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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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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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