American death metal icons, CANNIBAL CORPSE, are pleased to announce the release of theirthirteenth full-length entitled A Skeletal Domain.
Lucky number thirteen? Lucky or not, it's a quantity of releases (not even counting VHS/DVD releases and EPs) and a wealth of material beyond which most bands could even fathom. The CANNIBAL CORPSE collective - vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, bassist Alex Webster, guitarists Pat O'Brien and Rob Barrett and drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz -- approaches each recording session with a honed and precise vision of a band in their third decade of existence. With this new entry to their extensive catalog, they've switched gears, opting to work with producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) at Audio Hammer Studios, after having tracked their previous three outings (Kill,Evisceration Plague, Torture) with Erik Rutan. Boasting twelve-ominous tracks in forty-four spine-fraying minutes, the result is a massive, belligerent, and deliberate aural attack that finds the band at their peak of their notoriously hyper-kinetic, meticulously executed brutality.
Preparation for A Skeletal Domain did not vary significantly from previous efforts. "At the end of the day, we're still making a death metal record, no matter where it's being recorded," relays Webster. Mark Lewis offered a slightly different, modern recording approach, but the band stressed that they could not be more pleased with their previous albums with Rutan, and the door is most definitely open to work with him again in the future. Changing producers is something the band has historically done after every few albums, if only to not get too comfortable. CANNIBAL CORPSE also tried to step outside of their comfort zone when it came to songwriting and their musical performances. "Consistency is often confused with repetition. We are established with what we do as a band, and we could relax and not push ourselves, but we try to push the envelope. That's what makes this exciting," Webster adds. "Anyone who really listens to this album with an open mind will hear that it's not same-old same-old." Mark Lewis would concur with Webster's analysis and even goes a step further by claiming that "there are moments on this record that have never happened in musical history."CANNIBAL CORPSE have proven time and again that they have more fuel in their tank, more riffs in their minds, and more ways to describe gore than any single group of human beings could ever have hoped. The thirteenth album will prove to be as important a landmark in their career as just about any other. CANNIBAL CORPSE are consistency defined.
A Skeletal Domain will be released in North America on September 16th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. Point your browser to THIS LOCATION where you'll witness the sonic trauma of second track, "Sadistic Embodiment" as well as a host of preorder bundles.
A Skeletal Domain Track Listing:
1. High Velocity Impact Spatter
2. Sadistic Embodiment
3. Kill Or Become
4. A Skeletal Domain
5. Headlong Into Carnage
6. The Murderer's Pact
7. Funeral Cremation
8. Icepick Lobotomy
9. Vector Of Cruelty
10. Bloodstained Cement
11. Asphyxiate To Resuscitate
12. Hollowed Bodies
As a precursor to the official unveiling of A Skeletal Domain, CANNIBAL CORPSE will kick off the Summer as Coldcock Herbal Whiskey Stage headliners on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Trivium and many more. Set to commence on July 5th in San Bernardino, California, the annual mega tour will stampede its way across North America throughout July and much of August, coming to a close on August 10th in Woodland, Texas.
As an added bonus, CANNIBAL CORPSE will be doing daily signings at 3:00pm at their merch booth for the duration of the fest where Mayhem attendees can preorder A Skeletal Domain. Fans buy a limited edition laminate with a unique redemption code, redeemable online at metalblade.com and the record will ship to their door! Confirmed dates, including various one-off headlining shows, are listed below.
7/01/2014 Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX
7/02/2014 Tricky Falls- El Paso, TX
7/05/2014 San Manuel Amphitheater - San Bernardino, CA *
7/06/2014 Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA *
7/07/2014 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
7/08/2014 White River Amphitheater - Auburn, WA *
7/09/2014 Idaho Center Amphitheatre - Boise, ID *
7/11/2014 Ak-Chin Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ *
7/12/2014 Isleta Amphitheatre - Albuquerque ,NM *
7/13/2014 The Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO Taste of Mayhem w/out Avenged Sevenfold, Korn
7/15/2014 Granada Theater - Lawrence, KS w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
7/16/2014 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Maryland Heights, MO *
7/17/2014 DTE Energy Music Theatre - Clarkston, MI *
7/18/2014 Eagles Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI Taste of Mayhem w/out Avenged Sevenfold, Korn
7/19/2014 Klipsch Music Center - Noblesville, IN *
7/20/2014 First Midwest Bank Amphitheater - Tinley Park, IL *
7/22/2014 Xfinity Center - Mansfield, MA *
7/23/2014 Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga, NY *
7/24/2014 Legend Valley Concert Venue - Thornville, OH Gathering Of The Juggalos
7/25/2014 Molson Ampitheatre - Toronto, ON *
7/26/2014 First Niagara Pavilion - Burgettstown, PA *
7/27/2014 Xfinity Theatre - Hartford, CT *
7/28/2014 Higher Ground South - Burlington, VT w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
7/29/2014 Darien Lake - Darien Center, NY *
7/31/2014 Sarland Ballroom - Sayerville, NJ w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
8/01/2014 Susquehanna Bank Center - Camden, NJ *
8/02/2014 The Pavilion At Montage Mountain - Scranton, PA *
8/03/2014 Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA *
8/04/2014 Ziggy's - Winston-Salem, NC w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
8/05/2014 Lakewood Amphitheatre- Atlanta, GA *
8/06/2014 Memphis International Speedway - Memphis, TN *
8/07/2014 Downtown Air Park - Oklahoma City, OK *
8/08/2014 Jake's Sports Cafe - Lubbock, TX w/Suicide Silence, Wretched
8/09/2014 Gexa Energy Pavilion - Dallas ,TX *
8/10/2014 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Woodland, TX *
*2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Date
In related CANNIBAL CORPSE happenings, this September, the band will unleash their first-ever official authorized biography. Written by Joel McIver, author of Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica and biographies on Black Sabbath, Slayer, Slipknot, and Queens Of The Stone Age, Bible Of Butchery - Cannibal Corpse: The Official Biography will contain over 150 pages loaded with photos from the band's collection, available everywhere this Fall!
"CANNIBAL CORPSE are the biggest death metal band in the world..." -- Metal Hammer UK