Cannibal Corpse guitarist arrested

2018-12-12 by EyeForAnEye | 155 Comments
According to multiple reports, lead guitarist Pat O’Brien of Cannibal Corpse was arrested after a bizarre escapade in the late hours of Monday night in his hometown of Tampa, Florida.

The The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office's full report states that O’Brien allegedly forcefully entered a home and proceeded to shove a female occupant to the ground. When police arrived, O’Brien allegedly charged toward an officer with a knife. O’Brien was apprehended after being incapacitated with a stun gun.

While these events were happening, O’Brien's home was burning roughly a half mile from where he was arrested. According to the responding fire department, combating the blaze was made even more difficult due to the fact that live ammunition and military-style flamethrowers that was stored in the house was exploding.

O’Brien has played lead guitar for Cannibal Corpse since 1997 and has additionally had notable stints in Nevermore. O’Brien is being held on $50,000 bail and release is dependent upon passing a drug test.

Neither Cannibal Corpse or their label Metal Blade has made any comment on the events involving their guitarist. The band was recently announced to be a touring band for Slayer’s final tour alongside Lamb of God and Amon Amarth.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/cannibal-corpse-guitarist-arrested-assaulting-officer-house-fire-767568/

Tagged: Cannibal Corpse

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Ebola
December 11th 2018
3576 Comments


excuse me

Ninjahague
December 11th 2018
1231 Comments


drug bad

J() Alexander
December 11th 2018
6547 Comments


Power move.

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Get Low
December 11th 2018
5088 Comments


metal af

Source
December 11th 2018
10873 Comments


m/

AdolfChrist
December 11th 2018
20931 Comments


Death metal makes you go crazy, kids, dont do it.

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ianblxdsoe
December 11th 2018
1916 Comments


sir this is a mcdonalds drive thru

J() Alexander
December 11th 2018
6547 Comments


m////////////

Nocturtle
December 11th 2018
937 Comments


lol not surprised by this at all

OwMySnauze
December 11th 2018
1936 Comments


Florida you say...? Not surprised

AdolfChrist
December 11th 2018
20931 Comments


Florida + death metal = how has this not happened more

FearThyEvil
December 11th 2018
16795 Comments


what the fuck?

platnum
December 11th 2018
921 Comments


idk what to make of this but it made me laugh

J() Alexander
December 11th 2018
6547 Comments


Florida death metal man burns his home, breaks into a house, shoves a woman and tries to fight the police using a knife

Meridiu5
December 11th 2018
2167 Comments


going out in a blaze of glory and ish

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Source
December 11th 2018
10873 Comments


Was he planning for the apocalypse in his house

Darius the Great
December 11th 2018
20403 Comments


gg pat

AdolfChrist
December 11th 2018
20931 Comments


Cant wait for the CC puns that will inevitably be made.

Eons
December 12th 2018
2223 Comments


O'Brien? Irish name.

Eons
December 12th 2018
2223 Comments


By the way, why did he show up in court wearing an anti-suicide vest?

Faraudo
December 12th 2018
2918 Comments


This is the most death metal thing ever.

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Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
December 12th 2018
15798 Comments


This is so random...

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Sinternet
December 12th 2018
19355 Comments


this makes varg look like a pussy

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CygnusX1
December 12th 2018
525 Comments


Brutal

Storm In A Teacup
December 12th 2018
26554 Comments


well i guess you could say he ate the last of the meat on his career and all that's left is bones.

Storm In A Teacup
December 12th 2018
26554 Comments


however being death metal he's probably just ascending to some kind of Godhood

SteakByrnes
December 12th 2018
14732 Comments


nice

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Nocturtle
December 12th 2018
937 Comments


"O’Brien allegedly charged toward an officer with a knife. O’Brien was apprehended after being incapacitated with a stun gun."

dat white privilege doe

combustion07
December 12th 2018
6495 Comments


WHEN METH REPLACES LIFE

InFlamesWeThrash666
December 12th 2018
8889 Comments


Cannibal cops

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DamnVanne
December 12th 2018
3039 Comments


All I want for Christmas is 49 states and a Bay of Mexico

Nocturtle
December 12th 2018
937 Comments


wot

BigPleb
December 12th 2018
58101 Comments


He looks like a damn junkie in his mugshot.

Worrying stuff.

