Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Carnal Garden were formed in 2012 when I started laying down some ideas I had for some time. Various members came and went and the whole thing went into hiatus before it even started. It wasn't until 2015 when I decided to work on some old and new ideas and Kostas Analytis joined the band to get Carnal Garden rolling again. On December of the same year we released our debut EP "On The Final Day" on digital form.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
Carnal Garden's music is rather simple. We love every aspect of death metal. I am into groovy and many modern stuff, while Kostas is the old school freak of this war machine. We definitely listen to a lot of the Swedish scene, as well as the US one. Entombed, Dismember, Obituary, Six Feet Under, Master, you name it. We're definitely influenced by many of these bands, but we try to preserve our own identity.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
First of all, to help us keep Carnal Garden going. As most of metal musicians we aren't fortunate enough to make a living by playing music. If someone listens to out material, likes it and decides to spend his money on our releases, we salute him!
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
Our only release so far is our debut EP "On The Final Day". We've got great feedback from people and zines and we definitely hope to keep this going.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Carnal Garden is actually a duet, at least for the time being, and there haven't been any gigs so far. We don't know what the future holds, but for now we're locked in the studio.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
We are good looking and party animals! Hahahaha! Joking aside, Carnal Garden is heavy, groovy and brutal combining all those beautiful elements we love from the Swedish and US death metal scenes. A spin of our EP will take no more than some minutes. I suggest they listen to "On The Final Day" and see who we are for themselves.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
We are searching for a label to release our EP on physical format, while also working on our debut album which will sound even heavier and darker. Beware of the undead legions!
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can stream or buy our EP on our bandcamp page or our youtube channel. You can also visit our facebook page to stay tuned for news regarding the band.