Legendary rock star Dee Snider has released a single from his upcoming solo album Leave A Scar, due to be released on July 30, 2021 by Napalm Records. The single, called “Time to Choose” features Cannibal Corpse’s frontman George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher for backing vocals.
The song has a lot of political connotations to it; perhaps it’s not hinting to a particular side but maybe that’s the point. US politics (and some cases outside the US) has been deeply polarized with extremism from the far-right. Snider isn’t a man to shy away from his opinions and has been known to be a harsh critic of the former presidency and ‘stupid politics’ (Snider isn’t someone who is distinctively Democrat or Republican). This song feels like a call out to all those ‘metalheads’ in the subculture who are leaning more and more to the extreme right. Fisher’s backup vocal adds to a great song, and puts an emphasis on the urgency and emotion of this song.
“‘Time To Choose’ deals with a subject I’ve addressed often over the course of my writing career: good vs. evil. Given the heaviness of this track, I felt adding Fisher’s voice to this would drive home the seriousness of the choices we make. I was honored when he agreed to contribute his incredibly powerful voice,” said Snider.
Cannibal Corpse has had a very busy year. Their guitarist Pat O’Brien was found guilty of a burglary and assault incident. Fisher has donated a handful of plushies winnings to children. They released a single entitled “Murderous Rampage,” and a NSFW grey music video for their song “Inhumane Harvest.”
Dee Snider will also appear in Andrew W.K.’s upcoming album God Is Partying.