Nourished by nightmares and the throbbing pulse of pragmatic terror, CARNIFEX, have returned with their ninth full-length studio album, “Necromanteum”, out October 6th via Nuclear Blast Records. After existing as a band for over 18 years, CARNIFEX continue to experiment with fresh song arrangements, and adding a unique sense of atmosphere to their inherently deathcore foundation.
Decades ago, wealthy intellectuals began installing psychomanteum in their homes; a secret room completely filled with mirrors, or a single mirror, and in complete darkness, in order to speak to the dead in other dimensions, and gain their knowledge. It was often used as a healing tool to help dissolve grief, or considered a form of prophecy. “Necromanteum” presents the concept: what if you could use that kind of room to speak with death, itself? What secrets of the world could you uncover from a direct conversation with the grim reaper? Not a monster, but a fellow intellect.
The band has dropped an official music video for the title track of their upcoming album, which broaches on these existential topics, directed by Jim Louvau and Tony Aguilera. Vocalist Scott Ian Lewis, comments: ” ‘Necromanteum’ is a truly special album that all of us in the band already love. Spend some time in conversation with the other side of life, enter the Necromanteum…”
The recording process took place over the course of several weeks with producer Jason Suecof in Florida, and saw the return of live drums since COVID-19 restrictions made doing so on Graveside Confessions impossible. Mastered by Mark Lewis in Nashville, TN, the album was also co-produced by vocalist Scott Ian Lewis and drummer Shawn Cameron. The cover artwork glows with an emerald and lavender fog; a ghostly energy erupting from the depths of a cemetery. Designed by renowned comic book artist E.M. Gist, this gateway represents the questions we ask about what lies on the other side of reality.
“Necromanteum” track listing:
- Torn in Two
- Death’s Forgotten Children
- Crowned in Everblack
- The Pathless Forest
- How the Knife Gets Twisted
- Architect of Misanthropy
- Infinite Night Terror
- Bleed More
- Heaven and Hell All at Once
You can watch the official music video for “Necromanteum” below: