Gore Obsessed is the eighth studio album by American death metal band Cannibal Corpse released in 2002 through Metal Blade Records. The Japanese version of the album includes "Compelled to Lacerate" as a live bonus track. Writing and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes. Cannibal CorpseGeorge "Corpsegrinder" Fisher – vocals Pat O'Brien – lead guitar Jack Owen – rhythm guitar Alex Webster – bass Paul Mazurkiewicz – drumsProductionNeil Kernon – production, mixing Cannibal Corpse – production Justin Leeah – engineering Ramon Breton – masteringArtwork and designVincent Locke – cover art Alex McKnight – photography Sonic Ranch, Tornillo, TX, US – recording Oceanview Digital Mastering – mastering Gore Obsessed at AllMusic Gore Obsessed at Metal Blade Records
Kill is the tenth studio album by American death metal band Cannibal Corpse, released on March 21, 2006. This release marks the return of guitarist Rob Barrett, who had played on The Bleeding and Vile; the European version of the album comes with a live DVD filmed in Strasbourg in 2004 called Hammer Smashed Laiterie. The album was produced at Mana Recording Studios by Hate Eternal guitarist Erik Rutan. Music videos were produced for the tracks "Make Them Suffer" and "Death Walking Terror". In the week following its release, Kill became the second Cannibal Corpse album to make an appearance on the Billboard 200 chart, debuting at number 170; the album cover is one of only three Cannibal Corpse album covers to not feature explicit graphic violence. Alex Webster, in an interview, stated that they decided to have an album cover such as this because all the band members couldn't agree on a cover for the album, he stated that they wanted their fans to focus on their music and not to be distracted by a violent cover.
He stated "this time they wanted to do something different.""The original art that Vince gave us was cool, but we didn't think it would make the best cover. We decided to use it as interior art, just have a simple band logo/album title type cover; the main focus of our band should be music anyway, so I don't think it's a big deal that the cover's not a blood soaked scene of carnage the way our others have been. This doesn't mean we won't have more bloody covers in the future though." The album has been received quite positively by critics: AllMusic gave it a 3.5 out of 5 rating, stating that "Kill doesn't break any new ground for the veteran sickos, but if it ain't broke don't fix it -- just turn it up louder", while commenting that the songs are "13 aural assaults that will be welcomed by fans with open mouths". In 2018, Kill was inducted into Decibel Magazine's Hall of Fame via a special Cannibal Corpse issue. Writing and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes. George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher – vocals Pat O'Brien – lead guitar, rhythm guitar on "Submerged In Boiling Flesh" Rob Barrett – rhythm guitar, lead guitar on "Submerged In Boiling Flesh" Alex Webster – bass Paul Mazurkiewicz – drums Erik Rutan – backing vocals on "The Time to Kill is Now" Erik Rutan – production, mixing Shawn Ohtani – additional engineering Alan Douches – mastering Vincent Locke – cover art Brian Ames – design Alex Solca – photography Mana Recording Studios, St. Petersburg, FL, USA – recording, mixing West Westside Music – mastering Kill at AllMusic Kill at Metal Blade Records
Tomb of the Mutilated
Tomb of the Mutilated is the third studio album by American death metal band Cannibal Corpse. It was released in 1992 through Metal Blade Records and is the last album recorded with the band's original lineup, as founding guitarist Bob Rusay was fired after the album's release; the album was banned in Germany, due to the extreme nature of the lyrics. Because the liner notes on Butchered at Birth feature quotations from American serial killer Albert Fish, he is incorrectly credited with being the voice at the beginning of "Addicted to Vaginal Skin". However, the taped confession heard at the beginning of the song most belongs to the "Genesee River Killer" Arthur Shawcross; the song "Hammer Smashed Face" was featured during the band's cameo appearance in the film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, downloadable content for the Rock Band video game series. The song "I Cum Blood" is featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned. Esteemed reviewers Jack Murray and Connur Joyce have both stated their belief that Tomb of the Mutilated is a high-concept album concerned with extreme necrophilia and sadism.
Murray said "It's a clever idea concerning the rape and murder of a young girl with a large knife, continuing to rape the corpse until orgasm. This theme is present in the last four tracks on the album", while Joyce announced in Finnish metal magazine Mutilate, "The album has heavy connotations throughout. It's linked; the explicit nature in which Barnes grunts his way through the morbid lyrics demonstrates the theme running through the album, to say the deteriorating mental state of the protagonist." Chris Barnes stated on page 71 of the June 2008 issue of Decibel Magazine that "Entrails Ripped from a Virgin's Cunt was based on two brothers, one of whom was semi-retarded, who were serving life. They captured some girl, the semi-retarded brother was talked into putting a coat hanger up her pussy to pull out her intestines; that story freaked me out." It is unknown who Barnes was referring to. Reviewers praised the album. Heavy metal webzine Kicked in the Face stated, "I loved every second of it.
