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Anthems of Extinction cover

Anthems of Extinction

2021
  1. Angst
  2. The One
  3. Tropical Plunder
  4. Can of Sorrow
  5. Mask of Humanity
  6. Rapacity
  7. The Great Escape
  8. Liberation
  9. Requiem for a World
Deluxe physical edition available on our Merch page,
Digital edition available at: Bandcamp, Spotify, Amazon, iTunes, Deezer, and many others.

Read lyrics at Musixmatch.

Stories From a Fallen World cover

Stories From a Fallen World

2015
  1. The Beginning
  2. The Promise
  3. The Horror
  4. The Pact
  5. The Battle
  6. The Regret
Deluxe physical edition available on our Merch page,
Digital edition available at: Bandcamp, Spotify, Amazon, iTunes, Deezer, and many others.

Read lyrics at Musixmatch.

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Merch

Serbia Rest of the world

Anthems of Extinction

Hard-cover digibook with a 16-page booklet.

Stories From a Fallen World

6-panel digipak with a 12-page booklet, including 6 professionally printed tarot cards

Storytelling Across Europe T-shirt

Available both in men's and girlie sizes.
Limited stock!
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All Must Die T-shirt

B&C Exact 190 black t-shirt with the high-quality white print on top.
Dryer-compatible, the message will stick on forever.
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Hat

High-quality embroidery in a modern off-centre design.
Available in 3 distinct versions.
The model is wearing a snapback.
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Pin

Black enamel pin, 4 x 4,5cm

Patch

High quality embroidery patch, white thread on black background, approx. 7,5 x 9cm

Drumsticks

Limited edition run of DRUM BEAT by VORAT.
High-quality, pitch-paired and made from hornbeam wood.
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Picks

Double-sided print, white ink on black background.
Two classic models available.
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Live

Past Future All
09 OCT 2021 21:00

FSP VII: Festival Srpskog Podzemlja
skcns Fabrika, Novi Sad, Serbia

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20 OCT 2018 21:00

Storytelling Across Europe
Rad bi bil Normalen Festival, Ravne pri Cerknem, Slovenia

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19 OCT 2018 21:00

Storytelling Across Europe: Carnival of Flesh, Concrete Eden
Roter Gugl, Bad Waltersdorf, Austria

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17 OCT 2018 19:00

Storytelling Across Europe: Carnival of Flesh, Dannati, Rabbid
Rockpub Centrale, Erba, Italy

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16 OCT 2018 20:30

Storytelling Across Europe: Carnival of Flesh, Toward the Throne
Ebrietas, Zurich, Switzerland

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15 OCT 2018 20:00

Storytelling Across Europe: Carnival of Flesh, Toward the Throne
No Man's Land, Volmerange-Les-Mines, France

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14 OCT 2018 20:00

Storytelling Across Europe: Carnival of Flesh, Toward the Throne
Le Midland, Lille, France

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13 OCT 2018 18:00

Storytelling Across Europe: Carnival of Flesh, Metrydia, Tenebrae Aeternum, Hell Gate, Toward the Throne
Le Cercle, Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont, Belgium

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12 OCT 2018 21:00

Storytelling Across Europe: Carnival of Flesh, Ann My Guard, Death Charge
The Cave, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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09 OCT 2018 20:00

Storytelling Across Europe: Carnival of Flesh, Desire for Sorrow
Hudební klub Křemelka, Strakonice, Czechia

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08 OCT 2018 19:00

Storytelling Across Europe: Carnival of Flesh, Coldblooded Fish
Balada Bar, Prague, Czechia

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07 OCT 2018 20:00

Storytelling Across Europe: Carnival of Flesh, Event Relentless
Cemetery Pub, Krakow, Poland

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06 OCT 2018 23:00

Storytelling Across Europe
S8 Underground, Budapest, Hungary

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05 OCT 2018 22:00

Storytelling Across Europe: Carnival of Flesh, Nemesis
Zeppelin, Šabac, Serbia

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04 OCT 2018 20:30

Storytelling Across Europe: Carnival of Flesh, Aurium
Fest, Belgrade, Serbia

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11 JUN 2018 19:00

Welicoruss, Carnival of Flesh, Ognjena Kočija, Riverroth
Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Serbia

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05 FEB 2018 20:30

Rossomahaar, Carnival of Flesh
Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Serbia

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23 DEC 2016 20:30

Storytelling: Carnival of Flesh, Nemesis, Tethyal
Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Serbia

