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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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Devourment Streaming Cannibal Corpse Cover

Following Devourment’s recent East Coast assault, having torn through Brooklyn and Philly two weeks ago leaving audiences battered and mangled, today the horde deploy yet another new track to the masses.

A bonus track to Devourment’s "Conceived In Sewage" LP, released via Relapse in February, the new tune is brutally modern cover of the Cannibal Corpse staple “The Pick-Axe Murders,” and is available through the Bandcamp player below, or over at GunShyAssassin here.

Devourment will invade ‘Vegas on June 15th to take part in the Las Vegas Deathfest alongside Defeated Sanity, Regurgitation, Infernal Dominion, Embalmer, and a slew of other acts. Stay tuned for additional new Devourment shows being conceived and to be announced in the coming weeks. More...

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Cannibal Corpse Launches Picture Disc Pre-Order

2013 heralds Cannibal Corpse's 25th year as a band and the groups plans to celebrate all year long! Metal Blade Records will be releasing one picture disc a month from the band's expansive catalog ("Eaten Back to Life," "Butchered at Birth," "Tomb of the Mutilated," "The Bleeding," "Vile," "Gallery of Suicide," "Bloodthirst," "Gore Obsessed," "The Wretched Spawn," "KILL," "Evisceration Plague," and "Torture").

A total of 12 pictures discs will be released, covering all of the band's full-length studio albums, some of which have never been released on picture disc. The next picture disc available for pre-order is "Tomb of the Mutilated," which was released in 1992, and can be found here.

Additionally, fans in the U.S. can enter to win a copy of the picture disc now via Metal Blade. Catch Cannibal Corpse live on the Decibel Magazine Tour w/ Napalm Death, Immolation: More...

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Abriosis Posts Cannibal Corpse Cover

Vancouver-based death metallers Abriosis have followed up the February 1st release of their new (and free) EP "Vessel" with a video cover of the classic Cannibal Corpse track, "Fucked With A Knife." Check out the clip below.

"'Fucked With a Knife' is such an iconic Cannibal Corpse song, we thought it'd be cool to put our own spin on it, not to mention throwing a bit of a twist in there by using a female voice to tell this sordid tale," comments Abriosis vocalist Alxs Ness.

The band's third release overall, "Vessel" marks the first Abriosis recording to feature new vocalist Alxs Ness (ex-Without Mercy). More...

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Cannibal Corpse Announces Box Set Release

Cannibal Corpse will be releasing a box set to commemorate the band's 25th anniversary, "Dead Human Collection: 25 Years of Death Metal." The box contains:

All 12 full-length studio albums in a 12 CD foldout case with new artwork, "Torturing and Eviscerating LIVE" on CD and LP Picture Disc recorded in Tampa, FL 2010 / Milwaukee, WI 2012, new exclusive images by Vince Lock, 12" X 12" graphic prints of all 13 original album covers, and a 2013 Cannibal Corpse Calendar.

The box will be in stores on March 19th and is available for pre-order, along with the previously announced series of Cannibal Corpse picture discs, at this location.

Kicking off in May, this year's Decibel Magazine Tour gauntlet will last a full week longer than its 2012 counterpart, spanning over 30 North American dates. Dates are available below.

"We're psyched to be headlining this year's Decibel Magazine Tour along with Immolation and Napalm Death," says Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster. "This is a lineup of bands that have been a consistent part of the death/grind scene for decades, and we're proud to be a part of it. It will be a legendary night for extreme music." More...

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Hour Of Penance To Tour With Cannibal Corpse

Italian death metallers Hour Of Penance will continue to spread their blasphemous verses throughout Europe in the coming weeks whilst touring with brutal legends Cannibal Corpse, DevilDriver, and The Black Dahlia Murder.

The tour will kick off in Finland in just over two weeks and reach its final destination of Glasgow, U.K. one month later. Full dates are listed below.

