Florida death metal legends, Cannibal Corpse, will release their 14th full-length “Red Before Black” through Metal Blade.
For a first preview of the album, they have launched a video for the single “Code of the Slashers”. The video was directed by Zev Deans, who created videos for Behemoth‘s “Messe Noire”, Ghost‘s “Square Hammer”, Portal‘s “Curtain”.
After crawling through abandoned buildings, crashing our van into a tree in the middle of a scene, witnessing a real stabbing and drenching ourselves in fake blood in a derelict park at 5am, we can safely say this was a proper introduction to the slasher genre for Panorama Programming. We brought a slab of fresh meat back from a rotting metropolis, and we’re serving it to you raw. Come and get it.
Be sure to check the official video for “Code of the Slashers” below!
Produced by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Goatwhore), “Red Before Black” serves to not only reiterate this but to once more raise the stakes, making it very clear who sets the standard when it comes to always compelling music that is equally brutal and complex. Moreover, the band have pushed themselves again, ensuring that it stands out from their catalog.
Bassist Alex Webster asserts:
Throughout our career we’ve tried to improve the precision of both our musical execution and our album production, while still maintaining full-on aggression. “Red Before Black” continues in that direction, but might go even further on the aggressive side of things. It’s definitely precise, but it has a rawness to it that goes beyond anything we’ve done recently.
Drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz adds:
We really worked super hard crafting these songs, practicing them, and getting them where we wanted to be more so than on any of our previous albums. And as Alex said, musically I think it’s the most raw sound we’ve had – and at the same time I think it’s our most focused, tightest and catchiest record.
Also, don’t forget to check the cover and tracklisting of the upcoming release below.
Cannibal Corpse – Red Before Black
1. Only One Will Die
2. Red Before Black
3. Code of the Slashers
4. Shedding My Human Skin
6. Firestorm Vengeance
7. Heads Shoveled Off
8. Corpus Delicti
9. Scavenger Consuming Death
10. In the Midst of Ruin
11. Destroyed Without a Trace
12. Hideous Ichor