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Cannibal Corpse

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Band Photo: Cannibal Corpse (?)

Formed: 1988
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.

Latest Cannibal Corpse News

Below is our complete Cannibal Corpse news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Voodoo Gods (Cannibal Corpse, Etc.) Premiere Song

Voodoo Gods‘s new effort “The Divinity Of Blood” has been slated for a release today. The project recorded the outing back in 2016 with King Diamond guitarist Andy LaRocque helming the production and mixing duties. The group feature Cannibal Corpse vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher and Jean Baudin (Nuclear Rabbit) fame on bass, among others. A single from the record can be streamed below:

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Igorrr Premiere Music Video - Corpsegrinder Guests

Igorrr premiere a new video for their latest single “Parpaing“ streaming via YouTube for you below. The band finds themselves joined by Cannibal Corpse vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher on that particular track and also in the clip. Igorrr‘s new outing “Spirituality And Distortion” is scheduled for a March 27th release via Metal Blade.

Comments Iggorrr programmer/vocalist Gautier Serre: More...

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Igorrr Premiere New Song & Music Video

Igorrr premiere a new official music video for their track, “Very Noise“, streaming for you below. The single comes from the group’s new record “Spirituality And Distortion“, out March 27th through Metal Blade Records.

Cannibal Corpse vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher guests on the song “Paraping”. Comments Igorrr’s mastermind Gautier Serre of that: More...

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Deicide Premiere New Dayglo Abortions Cover Track

Deicide premiere their cover of Canada's punk veterans Dayglo Abortions' 'Inside My Head' ,featuring special guest Rob Barrett (Cannibal Corpse). The track is taken from the new covers album "F.T.W. If It Can't Take A Joke: A Tribute to Dayglo Abortions", which is out in stores now via Vinland.

Check out now "Inside My Head" below.

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Cannibal Corpse Premiere New NSFW Music Video

Cannibal Corpse premiere a new music video for their track “Red Before Black“. The NSFW clip was helmed by director Doug Sakmann and finds adult performers Nadia White and Talia Satana appearing, as well as Sonja Century, Kim Reo and Alex Webster.

The band are currently wrapping up their tour with Slayer, Lamb Of God and Amon Amarth and will follow it up by heading overseas: More...

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Cannibal Corpse European Summer Tour Announced

Cannibal Corpse announce a European summer tour. So far Hate Eternal‘s Erik Rutan has been tapped to fill-in for guitarist Pat O’Brien, who was arrested this past December on charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault as his Northdale, FL house burned down with over 80 firearms within it. It is unclear if Rutan will also be present on this recently revealed tour.

06/08 Gelsenkirchen, GER – Rock Hard Festival
06/09 Regensburg, GER – Event Hall Airport
06/10 Budapest, HUN – A38
06/11 Novi Sad, SER – Novosadski Sajam
06/12 Cluj-Napoca, ROM – Form
06/13 Bucharest, ROM – Quantic
06/14 Sofia, BUL – Mix Tape 5
06/15 Thessaloniki, GRE – Principal Club Theater
06/16 Athens, GRE – Piraeus 117 Academy
06/18 Skopje, MAC – MKC
06/20 Zagreb, CRO – Boogaloo
06/21 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse
06/22 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
06/23 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/24 Lyon, FRA – Ninkasi Kao
06/25 Parma, ITA – Villa Del Fulcino
06/27 Lindau, GER – Club Vaudeville
06/28 Graefenhainichen, GER – Full Force
06/29 Dokkum, NET – Dokk’em Open Air
06/30 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos-Saal
07/02 Bremen, GER – Tivoli
07/03 Kiel, GER – Pumpe
07/04 Trutnov, CZE – Obscene Extreme
07/05 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
07/06 Limoges, FRA – CCM John Lennon
07/07 Barcelona, SPA – Rock Fest

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Erik Rutan To Tour With Cannibal Corpse

Cannibal Corpse have announced that Erik Rutan will fill in for guitarist Pat O'Brien as O'Brien tends to personal issues. Rutan will appear live with the band for the Decibel Magazine Tour and the upcoming US leg of Slayer's final tour happening this May alongside Slayer, Lamb of God, and Amon Amarth. This won’t be the first time these death metal powerhouses have worked together; Rutan has produced four albums with Cannibal Corpse ("Kill," "Evisceration Plague," "Torture," "Red Before Black") and is uniquely equipped to fill the role - he is one of the death metal's most acclaimed guitarists and is known for his time as part of Morbid Angel (who are co headlining the Decibel tour alongside Cannibal) throughout the 90s and early 2000s, as well as handling vocals/guitars and production duties for his current band Hate Eternal.

