Cannibal Corpse - Pat O'Brien Released From Jail, Band Issues Statement (Update)


It's been a few days since Cannibal Corpse's guitarist Pat O'Brien was arrested for burglary and assault and the band has finally released a statement on the matter, now that he's been released on bail. According to them, Pat "is getting the help he needs" and all their shows will happen as planned.

Cannibal Corpse posted via Facebook: "As a band and as individuals, we all want nothing but the best for our brother and partner, Pat. While we can offer no further information about the incident, we wanted everyone to know that Pat is getting the help he needs and appreciates the love and support from Cannibal Corpse fans around the world. Pat is currently with family and friends and looks forward to a healthy return at some point. For anyone wondering, all Cannibal Corpse touring will happen as planned and all shows will be played."



Original news, published on 18.12.2018: After Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O'Brien was arrested for burglary and assault on the same night his house burned down, the veteran death metal musician has now been released from jail on Friday night (December 14th) after posting $50,000 bond. The band has yet to make a statement so far.

However, a few days after the arrest, Cannibal Corpse drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz's wife Deana started a crowdfunding campaign for O'Brien, stating, "Pat is a standup guy, true to his friends, family and his band. Also Pat does not have insurance, and lost everything that he owns."

Details of his charges: "On 12/10/18 at approximately 6:57 p.m., Patrick O'Brien entered 4732 Windflower Cr, to which he did not have permission from the owner/victim, nor did he know any residents at the above listed address. The residents ordered the defendant to exit the home immediately, at which point Patrick O'Brien pushed one of the residents to the ground against her will and fled into the backyard. When a deputy arrived, Patrick O'Brien would not obey his lawful commands and ran towards the deputy with a knife in his right hand. O'Brien was contained using a taser and was taken into custody. He is charged with Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer with Deadly Weapon and Burglary Occupied Dwelling with Assault or Battery. The investigation is ongoing."

O'Brien appeared before a judge last Tuesday in an anti-suicide vest and shackles, where he was ordered held on bond pending a drug test. He could be facing further charges. As has been reported, one reason that the fire did as much damage is that firefighters had to reckon with an arsenal of explosive ammunition and military-grade flamethrowers within the guitarist's home.

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Cannibal Corpse
 
Posted: 21.12.2018 by BloodTears


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18.12.2018 - 15:57
Daniell
_爱情_
Bond? Bail?
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18.12.2018 - 17:02
SatanicBlood
Bond, Bail Bond
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18.12.2018 - 17:48
Batlord666
So, he is a guitarist in arguably the biggest death metal band in the world, and doesn't have home insurance? And they want a crowdfunding campaign for the guy who broke into his neighbor's house, assaulted them, and RAN AT A COP WITH A KNIFE? No fucking way.
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18.12.2018 - 17:54
Big-Al
Written by SatanicBlood on 18.12.2018 at 17:02

Bond, Bail Bond
funny fella

Otherwise, the whole story is really sad. I hope things work out alright for Pat. At least the Police didn't shoot him

:'(
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18.12.2018 - 19:17
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Unfortunately the anti suicide vest and how he acted suggests to me there is real damage here. I really hope he turns out alright after all.
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19.12.2018 - 07:45
ScottyM
Written by Batlord666 on 18.12.2018 at 17:48

So, he is a guitarist in arguably the biggest death metal band in the world, and doesn't have home insurance? And they want a crowdfunding campaign for the guy who broke into his neighbor's house, assaulted them, and RAN AT A COP WITH A KNIFE? No fucking way.


The crowd funding page isn't loading, but I am very curious to see how they can possibly spin this in a way that makes him look like anything other than an unhinged felon. I don't see him gaining much sympathy from people after breaking and entering (nor should he), assaulting, and attempting to shiskabob a cop. The victims of the break in stand a much better chance at support from random internet strangers than O'Brien.
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19.12.2018 - 12:37
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by ScottyM on 19.12.2018 at 07:45

Written by Batlord666 on 18.12.2018 at 17:48

So, he is a guitarist in arguably the biggest death metal band in the world, and doesn't have home insurance? And they want a crowdfunding campaign for the guy who broke into his neighbor's house, assaulted them, and RAN AT A COP WITH A KNIFE? No fucking way.


The crowd funding page isn't loading, but I am very curious to see how they can possibly spin this in a way that makes him look like anything other than an unhinged felon. I don't see him gaining much sympathy from people after breaking and entering (nor should he), assaulting, and attempting to shiskabob a cop. The victims of the break in stand a much better chance at support from random internet strangers than O'Brien.


