Cannibal Corpse Announce June Shows With Sanguisugabogg & 200 Stab Wounds

Cannibal Corpse have announced some June shows with Sanguisugabogg and 200 Stab Wounds. Here’s the dates:

06/08 Jacksonville, FL – The Underbelly
06/09 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
06/10 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans Music Hall
06/11 Philadelphia, PA – The Filmore (‘Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Philly‘) (no 200 Stab Wounds)
06/12 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
06/13 Columbia, SC – The Senate (no 200 Stab Wounds)

Cannibal Corpse Fans Chant “Fuck Chris Barnes” During Reading, PA Show

During Cannibal Corpse’s February 21 show in Reading, PA, some fans in the audience decided to blast the band’s former vocalist Chris Barnes (also of Six Feet Under). The concertgoers started chanting “fuck Chris Barnes,” before the group’s current frontman George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher responded with: “you said it, not me.” This news comes shortly after Barnes caused some controversy after saying that he “despise[s] what [death metal] has become.”

Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher On Modern Death Metal Scene: “The Scene Is Just As Healthy As It’s Ever Been”

As previously reported, ex-Cannibal Corpse frontman Chris Barnes (also of Six Feet Under) recently made headlines after saying that he “despise[s] what [death metal] has become.” Now, the band’s current vocalist, George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, has shared his thoughts on the scene, saying that it is “just as healthy as it’s ever been.”

Fisher said the following during a recent interview with Elliott Fullam of Little Punk People:

“The scene is just as healthy as it’s ever been. It’s just as great as it’s ever been. It’s not dead. It’s not terrible. I’m proud of the death metal scene today. I’m so proud of it—I think it’s amazing. I think there’s so many great bands.

And you know, look, we’re going out on tour with Revocation and Whitechapel—two awesome, great bands. And the scene couldn’t be better. And anyone who thinks otherwise, kiss rocks because… I’m so proud of the death metal scene. And I encourage everyone to go out…

Listen to the old bands, of course. The old way, paved the way. Go listen to Possessed; they’re the first death metal band. Go listen to them. Listen to everything in-between. Listen to Kreator who, I think, are kind of the bridge, a death/thrash band. Without Kreator, there would be no Cannibal Corpse.

Listen to those bands, and listen to, obviously, all the old classic bands like Cannibal and Death, Obituary, Deicide, Morbid Angel—I mean, all those bands. Then you have Aeon, you have The Black Dahlia Murder and Dying Fetus, and, like I said, newer bands. Like Gatecreeper has been around for a while. There’s so much great death metal going on. The scene has never been better, and anyone who thinks otherwise, you know, just… I don’t know what to tell you.”

Notably, Barnes has since reacted to Fisher’s comments:

[via The PRP]

Former Cannibal Corpse Frontman Chris Barnes Calls Out The Band For Price Gouging

Ex-Cannibal Corpse frontman Chris Barnes (also of Six Feet Under) has called out his former band for price gouging. His comment was in response to a fan who was complaining about ticket prices on the band’s upcoming tour.

A fan told Barnes the following about Cannibal Corpse’s Sacramento, CA show, which only has resale tickets left:

“How the fuck is it $105 per ticket for Cannibal Corpse, Whitechapel, Revocation and Shadow Of Intent at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento Mar 10th? Where do you get reasonable tickets?”

Barnes then replied with the following:

“Yikes! Price gouge much lol🤣😂”

This news comes shortly after Barnes made headlines after saying that he “despise[s] what [death metal] has become.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Cannibal Corpse Team Up With East Coast Rock Apparel For “Butchered Body” Beard Oil

Cannibal Corpse have joined forces with East Coast Rock Apparel to create their own beard oil called “Butchered Body.” You can purchase that HERE. The following was said about the product:

“This beard oil is being made for the amazing band Cannibal Corpse and all their fans, bearded or not. The scent is clean with an earthy, woodsy smell. Made with argon, jojoba, sweet almond oil and my secret concoction of essential oils to make this beard a must have for any Cannibal Corpse fan.”

Cannibal Corpse Frontman George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher’s “World Of Warcraft” NPC Character Renamed Due To Past Homophobic Comments

Cannibal Corpse vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher’s “World Of Warcraft” NPC, “Gorge The Corpsegrinder,” has had its name changed to “Annihilator Grek’lor.” This news comes after fans of the game wanted to get the character removed due to past homophobic slurs Fisher used in a 2007 interview while discussing certain fictitious species in the game. Those comments also resurfaced during the 2011 “BlizzCon” and led Blizzard Entertainment co-founder and president Michael Morhaime to issue an apology.

This news comes after Blizzard Entertainment and Activision were previously facing legal action due to harassment and discrimination. This includes a lawsuit that was filed by the California Department Of Fair Employment And Housing, which said the following:

“Defendants’ ‘frat boy’ culture is a breeding ground for harassment and discrimination against women. Female employees are subjected to constant sexual harassment and discrimination against women. Female employees are subjected to constant sexual harassment, including having to continually fend off unwanted sexual commented and advances made by their male co-workers and supervisors and being groped at the ‘cube crawls’ and other company events.

High-ranking executives and creators engaged in blatant sexual harassment without repercussions. In a particularly tragic example, a female employee committed suicide during a business trip with a male supervisor who had brought butt plugs and lubricant with him on the trip.”

The lawsuit has resulted in developers making changes or removing creations and characters related to those allegations.

[via The PRP]

Cannibal Corpse Announce U.S. Tour With Whitechapel, Revocation, & Shadow Of Intent

Cannibal Corpse have announced a headlining U.S. tour. Whitechapel, Revocation, and Shadow Of Intent will open.

Tour Dates:

02/18 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
02/19 Winston-Salem, NC – The Ramkat
02/20 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
02/21 Reading, PA – Reverb
02/22 Pittsburgh, PA – The Roxian
02/24 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
02/25 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
02/26 Rochester, NY – Anthology
02/28 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
03/01 Chicago, IL – The Vic
03/02 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
03/04 Denver, CO – The Gothic
03/05 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
03/07 Seattle, WA – Showbox
03/08 Portland, OR – Hawthorne
03/10 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
03/11 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
03/12 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
03/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
03/14 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
03/15 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
03/17 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
03/18 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
03/19 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
03/21 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
03/22 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
03/23 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
03/25 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
03/26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution

“World Of Warcraft” Fans Want Cannibal Corpse Frontman George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher’s In-Game Character Removed Due To Past Homophobic Slurs

According to The PRP, some “World Of Warcraft” fans want to get Cannibal Corpse frontman George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher’s in-game charter removed from the game. Their issues stem from a 2007 interview in which Fisher used homophobic slurs while discussing certain fictitious species in the game. Those comments also resurfaced during the 2011 “BlizzCon” and led Blizzard Entertainment co-founder and president Michael Morhaime to issue an apology.

This news comes as Blizzard Entertainment and Activision are facing legal action due to harassment and discrimination. This includes a lawsuit that was filed by the California Department Of Fair Employment And Housing, which said the following:

“Defendants’ ‘frat boy’ culture is a breeding ground for harassment and discrimination against women. Female employees are subjected to constant sexual harassment and discrimination against women. Female employees are subjected to constant sexual harassment, including having to continually fend off unwanted sexual commented and advances made by their male co-workers and supervisors and being groped at the ‘cube crawls’ and other company events.

High-ranking executives and creators engaged in blatant sexual harassment without repercussions. In a particularly tragic example, a female employee committed suicide during a business trip with a male supervisor who had brought butt plugs and lubricant with him on the trip.”

The lawsuit has resulted in developers making changes or removing creations and characters related to those allegations. Fisher’s character, an NPC orc named “Gorge The Corpsegrinder,” is still in the game for now, but Dextero.com are reporting that some have called to have it removed because of the aforementioned interview. An edited version of that chat can be found below:

Cannibal Corpse’s Alex Webster Opens Up About His Battle With Focal Dystonia

During an interview with Bass Player magazine, Cannibal Corpse’s Alex Webster discussed his battle with focal dystonia. That condition is a rare neurological disorder that involves involuntary spasms in small muscles in the body.

Webster said the following:

“Focal dystonia is essentially an injury, but not the kind of injury that people would normally think of — it’s not carpal tunnel, or a tendon problem, or something like that. It’s essentially a neurological problem, and it happens in a lot of disciplines that require precise, repetitive movements, and not just in music.”

He continued when asked about the symptoms:

“The normal fingerpicking that I would do would become very strained. It seemed as if my pointer finger would be going left instead of down. When I first noticed something was going wrong, it was very confusing and frightening. I was, like, ‘What’s going on with my right hand? Why isn’t it behaving the way it’s behaved for the past 30 years?’

Basically, the signals from your brain are going wrong on the way down to your fingers. Imagine your legs walking. What if the signal from your brain was telling both legs to go forward at the same time? That’s not exactly what was happening with my picking fingers, but certain signals were definitely getting through and certain signals weren’t.”

Webster also added that natural therapy helped solve his issues:

“I saw a specialist named Joaquin Farias, who helped me out very much, and I also spoke with a classical guitarist, Apostolos Paraskevas, and the bassist Scott Devine, who gave me tips on their bouts with this. It’s something that can often be resolved, which is good news for anyone who gets it. You just have to work through it, learn what you need to correct, and then take the time to correct it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Former Cannibal Corpse Guitarist Pat O’Brien Officially Sentenced Following 2018 Burglary And Assault

Pat O’Brien (ex-Cannibal Corpse) has officially been sentenced after being arrested on December 10, 2018 for burglary with assault and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer as his Northdale, FL home was burning. The guitarist has been ordered to pay $23,793.45 in restitution and will also be required to undergo drug and alcohol evaluations, render 150 hours of community service, and abstain from using alcohol and controlled substances. He will also be subject to random testing

During the initial incident, O’Brien reportedly called relatives to tell them that “the rapture” was coming and that “aliens have landed” before breaking into a Northdale home at around 6:57 PM while two people were inside. After he was told to leave, he pushed down a woman and ran into the backyard. One of the residents said he seemed to be hallucinating and that he spoke of “the rapture” to him as well. O’Brien also claimed “someone was after him” and even tried to hide in the closet.

Authorities found him hiding near a fence and they used an electronic control device to disarm him after he ran towards a deputy with a knife.

O’Brien‘s Northdale home was also on fire at the time of the incident. Hillsborough County firefighters had a hard time putting out the blaze due to exploding ammunition. Fire marshals found a ton of weapons, locked safes, and potentially explosive devices inside the house. In fact, the stockpile was so large that ATF agents were sent to look through the wreckage after the fire was out. The guitarist was apparently trying to get away from his burning house when responders arrived. He was arrested less than .5 miles away.

Neighbors say O’Brien was an “avid gun collector” and that he did not appear to show signs of odd behavior prior to the incident.

O’Brien made his first court appearance on December 11, 2018 and he was wearing an anti-suicide vest with his hands and feet restrained. The judge originally denied him bail until a drug test was conducted, but the musician ended up getting released from Hillsborough County jail on December 14, 2018 after posting a $50,000 surety bond.

Since then, Cannibal Corpse have parted ways with O’Brien and have moved forward with Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan.

[via Blabbermouth]