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Cannibal Corpse Drops “Vengeful Invasion” Video

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North American Tour With Amon Amarth Draws Near

Watch CANNIBAL CORPSE’s “Vengeful Invasion” video HERE

Death metal icons CANNIBAL CORPSE are pleased to unleash a video for “Vengeful Invasion.” The track comes by way of the band’s critically-adored Chaos Horrific full-length, released last Fall via Metal Blade Records.

The video was directed and edited by Zev Deans and shot by Brendan McGowan with SFX makeup by Nina Carelli, AI footage manipulation by KingCon2k11, and stars Actually Huizenga from the band Patriarchy. With “Vengeful Invasion,” a human trafficking revenge tale spirals into grotesque phantasmagoria in the spirit of Japanese horror classics.

Watch CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s “Vengeful Invasion” video HERE.

Watch CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s previously released videos for “Chaos HorrificHERE, “Blood BlindHERE, and “Summoned For SacrificeHERE.

Since 1988, CANNIBAL CORPSE has remained at the forefront of death metal, shaping and defining the genre. In 2021, they raised the stakes again with their Violence Unimagined full-length. In 2023 they returned with its successor, the equally monstrous Chaos Horrific, consequently beginning the next chapter in their legacy. Produced again by guitarist Erik Rutan, who has now produced six of the band’s albums, Chaos Horrific is, without question, a full-on, CANNIBAL-style death metal outing, straight down to the themes, which include zombie warfare, resetting the human race through mass mutilations, and the violent revenge of victims of human trafficking, and its cover art by longtime collaborator Vince Locke.

Chaos Horrific slaughtered Billboard charts upon its first week of release, earning the #7 position on the Billboard Album Sales chart, #2 on the Hard Music Albums chart, #3 on the Rock Albums chart, #5 on the Independent Label Albums chart, and more!

The record is available on digipak CD, cassette, and digital formats as well as vinyl in multiple limited color variants.

Secure your copy today at the CANNIBAL CORPSEstore at: cannibalcorpse.store and Metal Blade at: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

This April, CANNIBAL CORPSE will join labelmates Amon Amarth on the Metal Crushes All Tour. The journey runs from April 21st through May 25th and includes performances at the historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver as well as arena stops in Portland, Vancouver, Quebec City, Asheville, Tampa, and Anaheim. Additional support will be provided by Obituary and Frozen Soul. See all confirmed dates below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Amon Amarth, Obituary, Frozen Soul:
4/21/2024 Revel Entertainment Center – Albuquerque, NM
4/22/2024 Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Denver, CO
4/24/2024 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
4/26/2024 Alaska Airlines’ Theater Of The Clouds – Portland, OR *
4/27/2024 PNE Forum – Vancouver, BC *
4/29/2024 Edmonton Convention Center – Edmonton, AB
4/30/2024 Grey Eagle Event Center – Calgary, AB
5/03/2024 Steelhouse – Omaha, NE
5/04/2024 The Sylvee – Madison, WI
5/05/2024 GLC Live At 20 Monroe – Grand Rapids, MI
5/07/2024 Rose Music Center At The Heights – Huber Heights, OH
5/09/2024 The Wellmont – Montclair, NJ
5/10/2024 Toyota Oakdale Theater – Wallingford, CT
5/11/2024 Videotron Centre – Quebec City, QC *
5/13/2024 The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
5/14/2024 The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD
5/16/2024 ExploreAsheville.com Arena – Asheville, NC *
5/17/2024 House Of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
5/18/2024 Yuengling Center – Tampa, FL *
5/20/2024 Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX
5/21/2024 Boeing Center At Tech Port – San Antonio, TX
5/23/2024 Arizona Financial Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
5/24/2024 Pearl Concert Theater At Palms Casino Resort – Las Vegas, NV
5/25/2024 Honda Center – Anaheim, CA *
* arena show

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Amon Amarth Announces Biggest North American Headlining Tour to Date with Special Guests Cannibal Corpse, Obituary and Frozen Soul

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Tickets On Sale This Friday!

Following their Summer run crisscrossing the continent with their metal comrades in Ghost, Swedish heavy metal icons AMON AMARTHwill return to US and Canadian stages this Spring on the Metal Crushes All Tour 2024 produced by Live Nation; the band’s biggest North American tour to date!

Set to commence on April 21st and run through May 25th, the twenty-four-date journey includes a raid at the historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver as well as arena stops in Portland, Vancouver, Quebec City, Asheville, Tampa, and Anaheim. Support will be provided by special guests Cannibal Corpse along with Obituaryand Frozen Soul making for a must-see heavy metal event of the year! See all confirmed dates below.

Comments, AMON AMARTH: “Heed our warning; we are gearing up for our biggest and most epic raid in North American history! We are bringing a massive show that will leave your cities in ashes. Scorching the Earth with us are our good friends Cannibal Corpse, Obituary,and Frozen Soul. Come out to the shows and party like Vikings and raise your horns with us. METAL CRUSHES ALL!

Ticket presales for the Metal Crushes All Tourbegin Tuesday, December 5th at 11:00am Eastern time and run through Thursday, December 7th at 10:00pm local time. VIP upgrades with the new Viking Valhalla Experience are available Tuesday, December 5th at 12:00pm Eastern time.

