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One Of My Favorite Metal Bands Are “In A State Of Suspended Animation” [VIDEO]

As I was going through my daily Facebookin’ I came across a status that really blew my mind. It turns out that Carnifex will be walking away from music, at least for now.

According to Carnifex’s Facebook Scott Ian Lewis has released the following statement:

Fans and Friends.

First and for most, a sincere thank you is in order to our fans and friends across the world. Without your support and passion, we are nothing.

As of now, Carnifex is in a state of suspended animation. The reasons for this are many and complicated. Let me be clear in saying that Shawn, Cory, Ryan, Fred and I(Scott) are all still members of Carnifex. Let me also be clear in saying that although the future is very uncertain, I can say with optimism, that this is not farewell, but rather, until we meet again. Carnifex is now retreating into the obscurity we once came from. Be certain that us as individuals and as band mates have a true love for this band. Our desire to create our brand of art and music has never been about trends or money. These things will not decide our future.

We invite you to join us live, for the last time in the foreseeable future. We will be making these select dates as memorable as possible and look forward to seeing you there.

Dec. 21 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA Mainstage
Dec. 22 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Dec .23 – Hollywood, CA @ The Whiskey

– Scott Ian Lewis / CARNIFEX


I have had alot with my bros in Carnifex anytime they come to town we always hang out and talk metal. I am hoping that this isn’t permanent and they get will get back on stage where they belong.

Here in The Wrecking Yard and Everything Goes Black we wish Carnifex the best in whatever they pursue.

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If you remember the last time Carnifex was town we got to see on hell of an after show with drummer Shawn Cameron showing off his bar-tending skills.

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