This should be an interesting one, as death metal's most powerful bassist steps up to face one of metal's most innovative players.
We recently had the pleasure of speaking with booming Napalm Death vocalist Barney Greenway during his stint on the 2013 Decibel Magazine tour, one of the most sonically brutal touring bills ever put together. Along with detailing the most memorable aspects of the tour, we spoke with Barney about new Napalm Death material, the band performing much of the 'Scum' record + much more.
Next up in Round 1 of the Headbanger Region, eclectic metal masters System of a Down battle it out with death metal pioneers Cannibal Corpse to decide which act will move on to Round 2 of March Metal Madness 2013 and come one step closer to being named the greatest metal album of all time.
New York death metal icons Suffocation have been decimating every opponent daring enough to take them on in Loudwire's series of Death Matches. Suffocation need only one more win for the track 'As Grace Descends' to be inducted into our Death Match Hall of Fame. The band has beaten out some of the world's heaviest bands, but we're giving them perhaps the most legendary, innovative and most importantly, brutal death metal band the world has to offer.
Crushing! Absolutely crushing! Decibel Magazine brought an incredibly evil tour headlined by Behemoth last year and a massive celebration for their 100th issue with Converge and Pig Destroyer this past weekend, but the publication has outdone itself once again with a 2013 tour featuring Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death and many more.
Cannibal Corpse have been delivering death metal to the masses since 1988, which means that 2013 will mark the band's 25th anniversary.
The group just wrapped up their 2012 activity by completing the 'Torture Tour' last week and now will focus on celebrating a quarter century as a band next year.
In one of the funniest pieces of death metal history, Cannibal Corpse were featured in the Jim Carrey classic comedy 'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.' Making his way through the crowd of metalheads, Carrey tossed around hilarious lines such as 'I think Uncle Fester is looking for you," before hopping onstage with Cannibal Corpse.
The road warriors of Cannibal Corpse are set to beat you into an unrecognizable, eviscerated puddle of guts once again, as the brutal death metal forerunners have just announced a U.S. winter tour. With the array of destruction coming to the U.S. during the remainder of 2012, we keep insisting that the tours couldn't get any heavier, but with Misery Index and Hour of Penance joining Corpse on the road, we were proven wrong.
There are but a few songs released in the 21st Century that can already be called legitimate classics. In the case of Cannibal Corpse, who have been death metal leaders since 1988, the band has achieved in writing a track, which only six years after its release, is considered an extreme metal classic.