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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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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!!!!”

Here are The Black Dahlia Murder's upcoming tour dates: More...

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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:

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

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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Cannibal Corpse Checks In From The Road

Cannibal Corpse checks after completing the first two weeks of their European tour:

“Hey everybody, I just wanted to let you all know how our European tour is going so far. Today we're playing in Slovenia, which will be the 14th show of the tour, so this show marks the halfway point. So far all of the shows have gone really well, the audiences have been excellent night after night. We also were very happy to finally play in Romania and Bulgaria. It was our first time playing in either of those countries, but it certainly won't be the last. Both countries have great death metal scenes, and we hope to return there when we tour for our next album. The other countries we've been through so far have been: France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, and Serbia, which was last night. We've met a ton of cool people at every show, so I'd like to say hello and thanks to any of you who might be reading this. OK, sound check is going to start in a few minutes, so I'd better get going. Thanks again to all the fans who have come to the shows so far, see the rest of you soon!"

Cannibal Corpse just embarked on the second leg of their tour. Joining them are Disavowed and Mortem.

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Metal Blade Records Announce 25th Anniversary Tour

Metal Blade Records has announced the 25th Anniversary Tour with Cannibal Corpse, The Red Chord, Job for a Cowboy and Psyopus. The 25th Anniversary tour begins April 27th in Baltimore, MD continuing through May 5th, and includes the Metal Blade Records 25th Aniiversary Party on Saturday April 28th at this year’s New England Metal Fest in Worcester.

METAL BLADE RECORDS 25th Anniversary Tour dates:

4/27 Balitmore, MD Sonar
4/28 Worcester, MA Palladium 25th Anniversary Party at New England Metal Fest
4/29 New York, NY Irving Plaza w/ special guest Behemoth
4/30 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
5/01 Millwale, PA Mr. Small’s
5/03 Sauget, IL Pop’s
5/04 Louisville, KY Headliners
5/05 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero

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Gutworm Issue Update

Gutworm have issued the following update via the AntiCulture Records website:

We're happy to announce that our long awaited second album, Disfigured Narcissus will be recorded at Priory Recording Studios during March / April and will be released this September. I know what you're thinking... "about bloody time!" We're not lazy, we just didn't want to rush it! This will be new bassist Glen Pywell's debut recording with us after several months hard work, both in the practice room and on the road. Greg Chandler (Esoteric) will be producing once again so expect a killer result!! Oh yeah, dont forget about us at this year's Hellfest along with our label-mates Slit & Interlock. Bands confirmed so far include Korn, Machine Head, Lamb Of God, Cannibal Corpse, Megadeth, Napalm Death plus MANY more!! Check out the official Hellfest website at www.hellfest.fr or the Myspace page. We'll be playing 2 other shows while in France, but we'll talk about those another time. Thats it for now but keep your eyes peeled, there's loadsa GW news coming up in the next couple of months.

See ya - Mr Minney

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Behemoth Start Lining Up Live Dates

Polish death metallers BEHEMOTH appear to be lining up select U.S. shows (most likely taking place around an appearance at this year’s New England Metal and Hardcore festival). Dates released so far include:

April 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory w/ Dimmu Borgir, etc.
April 29 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza w/ Cannibal Corpse, etc.
April 30 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

Also, BEHEMOTH are currently wrapping up the tenuous recording process for The Apostasy, “their most ambitious and epic offering yet.” The new effort is being recorded in the band’s hometown of Gdansk with Nergal (vocals, guitars) and longtime sound engineer Malta in the producers’ chairs and is set for a late July release.

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New England Metal and Hardcore Fest Lineup

The lineup has been announced for this year's New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The event will be headlined by black metal act Dimmu Borgir and feature performances from Bury Your Dead, Kylesa, The Devil Wears Prada, 100 Demons, Nora, The Human Abstract, Death Before Dishonor, Dead Hearts, Unearth, Shai Hulud and many more.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival take place at the Palladium, located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Mass.

The full lineup is as follows (in no particular order): More...

