CARNATION embark on European tour with Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench

Belgian death metal outfit CARNATION are about to kick off their European tour with SCHIRENC PLAYS PUNGENT STENCH, THEOTOXIN and IRDORATH. Adding a bit of old school death metal flavor to the holiday season, the tour starts on December 26 in Salzburg (AT) and ends on January 5th in Graz (AT). Find the full list of tour dates below.

CARNATION comment:

“Viva La Muerte, Baby! Christmas and New Year are now officially cancelled! We’re looking forward to our debut performances in Switzerland and Italy, and to visit some new areas in Germany and Austria. See you all on the road soon!”




26 Dec 18 Salzburg (AT) Rockhouse

27 Dec 18 Leipzig (DE) Hellraiser

28 Dec 18 Oberhausen (DE) Helvete

29 Dec 18 Arnhem (NL) Willemeen

30 Dec 18 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg

31 Dec 18 Bern (CH) Graffiti

01 Jan 19 Parma (IT) Titty Twister

02 Jan 19 Retorbido (IT) Dagda Live Club

03 Jan 19 München (DE) Backstage

04 Jan 19 Weinheim (DE) Cafe Central

05 Jan 19 Graz (AT) Explosiv


CARNATION ‘Chappel of Abhorrence’ full album

CARNATION will be playing in support of their new record ‘Chapel of Abhorrence’, which has been released on August 17, 2018. The cover artwork and album info can be viewed below.



1. The Whisperer (6:16)

2. Hellfire (4:17)

3. Chapel of Abhorrence (3:23)

4. The Unconquerable Sun (4:10)

5. Disciples of Bloodlust (3:28)

6. Hatred Unleashed (3:23)

7. Plaguebreeder (3:45)

8. Magnum Chaos (4:41)

9. Sermon of the Dead (4:38)

10. Fathomless Depths (5:38)

11. Power Trip (4:02)

Total playing time: 47:41


Embrace the new death metal overlords with their death metal offering, ‘Chapel of Abhorrence’!

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.

With ‘Chapel of Abhorrence’, CARNATION welcome you to death’s domain and invite you to witness them rise to their throne!


Simon Duson: vocals

Jonathan Verstrepen: guitars

Bert Vervoort: guitars

Yarne Heylen: bass

Vincent Verstrepen: drums

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