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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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Deicide Guitarist Checks In

Guitarist Jack Owen (DEICIDE, ADRIFT, ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:

"Just got home from a couple whirlwind months of touring. First was OBITUARY's North American tour for their great new album, 'Xecutioner's Return'. I want to thank them for letting me tag along and be a one-man film crew and emergency guitarist!

"Next up was the Balkans Assassination tour, playing bass for my good friends ESTUARY! Yes, bass! It was an awesome and challenging expeience ripping out some bass for a change!

"Thank you to Zdenka, Ash, and Jesse (and KRISIUN and INCANTATION) for a great tour!

"Arrived home to a finished product of the debut ADRIFT album, 'Absolution'. Finally! We've been sending out the first run to labels, mags, and fans. If you'd like to order the album, visit our homepage. We're pushing a limited run of albums ourselves until a label picks it up. (hint, hint..)

"Also got home to the terrible news about Vitek from DECAPITATED. It's a horrible tragedy, and my condolences go out to his band, family, and friends.

"In the works right now? Recording my guitar parts for the new DEICIDE album, rehearsing for an Orlando show with ADRIFT, and sleeping a lot!

"ADRIFT should be on the road before you know it!

"Cheers to all the awesome fans and friends I ran into through the September and October tours! See you again soon!"

ADRIFT's "Absolution" was recorded by David Burrill at The Sample Factory in Youngsville, NC, was mixed by Mark Lewis at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, FL, and was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New Windsor, NY.

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Cannibal Corpse Bassist Talks Metalcore

www.waytooloud.com recently conducted and interview with CANNIBAL CORPSE members Alex Webster and George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher during the Metal Blade 25th Anniversary Tour. A couple of excerpts follow:

Way Too Loud!: After Sounds Of The Underground, has anyone talked to you about doing any more support tours? I'd love to see that, where you scare the headliners!

Alex Webster: We've had a little bit of interest from some people, but nothing has panned out yet to anything that we've been supporting since then. We've done a few festivals in Europe, but other than that, we've been headlining since that tour. It does seem to open up some doors though, because some people have been talking to us about doing some things, where before, it was hard to get anybody even to think about having us open for them. It's been tough. If you look at our tour history, very rarely have we done supporting tours. There's probably been less than five tours where we were the support band, as opposed to being the headliner. Our first two tours that we did were headliners, so right off the bat we were headlining.

Way Too Loud!: Is there any chance with LAMB OF GOD? The reason why I'm asking is because they opened up for you in? Was it 2000?

Alex: 2001. LAMB OF GOD, DIMMU BORGIR and THE HAUNTED opened for us on a North American tour. I think except for THE HAUNTED, all those bands are bigger than us now, which is cool by us, and we would be happy to open for any band that's bigger than us, even if they haven't been around for long, just because you want to introduce your music to new fans and all that. LAMB OF GOD have asked about having us open for them, but the timing didn't work out. They were a band that did ask about it. I think it would be great! I would love to open for those guys. We really appreciate that they've had us in mind, even though the scheduling didn't work out in the past.

Way Too Loud!: From the appearance of things, metalcore seems to have helped out every kind of real metal there is. Do you guys think that you've benefitted from this?

Alex: Any kind of metal we support, even if we don't necessarily listen to it a whole lot. A lot of the metalcore bands are pretty good. I think they have enough of an element of death metal to them that they've helped attract fans to the death metal scene. Like if you have metalcore bands occasionally doing a tour with a death metal band, it's kind of a fan exchange, where the fans of one scene can learn about the music of another, and I think it's positive because those fans wouldn't have made death metal a first stop. It wouldn't have been their first choice to check out death metal, but once they've had a chance to see a band like us like at Sound Of The Underground or whatever, it got them more interested in death metal. If those bands didn't exist, then Sounds Of The Underground probably wouldn't exist, and we wouldn't have done that tour, so we wouldn't have had that chance. I definitely think that metalcore bands have probably opened some doors for the death metal scene, and maybe the black metal scene as well.

