George Fisher (musician)

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George Fisher
George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher of Cannibal Corpse.jpg
Background information
Birth name George Fisher
Also known as Corpsegrinder
Born (1969-07-08) July 8, 1969 (age 46)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Genres Death metal, melodic death metal
Occupation(s) Musician, vocalist, songwriter
Years active 1986–present
Labels Metal Blade
Associated acts Cannibal Corpse, Monstrosity, Paths of Possession, Voodoo Gods, Dethklok, Suicide Silence

George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (born July 8, 1969)[1] is an American extreme metal 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, 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 is from Baltimore, Maryland.[2] He is married and has two daughters.

Personal interests[edit]

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 is also a fan of the US Olympic Women's Curling Team, San Antonio Spurs, Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL 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 George, 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 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.

Fisher added the phrase "Fuck The Alliance" to the liner notes of the 2006 album Kill,[10] which he made note of in a seven minute interview in 2007.[11] 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 the phrase "die you emo cocksuckers" with "cocksuckers" bleeped.[12] Under pressure from the GLAAD, the Blizzard President apologized for the video.[13]


Cannibal Corpse[edit]


Paths of Possession[edit]

Voodoo Gods[edit]

  • Anticipation for Blood Leveled in Darkness (2014)


Suicide Silence[edit]

Job for a Cowboy[edit]

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



  1. ^, George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher at; last accessed February 5, 2008.
  2. ^ > Cannibal Corpse – Alex Webster And George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher. Way Too Loud! (October 23, 2007). Retrieved on September 30, 2011.
  3. ^ Cannibal Corpse Interview with GEORGE "CORPSEGRINDER" FISHER. Retrieved on September 30, 2011.
  4. ^ CoC : Cannibal Corpse : Interview. Retrieved on September 30, 2011.
  5. ^ a b HM – So and So Says. Retrieved on September 30, 2011.
  6. ^ CoC : Cannibal Corpse : Interview. Retrieved on September 30, 2011.
  7. ^ cannibal corpse – corpsegrinder talks bout world of warcraft. YouTube (August 17, 2007). Retrieved on September 30, 2011.
  8. ^ George Corpsegrinder Fisher Talks World of Warcraft. The Review Busters. Retrieved on September 30, 2011.
  9. ^ Gorge the Corpsegrinder – Wowpedia – Your wiki guide to the World of Warcraft. Wowpedia. Retrieved on September 30, 2011.
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  13. ^ "Blizzard President Apologizes For BlizzCon Video Insult". Retrieved August 27, 2013. 

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