This New Carnal Forge Track Slaps
I may be amongst a small group of die-hards here but I am reeeeeally stoked about the Carnal Forge reunion! I got into the Swedish melodeath masters a bit late — on Testify For My Victims, released in 2007 — but boy did I ever get into that one. And then the band broke up in 2010 for similar reasons bands usually do. Sad face.
But rejoice! They are back! Founder Jari Kuusisto explains how and why the reunion came together:
“I quit Carnal Forge after the last full-length album Testify For My Victims because I was just feed up with the music industry and everything about being in the band. It took some years but I felt I was kind of missing CF, so I talked to my brother Petri and I called up Lars in 2013 and said. Hey, let’s fuckin’ do it! He had been waiting since the hibernation in 2010 so it was a Go! right on the spot. We made this mini CD to wake up the corpse and we did some shows but then we decided to not do any more shows until we had a new album and new fresh songs to play. It’s a long boring story why it took so long time, but finally here we are now, ready to kick som serious ass again! And with us we also have Lawrence Dinamarca (Nightrage, Loch Vostok) and new vocalist Tommie Wahlberg.”
Carnal Forge’s new single, “Parasites,” delivers everything fans of the band could hope for: tasty guitar melodies, thrashy rhythms, bowel-gurgling vocals and an unstoppable groove. It’s everything this Carnal Forge fan wanted, anyway.
Gun to Mouth Salvation comes out January 25th via ViciSolum. Pre-order here.