Way Too Loud!: That makes me wonder about something. Do you think now, even death metal bands themselves are changing. I think it was a guy from Vile who said he liked the music, but even though he was playing it, he never liked the lyrics, and he really wanted to go in a more positive direction. It almost seems like there's a couple, I guess it already has been done actually, death metal bands doing stuff that's positive, and in a different direction.

Alex: I guess if you look at bands like NAPALM DEATH, at one point those guys those guys sounded very much like a death metal band, and they still do have a lot of elements of death metal to their sound, even though most people would call them a grindcore band. Especially around "Harmony Corruption", they sounded very similar to death metal on some of their riffs, but they always had lyrics that were political, and some of them were proudly positive lyrics. I'm not that familiar with their stuff, but I know none of it was gore. I think the music and the lyrics can be separate, but in our opinion, if you ask any of the members in the band, we've always felt that really dark and negative lyrics were the way to go for the kind of music we're doing. It just seemed appropriate for the riffing style we have. The style of riffing is dark, aggressive and violent, and there's nothing else that we felt would fit well. The music and the lyrics had to be match, and to us, the music was violent, so the lyrics had to be violent. But if someone else wants to do it in a different way, that's fine. There's no rules in music. There might be some rules in death metal, on how you define it, and that's OK, but in general, if someone wants to take some sounds from death metal and us it for something, and try and make positive lyrics on top of it, we're not going to complain about that.

George: Some people feel, that somebody who is not a part of the scene, or who looks different that comes to shows, they feel that their… you know… Like most people would say "mall" kids or "mallcore" kids, or whatever you want to call them, they see those kids wearing their shirts, and they feel like the one band that hasn't sold out, that hasn't turned their back on their music is more popular, unfortunately they see that band as selling out. That's not our fault at all. We don't control who comes to our shows. We want everybody to come to our shows, we don't care if it's Joe Schmoe or some kid in a hospital. We have a very diverse audiences. I know that tonight we'll have a diverse audience, and of course part of that is because we have a diverse bill, there's bands that aren't pure death metal on this bill, but some people feel like their little thing has been taken away. It used to be SLAYER — nobody knew who they were, now SLAYER's huge! People feel betrayed by that. To me, I've always thought that if you're going to feel that way, then you should just listen to the band. If the band sounds like they've turned their back on you and you don't like them anymore, that's fine because everyone else likes them now. What I would always say about bands that I liked that were getting bigger, I started seeing more kids wearing their shirts, and I'd think "They stink now!" But people feel like their little things been taken away. I used to try and get all my friends to listen to KREATOR, because all my friends used to listen to BON JOVI and all this crap, and I was like "Listen to this! KREATOR!" Then a few of my friends would listen to it with me, and then more and more people started listening to it, and you want them to listen to it. Not me, but some people feel like their little things been taken away. You wanted everybody to love them — why don't you like this, it's the best thing ever? But when everybody else likes it, then it's not the best thing ever. We know a guy who likes only the band's first demo ever. "Only their first demo, the rest is shit!" (Laughs) C'mon, it's like dude, what are you talking about? It's ridiculous.

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Cannibal Corpse Post Tour Update

Legendary death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE have issued the following update:

"We have just returned from Brazil, where we finished off the 'Kill' tour with a very successful four-show mini-tour. This was our third trip to Brazil, and we were happy to see lots of old friends as well as many new ones. We really had an excellent time there, and we want to thank the fans in Brazil for giving us such a great response. These will likely be the last shows we do until 2009, so we are really happy to finish the tour on such a high note. We also would like to thank Eduardo and Victor for doing a great job with the organization of the tour, all of the local crews/promoters, and all of the excellent bands we shared the stage with during the tour.

"The touring we did for 'Kill' turned out to be some of the most extensive we've done in our career. During the tour we played festival tours such as No Mercy and Sounds Of The Underground, as well as excellent one-off festivals like Wacken, With Full Force, Hellfest, New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, and Graspop Metal Meeting. We also did two headlining tours of Europe and two headlining tours of the USA and Canada, one of which was the Metal Blade 25th Anniversary Tour, and also several smaller tours throughout the world. We played with dozens of killer heavy bands along the way, and we'd like to say hello and thanks to all of them.

