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Cannibal Corpse vocalist Corpsegrinder responds to Chris Barnes: 'The scene couldn't be better'

George Fisher and Chris Barnes

Cannibal Corpse vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher has responded, albeit indirectly, to Chris Barnes' bleak assessment of the death metal scene.

Two weeks ago Barnes (Six Feet Under, ex-Cannibal Corpse) shared his reaction to a death metal roundtable video, stating, "I just watched a 'death metal' podcast on YouTube that was done about a week ago with the 'top' death metal vocalists... it made me physically ill. I despise what this genre has become."

Following some backlash, a week later Barnes doubled-down: "I stand by my original statement. All the people trolling me, proves my point. All the bitch ass 'media' making headlines off it proves my point. F*ck y'all to Hell, eat a d*ck on your way down."

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In a new interview with Elliott Fullam of Little Punk People (video below), Fisher offered his own opinion of the death metal scene, proclaiming, "The scene is just as healthy as it's ever been. It's just as great as it's ever been. It's not dead. It's not terrible. I'm proud of the death metal scene today. I'm so proud of it — I think it's amazing. I think there's so many great bands."

"Look, we're going out on tour with Revocation and Whitechapel — two awesome, great bands. And the scene couldn't be better," added Fisher. "And anyone who thinks otherwise, kiss rocks because… I'm proud of the death metal scene. And I encourage everyone to go out."

"Listen to the old bands, of course, " Fisher continued. "The old way paved the way. Go listen to Possessed; they're the first death metal band. Go listen to them. Listen to everything in between. Listen to Kreator who, I think, are kind of the bridge, a death-thrash band. Without Kreator, there would be no Cannibal Corpse. Listen to those bands, and listen to, obviously, all the old classic bands like Cannibal and Death, Obituary, Deicide, Morbid Angel — I mean, all those bands. Then you have Aeon, you have The Black Dahlia Murder and Dying Fetus, and, like I said, newer bands. Gatecreeper has been around for a while. There's so much great death metal going on. The scene has never been better, and anyone who thinks otherwise, you know, just… I don't know what to tell you."

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anonymous 187 days ago

Chris Barnes has smoked himself retarded


anonymous 187 days ago

who is the incel in the youtube video?


anonymous 187 days ago

he's a teenager. he's obviously got something good for him. no need to insult hi- oh wait, we're on lambgoat.


anonymous 187 days ago

Misery Signals is better


anonymous 187 days ago

who is the incel in the youtube video? <--- CHRIS BARNES before he stopped showering and morphed into Bongzilla with dreadlocks. smoking marijuana makes you retarded & spout off at the mouth and say stupid shit. I live for the day I see Barnes with a tracheotomy & hand held vocal box plugging up the hole in his throat-doing mechanical death metal vocals.


anonymous 187 days ago

Yes,I Know weed doesnt possess the added carcinogens that tobacco does, but the guy has smoked himself retarded. I am neither For,Nor Against, if you choose to use either.Play Stupid Games-Win Stupid Prizes.


anonymous 187 days ago

Chris Barnes was good from 1900-1994. That was it.


anonymous 187 days ago

"smoking marijuana makes you retarded" ^^^ Thank you finally someone with brain cells here that statement is true!


anonymous 187 days ago

Matt Fox here, i have no interest in either one of these guys singing for my band. I would just as soon do it myself.


anonymous 187 days ago

54-year-old man still caught up in calling people "posers" and giving a shit about "the scene."


anonymous 187 days ago

This is reaching Harley and JJ levels of embarrassment


anonymous 187 days ago

Matt Fox here. We are actively attempting to recruit the Cannibal Corpse vocalist to sing on the next Shai Hulud record.


anonymous 187 days ago

Kiss rocks


anonymous 187 days ago

Sounds like corpse grinder is a bitch but we all know that already. Chris Barnes is right.


anonymous 187 days ago

The death metal scene: sponsored by Nord VPN and soy faces.


lake_flaccid 187 days ago

George Fisher is a better vocalist and a better human being than Chris Barnes, the guy whose job he took. Shocking!


anonymous 187 days ago

"wahhhh I don't like the bands!! I said a thing and people said things back to me!! that proves my point!!" sounds like he just doesn't like internet culture, which is totally fair but he's such a dumb piece of shit that he can't articulate it. Must be fun to be as dumb as dog shit. That room temperature IQ seems cozy sometimes.


anonymous 187 days ago

all death metal tours need to be responsibly cancelled. You aren't allowed to have medical history as a way to avoid a mandated vaccine. There are no exceptions.


anonymous 187 days ago

Yeah these bands are good. The old bands are good. The new bands are good. The bands the bands are good good good bands bands bands. Dude what?


