Following the wild story of Pat O'Brien's arrest and subsequent discoveries of his in-home arsenal in Florida, Cannibal Corpse have issued a statement regarding their lead guitarist. On Facebook today (December 20th), the band commented, "As a band and as individuals, we all want nothing but the best for our brother and partner, Pat. While we can offer no further information about the incident, we wanted everyone to know that Pat is getting the help he needs and appreciates the love and support from Cannibal Corpse fans around the world."
Many fans have questioned whether the death-metal stalwarts would go on with their upcoming planned dates on the Slayer farewell tour alongside Amon Amarth and Lamb Of God, and today's statement confirmed that indeed Cannibal Corpse intend to. "For anyone wondering," they announced, "all Cannibal Corpse touring will happen as planned and all shows will be played."
The group is set to kickoff an extended run on February 17th in San Antonio, Texas, that will go through May 25th in Mansfield, Massachusetts. A trio of European dates in France, Germany, and The Netherlands will follow in June. Find a full list of dates here and read below for the full statement.