Jan 162014

Once upon a time, long ago, when deathcore was a new thing, I was a fan. One of the bands I particularly enjoyed was Carnifex. As has been true of other early deathcore progenitors, their music has slowly evolved more in the direction of straight death metal. But their latest song, which premiered today in a lyric video, is a bit of a return to their roots. Its name is “Dragged Into the Grave” and it comes from their new album Die Without Hope, which will be released on March 4 in North Am and March 7 in Europe by Nuclear Blast. The cover art was created by Godmachine.

The new song will please Carnifex fans, and it will not change the minds of anyone who has written off the band based on previous experience. I’m featuring it here as much for nostalgic reasons as anything else (you can hear it after the jump).

In related news, it was announced yesterday that Carnifex will begin a U.S. Tour next month with support from Betraying the Martyrs, I Declare War, Here Comes the Kraken, and Assassins. Here’s the schedule:

02/21/14 Soma – San Diego, CA
02/22/14 Nile Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
02/23/14 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
02/26/14 Czar Bar – Kansas City, MO
02/27/14 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
02/28/14 Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK
03/01/14 Tomcats West – Fort Worth, TX
03/02/14 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
03/05/14 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
03/07/14 Empire – Springfield, VA
03/09/14 Revolution – Amityville, NY
03/11/14 The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
03/12/14 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
03/13/14 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
03/15/14 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
03/16/14 Skyway Theatre, Studio B – Minneapolis, MN
03/19/14 Mesa Theatre – Grand Junction, CO
03/21/14 Jub Jubs Showroom – Reno, NV
03/22/14 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
03/23/14 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
03/24/14 The Hop – Spokane, WA
03/26/14 Assembly – Sacramento, CA
03/27/14 The Whisky – West Hollywood, CA
03/28/14 Industry Theatre – Lancaster, CA
03/29/14 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA

And now here’s the new song and lyric video:


  1. Abigail Williams and now Carnifex?

    Its a good thing I actually like this site 🙂

  2. Br00tal. Their drummer is also the drummer for the awesomely-named Unicorn Death, who I featured here a little while back.

  3. that’s a pretty solid track, they didn’t disappoint

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