General on sales start Friday, December 8th at 10:00am local time at: amonamarth.com

AMON AMARTH: Metal Crushes All Tour 2024 w/ Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Frozen Soul:
4/21/2024 Revel Entertainment Center – Albuquerque, NM
4/22/2024 Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Denver, CO
4/24/2024 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
4/26/2024 Alaska Airlines’ Theater Of The Clouds – Portland, OR*
4/27/2024 PNE Forum – Vancouver, BC*
4/29/2024 Edmonton Convention Center – Edmonton, AB
4/30/2024 Grey Eagle Event Center – Calgary, AB
5/03/2024 Steelhouse – Omaha, NE
5/04/2024 The Sylvee – Madison, WI
5/05/2024 GLC Live At 20 Monroe – Grand Rapids, MI
5/07/2024 Rose Music Center At The Heights – Huber Heights, OH
5/09/2024 The Wellmont – Montclair, NJ
5/10/2024 Toyota Oakdale Theater – Wallingford, CT
5/11/2024 Videotron Centre – Quebec City, QC*
5/13/2024 The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
5/14/2024 The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD
5/16/2024 ExploreAsheville.com Arena – Asheville, NC*
5/17/2024 House Of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
5/18/2024 Yuengling Center – Tampa, FL*
5/20/2024 Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX
5/21/2024 Boeing Center At Tech Port – San Antonio, TX
5/23/2024 Arizona Financial Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
5/24/2024 Pearl Concert Theater At Palms Casino Resort – Las Vegas, NV
5/25/2024 Honda Center – Anaheim, CA*
* arena show

AMON AMARTH continues to tour in support of their critically adored The Great Heathen Armyfull-length. Recorded with esteemed studio guru Andy Sneap and released in 2022, the record represents another bold leap forward for the band, as their trademark sound undergoes yet another skillful, evolutionary overhaul, both lyrically and musically. From the noisily rabble-rousing “Find A Way Or Make One” and the pummeling, pugilistic “Get In The Ring” to the cinematic squall of the title track, The Great Heathen Army encapsulates the essence of this legendary band, while still allowing acres of space for new ideas.

Wrote Louder Sound of the offering, “The Great Heathen Army is simultaneously everything that helped AMON AMARTH climb to the top in the first place and a return to the darker, less showy sound of their early days… the band’s innate sense for fist-pumping riffs and colossal hooks remains impossible to deny.” Concurred Blabbermouth, “Both an unapologetic, festival-ready dose of new, gleaming, Viking-populated anthems, and one of the darkest and most brutal albums they have yet made, The Great Heathen Army feels celebratory, too — an extravagant blowout to mark the start of the next invasion.”

Fans can check out a teaser for the upcoming video “Saxons and VikingsHERE and can preview and purchase The Great Heathen Armyat: metalblade.com/amonamarth

Formed in Tumba, Sweden, in 1992, AMON AMARTH has forged an extraordinary legacy over three decades of thunderous, anthemic metal, all rich in the magical imagery of Viking history, folklore and culture. With albums like 2008’s widely acclaimed Twilight Of The Thunder God and 2016’s conceptual triumph Jomsviking, the Swedes have been consistent standard bearers for heavy metal as a life-affirming and communal experience, armed with a seemingly endless stream of instant classic songs.

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Official CANNIBAL CORPSE Coloring Book Coming In December

U.K. independent publisher Rock N’ Roll Colouring has unveiled the first official coloring book from CANNIBAL CORPSE, death metal’s most notorious, explicit and successful band.

Featuring iconic artwork and instantly recognizable images all printed on high quality paper in a square format officially licensed and fully endorsed by both CANNIBAL CORPSEand artist Vince Locke, these amazing designs have the potential for hours of satisfying coloring in. The book encourages you to revel in every horrific detail of Vince Locke‘s unhinged imagery, letting your imagination run riot as you create your own personalized versions of your favorite nightmarish CANNIBAL CORPSE designs.

The book contains painstakingly created renderings of each image with detailed outlines ready for you to unleash your artistic skills using pens, pencils or paint. Including artwork from genre classics such as “Tomb Of The Mutilated”, “Butchered At Birth” and “Eaten Back To Life”, right up to the band’s latest album “Chaos Horrific”, the book contains some of the nastiest, sickest, gore-filled and blood-drenched designs ever. Working closely with artist Vince Locke, who personally curated the book, these images are not for the faint hearted, but are perfect for fans of graphic horror fantasy art, coupled with devotees of the most deranged death metal in history.

Celebrating the release of his first coloring book, Vince enthuses: “Going over art for the book, it was surprising to see just how much 30 years of collaboration yielded. It’s rare that I see it all compiled together. There are a few pieces that had to be included, some that were favorites of myself or the band, and some that just lent themselves well to coloring. I’m always playing, trying different materials and techniques. Hope you do the same with these coloring pages. Try watercolor markers, crayons, and colored pencils, adding your own details. You’ll probably go through a lot of red, but be creative, have fun, make it your own.”

Reflecting on his band’s unlikely entry into the world of coloring books, CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster says; “This book is a great new way for CANNIBAL CORPSE fans to enjoy the incredible artwork of Vincent Locke.”

