Death Metal icons, CANNIBAL CORPSE, have released their crushing sixteenth studio album, “Chaos Horrific”, through Metal Blade Records. In celebration of the release, the band delivers a blood-soaked video for the record’s gruesome title track, directed by David Brodsky and produced by Allison Woest of My Good Eye: Music Visuals.
Elaborates drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz: “This song is about fighting for your life from a zombie attack. An ax, a knife, a machete. Whatever it takes to kill these things.”
Since 1988, CANNIBAL CORPSE has remained at the forefront of Death Metal, shaping and defining the genre. In 2021, they raised the stakes again with their “Violence Unimagined”. This year, they return with its successor, the equally monstrous “Chaos Horrific”, consequently beginning the next chapter in their legacy.
Produced again by guitarist Erik Rutan, who has now produced six of the band’s albums, “Chaos Horrific” is, without question a full-on, CANNIBAL-style Death Metal outing, straight down to the themes, which include zombie warfare, resetting the human race through mass mutilations, and the violent revenge of victims of human trafficking, and its cover art by longtime collaborator Vince Locke.
With every track destined to go off like a proverbial bomb when played live, the band is primed and ready to destroy everything in their path. While 2023 is the band’s 35th anniversary, they’re mostly excited about the present and future. That said, Rutan sums up the band members’ feeling about the impressive milestone. “I think it’s such an amazing feat. It speaks to the work ethic and dedication that everyone has put into CANNIBAL CORPSE. When you think about how many bands never make it a decade, let alone three plus, it is such a testament to the creativity aspect and determination and loyalty toward what we do.”
Coinciding with the release of “Chaos Horrific”, CANNIBAL CORPSE embarked on a month-long North American co-headlining tour with MAYHEM. The journey kicked off September 22nd, in Nashville, Tennessee and runs through October 21st in Louisville, Kentucky. Support will be provided by special guests, GORGUTS and BLOOD INCANTATION.
“Chaos Horrific” track listing:
- Overlords of Violence
- Frenzied Feeding
- Summoned for Sacrifice
- Blood Blind
- Vengeful Invasion
- Chaos Horrific
- Fracture and Refracture
- Pitchfork Impalement
- Pestilential Rictus
- Drain You Empty
You can watch the official video for “Chaos Horrific” below: