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Cannibal Corpse

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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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70,000 Tons Of Metal Announces Public Sales Date

Just after adding Wolfchant, Swallow the Sun (performing Songs of the North I, II & III with backing orchestra), Alestorm, Benediction and Die Apokalyptischen Reiter to the bill for the eighth voyage of 70,000 Tons of Metal in February 2018, UMC has announced the date for public sales - which commences Thursday, September 21st @ 12:00pm EDT (9:00am PDT and 6:00pm CEST).

The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise sets sale from February 1-5, 2018 and will sail from Miami/Fort Lauderdale to Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands and back.

Only 3,000 tickets will be sold, with prices starting at USD 766.00 plus Taxes and Fees per person and includes on board accommodation, access to all shows, meals, room service, port and service charges.

Sales for 70,000 Tons of Metal Survivors (festival goers who have attended the event before) started on July 7, 2017 so limited tickets remain. Visit 70000tons.com to book your cabin before they’re gone!

So far 25 of the 60 acts have been announced, with Wolfchant, Swallow the Sun, Alestorm, Benediction and Die Apokalyptischen Reiter joining the following previously named acts: More...

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Cannibal Corpse Lays Out The Code of the Slashers

Brutal Death metal veterans Cannibal Corpse unleashed a video clip for the new single "Code of the Slashers." The song is lifted from the band's upcoming new album "Red Before Black," which drops on November 3rd via Metal Blade Records. Pre-orders for the album are available at this location.

Video director Zev Deans commented: "After crawling through abandoned buildings, crashing our van into a tree in the middle of a scene, witnessing a real stabbing and drenching ourselves in fake blood in a derelict park at 5am, we can safely say this was a proper introduction to the slasher genre for Panorama Programming. We brought a slab of fresh meat back from a rotting metropolis, and we're serving it to you raw. Come and get it."

The track listing for the album is:

1. Only One Will Die
2. Red Before Black
3. Code Of The Slashers
4. Shedding My Human Skin
5. Remaimed
6. Firestorm Vengeance
7. Heads Shoveled Off
8. Corpus Delicti
9. Scavenger Consuming Death
10. In The Midst Of Ruin
11. Destroyed Without A Trace
12. Hideous Ichor

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Cannibal Corpse Vocalist Rode Out Irma At Shelter

Cannibal Corpse frontman George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher and his family rode out the worst of Hurricane Irma in an elementary school in Wesley Chapel, FL and are OK. Fisher posted the below pictures on Instagram regarding the storm:

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Cannibal Corpse: New Album Out November 03, 2017

Cannibal Corpse's forthcoming new album "Red Before Black" is scheduled for a November 3rd release date via Metal Blade Records.

An official announcement for the album is expected shortly with the following track listing confirmed for the release: More...

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Cannibal Corpse Announces Tour For New Album

This November, Cannibal Corpse will kick off a U.S. tour in support of an upcoming, as-yet-untitled album due out this fall.

The tour will commence on November 3rd and run through December 8th. Support will be provided by Power Trip and Gatecreeper. See all confirmed dates below.

Cannibal Corpse previously released thirteenth studio album, "A Skeletal Domain," back in 2014 via Metal Blade Records.

11/03/2017 Mavericks - Jacksonville, FL
11/04/2017 Vinyl Music Hall - Pensacola, FL
11/05/2017 Saturn - Birmingham, AL
11/06/2017 New Daisy Theater - Memphis, TN
11/08/2017 Trees - Dallas, TX
11/09/2017 White Oak - Houston, TX
11/10/2017 Sound On Sound Festival - Austin, TX
11/12/2017 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
11/13/2017 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
11/14/2017 Slim's - San Francisco, CA
11/15/2017 Slim's - San Francisco, CA
11/17/2017 Neumos - Seattle, WA
11/18/2017 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
11/19/2017 Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
11/20/2017 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
11/22/2017 Summit - Denver, CO
11/24/2017 Thalia Hall - Chicago, IL
11/25/2017 St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
11/26/2017 Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
11/28/2017 Royale - Boston, MA
11/29/2017 Stage 48 - New York, NY
11/30/2017 TLA - Philadelphia, PA More...

