Alex Webster of CANNIBAL CORPSE has issued the following update: "[I'm] checking in again from Mana Studios in St. Petersburg Florida. The last time you heard from us Paul [Mazurkiewicz] had just finished the drum tracking, and we've made a lot of progress since then. Here's a brief rundown: The rhythm guitar recording was the next part of the session. We spent a lot of time on it, both on attaining a crushing sound, and also on achieving airtight performances. The tracking was a lot of hard work for Pat [O'Brien] and Rob [Barrett], but the end result was well worth the effort. They did an amazing job and I think you'll all be impressed with the results. Next up was the bass tracking, and again we worked hard to get a great sound and great performances. Producer Erik Rutan oversaw the tracking and made sure he got the best performance I was capable of, just as he did with Rob and Pat on the rhythm guitar. I can say for sure that the bass and rhythm guitar have never been tighter on any CANNIBAL CORPSE album. "Currently, George [Fisher] is working on tracking the vocals, and he is a little over halfway done. He's had a few parts to sing that were unbelievably fast, but so far he's been more than up to the task. His voice is sounding brutal and holding up well, so we should be done tracking the vocals in the next few days. Pat has already started working on guitar solos as well, but the majority of the solos will be recorded after the vocals are complete. "So, that's about it for now. We are all extremely excited with how this album is shaping up. We wanted to make an ultra heavy and precise album, and so far that's the way it's been going. Next up is the mix, and we're confident Erik will make this the heaviest-sounding CANNIBAL CORPSE album yet."
Hey everybody, Alex from Cannibal here checking in from Mana Studios in St. Petersburg Florida. Paul has finished all the drums tracks for our new album, and we think he did an amazing job. Things really went smoothly with the drum tracking this time, and that gave us a little extra time for Paul to get creative with some of the drum parts. Everything is still fast and brutal as you'd expect, but there are a few different rhythmic ideas happening that we think our fans will appreciate. The next step for us will be to start working on a guitar sound, and then begin guitar tracking. The sound of the rhythm guitar is one of the most important things on a metal album, so we will take our time and make sure that we get the heaviest sound possible. The recording of the rhythm guitars will be something we'll take our time with as well. Rob, Pat and producer Erik Rutan are truly perfectionists when it comes to guitar tracking, they'll settle for nothing less than a flawless performance. That kind of dedication can make for a challenging recording session, but when the end result is a crushingly heavy album it's more than worth the time and effort. OK, that's all for now. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks, we'll have lots of cool info for you such as the new album's title, song titles, studio photos, and more.
The Cannibal Corpse DVD to end all Cannibal Corpse DVDs, "Centuries of Torment – The First 20 Years," has been certified gold in the great white north of Canada. The set debuted at position #10 on the Canadian Music DVD chart. Commented bassist Alex Webster: "We are very excited to hear the news that our new DVD, 'Centuries of Torment,' has already been certified Gold in Canada. We have always received incredible support from our fans in Canada, but to have the DVD go gold immediately upon its release is even more than we could have hoped for. We want to say a huge thank you to our Canadian fans for making this possible, you guys rule!"
The Gauntlet has just posted exclusive footage from Cannibal Corpse's new 3-disc DVD. Death metal legends Cannibal Corpse will be releasing "Centuries Of Torment" on July 8, 2008. The 3 disc DVD contains over 7 hours of content, including live footage and a massive career retrospective documentary. You can view the footage at this location.