Bloodstock TV recently conducted an interview with drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz of death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE. You can now watch the chat below.
Speaking about heavy metal's enduring popularity, Paul said: "Metal is a crazy thing, that's for sure. When you're into metal, it's not like being into any other style of music. You live it, man. And that's what we've been doing our whole lives, of course, and that's what the fans do. We just do our thing, man, and we're happy to have had the opportunity to be a band here for 30 years, and we're gonna make the most of it. And we try our hardest to write songs and to put out new material, when we do — we never go through the motions. So, hey, that's just the way we do it. This is what we started 30 years ago and we wanna keep it going."
CANNIBAL CORPSE is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "Red Before Black", which was released last November via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2014's "A Skeletal Domain" was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in Saint Petersburg, Florida with producer/engineer Erik Rutan (SOILENT GREEN, BELPHEGOR, HATE ETERNAL), who previously worked with CANNIBAL CORPSE on 2006's "Kill", 2009's "Evisceration Plague" and 2012's "Torture".
Regarding the decision to use Rutan again, Paul told The Moshville Times: "It was incredibly convenient that we have a guy that's kind of in our backyard, basically. I think at this point in our careers and lives, we kind of felt that we could be more productive by recording close to home, as it means we don't need to alter our routines with our families. The way things are recorded these days with all the Pro Tools and things means that I can just play to the scratch tracks and I don't need anyone else to be there. Then when I'm done with drums, I can stay at home and come in if I'm needed. I live about an hour away from the studio, so I'm the furthest out, but it's still far more convenient than going somewhere else. And then, of course, we looked at who we've got in the area, and it was a no-brainer to go with Erik at Mana. And plus he did a really good job on our previous albums, so it was a no-brainer to go with him and stay in our routines with our families. I think it totally helped with the making of this album."