(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)
Back in August 2017, Riff Relevant reported news [HERE] on the return of classic crossover act Carnivore as CARNIVORE A.D.
The Brooklyn-based band first formed in 1982, by vocalist / bassist Peter Steele (Type O Negative) and was a stalwart throughout that decade in the gritty metal underground of The Big Apple. The act’s raw energy in their aggressive, and often shocking, violent live assaults reverberated beyond the walls of the New York City clubs they frequently decimated, creating an impact acknowledged throughout the metal community, even today.
Band members Peter Steele and Keith Alexander (guitarist) would eventually pass on – Keith from a bike accident in 2005, and Peter from an aortic aneurysm in 2010.
CARNIVORE A.D. features “Retaliation“-era CARNIVORE members Marc Piovanetti (guitar) and Louie Beato (drums), along with secondary drummer Joe Branciforte sharing drumming duties, and Baron Misuraca on bass /lead vocals.
This reactivated incarnation of this classic band played HellFest last month in Clisson, France and high-resolution video of that performance is now available to view.