The members of Hour of Penance are no strangers to two of the three groups with whom they'll be performing, having toured America with The Black Dahlia Murder last spring before supporting Cannibal Corpse on a fall U.S. tour. A five-minute video recap of the latter tour -- which also featured Misery Index -- can be seen below. More...

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Napalm Death Comments On Decibel Magazine Tour

After completing a co-headlining North American tour with speed punks Municipal Waste, extreme act Napalm Death will now be coming back to the States with Cannibal Corpse and Immolation for the 2013 installment of the Decibel Magazine tour (Cretin, Beyond Creation, and Magrudergrind will also join the tour as rotating support). Vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway comments about this upcoming trek:

"Twice in the USA in the space of a year? Must pinch ourselves a little harder. It's like 22 years ago all over again. Well, the Municipal Waste trip was a very beautiful thing, and we found things to be very vibrant and people rolled out in force. So Albert from Decibel asked us back in an excited voice, and we said 'Oh, go on then' in an excited voice, and thus we'll be seeing you sooner rather than later. It'll be fast, it'll be furious - guaranteed."

Napalm Death will be touring in support of latest release, "Utilitarian," and dates for the tour are below. You can also see what Cannibal Corpse had to say about the tour here. More...

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Cannibal Corpse To Play Decibel Magazine Tour

After the maiden voyage in 2012, Decibel Magazine is doubling down on veteran star power for a second annual national tour.

This spring, the plague spreads as Decibel brings you three living legends of death metal and grindcore: the preeminent gore institution Cannibal Corpse; rabble-rousing U.K. grind icons Napalm Death, and NYDM stalwarts Immolation. The following press release was issued about the tour:

"While occultism permeated last spring's inaugural dB tour—featuring exclusively European headliners in Behemoth, Watain, the Devil's Blood and In Solitude—they looked (mostly) to North America for this year's unholy assemblage. Three of Decibel's favorite underground powerhouses will take on this year's rotating opening slot: demented Bay Area death-grinders Cretin, Canadian tech-prog upstarts Beyond Creation and Beltway grind/powerviolence crushers Magrudergrind. And the time is ripe to see the new bleed into the old: three of the six artists performing are expected to have new records detonating during the tour.

"Kicking off in May, this year's Decibel Magazine Tour gauntlet will last a full week longer than its 2012 counterpart, spanning over 30 North American dates. Presented by Metal Blade, Indiemerchstore.com, Nuclear Blast, Lace Pickups, Century Media and Season of Mist, the 2013 Decibel Magazine Tour will bring together the kind of globally-renowned, boundary-pushing innovators that have made it possible for the magazine to continue thriving for over 100 issues. Coming off a tour noted for Behemoth frontman Nergal's triumphant return to the States following his battle with leukemia—which culiminated in an explosive sold-out closing gig in New York City—Decibel had no choice but to go bigger and even more badass." More...

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ArmyOfOneTV Posts Hudson Valley Death Fest Footage

A quick video interview done this past Sunday, November 25th right after the first annual Hudson Valley Death Fest outside of the The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, NY is streaming below. ArmyOfOneTV interviewed Sammy (Goatwhore), Mark (Misery Index) and Paul (Cannibal Corpse) in the footage below. A forty-five minute video of the Hudson Valley Death Fest is also streaming at this location.

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Brian Slagel Talks 30 Years Of Metal Blade

Fuse TV has launched an exclusive interview with Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel, which can be viewed below or over at Fuse.tv.

The interview, conducted at the Metal Blade offices, will give fans insights into Slagel's favorite bands, how the label has evolved, bands the label has missed out on and discovered throughout its three decades in business. Slagel also discusses 30 years of the label's history, with stories about Metallica, Slayer, GWAR, and Cannibal Corpse.

Metal Blade Records will be wrapping up 30th anniversary celebrations for 2012 with a show on November 30th at the House of Blues Sunset Strip. Show headliners Armored Saint will be joined by newcomers Gypsyhawk, as well as a special, short set from thrash legends Sacred Reich.

