- Electric Guitar, Bass
- Death Metal
- GBZWLO Guitar Boomers
CARNATION equals blistering death metal madness from Belgium. Early 2013, guitar player Jonathan Verstrepen created the band to show his appreciation for the old school death metal legends from the ‘80s & early ‘90s. Vocalist Simon Duson, bass player Yarne Heylen, guitar player Bert Vervoort, and drummer Vincent Verstrepen were summoned to complete the band, and it didn’t take long until the chemistry between this quintet to hit critical mass.
2015 marks the year that the first offering entitled ‘Cemetery of the Insane’ was released upon the masses. Tracks such as “Explosive Cadavers” or “The Rituals of Flesh” take you back in time to the better days of shredding riffs, neck-breaking drums, and skull-crushing guttural vocals.
The live rituals that followed were executed with stone cold merciless aggression. CARNATION delivered their bloodbath at select festivals across Europe during 2015 and 2016. Their next journey led them to distant Asia for their first tour across mainland Japan. This resulted in the infamous ‘Live at Asakusa Deathfest’ recording (2017). These releases, combined with their reputation as a notoriously impressive live act, drew the attention of fans worldwide and provided CARNATION with the opportunity to perform at several European festivals and saw the band touring alongside PESTILENCE during their special Brazilian tour in April 2018.
In August 2018 the band released their first full length album entitled ‘Chapel of Abhorrence’ which came out on Season of Mist records.
To unleash this album upon the masses CARNATION toured across Europe together with PUNGENT STENCH and DESERTED FEAR. In February 2019 they conquered the fathomless depths of the Caribbean Sea when they embarked on the 70 000 Tons of Metal cruise. Later that year the band returned to the land of the rising sun as the first part of the Autumn of the Dead tour. After Japan the second part of the tour continued in England, where CARNATION played at Damnation Festival.
CARNATION is currently working on their second full length album, which is planned to be released in autumn 2020 on Season of Mist records.