Cannibal Corpse is an American death metal band formed in 1988, from Buffalo, New York.
The band has had little radio or television exposure throughout its career, although a cult following began
to build behind the release of their 1991 album Butchered at Birth, and 1992 album Tomb of the Mutilated.
Both albums achieved worldwide sales of one million copies by 2003, including 558,929 in the United States,
making them the all-time top-selling death metal band in the country.
Buffalo, New York
Beyond Death, Blotted Science, Ceremony, Deicide, Eulogy, Hate Eternal, HatePlow, Malevolent Creation, Monstrosity, Nevermore, Paths of Possession, Six Feet Under, Slayer, Solstice, Tirant Sin, Cynic
George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher – lead vocals
Paul Mazurkiewicz – drums
Alex Webster – bass guitar
Rob Barrett – rhythm guitar
Patrick O'Brien – lead guitar
Chris Barnes – lead vocals (1988–1995)
Jack Owen – guitars (1988–2004)
Bob Rusay – guitars (1988–1993)
Cannibal Corpse Trivia
• In May 1995, then-US Senator Bob Dole accused Cannibal Corpse, of undermining the national character
of the United States
• A year later, the band came under fire again, this time as part of a campaign
get major record labels to "dump 20 recording groups...responsible for the most offensive lyrics."
• Cannibal Corpse had a brief cameo in the 1994 film "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective", performing an abridged
version of their song Hammer Smashed Face
In the credits, they are mistakenly listed as"Cannibal Corpses".
• Cannibal Corpse were previously banned in Australia and Germany
Cannibal Corpse Quotes
"We don't sing about politics. We don't sing about religion...All our songs are short stories that, if anyone
would so choose they could convert it into a horror movie. Really, that's all it is. We like gruesome, scary movies,
and we want the lyrics to be like that. Yeah, it's about killing people, but it's not promoting it at all. Basically
these are fictional stories, and that's it. And anyone who gets upset about it is ridiculous."
"A woman saw someone wearing one of our shirts, I think she is a schoolteacher, and she just caused this big stink
about it. So [now] we can't play anything from the first three records. And it really sucks because kids come up
and they want us to play all the old songs — and we would — but they know the deal. We can't play 'Born in a Casket'
but can play 'Dismembered and Molested.'"
"I think people probably aren't that desensitized to it, you know including myself, like you know, we sing about
all this stuff and you watch a movie where you know it's not real and it's no big deal, but if you really saw someone
get their brains bashed in right in front of you, I think it would have a pretty dramatic impact on any human being
you know what I mean? Or some terrible, gross act of violence or whatever done right in front of you, I mean
you'd react to it, no matter how many movies you've watched or how much gore metal you've listened to or whatever,
I'm sure it's a completely different thing when it's right in front of you. Even though we've got crazy entertainment
now, our social realities are actually a bit more civilized than they were back then, I mean we're not hanging people
or whipping them in the street and I think that's positive improvement for any society in my opinion."
"It's good to have anger music as a release."
"There's nothing ever serious. We're not thinking of anybody in particular that
we're trying to kill, or harm or anything."
Cannibal Corpse Awards
Metal Storm Award for Death Metal "Kill"