Death Metal - Belgium

Carnation Band

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 for the 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 of the 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 in the 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 CARNATION with the opportunity to perform at several European festivals and saw the band touring alongside PESTILENCE during their special Brazilian tour in April 2018. After signing with Season of Mist in 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 for the recordings of a brand new album. The mastering for the new offering was done by the mighty Jens Bogren (SEPULTURA, ENSLAVED, ARCH ENEMY) at the 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
Date Venue City Country Info Ticket
December 10th, 2021 Eindhoven Metal Meeting Eindhoven Netherlands Exact date TBA
Posted on November 18, 2021

The Belgian death metal stalwarts of CARNATION have announced the physical release of their ‘Galaxy Studio Sessions’, a live stream event which took place on April 18, 2021. The live album is slated for release on January 07, 2022 and will be available on all digital platforms and a limited edition vinyl version. Pre-orders are available HERE.

Posted on July 1, 2021

Belgian death metal outfit CARNATION are now releasing an official drum playthrough video for the track ‘Spirit Excision’ from their latest album ‘Where Death Lies’! The playthrough was performed by Vincent Verstrepen and can be watched via the Season of Mist YouTube channel HERE.

Posted on April 6, 2021

The Belgian death metal stalwarts of CARNATION have teamed up with Galaxy Studio for the recording of a special virtual performance which will take place on April 18th @20:00 CEST. The whole band will be available in the live chat during the stream, which will be made available via YouTube and Facebook. The event is completely free for all to watch via the event link HERE.

Posted on November 25, 2020

The Belgian death metal stalwarts of CARNATION have teamed up with Guitar World for the release of a brand new play-through for the track ‘Malformed Regrowth’, which is taken from their recently released full length ‘Where Death Lies’. You can now watch the new offering HERE.

Posted on October 15, 2020

The Belgian death metal stalwarts of CARNATION are now streaming a brand new drum play-through for the track ‘Napalm Ascension’, which is taken from their recently released full length ‘Where Death Lies’. Watch the new offering via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel HERE.

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Where Death Lies
CD Jewelcase
Black Vinyl
Coloured Vinyl (200 copies)
Tshirt 'Where Death Lies' (Print on Demand)
Chapel of Abhorrence
CD Jewelcase
T-shirt 'Sermon of the Dead' (print on demand)