I don't know. The goal is 60.000 and they have reached 20.000 already. Since the bond was 50.000, I assume there's where the money is going.
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20.12.2018 - 01:13
MyNameJeff
LMAO 20.000? I really like this band as well but ANYONE who donates money to help someone who put the life of his neighbors and family in danger + attacked a cop with a knife is an ABSOLUTE GODDAMN MORON. There's really no logical excuse here!
These metal fans should be raising money for the psychological support of his neighbors and the cop who might get PTSD from seing some crazy dude running at him with a knife, so everybody can see that the metal community isn't necessarily violent. The neighbors and the cop are the actual victims here!!!
Pat can pay his own fucking bail.
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20.12.2018 - 09:27
ScottyM
Written by BloodTears on 19.12.2018 at 12:37

I don't know. The goal is 60.000 and they have reached 20.000 already. Since the bond was 50.000, I assume there's where the money is going.


Holy shit. Finally got the page to load (didn't like uBlock). No wonder they're able to raise money. There's not a single mention of his felonious allegations listed in the description past some vague request to not cast judgement with no context added. With a goal set at $10k higher than his bail, it's kinda hard not to see it as bail money. $60k is far cry from what it would cost to recoup from a house fire. I'd wager O'Brien's house in Tampa was valued at least 3-4x the amount being asked for in the crowd-funding, or is at least an outrageous amount that would dissuade O'Brien from wanting to pay for homeowner's insurance (in Florida of all places, one well placed hurricane and he'd be done for).

Seriously, don't give this man a dime. Everything about this reeks of scam/irresponsibility/deceit.
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21.12.2018 - 14:17
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Batlord666 on 18.12.2018 at 17:48

So, he is a guitarist in arguably the biggest death metal band in the world, and doesn't have home insurance? And they want a crowdfunding campaign for the guy who broke into his neighbor's house, assaulted them, and RAN AT A COP WITH A KNIFE? No fucking way.

Could be worse, he could've fucked the cop with a knife
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21.12.2018 - 14:32
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Written by ScottyM on 20.12.2018 at 09:27

Holy shit. Finally got the page to load (didn't like uBlock). No wonder they're able to raise money. There's not a single mention of his felonious allegations listed in the description past some vague request to not cast judgement with no context added. With a goal set at $10k higher than his bail, it's kinda hard not to see it as bail money. $60k is far cry from what it would cost to recoup from a house fire. I'd wager O'Brien's house in Tampa was valued at least 3-4x the amount being asked for in the crowd-funding, or is at least an outrageous amount that would dissuade O'Brien from wanting to pay for homeowner's insurance (in Florida of all places, one well placed hurricane and he'd be done for).

Seriously, don't give this man a dime. Everything about this reeks of scam/irresponsibility/deceit.


Written by MyNameJeff on 20.12.2018 at 01:13

LMAO 20.000? I really like this band as well but ANYONE who donates money to help someone who put the life of his neighbors and family in danger + attacked a cop with a knife is an ABSOLUTE GODDAMN MORON. There's really no logical excuse here!
These metal fans should be raising money for the psychological support of his neighbors and the cop who might get PTSD from seing some crazy dude running at him with a knife, so everybody can see that the metal community isn't necessarily violent. The neighbors and the cop are the actual victims here!!!
Pat can pay his own fucking bail.



Wow these are some quick judgements here... You actually don't know anything about the man on that night except what's written down in the police report yet you cast your stones as if he had been out on a rampage with proven malicious intent. Doesn't the anti-suicide vest ring "mental breakdown" to you maybe? Losing everything you own might cause you lose your sh!t, especially when you have no insurance? Just how ignorant you have to be to say things like these.
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21.12.2018 - 18:16
nikarg
Old Nick
Written by Apothecary on 21.12.2018 at 14:17

Written by Batlord666 on 18.12.2018 at 17:48

So, he is a guitarist in arguably the biggest death metal band in the world, and doesn't have home insurance? And they want a crowdfunding campaign for the guy who broke into his neighbor's house, assaulted them, and RAN AT A COP WITH A KNIFE? No fucking way.

Could be worse, he could've fucked the cop with a knife

LMAO
This is MS comment of the year award-worthy material.
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21.12.2018 - 18:55
Teravolt_Danny
The reactions of fans to stories like this and the one with that jerkoff from As I Lay Dying (dude who tried to have his wife murdered) always make me realize how weird/confused/detached-from-reality so many metalheads are. it's no wonder I can't relate on a personal level to 90% of other people who enjoy the same music I do.

