Ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE Singer CHRIS BARNES Says DEATH METAL These Days Made Him ‘Physically Ill’

Chris Barnes

Former CANNIBAL CORPSE and current SIX FEET UNDER singer Chris Barnes says that watching a recent video discussion about the state of death metal featuring some of the genre’s top vocalists, including his CC replacement, George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, made him “physically ill.”

On January 19, Knotfest livestreamed “A Death Metal Round Table” hosted by Staypuft Mallow and featuring appearances by FisherTrevor Strnad from THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDERChase Mason from GATECREEPER and Alex Jones from UNDEATH.

In the video, the singers discussed “their early influences, the accessibility of the genre, inspiration from the weirdest places, live show between-song patter, their upcoming releases and tours and much, much more.”

Barnes wrote on Twitter: “I just watched a ‘death metal’ podcast on YouTube that was done about a week ago with the ‘top’ death metal vocalists .. it made me physically ill. I despise what this genre has become.”

Then, HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta, who co-produced Fisher‘s upcoming debut solo album, responded to Barnes: “come on the podcast & discuss.” 

Chris responded: “No thanks brother. I have no need to jump on that bandwagon you guys got that”. 

Jasta fired back with “Weak,” to which Barnes said: “Ain’t here to play that game. You have fun tho bro.” 

Jasta then wrote: “you’re the one playing games, you ‘hate what the genre has become’ but do you ever promote or discuss new bands or try & help build anything in the genre?” This prompted Chris to respond: “Lol promote lol hahahahaha”. Jasta then countered: “Oh right that’s beneath you lol”, to which Barnes said: “Nah I’m just not a shill…”