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Watch: Cannibal Corpse Singer Join Amon On Stage

Cannibal Corpse vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher joined Amon on stage past Friday, July 21, at the Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida to peform a couple of Deicide classics. Amon is the revived Florida-based death metal outfit featuring former Deicide members Eric Hoffmann (guitar) and Brian Hoffman (guitar) alongside Jesse "Jecheal" Jolly (Promethean Horde, Diabolic) on vocals/bass and Mike Petrak on drums.

Check out now the fan-filmed video footage of Corpsegrinder's appearance with Amon below.

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Kreator, Gyze, Primal Fear Added to 70,000 Tons 8

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - has announced the next four additions to the 8th edition of the floating festival: German thrash legends Kreator, German power metal veterans Primal Fear, Japanese extreme power metal act Gyze and Scottish pirate scallywags Alestorm. This brings the tally to 21 of 60.

70,000 Tons of Metal 8 will set sail on February 1st-5th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands. For more information on the voyage and ticket information, head on over to 70000tons.com.

The festival will board The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service.

Kreator, Primal Fear, Gyze and Alestorm join the previous 17 artists to have been confirmed are (with 39 left to go):

Aeternam
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Enslaved
Goatwhore
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Meshuggah
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Rhapsody Reunion
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sonata Arctica
Wolfheart More...

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Cannibal Corpse, Wolfheart Added To 70,000 Tons

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - has announced the next two additions to the 8th edition of the floating festival: Tampa death metal veterans Cannibal Corpse and Finnish melodic death metal act Wolfheart.

70,000 Tons of Metal 8 will set sail on February 1st-5th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands. For more information on the voyage and ticket information, head on over to 70000tons.com.

The festival will board The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service.

Cannibal Corpse and Wolfheart join the previous 15 artists to have been confirmed are (with 43 left to go):

Aeternam
Dark Tranquility
Enslaved
Goatwhore
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Meshuggah
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Rhapsody Reunion
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sonata Arctica More...

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Cannibal Corpse Records Squidbillies Theme Song

For the Halloween episode of Squidbillies (entitled "Squash B'Gosh"), Cannibal Corpse recorded a special theme song for the show, which aired on October 30th, 2016. To watch "Squash B'Gosh" online, head over to the Adult Swim website here.

Producer and Hate Eternal vocalist/guitarist Erik Rutan comments about the collaboration: "The producers of Squidbillies contacted Cannibal Corpse and asked them to record the theme song for their Halloween episode that just aired. I was fortunate enough to be able to record and mix it for them before I went on tour. Was two days of fun, total blast, enjoy!!! Happy Halloween!!!"

Cannibal Corpse released 13th studio album, "A Skeletal Domain," in 2014 via Metal Blade Records and debuted at #32 on Billboard's Top 200 chart (the highest chart position in the band's storied history.

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Just For Fun

Cannibal Corpse Ukulele Cover

When it comes to instruments that people would describe as, "metal" the ukulele is one which would absolutely not come to mind. And yet, that is exactly what Youtube vloggers Rob Scallon and Sarah Longfield have done. Prepare yourself to be completely brutalized by what the ukulele is capable of... of just laugh your ass off. More...

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Rob Scallon Posts Cannibal Corpse Ukulele Cover

You are probably already familiar with Chicago-based guitarist Rob Scallon, who covers Slayer songs etc. with banjos and ukuleles.

Today Scallon and Sarah Longfield offer you a cover version of Cannibal Corpse's "Evidence in the Furnace" played on ukuleles. Check it out now below.

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The Summer Slaughter Tour At Concord Music Hall

I'll admit that I've been out of the death metal scene for a few years and mostly listening to a lot of already established artists at the expense of new ones. In fact, I haven't been to a Summer Slaughter since 2011. So it was good to see a concert full of artists who I mostly haven't seen yet. Some really impressed me, other didn't. Either way, I wanted to be surprised by hearing artists who I mostly wasn't familiar with.