Additional special guests confirmed for the show include Amon's Amarth's Johan Hegg, Ray Alder of Fates Warning/Redemption, as well as dUg Pinnick of King's X. The guest musicians will join Armored Saint on stage throughout their set to perform a variety of cover songs. That Metal Show's Eddie Trunk and Don Jamieson are confirmed to host the event. More...

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Summer Slaughter Tour Documentary Available

A video documentary following the antics of the Summer Slaughter Tour has been posted online by Jeff Holcomb, which can be viewed below. Jeff also comments:

"During the months of July and August of 2012, the Summer Slaughter Tour spanned North American continent, hitting 31 cities in five weeks, including two festivals in Canada. It was headlined by the legendary Cannibal Corpse and supported by heavy hitters in the progressive and death metal scenes. I was asked to fill-in on bass for the metal band Periphery, and brought my camera along for the ride. This film documents my experience sharing a bus with Periphery, The Faceless, and Veil of Maya."

Music used in the video (in chronological order):

Periphery - "Ragnarok"
The Faceless - "Autotheist Movement III: Deconsecrate"
Girlfight (feat. Spencer Sotelo, Matt Halpern, Misha Mansoor) - "Fuckin' Fuck"
Periphery - "Froggin' Bullfish"
Periphery - "Masamune" More...

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Metal Evolution: "Extreme Metal" in Works

Due to an overwhelming demand from metal fans worldwide, Grammy-nominated and Juno award-winning Banger Films is setting out to raise funds to make what has become known as "The Lost Episode" a reality. Metal Evolution: Extreme Metal “The Lost Episode” covers co-director Sam Dunn’s favorite genres: Death Metal, Black Metal and Grindcore, and he is reaching out to metal fans to help make it happen.

“Hundreds of fans have emailed us demanding, pleading, that we do this episode,” says Banger Films co-founder Sam Dunn. “So in response we're launching an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funding within the Metal community to finance the episode. The goal is to raise $175,000 in 90 days!” The campaign kicked off Friday, September 14th. Details of the campaign, including cool donor gifts at various contribution levels. More...

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Lamb Of God Updates Tour Schedule

This weekend (September 21st and 22nd) tickets for 36 of the 38 shows on the fall Lamb of God tour will go on sale. The Atlanta show and the Kansas City show will go on sale the following weekend (September 28th and 29th). This is Lamb of God's first tour since front man Randy Blythe was released from the Czech Republic after being accused of manslaughter stemming from the death of a fan in 2010.

As previously announced, the tour starts October 30th in Phoenix, Arizona and runs to December 16th in Seattle, Washington. In Flames and Sylosis are on all of the dates with Hatebreed and Hellyeah splitting the tour.

In conjunction with ESP guitars, Lamb of God will be giving away a signed guitar in every market. The giveaway will be in conjunction with local media partners. For the Columbus show on December 2nd, Cannibal Corpse will replace Hellyeah. A new show has been added November 15th in Glens Falls, New York at the Civic Center. Also, the Los Angeles show on October 31st will be at the Palladium. Details are as follows: More...

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Cannibal Corpse Announces U.S. Tour

Cannibal Corpse has announced that the band will be embarking on a headlining U.S. tour scheduled to begin on November 16th and wrap up on December 7th. Dates and venues are listed below. Supporting Cannibal Corpse on this tour will be Misery Index and Hour of Penance.

Cannibal Corpse is touring in support of latest full-length "Torture" (reviewed here) released through Metal Blade Records earlier this Spring. The band also has upcoming Australian and Asian shows this October, with details available here.

11/16 Huntsville, AL Crossroads Music Hall
11/17 Little Rock, AR Juanitas
11/18 Springfield, MO Outland Ballroom
11/19 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theater
11/20 Eau Claire, WI House Of Rock
11/21 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
11/23 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
11/24 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
11/25 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
11/27 Providence, RI The Met
11/28 New York, NY Rocks Off Concert Cruise
11/29 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
11/30 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
12/01 Washington, DC Rock N Roll Hotel
12/03 Louisville, KY Headliners
12/04 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
12/06 Miami, FL Grand Central
12/07 Tampa, FL Brass Mug

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Rachel Maddow Talks Tampa Death Metal

In a recent "Debunktion Junction" video clip covering claims about Tampa, Florida during the Republican National Convention, liberal political commentator Rachel Maddow discusses the city's status as a famous death metal gathering place.

Check out the clip below (the part about death metal bands starts at 3:50, but if you want to hear about claims of the city being the strip club capital of the U.S. start at about 2:30) which also features a brief music video segment from Deicide. You can also check out the clip over at NBCNews.com here. More...

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Cannibal Corpse Announces New Shows

The death metal icons in Cannibal Corpse have confirmed that they will be spending most of the month of October this year in the eastern hemisphere. This will be the band's first time in many of these cities, which include Jakarta, Tokyo, Perth, Seoul, as well as a show in Hawaii on the way back into the western hemisphere. The entire confirmed schedule can be seen below.

This tour, once complete, will leave few stones left unturned for Cannibal Corpse in the realm of international touring, as the band completed a thorough tour of Eastern Europe in 2010, performing in 10 countries in 18 days and meeting some random characters along the way. That experience was documented and released as the "Global Evisceration" DVD. Updates from the band's trek this October will be available (pending internet connectivity, of course) via the band's twitter account, bassist Alex Webster's twitter account, and the official Cannibal Corpse facebook page.

Cannibal Corpse is touring in support of latest album "Torture" (reviewed here), released through Metal Blade Records. More...

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Cannibal Corpse Announces Co-Headlining Tour

Just back home from a 5-week European tour in support of new album "Torture" (reviewed here), and on the jump again for another five weeks of touring through North America, Cannibal Corpse has now confirmed a return to Europe for February 2013.

Cannibal Corpse will be co-headlining alongside Devildriver, with Cannibal Corpse finishing all mainland European shows while Devildriver will finish the U.K. dates. Support acts will be announced shortly.

09/02/13 – FI – Oulu – Teatrie Oulu
10/02/13 – FI – Tampere – Pakkahuone
11/02/13 – FI – Helsinki – Nosturi
13/02/13 – SE – Stockholm – Göta Källare
14/02/13 – SE – Gothenburg – Brewhouse
15/02/13 – DK – Copenhagen – Amager bio
16/02/13 – DK – Aarhus – Train
17/02/13 – DE – Hamburg – Grünspan
19/02/13 – NL – Tilburg – 013
20/02/13 – DE – Köln – Essigfabrik
21/02/13 – DE – Karlsruhe – Substage
22/02/13 – DE – Geiselwind – Music Hall
23/02/13 – BE – Antwerp – Trix
24/02/13 – FR – Paris – Le Bataclan
26/02/13 – IT – Milan – Alcatraz
27/02/13 – CH – Lausanne – Les Docks
28/02/13 – CH – Zurich – Komplex 457
01/03/13 – DE – Chemnitz - Südbahnhof
02/03/13 – CZ – Ostrava – Garage Club
03/03/13 – DE – Berlin – Columbia Club
05/03/13 – DE – München – Backstage
06/03/13 – DE – Saarbrücken – Garage
07/03/13 – UK – London – The Forum
08/03/13 – UK – Nottingham – Rock City
09/03/13 – UK – Manchester – HMV Ritz
10/03/13 – UK – Glasgow - ABC

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Cannibal Corpse Video Interview Available

Montreal metal radio show Burnt Offerings (CJLO 1690AM) has posted a video interview with Cannibal Corpse drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz, which can be viewed below. Mazurkiewicz was in the city for a meet and greet at Boutique Labryinthe and to be a special guest judge for round 5 of Heavy MTL's battle of the bands, presented by Dungeonworks Productions and Evenko.

