CHRIS BARNES Begins Recording Vocals For SIX FEET UNDER’s Next Studio Album: ‘Some Of The Most Intense Songs We’ve Done’

According to SIX FEET UNDER singer Chris Barnes, he has just begun recording the vocal parts for the band’s next studio album.

On Monday (September 11),Barnes took to his social media to write: “Probably won’t be able to sleep tonight .. I start recording vocals for the New SIX FEET UNDER Album tomorrow!!! Some of the most intense songs we’ve done. Super excited for this one!”

In late August, Chris said that Jeff Hughell had finished recording the bass parts for the new SIX FEET UNDER LP. Jeff “did an AMAZING job on these new Songs!” Chris wrote. “Can’t wait for you to all hear this Album .. it’s a Ripper!!!”

A month earlier, Chris said that drummer Marco Pitruzzella was done recording his parts for SIX FEET UNDER‘s next studio album. He also added that guitarist Jack Owen would be tracking rhythm guitar “in a couple weeks.”

Barnes added: “Things are coming together awesome! Some real killer songs on this album. It will definitely satisfy all our SFU Fans appetite. #pureDEATHMETAL'”

Chris previously said the material for the next SIX FEET UNDER LP was shaping up to be “incredibly fucking heavy.”

SIX FEET UNDER‘s 17th full-length album, “Nightmares Of The Decomposed”, was released in October 2020 via Metal Blade Records.

Comprised of 12 tracks, “Nightmares Of The Decomposed” was tracked at various studios, including Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, which over the years has played host to the likes of AC/DC, BLACK SABBATH and AEROSMITH, among others. It was produced, engineered and mixed by Chris Carroll, while the album’s mastering was handled by Chaz Najjar at Badlands Recording in Denver, Colorado. The finished product came packaged in artwork by Luke Hunter.

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Barnes exited CANNIBAL CORPSE in 1995, one year after the release of the band’s “The Bleeding” album. Six years ago, he told “The Chainsaw Symphony” radio program about his departure: “I just didn’t like being around them, because I was being ridiculed, and I just didn’t feel comfortable being in the same room with people that weren’t very nice to me personally. And I was part of that too, so we had all of our own type of differences, personally, and I don’t think it was gonna be able to be worked out. You know, mutual respect goes a far way when it comes to being in close quarters with people.”

Owen left CANNIBAL CORPSE in 2004, explaining in a statement that his “heart just wasn’t in it anymore, and it was reflected in my appearance on stage. Times change, and I just don’t enjoy the music as much as I used to, and the only thing keeping me in the band was steady work, and the pay,” he said. “These things makes it unfair to myself, my band members, and especially the fans.”

After Barnes left CANNIBAL CORPSE to form SIX FEET UNDER, he was replaced in the former band by George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher.

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