Cannibal Corpse to Release Box Set, Two Influential Record Labels Join Forces + More News
Happy blood-and-gore-soaked anniversary to Cannibal Corpse. The death metal legends are releasing a box set to commemorate their 25th anniversary, dubbed Dead Human Collection: 25 Years of Death Metal. The box contains: all 12 full-length studio albums in a 12-CD foldout case with new artwork;Torturing and Eviscerating LIVE on CD and LP picture disc recorded in Tampa in 2010 and in Milwaukee in 2012.
There will also be new and exclusive images by Vince Locke, and 12" X 12" graphic prints of all 13 original album covers, and a 2013 Cannibal Corpse Calendar. The box will be in stores on March 19 and is available for pre-order, along with the previously announced series of Cannibal Corpse picture discs, here.
KMFDM, who've been doing the industrial aggro thing for three decades, will release their new album Kunst on Feb. 26 via Metropolis Records. Kunst is the German word for "art." Bring it.
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Paul Allender, lead guitarist Cradle of Filth, is getting in on the trend of offering guitar lessons online. He will make the instructional classes available via Skype.
"After being a professional player for almost 20 years, I decided I wanted to start teaching guitar to fans who wanted to learn," said Allender. "The best way I could think was to teach over Skype. My lessons have been up and running for a month now and are going very well. Lessons have also evolved past guitar; I teach songwriting and arranging and how to use Pro Tools as well as advice for anyone who wants to get ahead in the industry."
It's a collision of two heavy metal titans, as Earache Records and Century Media have entered into a brand new licensing agreement. CM will license Earache's physical catalog of CDs and LPs in the U.S. Earache's digital distribution of its ever-important back catalog and new releases remains in-house and unchanged.
The deal allows for physical versions of all future releases and titles from Earache's classic back catalog to be released as an array of collectible LPs and CD box sets. With Century Media's team of catalog specialists, fans can expect an exciting variety of fantastic collectibles to be released on the U.S. market in the near future.
So what this means for metal fans is that more Earache releases will be widely available and collectible editions of classic material will also be obtainable. This is a good thing for the genre!