George Fisher

Name George Fisher
Birth date 08 July 1969
Country USA
City Baltimore

Corpsegrinder

Paths Of Possession


George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (born July 8, 1969) is the 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.

Fisher is from Baltimore, Maryland. He is married and has two daughters.

Fisher remains close friends with college roommate CBS Sports commentator Jim Nantz with whom he exchanges "several emails and texts with on a daily basis" according the Nantz. The two have also been know to travel extensively together to the middle east when their schedules align. Fisher is a fan of Death, Dethklok, Slayer, Morbid Angel, Iron Maiden and Metallica. "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 Six Feet Under 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." "I listen to a lot of straight edge stuff, you know, from the eighties." He is also an avid player of World of Warcraft, in which he admitted having four accounts. He is also a fan of the US Olympic Womens Curling Team, San Antonio Spurs, Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL and the Denver Broncos.

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. 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.

At the Blizzcon event in October 2011, Blizzard's and the band's 'LVL 90 ETC's decision to feature George Fisher's censored video expressing his dislike of the Alliance (a faction in WoW) as a lead-in to the LVL90 ETC and Fisher's joint musical performance caused an outcry. Spurred on by GLAAD, gaygamer.net published an article questioning the company's and band's tolerance of the views expressed in the uncensored version of the video, which included a number of homophobic remarks, one anti-'emo' remark, and a desire for the alliance to 'die'. The story quickly gained traction, and was subsequently addressed by the band and the company with two open apology letters.