Undisputed masters of blackened deathcore Carnifex are ready to unleash their eighth studio album Graveside Confessions on the world on September 3.
Promising to ignite sonic memories of albums past on Graveside Confessions, Carnifex have left no stone unturned in their attempts to bring something pure and evil into this current wasteland we call everyday life, with frontman Scott Lewis joining HEAVY for a chat about the new music.
“Really what we were after was fun,” he smiled. “We were all upside down from what we were going through with the pandemic, especially for musicians or people who are fans of live entertainment and live bands. It was a really hard time. For us, we were trying to counter balance that with having a great time in the studio and trying to ignore real life and write the best record that we could for our fans and ourselves. That was our goal going through the whole process. Everything on the outside is fucken horrible, but we can channel that in an artistic way into the lyrics and the themes no problem, but as far as just writing the music it was all about let’s just have fun and write something we enjoy.”
In the full interview Scott talks deeper about Graveside Confessions, the well of ideas to draw from, keeping secrets of his own, the singles released so far and how they correlate to the album as a whole, their version of a Korn classic and how they made it their own, track listing on albums and how much thought goes into it, guitarist Cory Arford stepping into lead duties and more.