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Cannibal Corpse & Feral @ Kulturbolaget, Malmö, 13.7.2018

13. July 2018 @ 19:00 - 23:55

Cannibal Corpse

After the successes in Stockholm and Gothenburg last spring, Cannibal Corpse will be back for a gig at Kulturbolaget in Malmö on July 13!

Formed in 1988, Buffalo born/Tampa raised Cannibal Corpse helped found, manipulate and transcend the very boundaries of death metal beginning with the scandalously controversial debut, “Eaten Back To Life”. Raising the eyebrows of inquisitive metalheads and incensed parents and politicians, the record, produced by Scott Burns at the now renowned Morrisound Studios, was more extreme and confrontational than anything the metal genre had ever known. As a result of the band’s brilliantly gruesome cover art, grisly lyrics and song titles like “Hammer Smashed Face,” “Meat Hook Sodomy” and “Addicted To Vaginal Skin,” follow-up records “Butchered At Birth” (1991) and “Tomb Of The Mutilated” (1992) were met with further contempt by the likes of such organized censorship leagues as the PMRC. In just three years, the sale of Cannibal Corpse merchandise was (temporarily) prohibited in Australia, Korea and New Zealand (in fact, the sale of “Butchered At Birth” and the performance of those three records is still forbidden in Germany). But they were not discouraged.

Proving technical skills, diabolic vocal grunts and a tendency of serial killers, zombies and gore of all shapes, sizes and textures, Cannibal Corpse won over the hearts of many a metal extremist and have since become a harrowing household name. Since the bands inception they have sold millions of albums world wide and show no sign of slowing or bowing down to the ever changing metal genre. Massive tours throughout the U.S. and Europe as well as Australia and South America only underscored the band’s staying power… And all this with zero commercial radio presence and minimal video play (although the band did appear in the Hollywood blockbuster, Ace Ventura – Pet Detective).

The momentum continued with the 1996 release of “Vile”, the first Cannibal record to feature former Monstrosity throat George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher following the departure of Chris Barnes. Any skepticism over the new voice behind the mighty Corpse was quickly put to rest. Simply put, “Vile” slayed from beginning to end and became the first ever death metal record to enter the prestigious Billboard charts. Over the next few years, relentlessly touring, bolstered musicianship and progressively more potent recordings saw the band increase in popularity within the underground and beyond.

After the mass success of 2004’s “The Wretched Spawn” and some personnel changes (longtime guitarist Jack Owen fled the band in 2004 to carry on his commitments with his rock project, Adrift. Origin axe-master Jeremy Turner filled in for the band during their remaining tours that year before Malevolent Creation/Hate Plow/Solstice guitarist Rob Barrett, who played on Cannibal Corpse’s infamous releases “The Bleeding” and “Vile” records, rejoined the band as a full time member), Cannibal Corpse has returned to the death metal front lines with the pungently eloquent majesty that is “Kill”.

Simply titled but meticulously assembled, “Kill” was recorded with producer Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal/ex-Morbid Angel) at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida. The tenth record of their storied career, each track basks in its own claustrophobic abrasiveness and maniacal subject matter. From the onset of the fiery “The Time To Kill Is Now,” guitarists Barrett and Pat O’Brien, vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, bassist Alex Webster and drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz pummel with a renewed sense of urgency. Fast, furious and scrupulously timed, the tune is a palpable reminder that Cannibal remains a force to be reckoned. “Make Them Suffer” sears with an old school Possessed vibe (a band to whom Cannibal has paid homage to on several occasions), while “Necrosadistic Warning,” replete with a barrage of blistering solo work by O’Brien whose guitar deftness is often underestimated, comes riddled with visions of zombies sexually gratifying themselves with the body parts of the beings they’ve slain. Other tracks like the telling “Five Nails Through The Neck”, “Death Walking Terror”, “Brain Removal Device” and instrumental closer “Infinite Misery” see the five-piece at their most cogent, both lyrically and musically.

Older, wiser, and as malevolent as ever before, the time to “Kill” is now!

They will be supported by Swedish band Feral, formed in the small Northern town of Norsjö in late 2003 by vocalist David Nilsson and bassist Viktor Eriksson. The band later relocated to the nearby town of Skellefteå and formed a full line-up along with guitarist Petter Nilsson and drummer Rickard Lundmark before eventually rounding out their roster with the addition of guitarist Markus Lindahl. With the lineup complete, the band soon began writing and performing around their native Sweden.

Soon thereafter, Feral began recording demos and playing some very high-profile gigs, including a month long European tour with death metal legends Master in February of 2009 and a mini-tour with Six Feet Under in September of the same year. In between these tours, Feral returned to the studio to record the highly acclaimed “Welcome To The Graveyard” demo, which caught the attention of Ibex Moon Records’ owner, John McEntee, who signed the band to his label late last year.

With this lineup, a firm and strong sound, and all the determination in the world, the group recording their debut full-length, Dragged To The Altar, in 2010 . Which was released on April 26th, 2011 via Ibex Moon Records.

The release of the debut album was followed by a European tour along with the Swedish death metal band, Demonical, and supported by Gloria Morti and Arroganz.

Writing on the album to follow the debut was begun immediately after returning from the tour. But the recoring of the album was delayed due to line-up changes when Rickard Lundmark and Petter Nilsson left the band to pursue other interest after having recorded the song for “The Deathkult EP”, a split EP along with German death metal band, Revel in Flesh, released though Joe Black Records. The band was later joined by ex-Armagedda drummer, Roger Markström, and Markus continued as the sole guitarist and the recording process for the next album could be started. The new album “Where Dead Dreams Dwell” was released in May 2015 though Cyclone Empire followed by the EP/minialbum “From the Mortuary” in December 2016.

In July 2017 Feral announced their signing to Transcending Obscurity Records. So, come see what these guys have prepared for you. Don’t miss the show!


13. July 2018
19:00 - 23:55
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