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Belgian death metallers Carnation announce new album and stream single

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Belgian death metal quintet Carnation proudly present their new track ‘Replicant’ along with an official music video. ‘Replicant’ is taken from the band’s newest album Cursed Mortality, set for release 3rd of November 2023 via Season of Mist.

Watch the video below.

The album can be pre-saved HERE and pre-ordered HERE.

Frontman Simon Duson comments on the track: “What would you do if you came to realize that you were programmed to live for only four years? Would you accept the outcome, or try to figure out a way to extend your lifespan? Replicant is a song about dealing with the finiteness of our existence.

The song was inspired by Roy Batty, a character from the movie Blade Runner. His tale perfectly embodies the message we want to portray with this track. Musically, it’s quite diverse and different compared to most of the music we have created until now. We hope this will be a welcome surprise for new and old fans alike.

For the last decade, Carnation have been at the forefront of reviving old school death metal. There’s something to be said about the artfulness of taking something so primitive and walking that fine line between keeping its classic authenticity without sounding tired or dated. 

Carnation have always teetered this line, injecting a fresh and contemporary approach without losing the genre’s time-honored traditions.

However, the band’s third endeavour sees Carnation erasing those boundaries entirely and abandoning any and all conventions as they traverse into daring new territory. 

Cursed Mortality pulls the Belgian death dealers deeper into experimental new waters, taking risks as the band steps out of the shadows of its predecessors and comes into its own identity. Cursed Mortality‘s statement is clear: this is no longer simply a revival; this is Carnation‘s rebirth.

“We still play death metal and we still identify as such” explains frontman Simon Duson“But we know that this is also our second decade performing it.

And while it is very important for us to stay true to the old-school style, we know we had to open things up a bit and reach out to those who might be interested in extreme metal, but aren’t that much into the old aspect of it.

It also feels fresher to us because we’ve decided to change our visual approach, with a new logo, a new look on stage and so on. In a way, it really feels like the beginning of a new chapter for Carnation.”

Album number three is much more than just a new chapter, but rather feels like a sequel to an already storied career, punctuated by press accolades, an impressive history of live performances, and a lauded discography consisting of several EPs, splits, and two critically acclaimed full-length albums.

Available formats:
CD digipak
Digital
12″ vinyl in various colours
Merchandise

Carnation live:
Aug 26: DE Rock am Wehr, Jena
Sep 23: AT STP Metal Weekend, St. Pölten
Nov 03: BE Cultuurcentrum Zwaneberg, Heist-op-den-Berg
Nov 11: BE Hell’s Balls Belgium, Kortrijk
Nov 24: DE Merry Axe-Mess XIV, Mühltal
Dec 16: BE Death Row, Izegem
July 27: NL Stonehenge Festival, Steenwijk

Carnation are:
Simon Duson: Vocals
Jonathan Verstrepen: Lead Guitar
Bert Vervoort: Rhythm Guitar
Yarne Heylen: Bass Guitar
Vincent Verstrepen: Drums

Tracklist:

1.Herald of Demise (04:03) feat. Andy LaRocque)
2.Maruta (04:07) [WATCH HERE]
3.Metropolis (03:24)
4.Replicant (03:49) [WATCH HERE]
5.Dutroux (03:48)
6.Submerged in Deafening Silence (04:26)
7.Cycle of Suffering (04:05)
8.Cursed Mortality (07:30) [WATCH HERE]

Recording studio: Project Zero Studio
Producer / Mixing engineer: Yarne Heylen
Mastering studio and engineer: Joel Wanasek

Carnation online:
https://www.carnationband.com
https://www.facebook.com/CarnationBE
https://www.instagram.com/carnationbandofficial
https://www.youtube.com/c/CarnationOfficialBE
https://open.spotify.com/artist/7s6SmrbyQvp26jN5EbnU9u

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