Cannibal Corpse recently completed their tour of Russia, a place they have played previously played many times with no issues. Unfortunately, as many Russian fans are already aware, this tour did not go as planned. Cannibal Corpse has released a statement, which can be read below.
“A message to our Russian fans:
“As you all are certainly aware by now, our concerts in Ufa, Moscow, and St. Petersburg were cancelled. We were present in these cities and ready to perform each of these shows but were not permitted to. In Ufa the power was turned off shortly before the show (we were told because the venue was late on rent), and in Moscow and St. Petersburg we were told that we did not have the correct visas and that if we attempted to perform the concert would be stopped by police and we would be detained and deported (prior to the tour we had been told that we did have the correct visas and that all of our paperwork was in order).
“Our show in Nizhny Novgorod also had problems. In that city we performed half of our set before being stopped by police. We were told the police needed to search the venue for drugs and that the show had to be terminated.
“These are the reasons for the cancellations as far as we have been told.
“On the brighter side, we had a fantastic time performing in Krasnodar, Samara, Chelyabinsk, and Yekaterinburg. We were able to play our full set in all four of those cities.
“We came to Russia excited and prepared to play all of the scheduled concerts, and we apologize that we were not able to do so. It was beyond our control. We are extremely disappointed. We have played in Russia many times and we love our Russian fans. Hopefully someday the situation for us in Russia will be different and we will be able to return.”
Photos: police raid photo from Nizhny Novgorod, paddy wagon in St. Petersburg
Happy Friday. Look out for this rippin #TheBlackDahliaMurder 7” featuring #LeftForDead #Sedition and #Gyga covers. Artwork by the great #SzymonSiech . Coming Black Friday on #a389 !!!
- September 16th, 2014 –
Band Announces Special Instagram Contest + SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal Hosts A Week-Long CANNIBAL CORPSE Takeover
Today marks of the official unveiling of CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s anticipated A Skeletal Domain full-length! Out NOW via Metal Blade Records, the thirteenth full-length from the American death metal institution was produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) at Audio Hammer Studios, and delivers twelve ill-omened tracks in forty-four minutes, the result of which is a colossal, confrontational, and meticulously-executed display of unparalleled brutality.
In an 8/10 review, Decibel Magazine gushes, “‘Vector Of Cruelty’ is a masterful combination of coruscating mid-pace burl and quirky thrash, ‘The Murderer’s Pact’ pushes boundaries in the fields of lead work and atonality, while ‘Kill Or Become’ has a sizzling, infectious quality and the potential to be a set closer should they ever quit it with ‘Hammer Smashed Face.’… the point is, there’s material on lucky number thirteen that stands up to the classics.” Ghost Cult commends, “A Skeletal Domain has shown the world that CANNIBAL CORPSE is still on top of their death metal game and just how evil these guys can be,” while The Guardian boasts, “A cleaner, sharper production certainly gives the likes of teeth-shattering opener ‘High Velocity Impact Spatter’ and the scattershot thud of ‘Sadistic Embodiment’ a more pristine air than anything on 2012′s Torture, but it is the subtle flights of perverse structural fancy lurking within the sustained riff tirade of ‘The Murderer’s Pact’ and the gleefully unsavory ‘Asphyxiate To Resuscitate’ that make this one of CANNIBAL CORPSE’s most absorbing records in years.” In a 4/5 verdict, Sputnik Music notes, “CANNIBAL CORPSE have pushed the technicality of their songs without forgetting the brutality or speed that fans have come to expect. They’ve also added a thrash element that periodically rears its head before being murdered by another blast beat and atonal guitar solo. Together these elements have created a CANNIBAL CORPSE album that is darker and more chaotic than normal…with A Skeletal Domain there is even more of a reason for people to give CANNIBAL CORPSE a listen,” while MetalSucks adds succinctly, “[CANNIBAL CORPSE] fucking rule their fucking roost with talons of fucking steel.“
To celebrate A Skeletal Domain‘s release, the band is offering listeners a chance to win a megaCANNIBAL CORPSE prize pack though mid-October. Thirty retail stores throughout the US are currently festooned with special A Skeletal Domain CD displays. Fans situated near participating locations are asked to take a photo with the display and post those photos to their Instagram accounts. Posts should include the following hash tags (#): #MetalBlade, #CannibalCorpse, #ASkeletalDomain, #(the store at which the photo was taken). Each store will have a prize package to give to one winner for the best picture, chosen by CANNIBAL CORPSE and Metal Blade Records.
The prize from each store will be:
1. The stand-up display from the store.
2. A copy of CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s first-ever official authorized biography, The Bible Of Butchery, written by acclaimed metal author Joel McIver
3. A Metal Blade T-Shirt
One GRAND prize winner will receive $500 gift card from CANNIBAL CORPSE and Metal Blade. While there is no age requirement to be in the photo, the recipient of the gift card must be 18 years old or older. Winners will be chosen on October 16th, 2014, and announced shortly thereafter. A list of participating stores and locations appears below.
