CANNIBAL CORPSE: American Death Metal icons to release ‘A Skeletal Domain’!
- 01/07/14 –
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American Death Metal Icons, CANNIBAL CORPSE, are pleased to announce the release of their thirteenth full-length, entitled, “A Skeletal Domain“.
Lucky number thirteen? Lucky or not, it’s a quantity of releases (not even counting VHS/DVD releases and EPs) and a wealth of material beyond which most bands could even fathom. The CANNIBAL CORPSE collective – vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, bassist Alex Webster, guitarists Pat O’Brien and Rob Barrett and drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz – approaches each recording session with a honed and precise vision of a band in their third decade of existence. With this new entry to their extensive catalog, they’ve switched gears, opting to work with producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) at Audio Hammer Studios, after having tracked their previous three outings (Kill, Evisceration Plague, Torture) with Erik Rutan. Boasting twelve-ominous tracks in forty-four spine-fraying minutes, the result is a massive, belligerent, and deliberate aural attack that finds the band at their peak of their notoriously hyper kinetic, meticulously executed brutality.
Preparation for “A Skeletal Domain” did not vary significantly from previous efforts. “At the end of the day, we’re still making a death metal record, no matter where it’s being recorded,” relays bassist Alex Webster. Mark Lewis offered a slightly different, modern recording approach, but the band stressed that they could not be more pleased with their previous albums with Rutan, and the door is most definitely open to work with him again in the future. Changing producers is something the band has historically done after every few albums, if only to not get too comfortable. CANNIBAL CORPSE also tried to step outside of their comfort zone when it came to songwriting and their musical performances. “Consistency is often confused with repetition. We are established with what we do as a band, and we could relax and not push ourselves, but we try to push the envelope. That’s what makes this exciting,” adds Webster. “Anyone who really listens to this album with an open mind will hear that it’s not same-old same-old.” Mark Lewis would concur with Webster’s analysis and even goes a step further by claiming that “there are moments on this record that have never happened in musical history.” CANNIBAL CORPSE have proven time and again that they have more fuel in their tank, more riffs in their minds, and more ways to describe gore than any single group of human beings could ever have hoped. The thirteenth album will prove to be as important a landmark in their career as just about any other. CANNIBAL CORPSE are consistency defined.
“A Skeletal Domain” will be released in Europe on September 12th, 2014 via Metal Blade records. Point your browser to THIS LOCATION where you’ll witness the sonic trauma that embodies second track, “Sadistic Embodiment” as well as a host of preorder bundles.
A Skeletal Domain Track Listing:
01. High Velocity Impact Spatter
02. Sadistic Embodiment
03. Kill or Become
04. A Skeletal Domain
05. Headlong into Carnage
06. The Murderer’s Pact
07. Funeral Cremation
08. Icepick Lobotomy
09. Vector of Cruelty
10. Bloodstained Cement
11. Asphyxiate to Resuscitate
12. Hollowed Bodies
In other news CANNIBAL CORPSE have announced a full European tour for the fall. This will be their first European tour in support of “A Skeletal Domain“!
14/10/14 FI – Jyvaskyla – Lutakko
15/10/14 FI – Helsinki – Nosturi
17/10/14 SE – Stockholm – Debaser Strand
18/10/14 NO – Oslo – Vulkan Arena
19/10/14 SE – Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
21/10/14 NL – Zwolle – Hedon
22/10/14 DE – Saarbrücken – Garage
23/10/14 FR – Lyon – Ninksi Kao
24/10/14 ES – Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2
25/10/14 ES – Madrid – Arena
27/10/14 FR – Toulouse – Le Bikini
28/10/14 FR – Paris – Trabendo
29/10/14 FR – Strasbourg – La Laiterie
30/10/14 BE – Antwerp – Trix
31/10/14 UK – London – Forum
01/11/14 UK – Leeds – Damnation Festival (only CANNIBAL CORPSE)
02/11/14 FR – Lille – Splendid
04/11/14 DE – Frankfurt – Batschkapp
05/11/14 DE – Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
06/11/14 DE – Osnabrück – Rosenhof
07/11/14 DE – Hamburg – Klubsen
08/11/14 DK – Aalborg – Metal Festival
09/11/14 DK – Copenhagen – Amager Bio
11/11/14 DE – Berlin – C-Club
12/11/14 CZ – Prague – Club Roxy
13/11/14 DE – München – Backstage
14/11/14 DE – Glauchau – Alte Spinnerei
15/11/14 CZ – Brno – Fleda
16/11/14 PL – Cracow – Fabryka
17/11/14 PL – Warsaw – Progresja
19/11/14 AT – Graz – Explosiv
20/11/14 HU – Budapest – Club 202
21/11/14 SK – Zilina – Klub Smer
22/11/14 AT – Wien – Szene
23/11/14 SI – Nova Gorica – Mostovna Club
25/11/14 IT – Treviso – New Age
26/11/14 IT – Milan – Alcatrazz
27/11/14 CH – Lausanne – Les Docks
28/11/14 CH – Pratteln – Z7
29/11/14 DE – Bochum- Matrix
30/11/14 NL – Uden – De Pul
In related CANNIBAL CORPSE happenings, this September, the band will unleash their first-ever official authorized biography. Written by Joel McIver, author of Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica and biographies on Black Sabbath, Slayer, Slipknot, and Queens Of The Stone Age, Bible Of Butchery – Cannibal Corpse: The Official Biography will contain over 150 pages loaded with photos from the band’s collection, available everywhere this Fall!
“Cannibal Corpse are the biggest death metal band in the world…” — Metal Hammer UK