SIX FEET UNDER singer Chris Barnes recently spoke to Music Incider about his departure from CANNIBAL CORPSE in the mid-'90s after a nine-year tenure with the group.
"Those guys, I had less respect for them at a certain point in time because of how I felt I was being treated," he said. "I felt like I was being alienated almost, and not really respected for what I had accomplished within the band. I felt they were jealous of me, and those emotions came out in our personal behavior towards each other. I think that they wanted more say in what I was getting credit for. I didn't go at it to get credit for things. I went at it to create something on my end of things that was just as good as what they were creating with their music. It wasn't my fault that people wanted to talk to me about things, but I think they took it like that and it they took it on themselves to really want to tell me how to write things. They wanted to make me feel like I wasn't good enough, and I felt like I was writing good music. We would be in the studio, and they would decide that they didn't like what I had written. I was adamant. I felt that it was better than they could ever write, and over the years my stuff got way more respect than what they thought I could do, but what they thought I could do is what they wanted me to do, so I have to respect that. That's my whole circle.
"I am much happier [now]. I am not stressed out about the people I am with. I am never stressed out about that. I am more stressed out about being able to get this band [SIX FEET UNDER] to overtake the world. To make the mark." Read the rest of the interview here.