This year's Summer Slaughter Tour was primarily backed by Sumerian Records (who were also a major backer of Chicago Open Air) as a promotion of Sumerian's upcoming entry into films with American Satan. I'd normally have a problem with the biggest annual heavy metal tour in North America being rendered into a commercial for something completely unrelated but the former bearer of that torch was really just an advertisement for Monster Energy Drink. More...

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Wacken 2015 CD/DVD Set Announced

Just in time for 2016's Wacken Open Air that will see another 75,000 metalheads having the time of their lives, UDR Music is pleased to announce the release of "Live At Wacken 2015 - 26 Years Louder Than Hell.

This double CD/DVD (or BluRay) set is hitting North American stores on August 26th. Transport yourself back to 2015's stellar lineup with over 120 bands on eight stages. The full track listing is as follows:

DVD1 / Blu-ray1:
01. JUDAS PRIEST - Painkiller
02. IN FLAMES - Paralyzed
03. IN FLAMES - Everything's Gone
04. AMORPHIS - My Kantele
05. AMORPHIS - Magic And Mayhem
06. RUNNING WILD - Under Jolly Roger
07. RUNNING WILD - Riding The Storm
08. BEYOND THE BLACK - Rage Before The Storm
09. BEYOND THE BLACK - Songs Of Love And Death
10. ARCHITECTS OF CHAOZ - Horsemen
11. ARMORED SAINT - Left Hook From Right Field
12. ANNIHILATOR - Creepin' Again
13. ANNIHILATOR - Alison Hell
14. DEATH ANGEL - Voracious Soul
15. DEATH ANGEL - Buried Alive
16. EXUMER - Possessed By Fire
17. BURGERKILL - Under The Scars
18. SABATON - To Hell And Back
19. SABATON - Night Witches
20. DANKO JONES - The Twisting Knife
21. DANKO JONES - Full Of Regret
22. ULI JON ROTH - Dark Lady
23. ULI JON ROTH - Virgin Killer
24. THE POODLES - Night Of Passion
25. EUROPE - War Of Kings
26. EUROPE - The Second Day More...

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1985-1995: The Golden Age of Death Metal

Death should be credited with creating death metal, at least the old school style we recognize now, as they birthed the infamous Tampa, Florida sound. Bands such as Autopsy and Obituary—two of the forerunners—would not exist without Death. Death is not the true father of death metal, though. That distinction goes to Possessed. The California Bay Area group not only played a style of brutal, vicious metal, with loads of Satanic imagery, they also coined the term “death metal” on the “Seven Churches” album.

Around 1985, albums similar to “Slowly We Rot” (Obituary) and “Mental Funeral” (Autopsy) simply did not exist. Thrash was the fasted, craziest music around. Of course Possessed has already been mentioned, but the influence of Slayer, who obviously influenced Possessed, can not be under recognized. Where Possessed was different was they used a rougher production. Dark Angel, whose drummer, Gene Hoglan, would go on to be one of the most heralded drummers in the metal biz, certainly showed a good dose of Slayer in their sound. In the beginning, Slayer was nothing more than a faster, nefarious, more solo-oriented Venom protégé. More...

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Cannibal Corpse Re-Issuing Vinyl Albums

After releasing latest effort "A Skeletal Domain," Cannibal Corpse is now going back in time to commemorate some classic titles: "Butchered At Birth," "Eaten Back to Life," "The Bleeding," "Vile," and "Tomb Of The Mutilated."

As part of the Metal Blade Classics series, these albums are now available on vinyl in limited quantities at this location. An exclusive poster is also included with each LP.

Starting today, Cannibal Corpse will be on tour in North America in support of these re-issues and 2014's "A Skeletal Domain." With Obituary, Cryptopsy, and Abysmal Dawn also joining this trek, the tour promises to be one of the most bludgeoning death metal line-ups fans will see all year. More...

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Metal Blade Posts Hellfest Footage

Last June, the premier annual metal festival in France - Hellfest - boasted three day's worth of shows from some of the best acts in the scene.

