Whispers from the Chapel


United Kingdom Tour 2019!

We are proud to present our first tour of the United Kingdom; which is set to take place in October and November 2019! Carnation will perform for the first time in Brighton, Bristol, Manchester, Nottingham and of course at the previously announced Damnation Festival in Leeds. We will also return to London for a performance […]


JAPAN AWAITS! It’s time for us to announce five more shows for our upcoming tour in Japan, which is set to take place later this year from October 4 until October 11, 2019. Carnation is thrilled to perform for the first time in Nagoya, Osaka, Nagano and Yokohama. An additional date in Tokyo has also been […]

Death Metal Overlords


Embrace the new death metal overlords with their death metal offering, ‘Chapel of Abhorrence‘!

CARNATION equals blistering death metal madness from Belgium. Early 2013, guitar player Jonathan Verstrepen created the band to show his appreciation for the old school death metal legends from the ‘80s & early ‘90s. Vocalist Simon Duson, bass player Yarne Heylen, guitar player Bert Vervoort, and drummer Vincent Verstrepen were summoned to complete the band, and it didn’t take long until the chemistry between this quintet to hit critical mass.

2015 marks the year that the first offering entitled ‘Cemetery of the Insane’ was released upon the masses. Tracks such as “Explosive Cadavers” or “The Rituals of Flesh” take you back in time to the better days of shredding riffs, neck-breaking drums, and skull-crushing guttural vocals.

The live rituals that followed were executed with stone cold merciless aggression. CARNATION delivered their bloodbath at select festivals across Europe during 2015 and 2016. Their next journey led them to distant Asia for their first tour across mainland Japan. This resulted in the infamous ‘Live at Asakusa Deathfest’ recording (2017). These releases, combined with their reputation as a notoriously impressive live act, drew the attention of fans worldwide and provided CARNATION with the opportunity to perform at several European festivals and saw the band touring alongside PESTILENCE during their special Brazilian tour in April 2018.

With ‘Chapel of Abhorrence’, CARNATION welcome you to death’s domain and invite you to witness them rise to their throne!

Offerings to the Morbid



  1. The Whisperer
  2. Hellfire
  3. Chapel of Abhorrence
  4. The Unconquerable Sun
  5. Disciples of Bloodlust
  6. Hatred Unleashed
  7. Plaguebreeder
  8. Magnum Chaos
  9. Sermon of the Dead
  10. Fathomless Depths
  11. Power Trip

Playing Length: 47:37
Released: August 17th, 2018
Label: Season of Mist
Recorded & Mixed at Project Zero Studio by Bert Vervoort & Yarne Heylen
Mastered at Unisound Studio by Dan Swanö

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LIVE AT ASAKUSA DEATHFEST (2017) – More Information

  1. The Rituals of Flesh
  2. Hellfire
  3. Sermon of the Dead
  4. The Great Deceiver
  5. Explosive Cadavers
  6. Fathomless Depths

Playing Length: 26:20
Released: April 1st, 2017
Distribution: Rock Tribune Magazine
Recorded at Asakusa Deathfest by Jason Gluck, Japan
Mixed & Mastered at Project Zero Studio by Yarne Heylen, Belgium

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CEMETERY OF THE INSANE (2015) – More Information

  1. Explosive Cadavers
  2. Cemetery of the Insane
  3. The Rituals of Flesh
  4. Delusions of Power
  5. The Great Deceiver

Playing Length: 19:39
Released: March 28th, 2015
Label: Final Gate Records
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered at Project Zero Studio by Bert Vervoort & Yarne Heylen, Belgium

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Servants of Chaos


Sermons of Death



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31/03/2018 Hangar 27 Edegem Belgium More information
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15/12/2016 Eindhoven Metal Meeting Eindhoven Netherlands
03/11/2016 Trinity Grindfest Itabashi Japan
02/11/2016 Merry-Go-Round Shinjuku Japan
31/10/2016 Ongakukan Akihabara Japan
29/10/2016 Asakusa Deathfest Tokyo Japan
08/10/2016 Veghel Deathfest Veghel Netherlands
26/08/2016 Het Bos Antwerp Belgium
06/08/2016 Little Devil Tilburg Netherlands
30/07/2016 Rodeofest Wommelgem Belgium
29/07/2016 Elpee Deinze Belgium
10/07/2016 Antwerp Metal Fest Antwerp Belgium
19/06/2016 Magasin 4 Brussels Belgium
16/04/2016 De Kreun Kortrijk Belgium
03/04/2016 De Klinker Aarschot Belgium
26/03/2016 Elpee Deinze Belgium
18/03/2016 Avouerie Liège Belgium
10/09/2015 Death Feast Open Air Andernach Germany
01/08/2015 Schollenpop Scheveningen Netherlands
04/07/2015 In Flammen Open Air Torgau Germany
10/04/2015 Little Devil Tilburg Netherlands
28/03/2015 Nootuitgang Edegem Belgium
07/02/2015 The Other Side Peer Belgium
10/01/2015 Elpee Deinze Belgium
09/01/2015 Kamikaze Mechelen Belgium
20/12/2014 Witte Non Hasselt Belgium
29/11/2014 Fuego Maaseik Belgium
18/10/2014 Chemnitzer Metal Tage Chemnitz Germany
04/10/2014 Extreme Wolf Fest III La Louvière Belgium
21/09/2014 Kavka Antwerp Belgium
19/09/2014 Jugendhaus Wolfsburg Germany
19/06/2014 Trix Antwerp Belgium
24/05/2014 Den Halm Oppuurs Belgium
21/04/2014 Chaos Leidschendam Netherlands
19/04/2014 Plug-in Leopoldsburg Belgium
08/03/2014 Walhalla Sevenum Netherlands
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28/02/2014 Biebob Vosselaar Belgium
28/12/2013 The Rambler Eindhoven Netherlands
30/11/2013 Wit Paard Heist-Op-Den-Berg Belgium
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