Record Out Today On Metal Blade Records + Band Kicks Off North American Co-Headlining Tour With Mayhem Tonight!
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Watch CANNIBAL CORPSE's "Chaos Horrific" video HERE .
Death metal icons CANNIBAL CORPSE today premiere their unsettling new video for "Chaos Horrific," the title track of their crushing sixteenth studio album, out TODAY on Metal Blade Records!
Since 1988, CANNIBAL CORPSE has remained at the forefront of death metal, shaping and defining the genre. In 2021, they raised the stakes again with their Violence Unimagined. This year, they return with its successor, the equally monstrous Chaos Horrific, consequently beginning the next chapter in their legacy. Produced again by guitarist Erik Rutan, who has now produced six of the band's albums, Chaos Horrific is, without question a full-on, CANNIBAL-style death metal outing, straight down to the themes, which include zombie warfare, resetting the human race through mass mutilations, and the violent revenge of victims of human trafficking, and its cover art by longtime collaborator Vince Locke.
With every track destined to go off like a proverbial bomb when played live, the band is primed and ready to destroy everything in their path. While 2023 is the band's 35th anniversary, they're mostly excited about the present and future. That said, Rutan sums up the band members' feeling about the impressive milestone. "I think it's such an amazing feat. It speaks to the work ethic and dedication that everyone has put into CANNIBAL CORPSE. When you think about how many bands never make it a decade, let alone three plus, it is such a testament to the creativity aspect and determination and loyalty toward what we do."
In celebration of today's release of Chaos Horrific, the band delivers a blood-soaked video for the record's gruesome title track, directed by David Brodsky and produced by Allison Woest of My Good Eye: Music Visuals. Elaborates drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz, "This song is about fighting for your life from a zombie attack. An ax, a knife, a machete. Whatever it takes to kill these things."
Watch CANNIBAL CORPSE "Chaos Horrific" video at THIS LOCATION .
Watch CANNIBAL CORPSE's previously released video for "Blood Blind" HERE and "Summoned For Sacrifice" HERE .
Chaos Horrific is available on digipak CD, deluxe box set (Dried Blood Marbled vinyl, 24p 12" booklet, puzzle, pin, poster and art print - limited to 1500 copies), cassette (limited to 500 copies), digitally, and on vinyl in the following variants:
- 180g Black (EU exclusive)
- Burned Flesh Marble (EU exclusive)
- Slate Blue Marble (PIAS exclusive - limited to 600 copies)
- Charcoal Brown Marble (Sound Pollution exclusive - limited to 500 copies)
- Pearl Violet Marble (EU exclusive - ltd. 500 copies)
- Bloodsun Marble (EU exclusive - ltd. 500 copies)
- Clear Red & Yellow Splatter (EMP exclusive - ltd. to 300 copies) **SOLD OUT**
- Clear & White/Blue Splatter (EU exclusive - ltd. to 300 copies)
- Turquoise & White Splatter (Napalm exclusive - ltd. 300 copies)
- Clear Orange & Red Splatter (Nuclear Blast exclusive - ltd. 300 copies)
- Clear Blackdust (Eyesore exclusive - ltd. 300 copies)
- Red Blackdust (Metal Blade Shop exclusive - ltd. 300 copies) **SOLD OUT**
- Fog Marbled (US exclusive)
- "Charred Remains" (US exclusive)
- Orange/Red Inkspots (US exclusive)
- Black & Brown Marble (US Band store exclusive) **SOLD OUT**
- Silver w/ Red Streaks (US Band store exclusive)
- Electric Smoke (US tour exclusive)
Secure your copy today at the CANNIBAL CORPSE store at: cannibalcorpse.store and Metal Blade at: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse
Coinciding with the release of Chaos Horrific, CANNIBAL CORPSE will kick off a month-long North American co-headlining tour with Mayhem tonight. The trek will commence in Nashville, Tennessee and run through October 21st in Louisville, Kentucky. Support will be provided by special guests, Gorguts and Blood Incantation! Tickets are on sale now HERE . See all confirmed dates below.
CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Mayhem, Gorguts, Blood Incantation:
9/22/2023 Marathon Music Hall - Nashville, TN
9/23/2023 The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC
9/24/2023 The Mill & Mine - Knoxville, TN
9/26/2023 Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
9/27/2023 Rebel - Toronto, ON
9/28/2023 L'Olympia - Montreal, QC
9/29/2023 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
9/30/2023 Brooklyn Steel - Brooklyn, NY
10/02/2023 The Royal Oak - Detroit, MI
10/03/2023 Hard Rock Live - Gary, IN
10/04/2023 The Fillmore - Minneapolis, MN
10/06/2023 Mission Ballroom - Denver, CO
10/07/2023 The Complex Salt - Lake City, UT
10/09/2023 Temple Theatre - Tacoma, WA
10/10/2023 Knitting Factory - Spokane, WA
10/11/2023 Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
10/13/2023 The Warfield - San Francisco, CA
10/14/2023 SOMA - San Diego, CA
10/17/2023 The Aztec Theatre - San Antonio, TX
10/18/2023 The Factory - Dallas, TX
10/20/2023 The Eastern - Atlanta, GA
10/21/2023 Paristown Hall - Louisville, KY
But wait! There's more. CANNIBAL CORPSE has teamed up with SiriusXM's Liquid Metal for a weeklong takeover that began today, September 22nd, at 12:00am ET and rolls through Friday, September 29th at 12:00am ET at siriusxm.us/
CANNIBAL CORPSE Interview Takeover - Liquid Metal // SiriusXM ch.40:
9/22/2023 @ 4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT + 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT
9/23/2023 @ 9:00am ET/6:00am PT
9/24/2023 @ 6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT
9/25/2023 @ 11:00am ET/8:00am PT
9/26/2023 @ 2:00pm ET/11:00am PT
9/27/2023 @ 11:00pm ET/8:00pm PT
9/28/2023 @ 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT
*Listen anytime in the SiriusXM app, search "CANNIBAL CORPSE"
"Chaos Horrific manages to be easily digestible while also being honeycombed with nuance and is a nearly perfect record." - Decibel Magazine
"Chaos Horrific" is a better, more diverse and memorable version of its predecessor…CANNIBAL CORPSE won't release the scabrous crown any time soon…They are still the best of the best." - Blabbermouth
"It's as if the chords and arrangement were calculated specifically to keep the moshpits churning, with breakdowns and tempo changes piggy-backing off one another in a cascade of brutality." - Consequence on "Summoned For Sacrifice" (Heavy Song Of The Week)
"They're one of the hardest working bands in the game, their sound has never gotten a drop less brutal, and their coolness factor has never waned." - Revolver (Top Six Death Metal Bands Right Now)
"And with a slate of new tracks that will leave you feeling like the victim of the worst acts of psychopathy, CANNIBAL CORPSE proves that they remain the top of the death metal food chain after 35 years." - MetalSucks
"This band is an imperious, tweaked-to-perfection wrecking machine at this point… as they prove again, within the opening seconds of 'Overlords Of Violence,' CANNIBAL CORPSE are still the hardest hitters in the business." - Metal Hammer
"Chaos Horrific is meat and potatoes death metal, only the potatoes have been thrown away and replaced with more meat. It's a battered, broken-toothed, gore-drenched album that ends in a predictably horrible fashion, the closing 'Drain You Empty' being utterly filthy." - Distorted Sound
"Chaos Horrific feels both deep and direct, and yet it also feels a little transitional, with Rutan's influences seeping more into the rest of the sound… yet another great entry in the peerless catalog of one of the all-time greats." - Last Rites
"Chaos Horrific proves once more that not only are CANNIBAL CORPSE the kings of death metal, but also the kings of consistency." - Wall Of Sound
"CANNIBAL CORPSE shows their continued improvement as musicians, and display their tightness, ferocity and ability to deliver compelling performances across this record." - Toilet Ov Hell
"Chaos Horrific continues where Violence Unimagined left off and is a consistent, brutal, and menacing death metal record." - Metal Wani
"In a solid year for death metal veterans thus far, Chaos Horrific keeps the streak going and reinforces there is plenty more life left in these old, grizzled dogs." - Angry Metal Guy
George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher - vocals
Erik Rutan - guitar
Rob Barrett - guitar
Alex Webster - bass
Paul Mazurkiewicz - drums