Carnifex have officially welcomed Neal Tiemann (ex-DevilDriver) to the band as their new guitarist. This news comes after he was previously serving as a fill-in for ex-guitarist Jordan Lockrey.
Vocalist Scott Ian Lewis said the following about recruiting Tiemann during an appearance on Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta‘s “The Jasta Show“:
“Neal Tiemann is going to be playing guitar for us. He’s a member of the band, which is… he’s really an awesome guy and he’s just a riff factory. Like, dude can just write all day, any metal genre you want. Riffs just come out of his hands and that’s, you know that’s the ultimate [guitarist]… Obviously [drummer and keyboardist Shawn Cameron is] still writing a bunch, [guitarist Cory Arford] writing a bunch and I’ve always got my… I’m always in there like ‘no, move this here, move that there.’ It’s fun because it’s more to play with, because [Neal is] really just pumping out material in a way that we kind of never… I guess we’re just not riff factories like that, you know what I mean?”
Lewis also confirmed that the band are currently planning to record their new album in February 2023.
[via Metal Injection]