The Buffalo-based death metal act made a stop in the Motor City to play a nearly sold-out show with support from Obituary and Cryptopsy.

Cannibal Corpse headlined a night of bone grinding metal at the St. Andrews Hall, the iconic Detroit concert venue. The band is on tour across North America now through mid-March, followed by a European tour four weeks later. The lineup, now ten years together, is George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (vocals), Alex Webster (bass), Pat O’Brien (guitar), Rob Barrett (guitar), and Paul Mazurkiewicz (drums).

In support was Florida death metal legend, Obituary. The group formed in October 1984 under the alternate name of Executioner. The current lineup includes founding members, John Tardy (vocals), Donald Tardy (drums), and Trevor Peres (rhythm guitar), plus Terry Butler (bass) and Kenny Andrews (lead guitar).

The Quebecois death metal group, Cryptopsy, kicked off the night. The technical death metal act is offering a unique opportunity to would-be professional musicians to their live shows this year. For the first time, fans may book one-on-one music lessons before each show with a member of Cryptopsy. For more information, visit the band website.

Needless to say, this was an old school death metal fan’s dream tour and, for a Sunday night, the crowd took to the music with the energy of folks who just left work for the week on a Friday ready to rage.

For those who couldn’t be there, our photographer Josh Kahl was on hand to capture the action.

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Josh started shooting live bands on a whim in early 2013. Since then, he has gone on to shoot national and international acts including, Reverend Horton Heat, Slayer, Dead Kennedys, Slightly Stoopid, Primus, Hank Williams, Jr., and Pierce the Veil, as well as numerous local Detroit acts. Josh's work earned him recognition and a spot as a National Rock Review photographer. Josh's main passion in life has always been music, which shows in his work. Josh also shoots roller derby, nature, and urban scenes, in addition to his concert photography.

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