Death metal icons Cannibal Corpse recently kicked off their long-awaited headlining tour of the states and stopped at Baltimore Soundstage this past weekend. Of course, I had to check them out. I couldn’t help myself!
One word basically sums up this show…brutal. Cannibal Corpse is a must-see live act for fans of extreme hard rock and heavy metal. The band sold out Soundstage and are selling out other dates as well. Be sure to check the Official Cannibal Corpse Website for music, news, merch, and tickets for all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for my full review. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.
Cannibal Corpse are touring in support of their critically lauded Violence Unimagined full-length, released last Spring on Metal Blade Records. A celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Metal Blade Records, the tour commences February 18th in Atlanta, Georgia, and makes its way through over two dozen cities, closing on March 26th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Do not sleep on this!
I have attended hundreds of metal shows over the years, but not many death metal shows. I’m generally not a fan of this particular genre of heavy metal; however, Cannibal Corpse hammer-smashed my face and seduced my ears with a type of heavy metal music that transcends genres. This band is a total package. Disturbing lyrics, macabre imagery, and of course the most intense death metal. They are referred to as icons for good reason.
Baltimore Soundstage was sold out and packed with rabid metal fans. The crowd lost their minds when Cannibal Corpse finally hit the stage. The entire venue erupted in aggressive musical ecstasy. Crowd-surfers, moshers, slam-dancers, and headbangers rejoiced. I spent a good amount of my time in the photo pit avoiding being pummeled by the crowd.
Again, this is a must-see tour for fans of extreme forms of hard rock and heavy metal music. Support for Cannibal Corpse is being provided by labelmates Whitechapel and Revocation, as well as Shadow Of Intent. All great metal acts and worth checking out too.
Below are more photos from Cannibal Corpse’s performance at Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland on 2/20/2022. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson/Hazy Eye Media. Enjoy!