Brazilian veteran death metal Carnified recently released the “Carnage For The Gods” EP across all digital platforms. It is the follow-up to “Nocturna” single (2021), which marked the group’s return after a hiatus of about 15 years.
The trio formed by Dan Loureiro (vocals, bass), Marcos Franco (guitars) and Vicente Azevêdo (drums) is now sharing a new EP experience through the lyric video produced for “In Darkness…“. It was created by Andrey Drake Silveira, the artist responsible for facing the challenge of presenting the group’s lyrics about ritualistic and dark scenarios, and also taking the listener to Askardem, the universe created by Carnified.
“The lyric video for ‘In Darkness’ is the first of a series of initiatives by Carnified to give our fans access to the lyrics and the rich universe of Askardem“, explained guitarist Marcos Franco. He added, “Our lyrics are connected and tell a story. We want people to experience our songs not just for the sound, but also to discover the next episode in this intriguing story.“
Andrey commented on the production of the video: “When Marcos approached me to produce a lyric video, I didn’t know the depth and grandeur of Carnified’s work. Me, Marcos and Vicente started to develop the artistic concept based on previous works The photography used in the other works, retro style, enchanted me, in addition to combining perfectly with the development of the story, another thing that got my attention at first. I realized that I could not develop something basic, with the rich narrative, the universe itself, I dedicated myself to delivering something worthy of this masterpiece.“
“The sound was something else that left me speechless. It’s aggressive, heavy, dense, melancholic, reinforcing the narrative, putting you in the middle of events, but in the choruses, we get emotional, striking melodies amidst the chaos of events, bringing softness amid the heavy sound, everything very balanced, resulting in a nice and balanced music, making us repeat each track.“