Derek Snider


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Mud half-way up my calf. Rain soaked clothes. Legs filled with lactic acid from some ill-advised soccer-based sprinting the day before. Death metal ripping through a mild-hangover. Not a typical Sunday for this guy.  A typical Sunday is more like this: coffee, walk dog, watch TV, rinse, repeat.

However, when the opportunity to interview Buffalo Sabres Super Fans Rob and Paul from legendary metal band Cannibal Corpse came up, how could I say no? The last time Metal Blade Records lined me up with a music/sports interview, it ended up being the highlight of my (very) long and (moderately) illustrious reporting career – talking football with Oderus Urungus of GWAR.  (Parental Warning: fake schlong hits reporter in leg, hilarity ensues – watch here).

Here’s drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz and guitarist Rob Barrett on their muted expectations for the Sabres, the season and sticking it to Milan Lucic. Read the rest of this entry »