2013 marks death metal juggernauts CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s 25th year as a band and they are going to celebrate it all year long! The group’s official logo has been updated to reflect the monumental occasion and will be used on all things CANNIBAL, from merchandise to packaging, throughout 2013. For the most extreme CANNIBAL CORPSE fan, there are plans to release a box set sometime in March.
In addition to the updated logo only being used this year and the box set, Metal Blade Records issue one picture disc a month from the band’s expansive catalog (“Eaten Back To Life”, “Butchered At Birth”, “Tomb Of The Mutilated”, “The Bleeding”, “Vile”, “Gallery Of Suicide”, “Bloodthirst”, “Gore Obsessed”, “The Wretched Spawn”, “Kill”, “Evisceration Plague”, “Torture”). A total of 12 pictures discs will be released, covering all of the band’s full-length studio albums, some of which have never been released on picture disc. The first picture disc available for preorder is “Eaten Back To Life”, which was released August 17, 1990. Check back each month to get a glimpse of the next picture disc available for preorder.
CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s twelfth studio album, “Torture”, sold 9,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 38 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “Evisceration Plague”, also opened with 9,600 units to land at No. 66. That was more than 50 percent higher than the opening tally of CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s 2006 CD, “Kill”, which entered the chart at No. 170 after shifting more than 6,000 copies.
“Torture” was again produced by HATE ETERNAL‘s Erik Rutan at his own Mana Recording Studio in St. Petersburg, Florida as well as Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas, and features the maniacal cover art by longtime CANNIBAL CORPSE artist Vincent Locke.