July 14, 2006

Andre Mihsin of recently conducted an interview with CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Why did you guys choose to do the Sounds Of The Underground tour this year?

Alex Webster: "They approached us about it, but we'd also been interested in doing it for a while because we've only done two tours in North America where we weren't the headliner. Our very first tour back in 1992 was a headlining tour over ATHEIST and GORGUTS so we have really been looking for an opportunity where we can open for bands that are more popular than us and that opportunity has finally come. We can play in front of a bunch of fans that had never heard us before or know very little about us or who normally wouldn't go see us play. The most enjoyable way to tour is to headline because you're playing for all your fans and you get to play for a long time. But we do need an opportunity like this to once in a while introduce ourselves to a few new people that are into certain types of extreme music but they don't know that much about death metal and this is our opportunity to show them what we're all about." Who are you looking forward to seeing?

"Definitely BEHEMOTH. They're the band that stylistically is closest to us and we've never toured with them before. I've seen them play once and it was really good. So we're psyched about playing with them, and GWAR, a legendary, classic live band, so that'll be fun. Actually, I want to check out all the bands and see how they are. It's a big variety. I mean you got regular hardcore stuff like TERROR or THE CHARIOT. TRIVIUM are really good musicians, I want to see how they are on stage. There's lots of stuff I want to check out on this tour.

"I brought my bicycle because we're not playing that long so if we're in a cool area I might go for a ride for a couple of hours and see what's around. Normally we're stuck to the bus because the bus driver has to sleep while we're doing our thing."

Read the entire interview at

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