Rutan will be appearing with the band on the following tour dates: More...

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Cannibal Corpse React To Pat O’Brien's Arrest

Cannibal Corpse issue their first official public statement regarding the recent arrest of their guitarist Pat O’Brien, who currently faces charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault.

The guitarist broke into a neighbors residence having spoken of “the rapture” and reportedly also commenting that “aliens have landed”.

Deana Mazurkiewicz - wife of O’Brien‘s Cannibal Corpse bandmate Paul Mazurkiewicz - launched a crowdfunding campaign for O’Brien, asking “people not jump to conclusions until the full details of what occurred come out.” In a statement made to share the link for the aforementioned crowdfunding campaign, Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus) says: More...

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Over 80 Firearms Found In Pat O’Brien's House

According to papers obtained by the Tampa Bay Times, guitarist Pat O’Brien (Cannibal Corpse) was found to own roughly 50 shotguns - one of which was illegally sawed-off - 10 semiautomatic rifles - some of which were AK-47 styled variants - two Uzi-style guns and 20 handguns in his Northdale, FL home when it burned down past Monday, December 10th.

Fire marshals also discovered potential explosive devices in the house, along with two flame throwers. Thousands of rounds of ammunition were stored in the house as well.

According to the authorities, only the sawed-off shotgun violates the law. As reported earlier O’Brien was arrested after breaking into a neighbors house and refusing to leave their home.

Deana Mazurkiewicz - wife of O’Brien‘s Cannibal Corpse bandmate Paul Mazurkiewicz - launched a crowdfunding campaign for Pat O’Brien, asking “people not jump to conclusions until the full details of what occurred come out.”

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Neighbors Claim Pat O’Brien Was ‘‘Hallucinating’

A news report aired by 10 News WTSP gives more information about the arrest of Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien this past Monday, December 10th, who was arrested on charges of burglary of an occupied dwelling and aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer. Prior to this O’Brien apparently fled his burning Northdale, FL home and broke into a neighbor's house.

When told to leave her house, Pat O’Brien allegedly pushed the owner of the house to the ground.
The resident of the house O’Brien broke into was quoted as saying the Cannibal Corpse guitarist was speaking of “the rapture” and claimed “someone was after him” and appeared to be hallucinating. Telling also that O’Brien also temporarily hid in his closet. Firefighters are still trying to ascertain the source of the blaze.

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Watch: News Report On O'Brien's Court Appearance

As previously reported Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O' Brian was arrested in Florida for burglary and aggravated assault. Below you can see a WFLA news report on his bail hearing including footage of the death-metal guitarist appearing in court with his wrists and ankles chained together and wearing an anti-suicide vest.

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Cannibal Corpse Guitarist Arrested

Firefighters originally responded to a call about a fire at O’Brien’s home in Northdale, Florida where ammunition inside the home was exploding as the fire burned. While the house was on fire, the sheriff’s office received a call regarding a burglary at a nearby home.

According to news station WFLA, a police report says that O’Brien entered the family’s home without permission, pushed a woman inside to the ground and went into their backyard. Deputies responding said they found O’Brien hiding “behind a fence near his home,” where he charged at them with a knife. From there, he was taken down and arrested by authorities.

O’Brien is charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. More...

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Slayer Announces North American Tour Dates

With Leg Three: Europe of Slayer's Final World Tour having wrapped up this past Saturday, dates in Australia, Japan, the South Pacific, and the final European dates announced in the past weeks, today Slayer announces Leg Five: North America of its Final World Tour, where they will be joined by Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse.

Maintaining the band's ethos of "play as many places as possible to make it easier for everyone to see the band one last time," Leg Five will kick off May 2nd at the Ak-Chin Amphitheatre in Phoenix AZ and see the band performing 16 shows across the Southern states and then up the east coast, culminating at the Xfinity Center Amphitheatre in Mansfield, MA on May 25th. Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse will support Slayer on all Leg Five dates. Special Slayer VIP Packages will be available for all dates; those details are accessible here.

Also today, Episode 3 of the Slayer Looks Back On 37 Years video interview series is released. Tom Araya and Kerry King talk about getting their first record deal and the release of Show No Mercy; Tom, Kerry and Paul Bostaph remember Paul's first meeting with the band and his subsequent audition to be Slayer's drummer. Check out the clip below: More...