Devised and created by two lifelong rock and heavy metal devotees and coloring book fans, Rock N’ Roll Colouring was formed by fans for fans. Every effort has gone into making sure this book does justice to the legacy of CANNIBAL CORPSE and their sensationally graphic art, courtesy of the incredible Vince Locke, painstakingly re-creating some of the most controversial death metal images of all time to ensure that fans everywhere get the most shocking creative experience possible.

Coloring has proven significant mental health benefits including mindfulness, relaxation and increased focus and can be enjoyed by any age group. These books provide hours of creative and restful activity that combines the love of the music with the love of the art.

The CANNIBAL CORPSE book follows on from the previous Rock N’ Roll Colouring releases from heavy music icons such as IRON MAIDEN, ALICE COOPER, MOTÖRHEAD, JUDAS PRIEST, THIN LIZZY and MEGADETH.

The book is published on December 1, 2023, available for worldwide shipping* (*except Germany, where the book is not available),and can be exclusively pre-ordered via Eyesore Merch. A limited number of the books will be available with an exclusive postcard hand signed by Vince Locke.

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Chaos Horrific: Cannibal Corpse’s Brutal Return to the Death Metal Throne Album Review

Photo by Alex Morgan

CANNIBAL CORPSE:
George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher – vocals
Erik Rutan – guitar
Rob Barrett – guitar
Alex Webster – bass
Paul Mazurkiewicz – drums


Cannibal Corpse, a revered name in death metal, unleashes their sixteenth studio album, “Chaos Horrific,” via Metal Blade Records. This band needs no introduction, but what about their latest offering? Well, it’s exactly what you’d expect from these veterans of brutality.

“Chaos Horrific” delivers the classic Cannibal Corpse experience, with unrelenting speed, brutality, and the unmistakable growls of George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher. The album kicks off with the thunderous “Overlords of Violence,” setting the tone for a fast-paced, riff-packed onslaught that rarely lets up. Clocking in at a tight 39 minutes, it’s refreshingly concise in an era of overstuffed albums.

Erik Rutan’s influence on guitar, alongside Rob Barrett, injects new life into the band’s sound. The solos add melodic nuance to the chaos, as seen in tracks like “Frenzied Feeding” and “Summoned for Sacrifice.” There are moments of monotony, but the album finishes strong with “Pestilential Rictus” and “Drain You Empty.”

The production packs a punch, although the mastering is a bit loud, but death metal is supposed to be experienced loud. George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher’s vocals remain a force to be reckoned with, and drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz provides a rock-solid foundation.

“Chaos Horrific” doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it’s a testament to Cannibal Corpse’s consistency and vitality. For long-time fans, it’s a solid addition to their discography, while newcomers will find it a brutal introduction to the band’s world.

Vince Locke’s gruesome artwork perfectly complements the carnage within. When Cannibal Corpse releases an album, you know you’re in for a blood-soaked ride. “Chaos Horrific” lives up to the legacy, proving that these death metal pioneers still reign supreme. Don’t miss their upcoming tour with The True Mayhem, where these songs are bound to ignite mosh pits and headbanging galore. “Chaos Horrific” is out now, so prepare for a relentless onslaught of death metal fury.

Chaos Horrific track listing:
1. Overlords Of Violence
2. Frenzied Feeding
3. Summoned For Sacrifice
4. Blood Blind
5. Vengeful Invasion
6. Chaos Horrific
7. Fracture And Refracture
8. Pitchfork Impalement
9. Pestilential Rictus
10. Drain You Empty

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Coinciding with the release of Chaos Horrific, CANNIBAL CORPSE will embark on a month-long North American co-headlining tour with Mayhem. The journey begins September 22nd in Nashville, Tennessee and runs through October 21st in Louisville, Kentucky. Support will be provided by special guests, Gorguts and Blood Incantation! See all confirmed dates below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Mayhem, Gorguts, Blood Incantation:
9/22/2023 Marathon Music Hall – Nashville, TN
9/23/2023 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
9/24/2023 The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN
9/26/2023 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
9/27/2023 Rebel – Toronto, ON
9/28/2023 L’Olympia – Montreal, QC
9/29/2023 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
9/30/2023 Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
10/02/2023 The Royal Oak – Detroit, MI
10/03/2023 Hard Rock Live – Gary, IN
10/04/2023 The Fillmore – Minneapolis, MN
10/06/2023 Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO
10/07/2023 The Depot – Lake City, UT
10/09/2023 Temple Theatre – Tacoma, WA
10/10/2023 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
10/11/2023 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
10/13/2023 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
10/14/2023 SOMA – San Diego, CA
10/17/2023 The Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX
10/18/2023 The Factory – Dallas, TX
10/20/2023 The Eastern – Atlanta, GA
10/21/2023 Paristown Hall – Louisville, KY

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The Iconic Metal Vocalist Who Played a Key Role in Shaping Dethklok’s Nathan Explosion

Among the myriad characters adored within the Metalocalypse realm, one that holds a special place in our hearts is none other than Nathan Explosion of Dethklok. This luminary figure, at the helm of death metal, possesses not only an awe-inspiring vocal prowess but also wields a sharp, deadpan humor that elicits uproarious laughter.

