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Cannibal Corpse

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Band Photo: Cannibal Corpse (?)

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

Background

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

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

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

Latest Cannibal Corpse News

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

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

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Blotted Science Recruit Hate Eternal Drummer

Blotted Science, the technical extreme metal project masterminded by guitarist Ron Jarzombek (Watchtower, Spastic Ink) and bassist Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse), have announced the addition of drummer Derek Roddy (Hate Eternal). Roddy replaces Chris Adler (Lamb Of God) who recently had to bow out due to other commitments. The earlier tentative project name, The Machinations Of Dementia, will now find its place as the CD's title.

"Alex and I are stoked to welcome Derek to the fold - he is an incredible drummer", enthuses Jarzombek. "His skills and abilities work out extremely well for us since we are writing and recording separately and sending files back and forth via the internet. Derek, Alex and I got a chance to meet up at NAMM last week, had a great time talking about the project, and are all very hyped to get things moving.

"Derek will begin recording at Mana Recording Studios in Florida, hopefully with Eric Rutan producing, after Hate Eternal get back from their upcoming European tour. Alex is half way done recording his bass tracks for the album and will be totally done in a few weeks. Then it's up to Derek and me to finish up mid-year."

'The Machinations Of Dementia' will feature 16 songs, including 'Synaptic Plasticity', 'Bleeding In The Brain', 'Narcolepsy', 'Oscillation Cycles', 'Brain Fingerprinting', and 'Laser Lobotomy', and is scheduled for a late 2006 release on a yet to be determined label.

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"Uranium: Bands Who Deserve Press" Premiere Friday

On Friday, January 20th, "Uranium: Bands Who Deserve Press" will premiering at 9pm EST. The show will feature legendary bands like Cannibal Corpse and Obituary, plus newer bands like Since the Flood and A Life Once Lost and looks into why metal is shunned by the media masses. For more information on upcoming Uranium shows & for exclusive interviews and performances, log on to www.fuse.tv.

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Deicide Reveals Name of New Album

Floridian death metallers, DEICIDE have unveiled the title of their latest album. Entitled "The Stench of Redemption," the record will be the first DEICIDE album to feature new guitarists Jack Owen (formally of CANNIBAL CORPSE) & Ralph Santolla (ex DEATH / ICED EARTH) who have been touring in the band since the departure of the brothers Hoffman in 2005.

In total, 10 instrumental songs have been demoed and Glen Benton is currently locked away working on suitably sick vocals / lyrical themes to rival the brutality of the compositions.

"The Stench of Redemption" will be produced by Jim Morris and the band will be entering Morrisound studios in the next few weeks to commit it to tape for a May release through Earache Records. A full European tour is currently being booked to follow the release.

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Grimfist Added To No Mercy Festival

Norwegian Black/ Death metallers GRIMFIST have posted the following update:

Greetings my friends!! It´s 2006 and a whole new year filled with endless possibilities and challenges. We´ll start off with announcing that Grimfist will participate at the No Mercy festivals 2006!! We´re really looking forward to do this tour, and can promise you we´ll fucking slay!! Check out dates, venues and line-up below.
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Unmerciful Sign To Unique Leader Records

Unique Leader has announced yet another signing, this time in the form of UNMERCIFUL, an American death metal act featuring former members of ORIGIN and CANNIBAL CORPSE as well as touring guitarist Jeremy Turner. UNMERCIFUL has signed for a two album deal, the first of which will be unleashed in early 2006.

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Cannibal Corpse Plan UK, Ireland Tour Dates

Cannibal Corpse are to play shows in the UK/Ireland from January 18-23 with support coming from Prostitute Disfigurement and Aeon. So far, the confirmed shows are:

January 20 - Cork An Cruiscin Lan
January 21 - Dublin Temple Bar
January 22 - Glasgow Garage

As previously reported, guitarist Rob Barrett has officially rejoined Cannibal Corpse as a permanent replacement for guitarist Jack Owen, who left the band in 2004. Cannibal Corpse recently set "Kill" as the title of their tenth album, due on March 21 via Metal Blade Records.

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Machinations of Dementia Part With Drummer

MACHINATIONS OF DEMENTIA, the technical extreme metal project masterminded by guitarist Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK) and bassist Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE), have announced the departure of drummer Chris Adler (LAMB OF GOD), who has had to bow out due to other commitments.

Said Jarzombek: "We are sad to see Chris go but with his heavy work load with LAMB OF GOD it just wasn't gonna work out scheduling-wise. Chris said that for him to do the music justice would take too much time, and he doesn't have it right now. Chris and I hope to work together at a later time.

"So we are officially putting the word out that we are looking for a drummer to complete this lil' three-headed monster. Technical proficency and dedication aside, being able to read music is a major plus as we are writing and recording separately and sending files back and forth via the Internet. As of now we have 15 songs written and 2 more to go final recordings should start getting under way shortly after that."

