On December 3, 2012, Headliners Music Hall braces for the extreme when controversial death metal act Cannibal Corpse comes to town. Opening act Misery Index also is known for the more extreme side of metal as well. This show is another in a long line of nationally renowned artists to come through Louisville due to the highly appreciated efforts of Terry Harper Productions.
Hailing from Buffalo, New York, Cannibal Corpse is the most successful death metal band of all time! They have been signed to Metal Blade Records for the duration of their career since starting out in 1988. The band has released 12 studio albums, 1 live album and 1 box set.
Although Cannibal Corpse has never enjoyed much airplay on either radio or television, the band has amassed a “cult-like” following of rabid fans since releasing the platinum albums “Butchered at Birth” (1991) and “Tomb of the Mutilated” (1992). The band cites artists like Slayer, Kreator, Morbid Angel, Autopsy and Death as some of its main influences.
Controversy has plagued Cannibal Corpse over the years due to their overtly violent, disturbingly horror-laden lyrics and the extreme obscene cover art on their uncensored albums created by comic artist Vincent Locke! Many countries around the world have banned or strictly limited the sale of the band’s records. Some nations such as Germany have even banned the group from performing certain songs from their earliest albums in concert. The controversy gained national attention in 1995 when U.S. Senator Bob Dole stated that bands like Cannibal Corpse and The 2 Live Crew were “undermining the character of the United States.”
Cannibal Corpse has refuted these accusations many times by describing their music as miniature horror stories laced with over-the-top gore. The band’s most recent release “Torture” came out in 2012.
Fans can expect to hear songs like “Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead”, “Devoured by Vermin”, “Sentenced to Burn”, “Decency Defied”, “Make Them Suffer”, “Priests of Sodom”, “Born in a Casket”, “Meat Hook Sodomy”, “Butchered at Birth”, “Hammer Smashed Face”, “Pulverized”, “Absolute Hatred”, “Chambers of Blood”, “Coffinfeeder”, “The Wretched Spawn”, “Evisceration Plague” and “Encased in Concrete”.
Opening act Misery Index hails from Baltimore, Maryland. They play a blend of death metal and grindcore. Formed in 2001 by Jason Netherton, Mike Harrison & Kevin Talley, Misery Index has played over a 1,000 live shows in the past decade! The band operates its own label titled Anarchos Records.
Fans can hope to hear songs like “Retaliate”, “The Lies That Bind”, “Bottom Feeders”, “Unmarked Graves”, “The Medusa Stare”, “Discordia”, “Traitors”, “American Idolatry”, “Thrown Into the Sun”, “Heirs to Thievery”, “You Lose” and “Sleeping Giants”.
This concert takes place at Headliners Music Hall. The doors open at 7:00 pm with the show starting at 7:30 pm. Tickets are just $20 each and this is an “all ages” event. Come out and support another great metal show presented by Terry Harper Productions!