Summon: Tell me about the band history. How you got together and how long you been together?
Paul: Started in Buffalo, NY in Dec of ’88. From the remnants of 2 bands. Tirant Sin and Beyond Death.
Summon: How would you describe your music to those who haven’t heard it?
Paul: Extreme heavy metal
Summon: How did you come up with the band name?
Paul: Alex the bassist came into practice one day and said how about “Cannibal Corpse”. It stuck.
Summon: Who writes the majority of the music and lyrics?
Paul: Alex, Pat and Jack (the guitarists and bassist) write the music. Alex and me (Paul) write the lyrics.
Summon: And where do you get the lyrics ideas from?
Paul: The imagination mostly.
Summon: Tell me about the new album…. when will it be out and whats the name of it?
Paul: In stores October 19th “Bloodthirst”.
Summon: What are some of the song on it gonna be?
Paul: Pounded Into Dust…..Dead Human Collection….Coffinfeeder…..Blowtorch Slaughter….
The Spine Splitter.
Summon: In your opinion which CD is the best?
Paul: Our last one “Gallary of Suicide” until this one comes out.
Summon: Why did you guys change “Created to Kill” to “Vile”?
Paul: When we kicked Barnes out, we severed all ties with him. He came up with “Created to Kill “. So we changed the title, his lyrics, and a few song titles too.
Summon: What are some of your favorite horror movies? And have they influenced you at all?
Paul: Evil Dead…Day of the Dead…directors like Fulci, Romero, Argento….they definitely influenced us in some way.
Summon: Did you guys like doing your promo video or were they just a big pain in the ass?
Paul: It actually was a lot of fun.
Summon: Would you guys ever do another home video?
Paul: There is talk of doing one very soon….it should happen…maybe for release in April or May.
Summon: How was the last tour? Did you play with some really good bands?
Paul: Yeah…it was pretty cool….Dark Funeral and Infernal Majesty in Europe.
Summon: Do you have plans to tour once the CD is released? If so what will they be?
Paul: Yes….the only thing in stone right now is in October. We will tour with Defleshed and Aeturnus in Europe.
Summon: Are there any bands that opened for you that left a really good impression on you?
If so who?
Paul: Not really.… I really never see the opening bands.
Summon: Describe what you guys are like when you play live?
Paul: Very energetic…… Not much of a show….we just play…
Summon: What are some of your fave songs to play?
Paul: I dunno….Hammer Smashed Face. I like them all!!!!!!
Summon: If you were to make a perfect show what bands would you have playing?
Paul: Slayer (old), Metallica (old), and Cannibal Corpse.
Summon: In your opinion how has the band progressed over the years?
Paul: We have become better songwriters and we are more crafted at our instruments. Still pure death metal.
Summon: What does the future hold for the band?
Paul: We take it one day at a time……. More of the same!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Summon: Good luck on the recording and the touring….. thank you for the interview!!
Paul: Thank you and good luck with the zine………..
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