The Belgian death metal stalwarts ofCARNATION are now releasing a brand new live video forthe song “Stench of Death”! The video was shot during their performance atthe mighty Hellfest 2022 and can now be streamed via the official channel ofSeasonofMistHERE. The track is taken from the band’s latest EP “Stench of Death”, which includes the ENTOMBED cover ‘Supposed to Rot’.
CARNATION created a fitting red vinyl to celebrate the birth of “Stench of Death”, which is still
Frontman Simon Duson comments: “The madness ofthe summer festivals is now behind us… Suffice to say that we had an excellent time during the last couple of weeks at all the fantastic festivals we performed at! We’ve been blasting our newest track ‘Stench of Death’ at every show, and we’ve managed to capture a live video for this track from during our performance at Hellfest this summer. Here’s a nice throwback if you managed to catch us live, or something to look forward to if you missed your opportunity. Hails!“
CARNATION is currently working on their next album! For regular updates, keep an eye out on the band’s FacebookandInstagram page.
CARNATION‘s latest album ‘Where Death Lies’ was released on September 18, 2020 and can be heard in full HERE! The cover artwork and further album details can be found below.
1. Iron Discipline (3:52) (WATCH)
2. Sepulcher of Alteration (4:22) (WATCH)
3. Where Death Lies (3:26) (WATCH)
4. Spirit Excision (3:46)
5. Napalm Ascension (4:09)
6. Serpent’s Breath (4:47)
7. Malformed Regrowth (3:09)
8. Reincarnation (5:24)
9. In Chasms Abysmal (7:39) Total playing time: 40:34
Style: Death Metal
Embrace the new death metal overlords and their second full length ‘Where Death Lies’! CARNATION equals blistering and crushing death metal madness and, with this new chapter, return with relentless destruction and greater punishment than ever before.
Early 2013, guitar player Jonathan Verstrepen created the band to show his appreciation forthe old school death metal legends from the ‘80s & early ‘90s. Vocalist Simon Duson, bass player Yarne Heylen, guitar player Bert Vervoort, and drummer Vincent Verstrepen were summoned to complete the band, and it didn’t take long until the chemistry between this quintet hit critical mass.
The Belgian’s first EP offering, entitled ‘Cemetery ofthe Insane’, was released upon the masses in 2015 . Tracks such as “Explosive Cadavers” or “The Rituals of Flesh” take you back in time to the better days of shredding riffs, neck-breaking drums, and skull-crushing guttural vocals.
The live rituals that followed were executed with stone cold merciless aggression. CARNATION delivered their bloodbath at select festivals across Europe during 2015 and 2016. Their next journey led them to distant Asia for their first tour across mainland Japan. This resulted inthe infamous ‘Live at Asakusa Deathfest’ album, which saw the light in (2017).
These releases, combined with their reputation as a notoriously impressive live act, drew the attention of fans worldwide and provided CARNATIONwiththe opportunity to perform at several European festivals and saw the band touring alongside PESTILENCE during their special Brazilian tour in April 2018. After signing withSeasonofMistin 2018, CARNATION welcomed new and loyal audiences to death’s domain and invited them to witness them rise to their throne!
CARNATION rage on in 2019 with more spectacular live shows at 70.000 Tons of Metal, Alcatraz (BE) and Damnation Festival (UK), as part of their touring rampage throughout Japan and Europe (with PUNGENT STENCH and DESERTED FEAR), before entering the studio forthe recordings of a brand new album. The mastering forthe new offering was done by the mighty Jens Bogren (SEPULTURA, ENSLAVED, ARCH ENEMY) atthe Fascination Street Studios in Örebro (SE).
With ‘Where Death Lies’ a new chapter of abhorrence now begins and opens up a hellish path to resurrection, reincarnation, and immortality. You wanted death? CARNATION is here with a superior appearance performing new rituals in service of ancient deities. All hail the new death metal overlords!
Simon Duson – Vocals
Jonathan Verstrepen – Guitars
Bert Vervoort – Guitars
Yarne Heylen – Bass
Vincent Verstrepen – Drums
Cover art: Juan Jose Castellano Rosado
2015: Cemetery ofthe Insane (EP)
2017: Live at Asakusa Deathfest (Live EP)
2018: Chapel of Abhorrence (Full length)
2019: Necromancer (Single)
2020: Where Death Lies (Full length)
2021: The Galaxy Sessions (Live Album)
2022: Stench of Death (EP)
CARNATION live 2022
07/10/2022 – Vienna, Austria – Vienna Metal Meeting
25/11/2022 – Hirschaid, Germany – Braincrusher in Hell
10/12/2022 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Eindhoven Metal Meeting
18/03/2023 – Heidelberg, Germany – Heidelberg Deathfest