Bassist Alex Webster of the legendary death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE has issued the following update:
"I just finished recording the bass for the new HATE ETERNAL album on Monday night. I'm really happy with the results, and the band seems to be too. As you might expect, the album is being recorded at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg Florida, since that studio is run by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL vocalist/songwriter/guitarist). Brian at Mana was the engineer who recorded my tracks, and I want to thank him for doing a fantastic job.
"For this recording I used my Ibanez SR 1500 (the same bass I used on CANNIBAL's 'The Bleeding' back in 1993), DR Strings, my Ampeg SVT 4 head and Erik's Ampeg 8×10 cabinet. We also recorded a track using a direct box, but it's not likely that we'll use it as the Ampeg sounded excellent.
"It was a real honor to work with Erik, Shaune, and Jade on this album, those guys are absolutely incredible musicians and great people too. They have put together some completely crushing and very original material for this upcoming album, and I am proud to be a part of it and thankful they gave me this opportunity.
"A lot of people have been asking me if I'll be touring with HATE ETERNAL in support of the new album, and at this point I don't have an answer for you all. It's really going to come down to seeing what my schedule is like in the coming months.
"In other news (it's been a busy time for me lately) CANNIBAL is starting a North American tour tomorrow night in New Orleans. The tour is a celebration of Metal Blade Records 25th anniversary, and it features THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, THE RED CHORD, GOATWHORE, and THE ABSENCE. Check www.cannibalcorpse.net for full dates and details. Also, there's a very good chance we'll have BLOTTED SCIENCE CDs [featuring Webster, guitarist Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK, MARTY FRIEDMAN), and drummer Charlie Zeleny (BEHOLD…THE ARCTOPUS, JORDAN RUDESS)] available at the shows (perhaps even prior to the Sept. 18th release date), so check the merch booth if you're interested in that."