Brendon Small, the mastermind behind Metalocalypse, drew copiously from the rich tapestry of heavy metal’s culture and history in the genesis of his masterpiece. It’s hardly a stretch to speculate that he might have taken inspiration from iconic metal maestros when sculpting his characters. Gazing upon the visage of Nathan Explosion, one particular candidate in the metal world immediately springs to mind: the late, legendary Peter Steele of Type O Negative. Indeed, the frontman’s robust physique, flowing ebony locks, and unyielding countenance radiate echoes of Steele’s indomitable spirit.

However, in a recent tête-à-tête with the esteemed Full Metal Jackie during a radio broadcast, Small not only dispelled the notion of Steele as the muse behind Explosion but divulged the identity of who played a pivotal role in shaping the persona of Dethklok’s Nathan Explosion. When discussing the influential frontman who left his mark on Nathan Explosion, Small disclosed, as transcribed by Metal Injection:

“It’s funny. Peter Steele. I mean I think Type O Negative is great, but it was never really an idea. I think people kind of made that equation later on. But look, everyone loves Peter Steele and I know I think we’re lucky to have any kind of equivalence to that. Though it wasn’t the intention up top it started with Corpsegrinder really, with George Corpsegrinder Fisher from Cannibal Corpse, but I also think he’s a beautiful romantic as well.”

Honestly, that makes a ton of sense. While Nathan Explosion does look an awful lot like Steele, he also has a strong Corpsegrinder vibe to him.

Speaking of Corpsegrinder and Metalocalypse – did you know the Cannibal Corpse frontman used to play a character in the show? He voiced the villain known as the Metal Masked Assassin (who was one seriously brutal dude).

Brendon Small Explains How Metalocalypse & Adult Swim Got Back Together. According to Metalocalypse mastermind Brendon Small in an interview with Revolver, the Adult Swim festival is when things started to pick back up for the project.

“I think it all started kind of coming into focus in 2019,” said Small. “The network reached out and said, ‘Hey, would you like to do a live Dethklok show at one of these Adult Swim festivals?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, sure, OK.’

“And then it just kept on opening up bigger conversations — and at some point, a little bit before the pandemic, they said, ‘How would you like to finish the story, or do whatever you think this is?’ So that’s when all the prep started for everything. But the outline for the story was the same chief outline that I’d had in mind for like 10 years or so.”

If you’re interested in catching a live Dethklok show check the festival & tour dates here:


If you haven’t had the chance to watch the latest Metalocalypse film titled “Army of the Doomstar,” we strongly encourage you to give it a go.

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Unleashes “Summoned For Sacrifice” Video/Single; Chaos Horrific Full-Length Nears Release Via Metal Blade Records

Photo by Alex Morgan

CANNIBAL CORPSE:
George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher – vocals
Erik Rutan – guitar
Rob Barrett – guitar
Alex Webster – bass
Paul Mazurkiewicz – drums

Watch CANNIBAL CORPSE’s “Summoned For Sacrifice” video HERE.

Legendary death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE today unleash their latest single and accompanying video for “Summoned For Sacrifice.” The pulverizing new hymn comes by way of the band’s sixteenth studio album, Chaos Horrific, set for release on September 22nd via Metal Blade Records.

Since their 1988 inception, CANNIBAL CORPSE has remained at the forefront of death metal, shaping and defining the genre. In 2021, they raised the bar again with their Violence Unimagined offering. And in celebration of their thirty-fifth anniversary, this year’s monolithic Chaos Horrific full-length, written shortly after the conclusion of the Violence Unimagined sessions, continues the trajectory.

While the band is notorious for technicality and complex songwriting, that doesn’t define where the writing process takes them. With Chaos Horrific, CANNIBAL CORPSE had no master strategy, approaching each track with an open mind, intent on simply composing the best songs possible. Produced again by guitarist Erik Rutan, who has now produced six of the band’s albums, starting with 2006’s Kill, (Chaos Horrific marks Rutan’s second release as a full-fledged member, since officially joining the band in 2020), the record is, without question a full-on, CANNIBAL-style death metal outing, straight down to the themes, which include zombie warfare, resetting the human race through mass mutilations, and the violent revenge of victims of human trafficking, as well as its cover art by longtime collaborator Vince Locke.

Of the band’s second single, “Summoned For Sacrifice,” themed around the selection of an individual to be dismembered, drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz elaborates, “One person is randomly selected to die. Thirteen people are randomly selected to kill this person by violently removing pieces of his body until he breathes no more.”

Watch CANNIBAL CORPSE’s “Summoned For Sacrifice” video, directed by David Brodsky and produced by Allison Woest of My Good Eye: Music Visuals, at THIS LOCATION.

Watch CANNIBAL CORPSE’s previously released video for “Blood Blind” HERE.

