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Cannibal Corpse is an American death metal band from Buffalo, NY, noted for its controversial and ultra-violent lyrics and imagery, founded in 1988 by Chris Barnes (from Six Feet Under), Bob Rusay, Jack Owen, Alex Webster (also of Blotted Science) and Paul Mazurkiewicz. Cannibal Corpse is noted as the most successful death metal band of the Sound Scan era, having achieved worldwide record sales of over one million copies with virtually no radio or television exposure. They also became the first ever death metal band to have albums appear on the Billboard 200 album chart. They are regarded as one of the longest lasting and best-known bands in the death metal scene.
As a side tidbit of trivia, Cannibal Corpse has appeared in the movie "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" and is also featured in the soundtrack for the movie. Jim Carrey, the actor who plays Ventura in the movie has stated that Cannibal Corpse is his favourite band. They can be seen in the scene performing Hammer Smashed Face when Ventura passes through the show.
Now the lineup consists of Vocalist/Frontman George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, Guitarist Rob Barrett, Guitarist Pat O'Brien, Bassist Alex Webster, and Drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz.
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