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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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Cannibal Corpse Meets Reverend Jesse Jackson

A video trailer has been posted online from the forthcoming Cannibal Corpse DVD "Global Evisceration" that features the band meeting Reverend Jesse Jackson in Belgium. The clip is taken from the documentary portion of the new DVD which is set for release on March 15, 2011 through Metal Blade Records. You can view the preview clip below:

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Cannibal Corpse To Record New Album In September

Alex Webster, the bass player of American death metal favourites Cannibal Corpse has revealed in a recent interview that the band will be entering the studio in September of this year to record their new full length album. An excerpt from the chat reads as follows:

Rocksins: At the moment, you currently have no tour plans for 2011; can we expect something to be announced soon?

Webster: "Most likely not. We have no plans to tour in 2011. We are currently home in the Tampa Bay area writing our next album, we’ll record it in September so that will leave us with an early 2012 release. So, we’ll probably wait to tour until the album is released."

Read the full article at RockSins.

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The Unblackening Of Metal

From the very beginning, heavy metal has been about rebellion against established norms and restrictive social institutions. That theme has never prevented metal from being influenced by the greatest of mankind’s various systems of organized repression, however. Using a guitar and a microphone to express discontent over the actions of parents and governments inevitably led to bands expressing their disgust with the beliefs behind those actions. Whether musicians are singing about it, railing against it, or just simply partaking of it in their free time, religion has an undeniable role to play in nearly every sub-genre of heavy metal.

Plenty of bands have been built up around an anti-religious atmosphere, whether a simple general sentiment or a full-on fervor that drives the music. Despite metal being frequently identified with an anti-religious standpoint, the style has more than its fair share or religious spokesmen. Famous musicians such as Dave Mustaine of Megadeth have never been particularly quiet about their Christian faith, even if they don’t expressly promote it in any given song. Explicitly Christian metalcore acts are also rapidly gaining widespread attention, with groups like August Burns Red taking over Hot Topic and acts like I The Breather touring the U.S.

In general, it would seem the thrash metal world either doesn’t care about Mustaine’s religious affiliation or is willing to overlook it for the sake of the music. Thrash certainly has its share of anti-Christian songs, but it’s a genre that’s more concerned with social issues or an overall aggressive musical feel than anything dealing with supernatural belief systems.

As any fan of metal can easily attest, not all genres are built equal, and what appeals to one metal head is a serious turn off for another. Black metal is easily among the most infamous of all metal styles, having cut its teeth in the early ‘90s across a back drop of church burnings and sensational media stories of power struggles between Satanic leaders. Names like Emperor and Mayhem were starting to make waves and become recognized in the underground not only across Europe, but also in the U.S. and abroad. More...

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Cannibal Corpse To Release New Concert DVD

Florida death metal icons Cannibal Corpse have announced that it plans to release a new two-disc DVD set, titled "Global Evisceration," on March 15 through Metal Blade Records. The band filmed two separate performances in May of 2010 for the upcoming DVD, which both were shot and directed by Denise Korycki of Wild Wind Productions. Denise Korycki is known for her work on the band's "Centuries Of Torment - The First 20 Years" DVD.

"Centuries of Torment", which came out July 2008, was certified platinum in Canada in 2009 just before the of "Evisceration Plague." The DVD sold 2,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 8 on the Top Music Videos chart.

A tracklisting for "Global Evisceration" is expected to be announced shortly.

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Cannibal Corpse Video Interview Available

BareBonesMusic.com sat down for an interview with Alex Webster and Paul Mazurkiewicz of Cannibal Corpse to discuss the band's upcoming releases. Footage from the interview can be viewed in the clip below.

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Cannibal Corpse's Plague Strikes Nashville (video)

It’s not often venues pack the house for a Tuesday evening show. However, it’s not that often that Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus, Vital Remains, and Devourment are in the same place at the same time. On November 9th, 2010, Brutal death metal fans came out of the woodworks and packed the Exit/In for this show, with even the venue’s balcony area being filled. Not your everyday sight in the “Bible belt” of America, many fans who were waiting in line on the side of the street sported shirts with some of the most obscene artwork known to metal on them. The doors opened unexpectedly late, with Devourment taking the stage as fans were still pouring in. More...