CANNIBAL CORPSE Instagram Contest – Participating Store Locations:
Boo Boo Records – San Luis Obispo, CA
Bull Moose – Bangor, ME
Bull Moose – Salem, NH
Criminal Records – Atlanta, GA
Dimple – Sacramento, CA
Dimple - Citrus Heights, CA
Disc Exchange – Knoxville, TN
Down In the Valley – Golden Valley, MN
Encore Records – Austin, TX
Silver Platters – Seattle, WA
Gallery of Sound – Wilkes-Barre, PA
Gallery of Sound – Hazleton, PA
Guestroom Records – Norman, OK
Guestroom Records – Oklahoma City, OK
Looney Tunes – West Babylon, NY
Magnolia Thunderpussy - Columbus, OH
MF Metal Music – Bryant, AR
Monster Music and Movies – Charleston, SC
Oz Music – Tuscaloosa, AL
Park Avenue CD – Orlando, FL
Radio-active Records – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Record Archive - Rochester, NY
Rock of Ages – Garden City, MI
Skinnie’s Records – Norfolk, VA
The Exclusive Company - Appleton, WI
Waiting Room Records – Normal, IL
Wuxtry - Athens, GA
Young Ones – Kutztown, PA
Streetlight Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz, CA
Streetlight – San Jose, CA
In related news, Liquid Metal will be hosting a special CANNIBAL CORPSE week. Every hour starting today, September 16th at midnight ET/9:00pm PT through Monday, September 22nd at 3:00am ET/midnight PT, SiriusXM Liquid Metal will play a new track from A Skeletal Domain as introduced by the entire band. Plus you’ll hear vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, bassist Alex Webster, drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz and guitarists Rob Barrett and Pat O’Brien all pick out a dozen of their favorite and most influential metal tracks to play in a week long CANNIBAL CORPSE Liquid Metal Takeover. In addition to their guest DJ picks and new album premiere, Liquid Metal will air, in its entirety, a fullCANNIBAL CORPSE set that was captured this summer in Camden, New Jersey as part of the massive seventh annual Mayhem Fest. Times are listed below, the concert will also be available on SiriusXM On Demand for a limited time.
Tuesday 9/16 @ 9pm ET / 6pm PT
Wednesday 9/17 @ 3pm ET / Noon PT
Thursday 9/18 @ 10am ET / 7am PT
Friday 9/19 @ 5pm ET / 2pm PT
Saturday 9/20 @ 10pm ET / 7pm PT
Sunday 9/21 @ 7pm ET / 4pm PT
Fallujah & Archspire West Coast Tour10/9/14 The Black Forest - Eugene, OR10/11/14 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA10/12/14 Logan’s Pub - Victoria, BC10/13/14 The Globe - Nanaimo, BC10/14/14 Funky Winkerbeans - Vancouver, BC10/16/14 Slabtown - Portland, OR10/17/14 D Street Neighborhood Center - Arcata, CA10/18/14 Red House - Walnut Creek, CA10/19/14 Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA
Hey whats up?
I am writing to you because I want you to hear my band’s latest release, “Bioacoustic”. It is a Metalcore/Electronic album available on iTunes for fans of “We Came As Romans” and “I See Stars”. The sound is still unique and is difficult to classify. Hear for yourself!
Please let me know what you think! I can provide download links or purchase links if needed! More photos can be viewed at HalloftheElders.com/photos
CLEVELAND DIY CALENDAR IS LIVE AND IN EFFECT FOR AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER!!!!
This is only a partial listing of DIY show - you can submit DIY show listings with band info, links, facebook events, flyers, etc to this tumblr or firstname.lastname@example.org
I can’t personally vouch for all the bands and / or venues commitment to any kind of safe space or anti-oppression policy - same goes for the bands on all of these shows. Venues such as Candlekeep and Guide To Kulchur actively attempt to be self-policing safe spaces working with community safety and accountability committees
The bar venues such as Now That’s Class, The Foundry, Pat’s In the Flats are 18+ up venues. All others are considered all ages unless otherwise stated.
PASS IT ON.
AUGGGGGGGGG + SEPT
Reminder that Skeletonwitch is hitting the road with Ghoul and Black Anvil in only a few weeks! It’s going to be a damn good time, and if you can’t see them on the October/November tour with Amon Amarth, hopefully you’re in luck!
Also if you don’t know who Ghoul is that sucks. Go check out Ghoul! And definitely check out Black Anvil because they’re fucking sweet too! \m/
Deicide is headlining a pretty cool tour in October. Very unique openers including Inquisition and Carach Angren. Abysmal Dawn is tossed in there for some incredible tech death to fuck your night up as well. Septicflesh is “symphonic black metal” but when I saw them it was boring and all sounded the fucking same. I am not really a fan of them anymore after seeing them play. Oh well.
Check these badass tour dates, and get pumped for Abysmal Dawn’s new album!
Here’s some sweet deathgrind from Brisbane, Australia. Coffin Birth has their album Necrotic Liquefaction available to download with a name your own price option! Everybody likes free!
Abysmal Dawn - Obsolescence (2014)
Strap yourselves in for this one, because it’s going to be absolutely ridiculous. Another tech-death masterpiece is going to be born of Abysmal Dawn as "Obsolescence" will be released October 28th in North America (UK/World October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records. Pre-orders for “Obsolescence” will be available shortly, the album will be available in CD, LP and digital formats.
The artwork was done by none other than Par Olofsson, and it’s no surprise that it looks fucking cool as shit once again. Sure it might be getting strangely similar to a lot of other band work, but it’s still cool as shit.
Track Listing:1. Human Obsolescence
2. Perfecting Slavery (featuring Christian Muenzner - Official Site)
4. Devouring the Essence of God (featuring Bobby Koelble)
5. One Percent Incomplete
6. Loathed in Life / Praised in Death
7. By My Demons
8. Laborem Morte Liberat Te
9. The Inevitable Return to Darkness
10. Night’s Blood (DISSECTION cover)