Carnifex will embark on an “indefinite” hiatus following a string of California dates in December. Singer Scott Lewis revealed the band’s decision via the following statement:
“Fans and Friends.
First and for most, a sincere thank you is in order to our fans and friends across the world. Without your support and passion, we are nothing.
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.”
Although making it clear that Carnifex have not “broken up,” Lewis remains pretty mum on the exact reasons behind the hiatus. Regardless, the news is rather unfortunate considering that both Carnifex’s sound and popularity have grown considerably over the past few years (both 2010’s Hell Chose Me and last year’s Until I Feel Nothing cracked the top 200). Will just have to wait and see how long it takes for Carnifex to regroup.
Dates for Carnifex’s “final” shows in the forseeable future can be seen after the jump.
12/21 San Diego, CA – SOMA Mainstage
12/22 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
12/23 Hollywood, CA – The Whisky A Go Go