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Cannibal Corpse Kicks Off East Coast Tour

Cannibal Corpse has issued the following update about releasing a new tab book and kicking off a string of east coast tour dates:

"Fans have been asking Cannibal Corpse how they play their songs for years. Finally, musicians and fans alike will now be able to see exactly how some of the most intense death metal is played in a new tab book from Cannibal Corpse! The new tab book, published by Hal Leonard, transcribes thirteen Cannibal Corpse fan favorites, including: Devoured by Vermin, Frantic Disembowelment, I Will Kill You, Make Them Suffer, Pit of Zombies, Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead, Vomit the Soul, The Wretched Spawn, and more. If your local music store carries tab books and doesn't have this in stock – make sure to ask for it! Don't miss Cannibal Corpse on tour starting November 5th with Dying Fetus, Vital Remains and Devourment!"

The tour dates are as follows:

11/06 Charleston, SC Charleston Oasis
11/07 Birmingham, AL Zydeco
11/08 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theater
11/09 Nashville, TN Exit In
11/10 Lexington, KY Buster's
11/11 East St. Louis, MO Pop's
11/12 Des Moines, IA People's Court
11/13 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
11/14 Madison, WI The Annex
11/16 Columbus, OH Skully's
11/17 Williamsville, NY Infinity
11/18 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
11/19 New York, NY Santos Party House
11/20 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
11/21 Washington DC Rock & Roll Hotel
11/22 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel

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Neuraxis Comments On Upcoming Deicide Tour

Canadian tech-death metallers NEURAXIS have been tapped to support the legendary DEICIDE on the “God Is Dead- To Hell With God Tour” in February and March of next year. BELPHEGOR, BLACKGUARD and PATHOLOGY will also be on the bill. The run will kick off in Atlanta, GA on February 15th and conclude in Tempe, AZ on March 10th.

Vocalist Alex Leblanc comments, “It is a real honor to tour which such legends. I've been listening to Deicide since I was 15 years old and it influenced me a lot. It's also the perfect tour to promote our new album “Asylon”, which comes out around the same time. We can't wait to hit the states once more and play our new stuff for all the fans out there. February can't come soon enough.”

NEURAXIS’ upcoming album, “Asylon” will be released in North America on February 15th, 2011. “Asylon” was recorded at Wildsound Studio with producer Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Last Felony, The Agonist.) The band is also playing Metalfest at Batisse Industrielle in Trois-Rivieres Quebec on Saturday, October 16th with Cannibal Corpse. More...

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Cannibal Corpse Changes SC Tour Date

Cannibal Corpse has issued the following update about changing the previously schedule Spartanburg, SC show to Charleston on the same date:

"Unfortunately our show for November 6th, 2010 at Ground Zero in Spartanburg, SC had to be canceled. The show has been moved to Oasis in Charleston, SC for the same date (11/6)! Tickets go on sale 8/17!"

The upcoming Cannibal Corpse tour dates are as follows: More...

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Dying Fetus Announces Shows With Cannibal Corpse

Dying Fetus will join Cannibal Corpse for a three-week U.S. tour this November. The tour will kick-off on November 5th in Wilmington, NC and also includes Vital Remains and brand new Dying Fetus label-mates Devourment. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below.

Dying Fetus is touring in support of the band's most recent release "Descend Into Depravity." The new album "Descend Into Depravity" is currently streaming in its entirety at this location.

***All dates from 8/13 thru 21 w/ ORIGIN***
8/13 Bad Berka, Germany Party San
8/14 Jaromer, Czech Rep. Brutal Assault Fest
8/15 Ieper, Belgium Ieper Fest
8/16 Bochum, Germany Matrix (Summer Seek and Destroy w/ THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, SUFFOCATION)
8/19 Vienna, Austria Szene (Summer Seek and Destroy w/ THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, SUFFOCATION)
8/20 Dinkelsbuhl, Germany Summer Breeze
8/21 Muotathal, Switzerland Mountains of Death More...

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Cannibal Corpse Announces New U.S. Tour Dates

Florida's death metal icons Cannibal Corpse have revealed the dates for thier upcoming tour of the U.S. The tour kicks off on November 5th in Wilmington, North Carolina and runs for 17 days spanning the eastern states. Support on the tour will come from Dying Fetus, Vital Remains and Devourment.

Cannibal Corpse tour dates:
November 5 – Wilmington, NC - The Soapbox
November 6 – Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
November 7 – Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
November 8 – Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theater
November 9 – Nashville, TN - Exit In
November 10 – Lexington, KY - Buster’s
November 11 – East St. Louis, MO - Pop’s
November 12 – Des Moines, IA - People’s Court
November 13 – Grand Rapids, MI - Intersection
November 14 – Madison, WI - Annex
November 16 – Columbus, OH - Skully’s
November 17 – Williamsville, NY - Infinity
November 18 – Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
November 19 – New York, NY - Santos Party House
November 20 – Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
November 21 – Washington DC, - Rock & Roll Hotel
November 22 – Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel

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Cannibal Corpse Announced For Trois-Rivieres Fest

The 10th annual Trois-Rivières Metalfest will occur at The Batisse Industrielle in Quebec, Canada from October 15th - 16th, 2010. Death metal act Cannibal Corpse has now been confirmed as the main act for the October 16th slot, while Despised Icon will take the headliner spot on the October 15th date. Other confirmed bands for the metal festival include Misery Index, Blind Witness, Revocation, and Divinity. More information on the festival is available at this location.

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Cannibal Corpse Posts Scion Festival Footage

Cannibal Corpse has posted live footage online of the band's performance at the Scion Fest 2010. The video clip of "Scalding Hail" can be viewed below, and the clip of "Unleashing The Bloodthirsty" is available after the jump.

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Cannibal Corpse Announces European Tour

Cannibal Corpse will soon fly over the Atlantic to embark on a full European tour, which will include festivals as well as some exclusive club shows. The currently announced dates are as follows:

25.-27.06.2010 (B) DESSEL / Graspop Metal Meeting
25.-27.06.2010 (I) TURIN / Gods Of Metal
28.06.2010 (M) ST. JULIAN'S / Old English Military Prison
30.06.2010 (RUS) MOSCOW / B1 Maximum
01.07.2010 (RUS) ST. PETERSBURG / Glav Club
02.-04.07.2010 (TR) ISTANBUL / Unirock Open Air Festival
02.-04.07.2010 (D) ROITZSCHJORA / With Full Force
04.07.2010 (FIN) HELSINKI / Tuska
06.-10.07.2010 (SLO) TOLMIN / Metalcamp
08.07.2010 (ISR) TEL AVIV / Barby
08.-10.07.2010 (S) GÄVLE / Getaway Rock Festival
05.08.-07.08.2010 (UA) ORLOVKA / Open Air Festival "Metal Heads' Misson" - 11
05.-07.08.2010 (D) WACKEN / Wacken Open Air
11.08.2010 (CH) ZIZERS / Event Stage
12.08.2010 (CH) ERSTFELD / Transilvania
12.-14.08.2010 (CZ) JAROMER / Brutal Assault Festival
12.-14.08.2010 (D) BAD BERKA / Party.San Open Air
17.08.2010 (LT) VILNIUS / Club New York
18.08.2010 (LV) RIGA / Melna Piektdiena
19.08.2010 (EST) TALLINN / Tapper
19.-21.08.2010 (D) DINKELSBÜHL / Summer Breeze

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Just For Fun

Cannibal Corpse Gets Lounge Music Treatment

While this skit has been online for a few years, it's too good to pass up sharing with you all. Check out the video below for a lounge music arrangement using the actual words of the Cannibal Corpse song "Rancid Amputation."

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Diabolic Issues Post-Cannibal Corpse Tour Report

DIABOLIC has issues the following report:

"DIABOLIC has returned from our Tour Dates with CANNIBAL CORPSE on the 'Evisceration Plague' Tour and it was a great success!!

"Due to 1349 not being able to join the Tour on the first few dates, DIABOLIC were invited to join the Tour at the last minute, and we were able to play the following shows:

4/21 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
4/22 Raleigh, NC Tavern 11
4/23 Springfield, VA Jaxx
4/24 Philadelphia, PA Lotsa Metal (Headlining show, without CC)
4/25 Farmville, NY Crazy Donkey (with 1349)

"After 1349 was able to join the Tour in NY, unfortunately that meant the end of the Tour for us - we had stepped up and done exactly what we had set out to do, and it was time to head back to Tampa - but as a bonus, the fans in NY got to see DIABOLIC as well as 1349 on the same bill!!

"DIABOLIC played classic favorites such as 'Supreme Evil,' 'Marked for Banishment,' 'Ancient Hatred,' and 'Extinction Level Event,' in addition to showcasing new songs such as 'Evil in Disguise' and the Title Track from our upcoming new CD, 'Excisions of Exorcisms.' At our headlining show in Philly we played an extended set, to include even more new songs, such as 'Hellish World,' 'Venomous Habitations,' and 'Bloodwashed.' It was great for the band to get back out on the road, and seeing our fans (old and new) was awesome!! We got a great response, sold almost completely out of merchandise, handed out dozens of copies of Deathgasm Recs Promo/Comp CD’s featuring Track #1 our new song “Evil in Disguise” and got a killer buzz going for our new CD, 'Excisions of Exorcisms!!'

"DIABOLIC would like to give special thanks to the bands: LECHEROUS NOCTURNE, for opening the show for us every night, even letting us borrow their guitar and bass cabs to help the shows run more smoothly (thanks bros!) and to SKELETONWITCH for being so cool and supportive, and especially to CANNIBAL CORPSE, for inviting us to play these Tour Dates!! Thank you to Evan from Deathgasm Records for hooking us up with killer merchandise, to Marco Barbieri and Salem Rose Music, for helping us to make it happen! Thanks to the promoters, Chris in Philly for hooking us up at the last minute! Also special thanks to Jarrod Pritchard for running live sound for us every night! Thanks to Nick Storch at ICM Talent, and to CANNIBAL’s Tour Manager, Pete Robertson, for helping us get onboard and up to speed!! A huge mega-thanks to Aly Webster for the cool live pics!! And thanks to Alex, Pat, Paul, George, and Rob for just being killer dudes and delivering a crushing set every night!! We thank you very much for the opportunity, and we’ll see you again next time!!

"Stay tuned to our web sites on MySpace and Facebook for live photos from the shows, and our new CD “EXCISIONS OF EXORCISMS” coming soon on Deathgasm Records!!!"

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Final Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Motorhead
Slayer
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
Tarja Turunen
Saxon
Therion
Sepultura
Deicide
Anathema
Doro
Ratt
Steel Panther
UDO
Nile
Evergrey
Devin Townsend
Anvil
Raven
Bleeding Through
The Devil's Blood
Ghost Brigade
Oceans Of Sadness
Revamp More...

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Cannibal Corpse To Record Two Shows For DVD

Florida death metal act Cannibal Corpse is set to film two upcoming shows with director Denise Korycki (Wild Wind Productions) who also shot and directed "Centuries of Torment – The First 20 Years." The show details are as follows:

05/03 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
05/08 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater

The upcoming Cannibal Corpse tour dates are as follows:

04/27 Montreal, QC Club Soda
04/28 Toronto, ON Opera House
04/29 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
04/30 Milwaukee, WI The Rave 2
05/01 Saint Paul, MN Station 4
05/02 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
05/03 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
05/05 San Francisco, CA Slims
05/06 West Hollywood, CA House Of Blues
Tour w/ Lecherous Nocturne, Skeletonwitch
05/07 Tucson, AZ The Rock
05/08 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
05/10 Corpus Christi, TX House Of Rock
05/11 Austin, TX Emo's
05/12 Houston, TX Wired Live
05/13 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
05/14 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
05/15 Saint Petersburg, FL State Theatre
05/16 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room

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1349 To Miss Beginning Of Cannibal Corpse Tour

Norwegian black metallers 1349 will be unable to make the first few shows on Cannibal Corpse's "Evisceration Plague Tour" that kicked off today in Orlando, Florida. 1349 commented: "Unfortunately, we will have to let all our fans know that we will not be able to make it to the first shows of the tour with Cannibal Corpse. First of all, our visas, which we have applied for months ago, are still not being cleared, and secondly, air traffic in Europe is being a major problem in the last couple of days and still will be in the next days. We are trying our best to join this tour. However, right now we are not able to tell anybody when and if this is going to happen. As soon as we have any news on the situation we will let you know."

In the meantime Diabolic has been confirmed to jump on the Cannibal Corpse tour to fill in for 1349 until the band makes it to the states. Skeletonwitch will be main support, Diabolic will be second, and Lecherous are opening up.

The upcoming Cannibal Corpse tour dates are as follows:

04/20 Orlando, FL Club At Firestone w/ Diabolic
04/21 Atlanta, GA Masquerade w/ Diabolic
04/22 Raleigh, NC Volume 11 Tavern w/ Diabolic
04/23 Springfield, VA Jaxx w/ Diabolic
04/24 Worcester, MA Palladium (New England Metal Fest)
04/25 Farmingdale, NY Crazy Donkey
04/27 Montreal, QC Club Soda
04/28 Toronto, ON Opera House
04/29 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
04/30 Milwaukee, WI The Rave 2
05/01 Saint Paul, MN Station 4
05/02 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
05/03 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
05/05 San Francisco, CA Slims
05/06 West Hollywood, CA House Of Blues
Tour w/ Lecherous Nocturne, Skeletonwitch
05/07 Tucson, AZ The Rock
05/08 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
05/10 Corpus Christi, TX House Of Rock
05/11 Austin, TX Emo’s
05/12 Houston, TX Wired Live
05/13 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
05/14 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
05/15 Saint Petersburg, FL State Theatre
05/16 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room

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Cannibal Corpse Posts New Music Video Online

American death metal legends Cannibal Corpse has posted their new music video online for the song, "Priests Of Sodom." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands latest studio album, "Evisceration Plague" which is available everywhere now via Metal Blade Records. More...

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