JeetJeet
December 12th 2018
6464 Comments


Lmaooo this is some true crackhead shit

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Faraudo
December 12th 2018
2918 Comments


The dude had a collection of flamethrowers lol

MeatSalad
December 12th 2018
17428 Comments


Best news I've read all year

naughtcturnal
December 12th 2018
882 Comments


article is almost as insanely entertaining as Mandy

Thalassic
December 12th 2018
2527 Comments


Definitely the most "Floridian death metal move" of the year

krazytom
December 12th 2018
131 Comments


crystal meth is a hell of a drug

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Spec
December 12th 2018
35678 Comments


m/

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
December 12th 2018
8322 Comments


What was he (not) thinking?

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Hawks
December 12th 2018
70615 Comments


crystal meth is a hell of a drug [2]

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Eldar777
December 12th 2018
177 Comments


excuse me what the fuck

Nocturtle
December 12th 2018
937 Comments


"Definitely the most "Floridian death metal move" of the year"

Lol indeed

Tchitcherine
December 12th 2018
199 Comments


Sounds like his meth lab exploded and then he tried to choose another house for a new one

Eldar777
December 12th 2018
177 Comments


article is almost as insanely entertaining as Mandy



LOL

Storm In A Teacup
December 12th 2018
26554 Comments


maybe the lady he shoved blew up his meth lab and he was mad about it lol

BlackwaterPork
December 12th 2018
4390 Comments


Holy shit

Sinternet
December 12th 2018
19355 Comments


pretty sure there's a gta 5 mission about this

NeurOHMancer
December 12th 2018
53 Comments


oh my gosh, imagine if it had been filmed. man, what a nightmare...

TheClansman95
December 12th 2018
1873 Comments


this is... bizarre??? Would like to know the reasons of this behaviour lol

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FrozenVain
December 12th 2018
3025 Comments


"lol not surprised by this at all"

how come?

Nocturtle
December 12th 2018
937 Comments


florida, death metal, white trash do you need more?

TheNotrap
December 12th 2018
10636 Comments


Don't mess with O’Brien

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Dedes
December 12th 2018
6402 Comments


What a fucking power move

AdolfChrist
December 12th 2018
20931 Comments


"this makes varg look like a pussy"

Varg actually murdered someone, this guy didnt kill anyone. Lame.

"By the way, why did he show up in court wearing an anti-suicide vest?"

Doesnt this question answer itself?

Relinquished
December 12th 2018
39853 Comments


tampa's wild hahah

TheClansman95
December 12th 2018
1873 Comments


leave the racial arguments out of the article because they're completely out of place.

Sinternet
December 12th 2018
19355 Comments


Yeah but Varg was just a wacko LARPer this guy was seeking vengeance for his meth lab

Kusangii
December 12th 2018
2285 Comments


Hahah what the hell

BigBlob
December 12th 2018
4818 Comments


satan lives m/

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JayEnder
December 12th 2018
3799 Comments


Metal as fuck.

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Demon of the Fall
December 12th 2018
10387 Comments


'Deranged death metal guitarist prepares for the apocalypse in the name of Satan' - 'they say his mind has been warped by his obsession with evil'.

'Any comments regarding the high quantity of crystal meth found in his system?'

'Look, I don't know anything about that, what we do know is this man was evil, I mean have you heard some of these lyrics'... 'may the lord protect us all'

Kids, don't do death metal.

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BigBlob
December 12th 2018
4818 Comments


hope their next release is a concept album about this whole night

bloc
December 12th 2018
55396 Comments


Fire up the flamethrowers

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WretchedCacophony
December 12th 2018
1354 Comments


Maybe he will find Jesus while he's in prison then leave Cannibal Corpse and then release lame nu metal

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BigBlob
December 12th 2018
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💊+🤘=🔥

bloc
December 12th 2018
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Oh shit how'd you do that

BigBlob
December 12th 2018
4818 Comments


hacked sputnik

Sinternet
December 12th 2018
19355 Comments


im calling jom

bloc
December 12th 2018
55396 Comments


Hacked Sputnik's fuckin head offffff

BallsToTheWall
December 12th 2018
49612 Comments


10 Points to House Florida.

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WatchItExplode
December 12th 2018
6674 Comments


watch out for that flakka Florida man

at least he didn't eat anyone, although it seems like it could have easily ended that way

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bloc
December 12th 2018
55396 Comments


Why do you think he started the fire bro?

Tchitcherine
December 12th 2018
199 Comments


Smoked while cooking in the lab

Realm
December 12th 2018
2500 Comments


He didn’t start the fire

It was always burning since the world was turning


NeurOHMancer
December 12th 2018
53 Comments


big blob, tell us

BigBlob
December 12th 2018
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BigBlob
December 12th 2018
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go to the 'size' section. then copy in emojis from other websites

Tchitcherine
December 12th 2018
199 Comments


BB codes. I just got a childhood flashback. BB code does NOT mean BigBlob code

Essence
December 12th 2018
6274 Comments


what the fuuuuuuuuuuuck

Demon of the Fall
December 12th 2018
10387 Comments


I just feel sorry for all you American DM fans when they make it illegal off the back of the negative publicity & inevitable outrage...

