Photo by Alex Morgan


Death metal legends Cannibal Corpse will release their sixteenth studio album, Chaos Horrific, on September 22nd via Metal Blade Records. The album, produced by Erik Rutan, showcases a more open-minded approach to songwriting, while the artwork, created by Vince Locke, complements the chaotic lyrics. To celebrate the album announcement, the band has unveiled a David Brodsky of My Good Eye-directed video for the first single, “Blood Blind.” With the album’s release on the rise, Cannibal Corpse will embark on a North American tour with Mayhem, Gorguts, and Blood Incantation.


Bassist Alex Webster comments:

“To me, this album feels sort of like a continuation of Violence Unimagined.”

Guitarist Rob Barrett adds:

“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. 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 continues:

“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.”

Guitarist Erik Rutan states:

“I never go into a record thinking about anything, I just let the writing flow freely with no limitations. 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’ 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…”

Drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz explains:

“‘Blood Blind’ is about mass mutilations to reset the human race in a genocide that was embraced by the masses.”


Watch the clip below and pre-order the album here:

Track List:

01) Overlords Of Violence

02) Frenzied Feeding

03) Summoned For Sacrifice

04) Blood Blind

05) Vengeful Invasion

06) Chaos Horrific

07) Fracture And Refracture

08) Pitchfork Impalement

09) Pestilential Rictus

10) Drain You Empty



Tour Dates:

09/22 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Hall

09/23 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

09/24 Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine

09/26 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

09/27 Toronto, ON @ Rebel

09/28 Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia

09/29 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

09/30 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

10/02 Detroit, MI @ The Royal Oak

10/03 Gary, IN @ Hard Rock Live

10/04 Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore

10/06 Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom

10/07 Lake City, UT @ The Depot

10/09 Tacoma, WA @ Temple Theatre

10/10 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

10/11 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

10/13 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield

10/14 San Diego, CA @ SOMA

10/17 San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre

10/18 Dallas, TX @ The Factory

10/20 Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern

10/21 Louisville, KY @ Paristown Hall