Remember when Roadrunner Records had the hardest hitting metal roster and a slew of death metal classics to back it up? Mortuous remembers. Mortuous remembers it so vividly that they’ve recorded their debut album Through Wilderness (Tankcrimes) and crammed it full of some of those seminal Death Metal sounds. Not unlike Gruesome, Mortuous pays homage and respects its elders, but it never comes across as re-warmed leftovers. Continue reading
Hold on to your intestines. Buffalo’s finest (via Florida), Cannibal Corpse, are back to shred your organs, peel your skin, and violate your ears in the vilest, sickest ways possible with new album Red Before Black. Continue reading
Cannibal Corpse has booked a European tour with Krisiun and Hideous Divinity as support acts. Cannibal Corpse is still supporting their 2014 release A Skeletal Domain, which was released on Metal Blade.
Alex Webster commented on the tour:
“We’re psyched to be heading back to Europe for the final leg of the “A Skeletal Domain” tour with such a crushing lineup of bands. Everyone knows the level of brutality our friends Krisiun can deliver, and they’ll soon see what Hideous Divinity are capable of, too. We can’t wait to get this 3-band death metal bulldozer rolling- Europe, be ready!”
EMP, Metal Hammer, Musix presents Cannibal Corpse, Krisiun and Hideous Divinity
Apr 15: Roxy – Flensburg, DE
Apr 16: Vega – Copenhagen, DK
Apr 17: Sentralen -Oslo, NO
Apr 18: Sticky Fingers – Gothenburg, SE
Apr 19: Klubben -Stockholm, SE
Apr 21: Nosturi – Helsinki, FL
Apr 22: Tapper- Tallinn, EE
Apr 23: Melna Piektdiena- Riga, LV
Apr 24: Loftas – Vilnius, LT
Apr 25: Proxima – Warsaw , PL
Apr 26: Blue Note- Poznan , PL
Apr 27: Meet Factory – Prague, CZ
Apr 28: Vintage Industrial Bar – Zagreb, HR
Apr 29: Kino Siska – Ljubljana, SI
Apr 30: Weekender – Innsbruck, AT
May 0:1 Alcatraz – Milan, IT
May 03: Le Moloco – Audincourt, FR
May 04: Leipzi – Hellraiser, DE
May 05: Mau – Rostock, DE
May 06: Airport Obertraubling, Regensburg, DE
May 07: Alter Schlachthof, Lingen, DE
May 08: Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, DE
May 10: Kiff – Aarau, CH
May 11: 013 Tilburg, NL
May 12: Musikzentrum, Hannover, DE
May 13: Substage – Karlsruhe, DE
May 14-15: Rock Hard Festival – Gelsenkirchen, DE – Rock Hard Festival (Cannibal Corpse)
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One of my first and best concert memories was from when I was about 13-14 years old and I was going to see my first death metal concert. Cannibal Corpse came to Australia back in the early 90’s when Chris Barnes was still in the band.
The album The Bleeding had just come out and was getting a lot of publicity due to the graphic nature of the material, which I absolutely loved as a young whipper-snapper.
My Mum dropped my best friend and me off at the show at The Palace in Melbourne and we met up with several hundred young metal heads that were ready to destroy in the pit. Two great Melbourne bands were opening the show, Damaged and Abramelin and I was just as excited to see them as Cannibal Corpse.
As we walked into the venue, I went to take a piss and was greeted by young die-hards carving upside down crosses into their foreheads, arms and stomachs. There was blood pissing out all over the bathroom floor. I was scared shitless.
None the less, all the bands blew me away that day. It changed my life forever and I knew I had to be in a metal band after that. I did my first ever stage dive, straight into a gap in the pit and ripped the skin off my knee cap and I didn’t give a shit. It was awesome. I still have the scar.
Watching Alex Webster kill it on the bass was brilliant and I was sold as an extreme metal fan from that day… Nothing much has changed!
Six Feet Under bassist Jeff Hughell has released his new solo album Chaos Labyrinth, available at jeffhughell.com. Guests on this record include Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Sadus, Death), Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse), Sean Martinez (Rings Of Saturn) on the title track, as well as Matt Sotelo (Decrepit Birth), Ola Englund (Feared, The Haunted) and Kevin Talley (Black Dahlia Murder, Daath).
Paul Mazurkiewicz of Cannibal Corpse is one of the two sole original members (bassist Alex Webster is the other) who have never missed a day of the band’s 25 plus years existence. Considering they are amongst the top of the death metal genre for creating their controversial gore themed songs and albums, they have won over a legion of fans worldwide, despite countries attempting to ban them and their music.
He shared his thoughts on the band reaching this milestone and looking back to the early days of when they began this band in Buffalo, NY.
“It is very surreal. Obviously we started this band as friends playing music. That’s why you play thrash or get into metal, because it was about the music at that era in the late 80s. We just wanted to play aggressive music. We wanted to be around like guys that wanted to do what we did. We were developing as a band at that point. We were so new and so fresh and so early that everything that happened with Cannibal, so it was never about ‘we’re going to be rich’ or ‘we’re going to be huge.’ It’s about we have to write the next song and play the next gig. That’s what you’re worried about. Of course you’ve got that in the back of your mind. Who doesn’t? Wow wouldn’t it be great to be on stage to be a band like KISS…everyone’s going to have that in the back of their mind. But we never went that route of that’s what has to happen otherwise we won’t be happy. Everything came to us. It was one of those things. We happened to write good music, I guess enough to draw attention. Metal Blade signed us. Fans are liking us. Holy shit -before you know it we’re on our way. It wasn’t because we felt we had to that – we had to make it. Those things came to us. So everything’s surreal. 25 years and here we are, selling what we did, all the things we’ve done, being on a tour like this – what the hell? We’re a bunch of kids started from Buffalo just playing some crazy music and hoping people would enjoy it like we do. To make a living off of it, it’s so surreal. We’re so appreciative and so undeserving in our sense. Not that we’re undeserving, but I look at myself like ‘who am I? I’m no different than you or that fan that’s out there.’ I just so happened to be up there doing it. I think that’s the message I like to tell people is that if we could do it, you can do it. We were just kids doing our thing.”
Interview By Rei Nishimoto
Multi media artist Nader Sadek has released a teaser video of in-studio performances for “Entropy Eternal” from their new EP The Malefic: Chapter III, here. The video features performance clips of Travis Ryan (CATTLE DECAPITATION), Martin Rygiel (ex-DECAPITATED), Flo Mounier (CRYPTOPSY), Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), and Rune Eriksen (AURA NOIR, ex-MAYHEM).
NADER SADEK’s new four-song EP The Malefic: Chapter III was released as a free CD insert in November and December via Decibel Magazine (#122), Terrorizer Magazine in the UK (#254) and Legacy Magazine in Germany (#94). The Decibel release has a different mix and master from the UK and German versions. .The album will be available digitally in the coming months.
A video for EP track “Deformation by Incision” was released previously and features in-studio performances from Mounier, Ryan, and Eriksen, as well as Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE) and Bobby Koelbe (ex-DEATH). Check it out here.
The Malefic: Chapter III Track Listing:
Deformation by Incision
The EP was recorded in various location and with multiple engineers. Most notably are Christian Donaldson, who recorded guitars and Drums in his Montreal Studio, the Grid. Vocals were recorded by Casey Smith and Jay Newman in New York, with additional vocals recorded by Sam Lathrem and Martin Rygiel in San Diego.