"The tour covered many countries we've been to before: The United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Slovenia, The Czech Republic, Serbia, Hungary, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, The United States, Canada, Russia, and Australia. We also went to a few countries for the first time on this tour: Bulgaria, Romania, Guatemala, Iceland, El Salvador, Ecuador, Peru, and New Zealand. We were only forced to miss one gig on the whole tour and that was the Venezuela show which was cancelled by the local government. Hopefully we'll be able to get down there in the future as we really want to play for all of the great fans there.

"So, unless we've forgotten a country on this list (our apologies if we did), that's 41 countries that we performed in for the 'Kill' tour. We'd like to give massive thanks to all of the fans in that came to these shows, you all helped make the 'Kill' tour our best tour ever. THANK YOU!!!!"

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Chaosfear To Support Cannibal Corpse In Brazil

Brazilian thrashers CHAOSFEAR will support CANNIBAL CORPSE on Friday, October 19 at Hangar 110 in Sao Paulo.

CHAOSFEAR was recently rejoined by original guitarist Edu Boccomino.

After quitting SCARS, Boccomino was interested in joining up with his brother Fernando once again. "Everything happened so naturally because we have been friends for such a long time," CHAOSFEAR previously said in a statement. "We just had a quick talk and started playing again. The band is very excited to have the original lineup back together."

CHAOSFEAR has started writing material for the follow-up to "One Step Behind Anger", tentatively due in 2008 via OSM Records.

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More Metal Removed From Disney Property

Greg Burk of the Los Angeles Times reports that five heavy-metal concerts scheduled at House of Blues clubs on Walt Disney Co. property in Anaheim, California and Orlando, Florida have been hastily shifted to other venues or canceled recently, according to House of Blues web site calendars.

A Sept. 7 show featuring MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, THROWDOWN and SANCTITY, booked two months earlier, was moved on two days' notice from the House of Blues in Anaheim's Downtown Disney entertainment complex to the Glass House in Pomona. Thursday's concert with CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, THE RED CHORD and THE ABSENCE, originally slated for the Anaheim House of Blues, was moved to the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana. A Sept. 26 Anaheim House of Blues concert featuring OBITUARY, ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, FULL BLOWN CHAOS and HEMLOCK has been canceled outright.

At the House of Blues in Orlando, Fla., on Disney World property, a Sept. 17 concert of the MACHINE HEAD lineup has been moved to Club Firestone in downtown Orlando. The same action has been taken with the Oct. 11 CANNIBAL CORPSE package.

Asked about the scheduling changes, John Vlautin, vice president of communications for Live Nation (formerly Clear Channel), the concert-promotion organization that owns the nationwide House of Blues chain, issued a statement Thursday that said only: "House of Blues offers a range of entertainment to match the audience at our venues. It was determined that the mix of entertainment at our two Disney locations should be different from our other venues."

Vlautin declined to comment on why metal bands have been singled out after years of similar bookings or whether other metal events already scheduled, including SUFFOCATION, EDGUY and STATIC-X, will be affected.

Rob Doughty, communications vice president for Disneyland Resorts, declined to comment, referring inquiries to Vlautin. Paul McGuigan, concert promoter at the Anaheim House of Blues, also declined to comment through a club spokeswoman.

The Walt Disney Co., through Vlautin, issued a short statement Thursday that included no specifics about the shifts of the metal concerts: "In consultation with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, the House of Blues will provide a mix of entertainment for guests visiting Disney Resorts."

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Cannibal Corpse Bassist Records For Hate Eternal

Bassist Alex Webster of the legendary death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE has issued the following update:

"I just finished recording the bass for the new HATE ETERNAL album on Monday night. I'm really happy with the results, and the band seems to be too. As you might expect, the album is being recorded at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg Florida, since that studio is run by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL vocalist/songwriter/guitarist). Brian at Mana was the engineer who recorded my tracks, and I want to thank him for doing a fantastic job.

"For this recording I used my Ibanez SR 1500 (the same bass I used on CANNIBAL's 'The Bleeding' back in 1993), DR Strings, my Ampeg SVT 4 head and Erik's Ampeg 8x10 cabinet. We also recorded a track using a direct box, but it's not likely that we'll use it as the Ampeg sounded excellent.