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Press

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Reviews Interviews Reports All
04 NOV 2021
"Carnival of Flesh have showed us what it is like to constantly challenge the artistic path and evolving with the presence of music. They are the polar opposite of sellouts, creating a magical atmosphere that celebrates the demonic species that humans are. It is a love letter to our worst aspects, and hence is written with powerful romanticism."
28 OCT 2021
93%
Serbian Metal Review
"We can treat [songs of this album] as a stimulant for waking up, in our long-dormant social and environmental consciousness, red pills for a certain profile of the population, more precisely for us metalheads." (in Serbian)
28 OCT 2021
8.5/10
"...It is easy to record black metal, but hard to make one that stands out from the crowd of bm albums. I think that Carnival of Flesh managed to be in the 2nd group..."
18 OCT 2021
8/10
"...The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover misanthropy, environmental and social decay themes..."
11 OCT 2021
Serbian Metal Report
"Carnival of Flesh, demonstrate top professionalism and with an effective performance prepare the audience for the upcoming release of the second studio album, which I am sure will not leave anyone indifferent." (in Serbian)
10 OCT 2021
Dotkom Report
"And then, the scenery changes and the black metal machinery Carnival of Flesh comes on the scene. [...] Black metal rawness combined with melodic passages pretty much tore everyone present to the level of group headbanging." (in Serbian)
10 DEC 2018
Serbian Metal Interview
Check which are the TOP 3 Serbian metal releases according to Dachaz (in Serbian)
30 NOV 2015
65%
"...The work of the keyboards is good and framed properly, with scores solemn and vigorous (but never overly emphatic or baroque), a guitarwork aggressive enough and after all firmly anchored to the old school, as evidenced by the multiple digressions into territories that dot the various thrashy pieces..." (in Italian)
26 NOV 2015
"...Carnival of Flesh is a horde that could confuse some people [and start] a dispute if the band is either black gothic doom or if it`s even metal and who cares now, right?..."
11 NOV 2015
Ondes Chocs Review
"...With this first album, CARNIVAL OF FLESH clearly shows its influences. I can not help but remember the music made by the big names of Symphonic Black Metal at the turn of the millennium [...] I am eager to hear where it will lead its music..."
27 AUG 2015
8/10
Metal Temple Review
"...In a genre that’s known for playing it straight with no shortage of bombast, CARNIVAL OF FLESH impress with the tastefulness of their arrangements, especially paired with the frightening tale the lyrics tell, the story of a ruler driven mad with bloodlust in his quest for power everlasting..."
24 AUG 2015
4.5/5
"The symphonic approach by Carnival of Flesh adds the kind of orchestral depth and almost cinematic sweep that grabs me tightly. At times the vocals are… grandiose? So is the music. The combination is theatrical and exhilarating. This new band comes out of the box polished, gleaming and brimming with quality to compete at the topmost level."
03 AUG 2015
8/10
Undergrounded Review
"One usually gets their tarot reading from a one-eyed gypsy at a fair, which in turn transforms into a beautiful gypsy lady... But I digress. When one gets a CD and a tarot card from Carnival of Flesh, one must rightly ask what fate to expect..." (in German)
26 JUL 2015
"...Carnival of Flesh deliver a symphonic black metal that breaks definitely the canons of traditional black metal [...] It is not the usual, dispersive hodgepodge; on the contrary, their being symphonic does not prevent them from being concrete and going straight to the point..."
05 JUL 2015
"...You can take the name quite literally and go back to the first time you saw an abandoned theme park, in a horror film or otherwise, and felt that uncomfortable feeling of eeriness and despair. That is the emotional background we try to paint with our music as we take you on the ride..."
25 JUN 2015
80%
"...The arrangements of the music are unlike anything I've ever heard in the black metal scene and it even makes me wonder if the term black metal is appropriate here. [...] Let's just say you have to be at least a little open minded when you listen to STORIES FROM A FALLEN WORLD..."
09 JUN 2015
The Killchain Review
"...This is not your tin-pot, buzzsaw black metal. This is rich with orchestral flourishes and a cracking production. [...] Carnival of Flesh use their orchestral arrangements well, enhancing rather than dominating the metal side of their music..."
08 JUN 2015
"...If I had a label, a band with this kind of professional ethics that is willing to participate in creating synergetic promotional effect would be my first choice, only if their music is as half good as their marketing competence – and the music on Stories From A Fallen World is everything but a let down..."
08 JUN 2015
9/10
Stu's Reviews Review
"...Surprisingly the last track 'The Regret' is quite mainstream, almost commercial sounding with a great riff running throughout...."
06 JUN 2015
8/10
"...Carnival Of Flesh plays a style of black metal that is very symphonic and is more closer to the mid 90's era of this genre, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover pain, misery, death and suffering..."
03 JUN 2015
Listen to Dachaz going full ramblomatic with Tom on topics of music, film, travel as well as history and the future of Carnival of Flesh
03 JUN 2015
"...“Stories From a Fallen World” is a fresh and unique experience that should be heard by anyone who loves just about any type of metal and is not afraid to venture into those odd hybrid genres like this one..."
01 JUN 2015
"...Carnival of Flesh just goes to show that it's probably impossible to completely hate a genre of music. There's a gem for everyone in every genre..."
01 APR 2015
7/10
"...the CD is a good starting point for the future of the Serbs as the basis of a quirky and interesting style that could well define the future work of the band [...] it is definitely a recommended and enjoyable album to listen to. A great success as the Serbian debut quartet..." (in Spanish)
14 MAR 2015
Helly Cherry Interview
"...if you love your music, record it the way it deserves..." (in Serbian)
05 MAR 2015
6/10
metal.de Review
"..."The Promise" has everything a good symphonic black metal song needs: an intro where the atmosphere builds, unusual and interesting guitar riffs, keyboard melodies which are likeable and not annoying and a harmonious finish..." (in German)
01 MAR 2015
89%
Serbian Metal Review
"...this is, without a doubt, one of the most mature Serbian metal releases that we had the chance to present in the last years..." (in Serbian)
15 FEB 2015
"...The keyboards provide melody and orchestration, sometimes almost bombastic, while the guitars and thundering drums are taking care of the black metal element..." (in Dutch)
07 FEB 2015
65%
Zware Metalen Review
"...Oldschool symphonic black, for those who didn't have enough of it. [...] These Serbs don't prefer the extreme but are rather staying inside the symphonic aspect with both feet on the ground..." (in Dutch)
02 FEB 2015
68%
"...Considering this is strictly speaking a demo, the playing and production are very good. I have heard albums by bigger bands that have lesser production values. [...] Carnival of Flesh are playing it by the book..."
01 FEB 2015
66%
"...Professional but average symphonic black metal, worth to be pushed into masses, the masses who opened for quality symphonic black metal sounds..."
31 JAN 2015
Metal Messiah Radio Radio feature
A recording of Steffie's Sinful Spotlight from MMR News, containing a short interview and a song sample of "The Promise".
31 JAN 2015
7/10
"...the symphonic 90s sound in general is the trademark of Carnival of Flesh and their debut record ‘Stories From a Fallen World.’ [...] ‘Stories…’ has a ‘Midian’-like sound sound to it which gives the record a nice and cold feeling..."
28 JAN 2015
Viktoras Blogas Interview
"...Apart from the inspiration found in the world around me, for some verses the music just "spoke to me" — which was a very beautiful synaesthetic experience. You can imagine that as working on a painting, where you have a rough sketch and on top of that sketch some details are drawn to perfection, so you start drawing around them to finish the painting..."
21 JAN 2015
"...Expect heavy black metal, full of symphonic and bombastic sounds. [...] Carnival of Flesh has done a pretty great job at making some very nice symphonic black metal..."

