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Cannibal Corpse replace guitarist, debut new track

Cannibal Corpse have now officially revealed that their fifteenth studio album, Violence Unimagined, will be released on April 16 via Metal Blade Records. With the announcement comes the album's lead single, "Inhumane Harvest," which can be streamed here: Meanwhile, Cannibal Corpse have officially welcomed veteran metal guitarist and producer Erik Rutan to their permanent line-up, effectively replacing guitarist of two decades, Pat O'Brien, who has been unable to perform with the group since severe personal issues culminated with his arrest in December 2018. "I think the most noticeable difference on this record will be the addition of Erik to the band. He wrote three full songs for the record, music and lyrics, and his song writing and guitar playing have added something new, and I think his musical style integrated into ours very well," says bassist Alex Webster. "He's a great friend of ours, so on a personal level, he's been a perfect fit, as we knew he would be. Beyond that, he's one of the hardest working people I know, in music or otherwise, and he maintains a high energy, positive demeanor in challenging situations where other people might go in a negative direction. This energy and great attitude rubs off on the rest of us as well. That's really a perfect situation to have when you add someone to a band, or any kind of team: someone who's great at what they do, and also inspires the people around them."

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