Cannibal Corpse - Trivia
George Fisher is a huge fan of the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Cowboys.
Blizzard Entertainment implemented a non-player character named "Gorge the Corpsegrinder" into World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King after George Fisher's interest in the game was revealed in interviews.
George 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.
George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher is an active player of the MMORPG World of Warcraft, claiming that aside from his family it is probably his strongest passion. In the liner notes of the booklet for Cannibal Corpse's 2006 album 'Kill' he goes so far as to write "Fuck The Alliance!" - referencing the rival clan to his Horde character in the game.
Despite popular belief, Cannibal Corpse NEVER did a cover of Sepultura's "Roots Bloody Roots". Someone started this misunderstanding when he uploaded an mp3 of some unknown band playing "Roots Bloody Roots" on filesharing networks and mislabeled it as being a Cannibal Corpse cover. This means the song you downloaded is not from Cannibal Corpse.
Also, Cannibal Corpse NEVER did a "duet" with Tori Amos on "Stripped, Raped, and Strangled". This is another case of rumors started by filesharing. The "Stripped, Raped, and Strangled" Tori Amos mix is a joke that someone uploaded to filesharing networks after overdubbing Cannibal Corpse's song with anti-rape comments made by Tori Amos.
Cannibal Corpse is believed to be Jim Carrey's favorite band. He even insisted that Cannibal Corpse make a cameo appearance in the 1994 movie "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective", which they did. As mentioned in the band's Centuries of Torment DVD, Jim Carrey is also a fan of the bands AC/DC, Deicide, Napalm Death, and Pantera.
In May 1995, then-United States Senator Bob Dole mentioned the band by name and accused them of violating human decency.
In the 2003 film School of Rock, a large Cannibal Corpse sticker is visible in Dewey Finn's sleeping area.
Additionally, comedian Andrew Hansen of ABC's Chaser's War on Everything made a lounge jazz arrangement of Cannibal Corpse's song "Rancid Amputation" after the Australian government banned the band's touring of the country.
The song "Hammer Smashed Face" was written by Alex Webster and Paul Mazurkiewicz, after one of their countless fights with their vocalist, Chris Barnes.
Cannibal Corpse are the top selling death metal band in history (according to the records of Soundscan, that is). They are the first death metal group to have platinum status in the world.
Because of various complaints from teachers and parents who claimed Cannibal Corpse would be dangerous to children, the band were not allowed to play any song from the first three albums live in Germany until 2007.