For the first time, Metal Blade TV was present at the fest, ready to capture live performances from the label's artists, as well as exclusive interviews with host Don Jamieson.

Check out multi-camera footage of Cannibal Corpse, Armored Saint, Ensiferum, and Twitching Tongues below.

For the upcoming 2016 installment of Hellfest, Metal Blade artists Amon Amarth, King Diamond, Sacred Reich, Primordial, Cattle Decapitation, Entrails, and DragonForce are set to appear over the course of June 17th - 19th in Clisson, France. More...

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Cannibal Corpse Announces Tour With Obituary

Cannibal Corpse is beginning 2016 with one of the most bludgeoning death metal lineups fans will see all year.

Fellow Florida death metal progenitors Obituary will serve as direct support, followed by Canada's Cryptopsy, as well as Abysmal Dawn from Los Angeles.

The tour, presented by The Noise, will tear across North America beginning on February 12th and runs through March 20th. The dates and cities are listed below. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 11th, at 10:00am local time through all local and national ticket outlets. More...

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Cannibal Corpse Joined Onstage By Travis Ryan

Cattle Decapitation vocalist Travis Ryan joined Cannibal Corpse for the band's all-time classic "A Skull Full Of Maggots" during the closing date of their recent tour at Venue 578, Orlando, FL.

Check it out now below.

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Cattle Decapitation Post "Mammals In Babylon" Clip

Tonight, San Diego deathgrind malefactors, Cattle Decapitation, will kick off their North American Extinction headlining tour. Set to initiate in Sacramento, the band's latest live infiltration will run through nearly 2 dozen cities, coming to a close in Atlanta on October 7th.

Support will be provided by King Parrot, Black Crown Initiate and Dark Sermon. The tour follows the band's appearance on this year's Summer Slaughter and serves as a precursor to their run supporting Cannibal Corpse in October as well as a subsequent run of headlining dates with support from label mates Abiotic in November to close out the year.

In celebration of today's tour kick off, the band reveals the official play-through video for "Mammals in Babylon" below.

The North American Extinction Tour 2015 More...

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A Second Look At Heavy Metal In Video Games

Two weeks back we asked a simple question: why isn't there more heavy metal in the video game world?

Our Facebook page blew up with gamers offering up their favorite titles with metallic soundtracks, and we took a closer look at several worth your time. In that post still available here if you didn't read it, we looked at the king of heavy metal video games – Brutal Legend – as well as Saint's Row The Third, Killing Floor 2, Painkiller, and Guilty Gear X2 Reload.

After that post went online, Zynthetic – responsible for much of the music in Killing Floor and Killing Floor 2 – wrote up an article attempting to answer the question of why more metal doesn't show up in video games since they seem like a perfect and obvious match.

For his take on the lack of metal in gaming, including the difficulties in licensing existing music and the lack of metallic knowledge among composers, read the full article right here.

Since we love gaming and we love metal, it seemed like a good idea to keep checking in every so often with new entries that combine the two, and this week we'll cover four more solid games filled to the brim with extreme metal. Don't see your favorite game listed? Don't worry, we'll cover more in the future, but be sure to still give us your picks in the comments below.

Splatterhouse

Five years ago a reboot of the '88 arcade game Splatterhouse hit consoles, and it was very much notable for the inclusion of an all-metal soundtrack featuring the likes of Lamb of God, Mastodon, Municipal Waste, Cavalera Conspiracy, and Goatwhore.

As the name would suggest, it's filled with buckets of blood and guts, and the action-oriented beat 'em up style is somewhat similar to Dante's Inferno/God Of war/etc. The frantic combat will see your character Rick frequently losing limbs and more, but that's not a problem because they grow back – and hey, you can pick up the severed appendages of your foes to continue beating them down!

This one's filled to the brim with all sorts of horror goodies (and ridiculousness) like time travel, cosmic horror deities, and plenty of nods to Lovecraft with names like “Dr. West” and places called “Arkham.” Someone helpfully put all the songs from the soundtrack together into one playlist at YouTube here, and you can check out a game trailer below:

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