Carnation

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!

Line-up:

  • Simon Duson : vocals
  • Jonathan Verstrepen : guitars
  • Bert Vervoort : guitars
  • Yarne Heylen : bass
  • Vincent Verstrepen : drums
Date Venue City Country Info Ticket
December 10th, 2022 Eindhoven Metal Meeting Eindhoven Netherlands  
Posted on August 30, 2022

The Belgian death metal stalwarts of CARNATION are now releasing a brand new live video for the song “Stench of Death”! The video was shot during their performance at the mighty Hellfest 2022 and can now be streamed via the official channel of Season of Mist HERE. The track is taken from the band’s latest EP “Stench of Death”, which includes the ENTOMBED cover ‘Supposed to Rot’.

Posted on June 10, 2022

The Belgian death metal stalwarts of CARNATION are now releasing a brand new song “Stench of Death”! The track is accompanied by a new music video which can now be streamed via the official channel of Season of Mist HERE. The new EP “Stench of Death”, including the ENTOMBED cover ‘Supposed to Rot’ will be available on all digital platforms this Friday June 10.

Posted on January 6, 2022

The Belgian death metal stalwarts of CARNATION are about to stream their ‘Galaxy Sessions’ live event, which took place on April 18, 2021. The pre-recorded performance will be streamed in celebration of the bands upcoming live album which is slated for release on January 07, 2021.

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.

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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)