"Cannibal Corpse" is an American Death Metal band from Buffalo, New York, noted for its controversial and ultra-violent lyrics and imagery, founded in 1988 by Chris Barnes, Bob Rusay, Jack Owen, Alex Webster and Paul Mazurkiewicz. Cannibal Corpse is noted as the most successful death metal band of the Sound Scan era, having combined worldwide record sales of over one million copies with virtually no radio or television exposure. They are regarded as one of the longest lasting and best-known bands in the death metal scene.
Cannibal Corpse formed from the ashes of three Buffalo-area death metal bands, Beyond Death (Webster, Owen), Leviathan (Barnes), and Tirant Sin (Barnes, Rusay, Mazurkiewicz). The band played their first show at Buffalo's River Rock Cafe in April, 1989, shortly after recording a five-song demo tape. Within a year of that first gig, the band were signed to Metal Blade Records and their full-length, debut album, ''Eaten Back To Life'', was released in August, 1990.
Cannibal Corpse's music is known for its ferocious tempo and death grunt singing style. The band's lyrics and the imagery on their album covers are explicitly sexual and violent. Their...
|years active||1988 - present|
|music genre||Death metal|
|current members||George Fisher (musician)|