"Hell Chose Me", the new album from the California-based deathcore band CARNIFEX, sold around 3,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at No. 4 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
Taking a darker and more blasphemous approach to thitseir already visceral sound, CARNIFEX unleashed "Hell Chose Me" on February 16 via Victory Records.
As the follow-up to 2008's death metal masterpiece "The Diseased And The Poisoned", CARNIFEX's third album takes aggression to the next level. Influenced by the likes of CANNIBAL CORPSE, SUFFOCATION, and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, this San Diego quintet really knows how to bring the brutality. Growing in notoriety, CARNIFEX has been featured in Kerrang!, Outburn and Revolver magazines.
"From when we started to now, a lot has changed," states vocalist Scott Lewis. "The progression we've gone through is staggering. With the confidence we have in this record, we know we will be making new fans.
"If anybody is expecting CARNIFEX to lighten it up, better luck next time. Dark, sick, painful — that's the concept of this album lyrically, and the music brings all of that emotion and puts it right inside your head."
"Hell Chose Me" track listing:
01. Hell Chose Me
02. Dead Archetype
03. Entombed Monarch
04. Names Mean Nothing
07. The Scope Of Obsession
08. By Darkness Enslaved
09. The Liar's Funeral
10. Genocide Initiative
Having returned from the Bonecrusher Fest tour in Europe, CARNIFEX will begin to annihilate the masses in San Diego, California on March 5 on the Atticus Metal Tour.