Death metal icons Cannibal Corpse today premiere their unsettling new video for “Chaos Horrific,” the title track of their crushing sixteenth studio album, out today on Metal Blade Records!
Since 1988, Cannibal Corpse has remained at the forefront of death metal, shaping and defining the genre. In 2021, they raised the stakes again with their Violence Unimagined. This year, they return with its successor, the equally monstrous “Chaos Horrific”, consequently beginning the next chapter in their legacy. Produced again by guitarist Erik Rutan, who has now produced six of the band’s albums, Chaos Horrific is, without question a full-on, Cannibal-style death metal outing, straight down to the themes, which include zombie warfare, resetting the human race through mass mutilations, and the violent revenge of victims of human trafficking, and its cover art by longtime collaborator Vince Locke.
With every track destined to go off like a proverbial bomb when played live, the band is primed and ready to destroy everything in their path. While 2023 is the band’s 35th anniversary, they’re mostly excited about the present and future. That said, Rutan sums up the band members’ feeling about the impressive milestone.
“I think it’s such an amazing feat. It speaks to the work ethic and dedication that everyone has put into Cannibal Corpse. When you think about how many bands never make it a decade, let alone three plus, it is such a testament to the creativity aspect and determination and loyalty toward what we do.”
In celebration of today’s release of Chaos Horrific, the band delivers a blood-soaked video for the record’s gruesome title track, directed by David Brodsky and produced by Allison Woest of My Good Eye: Music Visuals. Elaborates drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz:
“This song is about fighting for your life from a zombie attack. An ax, a knife, a machete. Whatever it takes to kill these things.”