Pat O'Brien (guitarist)

Pat O'Brien (guitarist)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Pat O'Brien

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Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
Birth_name = Pat O'Brien
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Instrument = Guitar
Genre = Death metal
Occupation = Musician
Years_active = 1990-Present
Notable_instruments = BC Rich
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Associated_acts = Cannibal Corpse

Pat O'Brien is the guitarist for the death metal band Cannibal Corpse and live guitarist for black metal band 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 Spawn and Kill.

He also played in Death/thrash metal band Ceremony for a while. He also played guitar for Nevermore from 1994 to 1996.

Pat O'Brien joined Cannibal Corpse in 1997 after recording The Politics of Ecstasy with Nevermore in 1996, replacing Rob Barrett on guitars. He has previously used BC Rich and occasionally Jackson Guitars. Now though, he currently plays Ran Guitars and has a signature model through them. He also uses Mesa Boogie Amplifiers, 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:

In an interview (Source:, 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" [ [ - ] ]


External links

* [ Cannibal Corpse Main Website]

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