In a brand new interview with “That Metallic Interview” podcast, drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz of long-running Florida loss of life metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE was requested what retains him and his bandmates impressed to proceed touring and recording practically 35 years after the group’s inception. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “We have been doing it for that lengthy. That is an enormous inspiration. You are residing your dream. Right here we’re — after we began out, we have been mainly youngsters, and you then’re simply eager to play music. You’ve gotten a dream, like all people else: ‘Would not or not it’s nice to be in a band [and have] our band make it and have the ability to tour?’ You by no means thought that it could find yourself being to this stage [and] this lengthy. So I feel we really feel very fortunate, in loads of methods, to be doing this so long as we now have. So I feel so long as we really feel wholesome — and we’re — and we nonetheless have the perspective and wanna play music and create, then that is gonna give us incentive to maintain transferring ahead. I imply, all these clichés — you solely dwell as soon as; all these sorts of issues which you can say that make sense. Why not simply take it so long as we are able to, as a result of, like I stated, it has been a dream come true for us. And life’s too brief, you solely dwell as soon as — all these, like I stated, clichés that… You recognize, why not? I feel that offers us loads of inspiration.”
Final December, Mazurkiewicz informed Laughingmonkeymusic about how lengthy he thinks CANNIBAL CORPSE can preserve going: “So long as we’re all wholesome, then who is aware of how lengthy we are able to take it. I would not have ever thought after I began that I would nonetheless be doing this nonetheless at  years previous. So, how lengthy can we take? You’ve got simply gotta take a look at it, at this level, day-to-day. You by no means know. In the event you keep wholesome and you retain lively and you retain doing it, it is simply gonna come all the way down to that — it is gonna come all the way down to the well being issue. As a result of all people is aware of — the older you get, something can go flawed at any given time, whether or not it is a illness or an damage or no matter that you simply simply go, ‘I can not do it anymore. Regardless of how a lot I apply and the way a lot I do the proper factor, it does not matter.’ So we have gotta simply take it day-to-day at this level. There is not any denying — we’re extra on the finish of our profession than we’re at first. Can we go one other 30 years? Properly, I extremely doubt it. I’d be  doing this… That will be unbelievable [if we could still do it at that age], however I must virtually suppose that may barely be unattainable. I assume it is doable — who is aware of? We do not know. No one’s finished it in that sense within the excessive kind.
“While you had [THE ROLLING STONES drummer] Charlie Watts nonetheless doing it at 80 years previous, that is superb,” he continued. “So the truth that [he was] nonetheless drumming and [he was] on stage at 80 is unbelievable. I simply met Carmine Appice the opposite day, and he is 75. And the man remains to be up there and taking part in and doing his factor — albeit it isn’t perhaps excessive loss of life metallic, however nonetheless, he is up there taking part in drums…
“So, you by no means know. You are taking it day-to-day,” he repeated. “So long as we’re wholesome and we’re feeling good and the whole lot goes good in these methods, then who’s to say we won’t final one other 20 years. However who is aware of?”
CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s fifteenth studio album, “Violence Unimagined”, was launched in April 2021 by way of Metallic Blade Data. Erik Rutan, one of many loss of life metallic’s most acclaimed guitarists who is thought for his time as a part of MORBID ANGEL all through the ’90s and early 2000s, in addition to dealing with vocals/guitars for HATE ETERNAL, lent his guitar in addition to manufacturing expertise to the trouble, which was recorded at his Mana Recording in St. Petersburg, Florida. Rutan beforehand produced 4 CANNIBAL CORPSE albums (along with “Violence Unimagined”),alongside the likes of GOATWHORE, SOILENT GREEN and BELPHEGOR. Filling in dwell on guitar since 2019, in 2020 he turned a full member, contributing to the writing course of.
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