Enlarge Chris Barnes by Martin Rulsch, Corpsegrinder by Markus Felix, via Wikipedia.

Corpsegrinder to Chris Barnes: “The Scene Couldn’t Be Better…Kiss Rocks”


If you’re a fan of death metal, you’ve no doubt been watching founding Cannibal Corpse vocalist Chris Barnes make a complete ass of himself in public. From having a Twitter tantrum over modern death metal to accusing his former band of price-gouging to blocking anyone who calls him out on Twitter, Barnes has really taken the past two weeks to let us know what a batshit-crazy dumbfuck he is. Now, current Cannibal vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher has responded to Barnes, albeit indirectly, and has done so in the kind of class that makes us proud to say we’d take a bullet for him.

Speaking to Elliot from Little Punk People, Corpsegrinder was pleasant and supportive of the modern scene. And when detractors of that scene came up, he put it simply and perfectly:

“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.

“The scene couldn’t be better. And anyone who thinks otherwise…kiss rocks. Because I’m so proud of the death metal scene.”

Corpsegrinder also takes a moment to tell Elliot to listen to Possessed, “the first death metal band.” Which only makes us want to take even MORE bullets for him.

Watch the full interview below: Catch the true Cannibal Corpse on their upcoming U.S. tour at one of the following dates:

2/18/2022 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
2/19/2022 The Ramkat – Winston-Salem, NC
2/20/2022 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
2/21/2022 Reverb – Reading, PA
2/22/2022 The Roxian – Pittsburgh, PA
2/24/2022 Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
2/25/2022 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
2/26/2022 Anthology – Rochester, NY
2/28/2022 The Majestic – Detroit, MI
3/01/2022 The Vic – Chicago, IL
3/02/2022 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
3/04/2022 The Gothic – Denver, CO
3/05/2022 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
3/07/2022 Showbox – Seattle, WA
3/08/2022 Hawthorne – Portland, OR
3/10/2022 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
3/11/2022 The UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA
3/12/2022 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
3/13/2022 The Belasco – Los Angeles, CA
3/14/2022 The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
3/15/2022 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
3/17/2022 Vibes Event Center – San Antonio, TX
3/18/2022 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
3/19/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
3/21/2022 Red Flag – St. Louis, MO
3/22/2022 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
3/23/2022 Iron City – Birmingham, AL
3/25/2022 Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL
3/26/2022 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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