CANNIBAL CORPSE has released their fifteenth studio album, Violence Unimagined, on April 16th via Metal Blade Records. For another preview of the new album, the band released an official music video for new single “Necrogenic Resurrection“. Make sure to check it out below.
Comprised of eleven tracks, Violence Unimagined is state of the art death metal played with passion and breathless precision, making for another flawless addition to what is inarguably one of the premier catalogues the genre has thrown up.
Read our review of the Violence Unimagined here.
“It really follows the path we’ve been going down for a few years now,” states bassist and founding member Alex Webster. “I think we approach the writing in a similar way most every time: each of us try to write the heaviest, most memorable songs we can. We want each song to have its own identifiable character. Showing my age, I like to say you can ‘drop the needle’ on any point of one of our albums and quickly tell which song you’re listening to.”
While they continue to do what they do with aplomb, the one substantial change to CANNIBAL CORPSE in 2020 is the addition of guitarist Erik Rutan to their ranks, joining Webster, founding drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz, guitarist Rob Barrett and vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher. Known for his roles in MORBID ANGEL, RIPPING CORPSE and most notably fronting the mighty HATE ETERNAL, Rutan has long established himself as one of the most dynamic forces in contemporary death metal. Simultaneously, he has built up a reputation as one of the most in demand producers in metal, having previously produced four CANNIBAL CORPSE albums, alongside the likes of GOATWHORE, SOILENT GREEN and BELPHEGOR. Filling in live on guitar since 2019, in 2020 he became a full member, contributing to the writing process.
“I think the most noticeable difference on this record will be the addition of Erik to the band. He wrote three full songs for the record, music and lyrics, and his song writing and guitar playing have added something new, and I think his musical style integrated into ours very well,” Webster enthuses.
Violence Unimagined track listing:
- Murderous Rampage
- Necrogenic Resurrection
- Inhumane Harvest
- Comdenation Contagion
- Surround, Kill, Devour
- Ritual Annihilation
- Follow the Blood
- Bound and Burned
- Slowly Sawn
- Cerements of the Flayed