Chaos Horrific will be available on digipak CD, deluxe box set (Dried Blood Marbled vinyl, 24p 12” booklet, puzzle, pin, poster and art print – limited to 1500 copies), cassette (limited to 500 copies), digitally, and on vinyl in the following variants:

– 180g Black (EU exclusive)
– Burned Flesh Marble (EU exclusive)
– Slate Blue Marble (PIAS exclusive – limited to 600 copies)
– Charcoal Brown Marble (Sound Pollution exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– Pearl Violet Marble (EU exclusive – ltd. 500 copies)
– Bloodsun Marble (EU exclusive – ltd. 500 copies)
– Clear Red & Yellow Splatter (EMP exclusive – ltd. to 300 copies) **SOLD OUT**
– Clear & White/Blue Splatter (EU exclusive – ltd. to 300 copies)
– Turquoise & White Splatter (Napalm exclusive – ltd. 300 copies)
– Clear Orange & Red Splatter (Nuclear Blast exclusive – ltd. 300 copies)
– Clear Blackdust (Eyesore exclusive – ltd. 300 copies)
– Red Blackdust (Metal Blade Shop exclusive – ltd. 300 copies) **SOLD OUT**
– Fog Marbled (US exclusive)
– “Charred Remains” (US exclusive)
– Orange/Red Inkspots (US exclusive)
– Black & Brown Marble (US Band store exclusive) **SOLD OUT**
– Silver w/ Red Streaks (US Band store exclusive)
– Electric Smoke (US tour exclusive)

Find preorders at the CANNIBAL CORPSE store at:cannibalcorpse.store and Metal Blade at:metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse.

Coinciding with the release of Chaos Horrific, CANNIBAL CORPSE will embark on a month-long North American co-headlining tour with Mayhem. The trek will commence on September 22nd in Nashville, Tennessee and run through October 21st in Louisville, Kentucky. Support will be provided by special guests, Gorguts and Blood Incantation! Tickets are on sale now. See all confirmed dates below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Mayhem, Gorguts, Blood Incantation:
9/22/2023 Marathon Music Hall – Nashville, TN
9/23/2023 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
9/24/2023 The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN
9/26/2023 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
9/27/2023 Rebel – Toronto, ON
9/28/2023 L’Olympia – Montreal, QC
9/29/2023 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
9/30/2023 Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
10/02/2023 The Royal Oak – Detroit, MI
10/03/2023 Hard Rock Live – Gary, IN
10/04/2023 The Fillmore – Minneapolis, MN
10/06/2023 Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO
10/07/2023 The Complex Salt – Lake City, UT
10/09/2023 Temple Theatre – Tacoma, WA
10/10/2023 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
10/11/2023 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
10/13/2023 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
10/14/2023 SOMA – San Diego, CA
10/17/2023 The Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX
10/18/2023 The Factory – Dallas, TX
10/20/2023 The Eastern – Atlanta, GA
10/21/2023 Paristown Hall – Louisville, KY

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New CANNIBAL CORPSE Album, Chaos Horrific, Out September 22nd, Tour With Mayhem And New Video Blood Blind

Photo by Alex Morgan

CANNIBAL CORPSE:
George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher – vocals
Erik Rutan – guitar
Rob Barrett – guitar
Alex Webster – bass
Paul Mazurkiewicz – drums

CANNIBAL CORPSE To Release Sixteenth Studio Album, Chaos Horrific, September 22nd Via Metal Blade Records; New Video/Single Playing + North American Fall Tour With Mayhem Announced!

Death metal icons CANNIBAL CORPSEwill unleash their sixteenth studio album, Chaos Horrific, on September 22nd via Metal Blade Records, today revealing the record’s artwork, pulverizing first single, and preorders!

Since 1988, CANNIBAL CORPSE have been at the forefront of death metal, shaping and defining the genre. In 2021, they raised the stakes again with Violence Unimagined. And in 2023, the band’s thirty-fifth anniversary, they return with its successor, the equally monstrous Chaos Horrific, starting a new chapter in their storied legacy.

Written shortly after the conclusion of the Violence Unimagined sessions, echoes of that album exist in Chaos Horrific. “To me, this album feels sort of like a continuation of Violence Unimagined,” says bassist Alex Webster.

The band have always been noted for technicality and complex songwriting, but that doesn’t define where the writing process takes them. “I believe that our songwriting has progressed in a manner where every song paves its own path, whether it’s a straightforward or technical song,” notes guitarist Rob Barrett. “Sometimes it’s a mix of both, so there’s no preconceived idea that we want to be more technical. The music just sort of takes its own course.”

Webster concurs, “I don’t think there was any conscious effort to make things more technical, so if it wound up that way it would just be a natural result of us trying to write the heaviest songs we could.”

CANNIBAL CORPSE had no master plan, approaching each track with an open mind. “I never go into a record thinking about anything, I just let the writing flow freely with no limitations,” says guitarist/producer Erik Rutan. “But this time, I knew I wanted to push the envelope a bit in a different direction than Violence Unimagined; expand the dynamics, explore new territory without departing from what CANNIBAL CORPSE is and always shall be.”

Rutan has now produced six CANNIBAL CORPSE albums, starting with 2006’s Kill, and this is Rutan’s second release as a full-fledged member, since officially joining in 2020. Tracking at Rutan’s Mana Studio in Florida, the band’s home state, was comfortable for all involved, who were at the top of their game and ready to give it their all. Things went smoother than ever, particularly on the guitar front thanks to Barrett and Rutan having “custom guitars built with longer scale necks to hold the proper intonation necessary for lower tunings,” says Barrett.

Drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz named the record and his cohorts felt it was a great representation of the band. Subjects covered include fighting off hordes of zombies (“Chaos Horrific”), the selection of a random individual to be dismembered and sacrificed (“Summoned For Sacrifice”), and the violent revenge of victims of human trafficking (“Vengeful Invasion”). The album artwork by longtime collaborator Vince Locke is also suitably CANNIBAL CORPSE-esque, featuring a chaotic tangle of the living and the undead, evoking the lyrics of the title track.

In advance of the record’s release, today the band unleashes their first single and accompanying video for “Blood Blind.” Elaborates Mazurkiewicz, “‘Blood Blind’ is about mass mutilations to reset the human race in a genocide that was embraced by the masses.”

Adds Rutan, “‘Blood Blind’ was the first song musically that I wrote for Chaos Horrific. It all started with that funeral march of a first riff floating around in my head and it took off from there. Heavy and disturbing, it worked its way into an aggressive smorgasbord of depth and swirling darkness! I thought it would be great to collaborate so I had Paul add his lyrical stamp to it…”

Watch CANNIBAL CORPSE’s “Blood Blind” video, directed by David Brodsky of My Good Eye, at THIS LOCATION.

Chaos Horrific will be available on digipak CD, deluxe box set (Dried Blood Marbled vinyl, 24p 12″ booklet, puzzle, pin, poster and art print – limited to 1500 copies), cassette (limited to 500 copies), digitally, and on vinyl in the following variants:

Find preorders at the CANNIBAL CORPSE store at: cannibalcorpse.store and Metal Blade at: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse.

Chaos Horrific Track Listing:
1. Overlords Of Violence
2. Frenzied Feeding
3. Summoned For Sacrifice
4. Blood Blind
5. Vengeful Invasion
6. Chaos Horrific
7. Fracture And Refracture
8. Pitchfork Impalement
9. Pestilential Rictus
10. Drain You Empty

Coinciding with the release of Chaos Horrific, CANNIBAL CORPSE will embark on a month-long North American co-headlining tour with Mayhem. The journey begins September 22nd in Nashville, Tennessee and runs through October 21st in Louisville, Kentucky. Support will be provided by special guests, Gorguts and Blood Incantation! Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 23rd at 10:00am local time. See all confirmed dates below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Mayhem, Gorguts, Blood Incantation:
9/22/2023 Marathon Music Hall – Nashville, TN
9/23/2023 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
9/24/2023 The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN
9/26/2023 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
9/27/2023 Rebel – Toronto, ON
9/28/2023 L’Olympia – Montreal, QC
9/29/2023 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
9/30/2023 Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
10/02/2023 The Royal Oak – Detroit, MI
10/03/2023 Hard Rock Live – Gary, IN
10/04/2023 The Fillmore – Minneapolis, MN
10/06/2023 Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO
10/07/2023 The Depot – Lake City, UT
10/09/2023 Temple Theatre – Tacoma, WA
10/10/2023 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
10/11/2023 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
10/13/2023 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
10/14/2023 SOMA – San Diego, CA
10/17/2023 The Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX
10/18/2023 The Factory – Dallas, TX
10/20/2023 The Eastern – Atlanta, GA
10/21/2023 Paristown Hall – Louisville, KY

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Quirky Anecdote’s About Cannibal Corpse For Your Amusement

If any death metal band is a household name these days, it’s Cannibal Corpse. While Cannibal Corpses 1988 formation came a few years after the genre began to take shape folowing bands like Possessed and Death, they are nevertheless a quintessential death metal band. Their down-tuned riffs, growling vocals, and horror-film-obsessed lyrics provide a blueprint for American death metal. Theres also a lot of interesting stories surrounding the band. Here are a few ‘fun’ facts.

Cannibal Corpse are the top selling death metal band in history (according to the records of Soundscan) They are the first death metal group to have platinum status in the world.

Because of various complaints from teachers and parents who claimed Cannibal Corpse would be dangerous to children due to their cover art and lyrical content the band were not allowed to play any song from the first three albums live in Germany until 2007.

The song “Hammer Smashed Face” was written by Alex Webster and Paul Mazurkiewicz, after one of their countless fights with their vocalist, Chris Barnes.

In the 2003 film School of Rock, a large Cannibal Corpse sticker is visible in Dewey Finn’s sleeping area.

Comedian Andrew Hansen of ABC’s Chaser’s War on Everything made a lounge jazz arrangement of Cannibal Corpse’s song “Rancid Amputation” after the Australian government banned the band’s touring of the country.

In May 1995, then-United States Senator Bob Dole mentioned the band by name and accused them of violating human decency.

Cannibal Corpse NEVER did a “duet” with Tori Amos on “Stripped, Raped, and Strangled”. This was a rumor started by filesharing. The “Stripped, Raped, and Strangled” Tori Amos mix is a joke that someone uploaded to filesharing networks after overdubbing Cannibal Corpse’s song with anti-rape comments made by Tori Amos.

George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher is an active player of the MMORPG World of Warcraft, claiming that aside from his family it is probably his strongest passion. In the liner notes of the booklet for Cannibal Corpse’s 2006 album ‘Kill’ he goes so far as to write “Fuck The Alliance!” – referencing the rival clan to his Horde character in the game.

George Fisher does guest appearances in the animated series Metalocalypse where he voices the Metal Masked Assassin. He was also the inspiration for the character Nathan Explosion, the lead vocalist for Dethklok. Nathan shares a similar physical appearance to George, headbangs in a windmill fashion, and was also born in Florida, although Fisher was born in Baltimore and moved to Florida later in life.

