Carnifex: Hell Chose Carnifex - An Interview with Shawn Cameron
Interview conducted February 2010
Carnifex might have been diseased and poisoned back in 2008 but they're definitely still kicking - not only that, they've been chosen...by Hell.
As the band readies for the release of their third, full-length album Hell Chose Me, they kick off the festivities doing what they do so well - relentless touring.
As the Carnifex guys return from a series of shows in Europe we caught up with drummer Shawn Cameron to check in during this exciting time. Not only does February 16 mark the first night of their Atticus Metal North American tour , but it's also the release date for Hell Chose Me.
How does Cameron feel about Hell Chose Me now that he and his Carnifex compadres have molded these songs throughout the writing and recording phases until finally producing the finished product?
As far as the European audiences who actually got a taste of Hell Chose Me, we're told they were quite pleased...
Now that they're all warmed up, Carnifex will be hitting the road for a slew of U.S. and Canadian dates as well.
Carnifex vocalist, Scott Lewis, had vowed that the band isn't planning on 'lightening up' their sound any time soon; but was that the intent when writing the material for this new album?
How has Hell Chose Me progressed from The Diseased and The Poisoned?
Carnifex is one of the bands known for extensive touring; they'll go anywhere and have been there more than once. Have all of places they've been to and the experiences they've had with all these shows helped to mold Carnifex as a band?
The possibilities for topics in the death-metal genre are seemingly only limited to the imagination, but is there ever a desire to write anything more mellow?
Carnifex names Cannibal Corpse and others in their genre as some of their influences, but are there other bands that Cameron listens to that doesn't fall into that category?
What sort of things has Cameron learned personally since being in this band that maybe he wouldn't have if he'd followed a different path in life?
2010 is going to be a crazy year for Carnifex, but if Shawn Cameron could envision the perfect year - playing where ever they want to play, playing with any other bands they wanted - what would make the perfect year for Cameron and Carnifex?
Carnifex will be playing the House of Blues in Chicago on Mar 26.