Tag Archives: Death Metal

Interview With Cannibal Corpse Bassist Alex Webster

By Samuel Stevens

Recently, I spoke with Alex Webster, the bassist of the legendary death metal band Cannibal Corpse. The band will release their fifteenth album, Violence Unimagined, on April 16, 2021, through their longtime label Metal Blade Records. Alex and I discussed a few different topics touching on the new album, the addition of Erik Rutan to the group, and how they confronted recording a new album in the middle of a global pandemic.

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Anaal Nathrakh – Endarkenment

The censored version of the artwork to Anaal Nathrakh's eleventh album Endarkenment.

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: October 2, 2020

Genre: Extreme Metal

Label: Metal Blade Records

Anaal Nathrakh, the extreme metal band based out of Birmingham, England are eager to return to the spotlight of the metal scene with the release of their eleventh album, Endarkenment. The extreme metal duo’s new album was both tracked and produced entirely by multi-instrumentalist Mick Kenney at his own studio in Southern California, while the vocal tracks by vocalist Dave Hunt were laid down in an industrial estate in Birmingham.

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Cult of Lilith – Mara

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: September 4, 2020

Genre: Technical Death Metal, Symphonic Death Metal

Label: Metal Blade Records

Iceland’s Cult of Lilith have been writing and recording their debut record over the past two years after solidifying their now current line up. The band’s debut album, Mara, is a unique blend of death metal, prog, and classical music styles. With no creative limit in front of the band, they seemingly share similarities to the symphonic death metal band Fleshgod Apocalypse, and a slew of other bands under the large death metal umbrella. Nonetheless, Cult of Lilith bleed their own brilliance into their songwriting and sound to make the album what truly makes Cult of Lilith stand out over the rest. Mara was recorded at two separate studios, the first being Dutch Ice Productions where the album’s drums were tracked. While everything else was tracked at guitarist Kristján Jóhann Júlíusson’s own Krummafótur Studio. Cult of Lilith’s debut album was produced by Chris van der Valk (Hail of Bullets, Prejudice), then mixed and mastered by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation).

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Atavist – III: Absolution

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: June 19, 2020

Genre: Doom Metal, Death Metal

Label: Spinefarm Records

The reunited death/doom metal quartet Atavist, based out of Manchester, England, regrouped just a mere four years ago, after a ten year long hiatus. The band has returned with their first brand new material in nearly thirteen years with their third effort, III: Absolution. Atavist’s brand new album was recorded at both, Skyhammer Studio and Foel Studio, produced by Chris Fielding, and finally mastered by James Plotkin.

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