anonymous 187 days ago

anonymous 1 hour ago "smoking marijuana makes you retarded" ^^^ Thank you finally someone with brain cells here that statement is true! Save your lungs & smoke a turkey instead.


anonymous 187 days ago

That is a nice looking knot-(z) on "Chris"tina Barnes Forehead.


anonymous 187 days ago

Possessed isn't first death metal band just like Venom isn't the first black metal band. Yes, both coined the names of the genres and formed the foundation of the sound, but Death was the first 100% death metal band and Bathory was first 100% black metal band.


anonymous 187 days ago

Mister Barnes photo looks like a deleted film scene directly off of the movie reel to "Predator."


lake_flaccid 187 days ago

Just take in how f*ckin dumb he looks


anonymous 187 days ago

Cocaine is a helluva drug.


anonymous 187 days ago

yes indeed, "Lake F. yes, indeed."


NorthFromHere 187 days ago

But lets be honest, non of these death metal bands are on Mastodon's level, and until they reach it, the scene could be better.


anonymous 187 days ago

if mister Barnes had a litle more dirt on his mug he could have been one of the vampires from Quentin Tarintino's movie From Dusk Till Dawn.


anonymous 187 days ago

Listening to Coal Chamber over any of the bands mentioned here.


rick_tocchet 187 days ago

This bullshit is the most anyone has ever talked about Chris Barnes and all of it has been negative. What a sore loser. If he was really that good Six Feet Under wouldnt suck all the cocks in Hell.


anonymous 187 days ago

Chris Barnes smells like a wet animal, doused in hemp oil.


anonymous 187 days ago

I think he graduated to meth a while ago.


anonymous 187 days ago

As good as the CC albums he was on were, he was the worst part about them. band is SO much better without him. Six Feet Under is a joke.


evil_hero 187 days ago

dudes with broken down domestic vehicles in the backyard of their parents mobile home are like FEKK YEHH METAL FIGHT! I LOEVD CELEBRITYY DETHMUTCH


anonymous 187 days ago

Coming from the guy who champions Whitechapel, or has in the past. Barnes had Ben Savage write one of his albums. He said that if Whitechapel came out in the early 90s, they would be considered Death Metal. So, what is it Barnsey?? You a cuck or just a hypocrite??


anonymous 187 days ago

Chris Barnes was good from 1900-1994. Chris Barnes was good from 1900-1994. Chris Barnes was good from 1900-1994.


anonymous 187 days ago

Little punk person looking like a 26 year old lesbian


anonymous 187 days ago

There are homeless people I've seen in NYC that look less run over by life than Barnes. And yes that includes the guy with a gaping, oozing wound on his leg asking for change in Washington Square Park. Holy shit.


anonymous 187 days ago

Chris Barnes was good from 1900-1994. That was it. Chris Barnes was good from 1900-1994. That was it. Chris Barnes was good from 1900-1994. That was it. Chris Barnes was good from 1900-1994. That was it.


anonymous 187 days ago

It's almost as if Corpsegrinder is walking on eggshells and doesn't want to talk bad about Barnes directly. Pussy. Both these dudes get paid yearly from CC royalties. All this does is boost more PR for people to stream them.


anonymous 187 days ago

Death Metal sucks. It is not as gnarly as used to be. Both of those guys have valid points. To Barnes, DM music must be pigeon-holed into a hyper-specific sound. To Fisher, DM is always evolving. I dunno man. It's f*ckin' music - it means different things to different folks. Just turn it up loud and feel it.


anonymous 187 days ago

barney forever, corpsey never


anonymous 187 days ago

Cool interview, f*ck barnes


anonymous 187 days ago

He doesn't have to listen to it


anonymous 187 days ago

EEeeeEeeeEEee!


anonymous 187 days ago

He is right. Death metal is laughable now. Corpsegrinder is a nerd bic. Generic asf.


anonymous 187 days ago

The interviewer is one of the 30% of men under 30 that is still a virgin


anonymous 187 days ago

Just because nobody shows up to see six feet under doesn't mean the scene is dead


anonymous 187 days ago

Jon Forsythe here.. man, these burgers be frying like egg tater salad. A lot has to be said about the emancipation of Joseph Turner but, current news has other corrections to solidify. We have the wood and tools of this life to forsee better options. At least 7 to 19 million Americans suffer from when we were that person that thought they were to be that way that was the best to be before we had what we had after we got what was there to begin with this life that we are dragged upon by soft mobile minerals


anonymous 187 days ago

who is the incel in the youtube video? >> That was you looking at yourself then projecting your unf*ckability onto a kid who will probably lose his virginity before he turns 18 & you lose yours at 40. Better call Tricia from that business card she gave you for her business We Buy & Sell Your Stuff On Ebay, bitch.


