Cannibal Corpse frontman George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher was asked by Loudwire on how he learned to sing, to which he replied (transcribed by UG):
“When I started – I didn’t have any teachers, I didn’t have a vocal coach or anything like that.
“My vocal coaches were basically all my records. Any record that had a photo of the band on the back – I would line them up in my room, I would tack the lyrics right in front of me and I had this piece of wood that I got from under my bed, that was my guitar.
“That’s how I started singing – I would put all the records up, that would be my crowd. Seriously. If I messed up, I’d be like, ‘Fuck! Tom Araya’s looking at me and I messed up, I’m a dumb shitbag!’
“I’m serious! I took it like that. That’s how I learned to sing, I did that for years until a friend of mine bought a guitar and we started thinking – I was probably 17 at this time – we want to be in a band.
“We would see these same guys at shows, but no-one was a musician – nobody wanted to play anything, they were all just fans going to shows. Until we met two guys and we made this band Corpsegrinder, after the Death song ‘Corpsegrinder.’
“That’s how I started learning – Chuck [Schuldiner] was basically teaching me without knowing who the hell I was. You know, Tom Araya, Chuck Billy – all those guys… They were my teachers and I was just trying to emulate them.”