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Carnival of Flesh


Carnival of Flesh
‘Anthems of Extinction’
(Symphonic Black Metal)

Release Date: 01/01/2023
FFO: Anorexia Nervosa, Carach Angren, Dimmu Borgir
Location: Belgrade, Serbia

The story of Carnival of Flesh starts in late 2002, when two guys, Dachaz and Dam, wanted to reshape the Serbian black metal scene with a sound that escapes the traditional black Metal boundaries. Due to frequent personnel changes, the desired sound was not reached, and the band officially split up in 2008.

Carnival of Flesh was rebooted as a studio project in 2014. The best songs from the past were hand-picked from the vault, their arrangements updated, lyrics conceptually rewritten and some of the best personnel was engaged. Thus, “Stories From a Fallen World” were born. In 2015., “Stories From a Fallen World” was released both as a deluxe digipak edition and on digital. A year later, the band finally got its full form again and they deliver a stunning performance on the “Storytelling” event in Belgrade. To announce their European tour, Carnival of Flesh appeared on two warmup shows in Belgrade: with Rossomahaar and with Welicoruss. The tour, labelled “Storytelling across Europe”, took place in 14 European cities during October of 2018.

A year after the tour, the band met again and put together the sketch of the next album. Fuelled by profound misanthropy and driven by humanity’s hunger for environmental and social decay, they forge the opus that truly is a sign of the times. “Anthems of Extinction”, was recorded in mid-2021. and released in November of the same year as a deluxe digibook. While the pandemic delayed the album-promotion tour, the band made an epic appearance on “Festival of Serbian Underground” in October of 2021. The album won a prestigious title of “3rd best release of 2021”, according to the Serbian Metal Portal staff, while the first video single off the album “Tropical Plunder” has won “Song of the Month” award and has thus been aired both on the Serbian National Television, as well as Croatian Music Channel. The band is planning an album-promotion tour for the spring of 2023.

Carnival of Flesh – The One

Carnival of Flesh – Tropical Plunder

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