Guttural brutal death metal with a side of slam band DEVOURMENT has just put on their Bandcamp a stream of their cover of Cannibal Corpse’s “The Pick-Axe Murders”. The song originally was released on CC’s classic album “The Bleeding”, the last one to feature Chris Barnes. So brutal covers brutal and they make it their own. Listen to the track NOW.
Cannibal Corpse will be releasing a box set to commemorate their 25th anniversary: Dead Human Collection: 25 Years of Death Metal. The box contains: all 12 full length studio albums in a 12 CD foldout case with new artwork, “Torturing and Eviscerating LIVE” on CD and LP Picture Disc recorded in Tampa, FL 2010 / Milwaukee, WI 2012, PLUS: NEW EXCLUSIVE images by VINCE LOCKE, 12″ X 12″ graphic prints of all 13 original album covers, and a 2013 Cannibal Corpse Calendar. The box will be in stores on March 19th and is available for pre-order, along with the previously announced series of Cannibal Corpse picture discs, at metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse.
Oh holy shit fuck yes! Watain and Behemoth was good last year and this year it’s pure carnage! Decibel will be bringing some heavy hitters on this years tour. Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Immolation, Cretin, Beyond Creation and Magrudergrind are going to be tearing up a venue near you!!!
Best albums of 2012!!!!! This year was a great year for metal. Tons of bands from many different genres put out incredible music this year. I was surprised by the swarm of submissions I got this year and many of the lesser known bands scored really high. There is a mix of well known bands and “who the hell is that?”, be sure to check these albums out if you haven’t yet.
Well here you go, the top 10 albums of 2012!
The most bad ass, coolest, awesome, interesting thing you’ll see all day is this. Necrophagist – Foul Body Autopsy, Decapitated – Spheres of Madness and Cannibal Corpse’s – Hammer Smashed Face
A buddy needed my perspective on death metal, sub-genres and the difference between American metal and European metal. Here was my response:
My perspective on death metal is that it’s the most true form of expression in music to date. Not only in the topics and lyrical content but also in the music composition itself. It’s some of the most demanding and complex music to ever exist! From sludge & doom to technical & progressive, metal (especially death metal) covers a broad range of tempos, styles, topics and stories.
This is a video of Cannibal Corpse performing at Knotfest over the weekend and the crowd looks so unenthusiastic to be there at the moment. No one headbanging, no one screaming, no one moshing…..it’s dead. I realize this is the outside of the crowd but still….this is fucking Cannibal Corpse. Get your shit together and HEADBANG!!!
Paul Wardingham, guitarist extraordinaire, asked one tough question. What is your favorite music video OF ALL TIME?? Well, he asked it or his record label did. Regardless, this is one deep question. There have been many many music videos that have blown me away, even a couple from this year alone! So when Nickelback fan Mr. Boussac immediately posts their video for Savin’ Me, I almost fell out of my seat laughing. Troll or not, that is hilarious stuff! I have never seen the video and I refuse to watch it. I’ll never know what it’s like to experience the greatest music video of all time.
Paul or Enigmatic Records does ask an interesting question. What is your music video of all time?!
I’ll share a couple with you. The ones that have constantly brought me back to watch them again and again!
After what seemed like an eternity, possibly because I still play “The Harvest Floor” to this day, Cattle Decapitation have returned with their unbelievable music once again. Monolith of Inhumanity is a return to supersonic blasts, creative fretwork and spine snapping vocal work. Once again we get something familiar yet something so brand new, grind with a twist. The singles released prior to the actual album release are just a very small sample of what the whole album is overall. Monolith is intense, it’s brutal, it’s psychotic and it’s sheer brilliance. If you’re an old fan and you enjoyed “The Harvest Floor“, then you’ll absolutely just fall in love with this album as well. If you were on the fence about Cattle Decapitation, this should win you over. Except for one thing that might confuse the hell out of everyone, the inclusion of Travis Ryan’s unique new vocal style which I call “Death-singing”.