If you were a fan of over-the-top, rubber-faced comedy in the mid-’90s, you’ve probably heard Cannibal Corpse without even realizing it.
The Florida-based death metal band made a cameo appearance in 1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, in a scene where the movie’s eponymous hero clumsily cuts a rug on the dance floor during a song titled “Hammer Smashed Face.” It’s a ridiculously little bit of trivia, but it’s honestly no more ridiculous than anything else about Cannibal Corpse.
Since its debut in 1990 Eaten back to life, the band has tirelessly spread a relentless style of extreme metal that is heavy on gore and even heavier on headbanging. Case in point: Witness the physical anatomy of singer George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, a man whose neck is considerably thicker than his head – you don’t build that kind of muscle without serious and frequent workouts.
Aspiring fellow mutants will no doubt be delighted to hear that the band’s newest, April’s unimaginable violencebrings plenty of riffs to inspire headbangers to new heights (or breadths, as the case may be).
Till Necks Time: Fans of Cannibal Corpse would do well to note that another prodigious purveyor of extreme music is coming to town this week: Cleveland death metal act Nunslaughter will be performing at the Sinkhole the night after this show. If your head is still somehow attached to your body by Tuesday morning, Nunslaughter will surely finish the job.
19:00 Monday 21 March. Red Flag, 3040 Locust Street. $27.50. 314-289-9050.