Back with another album cover deemed unsuitable for public consumption, it’s nice to see death metal legends Cannibal Corpse still shocking the squeamish and easily offended. Having to replace controversial artwork with something a little more palatable had almost become a tradition at one time but the new record Violence Unimagined(Metal Blade) is the first time the band has actually been deemed worthy of censorship since 2012.
Cannibal Corpse have announced that Erik Rutan of Hate Eternal will fill in for guitarist Pat O’Brien he deals with his personal issues. Rutan will tour Decibel Magazine Tour and the upcoming US leg of Slayer’s final tour happening this May joined by Lamb of God, and Amon Amarth. This won’t be the first time these death metal powerhouses have worked together; Rutan has produced four albums with Cannibal Corpse (Kill, Evisceration Plague, Torture, Red Before Black, all Metal Blade) and is uniquely equipped to fill the role – he is one of the death metal’s most acclaimed guitarists and is known for his time as part of Morbid Angel (who are co-headlining the Decibel tour alongside Cannibal) throughout the 90s and early 2000s, as well as handling vocals/guitars and production duties for Hate Eternal.Continue reading →
In a story Ghost Cult reported last week, Cannibal Corpse has finally broken their silence about their bandmate Pat O’Brien who was arrested at his home last week after police and firefighters responded to separate incidents involving fire, an arsenal of weapons, an attack on his neighbors and police. The band states that Pat is with family and friends getting the support he needs and the bad will keep any 2019 touring commitments they have, such as the upcoming Slayer tour in the USA. O’Brien made bail this week and is home following his arrest for his actions and having a cache of weapons at his home. His legal issues are still unresolved at this time. We’ll keep monitoring this story and we wish Pat a speedy recovery. Continue reading →
In a bizarre story out of the Cannibal Corpse camp, lead guitarist Pat O’Brien was arrested Monday, December 10th after a fire at his Tampa Home set off an arsenal of ammunition, preventing fire firefighters from stopping the blaze due to gunfire. According to NBC affiliate WFLA,“Hillsborough County firefighters were able to get the fire under control after about an hour but struggled due to the ammunition inside exploding due to the flames. Crews remained at the scene throughout the night and kept the road blocked long off after the fire was put out.”In addition to the fire, at the same time, O’Brien was involved at an altercation at a Neighbors’ house involving a burglary, and a knife, in which O’Brien attacked officers responding to the call and was charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. It is unknown at this time if the two incidents, the fire, and the burglary, are related. Cannibal Corpse was announced as the opening act on Slayer’s spring 2019 headline tour of America, and he once filled in for Slayer on lead guitar. Read the full news report below. We clearly don’t have all the facts at this time and Pat has always been a guy in our interactions that was beyond reproach. We hope to get more clarity on the story as it unfolds. 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 →