By Dave Pehling
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — An influential force on the American metal scene for nearly three decades, Buffalo-based death metal giants Cannibal Corpse bring their tour promoting the band’s new album Red Before Black to Slim’s for two nights starting Tuesday.
Anchored by the founding rhythm section of bassist Alex Webster and drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz starting in 1988, Cannibal Corpse drew influence from thrash greats like Slayer and German bands Sodom and Kreation, the more extreme sounds of Morbid Angel and Death as well as an obsession with graphic horror films. The band’s first demo quickly led to a deal with Metal Blade Records, who released the group’s 1990 debut effort Eaten Back To Live.
While the band would go through a number of line-up changes over the years, it’s ferocious live show and consistently brutal recordings built Cannibal Corpse a significant underground following. The group’s gruesome album art and transgressive, violent