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Carnifex going into "a state of suspended animation"

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Now that Carnifex has finished its year-long tour behind their best-selling full-length to date, Until I Feel Nothing, they've announced that they're going on hiatus. Though that's not exactly what they're calling it.

In a notice posted on their website, they say "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."

It would be a shame -- albeit no surprise, since it happens all the time -- if the Fallbrook metal band is out of the game for good, just after its biggest successes. At the end of 2008, the embarked on a European tour opening for Despised Icon, including a December 1 set at Moscow's Tochka Club that marked the band’s first time in Russia.

Their 2010 album Hell Chose Me sold around 3,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at number four 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.

Their next full-length Until I Feel Nothing was released in October 2011 via Victory Records. Produced by Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying), the cover artwork was created by famed comic book illustrator Menton3 (Silent Hill, Monocyte). It has reportedly sold nearly 50,000 copies to date, making it their best selling release.

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Now that Carnifex has finished its year-long tour behind their best-selling full-length to date, Until I Feel Nothing, they've announced that they're going on hiatus. Though that's not exactly what they're calling it.

In a notice posted on their website, they say "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."

It would be a shame -- albeit no surprise, since it happens all the time -- if the Fallbrook metal band is out of the game for good, just after its biggest successes. At the end of 2008, the embarked on a European tour opening for Despised Icon, including a December 1 set at Moscow's Tochka Club that marked the band’s first time in Russia.

Their 2010 album Hell Chose Me sold around 3,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at number four 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.

Their next full-length Until I Feel Nothing was released in October 2011 via Victory Records. Produced by Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying), the cover artwork was created by famed comic book illustrator Menton3 (Silent Hill, Monocyte). It has reportedly sold nearly 50,000 copies to date, making it their best selling release.

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