Florida-based death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE kicked off their South American tour with SUICIDE SILENCE and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER last night (Saturday, December 3) at Carioca Club in São Paulo, Brazil. Fan-filmed video footage of their performance can be seen below.
CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster recently spoke to U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine about the band’s forthcoming twelfth studio album, which the group began recording at the end of the summer at Sonic Ranch studios in Texas with producer Erik Rutan.
“I can’t tell you the album title or the songtitles or what the artwork’s gonna look like,” Alex said. “The artwork will be a bit more like what we were known for in the past and a bit less subtle than the last two albums. They were fairly subtle by CANNIBAL CORPSE standards. The lyrics on this record are pretty much what we’re known for and the title is not going to be a huge shocker for anyone either. Music-wise, there has been a pretty interesting development on this record. I’ve been one of the main writers on the last few records, and on ‘Evisceration Plague’ I wrote seven whole songs — lyrics and music — and another half of another song plus lyrics for ‘Scalding Hail’, which Rob [Barrett, guitar] and me did together. So I did a lot, but this time round I wanted Pat [O’Brien, guitar] and Rob to get involved a little more and I was afraid that by writing so much, they were so busy learning my stuff that they hadn’t been able to focus on writing their own stuff.”
He continued, “I had another recording project going on anyhow, so I decided to lay off the writing a little. In the end, Pat wrote four songs and Rob wrote three, so there’s a much more even division of songwriting and a lot more variety on this record. It’s still CANNIBAL CORPSE-style death metal, but there are more different flavors. Rob and Pat are very talented writers so they should contribute a lot! They’re a great resource and we want to have them contribute as much as they can. Rob‘s songs are the three best songs he’s written for us, I think.”
CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s latest album, “Evisceration Plague”, sold 9,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. This was more than 50 percent higher than the opening tally of the band’s previous CD, “Kill” (2006), which landed at No. 170 after shifting more than 6,000 copies. In 1996, CANIBAL CORPSE‘s “Vile” premiered at No. 151, with more than 6,100 copies sold.