California death metal merchants CARNIFEX and Technical “aliencore” metallers RINGS OF SATURN recently announced their addition to WHITECHAPEL‘s “A Decade Of Defilement” tour. Kicking off at The Masquerade on November 10th, the 32-date tour will make stops in Toronto, Los Angeles and Austin before concluding at The Intersection in Knoxville, TN on December 16th. Openers for the package are technical death metallers ENTHEOS and California post-deathcore quartet SO THIS IS SUFFERING.
CARNIFEX‘s Scott Ian Lewis comments, “Teaming up with our good friends in WHITECHAPEL is always great. We plan on bringing a new stage set up so those that came to our headline tour are in for another night of huge production and a line up of crushing bands.”
RINGS OF SATURN‘s Lucas Mann comments, “We are excited to tour with such an influential band asWHITECHAPEL is, as well as play Ultu Ulla for more of our fans.”
Tickets are on sale today at 10 AM local time and can be purchased via the links included below.
ABOUT CARNIFEX CARNIFEX‘s latest album Slow Death was produced and recorded by CARNIFEXand Mick Kenney (ANAAL NATHRAKH, BLEEDING THROUGH), and co-produced by Jason Suecof (DEATH ANGEL, CHELSEA GRIN, JOB FOR A COWBOY). Slow Death was mixed by Mark Lewis (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, DEICIDE) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida. Cover art for the album was created by renowned artist and longtime collaborator Godmachine.
While approaching their sixth full-length album, Slow Death, CARNIFEXpossessed a distinct vision. The San Diego metal quintet—Scott Lewis [lead vocals], Shawn Cameron [drums], Cory Arford [rhythm guitar, backing vocals], Fred Calderon [bass], and Jordan Lockrey [lead guitar]—would build on the expansiveness of 2014’s critically acclaimed Die Without Hope as they brought a definitive darkness to the fold.
“We wanted to take the next step,” affirms Scott. “On the last album, we started utilizing orchestration and additional programming in terms of classical and electronic sounds. We elevated that to a new level here. That’s why there’s a dark vibe that runs through the whole album. It adds a layer of atmosphere that gives you a different feeling.”
CARNIFEXbegan carving out that bond with the audience way back in 2005. Over the course of four albums—Dead in My Arms, The Diseased and the Poisoned, Hell Chose Me, and Until I Feel Nothing—the band attracted a diehard following. Engaging a hiatus in 2012, they returned a year later with a vicious and vigorous vitality. It’s only grown since and is on full display in Slow Death.
CARNIFEX is Scott Ian Lewis | Vocals Shawn Cameron | Drums Jordan Lockrey | Guitar Cory Arford | Guitar Fred Calderon | Bass