Florida death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE have dedicated their participation in the second annual Decibel Magazine Tour to SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who died on May 2 at the age of 49.
Video footage of CANNIBAL CORPSE vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher paying tribute to Hanneman on May 16 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California during the Decibel Magazine Tour can be seen below.
CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster recently called Hanneman “one of the greatest musicians and songwriters in metal.”
In April 2011, CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Pat O’Brien played several shows with SLAYER as the fill-in for EXODUS‘ Gary Holt while Holt spent a few days away from the SLAYER European tour to play with his own band EXODUS.
Members of SLAYER released a statement on May 9 saying that Hanneman died of alcohol-related cirrhosis. He is credited for writing many of the band’s classic songs, including “Angel Of Death” and “South Of Heaven”.