SIX FEET UNDER Is Working On ‘Incredibly F**king Heavy’ Album, Says CHRIS BARNES

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The vocalist Chris Barnes and guitarist Jack Owen from the death metal band SIX FEET UNDER have almost completed the writing process for their upcoming studio album. Barnes mentioned that the new music is “incredibly f**king heavy.”

SIX FEET UNDER‘s latest studio album, Nightmares Of The Decomposed, was released in October 2020, via Metal Blade Records.

Barnes said about Nightmares Of The Decomposed at the time: “Working again after 25 years writing an album with my old band mate from CANNIBAL CORPSEJack Owen, was like coming home…To a room full of dead bodies. Jack‘s writing and riff work on this album gave me the fuel to write some disturbing lyrics and really set my creative mind on fire.”

Jonathan Montenegro recently conducted an interview series called “My 3 Questions To,” in which Chris Barnes was asked to list his three favorite death metal albums ever.

Barnes responded: “Well, on that I’m gonna have to say POSSESSED Seven Churches. I’m gonna go with DEATH Leprosy and Spiritual Healing and Scream Bloody Gore; I’m gonna have to wrap those three up, ’cause Chuck [SchuldinerDEATH mainman] was a good friend of mine and I was a huge fan of DEATH early on. So, rest in peace, Chuck. And also I’m gonna go with…

“The third one, I’m gonna have to say OBITUARY Slowly We Rot — a huge album. All three of those bands are similar type of death metal. Of course POSSESSED is the kings of death metal; they pretty much started it all. Jeff Becerra, f**king awesome guy, man. So that’s where I come from, man. I really loved all those albums.

“And if I have to throw a fourth one in there, I’m gonna have to say [CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s] Butchered At Birth — kind of pat myself on the back. That was a huge album in death metal as far as kind of what our twist on the whole thing, and I think it influenced a lot of people, just as POSSESSED influenced a lot of bands to move in a certain direction.”

Barnes was the frontman in CANNIBAL CORPSE from its inception in 1988 until 1995. He departed from the band a year after the release of their album The Bleeding. Following his departure, Barnes founded SIX FEET UNDER, which presently consists of ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen.