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Cannibal Corpse

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Formed: 1988
From: Buffalo, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active


BANNED in Australia, New Zealand & Korea. BANNED from performing any material off their first three albums in Germany, where the sale of "Butchered At Birth" is outlawed completely!

It has been 16 years since a small band out of Buffalo, New York released their gorified Metal Blade Records debut "Eaten Back to Life," and in their decade+ existence, Cannibal Corpse have accomplished much more than getting their music and concerts banned. Cannibal Corpse have been repeatedly targeted by the morality police (Gore, PMRC, Lieberman, Dole), appeared in a blockbuster Hollywood feature film (Ace Venture: Pet Detective), debuted as the only Death Metal band to rank on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart, graced the covers of virtually every Metal magazine in the world, toured the globe routinely and sold millions of records. All of this with zero commercial radio airplay and no exposure from MTV, save the periodic obligatory controversial news segment. On February 26th, 2002, "Gore Obsessed," the band's eighth full-length studio album, will redefine the Death Metal genre and reign as Cannibal Corpse's most accomplished and scrutinized recording to date. While not infringing on their trademark sound, Cannibal Corpse and multi-platinum first time Corpse producer Neil Kernon (Queensryche, Nevermore, Skrew, Macabre and many more) focused on technically powerful guitars and unmatched bass & drum syncopation that will leave the current crop of corporate makeup metallers slack jawed. "Pit Of Zombies" rips with alternating tempos and time changes that never leaves the listener behind, but drags them screaming into the pit. "Mutilation Of The Cadaver" is another prime chunk of meat that sees vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher easily spewing forth his finest vocal fury on record (including an unnerving fourteen second scream).

Eight albums in and Cannibal Corpse have never defied their core fan base, continually strengthening their place as the most enduring, relevant and uncompromising Death Metal band ever. With "Gore Obsessed" introducing future classics "Sanded Faceless", "Hung And Bled", "When Death Replaces Life" and "Dormant Bodies Bursting", Cannibal Corpse have buried any and all possibility of being dethroned as the reigning purveyors of aural gore and sonic splatter. Sure to once again peek the interest of those who feel it their responsibility to protect the moral fiber of America's youth culture, Cannibal Corpse again turned to long time friend and artist Vincent Lock to create a visual representation of "Gore Obsessed" that could match the band's musical depiction. Having set a high standard with album covers for "Butchered at Birth" and "Tomb of the Mutilated," Locke, as expected, delivered the gore, and more. The CD cover for "Gore Obsessed" will be masked for retail outlets as no "censored" cover will be available domestically.

Latest Cannibal Corpse News

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

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

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Killswitch Engage Added To Rockstar Mayhem Tour

Killswitch Engage are the latest band to be confirmed for this summer's blockbuster Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour which will be co-headlined by Slayer and Marilyn Manson. Also on the bill will be All That Remains, Cannibal Corpse, God Forbid, Behemoth, Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine, Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel and Job For A Cowboy.

The tour dates are as follows:

July 10 -Marysville, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 11 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 12 - San Bernardino, CA @ Glen Helen Pavilion
July 14 - Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater
July 17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion
July 18 - Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
July 19 - Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 21 - Kansas City, KS @ Sandstone Amphitheater
July 22 - St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 24 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheater
July 25 - Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Centre
July 26 - Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 28 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheater
July 29 - Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
July 31 - Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
August 1 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Post Gazette Pavilion
August 2 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 4 - Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center
August 6 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Virginia Beach Amphitheater
August 7 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 8 - Hartford, CT @ New England Dodge Music Center
August 9 - Washington, DC @ Nissan Pavilion
August 11 - Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheatre
August 12 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
August 14 - Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center
August 15 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 16 - San Antonio, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

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Max Cavalera To Appear In New GTA Game

Former Sepultura frontman and current leader of Soulfly Max Cavalera will appear as the host of the L.C.H.C. (Liberty City Hardcore) radio station in the new video game, "Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost And Damned" Rockstar Games revealed today. The radio station will include some more metal songs this time around, including "I Cum Blood" by Cannibal Corpse, Bathory's "Call From The Grave", Entombed's "Drowned" and "Fear Of Napalm" by Terrorizer. The Classic Rock station will also be updated to include "Wild Side" by Motley Crue and "Wheels Of Steel" by Saxon amongst others. You can check out a sample of the new stations and DJ by heading to the games official website.