anonymous 187 days ago

This video proves Barnes point entirely


anonymous 187 days ago

Hey Soys, better check that glucose level. Barnes gettin' tham royalties x 2 "Top selling Death Metal bands": CANNIBAL CORPSE: 558,929. DEICIDE: 481,131. MORBID ANGEL: 445,147. SIX FEET UNDER: 370,660. OBITUARY: 368,616. DEATH: 368,184. NAPALM DEATH: 367,654. CARCASS: 220,734.


anonymous 187 days ago

Chris Barnes is like some old homeless crazy guy at his point


anonymous 187 days ago

CorpseGrinder vs. bitchbarnes at Wrestlemania 2022. Hell In A Cell match or Buried Alive match


anonymous 187 days ago

Hey Soys, better check that glucose level. Barnes gettin' tham royalties x 2 "Top selling Death Metal bands": CANNIBAL CORPSE: 558,929. DEICIDE: 481,131. MORBID ANGEL: 445,147. SIX FEET UNDER: 370,660. OBITUARY: 368,616. DEATH: 368,184. NAPALM DEATH: 367,654. CARCASS: 220,734. Hey, music industry know-nothing: you don't get any royalties on any of those numbers. Zero. The label makes what modest $$ there is to be had; the band makes their dough on ticket and merch sales. Also, the fact that you actually took the time to type "tham" makes you a tier-1 dork, dork.


anonymous 187 days ago

Kurt Cobain was good from 1990-1994.


anonymous 187 days ago

Kurt Cobain was good from 1990-1994. good at doing heroin, not so much at making music


anonymous 187 days ago

At least Barnes does interview with big titty scene broads. We're seeing that Corpsrgrinder likes to get interviewed by incel boys he meets up with in rest stop bathrooms.


anonymous 187 days ago

Wasn't corpsegrinder canceled for being a homophobe?


anonymous 186 days ago

Corpsegrinder is a crown of thorns away from being Jesus Christ 😂😂😂


anonymous 186 days ago

Kurt Cobain was good from 1990-1994. good at doing heroin, not so much at making music >> Right, Nevermind a great Pixies ripoff sold like sh it. So did In Utero. All those sold out arena shows were CGI. So many gimmicks, costumes, dancers, fabricated beefs, stage-and-light shows, etc. too.


anonymous 186 days ago

At least Barnes does interview with big titty scene broads. We're seeing that Corpsrgrinder likes to get interviewed by incel boys he meets up with in rest stop bathrooms. >>> It's YOU who wants those interviews you sick fi ck. LOL @ Trump's self-projection infecting so many people on this board like you.


anonymous 186 days ago

Why is he being interviewed by a 14 year old


anonymous 186 days ago

^^^ Why are you obsessed and whining about it?


anonymous 186 days ago

^soy


anonymous 186 days ago

^^^ Truth hurts huh? Up yours.


anonymous 186 days ago

Graveyard Classics. Not once, but 4 f*cking times. No. End of conversation.


anonymous 186 days ago

The metal scene is full of self-righteous commie middle school teachers like that pig squealing boy from Misery Signals. If that's what you're into then I suppose the scene couldn't be any better.


anonymous 186 days ago

Fisher is the nicest dude ever and continues to put out quality material. Rutan joining the fold is icing on the cake. Barnes is left in the dust and rightfully so. Critiquing a 'scene' that he's no longer a part of is his only play. Attention whether positive or negative is still attention. Kiss rocks.


anonymous 186 days ago

"Also, the fact that you actually took the time to type "tham" makes you a tier-1 dork, dork." WOW. RACIST SACK OF GARBAGE.


anonymous 186 days ago

He clearly stated " kick rocks " at least quote this man properly if you're going to write an article about him


anonymous 185 days ago

Barnes is right, scene is weak last decade or two. And first death metal band is Death not Possessed. LOL


anonymous 185 days ago

^^^ Why are you obsessed and whining about it? Nobody's obsessed. It's just weird to anyone normal


anonymous 185 days ago

You're not obsessed or whining about it, sure ok. Ignore it then.


anonymous 185 days ago

Matt Fox here, i have no interest in either one of these guys singing for my band. I would just as soon do it myself. ^^^^ I'd pay money to hear him do all the vocals for a set just for the lolz


anonymous 184 days ago

"Also, the fact that you actually took the time to type "tham" makes you a tier-1 dork, dork." WOW. RACIST SACK OF GARBAGE.<--- how does pointing out Your Typo make one a racist? not only are you retarded-but you lack the grasp on dictionary definitions. Herb.


anonymous 184 days ago

Melch mooch





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