Erik Rutan is the guitarist and lead vocalist of Hate Eternal, lead guitarist for Cannibal Corpse and a renowned producer.
ON THIS EPISODE:
2:47 – Beginnings of Erik’s musical journey – Ripping Corpse to Morbid Angel
19:45 – Why Morbid Angel chose Erik – balancing work, life, and sanity
32:05 – Cannibal Corpse – from producing to filling in to band member
45:12 – Mission accomplished – fulfilling the dream of owning an SSL
54:46 – The importance of techniques, gear, and texturing in recording
1:15:34 – Does great art require struggle?
1:25:41 – The birth of Hate Eternal and Mana Recording
1:35:00 – Communication and keeping good relationships is essential
1:42:36 – Not being risk-averse, integrity, and respect
1:53:46 – Having Paul use a click when recording Cannibal Corpse
1:57:48 – Creating dense mixes, using atmosphere, and keys to production
2:08:35 – How newer technology impacts Erik’s work
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