These musicians commit violent acts against complete strangers, lie, scam, manipulate, etc. and all you see on Facebook and youtube are "dOn'T jUdGe OtHeRs UnLeSs YoUr'Re PeRfEcT."
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21.12.2018 - 19:36
IBlackened
I'm really curious to see how he explains this mess.
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21.12.2018 - 22:39
Tuonelan
Written by qlacs on 21.12.2018 at 14:32

Wow these are some quick judgements here... You actually don't know anything about the man on that night except what's written down in the police report yet you cast your stones as if he had been out on a rampage with proven malicious intent. Doesn't the anti-suicide vest ring "mental breakdown" to you maybe? Losing everything you own might cause you lose your sh!t, especially when you have no insurance? Just how ignorant you have to be to say things like these.


According to the local media reports, he was shouting about the rapture and aliens, not distraught about losing his home. He was also stockpiling ammo and kept 50 shotguns in the home he was renting. That sounds more like ongoing mental illness and a psychotic break than it does a sudden response to a tragic loss.

If so, I hope he gets treatment. And given his lack of insurance, I'd guess that he won't get it unless the courts order it and pay for it.
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21.12.2018 - 23:05
Daniell
_爱情_
Written by SatanicBlood on 18.12.2018 at 17:02

Bond, Bail Bond

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21.12.2018 - 23:07
Daniell
_爱情_
Written by Apothecary on 21.12.2018 at 14:17

Could be worse, he could've fucked the cop with a knife

And then smash his face with a hammer.
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21.12.2018 - 23:50
Maco
Carnivore
Written by Daniell on 21.12.2018 at 23:07

Written by Apothecary on 21.12.2018 at 14:17

Could be worse, he could've fucked the cop with a knife

And then smash his face with a hammer.

And then burying him in the backyard
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The bitter water at Tara where
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22.12.2018 - 01:07
Vombatus
Potorro
Written by Maco on 21.12.2018 at 23:50

Written by Daniell on 21.12.2018 at 23:07

Written by Apothecary on 21.12.2018 at 14:17

Could be worse, he could've fucked the cop with a knife

And then smash his face with a hammer.

And then burying him in the backyard

And the corpse gets devoured by vermin.
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22.12.2018 - 02:22
nikarg
Old Nick
Written by Vombatus on 22.12.2018 at 01:07

Written by Maco on 21.12.2018 at 23:50

Written by Daniell on 21.12.2018 at 23:07

Written by Apothecary on 21.12.2018 at 14:17

Could be worse, he could've fucked the cop with a knife

And then smash his face with a hammer.

And then burying him in the backyard

And the corpse gets devoured by vermin.

Who then vomit his soul.
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22.12.2018 - 13:47
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by nikarg on 22.12.2018 at 02:22

Written by Vombatus on 22.12.2018 at 01:07

Written by Maco on 21.12.2018 at 23:50

Written by Daniell on 21.12.2018 at 23:07

Written by Apothecary on 21.12.2018 at 14:17

Could be worse, he could've fucked the cop with a knife

And then smash his face with a hammer.

And then burying him in the backyard

And the corpse gets devoured by vermin.

Who then vomit his soul.

Soul who is addicted to vaginal skin.
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22.12.2018 - 19:59
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 22.12.2018 at 13:47

Written by nikarg on 22.12.2018 at 02:22

Written by Vombatus on 22.12.2018 at 01:07

Written by Maco on 21.12.2018 at 23:50

Written by Daniell on 21.12.2018 at 23:07

Written by Apothecary on 21.12.2018 at 14:17

Could be worse, he could've fucked the cop with a knife

And then smash his face with a hammer.

And then burying him in the backyard

And the corpse gets devoured by vermin.

Who then vomit his soul.

Soul who is addicted to vaginal skin.

And then it turns from skin to liquid.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
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22.12.2018 - 22:03
Archie 666
This is so much fun
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23.12.2018 - 09:17
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
This is starting to remind me of Matt Lodge's return to the NRL this year. Trying to spin it so that HE'S the real victim here, not the actual, you know, victims.
His manager isn't a bloke called Wayne Bennet by any chance?
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23.12.2018 - 16:43
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by Mr. Doctor on 22.12.2018 at 19:59

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 22.12.2018 at 13:47

Written by nikarg on 22.12.2018 at 02:22

Written by Vombatus on 22.12.2018 at 01:07

Written by Maco on 21.12.2018 at 23:50

Written by Daniell on 21.12.2018 at 23:07

Written by Apothecary on 21.12.2018 at 14:17

Could be worse, he could've fucked the cop with a knife

And then smash his face with a hammer.

And then burying him in the backyard

And the corpse gets devoured by vermin.

Who then vomit his soul.

Soul who is addicted to vaginal skin.

And then it turns from skin to liquid.


Liquid which compelled to lacerate.
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