Cannibal Corpse have officially welcomed guitarist Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal) to the band as a replacement for Pat O’Brien, who was arrested in 2018. With this news, the band have also premiered a new song titled “Inhumane Harvest.” This track is from the band’s new album “Violence Unimagined,“ which will be released on April 16. The cover art and track listing for that effort were revealed yesterday and can be found HERE.
Alex Webster said the following about recruiting Rutan:
“I think the most noticeable difference on this record will be the addition of Erik to the band. He wrote three full songs for the record, music and lyrics, and his song writing and guitar playing have added something new, and I think his musical style integrated into ours very well.”
“He’s a great friend of ours, so on a personal level, he’s been a perfect fit, as we knew he would be. Beyond that, he’s one of the hardest working people I know, in music or otherwise, and he maintains a high energy, positive demeanor in challenging situations where other people might go in a negative direction. This energy and great attitude rubs off on the rest of us as well. That’s really a perfect situation to have when you add someone to a band, or any kind of team: someone who’s great at what they do, and also inspires the people around them.”
He also added the following about the album:
“It really follows the path we’ve been going down for a few years now. I think we approach the writing in a similar way most every time: each of us try to write the heaviest, most memorable songs we can. We want each song to have its own identifiable character. Showing my age, I like to say you can ‘drop the needle’ on any point of one of our albums and quickly tell which song you’re listening to.”