Band Photo: Cannibal Corpse (?)
From: Buffalo, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active
BANNED in Australia, New Zealand & Korea. BANNED from performing any material off their first three albums in Germany, where the sale of "Butchered At Birth" is outlawed completely!
It has been 16 years since a small band out of Buffalo, New York released their gorified Metal Blade Records debut "Eaten Back to Life," and in their decade+ existence, Cannibal Corpse have accomplished much more than getting their music and concerts banned. Cannibal Corpse have been repeatedly targeted by the morality police (Gore, PMRC, Lieberman, Dole), appeared in a blockbuster Hollywood feature film (Ace Venture: Pet Detective), debuted as the only Death Metal band to rank on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart, graced the covers of virtually every Metal magazine in the world, toured the globe routinely and sold millions of records. All of this with zero commercial radio airplay and no exposure from MTV, save the periodic obligatory controversial news segment. On February 26th, 2002, "Gore Obsessed," the band's eighth full-length studio album, will redefine the Death Metal genre and reign as Cannibal Corpse's most accomplished and scrutinized recording to date. While not infringing on their trademark sound, Cannibal Corpse and multi-platinum first time Corpse producer Neil Kernon (Queensryche, Nevermore, Skrew, Macabre and many more) focused on technically powerful guitars and unmatched bass & drum syncopation that will leave the current crop of corporate makeup metallers slack jawed. "Pit Of Zombies" rips with alternating tempos and time changes that never leaves the listener behind, but drags them screaming into the pit. "Mutilation Of The Cadaver" is another prime chunk of meat that sees vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher easily spewing forth his finest vocal fury on record (including an unnerving fourteen second scream).
Eight albums in and Cannibal Corpse have never defied their core fan base, continually strengthening their place as the most enduring, relevant and uncompromising Death Metal band ever. With "Gore Obsessed" introducing future classics "Sanded Faceless", "Hung And Bled", "When Death Replaces Life" and "Dormant Bodies Bursting", Cannibal Corpse have buried any and all possibility of being dethroned as the reigning purveyors of aural gore and sonic splatter. Sure to once again peek the interest of those who feel it their responsibility to protect the moral fiber of America's youth culture, Cannibal Corpse again turned to long time friend and artist Vincent Lock to create a visual representation of "Gore Obsessed" that could match the band's musical depiction. Having set a high standard with album covers for "Butchered at Birth" and "Tomb of the Mutilated," Locke, as expected, delivered the gore, and more. The CD cover for "Gore Obsessed" will be masked for retail outlets as no "censored" cover will be available domestically.
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"An excellent album that delivers everything Cannibal Corpse fans expect with a few interesting twists along the way."
Cannibal Corpse - "Dead Human Collection: 25 Years of Death Metal"
"'Torture' is Cannibal Corpse's best album since 'Vile.'"
Cannibal Corpse - "Global Evisceration"
"'Evisceration Plague' is another superb Cannibal Corpse album, one that is guaranteed to be a huge hit with death metal fans."
"It is a decent purchase worth checking out for extreme metal fans looking for an alternative to Headbangers Ball"
"If you enjoy death metal that does not stop the stabbing, pick up 'Kill.'"
Cannibal Corpse - "The Wretched Spawn"
Cannibal Corpse - "Gore Obsessed"
Cannibal Corpse - "Bloodthirst"
Cannibal Corpse - "Gallery Of Suicide"
Cannibal Corpse - "Vile"
Cannibal Corpse - "The Bleeding"
Cannibal Corpse - "Tomb Of The Mutilated"
Cannibal Corpse - "Butchered At Birth"
Cannibal Corpse - "Eaten Back To Life"
Cannibal Corpse - "Bible of Butchery: The Official Biography"