Band Photo: Cannibal Corpse (?)
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.
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MTV.com talked to Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster about not being the headlining band on Sounds of the Underground and how that is a good thing.
"It's the first time we've ever been able to do a festival tour in the United States, and we've had very few opportunities to do tours where we weren't the headliner," Webster explained. "I don't know if a lot of bigger bands didn't want to take a band like us on the road with them or what, but ... this is the first time in 10 years we're doing something with bands that are more popular than us."
He said the Brooklyn, New York, band's thrilled to be part of Sounds, because he feels the gig's going to expose Cannibal Corpse to thousands of metal fans who've been too timid to check them out.
"We really feel like we haven't ever had the chance to play to an audience that is not mostly our own," he said. "We've done lots and lots of headlining tours, but very few opening tours, and never an opening tour of this size. We're in the middle of this package, and so, if an average Cannibal Corpse headlining show's in the hundreds of people and the average Sounds show's going to be in the thousands of people, we're obviously meeting a lot more people each night than we would on our own headlining run.
"I can't wait to see what people think," he continued. "If there's certain people who don't like what we do, and they're forced to watch us anyway, that's always kind of entertaining too. When we toured with the Misfits and Anthrax, there was always a handful of people out there going, 'What the f--- is this sh--?' We're very confident and proud of what we do, so we don't care if some people react negatively to it. If anything it makes us laugh. Some of these fans could be interested in us, if they have a chance to see us and get to know what we're like live."
In late March, Cannibal Corpse released Kill, their 10th studio LP. The album debuted at #170 on the Billboard albums chart, selling more than 6,000 copies in its first week. It was the second time in the band's career that one of its albums breached the mostly pop-friendly list; in 1996, Vile opened at #151, with more than 6,100 copies sold. And it's all due to the fans, Webster said.
"We don't have a huge following, but we have a strong following of dedicated fans," he said. "That's the difference between us and a lot of bands that kind of come and go. We have a dedicated fanbase that has been with us for a long, long time. Whereas I think a lot of bands that are more popular than us [are] kind of fleeting. They're popular for a couple of years, and [their] fans ... move on to the next big thing. We've had a slow and steady career."
After SOTU, Cannibal Corpse plan to launch a U.S. headlining run — the kickoff will most likely take place in early November. Webster said next month the band will film a clip for "Death Walking Terror." Well, probably. When you're in Cannibal Corpse, selecting the right song can be tricky.
"Every one of our songs has some kind of violent or dark imagery in it, but we have to look for songs that are a little less graphic," he said. "We only have a couple of songs on each record where the lyrics aren't more or less R-rated for violence. We have to carefully choose what songs we do videos for, because otherwise it won't make it passed the censors. The song 'Murder Worship,' I think all of us would have liked to have done a video for that. But there's no way, with the decapitated heads and all."
A posting on the official Cannibal Corpse reads:
"[Drummer] Paul [Mazurkiewicz] is sexy?
That is right, not only is the man sexy in the world of death metal, his scope of sexiness might ooze out into the real world too...Paul has been nominated for PETA's annual World's Sexiest Vegetarian competition. He is competing against Napalm Death's Barney Greenwat and Arch Enemy's Angela Gossow, but also Hollywood celebs such as Alicia Silverstone, Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson. Even if you are not too supportive of PETA or of the vegetarian lifestyle, think about how ironic it would be to have the drummer from
Carnivore Corpse Cannibal Corpse as the world's sexiest vegetarian! That, plus the fact that the man is a lean mean sex machine and deserves to win."
Sounds of the Underground is rapidly taking shape. Tickets will be available through a pre-sale via Artist Arena on April 11 at noon local times. Tickets go on sale to the public April 15th (some exceptions), check local listings.
This year, the extravaganza will begin on July 8th in Cleveland, Ohio and run for the better part of the summer.
As was previously announced this years powerhouse lineup consists of; As I Lay Dying, In Flames, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, GWAR, Terror, The Black Dahlia Murder, Behemoth, The Chariot and Through the Eyes of the Dead. SOTU is excited to have some special guests join the tour in select cities. Killswitch Engage will join in Mansfield, MA on July 14. Joining SOTU for the Phoenix and San Diego shows only are new American metal pioneers Shadows Fall, modern metalcore band It Dies Today, and Still Remains. Starting in Orlando, FL on July 19, Jacksonville 's own true hardcore champions Evergreen Terrace have been added to the majority of the tour.
