Order the new release, Die Without Hope by Carnifex, and get a limited* autographed CD booklet with purchase!
Derived from the Old English word for executioner, their moniker could not be more appropriate. It's a word that reeks of death and destruction from the Dark Ages to describe a fiercely morbid death metal band. It's hard to imagine that San Diego - known for its white sand beaches, endless sunny days and astronomical real estate - is also home to the brutal beat down that is CARNIFEX.
In 2005, vocalist Scott Lewis had a chance meeting with like-minded, gifted drummer Shawn Cameron. Having both played in a countless number of bands over the years that just didn't seem to fit, the connection between the two was felt instantly. Together, they began a search to fill the musical void that had existed in each of their lives. They quickly formed a group and hit the road. CARNIFEX, being the serious-minded musicians that they are, hit the road hard. Refusing to be another "here today, gone tomorrow" trend, CARNIFEX let nothing stop them from perfecting their live show, touring relentlessly, and writing brainsick, yet intelligent, songs. Having endured everything from tour cancellations, van breakdowns and inevitable line-up changes, that "magical fit" was solidified by the end of 2007. Scott and Shawn were complemented by the intensity of guitarist Cory Arford. Bassist Fred Calderon rounded out the furious unstoppable juggernaut.
CARNIFEX is something musically unique. What really makes CARNIFEX stand out from the throngs of other hard rock acts currently scouring the planet are their savage live performances. Their declaration to make every night an experience for fans rather than just a show has proven to be the most appreciated trait of the band among fans. But you can keep your pyrotechnics and other special effects at home CARNIFEX relies solely on the power of their music. "Every night, we strive to play extremely tight. Sometimes it can be difficult to make such an intense show so interactive, but we make sure that everyone is getting involved," says Lewis.
Die Without Hope marks the long awaited return of the band, with their fifth full-length album and Nuclear Blast debut. 10 tracks and over 35 minutes of crushing metal that no fan of heavy music can deny. Recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, FL and produced by the esteemed Mark Lewis (ARSIS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, DEICIDE, SIX FEET UNDER), San Diego's finest metal export deliver an album that stands as a definitive cornerstone for modern death metal. Since their formation, CARNIFEX has proven time and time again that their die-hard fan base combined with their DIY work ethic is unmatched; Die Without Hope is no exception.
Also available with Autographed CD Booklet:
The Diseased And The Poisoned
Carnifex's U.S. Tour Dates:
- 2/21 - Soma - San Diego, CA
- 2/22 - Nile Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
- 2/23 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ
- 2/24 - Club Patron - Odessa, TX
- 2/26 - Czar Bar - Kansas City, MO
- 2/27 - Outland Ballroom - Springfield, MO
- 2/28 - Chameleon Room - Oklahoma City, OK
- 3/1 - Tomcats West - Fort Worth, TX
- 3/2 - Vino's - Little Rock, AR
- 3/4 - The End - Nashville, TN
- 3/5 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
- 3/6 - Ziggy's By The Sea - Wilmington, NC
- 3/7 - Empire - West Springfield, VA
- 3/8 - The Harmony Grange Hall - Wilmington, DE
- 3/9 - Revolution - Amityville, NY
- 3/10 - Bogies - Albany, NY
- 3/11 - The Waiting Room - Buffalo, NY
- 3/12 - Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
- 3/13 - Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
- 3/15 - Fubar - St Louis, MO
- 3/16 - Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
- 3/19 - Mesa Theatre - Grand Junction, CO
- 3/21 - Jub Jubs Showroom - Reno, NV
- 3/22 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
- 3/23 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
- 3/24 - The Hop - Spokane, WA
- 3/26 - Assembly - Sacramento, CA
- 3/27 - The Whisky - West Hollywood, CA
- 3/28 - Industry Theatre - Lancaster, CA
- 3/29 - Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA
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