Cannibal Corpse Announce Summer European Tour

Cannibal Corpse have announced a summer European tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

06/08 Gelsenkirchen, GER – Rock Hard Festival
06/09 Regensburg, GER – Event Hall Airport
06/10 Budapest, HUN – A38
06/11 Novi Sad, SER – Novosadski Sajam
06/12 Cluj-Napoca, ROM – Form
06/13 Bucharest, ROM – Quantic
06/14 Sofia, BUL – Mix Tape 5
06/15 Thessaloniki, GRE – Principal Club Theater
06/16 Athens, GRE – Piraeus 117 Academy
06/18 Skopje, MAC – MKC
06/20 Zagreb, CRO – Boogaloo
06/21 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse
06/22 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
06/23 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/24 Lyon, FRA – Ninkasi Kao
06/25 Parma, ITA – Villa Del Fulcino
06/27 Lindau, GER – Club Vaudeville
06/28 Graefenhainichen, GER – Full Force
06/29 Dokkum, NET – Dokk’em Open Air
06/30 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos-Saal
07/02 Bremen, GER – Tivoli
07/03 Kiel, GER – Pumpe
07/04 Trutnov, CZE – Obscene Extreme
07/05 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
07/06 Limoges, FRA – CCM John Lennon
07/07 Barcelona, SPA – Rock Fest

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Cannibal Corpse Recruit Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan For Upcoming Tours

Cannibal Corpse have recruited guitarist Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal) for their upcoming tours. He will be filling in for Pat O’Brien, who was arrested on December 10, 2018 for burglary with assault and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer as his Northdale, FL home was burning. O’Brien has since been released and the band have said he is “getting the help he needs.”

The group commented:

“Cannibal Corpse have announced that Erik Rutan will fill in for guitarist Pat O’Brien as O’Brien tends to personal issues. Rutan will appear live with the band for the Decibel Magazine Tour and the upcoming US leg of Slayer‘s final tour happening this May alongside Slayer, 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) 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 his current band Hate Eternal.”

Cannibal Corpse Officially Comment On Pat O’Brien’s Arrest

Cannibal Corpse have now commented on Pat O’Brien’s December 10 arrest. The guitarist was arrested for burglary with assault and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer as his Northdale, FL home was burning.

The band said the following:

“As a band and as individuals, we all want nothing but the best for our brother and partner, Pat. While we can offer no further information about the incident, we wanted everyone to know that Pat is getting the help he needs and appreciates the love and support from Cannibal Corpse fans around the world.

Pat is currently with family and friends and looks forward to a healthy return at some point. For anyone wondering, all Cannibal Corpse touring will happen as planned and all shows will be played.”

The musician 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 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 after posting a $50,000 surety bond.

Deana Mazurkiewicz, wife of O’Brien‘s Cannibal Corpse bandmate Paul Mazurkiewicz, has since launched a crowdfunding campaign for him.

50 Shotguns, 10 Semiautomatic Rifles, 20 Handguns, Etc. Found In Cannibal Corpse Guitarist Pat O’Brien’s Home After Arrest & House Fire

According to the Tampa Bay Times, fire marshals found a ton of weapons, locked safes, and potentially explosive devices inside Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien’s Northdale, FL home, which caught fire on December 10, the same night he was arrested for burglary and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. The stockpile was so large that ATF agents were sent to look through the wreckage after the blaze was out.

The cache contained about 50 shotguns (one of which was illegaly sawed off), 10 semiautomatic rifles (including a couple of AK-47 variants), two Uzi-style rifles, and 20 handguns. Two flame throwers, thousands of rounds of ammunition (stored in boxes, military-style metal cans, and ammunition belts), several other weapons/weapons parts, and three skulls were also found.

The Tampa Bay Times also mentioned that O’Brien called relatives before the incident to tell them that “the rapture” was coming and that “aliens have landed.”

The musician allegedly broke 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.

As previously mentioned, 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 the exploding ammunition. 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 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 after posting a $50,000 surety bond.

Deana Mazurkiewicz, wife of O’Brien‘s Cannibal Corpse bandmate Paul Mazurkiewicz, has since launched a crowdfunding campaign for him.

Cannibal Corpse’s Pat O’Brien Released From Jail

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Cannibal Corpse’s Pat O’Brien was released from Hillsborough County jail on December 14 after posting a $50,000 surety bond. As previously reported, the guitarist was arrested on December 10 for burglary and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer as his Northdale, FL home was burning.

O’Brien broke into a Northdale home at around 6:57 PM while two people were inside. After the 53-year-old musician was told to leave, he pushed down a woman and ran into the backyard. One of the residents told ABC Action News that he seemed to be hallucinating and that he was speaking of “the rapture.” He also claimed “someone was after him” and even tried to hide in the closet.

Authorities found O’Brien 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 say their was military-style flamethrowers and exploding ammunition inside the house, making it harder to put out. In fact, there was so many firearms that ATF agents and a bomb squad were both sent to the scene. 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 and the judge originally denied him bail until a drug test was conducted. The musician wore an anti-suicide vest in court with his hands and feet restrained.

Deana Mazurkiewicz, wife of O’Brien‘s Cannibal Corpse bandmate Paul Mazurkiewicz, has since launched a crowdfunding campaign for him.

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched For Cannibal Corpse Guitarist Pat O’Brien Following Arrest & House Fire

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched for Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien, who was arrested on December 10 for burglary and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer as his Northdale, FL home was burning. The fundraiser was started by Deana Mazurkiewicz, the wife of O’Brien‘s Cannibal Corpse bandmate Paul Mazurkiewicz.

Deana commented:

“As most of you are aware on December 10, 2018, Pat O’brien’s house burned down. He lost everything he owns.

Pat is a standup guy, true to his friends, family and his band. Also Pat does not have insurance, and lost everything that he owns. These funds will help him get back on his feet with the regular much-needed necessities like clothing, a roof over his head, and other daily life necessities that are needed.

Understanding that money is tight for everybody, especially around the holidays but every amount does help. If it’s $1, $5 dollars, $20 or more. Every penny from this campaign will go directly to Pat.

If you’re a metal fan and you’ve had the honor of meeting Pat at a show, or elsewhere when he’s out and about then you know how friendly he is, and approachable. He would never start a campaign for himself, but I know he would be absolutely humbled by the support shown.

I asked that people not jump to conclusions until the full details of what occurred come out, and that you show Pat nothing but love and support and let him know that you’re there for him. Although the last 48 hours have been shocking to most people, they’ve been devastating to him.

Please feel free to share your pictures, your words and show your support. The changing of your profile pictures on Facebook has been very inspirational. The metal community is a tight one whether you know somebody personally or not ans your support is so much appreciated.”

O’Brien broke into a Northdale home at around 6:57 PM while two people were inside. After the 53-year-old musician was told to leave, he pushed down a woman and ran into the backyard. One of the residents told ABC Action News that he seemed to be hallucinating and that he was speaking of “the rapture.” He also claimed “someone was after him” and even tried to hide in the closet.

Authorities found O’Brien 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 say their was military-style flamethrowers and exploding ammunition inside the house, making it harder to put out. In fact, there was so many firearms that ATF agents and a bomb squad were both sent to the scene. 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 and a judge said he must undergo drug testing before being allowed to be released on a $50,000 bond. The musician wore an anti-suicide vest in court with his hands and feet restrained.

Cannibal Corpse’s Pat O’Brien Seems To Have Been Hallucinating At The Time Of His Burglary

10 News WTSP have shared a new report with more details regarding the December 10 arrest of Cannibal Corpse’s Pat O’Brien. As previously reported, the guitarist was arrested near his Northdale, Florida home for burglary and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

The 53-year-old broke into a Northdale home at around 6:57 PM while two people were inside. After the musician was told to leave, he pushed down a woman and ran into the backyard. One of the residents told ABC Action News that O’Brien seemed to be hallucinating and that he was speaking of “the rapture.” He also claimed “someone was after him” and even tried to hide in the closet.

Authorities found O’Brien 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 say their was military-style flamethrowers and exploding ammunition inside the house, making it harder to put out. In fact, there was so many firearms that ATF agents and a bomb squad were both sent to the scene. 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 yesterday (December 11) and a judge said he must undergo drug testing before being allowed to be released on a $50,000 bond. The musician wore an anti-suicide vest in court with his hands and feet restrained.