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Cannibal Corpse Recruit Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan To Fill-In For Pat O’Brien On Upcoming Tours


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Cannibal Corpse have announced that they have enlisted guitarist Erik Rutan of Hate Eternal, etc. to fill-in for Pat O’Brien on their forthcoming touring this year. A statement issued by the band on the matter reads as follows:

Cannibal Corpse have announced that Erik Rutan will fill in for guitarist Pat O’Brien as O’Brien tends to personal issues. Rutan will appear live with the band for the Decibel Magazine Tour and the upcoming US leg of Slayer‘s final tour happening this May alongside Slayer, Lamb of God, and Amon Amarth.

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This won’t be the first time these death metal powerhouses have worked together; Rutan has produced four albums with Cannibal Corpse (Kill, Evisceration Plague, Torture, Red Before Black) and is uniquely equipped to fill the role – he is one of the death metal’s most acclaimed guitarists and is known for his time as part of Morbid Angel (who are co headlining the Decibel tour alongside Cannibal) throughout the 90s and early 2000s, as well as handling vocals/guitars and production duties for his current band Hate Eternal.”

O’Brien himself was infamously arrested this past December on charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault as his Northdale, FL house burned down with over 80 firearms and more within it. He posted bond on December 14th with the band later stating that O’Brien was “getting the help he needs.”

Among Cannibal Corpse‘s touring plans this year are this run on the annual ‘Decibel Magazine Tour with Morbid Angel and more and this North American leg of Slayer‘s ongoing farewell touring.

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