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 catalogue, 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.
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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 the UK on September 15th, 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
As a precursor to the official unveiling of A Skeletal Domain, Cannibal Corpse will kick off the Summer as Coldcock Herbal Whiskey Stage headliners on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.
Set to commence on July 5th in San Bernardino, California, the annual mega tour will stampede its way across the US throughout July and much of August, coming to a close on August 10th in Woodland, Texas. Then after Australia and Japan they head to Europe. See them here:
w/ Revocation, Aeon
10/14 Jyvaskyla, FI Lutakko
10/15 Helsinki, FI Nosturi
10/17 Stockholm, SE Debaser Strand
10/18 Oslo, NO Vulkan Arena
10/19 Gothenburg, SE Sticky Fingers
10/21 Zwolle, NL Hedon
10/22 Saarbrücken, DE Garage
10/23 Lyon, FR Ninksi Kao
10/24 Barcelona, ES Razzmatazz 2
10/25 Madrid, ES Arena
10/27 Toulouse, FR Le Bikini
10/28 Paris, FR Trabendo
10/29 Strasbourg, FR La Laiterie
10/30 Antwerp, BE Trix 10/31 London, GB Forum
11/01 Leeds, GB Damnation Festival *No Revocation, Aeon
11/02 Lille, FR Splendid
11/04 Frankfurt, DE Batschkapp
11/05 Ludwigsburg, DE Rockfabrik
11/06 Osnabrück, DE Rosenhof
11/07 Hamburg, DE Klubsen
11/08 Aalborg, DK Metal Festival
11/09 Copenhagen, DK Amager Bio
11/11 Berlin, DE C-Club
11/12 Prague, CZ Club Roxy
11/13 München, DE Backstage
11/14 Glauchau, DE AlteSpinnerei
11/15 Brno, CZ Fleda
11/16 Cracow, PL Fabryka
11/17 Warsaw, PL Progresja
11/19 Graz, AT Explosiv
11/20 Budapest, HU Club 202
11/21 Zilina, SK KlubSmer
11/22 Wien, AT Szene
11/23 Nova Gorica, SI Mostovna Club
11/25 Treviso, IT New Age
11/26 Milan, IT Alcatrazz
11/27 Lausanne, CH Les Docks
11/28 Pratteln, CH Z7
11/29 Bochum, DE Matrix
11/30 Uden, NL 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 autumn!