America's reigning kings of brutality, Cannibal Corpse, will unleash their twelfth studio offering this March via Metal Blade Records. Aptly titled 'Torture', the follow-up to 2009's 'Evisceration Plague' offers up 12 tracks of maniacally precise, soul-searing death Metal.
'Torture' was again produced by Hate Eternal's Erik Rutan at his own Mana Recording Studio in St Petersburg, Florida as well as Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas, and features the maniacal cover art by longtime Cannibal Corpse artist, Vincent Locke, viewable above.
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While 'Torture' marks the latest progression in the band's sound, it also witnesses a return to what drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz accurately terms "the frenzied attack of 'Butchered At Birth' (1991) or 'Tomb Of The Mutilated' (1992)," infusing the band's advanced musicianship with the raw savagery that haunted their earlier releases, and in the process conceiving the definitive Cannibal Corpse record.
Adds bassist Alex Webster on the outcome of the record: "We're extremely happy with how 'Torture' turned out. Erik Rutan did an amazing job with the production, and the songwriting and performances may be our strongest yet. We can't wait until our fans get to hear the whole thing!"
Witness the gutting sounds of 'Demented Aggression', the band's first single, as well as studio footage below.
'Torture' Track Listing:
01. Demented Aggression
02. Sarcophagic Frenzy
03. Scourge of Iron
04. Encased in Concrete
05. As Deep As the Knife Will Go
06. Intestinal Crank
07. Followed Home Then Killed
08. The Strangulation Chair
10. Crucifier Avenged
12. Torn Through
As a precursor to the release, Cannibal Corpse will headline the Metal Hammer Destroyers Of The Faith tour in the UK along with Triptykon, Enslaved and Job For A Cowboy.
METAL HAMMER DESTROYERS OF THE FAITH TOUR 2011: Cannibal Corpse + Triptykon + Enslaved + Job For A Cowboy
7th BRISTOL – O2 Academy
8th GLASGOW – O2 ABC
9th MANCHESTER – Academy
10th LONDON – HMV Forum
11th BIRMINGHAM – HMV Institute