Member Spotlight: Rob Carlson

Rob Carlson Member CardName: Rob Carlson

Club Name: Cannibal

Rank: 5SRC Minnesota Enforcer

Time Served:

  • Began Prospecting – December 2011
  • Patched – July 2012
  • Ranked Enforcer – December 2012

Interests: family, sports, cars, music and beer

Bands: Glutton for Punishment, Krawg, Tempestuous

Instruments: guitar, bass, and vocals

Favorite Genres: Thrash and Death

Favorite Bands: Overkill, Testament, Cannibal Corpse, Carcass, Deicide and pretty much any 80s and early 90s death metal and thrash.


When Rob was ten years old, he saw Metallica’s “Ride the Lightning” album in a bin at Target. He thought the art looked cool so he bought the tape (with his mother’s approval!) and from there, his fate was sealed. Shortly after, he received a guitar from his supportive parents and learned to play.

Rob has performed and recorded with multiple bands; among them are Unurth, Sadistic Passage, and Ripsnorter. Rob plays guitar for Krawg and he is the lead guitarist and a vocalist in Glutton for Punishment. Rob recently resurrected Tempestuous with original bassist and vocalist, Jon Magnuson. Tempestuous played a couple of shows in spring of 2013 and they are currently writing a new album.

In 2012 Rob, along with the Twin Town Tyrants, organized a benefit for Randy Kastner. In 2013 he began to hosting an annual Toys for Tots benefit show at Club Underground in Minneapolis. Twin Town Tyrant Records was founded by Rob in 2013 and Chris Stark came on board in late 2014. Rob is deeply dedicated to the club and all of his brothers and sisters under the colors black, silver, and blood red.

Favorite Quote: “I’ll take another beer.” -Rob Carlson


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