Creative Differences: Depending on who you ask, Barnes either left because of this or because his excessive marijuana usage blew out his voice and made him unable to consistently pull off his gutturals.
In fact, the band themselves, for death metal. If you ask someone to name a death metal band, chances are it's going to be these guys (unless the person you ask doesn't know much about death metal and says "Slipknot" or "Slayer".).
In Memoriam: The first album, Eaten Back To Life, contained a dedication to "the memory of Alfred Packer, the first American cannibal (R.I.P)".
Milestone Celebration: For their 15th anniversary of the band forming, they released "15 Year Killing Spree", a boxset featuring two "Best Of" CDs, a CD with unreleased demos, and a DVD with 3 live performances by the band.
For their 20th anniversary, they released "Centuries of Torment: The First 20 Years": a three disc DVD set featuring a documentary that reunited almost all of the band's members.
For their 25th anniversary, they released "Dead Human Collection: 25 Years of Death Metal": a box set containing all of their albums, a live performance on CD and vinyl, a calendar and new artwork from Vince Locke.
Old Shame: Rusay has apparently entirely disavowed his time in the band.
The former even has a reference to him, in Gorge the Corpsegrinder, the tank commander. "Confirmed in a recent interview with Cannibal Corpse in Decibel Magazine - "There's a character in the new World of Warcraft named after me," Fisher beams, coincidentally wearing a WOW t-shirt. "I mean, this is my favorite fucking video game and they made a character named after me. Millions of people are going to go to Gorge the CorpseGrinder and get quests from him. It's unbelievable, just unbelievable."" And he is, of course, an orc. Not some pansy alliance elf...
Reclusive Artist: One of the band's original guitarists, Bob Rusay, left music entirely after he got kicked out the band, and went on to become a golf instructor. He was the only member of the band who couldn't be reached for an interview in the band's 20th anniversary DVD.
What Could Have Been - The band's fifth album, Vile, was originally going to be called Created To Kill. Before the band's original singer, Chris Barnes, left the band, they recorded some of the songs for the album with his vocals and different lyrics.
They have been mentioned for the soundtrack of the 2010 re-adaptation of Splatterhouse. Unfortunately, it never happened.