Weed-grinding death metallers CANNABIS CORPSE are currently on the road in support of their raging new album, “Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise” (out now on Tankcrimes), and have been criss-crossing the U.S. of A alongside longtime pals THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and ALL SHALL PERISH.
On Saturday, October 8, CANNABIS CORPSE‘s van broke down and they missed their slot on the “Ritual Tour” that night with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and ALL SHALL PERISH in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Through the band’s Facebook page, they were able to put out the word that the band wouldn’t make it and asked if anyone could help out with a DIY late night gig in the area. Rich “Bebo” Abraham of Richolow Films, a Lancaster-based metal music video company, got in touch the band and coordinated a show for CANNABIS CORPSE right down the street from the THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER concert to start at midnight. The guys made it to the venue in time to watch THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and after the show marched with 100 local thrashers to a small venue up the street. A complete rager commenced. Richolow Films caught it all, and now Metal Injection has posted the video for all you maniacs to enjoy (see below).
On “Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise”, CANNABIS CORPSE has ventured even further down the left-hand path to pay homage to those other masters of death, MORBID ANGEL and DEICIDE. Tongue-in-cotton-mouthed-cheek titles like “Lunatic of Pot’s Creation” and “Immortal Pipes” keep the party rolling, but don’t be fooled: CANNABIS CORPSE is not a joke band. Sure, they’ll fire up a bowl and chug a beer, but then they’ll rip your face off with a brutal old-school death metal assault, the likes of which haven’t been seen since the seeds of the genre first began to grow.
Mixed by Erik Rutan at Mana Studios and mastered by Alan Douches at West Side Music, “Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise” was recorded by the band’s own Phil “Landphil” Hall, and reeks of DIY putrefaction.