Florida-based death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE have begun recording their twelfth studio album at Sonic Ranch studios in Texas with producer Erik Rutan. The band has spent months writing the album and has recorded at Sonic Ranch in the past, but never with Rutan at the helm. More details on the album, including art, songs, title and more will be revealed in the months to follow. For now, the band is hard at work forging their next death metal offering.
Commented bassist Alex Webster : “After having spent the past seven months writing and rehearsing new material, we’re very excited to finally begin recording. We’ve had great success working with Erik Rutan on our past two albums so we’ve decided to work with him again, but to keep things fresh we decided on a change of location — we’re returning to Sonic Ranch studios in Texas, where we’ve recorded several albums in the past. We are psyched to see how this combination works out- we feel it’s pairing that could result in our best album yet.”
Erik Rutan worked with CANNIBAL CORPSE for both “Kill” (2006) and “Evisceration Plague” (2009) and is returning for a third time. Rutan states, “I am super excited to work with CANNIBAL CORPSE for our third album together. We are determined to make the best album we possibly can. Everyone is very focused and the new material is awesome. There is a great blend of classic, old-school CANNIBAL CORPSE with a newer, more heavy, dynamic and aggressive approach. I look forward to the challenge of making one heavy as hell record!”
CANNIBAL CORPSE’s latest album, “Evisceration Plague”, sold 9,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. This was more than 50 percent higher than the opening tally of the band’s previous CD, “Kill” (2006), which landed at No. 170 after shifting more than 6,000 copies. In 1996, CANIBAL CORPSE’s “Vile” premiered at No. 151, with more than 6,100 copies sold.
“Global Evisceration”, the fourth DVD from CANNIBAL CORPSE, sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 17 on the Top Music Videos chart. The disc also landed at No. 5 on the Canadian chart.
Released on March 15 via Metal Blade Records, “Global Evisceration” was shot and edited by director Denise Korycki (Wild Wind Productions) who also worked on the group’s “Centuries of Torment – The First 20 Years” DVD in addition to releases from such other bands as AS I LAY DYING, MASTODON, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and SUPERJOINT RITUAL.
“Global Evisceration” contains one disc and is approximately three hours long with artwork by the infamous Vince Locke. The main program includes full live-song performances from two live shows: the Gothic Theater in Englewood, Colorado on May 3, 2010 and Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico on May 8, 2010. It also contains bonus performances and extra segments, including behind-the-scenes footage covering CANNIBAL CORPSE’s tours in support of the “Evisceration Plague” album.