"It was a real honor to work with Erik, Shaune, and Jade on this album, those guys are absolutely incredible musicians and great people too. They have put together some completely crushing and very original material for this upcoming album, and I am proud to be a part of it and thankful they gave me this opportunity.

"A lot of people have been asking me if I'll be touring with HATE ETERNAL in support of the new album, and at this point I don't have an answer for you all. It's really going to come down to seeing what my schedule is like in the coming months.

"In other news (it's been a busy time for me lately) CANNIBAL is starting a North American tour tomorrow night in New Orleans. The tour is a celebration of Metal Blade Records 25th anniversary, and it features THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, THE RED CHORD, GOATWHORE, and THE ABSENCE. Check www.cannibalcorpse.net for full dates and details. Also, there's a very good chance we'll have BLOTTED SCIENCE CDs [featuring Webster, guitarist Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK, MARTY FRIEDMAN), and drummer Charlie Zeleny (BEHOLD...THE ARCTOPUS, JORDAN RUDESS)] available at the shows (perhaps even prior to the Sept. 18th release date), so check the merch booth if you're interested in that."

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Cannibal Corpse Footage From Lima Posted

Fan-filmed video footage of CANNIBAL CORPSE performing the song "Make Them Suffer" last night (Saturday, August 25) in Lima, Peru can be viewed below.

Peruvian news agency Andina reported that CANIBAL CORPSE had asked their fans to donate food and other supplies during Lima concert to aid the victims of the magnitude-8 earthquake which shook the southern coast of Peru, killing over 500 people and injuring 1500.

To celebrate Metal Blade's 25th anniversary, the label reissued CANNIBAL CORPSE's 1996 fifth studio album — the first to feature current vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher — "Vile", with an additional four-track DVD filmed at San Francisco's Berkeley Square on February 3, 1997. The CD features a 12-page booklet and completely revised artwork. More...

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Cannibal Corpse Aid Peru Earthquake Victims

According to the Peruvian news agency Andina, legendary death metallers CANIBAL CORPSE have asked their fans to donate food and other supplies during the band's concert in Lima, Peru to aid the victims of the magnitude-8 earthquake which shook the southern coast of Peru, killing over 500 people and injuring 1500.

CANIBAL CORPSE's Lima show is taking place today (Saturday, August 25) at Discoteca Suburvia.

To celebrate Metal Blade's 25th anniversary, the label reissued CANNIBAL CORPSE's 1996 fifth studio album — the first to feature current vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher — "Vile", with an additional four-track DVD filmed at San Francisco's Berkeley Square on February 3, 1997. The CD features a 12-page booklet and completely revised artwork.

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Cannibal Corpse Bassist Issues Tour Update

CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster has issued the following update:

"[I] ust wanted to update you all on how the tour is going. We have had another major dissapointment, and that is that the concert in Venezuela was cancelled by the local authorities mere hours before we were to begin. This is an enormous disappointment for us, as all of the fans were already there, and many of them had traveled a great distance to get there. We are so frustrated, because there is no question this would have been an incredble concert. The venue was great, the equipment was great, all of the organization done by the local promoter seemed really well done. The audience outside of the concert seemed really excited about the show, and so were we. Unfortunately, the local government decided to shut the show down, and despite the best efforts of all envolved the show was cancelled. We are so sorry to all of the fans who came to see us play, you are no doubt the only people who are more dissapointed and frustrated than we are.

"In other tour news, we have learned a little more about the situation in Colombia. Apparently, a short announcement was made by a member of the local promoter's crew shortly after I made my announcement. I and the other guys did not hear this announcement as we were busy with our gear or greeting the fans, but while Paul was working on his drums he said he saw a man hiding behind the amplifiers talking into a microphone. From what we understand this man blamed the show stoppage on my illness, which as we have stated before is completely untrue. This dishonest announcement helps explain a great deal about why the audience was so angry. The guy who made the announcement was no doubt part of the same group of people that had just told us to stop playing because the police were shutting the show down. We are completely disgusted that this kind of misleading bullshit took place. We also have heard that the local promoter is saying similiar misleading statements on his website. We have never been put in a worse position by a promoter in the history of our band and we are furious about it. We also want to repeat that we are very sorry to our fans in Colombia for this early stoppage of the concert, we are so unhappy about all of this.

