Carnifex’s Scott Lewis to Chaoszine: “We wanted to have an album that says everything we ever wanted to say””

Author Arto Mäenpää - 10.9.2021

The undisputed masters of blackened deathcore Carnifex released their eight studio album “Graveside Confessions” on September 3rd via Nuclear Blast Records.

Carnifex’s “Graveside Confessions” is no stranger to the harsh world in which it was created. While all of humanity experiences the turmoil of pain, weakness, and betrayal, it is also deeply ingrained in our nature to keep these notions closely protected; to keep them secret. Often as we approach death, we feel an insatiable need to reveal these things to one another; to confess.

The album arose just in time to aid in celebrating the 15 year anniversary of the debut Carnifex album, “Dead In My Arms”. The band revisited their first album to re-record 3 songs, but now with huge advancements in production technology. A return to their roots, these songs act as the completion of a circle; a return to where things first began.

With the engineering of the record completed in-house by drummer Shawn Cameron, the band recorded the album at Back Lounge Studios in San Diego, CA almost entirely themselves with the help of Mick Kenney (Anaal Nathrakh, Bleeding Through) for the mixing and mastering. This process especially compared to Carnifex albums of the past developed a far more satisfying and concentrated artistic vision for the band.

Chaoszine spoke to band’s frontman Scott Lewis about the very difficult times the band faced when COVID-19 hit and cancelled their massive US touring leading the band in huge debt and how the group themselves considered the album as an end of days record for them.

You can check out the full interview below:

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You can check out “Graveside Confessions” fully below: