CANNIBAL CORPSE Unveil Brutal New “Red Before Black” Video

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“Red Before Black”, the new video from Florida death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band’s latest album, which was released in November 2017 via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2014’s A Skeletal Domain was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in Saint Petersburg, Florida with producer/engineer Erik Rutan (SOILENT GREENBELPHEGORHATE ETERNAL), who previously worked with CANNIBAL CORPSE on 2006’s Kill, 2009’s Evisceration Plague and 2012’s Torture. Rutan made his live debut with CANNIBAL CORPSE at the opening show of the “Decibel Magazine Tour” on February 17 in San Antonio, Texas. He is playing with the band as the temporary replacement for guitarist Pat O’Brien, who was arrested in December for burglary and assaulting a police officer while his Florida home was in flames.

The “Red Before Black” clip is from the mind of horror FX veteran Doug Sakmann. The concept builds upon the world brought to life by Zev Deans in the previously released “Code Of The Slashers” video but adds significantly to the visual gore department. Sakmann shot the concept in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the live footage was captured by Jesse Davis in San Francisco, California. The video stars adult performers Nadia White and Talia Satana, as well as actresses Sonja CenturyKim Reo, and actor Alex Webster as the final kill of the video.

“Red Before Black” was edited by Metal Blade‘s own Vince Edwards and then meticulously processed by colorist/senior lead flame artist Luc Job (a pioneer in digital imagery for the last 25 years who has worked with directors David LachapelleRidley Scott and Darren Aronofsky and clients like BMWDolce & Gabbana), who was all too happy to assist to bring the gratuitous bloodshed and gore to life for CANNIBAL CORPSE.

Red Before Black serves to not only reiterate this but to once more raise the stakes, making it very clear who sets the standard when it comes to always compelling music that is equally brutal and complex. Moreover, the band have pushed themselves again, ensuring that it stands out from their catalog. “Throughout our career we’ve tried to improve the precision of both our musical execution and our album production, while still maintaining full-on aggression. ‘Red Before Black‘ continues in that direction, but might go even further on the aggressive side of things. It’s definitely precise, but it has a rawness to it that goes beyond anything we’ve done recently,”asserts bassist Alex Webster. “We really worked super hard crafting these songs, practicing them, and getting them where we wanted to be more so than on any of our previous albums,” adds drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz“And as Alex said, musically I think it’s the most raw sound we’ve had – and at the same time I think it’s our most focused, tightest and catchiest record.” 

CANNIBAL CORPSE is currently on tour with SLAYERLAMB OF GOD and AMON AMARTH and you can read our recent review of this unrelenting tour at this location.

Slayer tour dates w/ Lamb of God, Amon Amarth, Cannibal Corpse

May 20 – Youngstown, OH – Covel Centre
May 22 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
May 24 – BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
May 25 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA 

Cannibal Corpse Summer 2019 Europe Tour Dates

June 8 – Gelsenkirchen, DE – Rock Hard Festival 
June 9 – Regensburg, DE – Event Hall Airport 
June 10 – Budapest, HU – A38 
June 11 – Novi Sad, RS – Novosadski Sajam 
June 12 – Cluj-Napoca, RO – Form 
June 13 – Bucharest, RO – Quantic 
June 14 – Sofia, BG – Mix Tape 5 
June 15 – Thessaloniki, GR – Principal Club Theater 
June 16 – Athens, GR – Piraeus 117 Academy 
June 18 – Skopje, MK – MKC 
June 20 – Zagreb, HR – Boogaloo 
June 21 – Salzburg, AT – Rockhouse 
June 22 – Aarau, CH – Kiff 
June 23 – Clisson, FR – Hellfest 
June 24 – Lyon, FR – Ninkasi Kao 
June 25 – Parma, IT – Villa Del Fulcino 
June 27 – Lindau, DE – Club Vaudeville 
June 28 – Graefenhainichen, DE – Full Force 
June 29 – Dokkum, NL – Dokk’Em Open Air 
June 30 – Aschaffenburg, DE – Colos-Saal 
July 2 – Bremen, DE – Tivoli 
July 3 – Kiel, DE – Pumpe 
July 4 – Trutnov, CZ – Obscene Extreme 
July 5 – Stuttgart, DE – LKA Longhorn 
July 6 – Limoges, FR – CCM John Lennon 
July 7 – Barcelona, ES – Rock Fest Barcelona


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