George Fisher (musician)

George Fisher (musician)
George Fisher
Background information
Birth name George Fisher
Also known as "Corpsegrinder" = "Graverape"
Born 8 July 1969 (1969-07-08) (age 42)
Genres Death metal, melodic death metal
Occupations Musician
Years active 1986–present.
Labels Metal Blade
Associated acts Cannibal Corpse, Monstrosity, Paths of Possession
Website www.cannibalcorpse.net

George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (born July 8, 1969)[1] is the vocalist for the American death metal band Cannibal Corpse and the lesser-known melodic death metal band Paths of Possession. He previously recorded two albums with Florida's Monstrosity before leaving and joining Cannibal Corpse in late 1995, replacing former vocalist, Chris Barnes, who is now the vocalist for Six Feet Under. He also provided guest vocals for New York technical death metal band Suffocation on the songs Reincremation and Mass Obliteration from their debut album, Effigy of the Forgotten.

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Biography

Fisher hails from Baltimore, Maryland.[2]

Personal interests

Fisher is a fan of Death, Dethklok, Slayer, Morbid Angel, Iron Maiden and Metallica.[3][4][5] "I am a fan of live records. 'Unleashed in the East' by Judas Priest is probably one of the all-time greatest live records ever put out. I also like the Sodom live disc they put out a while ago, and of course Iron Maiden's classic Live After Death. I also think the live Deicide disc (When Satan Lives) is great too. Glen Benton's vocals are so powerful."[6] "I listen to a lot of straight edge stuff, you know, from the eighties."[5] He is also an avid player of World of Warcraft,[7] in which he admitted having four accounts.[8] He's also a huge fan of the San Antonio Spurs and the Denver Broncos.

Appearances

Fisher does occasional guest appearances in the animated series Metalocalypse where he voices the Metal Masked Assassin. He was also the inspiration for the character Nathan Explosion, the lead vocalist for Dethklok. Nathan shares a similar physical appearance to George, headbangs in a windmill fashion, and was also born in Florida, although Fisher was born in Baltimore and moved to Florida later in life.

Blizzard Entertainment implemented a non-player character named "Gorge the Corpsegrinder" into World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King after his interest in the game was revealed in interviews.[9] George was invited on stage and performed at Blizzcon 2011 with Level 90 Elite Tauren Chieftain. He was also seen attending the Convention as a participant.

2011 Blizzcon Controversy

At the Blizzcon event in October 2011, Blizzard's and the band's 'LVL 90 ETC's decision to feature George Fisher's censored video expressing his dislike of the Alliance (a faction in WoW) as a lead-in to the LVL90 ETC and Fisher's joint musical performance caused an outcry. Spurred on by GLAAD, gaygamer.net published an article questioning the company's and band's tolerance of the views expressed in the uncensored version of the video, which included a number of homophobic remarks, one anti-'emo' remark, and a desire for the alliance to 'die'.[10] The story quickly gained traction, and was subsequently addressed by the band[11] and the company[12] with two open apology letters.

Discography

Cannibal Corpse

Monstrosity

Paths of Possession

References

  1. ^ Metalstorm.ee, George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher at Metalstorm.ee; last accessed February 5, 2008.
  2. ^ > Cannibal Corpse – Alex Webster And George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher. Way Too Loud! (2007-10-23). Retrieved on 2011-09-30.
  3. ^ Cannibal Corpse Interview with GEORGE "CORPSEGRINDER" FISHER. Metal-Rules.com. Retrieved on 2011-09-30.
  4. ^ CoC : Cannibal Corpse : Interview. Chroniclesofchaos.com. Retrieved on 2011-09-30.
  5. ^ a b HM – So and So Says. Hmmagazine.com. Retrieved on 2011-09-30.
  6. ^ CoC : Cannibal Corpse : Interview. Chroniclesofchaos.com. Retrieved on 2011-09-30.
  7. ^ cannibal corpse – corpsegrinder talks bout world of warcraft. YouTube (2007-08-17). Retrieved on 2011-09-30.
  8. ^ George Corpsegrinder Fisher Talks World of Warcraft. The Review Busters. Retrieved on 2011-09-30.
  9. ^ Gorge the Corpsegrinder – Wowpedia – Your wiki guide to the World of Warcraft. Wowpedia. Retrieved on 2011-09-30.
  10. ^ http://gaygamer.net/2011/10/antigay_speech_at_blizzcon_201.html
  11. ^ http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3424906852?page=1
  12. ^ http://gaygamer.net/2011/10/blizzard_president_apologizes.html

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