The scene will be pushed underground... the venues will be dirty, sweaty, smelly & lack air conditioning. The music will lack that glossy production we all want, in fact some of it will sound like it was recorded in a cave. Releases will be limited in number & if you're not quick enough increasingly expensive, which in turn will mean shelling out on copy from obscure & dangerous lands such as 'Argentina', or 'Russia'. I could go on but I can already sense the dread & anguish in here, sorry it came to this.

JoeTex
December 12th 2018
739 Comments


🎅🤶

curteeebull
December 12th 2018
31 Comments


Woah. I just took pictures for these guys a few weeks ago too! Metal af.

EyeForAnEye
December 12th 2018
1741 Comments


Fantastic thread

cvlts
December 12th 2018
9550 Comments


Florida Man strikes again

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Lichtbringer
December 12th 2018
50 Comments


Sickening Methamorphosis
Followed Home Then Pushed Over
Staring Through the Eyes of Meth
Running Towards an Officer with a Knife
Unleashing the Meth-Thirsty

oWhoadYo
December 12th 2018
2220 Comments


Just saw them not long ago in Pittsburgh, Nov 28. Great show, one of the best i've been to this year.

This is pretty wild and it really sells the Cannibal Corpse brand well. Dedication

zaruyache
December 12th 2018
20841 Comments


Scavenger Consuming Meth
Code of the Slashers
Evidence in the Basement

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brainmelter
December 12th 2018
6352 Comments


nice

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bloc
December 12th 2018
55396 Comments


When asked to give a statement, Pat simply uttered, "She was asking for it"

AdolfChrist
December 12th 2018
20931 Comments


'Any comments regarding the high quantity of crystal meth found in his system?'

What about the levels of death metal in his system?

Relinquished
December 12th 2018
39853 Comments


“The scene will be pushed underground... the venues will be dirty, sweaty, smelly & lack air conditioning. The music will lack that glossy production we all want, in fact some of it will sound like it was recorded in a cave.”

good!

DarkNoctus
December 12th 2018
10763 Comments


this is unbelievable

i hope he gets the help he needs, there's no way he did this with any sane thoughts going through his head

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Demon of the Fall
December 12th 2018
10387 Comments


@Relinquished: well done on getting the joke (I think), have a biscuit.

Source
December 12th 2018
10873 Comments


Maybe he had on a gopro and was filming footage for a new CC music video

combustion07
December 12th 2018
6495 Comments


Maybe it was flakka? Around here a story like this is immediately meth but could have been a heavy dose of hallucinogens. If my house caught fire and I was tripping balls I'd probably snap too

osmark86
December 12th 2018
8942 Comments


Hot damn I did not see this coming

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Nocturtle
December 12th 2018
937 Comments


Im thinking he was framed by feminists

Eons
December 12th 2018
2223 Comments


He's gone for a long time. He'll be in prison for years. Good riddance as well. I didn't know there was a meth head hillbilly in Cannibal Corpse.

0xME
December 12th 2018
405 Comments


drugs are a hell of a drug

Nocturtle
December 12th 2018
937 Comments


Hopefully they break up as well

Hawks
December 12th 2018
70615 Comments


Ok let’s not get crazy. They can replace this fuck stick.

Tyler.
December 12th 2018
16824 Comments


insane

Darius the Great
December 12th 2018
20403 Comments


in the membrane

Hypochondria
December 12th 2018
117 Comments


Funniest story i've heard in a while
Red before Black? More like Meth before Crack

ThatDude
December 12th 2018
60 Comments


Florida

JoeTex
December 12th 2018
739 Comments


pablo honey, please come to florida

BigLofty
December 12th 2018
134 Comments


MOLLY FOR THE 10
BUT IT'S METH BRUH

BerryGarlicia
December 12th 2018
1643 Comments


big oof

Tchitcherine
December 12th 2018
199 Comments


He turned an empty house into an international headline

artiswar
December 12th 2018
7818 Comments


what the fuck did I just read

Anthracks
December 12th 2018
6272 Comments


sorry what

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Meridiu5
December 12th 2018
2167 Comments


"his private collection of military style flamethrowers"

zaruyache
December 12th 2018
20841 Comments


as if we all don't have our quirky wwi equipment collections

Faraudo
December 12th 2018
2918 Comments


Thread of the year.

christhjian
December 12th 2018
666 Comments


dafuq

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GUNGFUHAMMERFIST
December 12th 2018
496 Comments


"Slayer’s final tour"
m/

butcherboy
December 12th 2018
9464 Comments


i hate it when i leave the house, and then start panicking: "Did I turn my flamethrower off before i left?!!?"

bloc
December 12th 2018
55396 Comments


"Thread of the year."