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Cannibal Corpse Enters Billboard Charts

Death metal legends Cannibal Corpse has entered the Billboard Album Charts at number 66 after selling around 9571 copies of their new album "Evisceration Plague" in its first week of release. The complete chart entries for the album is as follows:

#66 on the Top Current Albums (Top 200) chart
#7 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart
#22 on the Top Current Rock Albums chart
#6 on the Record Label Independent Current albums chart

Bassist Alex Webster says: "We are blown away by the amazing response to our new album Evisceration Plague. The chart positions that have been reported for this album are well beyond our expectations and the response from both critics and fans has been overwhelmingly positive. We want to say thank you to everyone at Metal Blade and Channel Zero for the great work they did on this release, and most importantly we want to thank our incredible fans, you are the reason for our great success. Thank you, you guys rule!!!!"

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Cannibal Corpse Wins "Greatest Death Metal Song"

Death metal legends Cannibal Corpse has won the award of "Greatest Death Metal Song Of All Time" for their staple track, "Hammer Smashed Face" in a poll on the German website Metal-Hammer.de. In second place was Swedish act Arch Enemy with their song, "We Will Rise" and third place was given to Death for the song "Crystal Mountain."

The full top ten is as follows:

1. Cannibal Corpse – ‘Hammer Smashed Face’ (TOMB OF THE MUTILATED, 1992)
2. Arch Enemy – ‘We Will Rise’ (ANTHEMS OF REBELLION, 2003)
3. Death – ‘Crystal Mountain’ (SYMBOLIC, 1995)
4. Amon Amarth – ‘Pursuit Of Vikings’ (FATE OF NORNS, 2004)
5. Vader – ‘Carnal’ (BLACK TO THE BLIND, 1997)
6. Sepultura – ‘Arise’ (ARISE, 1991)
7. Carcass – ‘Heartwork’ (HEARTWORK, 1993)
8. In Flames – ‘Only For The Weak’ (CLAYMAN, 2000)
9. Kataklysm – ‘In Shadows And Dust’ (SHADOWS & DUST, 2002)
10. Behemoth – ‘Christians To The Lions’ (THELEMA.6, 2000)

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Children Of Bodom Talks About Upcoming Tour

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM will team up with Florida death metal legends CANNIBAL CORPSE for a European tour that is scheduled to kick off tonight (Friday, January 30) in Berlin, Germany.

CHILDREN OF BODOM bassist Henkka Seppälä (a.k.a. Henkka T. Blacksmith) has posted the following update on his band's web site:

"The tour starts tomorrow. We will play Berlin first and then do some German dates before we start going south. Switzerland, Hungary, Austria, Italy...

"We are excited about playing with CANNIBAL CORPSE. 'Eaten Back to Life' was one the first metal albums I bought. It impressed me. I saw them live in Helsinki couple of years ago and it was great. It feels weird playing after this legendary act. I admit it. And I m sure many people think it's wrong. I do hope that CANNIBAL fans will show up anyway to see the shows.

"We haven't headlined Europe since 'Are You Dead Yet?' tour, and it's been too long. Usually we've played also Spain, and especially Barcelona has been always awesome for us. This tour won't go to Spain, and I think it's sad, but I do hope we get to play in Spain in summer later on!! So we will play many places in Europe, and then end this thing in Finland, first Helsinki and then Seinäjoki."

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Behemoth Frontman Speaks On Rockstar Mayhem Tour

Behemoth frontman, "Nergal" has posted his feelings on the bands appearance at this summers Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival. The post reads as follows: "I cannot find words to express the enthusiasm that literally blows us up! It’s a great ennoblement to be accompanied by Slayer and Marilyn Manson. This is the best reward that we could ever get after a dozen of years of hard work and wandering on various venues all over the world. I can promise that Behemoth will be at it’s best. We will play a cross-sectional set with some new material included!"

Behemoth will also support Slayer on a tour for three weeks before the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival.

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Cannibal Corpse Posts "Evisceration Plague" Online

Death metal legends Cannibal Corpse has uploaded their entire new album, "Evisceration Plague" onto their official Myspace. You can check it out by clicking here. The album will be released in North America on February 3rd. The band has also posted another clip of the band in the studio which you can check out below. More...

