Cannibal Corpse drummer: my kid doesn't like my band

Cannibal Corpse drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz says he doesn’t mind that his daughter doesn’t like his band.

The sticksman, who helped found the Florida band in 1988, says he wants the 10-year-old to “be her own person” – even if that means shunning his death metal career.

He tells Phoenix New Times: “I think she is still too young for her to comprehend what is going on. She knows what I do, but you can’t talk to your kid in every stage of their life about everything that is going on with your life.

“When I’m home, it’s completely the opposite of what I do. I’m not home blaring music – it’s all separate. I believe there will come a time when she’s older where she might want to understand.

“My daughter is fully aware of what I do, but she’s not interested in it. In fact, she doesn’t like it and that’s okay. I want her to be her own person. She may get into it or she may not, and that’s fine.”

Cannibal Corpse will reissue their first five albums on vinyl next month.

They’re currently on tour across North America with Obituary, Cryptopsy and Abysmal Dawn. They’ll return to Europe in April in support of their 13th album A Skeletal Domain.

Cannibal Corpse tour dates 2016

Mar 10: San Diego House Of Blues, CA
Mar 11: Mesa Club Red, AZ
Mar 12: Albuquerque Sunshine Theater, NM
Mar 14: San Antonio, TX
Mar 15: Dallas Gas Monkey Live, TX
Mar 16: Houston House Of Blues, TX
Mar 17: Baton Rouge Varsity Theatre, LA
Mar 18: Tallahassee The Side Bar Theatre, FL
Mar 19: Tampa The Ritz Ybor, FL
Mar 20: Fort Lauderdale Revolution Live, FL
Apr 15: Flensburg Roxy, Germany
Apr 16: Copenhagen Vega, Denmark
Apr 17: Oslo Sentralen, Norway
Apr 18: Gothenburg Sticky Fingers, Sweden
Apr 19: Stockholm Klubben, Sweden
Apr 21: Helsinki Nosturi, Finland
Apr 22: Tallinn Tapper, Estonia
Apr 23: Riga Melna Piektdiena, Latvia
Apr 24: Vilnius Loftas, Lithuania
Apr 25: Warsaw Proxima, Poland
Apr 26: Poznan Blue Note, Poland
Apr 27: Prague Meet Factory, Czech Republic
Apr 28: Zagreb Vintage Industrial Bar, Croatia
Apr 29: Ljubljana Kino Siska, Slovenia
Apr 30: Innsbruck Weekender, Austria
May 01: Milan Alcatraz, Italy
May 03: Audincourt Le Molco, France
May 04: Leipzig Hellraiser, Germany
May 05: Rostock Mau, Germany
May 06: Obertraubling Airport Obertraubling, Germany
May 07: Lingen Alter Schlachthof, Germany
May 08: Wiesbaden Schlachthof, Germany
May 10: Aarau Kiff, Switzerland
May 12: Wilmington Musikzentrum, Germany
May 14: Gelsenkirchen Rock Hard Festival, Germany

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