Interested candidates can contact the band at ronjarz@satx.rr.com.

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Cannibal Corpse Reveal New Album Title

Legendary death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE have set "Kill" as the title of their tenth album, due on March 21 via Metal Blade Records. The CD is being recorded at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL).

With regards to the new album's musicial direction, the band had previously said, "We are doing everything we can to make sure it's the heaviest, most brutal one we've ever made."

Guitarist Rob Barrett has officially rejoined CANNIBAL CORPSE as a permanent replacement for guitarist Jack Owen, who left the band in 2004. Barrett, who played with the group from 1993 to 1997 and appeared on "The Bleeding" and "Vile" albums, has contributed a song to the band's upcoming tenth album, "Kill", due on March 21, 2006 via Metal Blade Records.

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Rob Barrett Re-Joins Officially Cannibal Corpse

Guitarist Rob Barrett has officially rejoined CANNIBAL CORPSE as a permanent replacement for guitarist Jack Owen, who left the band in 2004. Barrett, who played with the group from 1993 to 1997 and appeared on "The Bleeding" and "Vile" albums, has contributed a song to the band's upcoming tenth album, "Kill", due on March 21, 2006 via Metal Blade Records. The CD is being recorded at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL).

With regards to the new album's musicial direction, the band had previously said, "We are doing everything we can to make sure it's the heaviest, most brutal one we've ever made."

CANNIBAL CORPSE have been utilizing session musicians for their recent touring activities, including Barrett and Jeremy Turner, who had previously played with ORIGIN.

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Deicide Gets Jack Owens And Ralph Santola

Earache Records has posted the following message on DEICIDE's recent happenings:

"Things are going good." stated a good hearted Glen Benton when
asked how things were going with DEICIDE. The band has alot coming up, a tour of the UK and Europe, new band members and alot more on the horizon. Some new blood has entered DEICIDE in the form of Jack Owens (Ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) and Ralph Santolla (Ex-DEATH, ICED EARTH). Jack and Ralph will be the new ax-wielders of the sinister DEICIDE and Glen Benton looks forward to the new lineup; "Everyone is getting along great. I'm excited to get out there and play again without any hassles," stated Benton.

When spoken to recently, Glen expressed excitement about the upcoming DEICIDE UK and European Tour. A devastatingly brutal 23 shows in 23 days spanning across the England, Ireland, and much of continental Europe, this tour promises to fulfill all the dark wishes of their European fans. DEICIDE are just about ready to be back on top and bringing their satanic metal to the masses and they start with this tour which is sure to leave Europe in rubble following the "dark mass" that occurs when DEICIDE performs.

Following the tour the band are looking forward to putting some newly written material onto record. "The new material is the heaviest shit we've ever written." said Benton, "This is sure to be heaviest record Since Legion." Along with an upcoming recording session, the band have tentative plans to tour South America come January and February which should truly spread the heart of darkness throughout the continent.

The band who set the standard for Death Metal more than a decade ago are prepared to re-write that standard for a new century and school a whole new generation on just how its done. We look forward to everything DEICIDE has to offer us in the last months of 2005 and the oncoming 2006 year.

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Unmerciful Complete Full Length Album

Clinton Appelhanz (guitar, vocals) and James King (drums) recently split from Origin due to "personal and creative differences. In the meantime, Appelhanz and King have completed work on a full-length album with their new band UNMERCIFUL, which also features in its ranks former ORIGIN member/CANNIBAL CORPSE touring guitarist Jeremy Turner. The band, who describe their musical style as "modern blasting American death metal," are currently seeking a label home. You can check out the group's tracks "Masochistic Rampage" and "Seething Darkness" at myspace.com/unmerciful.

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Cannibal Corpse To Start Recording New Album

Cannibal Corpse have posted the following message at their official website:

"On October 17th, we will be entering Mana studios in St. Petersburg Florida to begin recording our 10th studio album. Erik Rutan will be at the helm as producer. The recording and mixing should be complete by December, and the album's release date will hopefully be sometime in March of 2006. After the release, we look forward to getting out on the road and performing for all of our great fans worldwide.

As for the new album, we are doing everything we can to make sure it's the heaviest, most brutal one we've ever made. We have 11 songs completed and if possible we'd like to write one or two more before entering the studio. Check back for tour dates and studio reports in the coming weeks."

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Paths of Possesion Set Debut Release Date

Metal Blade Records has set an October 4 release date for the debut album from PATHS OF POSSESSION, the Florida-based band fronted by CANNIBAL CORPSE vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher. Entitled "Promises in Blood", the was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in Tampa, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, MORBID ANGEL).