Now on board; Tour Sponsor Jagermeister (for the 2nd year), and Online Sponsors: Digital Metal, Lambgoat and Download Punk have been added as event sponsors, joining the rest of the entrepreneurial powers that be who view Sounds of the Underground as the new definitive voice for independent metal festivals.
The organizers for this year's Sounds of the Underground Tour; Paul Conroy and Carl Severson of Ferret Music, Tim Borror, Larry Mazer of Entertainment Services, with National Promoter House of Blues along with partners Metal Blade, Trustkill and Prosthetic Records, The Syndicate, Music Choice, and tour sponsors Hot Topic, Revolver Magazine, Eulogy Recordings.
Dates of THE 2006 Sounds Of The Underground Festival are as follows (subject to change):
July 08 CLEVELAND, OH PLAIN DEALER PAVILLION
July 09 CHICAGO, IL 1ST MIDWEST BANK AMP. PARKING LOT
July 11 TORONTO, ON MOLSON AMPHITHEATRE
July 12 MONTREAL, QC METROPOLIS ***
July 13 POUGHKEEPSIE, NY MID HUDSON CIVIC CENTER
July 14 MANSFIELD, MA TWEETER CENTER PARKING LOT
July 15 SAYREVILLE, NJ STARLAND BALLROOM OUTSIDE
July 16 CAMDEN, NJ TWEETER WATERFRONT
July 17 WASHINGTON DC MERRIWEATHER PAVILLION
July 19 ORLANDO, FL TINKER FIELD
July 21 HOUSTON, TX VERIZON WIRELESS THEATRE
July 22 CORPUS CHRISTI, TX CONCRETE ST. AMPHITHEATRE
July 23 SAN ANTONIO, TX VERIZON WIRELESS AMP. PARKING LOT
July 26 MESA, AZ MESA AMPHITHEATRE *****
July 27 LAS VEGAS, NV HOUSE OF BLUES ***
July 28 SAN DIEGO, CA Venue TBA *****
July 29 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA SHORELINE AMP. PARKING LOT
July 31 DENVER, CO UNIVERSAL LENDING PAVILION
August 02 SAUGET, IL POP'S OUTSIDE
August 03 STERLING HEIGHTS, MI FREEDOM HILL AMPHITHEA
August 04 MILWAUKEE, WI EAGLES BALLROOM
August 05 MINNEAPOLIS, MN ROY WILKINS AUDITORIUM
August 06 WINNIPEG, MB CONVENTION CENTRE
August 07 SASKATOON, SK CREDIT UNION CENTER
August 08 EDMONTON, AB NORTHLANDS AGRICOM
August 10 VANCOUVER, BC THE PNE FORUM
August 12 LOS ANGELES, CA GIBSON UNIVERSAL AMPHITHEATRE
PLAIN DEALER PAVILLION in Cleveland, OH was formally Scene Pavilion
July 14 KILLSWITCH ENGAGE special guest appearance
***AS I LAY DYING, IN FLAMES, TRIVIUM, GWAR, CANNIBAL CORPSE, TERROR & BLACK DAHLIA MURDER only ( Montreal, QC and Las Vegas, NV )
***** SHADOWS FALL, IT DIES TODAY & STILL REMAINS special guest appearance ( Mesa, AZ and San Diego, CA )
Psycroptic post an update with tour dates on their Myspace site:
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
04.04.06 DE ESSEN @ ZECHE CARL
05.04.06 DE LUDWIGSBURG @ ROCKFABRIK
06.04.06 DE BERLIN @ FRITZ
07.04.06 DE GLAUCHAU @ ALTER SPINNEREI
08.04.06 CZ PRAGUE @ ABATON CLUB
09.04.06 AT WIEN @ PLANET MUSIC
10.04.06 DE MUNICH @ BACKSTAGE
11.04.06 CH PRATTELN @ Z7
12.04.06 FR STRASBOURG @ LA LAITERIE
13.04.06 DE FRANKFURT @ BATSCHKAPP
14.04.06 AT DORNBIRN @ SPIELBODEN
15.04.06 FR PARIS @ LA LOCOMOTIVE
16.04.06 BL ANTWERPEN @ HOF TER LOO
17.04.06 NL TILBURG @ 013
20-04-06 GER Bastard Club, Osnabrück
21-04-06 GER East Club, Bischofswerda
22-04-06 GER Rockstation Halle, Saale
23-04-06 AUT Planet Music, Vienna
24-04-06 SLO Media Park, Ljubljana
25-04-06 HUN A 38, Budapest
26-04-06 CZR Black Pez, Praha
27-04-06 POL WZ Wroclaw, Poland
28-04-06 LIT Nooruse Maja, Tartu
29-04-06 LAT Salamandra, Riga
30-04-06 EST Nõmme Cult, Tallinn
01-05-06 FIN Nosturi, Helsinki
03-05-06 NOR Blaest, Trondheim
04-05-06 NOR John Dee, Oslo
05-05-06 SWE Klubben, Stockholm
06-05-06 SWE Skylken, Linkoping
07-05-06 DEN Studenthuset, Aalborg
08-05-06 GER Markthalle, Hamburg
09-05-06 NLD Melkweg, Amsterdam
10-05-06 ENG Underworld, London
13-05-06 NLD Dynamo, Einhoven