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Slayer And Manson To Headline Rockstar Mayhem Tour

This years edition of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival will be co-headlined by Marilyn Manson and Slayer according to Revolver. Also on the main stage will be Bullet For My Valentine. There will also be a "Jagermeister stage" which boasts performances from Trivium, God Forbid and All That Remains, as well as the "Hot Topic stage" which features Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel and Job For A Cowboy.

The latest Rockstar Energy Mayhem 2009 tour dates are as follows: More...

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Cannibal Corpse Announces North American Tour

Death metal legends Cannibal Corpse has announced that they will embark on a headlining tour of North America this April. Joining them will be The Faceless, Obscura and Neuraxis.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Get a Sneak Peak of Cannibal Corpse's CD/DVD

This came just now from Cannibal Corpse:

"New exclusive video clip to IGN Entertainment! In celebration of the upcoming release of Evisceration Plague, we will be releasing exclusive video clips to various websites to give fans a sneak peak of the documentary DVD which will accompany the CD. A new video clip will be released weekly up until the release of Evisceration Plague, which will be unleashed upon the world on February 3rd 2009. IGN.com posted the fifth installment today so make sure to head over to the site and check it out before it comes down."

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Cannibal Corpse's "Evisceration Plague" Pre-Order

American death metal band Cannibal Corpse have recently announced that you can now pre-order their upcoming CD/DVD release, "Evisceration Plague" and get a limited autographed CD booklet with purchase. You pre-order it at this link. "Evisceration Plague" will be available everywhere on February 3rd.

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Cannibal Corpse Films "Evisceration Plague" Video

Death metal legends Cannibal Corpse will film a music video for the title track of their forthcoming new album, "Evisceration Plague" on January 21st in New Jersey. The video will be directed by Dale "Rage" Resteghini who usually works with big name hip-hop stars. Cannibal Corpse's new album, "Evisceration Plague" will be released on February 3rd. You can check out some audio samples of the album below. More...

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New Cannibal Corpse Video Clip Posted On Decibel

In celebration of the upcoming release of "Evisceration Plague," purveyors of death metal CANNIBAL CORPSE will be releasing exclusive video clips to various websites to give fans a sneak peak of the documentary DVD which will accompany the CD. A new video clip will be released weekly up until the release of "Evisceration Plague," which will be unleashed upon the world on February 3, 2009. DecibelMagazine.com has now posted the fourth clip so make sure to head over to the site and check it out before it comes down.

Evisceration Plague marks CANNIBAL CORPSE’s 11th full-length studio release since the band formed in 1988 and is the follow up to the largely celebrated and successful 2006 release "KILL," which saw the band land at #170 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart making it the fastest selling Cannibal album in the band’s storied career.

EVISCERATION PLAGUE's track listing: More...

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Hear Cannibal Corpse's "Evisceration Plague" Song

In celebration of Florida death metalers CANNIBAL CORPSE’s upcoming release, "Evisceration Plague," Metal Blade Records will be offering a special preorder on the new album as well as a stream of the of title track. Head over to Metal Blade’s Online Store to place an order for your copy of "Evisceration Plague" with an autographed booklet (while supplies last) for only $11.99 and check out the title track to the upcoming album, which will be unleashed upon the metal world on February 3, 2009.

The complete tracklisting for "Evisceration Plague" is as follows:

1. Priests of Sodom
2. Scalding Hail
3. To Decompose
4. A Cauldron of Hate
5. Beheading and Burning
6. Evidence in the Furnace
7. Carnivorous Swarm
8. Evisceration Plague
9. Shatter Their Bones
10. Carrion Sculpted Entity
11. Unnatural
12. Skewered From Ear to Eye

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Children Of Bodom Announces U.K. Tour Dates

Children Of Bodom will be doing a full tour of the United Kingdom next month where they will also be joined by death metal legends Cannibal Corpse and fellow countrymen Diablo.

The tour dates are as follows:

14 - ABC - Glasgow, Scotland
15 - UEA - Norwich, England
16 - Academy 2 - Manchester, England
17 - Rock City - Nottingham, England
19 - Forum - London, England

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Book Examines Link Between Spirituality and Metal

A new book entitled "The Spiritual Significance of Music: Metal Edition" has recently been released by editor Justin St. Vincent examining the connection between spirituality and metal music. The bands referenced in the book include Angelcorpse, Asva, Blackmass, Breed 77, Brujeria, Cannibal Corpse, Dawn Of Azazel, Enslaved, Enthroned, Evocation, Faith No More, Fantômas, Gorgoroth, Hatesphere, Metal Church, My Dying Bride, Napalm Death, Pitchshifter, Purgatory, Requiem, Resurrection, Samael, Striborg, Tarot, Unleashed, and Vile.

The website for the book gave the following explanation on what it covers:

The Spiritual Significance of Music: Metal Edition provides an exciting exploration of how music powerfully impacts spirituality, and why spirituality influences music. Readers will discover sincere expressions of spiritual beliefs from the world of metal music. This portfolio includes an eclectic mix of musicians playing many forms of metal music; ambient metal, avant-garde death-metal, black metal, brutal metal, death metal, doom metal, experimental metal, funeral-doom, gothic metal, grindcore, heavy metal, industrial metal, melodic metal, power metal, progressive metal, psychedelic metal, Satanic metal, sludge metal, speed metal, symphonic metal, technical metal, thrash metal, and includes musicians from alternative-rock, avant-rock, and hardcore-punk bands. Metal Edition provides readers with an important introduction to metal music’s affinity with demonology, divination, magic, mysticism, Satanism, spiritualism, the occult, and witchcraft.

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Torture Killer Signs to Dynamic Arts Records

Finnish death metal band Torture Killer has been signed by Dynamic Arts Records. The band's previous album, "Swarm!," was released by Metal Blade Records. "Swarm!" introduced legendary death metal vocalist Chris Barnes from Cannibal Corpse and Six Feet Under on the front row of Torture Killer.

Torture Killer havs been in the studio mixing their upcoming third album. The forthcoming album, "Sewers," will be released at the end of February 2009. The previous vocalist Juri Sallinen is back on the line-up once again.

Expect to see Torture Killer touring the Europe in Spring of 2009. Additionally, their first summer festival have been already booked: Legacy Open Air in Germany in May.

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Children Of Bodom Cancels London Show, Adds Dates

More dates have been added to the European tour which features Children Of Bodom, Cannibal Corpse and Diablo, though unfortunately the show in London, England has been cancelled.

The tour dates are as follows:

30 - Huxleys - Berlin, Germany **
31 - Haus Auensee - Leipzig, Germany

1 - Stadtgarden - Erfurt, Germany
3 - Backstage - München, Germany
4 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
5 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
7 - Syma Hall - Budapest, Hungary
8 - Gasometer - Wien, Austria
10 - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy
12 - Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands
20 - Elysee Montmatre, Paris, France
21 - Hof Ter Loo - Antwerpen, Belgium
22 - Hof Ter Loo - Antwerpen, Belgium
23 - Grosse Freiheit - Hamburg, Germany
26 - Sentrum Scene - Oslo, Norway
27 - Tyrol - Stockholm, Sweden

1 - Jäähalli - Helsinki, Finland **
2 - Rytmikorjaamo - Seinäjoki, Finland **

** new dates

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Children Of Bodom/Cannibal Corpse Adds More Dates

Finnish metallers Children Of Bodom and American death metal legends Cannibal Corpse have added some more tour dates to their trek across Europe next year. Also on the bill will be Diablo. You can check out the tour dates below.

31 - Haus Auensee, Leipzig, Germany

1 - Stadtgarden - Erfurt, Germany
3 - Backstage - München, Germany
4 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
5 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
7 - Syma Hall - Budapest, Hungary
8 - Gasometer - Wien, Austria
10 - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy
12 - Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands
19 - Forum - London, UK
20 - Elysee Montmatre, Paris, France
21 - Hof Ter Loo - Antwerpen, Belgium
22 - Hof Ter Loo - Antwerpen, Belgium
23 - Grosse Freiheit - Hamburg, Germany
26 - Sentrum Scene - Oslo, Norway
27 - Tyrol - Stockholm, Sweden

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Children of Bodom, Cannibal Corpse To Tour Europe

Children Of Bodom is teaming up with the death metal legends Cannibal Corpse and fellow Finns Diablo for a full scale European tour. Here's the first batch of confirmed tourdates. More TBA.

Feb. 01 Erfurt , D - Stadtgarden
Feb. 03 Munchen, D - Backstage
Feb. 07 Budapest, HU - Syma Hall
Feb. 08 Wien, AUT - Gasometer
Feb. 10 Milan, IT - Alcatraz,
Feb. 12 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Feb. 19 London, UK - Forum
Feb. 26 Oslo, N - Sentrum Scene
Feb. 27 Stockholm, S - Tyrol

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