Carnifex frontman Scott Ian Lewis announces new graphic novel 'Death Dreamer'
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For 13 years, Scott Ian Lewis has witnessed trials and tribulations as the frontman for San Diego deathcore band Carnifex. With six studio albums under his belt, the singer decided to use his real life experience as a funeral director for a new venture.

This summer, Lewis will release his debut graphic novel titled "Death Dreamer." The novel follows embalmer Troy Graves' and his investigation into a murder mystery. Helping the vocalist bring his novel to life are colorist Simon Gough,  letterer Taylor Esposito, and artists Chris DiBari and Chris Shehan. 

Pre-orders for the 54 page graphic novel can be made over on Indiegogo right now. Several bundles are available, including one featuring a voice chat with Lewis himself. The frontman will be signing several copies of the novel at San Diego Comic Con, which takes place from July 19 through July 22. The first edition of Death Dreamer will only be available to purchase through the Indiegogo campaign and at the convention.

After San Diego Comic Con, Lewis will be headed to Europe for a 20 date trek. Aside from several festival appearances, Carnifex will be touring alongside Dying Fetus and Goatwhore. You can check out their upcoming dates below. Carnifex's last studio album was 2016's Slow Death.

Carnifex tour dates

July 27 - Ceccano, Italy - Ciociaria Open Air 
July 28 - Steenwijk, Netherlands - Stonehenge Open Air 
July 29 - Nantes, France - La Scène Michelet 
Aug. 1 - Vigo, Spain - Sala Master 
Aug. 3 - Madrid, Spain - Caracol 
Aug. 4 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 3 
Aug. 5 - Saint Maurice de Gourdans, France - Sylak Festival 
Aug. 6 - Milan, Italy - Circolo Svolta 
Aug. 7 - Wels, Austria - Schlachthof 
Aug. 8 - Klagenfurt, Austria - Stereo 
Aug. 9 - Jaroměř, Czech Republic - Brutal Assault 
Aug. 10 - Dresden, Germany - Scheune 
Aug. 11 - Ieper, Belgium - Ieper Fest 
Aug. 12 - Arlon, Belgium L'Entrepôt (w/ Dying Fetus, Goatwhore)
Aug. 13 - London, UK - Islington Academy (w/ Dying Fetus, Goatwhore)
Aug. 14 - Manchester, UK - Club Accademy (w/ Dying Fetus, Goatwhore)
Aug. 15 - Oberhausen, Germany - Kulttempel (w/ Dying Fetus, Goatwhore)
Aug. 16 - Pagney-derrière-Barine, France - Chez Paulette (w/ Dying Fetus, Goatwhore)
Aug. 17 - Zürich, Switzerland - Dynamo 
Aug. 18 - Dinkelsbühl, Germany - Summer Breeze