Last Saturday (12/06/14) the Club Red in Mesa, AZ received one of the most HIGH quality bands death metal has ever produced, They could be considered the bastard son of Cannibal Corpse & Death. Cannabis Corpse has created a reputation since their inception in 2006 by playing along the musical lines of the death metal giants from Tampa, FL. Their music is inspired by cannabis and happy thoughts (if you are high). Recently they released their 3rd studio album From Wisdom To Baked under Season Of Mist Records.
I got to the venue at the time one the touring bands, Inanimate Existence was on stage already. This guys originally from Santa Cruz, CA delivered a pretty good set of Tech Death metal, interesting enough they knew how to raise hell to a crowd that keep bouncing between the bar, and the smoking patio. Mammoth Grinder, was more like a punk/hardcore/metal band that somehow if got the public to open up the pit from song one of their set to the next. Their music was raw, very cacophony with a sense of no direction, but once again somehow the crowd seems to embrace them quite well.
Around 10pm Cannabis Corpse took the stage, and half of the venue’s crowd was full baked already. With a mixture of old and new songs some out of the their new album, this boys from Richmond, VA delivered a set full of death metal goodness that opened the pit from the beginning of their set, It was interesting how people quickly responded to this show. Occasionally, you might expect for everyone to turn in until the very last band, but this show had a constant crowd participation for all the bands involved.
Overall, it was a fun Saturday night filled with pot death metal essence in the air from beginning to end, it was such the case, that even on the patio you could feel the crowd getting baked in preparation to received the lords of cannabis & death metal parody.
Cannabis Corpse Tour 2014
with Mammoth Grinder / Inanimate Existence
Nov. 28 Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea
Nov. 29 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Nov. 30 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Dec. 2 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Dec. 3 Austin, TX @ Red 7
Dec. 4 San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
Dec. 6 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
Dec. 7 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Dec. 8 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex (all ages)
Dec. 9 Fresno, CA @ Strummers
Dec. 10 Oakland, CA @ The Metro
Dec. 11 Ventura, CA @ The Garage
Dec. 12 Las Vegas, NV @ The Cheyenne Saloon (early show)
Dec. 13 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Core (early show)
Dec. 14 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Dec. 17 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
Dec. 18 Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
Dec. 19 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Dec. 20 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry