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:

New Colored Vinyl Pressings Of Cannibal Corpse’s “Eaten Back To Life,” “Butchered At Birth,” & “Tomb Of The Mutilated” To Be Released In October

Metal Blade Records will be releasing new colored vinyl pressings of Cannibal Corpse’s “Eaten Back To Life,” “Butchered At Birth,” and “Tomb Of The Mutilated” on October 8. Pre-orders are available HERE.

Mastodon, Vio-lence, Goatwhore, Etc. Added To 2021 Psycho Las Vegas

Mastodon, Vio-lence, Goatwhore, Mutoid Man, and Knocked Loose have been added to the 2021 Psycho Las Vegas Festival. This news comes after Emperor, Mayhem, Satyricon, Watain, and more were forced to drop off the event due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival will be held in Las Vegas, NV on August 20-22 with a pre-show “Psycho Swim” event scheduled for August 19.

Here’s the updated daily lineups and set times:

August 19 (Psycho Swim):

Daylight Beach Club:

Old Man Gloom 10:30PM – close
Bongzilla 8:30PM – 9:30PM
Death Valley Girls 7:10PM – 8:10PM
Polyrhythmics 5:30PM – 6:50PM
The Skull 4:10PM – 5:10PM
Blackwater Holylight 2:50PM – 3:50PM
Here Lies Man 1:30PM – 2:30PM
DJ Scott Seltzer 12PM – 1:30PM
DJ Painkiller (record selector)

Rhythm & Riffs Lounge (Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino):

DJ Nate Carson 1AM – 2AM
Wino (acoustic) 12AM – 1AM

August 20:

Main Stage:

Mastodon 9:30PM – close
Obituary 7PM – 8:15PM
Vio-lence 5:20PM – 6:20PM
Goatwhore 3:50PM – 4:50PM
Mutoid Man 2:25PM – 3:15PM
Knocked Loose 1PM – 1:50PM
DJ Painkiller (record selector)

Mandalay Bay Beach:

GZA (“Liquid Swords” 25th anniversary set) 11PM – 12AM
Ty Segall 9:50PM – 10:40PM
The Sword 8:40PM – 9:30PM
Paul Cauthen 7:30PM – 8:20PM

House Of Blues:

Health 12:30AM – close
Cephalic Carnage 11:20PM – 12:10AM
Exhorder (performing “Slaughter in the Vatican”) 10:05PM – 11PM
Claude Fontaine 8:50PM – 9:50PM
Pinback 7:35PM – 8:35PM
King Dude 6:20PM – 7:20PM
???? 5:05PM – 6:05PM
Khemmis 4PM – 4:50PM
Toke 3PM – 3:45PM
Alms 2PM – 2:45PM
Foie Gras 1:05PM – 1:45PM
Lord Buffalo 12PM – 12:50PM

Rhythm & Riffs Lounge:

DJ Pubes 1AM – 2AM
Mothership 12AM – 1AM
Bridge City Sinners 10:20PM – 11:30PM
Mother Mercury 9PM – 10PM
Highlands 7:55PM – 8:50PM
Psychlona 6:50PM – 7:40PM
Ask Doc Q&A (w/ Blasko & Bruce Lamont) 5:10PM – 6:40PM
Hippie Death Cult 4PM – 5PM
DJ Dwid Hellion 2:50PM – 4PM
Deathchant 2PM – 2:50PM
DJ Scott Seltzer 12PM – 2PM

August 21:

Main Stage:

Danzig (“Danzig II: Lucifuge” 26th anniversary set) 9:15PM – close
The Flaming Lips 7:10PM – 8:20PM
Thievery Corporation 5:20PM – 6:40PM
Deafheaven 3:50PM – 4:50PM
Red Fang 2:25PM – 3:35PM

Mandalay Bay Beach:

Cannibal Corpse 11PM – 12AM
Dying Fetus 9:50PM – 10:40PM
Pig Destroyer 8:40PM – 9:30PM
Primitive Man 7:30PM – 8:20PM

House Of Blues:

Tim Dillon 12AM – close
Cursive 10PM – 11PM
Death By Stereo 8:50PM – 9:40PM
Poison The Well 7:35PM – 8:35PM
Boysetsfire 6:30PM – 7:20PM
Adamantium 5:15PM – 6:15PM
Eyehategod 4PM – 5PM
Profanatica 3PM – 3:45PM
Curl Up And Die 2PM – 2:45PM
Eighteen Visions 1PM – 1:45PM
Unto Others 12PM – 12:25PM
Vaelmyst 11AM – 11:45AM

Rhythm & Riffs Lounge:

