Cannibal Corpse – Skyway Theater – Minneapolis MN – March 2nd 2022

The Skyway Theatre Presents: Cannibal Corpse, Whitechapel, Revocation, and Shadow of Intent

Review and photo by Jake Hageman

This SOLD OUT show at “The Lyric” in The Skyway Theatre was absolutely insane. I’ve been to quite a bit of death metal shows, and this one is definitely up there on the list for me. Starting the night off, Shadow of Intent brought a ton of energy to the stage. This progressive deathcore band based out of Connecticut was formed back in 2014. According to, “The band was recruited by JJ Cassiere of the booking agency 33 and West. He started putting the band on national tours with metal acts such as The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Carnifex, Oceano, and Flesh god Apocalypse.” Being a drummer myself, I always like taking a look at who’s behind the kit. One of the things I noticed about these guys is how their drummer (Bryce Butler) is always smiling while playing. I can definitely tell he’s having a good time back there. I had a chance to talk drum stuff with him for a bit after his set, and he was super nice and outgoing! Next time these guys are in town, I’d love to see them again.

The next band on the list was Revocation. I’ve never heard of these guys before, but I was pleasantly surprised by their music. After looking into them more after the show, I found out they’re from Boston, Massachusetts and was founded in 2000. They have the same extreme metal sound as the other bands, but I liked how much they moved around on the stage.

The band I was most excited to see was Whitechapel. I’ve been listening to these guys for a few years, but I haven’t gotten the chance to see them live. Whitechapel is based out of Knoxville, Tennessee, and they got their name from the London neighborhood where Jack The Ripper disposed most of his victims. They were formed in 2006 and has since put out 9 albums with “Kin” being their newest (2021). As the lights slowly dimmed before their set, the energy in the room skyrocketed through the roof. Phil Bozeman, front-man of the band, screamed his powerful lyrics while the crowd went absolutely crazy. It was such an amazing experience being able to experience this all up close.

Whitechapel Setlist

1.)   Brimstone

2.)   Forgiveness Is Weakness

3.)   Black Bear

4.)   A Bloodsoaked Symphony

5.)   The Ones That Made Us

6.)   Our Endless War

7.)   Lost Boy

8.)   Prostatic Fluid Asphyxiation

9.)   This is Exile

    10.) Let Me Burn

    11.) The Saw Is the Law

            The main and final act of the night was the all-mighty Cannibal Corpse. Thumping blast beats from drums, fast electric guitars, low rumbling bass, and crazy guttural screams from George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher only to be described as coming from the dark pits of hell. This set was probably the craziest death metal show I’ve seen to date. Even though I don’t listen to a ton of Cannibal Corpse myself, they were still on my bucket list to see live. For those of you that don’t know much about Cannibal Corpse, they were formed in 1988 from Buffalo, New York, but they are now based out of Tampa, Florida. One thing I do like about these guys is their goofiness. If you haven’t seen Metal Injection’s videos on Corpsegrinder with his love for Target and claw machines already, I highly suggest you watch them. You’ll know right away what kind of personality he has. 2 audience members even gave him a Target gift card and some Legos while he was on stage! “Brutal” is the only term that could explain this show.

Cannibal Corpse Setlist

1.)   The Time To Kill Is Now

2.)   Scourge Of Iron

3.)   Inhumane Harvest

4.)   Code Of The Slashers

5.)   Fucked With A Knife

6.)   The Wretched Spawn

7.)   Gutted

8.)   Kill Or Become

9.)   I Cum Blood

     10.) Evisceration Plague

     11.) Death Walking Terror

     12.) Necrogenic Resurrection

     13.) Condemnation Contagion

     14.) Unleashing the Bloodthirsty

     15.) Devoured By Vermin

     16.) A Skull Full Of Maggots

     17.) Stripped, Raped, and Strangled

     18.) Hammer Smashed Face