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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

Background

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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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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Cannibal Corpse & Napalm Death Latin American Tour

Cannibal Corpse and Napalm Death will team up for a Latin American run taking place in September/October.

09/09 Limeira, BRA – Mirage
09/11 Asuncion, PAR – Sala Garcia Lorca
09/13 Montevideo, URU – Sala Del Museo
09/14 Rio de Janeiro, BRA – Circo Volador
09/15 Sao Paulo, BRA – Carioca Club
09/19 Belo Horizonte, BRA – Music Hall BH
09/21 Manaus, BRA – Teatro Manuara
09/22 Fortazlez, BRA – Espaco Jangada
09/23 Recife, BRA – Baile Perfumado
09/25 Buenos Aires, ARG – Teatro Vorterix
09/26 Santiago, CHL – Teatro Caupolican
09/27 Lima, PER – CC Festiva
09/29 Bogota, COL – Auditorio Mayor
09/30 San Jose, CR – Club Peppers
10/03 San Salvador, ELS – Cifco
10/04 Mexico City, MEX – Pabellon Cuervo
10/06 Queretero, MEX – Auditorio Arteaga
10/07 Guadalaja, MEX – C3 Stage

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See TBDM's Strnad Join Cannibal Corpse Onstage

The Black Dahlia Murder frontman Trevor Strnad joined current tourmates Cannibal Corpse onstage for their classic “Stripped, Raped And Strangled” during their show in Oslo, Norway this past Tuesday, February 13th. A clip of that pairing is streaming below.

Cannibal Corpse and The Black Dahlia Murder are currently touring Europe and the UK on this trek: More...

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70000 Tons Of Metal: Day Three

Two days of metal is a real treat, but with another two days of hard and heavy tunes to come, a little recharge of the batteries does no harm. So it was that on the morning of February 3rd, the Independence Of The Seas docked in Cockburn Town, in the Grand Turks and Caicos Islands, with fans, crew and musicians alike stretching their legs in this beautiful Caribbean setting. The heat is about what you'd expect and sun screen is a must (though being charted $25 for a bottle is a liberty,) the water is crystal clear and refreshing to the touch and the local staff are very welcoming, right down to having a DJ booth set up playing metal music, which was more than happy to take requests (I couldn't resist the urge to ask for Mezarkabul - "Bir.")

After a relaxing day at the beach, fans were asked to be back on the ship by half 4 that afternoon. Getting back on with enough time to get some dinner and a round of golf in on the pool deck, a bit of power metal was first on the agenda and so it was that I made my first trip to the Ice Rink to check out German act, Evertale. Like a number of groups I reported on yesterday, I'm unfamiliar with the majority of their work and this was more about checking out a new band for me. Evertale are solid, it's fair to say. Their brand of power metal isn't groundbreaking or new, but in a genre nostalgic for the fantasy themes more common in the 80s than today, that's not necessarily a requirement. They don't possess anything special when it comes to stage presence either, though againm there's nothing particularly wrong with it. Not much to say except that they're worth a go if you like this kind of thing, but those with little to no interest in power metal won't be especially impressed. More...

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Lawsuit For Injuries Sustained At Show Shut Down

AL.com report that concert-goer Jordan Taylor Pardue and his mother’s lawsuit against ICM Partners for a spinal injury he allegedly received during a 2014 Cannibal Corpse performance at the Soul Kitchen Music Hall in Mobile, AL has been stopped from proceeding.

Jordan Taylor Pardue is said to have sustained the injury while in the crowd and required over $1.2 million in medical treatment since. ICM Partners booked Cannibal Corpse for the show and were paid $250 commission. While a Mobile County judge initially let the lawsuit proceed, the Alabama Supreme Court recently overturned the decision, stating the Mobile County judge was wrong to let the suit against ICM Partners go forward.

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70000 Tons Of Metal Lineup Completed

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced the last four bands to perform at this year's event. Canadian death metal veterans Kataklysm will be performing, in addition to American power metal outfit Seven Kingdoms has been confirmed for the journey, as well as Belgian groove metal band Diablo BLVD and Colombian speed metal group Revenge. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands is as follows: More...

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Two More Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

Comedy metal act Psychostick and Mexican doom metal band Majestic Downfall are the latest groups announced to play this year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which sets sail in only six days. This brings the total number of confirmed bands up to fifty six, with only four more to be confirmed. The organisers have said that the next three bands to be confirmed will all hail from different continents. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands is as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Belphegor
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Destruction
Enslaved
Evergrey
Evertale
Exciter
Exhumed
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
In Mourning
Insomnium
Internal Bleeding
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Leaves' Eyes
Majestic Downfall
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Metsatöll
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Psychostick
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Seven Spires
Sinister
Sirenia
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Triosphere
Voivod
Witchery
Witherfall
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Belphegor Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced that Austrian blackened death metal veterans Belphegor will be performing at this year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. This brings the total of confirmed bands to fifty four, with only six more to be revealed. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands is as follows: More...

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