Blizzard Entertainment implemented a non-player character named “Gorge the Corpsegrinder” into World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King after George Fisher’s interest in the game was revealed in interviews.

George Fisher is a fan of the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Cowboys.

The band’s 2009 release, Evisceration Plague, cracked the Billboard Top 100, peaking at #66. It also reached #6 on the Top Independent Albums chart, making for three sixes.

Before joining, Corpsegrinder was the original vocalist for Monstrosity, performing on their first two records, Imperial Doom and Millennium, the latter of which was released just a few months after Vile. He also has done numerous guest appearances for other extreme metal bands, and is a member of the deathrash supergroup Voodoo Gods and a former member of melodeath band Paths of Possession.

Pat O’Brien was actually a promoted fanboy. He was a huge fan of Cannibal Corpse well before he joined.

The physical releases of Violence Unimagined feature a dedication note to Mazurkiewicz’s father, Paul Mazurkiewicz Sr., who had died two years before the album’s release.

Jim Carrey has a favourite Cannibal Corpse song. Cannibal Corpse hit the big screen in 1994, with a surprising guest cameo in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Turns out Jim Carrey is a fan; the band play “Hammer Smashed Face” in the flick (look closely to see the guys from Malevolent Creation in the audience during the clip). “I remember when we met Jim Carrey, he was talking about “Rancid Amputation” [off Butchered at Birth],” says drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz. “To this day, for us, it’s like, ‘Man, did that happen?’ Surreal.” As mentioned in the band’s Centuries of Torment DVD, Jim Carrey is also a fan of the bands AC/DC, Deicide, Napalm Death, and Pantera.

When Pat O’Brien was investigated following an arrest police found multiple firearms and human skulls in his home.

December of this year George Corpse grinder Fischer played the role of Santa scoring a plethora of stuffed animals from the Walmart claw game to donate to charity. Along with photos of him with armfuls of plush toys, the singer wrote, “The last two trips to my local Walmart … have been very productive!

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Santa is A Fan of Cannibal Corpse

George Corpsegrinder frontman of the death metal band cannibal Corpse took to his Instagram account to document gets in the Christmas spirit as he poses with Santa. He also donates to charity and gives back to the community.

Fisher previously told Hammer, “I love claw machines. It could be anything in there – it could be a cartoon character that I don’t like – and I’ll get ’em anyway. I save up quarters, and when I win we donate them for kids for Christmas time or whatever.

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Cannibal Corpse, Dark Funeral, Immolation, Black Anvil – Toronto Show Review Nov 6, 2022

Written By Timothy Voldemars Johnston

Standing on my balcony yesterday as the sun set, gazing upon a sky on fire, I knew this night was going to be something special. There was just something in the air and I was not disappointed.

It took me about 45 minutes to get downtown to the Danforth Music Hall, as traffic sucked, as usual when I am trying to actually get somewhere on time. I missed the opening band. I will say however, that I have seen Black Anvil several times and… not my type of music, so not a big deal for me. I heard good things from people standing outside though. I’m assuming they were appreciated by those who did get to see them. I did however get there just in time to witness the mighty Immolation.

Immolation is tied with Deicide for being my favorite Death Metal band of all time so, I would have been very angry if I had missed any of their set (even though Ive seen them only a couple months earlier at the Velvet Underground. They are a band I will always try to see, no matter how often they tour and did they ever destroy this night. Wow! What a pummeling, steamrolling, crushing performance. While not my favorite performance ever from them it was definitely up there. I had some trouble making out the riffs, and that was unfortunate, but it was great to see them in front of such a huge crowd getting the appreciation they deserve. My only regret is that they only played for 30 minutes. But did they ever put a lot into those 30 minutes.

Many who know me understand Im not a huge fan of Death Metal in general. It’s just not my thing. But somehow this band hits me different. They create such an amazing and unique atmosphere with their music. Their guitarist, Robert Vigna, is probably in my top 5 favorite guitarists of all time. His leads
are just perfection in my opinion.

After Immolation ended and a bunch of people moved back from the front, I moved up a bit with my buddy to get a better spot to witness what was to follow. The reason I came to this show. The lights went down, the stage went red, and out marched the Ineffable Kings of Darkness, Dark Funeral. I immediately had flashbacks to when we, Eclipse Eternal, opened for them at the Opera House in 2007, the first time I ever saw them. A smile, teeth showing, crept onto my face. I knew what was to come.
Raging, blistering fast, raw yet melodic, memorable Black Metal. And that is what they delivered. No holds barred, they owned the stage. Definitely the best performance I’ve ever seen by them and the audience was won over. Screams, cheers and horns up after every song. I will admit, I was a little concerned that this audience, which was obviously mostly Death Metal fans, would not appreciate the offering provided, but I was happily surprised. When, near the end of their set, Dark Funeral’s newest singer waved their black banner, the audience erupted in applause and my night was made.

After they left the stage, I headed outside to get some much-needed air and to cool down as it was hotter than hell in the venue. 1,500 (?) people packed into the venue was a lot. Definitely the biggest metal concert I’d been to in a very long time.

Outside, I met up with a Toronto Metal stalward, Beast! Back when I first started playing shows, many years ago, Beast had been at almost every show and knew everyone. Then he disappeared for a couple years. Took Cannibal Corpse to bring him back out. Was good catching up. Then back inside I went. I found my buddy again, this time much further back and on came the headliner Cannibal Corpse. Now, I will fully admit, I’m not a big fan (see earlier where I said I wasn’t really into Death Metal). I really only like a couple songs by them, and those are the really old ones, so, of what I saw, I will say, live, they are amazing at what they do and the audience went absolutely wild for them.

The pit was crazy. The band played with pure conviction and based on the reaction of everyone around me, I’ll say they did exactly what everyone wanted. I stayed around for several songs, got to hear one of my favorites, and then took off to the sound of wild cheering and craziness continuing behind me. Now that’s a metal show. First sold-out concert I’ve been to in many years. Definitely one to remember.

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Coffee, “Wake The Hell Up!“

Thanks to a new partnership with Concepts Cafe, you’ll be able to skullfuck your mornings with a fresh cup of Beheading and Brewing coffee. The coffee is being billed by the coffee company as the most brutal way to start your day.

“When the guys said they wanted the most KILLER coffee on the planet…they spared no expense and took no shortcuts to bring this maniacal beast to life! A year went into this project, cupping beans from around the world, tuning down to a diabolical roast level, & custom artwork from the legendary artist Vince Locke himself.

“This Organic Bali Blue Moon is the premium bean with tasting notes of black licorice, vanilla, & cedar that will LIQUIFY YOUR BRAIN! The roadie’s choice, this roast is a smooth brew, hot or cold, and keeps the neck cranking to the blast beasts all the way through the encore! So brutal you might just have to buy (2), and keep one for the record collection, or send as the most epic gift ever! If you love the most Extreme Metal…then you must drink the most EXTREME COFFEE!!!”

PRE ORDERS ARE LIVE! Cannibal Corpse has partnered with Concept Cafes to create “Beheading and Brewing” with original art from the man himself Vince Locke!!! This Organic Bali Blue Moon is the premium bean with tasting notes of black licorice, vanilla, & cedar to LIQUIFY YOUR BRAIN! Head over to Headbangingbrewery.com to get yours! US only…..for now.

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Announce New Tour Dates!

Metal Hammer, MusiX and metal.de present:
EUROPEAN/UK TOUR 2023
with Dark Funeral INGESTED STORMRULER

10.03.2023 (NL) HENGELO Metropool
11.03.2023 (DE) SPEYER Halle 101
12.03.2023 (CH) LAUSANNE Metropol
14.03.2023 (FR) TOULOUSE Le Bikini
15.03.2023 (ES) PAMPLONA Sala Totem
16.03.2023 (ES) MADRID La Paqui
17.03.2023 (ES) BARCELONA Razzmatazz 2
18.03.2023 (FR) LYON Ninkasi Gerland / Kao
19.03.2023 (DE) STUTTGART Im Wizemann
21.03.2023 (FR) RENNES Antipode
22.03.2023 (FR) PARIS Elysee Montmartre
23.03.2023 (DE) COLOGNE Essigfabrik
24.03.2023 (CH) ZURICH Komplex 457
25.03.2023 (CZ) PRAGUE Palak Akropolis
26.03.2023 (HU) BUDAPEST Barba Negra
28.03.2023 (DE) MUNICH Backstage Werk
29.03.2023 (AT) VIENNA Arena
30.03.2023 (PL) CRACOW Hyde Park
31.03.2023 (DE) LEIPZIG Hellraiser
01.04.2023 (DE) COESFELD Fabrik
02.04.2023 (DE) BERLIN Huxley’s Neue Welt
04.04.2023 (DK) COPENHAGEN Amager Bio
05.04.2023 (SE) STOCKHOLM Klubben
06.04.2023 (NO) OSLO Inferno Festival Norway
07.04.2023 (SE) GOTHENBURG Pustervik
08.04.2023 (DK) AARHUS Train
09.04.2023 (DE) HAMBURG Gruenspan
11.04.2023 (DE) HANNOVER Capitol
12.04.2023 (NL) LEIDEN Gebr. de Nobel
13.04.2023 (BE) ANTWERP Trix
14.04.2023 (FR) STRASBOURG La Laiterie
15.04.2023 (DE) GEISELWIND Music Hall
16.04.2023 (FR) LILLE Le Splendid
18.04.2023 (GB) BRISTIOL O2 Academy
19.04.2023 (GB) GLASGOW Barrowlands
21.04.2023 (GB) MANCHESTER Academy
22.04.2023 (GB) LONDON O2 Forum Kentish Town
23.04.2023 (GB) NOTTINGHAM Rock City.

Tickets for EU on sale NOW! UK O2 presale Sept 5th 10 am GMT. General UK tickets available Sept 7th 10 am GMT.

VIOLENCE UNIMAGINED

Track Listing:

01. Murderous Rampage
02. Necrogenic Resurrection
03. Inhumane Harvest
04. Condemnation Contagion
05. Surround, Kill, Devour
06. Ritual Annihilation
07. Follow the Blood
08. Bound and Burned
09. Slowly Sawn
10. Overtorture
11. Cerements of the Flayed