Preparing For War with CARNIFEX

“For us, it’s really our most ambitious album”, enthused Scott Lewis, the vocalist for Carnifex, talking about their new album World War X which will be released on August 2.

“We pushed ourselves further musically than we ever have. We wanted to add more layers, more atmosphere and songs with more peaks and balance in them and I think we really accomplished that”.

While World War X has a common thread permeating through the lyrics, Lewis stops short of declaring it a concept record.

“Thing thing for me really was going into the writing I had to match the scale and scope of the lyrics to the music”, he measured. “The songs were big. They were epic songs, so I had to try to find a way to take my lyrics that were normal and very intimate and personal and reframe them with scale. Using the battle lines and the battlefields as a theme really gave me the chance to reframe everything into something more exciting and fresh for a Carnifex record and it matched what we were trying to do”.

In the full interview Scott talks more about World War X, the importance of the lead song on each record, the released videos from the album and how they reflect the lyrical content, writing longer songs than they ever have before, having Alissa White-Gluz from Arch Enemy guest on one of the tracks, the bands hiatus in 2012 and how important it was to the bands future longevity, what they did differently the second time around and more.

Pre-order “World War X here: http://www.nuclearblast.com/carnifex-wwx

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Written by Kris Peters

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