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News : Premiere: Cannabis Corpse debut new single, “In Dank Purity”

By on July 12, 2017

Virginian marijuana-themed death metal band, Cannabis Corpse, are preparing for the release of their fourth studio album, Left Hand Pass (one for you Entombed fans) on September 8th, 2017 via Season of Mist.

The new single is entitled “In Dank Purity” and is plucked from the new album. We here at Metal Obsession are proud to present the demolishing track below, check it out!

Turning a classic album title such as ENTOMBED’s ‘Left Hand Path’ into a weedy phrase would normally be punishable by having to listen to the worst of MODERN TALKING on continued play. Yet CANNABIS CORPSE not only get away with it, but the death metal and pot aficionados are actually doing exactly what their massive following is happily demanding of the Americans.

CANNABIS CORPSE were conceived out of a passionate love for Floridian death metal shared by MUNICIPAL WASTE bassist / vocalist Phil “LandPhil” Hall and drummer Josh “Hallhammer” Hall, who created the band in 2006 in Richmond,

Virginia.

Sharing a penchant for marijuana, the brothers decided from the start to leave the stereotypical genre subjects of gore, splatter, and horror behind and infuse a green sense of humour into their lyrics. Meanwhile it has become a badge of honour for many of the Halls’ idols to have one of their titles turned into a tongue-in-cheek parody. And while there can be no doubt about what inspired a verbal monster such as “Papyrus Containing the Spell to Protect Its Possessor Against Attacks from He Who Is in the Bong Water”, the track-list of ‘Left Hand Pass’ may be read as a death metal quiz for sorts.

CANNABIS CORPSE immediately hit a nerve with their debut ‘Blunted at Birth’ (2006), while the following full-length ‘Tube of the Resinated’ (2008) and the EP ‘The Weeding’ (2009) demonstrated that the band was a musical match to those that they paid obviously tribute to the likes of CANNIBAL CORPSE, MORBID ANGEL, DEICIDE, and OBITUARY. With ‘Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise’ (2011), the Americans set another benchmark of keeping the old school spirit alive. Before the release of fourth acclaimed album, ‘From Wisdom to Baked’ (2014), the spliff lovers’ complete catalogue was re-issued on Season of Mist.

Now CANNABIS CORPSE are doing once again what they are best at and hammer out a perfect death metal album that combines straight-to-the-point songwriting with technical prowess. Time to fly high again with ‘Left Hand Pass’!

‘Left Hand Pass’, out September 8 via Season of Mist

Pre-order HERE

Track-list

1. The 420th Crusade (4:29)

2. In Dank Purity (2:57)

3. Final Exhalation (2:54)

4. Chronic Breed (4:46)

5. In Battle There Is No Pot (3:26)

6. Grass Obliteration (3:21)

7. Left Hand Pass (3:18)

8. Effigy of the Forgetful (3:32)

9. Papyrus Containing the Spell to Protect Its Possessor Against Attacks from He Who Is in the Bong Water (4:27)

10. The Fiends that Come to Steal the

Weed of the Deceased (3:50)

Total playing-time: 37:00

Style: Death Metal

Line-up

Phil “Landphil” Hall: vocals, bass

Josh “HallHammer” Hall: drums

Ray Suhy: guitar

Cover art: Pär Olofsson

Available formats

CD

Vinyl LP in various colours

Picture Disc

Cassette

About

Jonathon is an aspiring fantasy/sci-fi novelist and music journalist. Thanks to the influence of the music he grew up with, he has always possessed a keen interest in metal and rock. He is also a huge fan of mythology, legend, and folklore from all across the world. You should follow him on Twitter.