George Fisher (musician)

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George Fisher
George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher of Cannibal Corpse.jpg
George Fisher performing in a concert
Background information
Birth nameGeorge Fisher Jr.
Also known asCorpsegrinder
Born (1970-07-08) July 8, 1970 (age 49)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
  • Musician
  • vocalist
  • songwriter
Years active1986–present
LabelsMetal Blade
Associated acts

George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (born July 8, 1970)[1] is an American death metal vocalist who is the lead singer for the American death metal band Cannibal Corpse, the melodic death metal band Paths of Possession, and the extreme metal supergroup Serpentine Dominion. He recorded two albums with Florida's Monstrosity before leaving and joining Cannibal Corpse in late 1995, replacing vocalist Chris Barnes, who is now the vocalist for Six Feet Under.

Fisher has 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, as well as guest vocals for California deathcore band Suicide Silence on the song "Control" from their fourth album, You Can't Stop Me. Fisher also performed guest vocals on Job for a Cowboy's 2014 album Sun Eater on the song "The Synthetic Sea."

As a death metal vocalist, Fisher employs the "death growl" extended vocal technique. Fisher has also gained much popularity through the size of his neck. He has explained multiple times that the size of his neck is due to a combination of headbanging and lifting weights when he was younger.


Fisher was born in Baltimore, Maryland.[2] He is married and has two daughters. Prior to joining Cannibal Corpse, Fisher worked as a driller's assistant in the Baltimore area.

Personal interests[edit]

Fisher is a fan of Death, Dethklok, Slayer, Morbid Angel, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and Metallica.[3][4][5] He said, "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] He is a fan of the Washington Wizards and the Denver Broncos.[citation needed]


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 Corpsegrinder, headbangs in a windmill fashion, and also lived 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 he revealed his interest in interviews.[8] Corpsegrinder was invited on stage and performed at BlizzCon 2011 with Level 90 Elite Tauren Chieftain. He also attended the Convention as a participant.

Fisher added the phrase "Fuck the Alliance" to the liner notes of the 2006 album Kill,[9] which he noted in a seven-minute interview in 2007.[10] On the closing night of BlizzCon in October 2011, the band Level 90 Elite Tauren Chieftain, made up of Blizzard employees, welcomed Fisher to the stage with a 40-second clip taken from the 2007 interview, which included the phrase "die you emo cocksuckers" with "cocksuckers" bleeped.[11] Under pressure from Warcraft players, the Blizzard President apologized for the video.[12]


Corpsegrinder performing at RockHard Festival 2016.

Cannibal Corpse[edit]


Paths of Possession[edit]

Voodoo Gods[edit]

  • Anticipation for Blood Leveled in Darkness (2014)

Serpentine Dominion[edit]

  • Serpentine Dominion (2016)


Suicide Silence[edit]

Job for a Cowboy[edit]

  • Sun Eater (2014) – guest vocals on track "The Synthetic Sea"



  • Aggressor (2015) - guest vocals on track "Evil by Nature"

Heaven Shall Burn[edit]

  • Wanderer (2016) - guest vocals on track "Prey to God"


  • México Bárbaro (1996) - guest vocals on tracks "México Bárbaro" and "Ceveline"


  1. ^ "Corpsegrinder - Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?". November 15, 2017 – via YouTube.
  2. ^ > Cannibal Corpse – Alex Webster And George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher Archived June 4, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Way Too Loud! (October 23, 2007). Retrieved on September 30, 2011.
  3. ^ Cannibal Corpse Interview with GEORGE "CORPSEGRINDER" FISHER. Metal Rules. Retrieved on September 30, 2011.
  4. ^ CoC : Cannibal Corpse : Interview. Chronicles of Chaos. Retrieved on September 30, 2011.
  5. ^ a b "HM – So and So Says". HM Magazine. 2004. Archived from the original on March 19, 2006. Retrieved September 30, 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ CoC : Cannibal Corpse : Interview. Chronicles of Chaos. Retrieved on September 30, 2011.
  7. ^ cannibal corpse – corpsegrinder talks bout world of warcraft. YouTube (August 17, 2007). Retrieved on September 30, 2011.
  8. ^ Gorge the Corpsegrinder – Wowpedia – Your wiki guide to the World of Warcraft. Wowpedia. Retrieved on September 30, 2011.
  9. ^ "Cannibal Corpse - Trivia - Metal Storm".
  10. ^ "cannibal corpse - corpsegrinder talks bout world of warcraft" – via
  11. ^ "Blizzcon 2011: Level 90 Elite Tauren Chieftain [2/4]". October 28, 2011 – via YouTube.
  12. ^ "Blizzard President Apologizes For BlizzCon Video Insult". Archived from the original on January 17, 2013. Retrieved August 27, 2013.

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