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Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher: “I’m Proud Of The Death Metal Scene Today” (Updated)


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Six Feet Under frontman (and original Cannibal Corpse vocalist) Chris Barnes stirred up a wealth of controversy late last month when he took shots at the current death metal scene via his Twitter. Addressing a ‘Death Metal Round Table’ discussion posted at the time by Knotfest that featured Barnes‘ successor in Cannibal Corpse, George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher alongside The Black Dahlia Murder‘s Trevor Strnad, Gatecreeper‘s Chase Mason and Undeath‘s Alex Jones, Barnes tweeted:

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Several shots were further taken by Barnes, be it directly or indirectly through retweets and replies on Twitter. Weathering the controversy that ensued in the week that followed, Barnes reaffirmed his disdain for the what the death metal genre has become.

Now Cannibal Corpse frontman George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher has himself indirectly addressed Barnes while discussing the current state of death metal after having been asked what his favorite newer death metal bands are. The discussion with Fisher occurred in the below newly uploaded interview conducted by Elliott Fullam of Little Punk People (see below.)

Fisher stated in it:

“The scene is just as healthy as it’s ever been. It’s just as great as it’s ever been. It’s not dead. It’s not terrible. I’m proud of the death metal scene today. I’m so proud of it—I think it’s amazing. I think there’s so many great bands.

And you know, look, we’re going out on tour with Revocation and Whitechapel—two awesome, great bands. And the scene couldn’t be better. And anyone who thinks otherwise, kiss rocks because… I’m so proud of the death metal scene. And I encourage everyone to go out…

Listen to the old bands, of course. The old way, paved the way. Go listen to Possessed; they’re the first death metal band. Go listen to them. Listen to everything in-between. Listen to Kreator who, I think, are kind of the bridge, a death/thrash band. Without Kreator, there would be no Cannibal Corpse.

Listen to those bands, and listen to, obviously, all the old classic bands like Cannibal and Death, Obituary, Deicide, Morbid Angel—I mean, all those bands. Then you have Aeon, you have The Black Dahlia Murder and Dying Fetus, and, like I said, newer bands. Like Gatecreeper has been around for a while. There’s so much great death metal going on. The scene has never been better, and anyone who thinks otherwise, you know, just… I don’t know what to tell you.”

Corpsegrinder himself will be releasing a new album via his aforementioned chosen moniker on February 25th, while Cannibal Corpse will hit the road with Whitechapel, Revocation and Shadow Of Intent next week on the below tour:

02/18 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
02/19 Winston-Salem, NC – The Ramkat
02/20 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
02/21 Reading, PA – Reverb
02/22 Pittsburgh, PA – The Roxian
02/24 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
02/25 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
02/26 Rochester, NY – Anthology
02/28 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
03/01 Chicago, IL – The Vic
03/02 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
03/04 Denver, CO – The Gothic
03/05 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
03/07 Seattle, WA – Showbox
03/08 Portland, OR – Hawthorne
03/10 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
03/11 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
03/12 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
03/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
03/14 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
03/15 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
03/17 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
03/18 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
03/19 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
03/21 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
03/22 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
03/23 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
03/25 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
03/26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution

Update: February, 01th, 2021 01:12 PM:

Barnes has made some posts on social media in relation to Fisher‘s latest comments, they include:

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