Nah bruh, you gotta check out Sputnik Factions

Voltimand
December 12th 2018
1014 Comments


Bath salts: not even once.

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DivergentThinking
December 12th 2018
6227 Comments


O'Brien's House O' Blazes

zaruyache
December 12th 2018
20841 Comments


https://www.consequenceofsound.net/2018/12/cannibal-corpse-guitarist-flamethrowers-rapture/

seems like he was definitely on drugs or having a breakdown of some sort; apparently he was rambling about the rapture and people being after him.

Source
December 12th 2018
10873 Comments


Or both

Keyblade
December 12th 2018
27167 Comments


damn who's his plug, he's on that good good

Source
December 12th 2018
10873 Comments


Lol

EyesWideShut
December 12th 2018
4963 Comments


type of dude to do a drive-by with a flamethrower.

butcherboy
December 12th 2018
9464 Comments


Legitimately, a paranoid schizophrenic woman with a street drug habit in my neighbourhood held up a bank with a scalpel last week, and after being arrested and given meds, apparently told the cops “I owe people money and they’re after me, but I’m also not sure those people exist..”

Source
December 12th 2018
10873 Comments


A scalpel eh

butcherboy
December 12th 2018
9464 Comments


Eh..

Source
December 12th 2018
10873 Comments


Surprisingly I'm not canadian

evilford
December 12th 2018
42100 Comments


Lol

butcherboy
December 12th 2018
9464 Comments


I would never assume you were Canadian for using eh.. I assumed you were eighty..

Source
December 12th 2018
10873 Comments


Well I never

ShadowRemains
December 12th 2018
25007 Comments


leave the racial arguments out of the article because they're completely out of place.

ok "theclansman95"

AdolfChrist
December 13th 2018
20931 Comments


Sup

artiswar
December 13th 2018
7818 Comments


I'm sure there's a perfectly reasonable explanation for all this.

Faraudo
December 13th 2018
2918 Comments


Well, it's Florida.

artiswar
December 13th 2018
7818 Comments


I'm just surprised gators weren't somehow involved

cav63
December 13th 2018
7 Comments


m/

joshieboy
December 13th 2018
6550 Comments


Metal af

Faraudo
December 13th 2018
2918 Comments


"I'm just surprised gators weren't somehow involved"

No gators this time around. Instead, we got a collection of flamethrowers, crystal meth (presumably), exploding ammo, a house on fire, mentions of the rapture, stabbing attempts, bomb squads.


Flugmorph
December 13th 2018
20982 Comments


metal af

Flugmorph
December 13th 2018
20982 Comments


nice

WretchedCacophony
December 13th 2018
1354 Comments


insane
https://www.altpress.com/news/cannibal-corpse-pat-obrien-arrest-rapture-flamethrowers/
Sentenced to burn...
Methless
Every Meth Token

Viraemias
December 14th 2018
28 Comments


Es normal

AndManyMore
December 14th 2018
624 Comments


@ShadowRemains fucking thank you, im surprised I had to scroll so far to see someone mention that.

LakeeshaJackson
February 1st 2019
146 Comments


Will Cannibal Corpse disown him? Find out soon

Get Low
May 15th 2019
5088 Comments


I still think about this and laugh sometimes lol

CaptainDooRight
May 15th 2019
3539 Comments


dam


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Get Low
May 15th 2019
5088 Comments


"O’Brien allegedly forcefully entered a home and proceeded to shove a female occupant to the ground."
Oh, the horror! xD

TheClansman95
May 15th 2019
1873 Comments


he's got some mental issues he's being treated for now. Apparently he's doing better, but nobody knows if and when he will tour again

Asdfp277
May 15th 2019
20330 Comments


TheClansman95


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bloc
May 15th 2019
55396 Comments


If that's a crime, then lock me up too

Jacquibim
Staff Reviewer
May 15th 2019
3303 Comments


"According to the responding fire department, combating the blaze was made even more difficult due to the fact that live ammunition and military-style flamethrowers that was stored in the house was exploding."

m/ m/ m/



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