"Promises in Blood" track listing:

01. Darklands
02. The Butcher's Bargain
03. Bleed the Meek
04. The Second Coming
05. Where the Empty Gods Lie
06. Heart for a Heart
07. In My Eyes
08. Erzsebert
09. Promises in Blood
10. Bring Me the Head of Christ
11. Through the Fiery Halls
12. The Icy Flow of Death

PATHS OF POSSESSION is:

George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher - Vocals
Randy Butman - Bass, Backup Vocals
Jay Fossen - Guitars
Jack Goodwin - Guitars
Nick Goodyear – Drums

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LoG, Cannibal Corpse Members Join In New Project

CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster, WATCHTOWER/SPASTIC INK guitarist Ron Jarzombek and LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler have joined forces in a brand-new project tentatively called MACHINATIONS OF DEMENTIA.

Commented Jarzombek in a posting on his web site: "For the past several months, I have been writing some heavy, brutal, technical, psychedelic, doomy music with Mr. 'Hammer Smashed Bass' himself Alex Webster, bassist for CANNIBAL CORPSE. Yeah, I know, holy crap! At the rate we are going, we will have enough material for a full CD by the end of the year. Of course, I don't want to give out a 'release date', but so far, we have about 40 minutes of material and aren't slowing down any time soon.

"Not totally decided on a name yet, we are tentatively calling the project MACHINATIONS OF DEMENTIA. On drums will be none other than Chris Adler from LAMB OF GOD. YIKES!!!!... Due to Chris' heavy touring schedule with LAMB OF GOD over the past months, he has had very little time to work on material, but the three of us are committed to making this happen. More...

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Sebastian Bach's Guitarist Fills In On Deicide

Guitarist Ralph Santolla (Sebastian Bach) will join Deicide for their upcoming US tour, which kicks off at the end of May. He replaces Jack Owen, who has returned to Cannibal Corpse duties.

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Choosing Death... In Stores Now

"Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore" is available in stores. The book, published by Feral House, revisits critical moments in the history of the grindcore and death metal genres. “Choosing Death: The Original Soundtrack,” the Relapse Records companion CD compilation to “Choosing Death” featuring classic tracks from Carcass, Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Death, At the Gates, and many more in addition to exclusive, never-before-heard songs from Nihilist (pre-Entombed), Suffocation and Pig Destroyer, is also available.

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Rob Barrett Rejoins Cannibal Corpse

Cannibal Corpse has announced that Rob Barrett, who played guitar with the band between 1993 to 1997 and appeared on "The Bleeding" and "Vile" albums, will be rejoining the band for their performance at the Northwest Death Fest in Seattle on April 3rd.

Whether or not Rob will be staying with the band permanently after that show is still not certain.

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"Armageddon Over Wacken Live 2004" Details

Armageddon Music have announced a March 21 release date for the "Armageddon Over Wacken Live 2004" 3-CD set. The package will feature more than 220 minutes and 38 bands, along with liner notes, photos and information about the annual German metal festival. Here is the complete track listing:

Disc 1:

01. ANTHRAX - "Indians"
02. ANTHRAX - "Only"
03. DESTRUCTION - "Nailed To The Cross"
04. CHILDREN OF BODOM - "Sixpounder"
05. CANNIBAL CORPSE - "Dormant Bodies Bursting"
06. MAYHEM - "Pargans Fears"
07. DEATH ANGEL - "Thicker Than Blood"
08. UNLEASHED - "To Asgaard We Fly"
09. ORPHANAGE - "Five Crystals"
10. EKTOMORF - "I Know Them"
11. EKTOMORF - "Destroy"
12. BAL-SAGOTH - "The Emperial Lexicon"
13. MNEMIC - "Ghost"
14. CATHEDRAL - "Stained Glass Horizon"
15. NEVERMORE - "Enemies Of Reality"

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"Monsters of Death" Release Parties Announced

The "Monsters Of Metal" clip-compilations got two evil little brothers – the "Monsters Of Death". This brandnew set of two DVDs features the who-is-who of Death Metal from Europa and America in 53 (!) clips ranging.

Among the selections: Dissection ('Where Dead Angels Lie'), At the Gates ('Terminal Spirit Disease'), Cannibal Corpse ('Deceny Defied'), Six Feet Under ('America The Brutal') and Hypocrisy ("Inferior Devoties"). There is also a live chapter with Malevolent Creation and Immolation plus some audio parts with new hot metal stuff from Nuclear Blast.

If you want to check out "Monster Of Metal", visit one of the following release parties. You can check out the material plus even grab some freebies.

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NorthWest Deathfest Announced

NorthWest Deathfest 2005 has been announced and the event will take place in Seattle, WA at The Fenix (109 S Washington St.) on Sunday, April 3rd. Tickets for the all-day event which starts at 11AM are $15.

Confirmed to grace two stages are as follows: CANNIBAL CORPSE, SADUS, INCANTATION, SEVENPERCENT, NON-EXISTANCE, NECRYPTIC and FUNERAL AGE. More acts will be announced soon.

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