CARNIFIED and the ‘Carnage of the Gods’

Carnified are one of the veteran forces from Brazilian extreme metal scene. Formed in 1994 by Alex Oliveira (vocals), Eduardo Araújo (bass), Leonardo Pinheiro (guitars) and Vicente Azevêdo (drums), the fold released its first demo, “Putrid Development,” in 1994. In 1996 the group’s music changed, influenced by the British death/doom metal acts, which resulted in their second demo, “The Carnification.” In 1998 their line-up also expanded, becoming a sextet, with which they recorded their first EP, “O Primeiro Elo.” With lyrics that tell stories of a world inhabited by gods who envy the human form, they released in 2001 “Where the Gods Bleed,” their debut album.
In 2005, the group went into a hiatus that ended only in 2020. “We wouldn’t go back if it weren’t for something with real meaning,” explained the drummer Vicente Azevêdo. After working on the re-release of their old work, the band, which is now a power trio formed by Dan Loureiro (vocals, bass), Marcos Franco (guitar) and Vicente Azevêdo (drums), released “Nocturna,” a single with the goal of going back to their essence, and which featured the guest vocals of Sarah Jezebel Deva (Cradle of Filth, Therion, Hecate Enthroned).
The end of 2022 sees Carnified starting a new chapter with a trip to the universe of Askardem through the release of “Carnage for the Gods” EP, an effort that mix the brutality of death metal with the beautiful melodies and dark riffs of black metal.

– Dan Loureiro (vocals, bass)
– Marcos Franco (guitars)
– Vicente Azevêdo (drums)

– “Putrid Development” – Demo (1994)
– “The Carnification” – Demo (1996)
– “O Primeiro Elo” – EP (1998)
– “Where the Gods Bleed” – (2001)
– “Prelude to Askardem” – Compilation (2021)
– “Nocturna” – Single (2021)
– “Carnage For The Gods” – EP (2022)

Read our review here.