Paul Mazurkiewicz

Paul Mazurkiewicz (/məˈzɜːrkəwɪts/ mə-ZER-kə-wits;[1] born September 8, 1968) is an American drummer best known as a member for death metal band Cannibal Corpse. Mazurkiewicz was originally the drummer for the band, Tirant Sin, alongside two other future Cannibal Corpse members Chris Barnes and Bob Rusay. The trio joined Alex Webster and Jack Owen in 1988, forming Cannibal Corpse. He is also currently the drummer for assorted side projects including Umbilicus and Heaven's Gate. Besides drumming, he also plays the guitar, and is the group's primary lyricist and contributes heavily to composing songs; he penned the songs "Dead Human Collection", "Frantic Disembowelment", "Monolith", "Carrion Sculpted Entity", and "Worm Infested".[2] Mazurkiewicz, along with Webster, is one of the remaining members of the band since its inception.

Paul Mazurkiewicz
Paul Mazurkiewicz drumming for Cannibal Corpse in May 2016
Paul Mazurkiewicz drumming for Cannibal Corpse in May 2016
Background information
Birth namePaul Mazurkiewicz, Jr.
Born (1968-09-08) September 8, 1968 (age 54)
GenresDeath metalhard rockcrossover thrash
Years active1987–present
Member ofCannibal Corpse • Umbilicus • Heaven's Gate

Personal lifeEdit

Mazurkiewicz divorced in 2019. He has one daughter.[3] He became a vegetarian in 2002[4][5] and he lives with his family and animals on a farm-like property including a couple of acres of land.[6] In 2022 Mazurkiewicz also took time to expand outside the death metal genre he's become renowned for and co-formed the side projects Umbilicus, a 1970's style hard rock group with Deicide guitarist Taylor Nordberg and also Heaven's Gate, a crossover thrash project also featuring Municipal Waste vocalist Tony Foresta.


Mazurkiewicz uses and endorses ddrum drums,[7] Zildjian cymbals,[8] Czarcie Kopyto pedals[9] and Regal Tip drumsticks.[10] He previously used and endorsed Tama Drums.

Current tour kitEdit

  • Drumsddrum USA Standard Satin Red, Black Nickel Hardware[11]
    • 22x20 Bass Drum (x2)
    • 10x9 Tom
    • 12x10 Tom
    • 14x11 Tom
    • 16x16 Floor Tom
    • 14x5 Vintone Nickel Over Brass Snare Drum
  • CymbalsZildjian
    • 14" A Custom Hi-Hats
    • 18" A Heavy Crash
    • 17" A Heavy Crash
    • 18" A Custom Projection Crash
    • 21" A Mega Bell Ride
    • 20" A Custom China
  • Hardware
    • Monolit Czarcie Kopyto Pedals (x2)[9]
    • DW 9000 Hi-Hat Stand
  • Other


  1. ^ "Sound Legacy - Paul Mazurkiewicz". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Paul Mazurkiewicz Cannibal Corpse Biography". Archived from the original on 2005-04-11.
  3. ^ "CANNIBAL CORPSE Drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz Talks About How His Daughter Reacts to His Band – "My Daughter is Fully Aware of What I do, but She's Not Interested in It"".
  4. ^ Cook, Toby (May 31, 2011). "Alex Webster Of Cannibal Corpse On Home Cooking". The Quietus (Interview). Retrieved June 9, 2016.
  5. ^ "Cannibal Corpse - Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?". YouTube.
  6. ^ "Paul Mazurkiewicz of Cannibal Corpse – The Moshville Times". The Moshville Times. 7 November 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-12-13. Retrieved 2017-12-13.
  7. ^ "ddrum artist roster". ddrum. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Zildjian profile". Avedis Zildjian Company. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Czarcie Kopyto profile". Czarcie Kopyto. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  10. ^ a b "Regal Tip profile". Regal Tip. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Paul Mazurkiewicz kit from ddrums Facebook Page". ddrum. Archived from the original on 2022-02-26. Retrieved 31 May 2015.

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