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Name  Rob Barrett

Years active  1990-Present
Instruments  Guitar, vocals
Genres  Death metal, Thrash metal
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Born  29 January 1969 (age 46) (1969-01-29)
Associated acts  Cannibal Corpse, Solstice, Malevolent Creation, HatePlow, Dark Deception
Music groups  Cannibal Corpse, Malevolent Creation, Solstice (1990 – 1993), Hate Plow
Similar People  Pat O'Brien, Paul Mazurkiewicz, Alex Webster, George Fisher, Jack Owen

Occupation(s)  Musician, songwriter

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Rob Barrett III (born January 29, 1969) is the rhythm guitarist for the death metal band Cannibal Corpse. He played with the band from 1993 to 1997 and rejoined in 2005. He has cited Gary Moore, Malcolm Young, Randy Rhoads, Eddie Van Halen, Tony Iommi and Steve Vai, among others, as his influences. He currently resides in Tampa, Florida.


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Barrett was born in Buffalo, New York. He started his professional career in 1990 when he formed the band Solstice with drummer Alex Marquez and guitar player Dennis Muñoz. The band recorded a demo in 1991 produced by Jim Morris and signed a record deal with the German label SPV/Steamhammer. In 1992 they released their debut album entitled Solstice. That same year, Barrett and Marquez decided to join Malevolent Creation, putting Solstice on hiatus. They took part on the recording of Retribution and toured with the band.

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In 1993 Barrett was contacted by Alex Webster and asked to join Cannibal Corpse, shortly after the recording of Tomb of the Mutilated, as a fill-in for Bob Rusay. He stayed with the band for the subsequent tours and eventually became a permanent member. He recorded the 1994 album The Bleeding and the 1996 album Vile. He also made a brief cameo appearance with the band in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective starring Jim Carrey. In 1997 Barrett left Cannibal Corpse after an argument over musical differences between him and the other band members. While he was replaced by Pat O'Brien, Barrett rejoined Malevolent Creation in 1998 and stayed with the band for 6 years. In 2005 Barrett expressed to the members of Cannibal Corpse his desire to come back to the band and after careful consideration Barrett was finally welcomed back, replacing Jack Owen. Since then he has been featured on the albums Kill, Evisceration Plague, Torture and A Skeletal Domain.


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In 1994 Barrett formed the death metal band HatePlow with guitarist Phil Fasciana and late drummer "Crazy" Larry Hawke, both members of Malevolent Creation. Although HatePlow was intended initially as mere a fun side-project, the trio recorded a four-song demo that enjoyed a wide spread throughout the underground trading circuit. After his departure from Cannibal Corpse Barrett extended his commitment to HatePlow and participated in the recording of the albums Everybody Dies and The Only Law Is Survival which came out in 1998 and 2000 respectively. In 2004 he left HatePlow.

Collaborations and side-projects

Since the 2000s Barrett has made a few guest appearances, providing extra guitar playing for bands such as Eulogy, Hollenthon, Infernäl Mäjesty, Pro-Pain and Unearthed. In 2005 Barrett joined in on the recording of the Roadrunner United album The All-Star Sessions where he played guitar on the tracks Annihilation by the Hands of God and Constitution Down.


Barrett is currently endorsed by Dean Guitars and uses their custom guitars, mainly Cadillac's but also V's and ML's. All of his guitars are equipped with an EMG set and are tuned to Bb and Ab standard. Around 2007 Dean Guitars produced a signature model in limited numbers called the Cadi-Kill. In the past Barrett used to play on a Gibson Les Paul, a Jackson Dinky and a Charvel 750 XL.


Like O'Brien, Barrett uses Mesa Boogie amplifiers, such as the Dual Rectifier, the Triple Rectifier and, more recently, Mark V. For cabinets, he uses Crate and Mesa Boogie 4 x 12", which are loaded with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers. Before settling for Mesa Boogie, Barrett used Crate and Marshall amplifiers.

Effects and accessories

Barrett runs a few pedals, namely a Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor, MT-2 Metal Zone, TU-2 Chromatic Tuner and a Maxon ST-9 pro+ Super tube. The units are connected with Monster cables.



  • 1991 - Demo (Demo)
  • 1992 - Solstice
  • Malevolent Creation

  • 1992 - Retribution
  • 1998 - The Fine Art of Murder
  • 2000 - Envenomed
  • 2002 - The Will to Kill
  • 2004 - Warkult
  • Cannibal Corpse

  • 1994 - The Bleeding
  • 1996 - Vile
  • 2006 - Kill
  • 2009 - Evisceration Plague
  • 2012 - Torture
  • 2014 - A Skeletal Domain
  • Eulogy

  • 2010 - Burden of Certainty (Demo)
  • HatePlow

  • 1996 - Demo (Demo)
  • 1998 - Everybody Dies
  • 2000 - The Only Law Is Survival
  • Guest session


  • 2001 - With Vilest of Worms to Dwell
  • Infernäl Mäjesty

  • 2007 - Demon God (EP)
  • Pro-Pain

  • 2008 - No End in Sight
  • Roadrunner United

  • 2005 - The All-Star Sessions
  • Unearthed

  • 2007 - Imposition of Faith
  • References

    Rob Barrett Wikipedia