Death Metal legends Cannibal Corpse have announced their sixteenth studio album, Chaos Horrific, due out on September 22nd via their long-time label home, Metal Blade Records. The band has revealed the album's artwork, which is perfectly grotesque, as well as the album's first single "Blood Blind." Having been on the forefront of death metal since 1988, Chaos Horrific marks the bands 35th anniversary.
“To me, this album feels sort of like a continuation of Violence Unimagined,” says bassist Alex Webster.
“I believe that our songwriting has progressed in a manner where every song paves its own path, whether it’s a straightforward or technical song,” notes guitarist Rob Barrett. “Sometimes it’s a mix of both, so there’s no preconceived idea that we want to be more technical. The music just sort of takes its own course.”
Webster concurs, “I don’t think there was any conscious effort to make things more technical, so if it wound up that way it would just be a natural result of us trying to write the heaviest songs we could.”
Cannibal Corpse had no master plan, approaching each track with an open mind. “I never go into a record thinking about anything, I just let the writing flow freely with no limitations,” says guitarist/producer Erik Rutan. “But this time, I knew I wanted to push the envelope a bit in a different direction than Violence Unimagined; expand the dynamics, explore new territory without departing from what Cannibal Corpse is and always shall be.”
“‘Blood Blind’ is about mass mutilations to reset the human race in a genocide that was embraced by the masses," elaborates drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz, who named the upcoming record.
Adds Rutan, “‘Blood Blind’ was the first song musically that I wrote for Chaos Horrific. It all started with that funeral march of a first riff floating around in my head and it took off from there. Heavy and disturbing, it worked its way into an aggressive smorgasbord of depth and swirling darkness! I thought it would be great to collaborate so I had Paul add his lyrical stamp to it…”
Chaos Horrific is due out September 22nd. Pre-orders are available HERE.
Chaos Horrific Track Listing:
- Overlords Of Violence
- Frenzied Feeding
- Summoned For Sacrifice
- Blood Blind
- Vengeful Invasion
- Chaos Horrific
- Fracture And Refracture
- Pitchfork Impalement
- Pestilential Rictus
- Drain You Empty
To coincide with the release, Cannibal Corpse will be hitting the road throughout North America with Mayhem. Additional support will be provided by Gorguts and Blood Incantation. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 23rd at 10:00am local time. Get tickets - HERE
w/ Mayhem, Gorguts, Blood Incantation:
9/22/2023 Marathon Music Hall - Nashville, TN
9/23/2023 The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC
9/24/2023 The Mill & Mine - Knoxville, TN
9/26/2023 Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
9/27/2023 Rebel - Toronto, ON
9/28/2023 L'Olympia - Montreal, QC
9/29/2023 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
9/30/2023 Brooklyn Steel - Brooklyn, NY
10/02/2023 The Royal Oak - Detroit, MI
10/03/2023 Hard Rock Live - Gary, IN
10/04/2023 The Fillmore - Minneapolis, MN
10/06/2023 Mission Ballroom - Denver, CO
10/07/2023 The Depot - Lake City, UT
10/09/2023 Temple Theatre - Tacoma, WA
10/10/2023 Knitting Factory - Spokane, WA
10/11/2023 Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
10/13/2023 The Warfield - San Francisco, CA
10/14/2023 SOMA - San Diego, CA
10/17/2023 The Aztec Theatre - San Antonio, TX
10/18/2023 The Factory - Dallas, TX
10/20/2023 The Eastern - Atlanta, GA
10/21/2023 Paristown Hall - Louisville, KY
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