Premier: Carl Gene – “Numb”


All the feels.

Baltimore, Maryland’s Carl Gene (who previously performed under the names “Naked” and “Naked Cult”) specializes in raw emotion and brutal honesty. While some acts bludgeon the listener into a depression, Carl Gene’s music slowly grabs hold and pulls you down, like quicksand for your feelings. It envelopes you, pulling you deeper and deeper into the abyss. You struggle to fight out of it, but that only makes things worse until inevitability takes hold.

Carl Gene’s gloom and doom continues with his new song “Numb” (save your Linkin Park jokes), a poignant ode to the death of his father exactly seven years ago today. He explains:

“On October 4th, 2009, my father unfortunately passed away due to medical issues. I was 16 at the time, and really took his death hard. The song “Numb” was written in October of 2014, and was written about how even after five years, his death still hurts just the same as it did in 2009. The last line “I am ready to come home” were his last words before dying in my mothers arms peacefully.”

“Numb” appears on Carl Gene’s new album Feel out October 12th on Feeble Mind Records.

You can listen to more music here and be sure to like him on Facebook. Below are a few tour dates with more to come.


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  • This is very cathartic, Zombie. Great finding and thanks to you and the artists for sharing his work.

    • Howard Dean

      Now you need to follow it up with something Kathartic, Link:

      • I don’t want to pause Candlemass today, sorry.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa


        • Howard Dean

          Forgiven because Candlemass.

          But tomorrow you must say five Hail Satans and listen to 666, Kruzifixxion, VVorld VVithout End, and Fourth Reich back-to-back-to-back-to-back. It is decreed by the anti-malandro hand choppers justice league of north south-central New England.

      • BYAH!!

      • Man, I would love to find some of those splits they have. Especially the ones with Black Witchery & Antaeus. Shit is so obscure though.

        • Howard Dean

          Indeed. Would really love to hear new material, too (though with what we know, it’s probably not going to happen anytime soon).

          • Yeah, incredibly lame circumstances. All well, just look at their discography though. Incredible! Glad to at least have 4 of their releases on wax. Would love to find 666 on wax but that would require me to pay three figures; not going to happen. The CD will do for now.

          • Howard Dean

            Yeah. Flawless discography. It wouldn’t be the worst thing if they retired and left it untainted.

          • Exactly dude! I’m totally fine with it. Plus Fourth Reich was a pretty damn good last release. It’s pretty much an album IMO. 45 minutes worth of material.

        • RJA

          When’s that Black Witchery compilation out – any idea?

          • It’s out! Should have mine by the end of the week. I went with the Diehard version. That booklet alone is worth the price.

          • RJA

            good thing I asked – must order now.

          • RJA

            you order any other choice items from NWN along with it?

          • Nah, that BW comp was a hefty purchase.

          • RJA

            I believe I will grab the Necroholocaust comp too – I know what you’re saying though – 30.00 plus shipping!

          • Yeah, I made a few other big purchases too. I need to save up again. What Necroholocaust comp do you speak of?

          • RJA

            that ritual goat command 03-13′ – I have the full length but not that

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            Black Fucking Cancer’s self titled should be out ‘soon’ on vinyl according to osmose

          • Osmose has a much of rad shit coming out I think. Plus those Mutilation reissues.

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            They wouldn’t accept my card when I tried to order a Diocletian shirt from them a while back, but I’m still on the mailing list. Found a UK mail-order distro that has most of the Osmose and NWN back catalogues available, so that isn’t going to be kind on my wallet.

  • Howard Dean

    I think Carl Gene was the name of the dude who fixed my furnace.

  • Joaquin Stick

    This is really nice in that “actually super depressing” kinda way.

  • I’m so much more aware of different music now thanks to the Toilet.

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    *readies linkin park joke*
    *reads article*

  • JWEG
  • Is it possible to gaze even lower than one’s own shoes? I think this song is our answer.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa


  • Waynecro

    Shit. I think I want to go hang out with my dad this weekend.

    • more beer

      Bring the dog.

  • Count_Breznak

    Soooo….. where’s the video breakdown ?