Heavy MTL Battle of The Bands Finals will be taking place Friday, June 8th in Montreal at Theatre Corona with the following top five bands:

Dark Century
Trainwreck Architect More...

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Cannibal Corpse Announces European Tour

Cannibal Corpse, the gorefathers of death metal, will be returning to Europe in June for the band's first European tour in support of latest album "Torture" (reviewed here). To find out what you are in for, you can also check out our recent show report of Cannibal Corpse's appearance in Nashville.

Comments bassist Alex Webster: "We are very excited to return to Europe for this tour, which is a combination of festival appearances and club dates. Let the Torture begin!"

Dates are as follows:

01/06/12 – UA – Kiev – Bingo Club
02/06/12 – RU – Moscow – Milk Club
03/06/12 – RU – St. Petersburg – Glav Club
05/06/12 – NO – Trondheim – Blaest
06/06/12 – NO – Drammen – Union Scene
07/06/12 – NO – Bergen – Hulen
08/06/12 – NO – Oslo – Betong
09/06/12 – SE – Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival
10/06/12 – DE – Rostock – Alte Zuckerfabrik ****
12/06/12 – NL – Zwolle – Hedon ****
13/06/12 – NL – Leiden – LVC ****
15/06/12 – FR – Clisson – Hellfest
16/06/12 – ES – Bilbao – Rockstar **
17/06/12 – PT – Porto – Club Hard
18/06/12 – ES – Madrid – La Riviera **
19/06/12 – ES – Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2 *
20/06/12 – FR – St. Etienne – Le Fil *
21/06/12 – IT – Milan – Gods Of Metal Festival
22/06/12 – BE – Dessel - Graspop
23/06/12 – DE – Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal ****
24/06/12 – DE – Augsburg – Kantine ****
26/06/12 – PL – Cracow – Club Studio *
27/06/12 – SK – Kosice – Colloseum ***
28/06/12 – HU – Budapest – Club 202 ***
29/06/12 – PL – Wroclaw – Alibi
30/06/12 – DE – Rojtzschjora – With Full Force Festival
01/07/12 – CZ – Spalene Porici – Basinfirefest
03/07/12 – DE – Nürnberg – Hirsch ****
04/07/12 – DE – Lindau – Club Vaudeville ****
05/07/12 – CH – Pratteln - Extremefest
06/07/12 – AT – Henndorf bei Salzburg - Extremefest
07/07/12 – DE – Hünxe – Extremefest
* with Children Of Bodom
** supporting Amon Amarth
*** with Aborted
**** with Aborted + Lay Down Rotten

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Cannibal Corpse "Tortures" Nashville Audience

Cannibal Corpse is like a peanut butter & jelly sandwich if you think about it. I don’t mean literally, of course. The band has been around for 24 years with largely the same consistent sound. Every one of the records has been consistently outselling the one before it without the band ever selling out to be more commercially viable. The tours have been getting consistently longer due to worldwide demand. In all of these things, consistency is the staple. Cannibal Corpse has shown itself to be one of those universal constants like peanut butter & jelly, and both are widely accepted and can be mighty tasty if you’re in the mood for them.

As evidenced by the long line of black shirts seen up and down Elliston Place outside the Exit/In, Nashville, TN was having a Cannibal Corpse craving at the end of April. Fortunately for us, Cannibal Corpse just rolled into town with a few bands in tow: Exhumed, Abysmal Dawn, and Arkaik. More...

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Summer Slaughter Tour Trailer Posted Online

The 6th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by Indie Merch Store, Peavey, Ibanez and SoundCheck Hollywood, is now officially slated to run from July 20th through August 25th. Check out the tour poster here.

It features such heavyweights as Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried and Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya, Job For A Cowboy, Goatwhore, Exhumed, and Cerebral Bore, with special guests TBA in each city such as The Contortionist, Rings of Saturn, Fallujah and more.

A teaser for the tour has been posted online, which can be viewed below. Dates and venues on the run are also available after the jump. More...

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