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Erik Rutan

Erik Rutan

Real/full name:
Erik Rutan
52 (born Jun 10th, 1971)
Place of birth:
United States (New Jersey)


As owner of Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida, Rutan has produced albums for a number of metal bands including Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Goatwhore, Black Fast, Soilent Green and many others.


In 2021, Rutan became a full-time member of Cannibal Corpse after the departure of Pat O'Brien in 2018. He was also twice a full-time member of Morbid Angel from 1993 to 1996 and from 1999 to 2002. After his departures, he appeared as a live guitarist in 1998 and 2006.

Cannibal Corpse

Guitars (2020-present)

2021 Maximum Metal Vol. 263 (Split) Guitars
2021 Violence Unimagined Songwriting (tracks 4, 6, 10), Guitars, Lyrics (tracks 4, 6, 10), Vocals (backing) (track 1)
2023 Chaos Horrific Lyrics (tracks 2, 10), Songwriting (tracks 2, 4, 10), Guitars, Vocals (backing) (track 2)

Hate Eternal

Guitars, Vocals (1997-present)

1997 Promo '97 (Demo) Vocals, Guitars
1998 Promo '97 / Engulfed in Grief (Split) Guitars (tracks 5-7), Vocals (lead) (tracks 5-7)
1999 Conquering the Throne Lyrics (tracks 1-3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11), Vocals (lead), Songwriting (tracks 1-3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11), Guitars
2002 King of All Kings Guitars, Vocals (lead), Songwriting, Lyrics
2005 I, Monarch Guitars, Vocals, Songwriting, Lyrics
2005 I, Monarch (Single) Guitars, Vocals
2006 The Perilous Fight (Video) Guitars, Vocals
2008 Fury & Flames Guitars, Vocals, Songwriting, Lyrics
2010 Live in London (Live album) Guitars, Vocals
2011 Phoenix Amongst the Ashes Guitars, Vocals, Songwriting, Lyrics
2015 Infernus Guitars, Vocals, Songwriting, Lyrics (tracks 1, 2, 4-7, 10)
2018 Upon Desolate Sands Guitars, Vocals, Songwriting, Lyrics
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Guitars (1995-?)

1996 Engulfed in Grief (Demo) Guitars, Keyboards
1998 Promo '97 / Engulfed in Grief (Split) Guitars (tracks 1-4), Keyboards (tracks 1-4)
2001 Absolute Purity Guitars, Keyboards

Morbid Angel

Guitars (1993-1996, 1999-2002)

1995 Domination Songwriting (tracks 3-5, 7, 11), Guitars, Keyboards
1996 Entangled in Chaos (Live album) Guitars
2000 Gateways to Annihilation Keyboards, Songwriting (tracks 9, 11), Guitars
2016 The Best of Morbid Angel (Compilation) Guitars (tracks 1, 8, 10)

Ripping Corpse

Guitars (1989-1993)

1990 Glorious Depravity (Demo) Guitars
1991 Dreaming with the Dead Guitars
1992 Industry (Demo) Guitars

Cannibal Corpse

Guitars (2019-2020)

Morbid Angel

Guitars (1998, 2006)

Cannibal Corpse

2006 Kill Vocals (backing) (track 1)
2009 Evisceration Plague Guitars (lead) (track 11)
2017 Red Before Black Vocals (backing) (track 1), Guitars (lead) (track 10)


2006 Enter Deception Drum programming


2022 Corpsegrinder Guitars (track 1)

Ephel Duath

2013 Hemmed by Light, Shaped by Darkness Vocals (backing) (track 1)

Fueled by Fire

2013 Trapped in Perdition Guitars (lead) (track 4)


2012 Blood for the Master Guitars (lead) (track 6 intro)

Hannes Grossmann

2016 The Crypts of Sleep Guitars (lead) (track 8)

In Battle

2004 Welcome to the Battlefield Guitars (lead) (track 7)


2010 Genesis to Nemesis Vocals (additional) (track 4)


2002 The Book of Lambs Guitars (lead)


2015 Forged in Fury Guitars (lead) (track 6, 2nd lead)

Lizzy Borden

2007 Appointment with Death Guitars (lead)

Misery Index

2010 Heirs to Thievery Vocals (track 6)


2010 Making Things That Gods Detest (Video) Documentary


2002 Slaughtering the Faithful Guitars (lead) (at the end of track 8)

Ritual Carnage

1998 The Highest Law Guitars (lead) (tracks 7, 8)

Ritual Torment

1993 Gaffed (Demo) Vocals (track 4)


2017 Dark Orient (EP) Guitars (track 1)


2020 Black (EP) Guitars (lead) (track 1)


2017 The Grand Annihilation Vocals (backing) (track 2), Keyboards (track 10)


2016 The Grey Eminence Guitars (lead) (track 8), Vocals (track 3)

Abysmal Dawn

2011 Leveling the Plane of Existence Mixing, Re-amping, Mastering


2002 Forgotten Shadows Mastering


2010 Path of Fire Mixing


1996 Engulfed in Grief (Demo) Recording (guitar tracks), Mixing, Producer, Recording (guitar tracks), Engineering
2001 Absolute Purity Producer, Mixing