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Finnish metallers Norther will be joining the No Mercy Festivals 2006 European Tour with Cannibal Corpse, Kataklysm and Legion of the Damned. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Apr. 04 Essen, GER - Zeche Carl
Apr. 05 Ludwigsburg, GER - Rockfabrik
Apr. 06 Berlin, GER - Fritz
Apr. 07 Glauchau, GER - Alte Spinnerei
Apr. 08 Prague, CZR - Abaton Club
Apr. 09 Wien, AUT - Planet Music
Apr. 10 Munich, GER - Backstage
Apr. 11 Pratteln, SWI - Z7
Apr. 12 Strasbourg, FRA - La Laiterie
Apr. 13 Frankfurt, GER - Batschkapp
Apr. 14 Dornbirn, AUT - Spielboden
Apr. 15 Paris, FRA - La Locomotive
Apr. 16 Antwerpen, BEL - Hof Ter Loo
Apr. 17 Tilburg, NETH - 013
Other Norther tour dates in Finland:
Mar. 09 Hki - Tavastia Klubi
Mar. 24 Tku - Palatsi
Jun. 15 Kouvola - TBA
Jun. 23 JoensuuI - losaari Juhannusfestivaali
Jul. 01 Helsinki - Tuska Festival
Jul. 08 Nivala - Tuiskurock
Finntroll, who recently parted ways with singer Tapio Wilska, have posted the following message on their official website explaining their No Mercy Tour (which features Cannibal Corpse, Kataklysm and Legion of the Damned) cancellation:
"We are more than sorry to inform that we are forced to cancel the No Mercy - Tour. We are still searching for a new vocalist and we feel that it's only fair to the fans that next shows what Finntroll will do, will be with a new line-up, not with temporary replacements.
"We are at least as dissapointed as some of you for not being able to do the tour, but we'll hope that next opportunity to see you all along the road somewhere will happen really soon. Until then...Rot'n'Troll."
According to MTV.com, As I Lay Dying, Gwar, In Flames, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Terror, the Black Dahlia Murder, Behemoth, the Chariot and Through the Eyes of the Dead are all confirmed to take part in the second Sounds of the Underground Tour.
The Sounds of the Underground organizers are taking a different approach to this summer's festival by keeping the number of bands on the bill down and extending the length of set times. Last year most bands got no more than 30 minutes to play.
While dates for the trek — including the official launch date — are still being worked out, SOTU will return to Denver, St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Los Angeles, as well as cities in Texas, New England and western Canada. Tickets will go on sale in late March.
More bands will be announced in the coming weeks.
Cannibal Corpse have released the following statement regarding their recent cancellation of their appearance at Wacken Open Air 2006
"We regret to announce that we have to cancel our appearance at the Wacken Open Air in 2006. The cancellation is due to a scheduling conflict with a large tour in the USA that we will be appearing on. We have now been told that the USA tour (more details on this tour will be released on February 15th) will run from July 7th to August 13th, where originally we had been told that it would likely run from June until July. We would not have scheduled a Wacken performance if we had been aware of this conflict."
"We were really looking forward to playing Wacken, so we are quite disappointed that this has to happen, but we did not want to cancel a month long tour to perform a single concert. We are very sorry to all of our fans who were planning to see us at Wacken, and also to the festival organizers, who are in no way responsible for our cancellation. We hope to perform at Wacken again in the years to come, but unfortunately this year it is not possible."
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.
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.
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.
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.More...
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.