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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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Amon Amarth Cancel Scandinavian Tour

Swedish Viking metallers AMON AMARTH have announced on their official website they were forced to cancel the Scandinavian tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE:

"We regret to announce that we've decided to cancel our participation in the Scandinavian tour supporting Cannibal Corpse. It was economically impossible for us to complete the tour due to extremely high expenses surrounding the travelling arrangements. We are of course very sad that this didn't work out, but hope to be back touring Scandinavia sometime in the near future.

For the third time in the bands career we're performing at Wacken Open Air this coming weekend. We'll be playing on the Black Stage at 2:00 am Friday night (or Saturday morning if you will). We're really looking forward to the show, and hope to see all of you up front bangning your heads!

Many people have asked about the Death In Fire video, and want us to put it up on the webpage. Well good news, finally we recieved a copy of it and will within the next couple of weeks put it on the webpage. Keep an eye out for updates under Video-section.

Cheers!"

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Upcoming Goatwhore Shows

Upcoming Goatwhore shows:
07/25 Dallas, TX Club Indigo [Deep Ellum] (w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Deadman Circus, and Demonseed)
07/26 San Antonio, TX The Sanctuary (w/ Cannibal Corpse and The Black Dahlia Murder)
07/27 Oklahoma City, OK Bricktown Live (w/ The Black Dahlia Murder)

Dates with Cattle Decapitation, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Watch Them Die
07/28 Denver, CO Climax Lounge
07/29 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
07/30 Milwaukee, WI Modjeska Theater (Milwaukee Metal Fest)
07/31 Des Moines, IA Hairy Mary's
08/01 Minneapolis, MN Ascot Room @ Quest Club
08/02 Omaha, NEB Ranch Bowl
08/03 Detroit, MI The Shelter at St. Andrew's
08/04 Toledo, OH Masonic Auditorium
08/05 Reading, PA The Silo
08/06 Irvington, NJ Cricket Club
08/07 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
08/08 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre / Underground
08/09 Farmingdale, NY Downtown
08/10 Richmond, VA Nanci Raygun
08/11 Baltimore, MD Thunderdome
08/13 Portland, ME The Asylum
08/14 Worcester, MA The Palladium
08/16 Hagerstown, MD Wilson Ruritan
08/17 Nashville, TN The 5 Spot More...

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Cannibal Corpse Tour Update

Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster has provided this update on the band's North American tour:

"Greetings!

We have just returned from a brutal tour of Canada, and we are going to play at the Lofi club in Salt Lake City tonight. The tour of Canada was awesome, we had a great time. This was the first time we have done this many shows in a row in Canada, and everything went really well. All of the shows were great as expected, and it was killer to play in places we had never been before, like Victoria, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Regina. Even the smaller cities up there have great death metal scenes. More bands should go up there and tour.

One thing that surprised us a little was how hot it is up there, at least in the venues during the shows! We all left behind gallons of sweat on the stages of the clubs we played up there. Calgary was particularly hot, and there was very little air in the club. Somehow the fans stayed brutal for the entire show (maybe it's that killer Canadian beer!) and their energy helped keep us going. All of the Canadian shows were packed with real death metal maniacs, and we want to say a huge thank you to all of them for coming to the shows and kicking ass! Hopefully we will be able to do more extensive tours of Canada in the future.

Now we are continuing on through the US, to play some cities we haven't hit yet on this tour. We look forward to brutal shows in these cities as well. After that we'll be heading to Europe for the Wacken festival, and a few other fests as well. Thanks again to all of the fans who've come out to the shows on the Wretched Spawn tour, we've got a lot more shows coming up so we'll see the rest of you soon!

Alex"

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Cannibal Corpse Live Review - July 19 In Vancouver

A live review and photos of the Cannibal Corpse / The Black Dahlia Murder show on Monday, July 19 at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC has been posted here. In addition to the concert, photos of the Cannibal Corpse in-store autograph signing, which took place at Scrape Records earlier that day, have also been posted.

Severed Savior, originally scheduled as one of the opening acts, could not make it to the show.

Cannibal Corpse's setlist:
Shredded Humans
Puncture Wound Massacre
Stripped, Raped And Strangled
Fucked With A Knife
Decency Defied
Vomit The Soul
Unleashing The Bloodthirsty
Pounded Into Dust
Cryptic Stench
They Deserve To Die
Dormant Bodies Bursting
Gallery Of Suicide
Pit of Zombies
The Wretched Spawn
Staring Through The Eyes Of The Dead
Devoured By Vermin
A Skull Full Of Maggots
Hammer-Smashed Face

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Cannibal Corpse Nearly Forced To Cancel Show

Prior to Cannibal Corpse's appearance at The Opera House in Toronto this past Saturday, July 10th, The Hate And Morality Department of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Department contacted local promoter Noel from Inertia Entertainment saying that he would be charged if the show took place.