"OK, now that new have the bad news out of the way, I'd like to say a big thank you to all of the fans who came to the shows in El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Ecuador. Those shows went very well, and the audience response was just incredible. These shows have really helped lift our spirits during a tour that has had more than its fair share of problems.

"Also, just to let my friends know, I'm feeling fine now, and thank you so much for the support."

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Cannibal Corpse Vocalist On World Of Warcraft

You can check out the greatest interview ever conducted, where CANNIBAL CORPSE vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher discusses his love of the “massive multiplayer online role-playing game” World of Warcraft online here.

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Cannibal Corpse Have Set Shortened By Police

Legendary death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE have released ther following statement regarding their abbreviated August 17, 2007 performance in Bogota, Colombia:

"We have to clear up what happened at the Colombian show we recently played. The show was cut short, and cut short for one reason only: THE POLICE SHUT IT DOWN. Although we had terrible luck throughout the day in other ways (major problems with the local audio equipment, Alex [Webster, bass] was violently ill with food poisoning), these reasons would not be enough to make us stop playing. We stopped because the local promoter told us that we must stop because of the police. We had already played 11 songs (normally we play 17 or 18). We all wanted to play more, but the promoter said it was impossible. Unfortunately, nobody explained this situation to the fans, and many were angry, and a small riot ensued during which time our banner and pedal boards were stolen.

"It is very important to us in CANNIBAL CORPSE that our fans understand that we were not responsible in any way for being cut short, it was the police. We are sorry to the fans there who saw us play a shorter set than normal, but it was not our fault that we had to stop playing."

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Eulogy Reforms and Set To Record

After a long hiatus, founding member Jarrett Pritchard has invoked the core trio of Tampa's now legendary death metal outfit EULOGY. Rejoined by Jason Avery, who spent many years fronting MONSTROSITY and drummer Clayton Gore of St. Louis' HARKONIN, the band is set to record a new album beginning on September 6 in Orlando with Jarrett at the controls.

Commented Jarrett: "At this point I have completed eight songs for the record and it promises not to dissapoint. On bass we have enlisted Mike Pogionne of MONSTROSITY/LECHEROUS NOCTURNE and at this time second guitar duties will be filled by none other than longtime friend Rob Barrett (CANNIBAL CORPSE, HATE PLOW, MALEVOLENT CREATION, SOLSTICE). At this point we have not approached any labels about the release and we intend to have the cap on it December 15, 2007 for an early 2008 release."

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Watch Wacken Open Air Live Online 8/3-8/4

For those of you missing Wacken Open Air, several band performances, interviews, and other footage is being streamed online during festival hours. Keep in mind that Germany is 6 hours ahead of US Eastern Standard Time, so make appropriate adjustments when arranging to watch your favorite band.

Intended Stream Schedule (subject to change)

Extended Schedules, including the Headbangers Ballroom, can be found at the following locations:

Friday, Aug 3
Black Stage
23:00-00:15 DIMMU BORGIR
02:00-03:00 APO.REITER

True Metal Stage
21:15-22:45 BLIND GUARDIAN
00:30-01:45 ICED EARTH

Party Stage
(4am EST)11:00-11:45 BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
23:00-00:15 SCHANDMAUL
02:00-03:00 SAMAEL

Saturday Aug 4
Black Stage
(5am EST)12:00-12:45 SONIC SYNDICATE
13:55-14:40 MOONSPELL
16:00-17:00 DIR EN GREY
18:45-20:00 DESTRUCTION + guests
21:45-23:00 IMMORTAL
00:45-01:45 CANNIBAL CORPSE

True Metal Stage
12:50-13:50 SACRED REICH
14:45-15:45 STRATOVARIUS
17:15-18:30 RAGE
20:15-21:30 TYPE O NEGATIVE
23:15-00:30 IN FLAMES
02:00-03:00 SUBWAY TO SALLY

