- Pat O'Brien (guitarist)
Infobox musical artist
Name = Pat O'Brien
Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
Birth_name = Pat O'Brien
Instrument = Guitar
URL = http://www.cannibalcorpse.net
Pat O'Brien is the
guitaristfor the death metalband Cannibal Corpseand live guitarist for black metalband Trelldom. He currently resides in Florida. He is the writer of some of the more complicated songs, including Hatchet to the Head, Systematic Elimination, Frantic Disembowlment and Blunt Force Castration. He features on the albums Gallery of Suicide, Bloodthirst, Gore Obsessed, Worm Infested, The Wretched Spawnand Kill.
He also played in Death/
thrash metalband Ceremony for a while. He also played guitar for Nevermore from 1994 to 1996.
Pat O'Brien joined
Cannibal Corpsein 1997 after recording The Politics of Ecstasywith Nevermorein 1996, replacing Rob Barrett on guitars. He has previously used BC Richand occasionally Jackson Guitars. Now though, he currently plays Ran Guitars and has a signature model through them. He also uses Mesa BoogieAmplifiers, Crate Amplifiers, and EMG Pickups.
He is also an avid fan of guns and hunting. In an interview he said that he also enjoys "lifting weights, drink beer and play(ing) guitar." (Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSQedB8y3dc)
In an interview (Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSQedB8y3dc), Pat stated that he likes playing death metal because it's "the most brutal kind of music there is to play," "a slap in the face to queer music," "the best kind of music there is." Also he said that in terms of guitar playing, it's "very challenging," "you make it as difficult as you want," and "it's pretty much just open territory." And he commented also that he play's Flying V's because "they're about as metal as you can get for a guitar."
"Movies: any movie that involves people killing or people getting killed.....
Television: Military Channel, Outdoor Channel, combat, cold case files, forensic files,snapped, american justice, or any other tv show that involves people killing or people getting killed....
Books: Gun Guides, Military Books,true crime,survival, or any book that involves people killing or people getting killed....
Heroes: Tony Iommi (Of Black Sabbath & Heaven and Hell)
Height: 6' 1"
Zodiac Sign: Taurus" [ [http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=27267652 MySpace.com - www.myspace.com/27267652 ] ]
* [http://www.cannibalcorpse.net/ Cannibal Corpse Main Website]
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