2016 Klotho Mixing


2005 Gorespattered Suicide Mixing, Mastering


2014 Gasmask Terror (Single) Producer, Tracking, Mixing
2014 Conjuring the Dead Producer, Tracking, Mixing

Binary Code

2005 2005 3 Song Demo (Demo) Mixing, Engineering

Black Fast

2015 Terms of Surrender Producer
2018 Spectre of Ruin Mixing, Recording, Producer

Cannibal Corpse

2006 Kill Producer, Mixing, Engineering
2009 Evisceration Plague Engineering, Mixing, Producer
2012 Torture Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2017 Red Before Black Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2018 Red Before Black (Single) Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2021 Violence Unimagined Mixing, Producer, Engineering
2023 Chaos Horrific Mixing, Producer, Engineering


2006 Enter Deception Producer


2022 Corpsegrinder Recording (vocals)


2005 Ravaging the Pristine (EP) Mastering
2008 Fuck U All / Covenance / Severed Head (Split) Mastering (tracks 11-13)


2013 Rise...Then Rest Mastering, Mixing


2007 Two (Poverty) Producer, Engineering, Mixing


2012 Implicit Obedience Mastering, Mixing

Dim Mak

1999 Enter the Dragon Engineering
2002 Intercepting Fist Producer, Engineering, Mixing

Divine Rapture

2001 Promo 2001 (Demo) Engineering, Mixing

Earth Rot

2017 Renascentia Mixing

Ether Coven

2020 Everything Is Temporary Except Suffering Producer, Engineering, Mixing


2006 A Haunting Curse Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2009 Carving Out the Eyes of God Mixing, Producer, Engineering
2012 Blood for the Master Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2014 Constricting Rage of the Merciless Recording, Mixing, Producer

Hate Eternal

1997 Promo '97 (Demo) Engineering, Producer, Mixing
1998 Promo '97 / Engulfed in Grief (Split) Engineering, Mixing, Producer
1999 Conquering the Throne Engineering, Mixing, Producer
2002 King of All Kings Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2005 I, Monarch Mixing, Producer, Engineering
2006 The Perilous Fight (Video) Mixing
2008 Fury & Flames Engineering, Mixing, Producer
2011 Phoenix Amongst the Ashes Engineering, Mixing, Producer
2015 Infernus Recording, Mixing, Producer, Engineering
2018 Upon Desolate Sands Mixing, Producer, Engineering

In Battle

2004 Welcome to the Battlefield Producer, Mixing, Mastering

Internal Suffering

2004 Choronzonic Force Domination Mixing, Producer, Mastering, Engineering
2006 Awakening of the Rebel Engineering (additional), Mastering, Mixing, Producer


2002 The Book of Lambs Producer, Engineering, Mastering


2000 Conquerors of Armageddon Producer, Recording
2015 Forged in Fury Producer


2018 Černý Svědomí / Čertova Kovadlina (Split) Mastering (tracks: B1 to B7), Mixing (tracks: B1 to B7)


1992 Pain Immaculate (Demo) Engineering

Lisa the Wolf

2003 From the Graves (Demo) Recording, Producer

Malevolent Creation

2010 Invidious Dominion Recording, Producer, Engineering, Mixing


2004 Total Death Mastering, Producer, Mixing
2014 Brutal Aggre666ion Mastering, Mixing

Misery Index

2019 Rituals of Power Recording (drums)

Morbid Angel

2011 Nevermore (Single) Engineering
2011 Illud Divinum Insanus Engineering (drums) (tracks 2, 3, 7-9, 11)
2017 Kingdoms Disdained Engineering, Mixing, Producer


2009 Those Whom the Gods Detest Recording (drums)

Pain Principle

2007 Waiting for the Flies Producer, Engineering


2010 Legacy of the Ancients Mastering, Mixing

Paths of Possession

2005 Promises in Blood Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2007 The End of the Hour Producer, Engineering, Mixing


2002 Slaughtering the Faithful Engineering, Producer


2002 Overman (EP) Mixing

Ritual Torment

1993 Gaffed (Demo) Producer, Engineering

Rivers of Nihil

2013 The Conscious Seed of Light Producer, Engineering, Mixing


2012 Blind Sided Attack (Demo) Engineering, Producer
2013 Hung by the Eyesockets (EP) Producer, Engineering

Royal Anguish

2004 Tales of Sullen Eyes (EP) Engineering

Six Feet Under

2007 Commandment Mixing, Engineering

Smouldering in Forgotten

2010 I, Devourer Mastering, Mixing

Soilent Green

2005 Confrontation Producer, Engineering
2008 Inevitable Collapse in the Presence of Conviction Producer, Recording

The Absence

2005 From Your Grave Producer, Engineering, Mixing (tracks 1-7)
2007 Riders of the Plague Producer

The Dying Light

2002 Survival Guide to the Apocalypse Producer
2005 The Killing Plan Producer, Engineering

The Funeral Pyre

2008 Wounds Mixing (as "Eric Rutan")

Through the Eyes of the Dead

2007 Malice Engineering, Mixing, Producer


2014 Savage Gold Engineering, Producer
2017 The Grand Annihilation Producer

Torture Killer

2006 Swarm! Mixing

Uphill Battle

2002 Uphill Battle Mastering

Vital Remains

2007 Icons of Evil Producer, Engineering


2016 The Grey Eminence Producer, Engineering, Mixing
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