Cannibal Corpse Unleash New Song ‘Code of the Slashers’ + Spill ‘Red Before Black’ Album Details
Break out the bleach because Cannibal Corpse's 25-plus year career of bloodletting continues when the death metal legends drop Red Before Black on Nov. 3! The newly released "Code of the Slashers" video draws first blood from the new record and can be seen above.
The track isn't the flesh-ripping frenzy most Cannibal Corpse selections start off with (think "Festering in the Crypt" or "Covered With Sores"), instead opting for the lumbering, slow churn of sustained chords and familiar, eerie hammer-ons. After bulldozing through one minute of heaving riffs, the pace turns deranged with a bit of a thrashy twist as George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher rampages through more signature guttural bellows.
Zev Deans, director of the "Code of the Slashers" video, commented, "After crawling through abandoned buildings, crashing our van into a tree in the middle of a scene, witnessing a real stabbing and drenching ourselves in fake blood in a derelict park at 5AM, we can safely say this was a proper introduction to the slasher genre for Panorama Programming. We brought a slab of fresh meat back from a rotting metropolis and we're serving it to you raw. Come and get it."
This new slab of brutality will be the 14th studio album from one of the genre's most influential and biggest acts. The 12-track record contains exactly what we've come to expect from Cannibal Corpse with song titles like "Only One Will Die," "Shedding My Human Skin" and "Heads Shoveled Off." Red Before Black was tracked with Hate Eternal's Erik Rutan at his Mana Recording Studios in Florida. The band has been working with the producer for over a decade now (save for 2014's A Skeletal Domain), having first linked up for 2006's Kill.
Red Before Black will be released once again through Metal Blade and on the very same day Cannibal Corpse kick off their tour with Power Trip and Gatecreeper. To pre-order the album, head to the label's webstore and for a list of the upcoming North American tour dates, click here.
Cannibal Corpse, Red Before Black Album Art
Red Before Black Track Listing
01. "Only One Will Die"
02. "Red Before Black"
03. "Code of the Slashers"
04. "Shedding My Human Skin"
06. "Firestorm Vengeance"
07. "Heads Shoveled Off"
08. "Corpus Delicti"
09. "Scavenger Consuming Death"
10. "In the Midst of Ruin"
11. "Destroyed Without a Trace"
12. "Hideous Ichor"
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