says that he will continue playing with HATE ETERNAL
even though he has just been named a permanent member of CANNIBAL CORPSE
On Tuesday, CANNIBAL CORPSE
revealed the details of its upcoming 15th studio album, "Violence Unimagined"
, due on April 16 via Metal Blade Records
, one of the death metal's most acclaimed guitarists who is known for his time as part of MORBID ANGEL
throughout the '90s and early 2000s, as well as handling vocals/guitars for HATE ETERNAL
, lent his guitar as well as production skills to the effort, which was recorded at his Mana Recording
in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Several hours after CANNIBAL CORPSE
's addition to the band official, he took took to HATE ETERNAL
page to write: "I felt it very important to personally share some big news with all of you today.... I am officially joining CANNIBAL CORPSE
! I am super excited and honored and honestly it still seems a bit surreal.
has been a big part of my life and career having listened to them for over 30 years, produced 5 albums with them, done many many tours together and having decades of friendships with everyone involved. Anyone that knows me knows that I will give everything I have to being the best I can be with CC
. For the new album 'Violence Unimagined'
I contributed and wrote 3 songs of music and lyrics as well as playing guitar, producing and mixing it at Mana Recording
"I am very very proud of what we achieved together.
"I have been sitting here today reflecting on my life and career and the journey to get here. 30 years ago I was recording my first album with RIPPING CORPSE
at 19 years of age, then onto MORBID ANGEL
, then starting and continuing with HATE ETERNAL
and Mana Recording
and now CANNIBAL CORPSE
. I feel so grateful to have been and still continue to be a part of this music that I feel so passionate about and embrace.
will absolutely continue on.. JJ
and I look forward to recording another unrelenting HATE ETERNAL
album in the future when the time is right.
"As many people know I have always done multiple things in my career and I plan on continuing that starting with CANNIBAL CORPSE
as well as HATE ETERNAL
, Mana Recording
, producing and other musical endeavors when time allows.
"We will have some other great HE
news to share in the near future and look forward to continuing down the path I have been a part of for decades.
"Hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy and excited to what the future shall behold!
"Thank you all for your unwavering and undying support. It means the world to me. Eternal Gratitude."
joins CANNIBAL CORPSE
as the replacement for longtime guitarist Pat O'Brien
, who was arrested in Florida more than two years ago on charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault. Deputies said he burglarized a house and charged at a deputy with a knife.
allegedly broke into a Northdale, Florida home on December 10, 2018 and shouted that "the rapture is coming" before pushing a woman to the ground. He ran toward a responding deputy with a knife and was subdued with a stun gun.
Less than half a mile from where O'Brien
was arrested, a fire broke out at the house he was renting, sending flames billowing into the night sky from the roof. Fire marshals found a large cache of weapon, locked safes and potential explosive devices inside O'Brien
The owner of the home where O'Brien
was arrested wouldn't go on camera but told ABC Action News
he thought the guitarist was hallucinating when he spoke to him and claimed "someone was after him." The homeowner added O'Brien
seemed scared and at one point even hid in his closet.
photo credit: Alex Morgan Imaging
I felt it very important to personally share some big news with all of you today.... I am officially joining Cannibal...
Posted by Hate Eternal on Tuesday, February 2, 2021