Party Stage
12:00-12:45 DISILLUSION
13:55-14:40 HEAVEN SHALL BURN
16:00-17:00 DIMENSION ZERO
18:45-19:45 NORTHER
21:45-23:00 STORMWARRIOR feat.Kai Hansen
00:45-01:45 HAGGARD

Headbanger's Ballroom Notable mentions:
18:10-18:40 SWALLOW THE SUN
21:25-22:10 MOONSORROW

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Hate Eternal Announce New Drummer, Album

Hate Eternal frontman, Erik Rutan has posted the following on the band's new drummer, Jade Simonetto, and their upcoming new album:

“Jade and I have been working together for 6 months or so, and his incredible skill and dedication to extreme drumming and groove has made him the perfect drummer for HATE ETERNAL. We gel on everything from all the old songs to the new and the creativity process has been amazing. Working with Jade on the new songs, there is so much diversity and signature drumming to the melodies and riffs. We have been in the middle of preproduction right now for weeks and will doing preproduction till the end of August. We will then start recording the drum tracks for our album! I am super excited about the new material and Alex is coming up with some incredible bass lines! This album is covering a lot more ground than we have previously and I am excited about jamming with Jade and Alex, and a suprise in the works! A lot more groove and diversity in an extreme way. We will record and mix between now and October, with an early 2008 release on METAL BLADE. I will keep you updated!”

As previously reported, Cannibal Corpse bassist, Alex Webster will be playing bass for Hate Eternal. Hate Eternal have announced a slew of European tour dates for August, they are as follows:

Aug. 5 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, GER
Aug. 7 - Monsters Of Rock Festival - Kavarna, BUL
Aug. 11 - Traun - Spinnerei, AUT
Aug. 12 - Brutal Assault Festival - Svojsice, CZR
Aug. 14 - Planet Music - Vienna, AUT
Aug. 15 - Sziget Festival - Budapest, HUN
Aug. 16 - Skc - Belgrade, SER
Aug. 18 - Summer Breeze Festival - Dinkelsbuehl-Sinbronn, GER
Aug. 19 - CC De Fabriek - Sint-Lievens Houtem, BEL
Aug. 20 - 013 - Tilburg, NETH
Aug. 22 - Mean Fiddler - London, UK
Aug. 24 - Hole In The Sky Festival - Bergen, NOR
Aug. 26 - Up From The Ground Open Air - Gemunden Am Main, GER

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Jack Owen To Play With Estuary On Tour This Fall

Guitarist, Jack Owen (Deicide, Ex-Cannibal Corpse) will be joining forces with Ohio Death Thrashers ESTUARY for the upcoming “Balkans Assassination Tour” taking place this October alongside Krisiun, INCANTATION and Inactive Messiah.

"It's an honor to be performing with my long time friends in ESTUARY. It just makes perfect sense to me. Deicide is on hiatus, ESTUARY are a tight technical outfit, Massive Music is one of the best booking agents in Europe right now, and the cities and countries we'll visit make it appealing as well. And I'll be hanging with metal brothers Krisiun and INCANTATION! It will be like a death metal vacation! And my love of death metal just can't be denied! See everyone in the Balkans!" -Jack Owen

Both parties are excited about the collaboration and eager to thrash with the Balkan Metal horde. ESTUARY vocalist Zdenka Prado commented, “Needless to say, we are extremely excited and thankful for this amazing opportunity. It will be a pleasure to slay the stage with one of the world’s best death metal musicians, and one of the coolest people I know. This tour will rage!”

ESTUARY will be playing as many shows as possible in the states this summer supporting their new release “The Craft of Contradiction", including their recent addition to The Central Illinois Metal Fest '07 taking place July 19th – 21st.