History

The Band

The Beginning

2002 - 2008

The story of Carnival of Flesh starts in late 2002, when two guys, Dachaz and Dam, wanted to reshape the Serbian black metal scene with a sound that escapes the traditional black Metal boundaries. This sound was commonly described as a refreshing mix of heavier guitars and more mind-blowing symphonies than usual.
Due to frequent personnel changes, the desired sound was not reached, and the band officially split up in 2008.

Storytelling era

2014 - 2018

Carnival of Flesh was rebooted as a studio project. Over the course of 2014., the perfect conditions were created for recording: Some of the best songs from the past were hand-picked from the vault, their arrangements were updated, lyrics conceptually rewritten and some of the best personnel was engaged. Thus, “Stories From a Fallen World” were born. In 2015., “Stories From a Fallen World” was released both as a deluxe digipak edition and via digital distribution channels. A year later, the band finally got its full form again and they deliver a stunning performance on the “Storytelling” event in Belgrade. To announce their European tour, Carnival of Flesh appeared on two warmup shows in Belgrade: with Rossomahaar and with Welicoruss. The tour, labelled “Storytelling across Europe”, took place in 14 European cities during October of 2018.

Anthems era

2019 - 2021

A year after the tour, the band met again and put together the sketch of the next album. Fuelled by profound misanthropy and driven by humanity's hunger for environmental and social decay, they forge the opus that truly is a sign of the times. “Anthems of Extinction”, was recorded in mid-2021. and released in November of the same year, followed by a local tour.

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