead guitarist.

Carnifex online:

http://facebook.com/carnifexmetal

 

Bonecrusher Fest @ Moho LIVE, Manchester

Posted in Festival, Live with tags , , , , , , , , on 18th February 2012 by Nico Davidson

Bands: Carnifex, Beneath The Massacre, Within the Ruins, Molotov Solution, Betraying the Martyrs
Location: Moho LIVE, Manchester
Date: 15th February 2012

The sparse crowd slowly trooped into Moho, bringing with them a sense of excitement. This was my second time at the Moho (the first time being when I saw Epica) and I’ll admit, I was pretty excited myself. I’d briefly listened to three of the bands (Carnifex, Within the Ruins and Betraying the Martyrs) on the bill over the weeks leading up to the show so that I’d be at least have some clue to if I’d enjoy them or not.

Betryaing the Martyrs

By the time that the Franco-Anglo sextet Betraying the Martyrs had come on stage, the crowd has increased in size. The band are described on their Facebook page as “positive metal from the City of Love” which is certainly a unique take on the modern alternative music scene. I can safely say that Betraying impressed the hell out of me. Their live show energetic and exciting, none of the members seemed to be able to stay still on stage. The vocals were overwhelming like a stampeding horde of blood thirsty Vikings with a very Forever Never-esque sound. The use of titanic riffs and destructive drumwork just seemed to blend so perfectly well with one another and with the energy that just oozed from the frontman. Betryaing the MartyrsThough Betraying’s positive sound could be heard quite clearly, some of the keyboard sections were quite doom-and-gloom sounding (which to be fair was pretty cool). Surprisingly, I only found one thing wrong with the band’s performance and that was the clean vocals – They are brilliant, just the sound system didn’t do them any justice!

Molotov Solution

Molotov Solution brought some face-ripping, brutalising riffs with driving basslines and crunchy drum work. One of the songs they performed, The Final Hour, had a very nu-metal like sound at the beginning before transforming into a song of pure lycanthropic-like aggression. There was a certain buzz of excitement radiating from the band, it was no surprise since this was apparently their first time touring the UK. Before their performance of The Harbinger, Molotov’s frontman encouraged, well, more along the lines of commanded, the crowd to stick their middle fingers in the air and scream “Fuck the police” with him. The band’s live performance did lack a fair bit compared to Betraying the Martyrs.

Within the Ruins

And then came the halfway point of the show in the form of none other than Within the Ruins. I missed the beginning of their set due to having to relocate the photographer’s car [trying to find a decent parking spot near Moho Live is an absolute pain]. I got back in time to see them perform a track from the Creature album, unfortunately I never caught the name of it. One thing that really kept me in awe was the band’s use of melodic and technical riffs along with the bonecrushing drum work [See what I did there?]. Within are one band I’d happily see again. Beneath the Massacre came next with their fast-paced tracks at an almost Dragonforce-like speed. Musically, the guys are pretty damn awesome with their punishing riffs and drum work, topped with the demonic vocals but their live performance was like being subjugated to watching the X Factor.

Carnifex

The main event in the form of Victory Records heavyweight death metal act Carnifex couldn’t have come any sooner. Carnifex frontman Scott Lewis brought a atmosphere of power with him while the other members brought that good ol’ death metal barrage of riffs and drums which came down on the crowd like an executioner’s blade [See what I did there as well?]. Slit-Wrist Saviour (from the first record) went down extremely well with the crowd as Scott screamed his heart out on the stage, mesmerising the audience like some sort of death metal prophet. In Coalesce with Filth and Faith and The Diseased and the Poisoned had to have been the two most exciting tracks performed by Carnifex but obviously all the tracks they performed were exciting.

Carnifex

The Bonecrusher Fest Tour has a reputation for bringing more brutality to Europe than an ECW match and all the bands helped Bonecrusher live up it’s reputation that night though there were only three that lived up to the Bonecrusher name. Wanna guess which three?

If you guessed Betraying the Martyrs, Within the Ruins and the all-mighty, all-fierce Carnifex then you win the grand prize (which I’ve lost) but on a serious note, the three aforementioned bands were the best bands of the night and if I could, I’d follow them around on the rest of the tour, so if they ever come near you get a ticket and rock out.

Nico Davidson

Photography by Melissa Adams.

Interview: Scott Lewis [Feb 2012]

Posted in Interview with tags , , , on 16th February 2012 by Nico Davidson

Nico Davidson and Melissa Adams catch up with Carnifex frontman Scott Lewis at the Bonecrusher show in Manchester.