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Alex Webster’s SWR Cannibal Corpse 2009 Tour Diary

Alex Webster Tour DiaryAlright metal fans, for the inside scoop of Cannibal Corpse be sure to check out the tour blog being kepy by bassist Alex Webster.

Webster is using an “appropriately seismic SWR rig” for the summer tour and the diary can be found on SWRSound.com.

Here is his latest entry from the Rockstar Mayhem Fest:

We’re about halfway through the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest, and so far everything has been awesome. The crowds at the shows have continued to be killer with more huge pits day after day.

Since this is an open-air festival tour, we’ve dealt with all sorts of different weather—including 116° heat in Phoenix (reduced slightly late in the day by the shade created from a small dust storm); an impressive display of lightning in Albuquerque, which thankfully stayed miles away from the festival site; a “dust pit” in Denver that left us, the audience and our gear covered with a layer of dirt by the end of the show; wet and (relatively) cool conditions in the Midwest; and all the sweat-inducing heat and humidity you’d expect from the Southeast at the Atlanta show.

One of our favorite things we do on this tour is a daily signing at the Hot Topic tent. This starts at 3 p.m. and usually lasts about an hour. We’ve been having a great time meeting our fans at these signings—it’s a perfect way to get fired up for the upcoming performance.

After our shows we’ve started getting in the routine of having dinner and then watching some of the main stage bands. This is an amazing tour to be on, not only as a musician, but also as a fan.

OK, that’s all for now. We’re home in Buffalo right now (chicken wings!!!) enjoying our first day off in ten days. See you all when the Mayhem resumes!

-Alex

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