Cannibal Corpse said that although bullshit, they would comply as they love Canada and don't want to jeopardize the chance of returning to the lovely country.

Read the full article at Brave Words.

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Cannibal Corpse Vancouver In-Stores July 19th

Cannibal Corpse has been confirmed for an in-store meet-and-greet and signing session at Scrape Records (17 W. Broadway) on Monday, July 19 at 6pm. The band is excited about meeting Vancouver fans in person and have been very accomodating in setting up a great time for the school and work-bound fans who want to meet them. Cannibal Corpse will be appearing at the Commodore Ballroom on July 19th along with The Black Dahlia Murder and Severed Saviour.

Metaleater.com is currently running a contest where you can win a copy of Cannibal Corpse's "The Wretched Spawn" limited edition digipak. For more information, go here.

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Cannibal Corpse Chart Positions, New Dates Added

The new CANNIBAL CORPSE album, The Wretched Spawn, has entered the German Album Charts at #74. This is a good showing considering that many copies of the album were imported to Germany from abroad due to the more brutal artwork of that version.

In tour news, as previously reported, Cannibal Corpse will headline the No Mercy Festivals European tour which features HYPOCRISY, KATAKLYSM, CARPATHIAN FOREST, VOMITORY, EXHUMED, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and PREJUDICE. Dates are as follows: More...

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Aborted Post New Track Online, Line-Up Changes

The Belgian Death metal squad ABORTED have posted a new track 'Gestated Rabidity’, from their new MCD "The Haematobic", out through Listenable Records on April 19th.

Says the band, “The CDRom part of the Haematobic EP will be finished this week and everything should go to press next week, so keep your eyes open for the release!"

Shortly before the European tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE and KATAKLYSM, the band have parted ways with the drummer Frank: "Some of you might have seen it coming, but yes, we have parted ways with longtime skinsbeater Frank. The reason of the break up with Frank is mainly due to musical reasons, he is a great guy and we wish him the best of luck in his further musical & non musical carreer. Who the replacement will be will be announced soon. Dirk (drums on "Goremageddon" & "The Haematobic" EP) will be filling in on the european tour with Cannibal Corpse."

"The Haematobic" EP features:

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Cannibal Corpse Guitarist Suprised By Fan Reaction

CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen says that he was surprised by the reaction the band's fans have had to his side-project ADRIFT. "I thought I was going to be crucified by death metal fans for doing a project that wasn't as heavy as CANNIBAL," he said. "To be honest, the death metal fans that have gone to the web site (www.adrift.cc) and downloaded the songs have had the most positive reaction!

"What I'm trying to do is branch out as an artist. I consider myself well-rounded as a player, and would like to let everyone know that I can play more than 'Hammer-Smashed Face'."

Owen will return home to Tampa in mid-March to film a video for an ADRIFT song entitled "Empty Dreams" that will be made available on the group's web site. "We would like to invite any and all music fans from around the globe to visit the site, check out the songs, and give us your honest opinions," he said. The web site is up and running, and reportedly receiving more hits than it can handle. The band have mentioned merchandise giveaways related to signing the guestbook. "It looks like the band is beyond the side-project phase. We're ready to take off, and do some damage."

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Hatebreed Confirmed for 2004 Waldrock Festival

The 2004 Waldrock Festival is scheduled to take place in Bergum, Holland on June 19th.

The latest acts confirmed to perform at the festival are HATEBREED and SLAPSHOT.

The current line-up for the festival now includes: HATEBREED, SLAPSHOT, MY DYING BRIDE, EXODUS, TRANSPORT LEAGUE, WITHIN TEMPTATION, TWISTED SISTER, FINNTROLL, MONSTER MAGNET, TESTAMENT, CRADLE OF FILTH and CANNIBAL CORPSE.

More acts will be announced soon.

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Cannibal Corpse Side Project Adrift Finish Debut

ADRIFT, the hard rock side project of CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen, have completed work on their debut EP at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida (GOD FORBID, MONSTROSITY, TRIVIUM) with CAPHARNAUM leader Jason Suecof at the board. Co-produced by Suecof and ADRIFT, the EP "showcases ADRIFT's unique sound and approach to accessible songwriting," according to a posting on the band's web site. Mastering took place at world-renowned Morrisound Studios with Jim Morris finalizing the signature ADRIFT sound. Three songs from the EP — "Empty Dreams", "Broken Mirror" and "Fear of Day" — are currently available for streaming or for download via www.adrift.cc.

