Alex Webster spoke to Metal Wani about the impending Cannibal Corpse album — work on which begins this weekend, suckas.
“I think it’s turning out to be kind of a dark-sounding album,” offers Webster. “Which, you know, it’s a death metal album, so, of course, it should be kind of dark and eerie sounding anyway, but I think this one a little more than normal. That was kind of the direction the songwriting went in. [Guitarist] Pat [O’Brien] actually wrote a lot on this album. This will be the first album where Pat wrote more songs than anyone else. He’s really been super motivated, and he’s been writing some great, great material that we’re all really excited about. And some of it, it’s very evil-sounding stuff. So I think our fans will be very happy.
“There’s nothing on here that’s even a million miles close to being a sellout, you know what I mean?! It’s definitely full-on evil death metal. I think everyone will enjoy it.”
Webster also discussed the band’s decision to tap Mark Lewis as producer, saying it was time for a change, following three consecutive albums with Erik Rutan as producer.
“When you’re in a career for a long time, like we are, occasionally changing the people you work with, or changing the location of where you’re working, can just help you feel more motivated to work, really. And we thought, ‘OK, we’ve done these three records with Erik that were so successful, he did such a great job, but let’s leave it at that for now, and maybe try working with Mark.’ Since their studio is also very close to us. Both Erik and Mark’s studios are down here in central Florida. So we figured, why not give it a try? Just to do something a little different; we’ll see. But we would not rule out working with Erik again. He’s awesome and we consider him a brother of the band, so working with Erik Rutan could certainly happen again in the future.”
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