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Carfax Abbey


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The best kept secret in music


"Carfax Abbey"

After years of tearing up the local Philly scene, Carfax Abbey has finally
released their debut album, Second Skin. Sure the band has put out
sampler discs of miscellaneous tracks in the past, but this album is not
only the real deal- but a must have for any collection.

Second Skin is the perfect marriage of live instrumentation carefully
layered on top of sequences and loops. Creepy intro's, subtle whispers,
strategic keyboards and danceable hooks saturate this album to the point
where twelve tracks isn't nearly enough to satisfy the pallet of any music

The album doesn't waste any time with filler and gives you a solid,
potent starter track with "The Healing". Vocalist Gary Billings, by far
one of Philly's most outrageous and intriguing frontman, thrusts his
talents as not only a passionate singer but as an aggressive man of
anger from the get-go on this track. His over-the-top delivery allows
listeners to feel almost violated- and they wouldn't have it any other way.

Making an appearance on the album is a remake the band has been
performing live for quite sometime and quickly became a fan-favorite -
“Cry Little Sister”, from the Lost Boys soundtrack. Also the long-time
Carfax standards "Spitshine", "Love Hate Kind" and "Ketamine"
reintroduce themselves on Second Skin.

What brings this album to a whole new level is how it lends itself
to not only rock and goth/industrial fans, but to the club scene as well.
Selections from the album have already been re-mixed and sampled in clubs
across the country. - Anthony Caroto Origivation Magazine

- Origivation Magazine

"Carfax Abbey"

"Now, you may not think their work is gothic, but let me tell you...
listen to the words and it'll scare the pants off of you!
Blending hateful chords, powerful electronic effects and dark lyrics,
Carfax Abbey is my favorite Gothic local band to date." - Tom Scott Acrimony Magazine
- Acrimony Magazine



2007 Full Length "It Screams Disease"

"It Screams Disease" will be released on October 23rd. The Dancing Ferret Discs release will be our first commercially distributed CD.
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Track Listing:
1. Collide
2. Purified
3. It Screams Disease
4. Right As Reign
5. Cry Little Sister
6. Evisceration
7. Angra Mainyu
8. Thirty Silver Coins
9. Serenity
10. Gravity Falls
11. In Stitches
12. Stay
13. Angels Hesitate

Cassette Demo
Self Release 1997

Track Listing:
Breath of Reptiles

American Gothic
CD Demo
Self Release 1999

Track Listing:
Strange Protection

Music From The Succubus Club
Dancing Ferret Discs 2000

One of the top selling gothic/industrial compilations ever.

Track Listing:
1. The Cruxshadows - Deception
2. Seraphim Shock - Prey
3. Paralysed Age - Bloodsucker 2000
4. Wench - Heart of Darkness
5. Sunshine Blind - Cold From Fever
6. Bella Morte - Fall No More
7. Carfax Abbey - Soul To Bleed
8. Beborn Beton - Hemoglobin
9. Mission U.K. - Last Beat of Your Heart
10. Kristeen Young - Rotting On The Vine 11. Nosferatu - The Night Is Young 12. Diary of Dreams - Blind in Darkness 13. Neuroactive - Superficial

Mullo CD 2002

Track Listing:
The Evil Mile

Second Skin (Full Length CD)
GSP Release/Found Sound 2004

Track Listing:
The Healing
Second Skin
Cry Little Sister
Flush To The Floor
Gifted Life
The World Will Have To Wait
Losing Face
Love Hate Kind

Asleep By Dawn's Hot Topic CD
Dancing Ferret Discs 2005

This dark, neo-industrial goth compilation by Asleep By Dawn Magazine.

Dancing In The Dark:
10 Years Of Dancing Ferret
Dancing Ferret Discs 2005

Track Listing:
1.The Crüxshadows - Tears
2. Absurd Minds - Masterbuilder
3. Eisbrecher – Schwarze Witwe
4. The Last Dance - Nightmares
5. Ego Likeness – 16 Miles
6. Qntal – Name Der Rose
7. Irfan – Oktrovenie
8. Neuroticfish – Velocity
9. Behind The Scenes – Human
10. The Dreamside – Apaika
11. Estampie - A Voi Gente
12. Lunascape - Mindstalking
13. Paralysed Age – Nocturne
14. Gothminister – Dark Salvation
15. Carfax Abbey – Love Hate Kind
16. ThouShaltNot – Without Faith
17. Corvus Corax - Filii Neidhard

Dancing In The Dark 2006
Dancing Ferret Discs 2006

Track listing:
1. The Last Dance - Once Beautiful
2. ThouShaltNot - Oh Invisible
3. Absurd Minds - Gedanken Reich
4. The Dreamside - In Longing
5. Carfax Abbey - Evisceration
6. Ego Likeness - Aviary
7. Lunascape - Chemical Lingo (Label mix)
8. De/Vision - Subtronic (Beat of Steel mix)
9. Behind The Scenes - Horizon
10. Corvus Corax - Venus Vina Musica
11. Faun - Sirena
12. Cruxshadows - Dragonfly (Conjure One remix)
13. JOachim Witt - Wo Versteckt Sich Gott (VNV Nation remix)
14. Paralysed Age - Cold Winds
15. Irfan - Star of the Winds


Feeling a bit camera shy


Carfax Abbey has the distinction of being the first and only Philadelphia band to be signed to Philly-based Dancing Ferret Discs. The band's blend of hard rock and driving industrial programming had received favorable comparisons to Stabbing Westward and Nine Inch Nails, but it was Carfax Abbey's raw, cathartic live shows that ultimately won them a record deal. Their lyrics and music are heavily influenced by horror: not only horror cinema, but also the real horror of modern life and its all-too-common moments of betrayal, despair, addiction and heartbreak.

"It Screams Disease" is the band's first commercially distributed album, following several successful self-releases which are now highly sought collector's items. Carfax Abbey has established a strong fan base with numerous live appearances as well as tracks on a number of compilations, one of which officially charted with Billboard. "It Screams Disease" consists of entirely new songs as well as an updated version of the band's cover of "Cry Little Sister," the iconic track from the classic horror film "The Lost Boys."