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Cannibal Corpse Release More Tour Dates

More dates have been released for CANNIBAL CORPSE’s upcoming tour, which is expected to also feature JOB FOR A COWBOY and PSYOPUS:

April 27 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar w/ The Red Chord
April 29 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza w/ Behemoth, The Red Chord
April 30 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance w/ The Red Chord
May 3 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
May 4 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s

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Cannibal Corpse To Tour Mexico And Guatemala

Cannibal Corpse are heading back towards Mexico and Guatemala in May for a series of shows. Here are the tour dates:

May 17 Monterrey , Mexico - TBC
May 18 Guadalajara, Mexico - TBC
May 19 Mexico City, Mexico - TBC
May 20 Guatemala City, Guatemala - TBC

Cannibal Corpse are gearing up for their European tour, which begins on February 22 in Rennes, France. Tour dates are as follows: More...

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Behold...The Arctopus Update On Side Projects

Guitarists Mike Lerner and Colin Marston appeared in the holiday issue of Guitar One Magazine and are play and sans-drums version of Alcoholocaust on the cd-rom that comes with the current issue.

Drummer Charlie Zeleny is going to Japan from February 4-12 to play duo with Jordan Rudess, keyboardist of Dream Theater. They are going to be playing Rudess Morgenstein Project and Rhythm of Time tunes with the whole thing being sponsored by Roland. He also completely finished tracking the Blotted Science drum parts for the "Machinations of Dementia" album with Ron Jarzombek of Spastic Ink, Gordian Knot and Watchtower and Alex Webster of Cannibal Corpse. The album should come out sometime in 2007.

Colin's new recording studio, Menegroth, the Thousand Caves (thethousandcaves.com) is now up and running in New York City.

Colin has just completed work on a new album from his project Byla, with Dysrhythmia guitarist Kevin Hufnagel, ex-Swans vocalist Jarboe, and Crom-Tech / Orthrelm guitarist Mick Barr. It is due out in the fall.

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Cannibal Corpse Confirms Two Shows In Iceland

Cannibal Corpse has confirmed to play two shows in Reykjavik, Iceland:

Saturday 30th of June - Venue: Nasa, http://www.nasa.is - Age limit: 20
Sunday 1st of July - Venue: Nasa, http://www.nasa.is - All Ages

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Interlock Confirm Slot on Hellfest 2007

The London based cyber-metal sextet posted the following update via their record label's [Anti Culture Records] website:

Cheap duty-free orders at the ready, we're off to the continent for some sun and salacious behaviour... and perhaps a touch of heavy-as-hell industrial metal for the benefit of our European cousins.

We're salivating over our passports with delight in confirming that we will be appearing on saturday 23rd june at hellfest 2007 in clisson, france. the lineup includes Immortal, Cannibal Corpse, Blind Guardian, Gutworm, Slit and many more. Check back here regularly for more details as to which stage and what time.

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Iced Earth Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

ICED EARTH is the latest act confirmed for Wacken Open Air 2007, scheduled for August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.

Acts on the bill now include: More...

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Wacken Open Air 2007 Confirm Lordi and Mendeed

LORDI and MENDEED are the latest acts confirmed for the Wacken Open Air 2007 (www.wacken.com) is scheduled for August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.


More details as they become available.

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Gutworm Confirmed for Hellfest 2007

The UK metal outfit Gutworm have been confirmed for Hellfest in France this summer, June 22, 23 & 24. Other acts confirmed so far are IMMORTAL, NAPLAM DEATH, HATEBREED, CANNIBAL CORPSE among many others.

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Cannibal Corpse To Re-release "Vile"

Cannibal Corpse will re-release their 1996 masterpiece "Vile" in March 2007. Entitled "Vile Live", the re-release will be part of a two-disc set which will include a bonus DVD containing live footage from the "Vile" era. The bulk of the concert material was filmed using three "old-school Hi8 cameras" on February 3, 1997 at San Francisco's Berkely Square, with four additional tracks shot the following night (February 4, 1997) using only two cameras.

The track listing for the bonus DVD is as follows:

February 3, 1997:

01. Perverse Suffering
02. Stripped Raped and Strangled
03. Covered with Sores
04. Monolith
05. Addicted to Vaginal Skin
06. Force Fed Broken Glass
07. Fucked with a Knife
08. Gutted
09. Bloodlands
10. Shredded Humans
11. Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead
12. A Skull Full of Maggots
13. Devoured by Vermin
14. Hammer Smashed Face

February 4, 1997:

01. Pulverized
02. Puncture Wound Massacre
03. Mummified in Barbed Wire
04. Orgasm Through Torture

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