The track listing for Carnival Is Forever, the fifth studio album by Poland’s technical death metallers DECAPITATED, is as follows:
01 – The Knife
02 – United
03 – Carnival Is Forever
04 – Homo Sum
05 – 404
06 – A View From A Hole
07 – Pest
08 – Silence
The album will be released in North America on July 12th by Nuclear Blast Records. The band will self-release it in their native Poland.
Here, guitarist & founding member Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka discusses the album title and cover art by Lukasz Jaszak:
“Carnival: war, rape, lies, pathology, evil displayed through certain events and situations of the latest years in the world. Is Forever - I guess it doesn't need explaining. Both the text and the title are bitterly ironic. [The art is v]ery intriguing and quite strange for a metal album but surely staying in memory. A vital thing is that it's a photo. We did not want any computer graphics this time or anything artificial or plastic. The same regards the production of the album. We had actually been thinking about getting a painting for the cover but unfortunately we couldn't do it. Maybe next time.”
Carnival Is Forever is the follow-up to 2006’s Organic Hallucinosis and was produced by Wacek Kiełtyka and sound engineered by Malta Arkadiusz Malczewski. Drums & mixing duties were handled by Daniel Bergstrand (BEHEMOTH, MESHUGGAH, DIMMU BORGIR, KEEP OF KALESSIN, DEFLESHED). The author of the album’s lyrics is music journalist Jarek Szubrycht, author of No Mercy - the world’s first biography of thrash metal legends SLAYER.