The latest Eurpean Estuary tour dates are: More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Comments On Upcoming CD

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER has commented on their upcoming release "NOCTURNAL":

“Hey troops, Trevor here from The Black Dahlia Murder. Just stopping by to tell you about our new album, Nocturnal, which is currently being mastered. From the songs, to the artwork, to the sound quality itself, we could not be more pleased with the results... We are all feeling like proud fathers over here. The album was recorded by Eric Rachel at Trax East, and mixed by Jason Seucof at Audiohammer... it sounds absolutely crushing. It should be just a couple of days before we post a new song on the myspace so you guys can have a taste of the carnage to come. In the mean time, we are gearing up for global destruction... ahem, our tour of the European Festival circuit, as well as our return to the UK. We are very excited to play at Wacken and are very honored to have the opportunity to play in front of so many metal heads. Not to mention our US tour in the fall in support of Cannibal Corpse... on which we will be debuting some new material. Come out and support extreme metal!!!!”

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Cannibal Corpse Reflect On Mini Euro Tour

CANNIBAL CORPSE Reflect On European Mini-Tour
Posted: July 09, 2007 at 22:19 (PST)

CANNIBAL CORPSE have posted this message on their official website:

"Hello everybody. We've just returned from a seven-show mini-tour of Europe that was comprised of three festival dates and four headlining shows.

We began with a performance at France's Hellfest on June 22, the show went very well despite some inclement weather. Ask anyone who was there and they'll tell you there was definitely a lot of mud to deal with, as well as strong winds and rain. Regardless, the fans gave us and the other bands a great response.

The next show was at Belgium's Graspop festival. We had a great time at the festival, not only due to the great fan response during our performance, but also as fans ourselves. Getting to watch the other bands at these festivals is definitely part of the fun for us. For all of us, the band of the day was probably HEAVEN AND HELL, who played on the main stage minutes after our performance at one of the tent stages. It rained pretty hard during HEAVEN AND HELL's set, but we didn't mind getting soaked to watch masters like them perform. It was a truly killer show.

Following Graspop, we had a day off in Frankfurt and then we traveled on to St. Petersburg Russia. We had a great time performing there, and we were happy to have a little time to talk with some fans after the show. One fan told us we were playing during the 'White Nights' of St. Petersburg, and sure enough, even after the show had ended there was still daylight outside.

After an overnight train ride we arrived in Moscow. This was our third show in Moscow, and we are very happy we returned. Of all of the shows, the Moscow gig probably had the most stage diving, the crowd had extremely intense energy. Again, we were happy to be able to hang out with some fans at the club after the show, as we had not had much opportunity to do so during our first two trips to Moscow.

After Moscow, we returned to Germany and spent the night in Berlin. The next day we went to Leipzig for the With Full Force festival. It was another excellent festival with a great crowd, and of the three fests it was probably the one that had the best weather. There were a lot of great bands playing the festival throughout the night, but unfortunately didn't see many as we had to leave soon after our performance to get to the airport for our flight to Iceland.

It was our first time in Iceland, and we were all very excited to play there. We played two shows at the Nasa club in Reykjavik, and we had a great time at both. The fans were really intense both nights (the first show was drinking age, the second all ages). Everybody we met in Iceland gave us an incredible warm welcome and we hope to return to play again there in the future. A few of us also stayed in Iceland for an extra day for some sightseeing and the term 'awesome' is certainly not an overstatement to describe the things we saw (waterfalls, geysers, lava fields, hot springs, etc.). We should also note that during the 3 days went spent there it was daylight the entire time, much like the aforementioned 'White Nights' in St. Petersburg. That made an already interesting experience that much more unique. This was our first trip to Iceland, but we certainly hope it's not the last because it was an incredible trip.

In all, this short trip to Europe was really excellent and also very interesting. We'd like to thank the following people for their help during the tour (apologies to anybody we forget): Our road crew (Paul and Brian), Henk from Vain Productions, Vadim from Flaming Arts Productions, Hellfest, Graspop, With Full Force, Metal Blade Records Europe, Access Metal pub in Berlin, the drivers who took us to WFF and the airport, Thorsteinn, Smari, and everybody involved with the shows in Iceland (including the people who loaned us gear and the guys who helped out with the apartment, thanks so much), all of the great bands we shared the stage with during the tour, all of our friends we saw at the festivals, and of course, most importantly we need to thank the fans who came to the shows and kicked so much ass. You guys are the best, thank you!"

