"Die Without Hope", the new album from the San Diego death metal outfit CARNIFEX, sold 3,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 98 on The Billboard 200 chart.
"First and most importantly, THANK YOU," comments the band while on the road for its U.S. headlining tour. "Thank you to all our diehard fans for supporting this record.
"Not only is this our highest-charting first week, but it's our highest-selling.
"Special thank you to Nuclear Blast Records for all their hard work to make this the most successful album of our career. Nuclear Blast and fans like you are keeping uncompromised underground metal alive."
"Die Without Hope" was released on March 7 (Europe) and March 4 (North America) via Nuclear Blast. The CD was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and produced by Mark Lewis (ARSIS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, DEICIDE, SIX FEET UNDER). Cover art for the album was created by renowned artist and longtime collaborator Godmachine.
"Die Without Hope" contains 10 tracks and over 35 minutes of crushing metal. Vocalist Scott Lewis states, "'Die Without Hope' is CARNIFEX at our very best. This is an album over two years in the making. We pushed ourselves every step of the process to include new elements never before heard on any previous CARNIFEX album."
"Die Without Hope" track listing:
01. Salvation Is Dead
02. Dark Days
03. Condemned To Decay
04. Die Without Hope
05. Hatred And Slaughter
06. Dragged Into The Grave
07. Rotten Souls
08. Last Words
09. Reflection Of The Forgotten
10. Where The Light Dies
CARNIFEX's Nuclear Blast Records debut also introduces new lead guitarist and longtime friend of the band, Jordan Lockrey.
Scott Lewis - Vocals
Shawn Cameron - Drums
Jordan Lockrey - Guitar
Cory Arford - Guitar
Fred Calderon - Bass
"Dark Days" lyric video:
"Condemned To Decay" audio stream:
"Dragged Into The Grave" lyric video:
Photo credit: Hannah Verbeuren