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Today (22nd) marks the death metal giants Cannibal Corpse’s release of their sixteenth studio album, Chaos Horrific, via Metal Blade Records. These giants have unleashed a video for the title track to coincide with the brutal arrival. Legends of the death metal genre since 1988, Cannibal Corpse continues to push boundaries with their latest offering, produced by guitarist Erik Rutan. Chaos Horrific maintains Cannibal Corpse’s signature style, delving into gruesome themes like zombie warfare, mass mutilations, and revenge against human traffickers. Celebrating their 35th anniversary in 2023, the band remains focused on the present and future, embodying their dedication and creativity. The video, directed by David Brodsky and produced by Allison Woest, complements the gruesome intensity of the album’s title track, capturing the fight for survival against a zombie onslaught.


Watch the clip below:


In more Cannibal Corpse news, bassist Alex Webster recently chatted with Scott Penfold of Loaded Radio, addressing Chris Barnes’ recent comments on the overall state of the death metal scene. Chris Barnes, a former vocalist of Cannibal Corpse, had expressed his dislike for what the genre has become. When asked about Barnes’ remarks, Alex Webster took a noble stance, emphasizing the importance of freedom of expression:

“I don’t really put too much emphasis on any of that stuff. I think people should be able to say whatever they want. And if people have an opinion about music, why should they keep it hidden, I guess. If Chris doesn’t like something, he’s absolutely free to say he doesn’t like it. And then people are free to say they don’t like his opinion. So I don’t really care about that. I think everybody’s entitled to their own opinion, and it’s fine.”

Webster went on to highlight the passionate nature of metal fans and their propensity to engage in debates and arguments about the music they love. He saw these discussions as a reflection of how deeply fans care about the genre. Metal isn’t just background music; it’s a significant part of the lives of those who embrace it.

“We all love music so much, especially… I’ve found metal fans, we’re all so passionate about it, we’re just prone to debate and argue. And I think it reflects how much we all care about this music. It’s not just background music to us. It’s something very important to all of us. It’s our hobby in many ways, it’s what we’re into, and, yeah, we’re gonna argue about it sometimes because we care about it. So I think it’s fine.”

When asked about the current relationship between Cannibal Corpse and Chris Barnes, Webster stated that they coexist peacefully, each doing their own thing. He mentioned that if they cross paths, it’s always friendly, but they last saw each other a few years ago. The separation is more a result of their differing tour schedules, with Cannibal Corpse frequently on the road where they often reconnect with friends and fellow musicians. As for the prospect of Cannibal Corpse and Six Feet Under (Barnes’s current band, featuring former Cannibal Corpse guitarist Jack Owen) touring together, Webster noted that while fans have expressed interest in such a collaboration, it’s unlikely to happen. Webster simply explained how Six Feet Under doesn’t tour extensively, and both bands are content with pursuing their individual paths in the world of death metal. Alex Webster’s reflective comments take a more friendly and mature approach rather than diving into escalating assumptions sparked by places such as social media. Webster acknowledged both acts are doing their own thing, continuing to unleash creativity watching it transpire to their own individual directions while maintaining mutual respect for each other.