As reported earlier on METALEATER, CANNIBAL CORPSE will headline the Metal Blade Records 25th Anniversary Tour, also including THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, THE RED CHORD, GOATWHORE, and AEON. Here are the confirmed dates:

Sept. 6 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
Sept. 7 - Houston, TX - The Meridian
Sept. 8 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Sept. 9 - Ft. Worth, TX - The Rockyard
Sept. 11 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
Sept. 12 - Tempe, AZ - Tte Marque
Sept. 13 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues
Sept. 14 - Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
Sept. 15 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
Sept. 16 – San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Sept. 17 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Sept. 18 – Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
Sept. 19 – Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Sept. 20 - Vancouver, BC - Croatian Cultural Centre (w/ THE RED CHORD, GOATWHORE)
Sept. 26 - Saint Paul, MN - Station 4
Sept. 28 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Sept. 29 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
Sept. 30 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
Oct. 2 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
Oct. 3 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Oct. 4 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Oct. 5 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Oct. 6 - Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
Oct. 7 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
Oct. 9 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
Oct. 10 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Oct. 11 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House Of Blues

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Cannibal Corpse Scottsdale, AZ Show Moves to Tempe

As previously reported, Cannibal Corpse are headlining the Metal Blade Records 25th Anniversary tour, which also features the Black Dahlia Murder and soon-to-be-announced special guests. The September 12th show originally scheduled for Scottsdale, AZ will now take place at The Marque in Tempe, AZ.

The tour schedule is now as follows:

September
6 - New Orleans, LA - The House Of Blues
7 - Houston, TX - The Meridian
8 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
9 - Ft. Worth, TX - The Rockyard
11 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
12 - Tempe, AZ - Tte Marque (NEW DATE)
13 - Anaheim, CA - The House Of Blues
14 - Hollywood, CA - The House of Blues
15 - San Diego, CA - The House Of Blues
16 –San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
17 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
18 – Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
19 – Seattle, WA - El Corazon
20 - Vancouver, BC - Croatian Cultural Centre (with THE RED CHORD, GOATWHORE)
26 - Saint Paul, MN - Station 4
28 - Chicago, IL - The House Of Blues
29 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
30 - Cleveland, OH - The House Of Blues

October
2 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
3 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
4 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
5 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
6 - Providence, RI - Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
7 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
9 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
10 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
11 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues

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Metal Blade Announce 25th Anniversary Tour

CANNIBAL CORPSE will headline the Metal Blade Records 25th Anniversary Tour which will also feature THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, THE RED CHORD, GOATWHORE, and AEON. The first tour dates to be released are as follows:

September 7 - Houston, TX @ The Meridian
September 11 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
September 14 - Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
September 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
September 17 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
September 26 - Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
September 29 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
October 4 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
October 5 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
October 11 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

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Alex Webster To Play Bass On For Hate Eternal

CANNIBAL CORPSE’s bassist, Alex Webster will be appearing on HATE ETERNAL’s new album.

Webster’s appearance on HATE ETERNAL’s new album, is the result of the recent departure of the band’s bassist, Randy Piro Jr.

“I am very excited to be participating in the recording of Hate Eternal's next album. Erik [Rutan] is an amazing guitarist and songwriter, and one of my best friends.” comments bassist, Alex Webster “As bassist for the new album, I will do my best to make the strongest contribution possible to a band that has already proven itself to be at the highest level of brutality and musicianship".

Both Webster and HATE ETERNAL vocalist and guitarist, Erik Rutan have had a close working relationship prior to working on HATE ETERNAL’s upcoming album (due October 2007). Rutan produced CANNIBAL CORPSE’s latest album, Kill (March, 2006)

CANNIBAL CORPSE’s Kill debut on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at number 170.

“This record needs and deserves the best and I think Alex is the best bass player I know. He is
one of my best friends and know that Jared would be proud to have Alex be a part of Hate Eternal history” enthuses Rutan “He was my first bass player in Hate Eternal when I started and am proud to have him back as a part of it.”

HATE ETERNAL’s new album is due October 2007.

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