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Cannibal Corpse to Headline 2019 Decibel Tour

The Decibel Magazine Tour has officially announced its 2019 line-up and will take place in February and March. The three headliners will be Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel and Immolation. Necrot and Blood Incantation will also round out this killer line-up.

Cannibal Corpse will be on the tour from the start up to March 7, where they'll be replaced by Immolation for the remainder of the trek. Morbid Angel, Necrot and Blood Incantation will participate in the whole tour.

w/Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Necrot and Blood Incantation

Sun/Feb-17 San Antonio, TX Alamo Music Hall
Tue/Feb-19 Tucson, AZ Club Xs
Wed/Feb-20 San Diego, CA The Observatory
Thu/Feb-21 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theater
Fri/Feb-22 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Sat/Feb-23 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
Mon/Feb-25 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom
Tue/Feb-26 Seattle, WA Showbox Market
Fri/Mar-01 Denver, CO The Oriental Theater
Sat/Mar-02 Kansas City, MO The Truman
Sun/Mar-03 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater
Mon/Mar-04 Chicago, IL The Concord
Thu/Mar-07 New York, NY Playstation Theater

w/ Morbid Angel, Immolation, Necrot and Blood Incantation

Fri/Mar-08 Philadelphia, PA TLA
Sat/Mar-09 Worcester, MA Palladium
Sun/Mar-10 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
Mon/Mar-11 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theater
Wed/Mar-13 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Thu/Mar-14 Tampa, FL Orpheum More...

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Just For Fun

See: Cannibal Corpse's Massive Chilean Circle Pit

Watch the entire death metal crowd go absolutely nuts during Cannibal Corpse's recent show in Santiago, Chile, at the Teatro Caupolican. The venue's capacity is 4.500 people, and it seems at least 4.000 were engulfed in this human hurricane circle pit, during the band's performance of their all-time classic "Hammer Smashed Face".

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Watch Matt Heafy Perform “Hammer Smashed Face”

Trivium singer/guitarist Matt Heafy‘s latest musical experiment finds him delivering an acoustic cover of Cannibal Corpse‘s death metal classic “Hammer Smashed Face“. And yes, it features clean sung vocals too...

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Bloodstock 2018: Day Two

Following a highly entertaining opening day which featured standout performances from Judas Priest, Suicidal Tendencies and Doro, Bloodstock Open Air had much to offer for the middle of the weekend, from death metal legends to up and comers to elaborate stage shows.

Having missed out on main stage openers, Nailed To Obscurity, my Saturday began at the Ronnie James Dio stage with one of the most talked about young bands going today, Texan thrashers, Power Trip. Thrash metal, being comprised in part by hardcore punk, can often be a gamble when translated to a large, outdoor stage during the day, with some bands not always able to make it work. It's safe to say however, that Power Trip don't have this problem.

Promoting their latest album, "Nightmare Logic," which was released last year, the group tore apart the main stage and attacked the waking audience with a tenacity that couldn't have been more confrontational unless they continuously shouted, "WAKE UP DICKHEADS, IT'S TIME FOR POWER TRIP!" It may have been morning but the energy that the band transferred to the crowd already resulted in mosh pits and crowd surfing, as vocalist Riley Gale spurred on the madness with his performance alone. A great way to start the day thanks to a band who will only get bigger and badder with time. More...

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Monument Of Misanthropy To Open Brutal Assault 23

Monument Of Misanthropy announce they will be performing with Suicidal Tendencies at the warm-up party of this year's edition of Brutal Assault Festival in Jaroměř, Czech Republic. The warm-up party will take place on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Root, Gride and Beast Within The Sound will join them as support acts.

Time schedule for Tuesday August 7: More...

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Cannibal Corpse Announces U.S. Tour

Following the release of their critically-lauded fourteenth studio album, Red Before Black, last year, Cannibal Corpse will head back out on the road this winter for US live takeover. The tour will run from November 2nd through December 6th with support provided by Hate Eternal and Harm's Way. More...

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Cannibal Corpse Turns Red Before Bristol

As one of, if not, the biggest name in death metal, a Cannibal Corpse show is never to be missed. For nearly thirty years, the Buffalo born gore peddlers have gone from strength to strength, featuring one of the best rhythm sections in all of metal, two excellent guitarists and a monster of a vocalist, Cannibal Corpse has continued to stay on top of the extreme metal mountain, and with their new album, "Red Before Black" under their belts, it's time once more for the quintet to take to the road, with a little help from some friends. More...

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