Death metal vets Cannibal Corpse are on tour now in support of their fourteenth album, Red Before Black, which came out in November. They've got two killer openers: Power Trip, whose Nightmare Logic is the best thrash album of the year, and Gatecreeper, whose Relapse debut Sonoran Deprivation came out last year. The tour hit NYC on 11/29 at Irving Plaza, moved from Stage 48 (due to a fire). Pictures of that show are in the gallery above. CC's setlist is below.

Our metal sister site Invisible Oranges reviewed the Chicago show, and here's an excerpt of that review:

Make no mistake, Cannibal Corpse are professionals. The idea of a “professional death metal band” existing is a strange notion, but these guys are practiced. Not a missed or slipped note to be found, and George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, the all-around Instagram family man, never lost his signature growl. These are showmen, people who play for the crowd and are unafraid to play choice cuts from their entire discography. “Stripped, Raped, and Strangled”? Done. “Pounded Into Dust”? You better believe it. “Gutted”?! Yes! “Scourge of Iron”? It just keeps going, and “the Corpse” never relented for a full hour.

For all the death metal I saw in my teens and early twenties, no one did it quite like Cannibal Corpse, but having a frontman who balances charisma and imposition like Corpsegrinder truly pushes them over the edge. He just seems like a real person, joking with the crowd (“This guy up front asked me to show him my neck. Rest assured, you will be seeing more of it during this next song!”) and dedicating songs to fallen friends. This is the same man who windmills enough to provide electricity to a small town? Sometimes death metal musicians are pretty cool.

Oh, and the mosh pit? I might have braved Power Trip’s, but you wouldn’t catch me dead in this one. Much more compact now, Cannibal Corpse fans slammed together to become a pan of boiling water, and probably just as caustic. It was absolutely gnarly, and errd on frightening. I couldn’t help but watch this truly violent display, and, during “Scourge of Iron” a familiar, lumbering shape dino-stepped his way through the pit with fists raised high. Nothing could take this monster down. Oh my god. It’s Ulysses S. Mosh!

Read the rest here.


Cannibal Corpse at Irving Plaza - 11/29/17 Setlist (via)
Code of the Slashers
Only One Will Die
Red Before Black
Scourge of Iron
Evisceration Plague
Scavenger Consuming Death
The Wretched Spawn
Pounded Into Dust
Kill or Become
Corpus Delicti
Devoured by Vermin
A Skull Full of Maggots
I Cum Blood
Make Them Suffer
Stripped, Raped and Strangled
Hammer Smashed Face


photos by Mathieu Bredeau

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