This is a must have for any Cannibal Corpse fan.... It would be hard to pick out the good or the bad tracks on this one because, they're all pretty damn good."Metal Storm announced "the music here is a little more complex and better elaborated, the effort is shown in songs like'Hammer Smashed Face' with maddening and unforgettable riffs, a crushing bass playing, fast drumming, and'I Cum Blood' showing incredible pulsations... a high-quality album in general one of the greatest albums in Cannibal Corpse history and maybe in Death Metal history too". In 2005, Tomb of the Mutilated was ranked number 278 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time. All vocal arrangements by Chris Barnes. Cannibal CorpseChris Barnes – vocals Bob Rusay – lead guitar Jack Owen – rhythm guitar Alex Webster – bass Paul Mazurkiewicz – drums Pat O'Brien – lead guitar on live bonus track George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher – vocals on live bonus trackProductionProduced and mixed by Scott Burns
Bloodthirst is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by J. M. Dillard, published by Pocket Books; the novel's story focuses on a manmade virus which causes its victims to suffer many of the characteristics of vampires, including light sensitivity and a thirst for blood. The Enterprise is called to a remote bio-research lab on planet Tanis to answer a distress call, finding only a single survivor upon arrival; the survivor, Dr. Adams, is uncooperative in discussing the details of the research on Tanis, or how the other members of the research team died, it is revealed that Tanis was an illegal biological warfare lab, run by a secret faction within Starfleet. The story focuses on a security officer, who becomes infected after an attack by Dr. Adams. Bloodthirst at Memory Alpha
Evisceration Plague is the eleventh studio album by American death metal band Cannibal Corpse. The album was produced at Mana Recording Studios by Hate Eternal guitarist Erik Rutan; the album entered the US Billboard 200 at number 66. Bassist Alex Webster said about the record: In Cannibal Corpse, our goal has always been to try and make each new album we record our heaviest; that goal was a bit more challenging this time since we were satisfied with our last album Kill, but we knew that by working with producer Erik Rutan at Mana Recording Studios again, we would be able to start at that same level of heaviness and take it further... Evisceration Plague has the best guitar sound we've recorded, the entire band has never played with more precision and power. In another interview with Terrorizer magazine, drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz stated his thoughts on the album saying: "I think working with Erik again has brought things up a little for us. I mean all the band were involved in the writing process of this album along with Rutan and so I think this one's a tad more individual than Kill."
The cover art was released December 14 and samples were made available through Amazon.com. The album was released with a bonus track in DVD as a deluxe edition. An autographed version of the album is now available for pre-order on the Metal Blade Records website, it is the fifth Cannibal Corpse album to contain a title track and a video was produced for the song. They released a comic book where each song has its own comic. A video for the song "Evisceration Plague" was released on May 9, 2009 on the YouTube account of Metal Blade Records. A video was produced for the song "Priests of Sodom"; the video was released on March 25, 2010. Writing and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes. George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher – vocals Pat O'Brien – lead guitar Rob Barrett – rhythm guitar Alex Webster – bass Paul Mazurkiewicz – drums Erik Rutan – guitar solo on "Unnatural" Erik Rutan – production, mixing Shawn Ohtani – additional engineering Brian Elliot – additional engineering Mike McCracken – studio drum assistant Alan Douches – mastering Neil Kernon – production, mixing only "Skull Fragment Armor" Justion Leeah – engineering only "Skull Fragment Armor" Vincent Locke – cover art Brian Ames – design Alex Solca – photography Mana Recording Studios, St. Petersburg, FL, USA – recording, mixing West Westside Music – mastering Sonic Ranch, Tornillo, TX, USA – recording only "Skull Fragment Armor" Evisceration Plague at AllMusic Evisceration Plague at Metal Blade Records
The Bleeding (album)
The Bleeding is the fourth studio album by American death metal band Cannibal Corpse, released in 1994 through Metal Blade Records. It is the last album featuring singer and founding member Chris Barnes and is the first album featuring guitarist Rob Barrett. According to Soundscan numbers, The Bleeding is the fifth top-selling death metal LP in the United States, amassing over 98,300 copies sold; the Bleeding is Cannibal Corpse's most successful album to date. A video was made for the song "Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead". A re-mastered version of The Bleeding is available and features new cover art, a bonus track and the music video of "Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead"; this music video would be featured in Beavis And Butthead. This album signified a few changes for Cannibal Corpse the change in speed; the reason for this was. For this album, he chose a more "groove" style similar to what he was doing in Six Feet Under over Cannibal Corpse's previous material which focused more on blast beats and speed.
Vocally on The Bleeding Chris had decided to go for a more "decipherable" approach instead of his inhuman grunting he had executed on previous Cannibal Corpse albums. This same "groovy" death metal style was the foundation for vocalist Chris Barnes' new band, Six Feet Under; the album is notable for a much more technical approach for the guitar work, a more prominent bass. The original 1994 cover art, a departure for a Cannibal Corpse album, appeared to depict a tapestry of raw flesh and muscle, rather than it featuring graphic violence; the uncensored cover art for the 2006 reissue, reveals the original artwork was a part of a greater whole. In reissue artwork, a man is standing in an intimate gathering of zombies, with an expression of ecstasy on his face; the man has been stripped of skin from the chest down. The corpses are entwined with a veiny, blueish growth, reminiscent of a root system; the exposed muscle and bone of the man's lower body exhibits a fresh growth of this ropey-material, suggesting he is becoming one of them.
The original 1994 cover art was a close-up of the skinless ribcage and musculature of that man's midsection. "Pushed the envelope in every imaginable way, from cover art to song titles to the music itself. Scott Burns gives the album a wonderful sheen that sets Cannibal Corpse apart from most of the other death metal bands out there The riffs grind, just as the rhythms pulverize and the vocals thunder. One of the standout death metal albums of the mid-'90s". All lyrics written by Chris Barnes. Writing and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes. Chris Barnes – vocals Jack Owen – rhythm guitar Rob Barrett – lead guitar Alex Webster – bass Paul Mazurkiewicz – drums Scott Burns – production, engineering, mastering Vincent Locke – cover art Brian Ames – design Frank White – photography Joe Giron – photography Morrisound Recording, Tampa, FL, USA – recording, mixing Fullersound – mastering The Bleeding at AllMusic The Bleeding at Metal Blade Records
George Fisher (musician)
George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher is an American death metal vocalist, the lead vocalist for the American death metal band Cannibal Corpse, the melodic death metal band Paths of Possession, the extreme metal supergroup Serpentine Dominion. He recorded two albums with Florida's Monstrosity before leaving and joining Cannibal Corpse in late 1995, replacing vocalist Chris Barnes, now the vocalist for Six Feet Under, he provided guest vocals for New York technical death metal band Suffocation on the songs "Reincremation" and "Mass Obliteration" from their debut album, Effigy of the Forgotten, as well as guest vocals for California deathcore band Suicide Silence on the song "Control" from their fourth album, You Can't Stop Me. Fisher performed guest vocals on Job for a Cowboy's 2014 album Sun Eater on the song "The Synthetic Sea." As a death metal vocalist, Fisher employs the "death growl" extended vocal technique. Fisher has gained much popularity through the size of his neck, he has explained multiple times that the size of his neck is due to a combination of headbanging and lifting weights when he was younger.
Fisher was born in Maryland. He has two daughters. Prior to joining Cannibal Corpse, Fisher worked as a driller's assistant in the Baltimore area. Fisher is a fan of Death, Slayer, Morbid Angel, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Metallica, he said, "I am a fan of live records. Unleashed in the East by Judas Priest is one of the all-time greatest live records put out. I like the Sodom live disc they put out a while ago, of course Iron Maiden's classic Live After Death. I think the live Deicide disc When Satan Lives is great too. Glen Benton's vocals are so powerful." "I listen to a lot of straight edge stuff, you know, from the eighties." He is an avid player of World of Warcraft. He is a fan of the Denver Broncos. Fisher does occasional guest appearances in the animated series Metalocalypse where he voices the Metal Masked Assassin, he was the inspiration for the character Nathan Explosion, the lead vocalist for Dethklok. Nathan shares a similar physical appearance to Corpsegrinder, headbangs in a windmill fashion, lived in Florida, although Fisher was born in Baltimore and moved to Florida in life.
Blizzard Entertainment implemented a non-player character named "Gorge the Corpsegrinder" into World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King after he revealed his interest in interviews. Corpsegrinder was invited on stage and performed at Blizzcon 2011 with Level 90 Elite Tauren Chieftain, he attended the Convention as a participant. Fisher added the phrase "Fuck the Alliance" to the liner notes of the 2006 album Kill, which he noted in a seven-minute interview in 2007. On the closing night of Blizzcon in October 2011, the band Level 90 Elite Tauren Chieftain, made up of Blizzard employees, welcomed Fisher to the stage with a 40-second clip taken from the 2007 interview, which included the phrase "die you emo cocksuckers" with "cocksuckers" bleeped. Under pressure from Warcraft players, the Blizzard President apologized for the video. Vile Gallery of Suicide Bloodthirst Gore Obsessed The Wretched Spawn Kill Evisceration Plague Torture A Skeletal Domain Red Before Black Imperial Doom Millennium The Crypt of Madness Promises in Blood The End of the Hour Anticipation for Blood Leveled in Darkness Serpentine Dominion The Doomstar Requiem – voice of Metal Masked Assassin You Can't Stop Me – guest vocals on track "Control" Sun Eater – guest vocals on track "The Synthetic Sea" Effigy of the Forgotten - guest vocals on tracks "Mass Obliteration" and "Reincremation" Aggressor - guest vocals on track "Evil by Nature" Wanderer - guest vocals on track "Prey to God" México Bárbaro - guest vocals on tracks "México Bárbaro" and "Ceveline" Cannibal Corpse official website Paths of Possession official website Interview with Mark Prindle Interview about his addiction to World of Warcraft