DJ Ethan McCarthy 12AM – 2AM
Black Sabbitch 11PM – 12AM
DJ Brant Bjork 9PM – 11PM
Fatso Jetson 7:50PM – 8:40PM
Silvertomb 6:40PM – 7:30PM
Bruce Lamont (interviews Phil Anselmo) 5:20PM – 6:30PM
Withered 4:15PM – 5PM
????? 3:10PM – 4PM
Flavor Crystals 2PM – 2:50PM
DJ Scott Seltzer 12PM – 2PM

August 22:

Main Stage:

Down (performing “NOLA”) 7:15PM – close
Exodus 5:25PM – 6:35PM
High On Fire 3:50PM – 5PM
Midnight 2:20PM – 3:20PM
Integrity 1PM – 1:50PM

Mandalay Bay Beach:

Osees 11PM – 12AM
Full Of Hell 9:50PM – 10:40PM
Weedeater 8:40PM – 9:30PM
Dengue Fever 7:30PM – 8:20PM

House Of Blues:

Drab Majesty 12:15AM – 1:15AM
Repulsion 11PM – 12AM
Devourment 9:45PM – 10:45PM
Broken Hope 8:40PM – 9:30PM
TSOL 7:35PM – 8:25PM
Immolation 6:20PM – 7:20PM
Frankie and the Witch Fingers 5:05PM – 6:05PM
Kanga 4PM – 4:50PM
Creeping Death 3PM – 3:45PM
Glacial Tomb 2PM – 2:45PM
Vitriol 1PM – 1:45PM
Warish 12PM – 12:45PM

Rhythm & Riffs Lounge:

DJ Painkiller 12:30AM – 2AM
ASG 11:20PM – 12:30AM
Stöner 10PM – 11PM
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears 8:45PM – 9:45PM
Sasquatch 7:40PM – 8:30PM
Howling Giant 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Amigo The Devil 5PM – 6:10PM
Relaxer 3:30PM – 4:40PM
Bruce Lamont (solo) 2PM – 3PM
DJ Scott Seltzer 12PM – 2PM

Eyecandy Lounge:

Health (DJ set) 11:30PM – 2AM
Domenic Palermo (Nothing) (DJ set) 9:30PM – 11:30PM
DJ Pubes 7:30PM – 9:30PM

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]

Dee Snider Premieres New Song “Time To Choose” Featuring Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) has premiered a lyric video for his new song “Time To Choose.” This track features George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse) and it will appear on Snider’s new album “Leave A Scar,“ which is set to be released on July 30. Snider commented:

“‘Time To Choose‘ deals with a subject I’ve addressed often over the course of my writing career: good vs. evil (see ‘Burn In Hell‘). Given the heaviness of this track, I felt adding George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher‘s voice to this would drive home the seriousness of the choices we make. I was honored when he agreed to contribute his incredibly powerful voice.”

Revised Lineup Announced For 2021 Psycho Las Vegas Festival

Organizers have announced the revised lineup for this year’s Psycho Las Vegas festival. That event will take place on August 20-22 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. A “Psycho Swim” pre-show will also be held on August 19 at the Daylight Beach Club.

Here’s the daily lineups:

August 19 (“Psycho Swim”):

Old Man Gloom
Bongzilla
Death Valley Girls
Polyrhythmics
The Skull
Blackwater Holylight
Here Lies Man
DJ Scott Seltzer
Rhythm & Riffs Lounge:
Wind (acoustic set)
DJ Nate Carson

August 20:

Emperor
GZA
Mayhem
Obituary
Ty Segall
Satyricon
Watain
Paul Cauthen
The Sword
Cephalic Carnage
HEALTH
The Bridge City Sinners
MGLA
Intronaut
Exhorder
Pinback
King Dude
Khemmis
Mothership
Toke
Lord Buffalo
Psychlona
Claude Fontaine
Hippie Death Cult
Foie Gras
Alms
Mother Mercury
DJ Ethan McCarthy
DJ Scott Seltzer
DJ Nate Carson
DJ Painkiller

August 21:

Danzig
The Flaming Lips
Thievery Corporation
Cannibal Corpse
Dying Fetus
Red Fang
Cursive
Pig Destroyer
Poison The Well
Eyehategod
Primitive Man
Death By Stereo
Curl Up & Die
Boysetsfire
Fatso Jetson
Profanatica
Adamantium
Silvertomb
Frankie And The Witch Fingers
Withered
Flavor Crystal
Highlands
Vaelmyst
Black Sabbitch
The Tim Dillon Comedy Hour

August 22:

Down
Exodus
High On Fire
Osees
Amigo The Devil
Drab Majesty
Crippled Black Phoenix
Weedeater
Full Of Hell
Midnight
Repulsion
Cult Of Fire
Zola Jesus
TSOL
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Guantanamo Baywatch
Immolation
Dengue Fever
Creeping Death
Kanga
Warish
Glacial Tomb
Relaxer
Vitriol
DJ Scott Seltzer
“Ask Doc” Q&A With Doc McGhee

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]