24 & 25 MAY 2019


CARNATION equals blistering death metal madness from Belgium. Early 2013, guitar player Jonathan Verstrepen created the band to show his appreciation for the old school death metal legends from the ‘80s & early ‘90s. Vocalist Simon Duson, bass player Yarne Heylen, guitar player Bert Vervoort and drummer Vincent Verstrepen were summoned to complete the band.
It didn’t take long until the chemistry between this quintet hit the critical mass and their first album (Cemetary of the Insane) was relased in 2015. The album takes you back in time to the better days of shredding riffs, neck-breaking drums and skull-crushing guttural vocals. The live rituals that followed were executed with stone cold merciless aggression. CARNATION delivered their bloodbath at select festivals across Europe during 2015 and 2016. Their next journey led them to distant Asia for their first tour across mainland Japan. This resulted in the ‘Live at Asakusa Deathfest’ recording (2017).
These releases, combined with their reputation as a notoriously impressive live act, drew the attention of fans worldwide and provided CARNATION with the opportunity to perform at several European festivals and saw the band touring alongside PESTILENCE during their special Brazilian tour in April 2018. With ‘Chapel of Abhorrence’, CARNATION welcomes you to their domain and invite you to witness them rise to their throne!