Cannibal Corpse

Red Before Black Red Before Black - Opaque Red Vinyl Red Before Black

Marketing Highlights

  • Unprecedented FOURTEENTH STUDIO ALBUM!
  • Millions of albums sold worldwide spanning the band's thirty year career
  • Produced by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Madball, Agnostic Front, Morbid Angel, Nile)
  • The Orchard exclusive "OPAQUE RED VINYL" Limited to 300 COPIES!
  • Decibel Magazine IN STUDIO REPORT runs prior to street date
  • 200,000 Spotify Monthly Listeners w/millions of track spins
  • 2 MILLION Facebook Followers
  • 112K SHAZAM Followers
  • Headline U.S. starts 11/3/17
  • Top Selling Death Metal Band of all time

Bio

Many words come to mind when you hear the name Cannibal Corpse, but one truly defines the soon-to-be thirty-year death metal veterans: Unstoppable. Returning with their 14th full-length, the monstrous Red Before Black, serves to not only reiterate this but to once more raise the stakes, making it very clear who sets the standard when it comes to always compelling music that is equally brutal and complex. Moreover, the band have pushed themselves again, ensuring that it stands out from their catalog. “We always try to make our music aggressive, but where an album like A Skeletal Domain (2014) was definitely aggressive, it has a targeted refinement that the new album doesn’t. Red Before Black is as well executed as anything we’ve done, but it has a rawness to it that we haven’t had in a long time,” asserts bassist Alex Webster. “We really worked super hard crafting these songs, practicing them, and getting them where we wanted to be more so than on any of our previous albums,” adds drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz. “And as Alex said, musically I think it’s the most raw sound we’ve had – and at the same time I think it’s our most focused, tightest and catchiest record.”

With 2017 seeing a slew of stunning new releases from death metal’s old guard – including Suffocation, Obituary and Dying Fetus – it’s been a landmark year both for the genre and its early innovators, and with Red Before Black Cannibal Corpse stand strong alongside their peers. “We’re proud to be part of a scene that has great, experienced bands that stick to their guns,” affirms Webster. “Death metal is an established form of underground music that’s here to stay, and the leadership bands like these have shown by staying true to the genre is no doubt part of the reason it has such longevity.” That Cannibal Corpse have carved out a career spanning almost three decades is testament to their work ethic, innovative songwriting, passion and devotion to extreme music – though it still remains an astounding feat to the members, as Webster makes humbly clear. “Who could have imagined this? When we started, even Black Sabbath hadn’t been around for three decades. There simply was no precedent for a lifelong career in metal, of any kind, let alone a relatively new form like death metal. We’ve been unbelievably lucky, and we are so grateful to our fans for making it possible.” In typically grounded fashion, they continue to forge ahead, seeing no end in sight, Webster stating he likes to think they have yet to write their best record, while Mazurkiewicz outlines their goals: “I would say we just want to keep it going, try to better ourselves – and finally open for Slayer!”

Tracklist

1. Only One Will Die
2. Red Before Black
3. Code of the Slashers
4. Shedding My Human Skin
5. Remaimed
6. Firestorm Vengeance
7. Heads Shoveled Off
8. Corpus Delicti
9. Scavenger Consuming Death
10. In the Midst of Ruin
11. Destroyed Without a Trace
12. Hideous Ichor

For Fans Of

DEATH METAL

Home Market

Tampa, Florida - USA

Album Details

Artist

Cannibal Corpse

Album Title

Red Before Black

Street Date

11/03/2017

Order Due Date

10/06/2017

Discount

5% (ends 11/09/2017)

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Metal Blade Records

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD13

UPC

039841553024

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

155302

Album Details

Artist

Cannibal Corpse

Album Title

Red Before Black - Opaque Red Vinyl

Street Date

11/03/2017

Order Due Date

10/06/2017

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Metal Blade Records

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP25

UPC

039842504018

Box Lot

25

Catalog #

250401

Album Details

Artist

Cannibal Corpse

Album Title

Red Before Black

Preorder Date

09/19/2017

Street Date

11/03/2017

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Metal Blade Records

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

UPC

039841927221

Tour Dates

Bandsintown