CARNATION release title track off upcoming new album

Posted on June 8, 2023

CARNATION are giving us a first glimpse at all the ways they’ve evolved over the past three years by unveiling the title track off their new album. “Cursed Mortality” still sounds like the Belgian band’s bruising band of death metal. There are plenty of blast beats and the riffs reign down on you like molten rock from a volcano.

“Carnation fans will undoubtedly find what they have come to love and expect on ‘Cursed Mortality’, says vocalist Simon Duson. “However, they should also expect the unexpected’.

While Duson’s death growl has only grown more sinister, “Cursed Mortality” is the first Carnation song to feature clean vocals. And at 7:40, it’s also one of their longest, a reflection on growing old that’s shadowed by gloomy synths, melancholic leads and life-long regrets.

“This song captures the essence of our musical evolution,” says Duson. “It’s an epic journey that explores a wide range of musical landscapes, all while looking back at life’s pivotal moments. Am I happy and satisfied with how I’ve lived my life? Where did it go wrong or right?”

See for yourself by watching the video, which unfolds like an episode of Black Mirror.

Cursed Mortality’ will be released on November 3, 2023 by Season of Mist.

The album can be pre-saved HERE. Pre-sale will start later this summer.


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