ADRIFT, whose lineup is completed by ex-EPITAPH/RESURRECTION drummer Kevin Astl, Mark Elm on vocals, Analia Pizzaro on guitar, and Michael Capuano on bass guitar, will be filming a video for the song "Empty Dreams" in the next couple of weeks and will be posting it to their web site by April 1.

Commented Astl, "I think the ADRIFT songs are going to catch a lot of people by surprise. If you're looking for a rehash of 'Hammer Smashed Face', you won't find it. If, however, you are looking for well-written, aggressive songs you can identify with, along with a heavy, grooving sound unlike any mainstream band, ADRIFT may offer you what you are looking for — a pleasurably introspective listening experience. Hell, it just rocks, and we have a blast playing it! Check it out and make your own opinion."

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The Gathering, Cannibal Corpse Cancel NYC Gigs

As previously reported, the legendary Brooklyn club L'Amour has closed its doors for good. The scheduled THE GATHERING and CANNIBAL CORPSE gigs have been cancelled.

The following statement has been issued in regards to the closure: “We hate to do this, but unfortunately the show with CANNIBAL CORPSE for Saturday, March 6th has been canceled. After 25 years, the owners of L'Amour have lost their lease and have been unable to successfully negotiate a new term.

All previously confirmed shows have been canceled, and the club is now officially closed for good. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause."

Instead, THE GATHERING have added a second date in Toronto- for 3pm on Saturday, February 14th at Rockit.

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Exhumed Plan Massive Tour, Release Details

EXHUMED began a massive World Tour Thursday, February 5th. They will also circle North America and Europe supporting CANNIBAL CORPSE and HYPOCRISY throughout February, March, and April. EXHUMED's critically-acclaimed 'Anatomy Is Destiny' CD is available in fine stores now. The band will unleash the long-awaited 'Platters of Splatter' double-disc collection of early material in March.

Upon release, there will be a limited edition (1,000 copy pressing only!) 3 CD version of 'Platters of Splatter' collection available exclusively through Relapse mailorder. Watch http://store.relapse.com for up to the minute information.

Here are the latest EXHUMED tour dates: More...

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Cannibal Corpse In-Store Signing In Philly

Cannibal Corpse will be doing an in-store singing at the RELAPSE Retail Store in Philadelphia. The date is set for March 7th, at 4:00 p.m. EST. The address for the RELAPSE Store is 608 South 4th, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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Download Cannibal Corpse's 'Cyanide Assasin'

A new song from CANNIBAL CORPSE's upcoming album, "The Wretched Spawn", has been put online. Download the mp3 for "Cyanide Assassin" here.

In related news, CANNIBAL CORPSE will shortly begin filming a video for the track "Decency Defiled" off their forthcoming CD, "The Wretched Spawn". The follow-up to 2002's "Gore Obsessed", "The Wretched Spawn" was recorded at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, JUDAS PRIEST).
"The Wretched Spawn" will be released on February 24th in the US through Metal Blade Records.

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Finnish Metal Music Awards 2003 Results

The 2003 installment of the Finnish Metal Music Awards (Sirkkelirock 2003) was held this past Saturday (January 3) at Tavastia Club in Helsinki. Voting was open to all the metal fans in Finland and was presented through the various media outlets that were working with the event's organizers.

The winners are as follows: More...

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Three Bands Confirmed For Waldrock Festival

Testament, Cradle Of Filth and Cannibal Corpse are the first three bands confirmed for next year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. A total of 14 acts will perform at the event, which is expected to draw around 12,000 metalheads.

For more information, visit www.waldrock.nl.

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Decapitated Reportedly Off Cannibal Corpse Tour

Poland's Decapitated have reportedly dropped off the forthcoming North American tour featuring headliners Cannibal Corpse and special guests Hypocrisy and Vile. No reason was given for Decapitated's withdrawal from the trek. The tour — Cannibal Corpse's first in support of their upcoming "The Wretched Spawn" CD — will kick off on February 14 and will run through March 13.

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Hypocrisy, Cannibal Corpse to Tour US

Cannibal Corpse, Hypocrisy, Decapitated and Vile will be teaming up for a U.S. tour beginning in mid-February.

Tentative cities/dates are as follows: More...

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