Earlier this month, death metal masters Cannibal Corpse returned with album number 12 in the band’s storied and influential career. The new record, Torture, was once again produced by Hate Eternal mainman, Erik Rutan who handled the band’s previous two efforts, Kill and Evisceration Plague.
This time around the quintet hit a sonic mix of the band’s previous two efforts along with a throwback to their early albums like 1991’s Butchered at Birth, and ’92’s Tomb of the Mutilated.
Cannibal Corpse recently returned from a European co-headlining tour with Behemoth, and after a short April tour with Exhumed and Abysmal Dawn they will return to Europe for a handful of festival dates. Then of course there is 2012’s monster Summer Slaughter Tour. Also confirmed for the tour are Between The Buried and Me, The Faceless, Job For A Cowboy, Veil of Maya, Goatwhore, Exhumed and Periphery. A massive fucking line-up to be sure.
This week as the band takes a much-needed break before the tour begins, guitarist Rob Barrett shared some time with Metalholic to give us an update on the recent tour, and what’s to come. We discussed Torture, the band’s songwriting process, and the days of tape trading. He also gave us his list of five essential metal albums. So lock and load for 30 minutes with Barrett the Butcher.
Read our Torture Review