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20th April 2012

cannibal corpse

Cannibal Corpse drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz has been announced as the special guest judge for round five of Heavy MTL's battle of the bands where the city's heaviest and loudest bands take to the stage for a chance to win one of two prized spots on the Heavy MTL 2012 lineup at Parc Jean-Drapeau from August 11 to 12.

Round 5 will take place at Les Katacombes (1635 St. Laurent) on Wednesday, May 16th with the following competing bands: Bookakee, Crosstituition, First Fragment and Through Death for the death Metal/grindcore night.

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Returning with the ceaselessly hostile 'Torture', Cannibal Corpse prove that when it comes to combining unrestrained maliciousness, involving song writing and technical precision they still have no equal, once again fortifying their position at the forefront of death Metal.

The twelfth full-length of their inspiring twenty-four year career, the Floridian quintet have never sounded so vital, the album building upon the wealth of powerful, dark, and memorable songs comprising 2006s 'Kill' and 2009s 'Evisceration Plague' and pointedly upping the ante at every turn.

While this marks the latest progression in the band's sound, 'Torture' 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.

From the moment the aptly titled 'Demented Aggression' explodes to life in a storm of blistering riffs and turbulent drums it is unequivocally apparent that the band are at their ruthless best, and everything that follows backs this up vehemently.

BOTB Details:
Wednesday/Mercredi - May/Mai 16
Les Katacombes, 1635 St. Laurent (corner/coin Ontario)
8:30pm - $12 - 18+


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