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Cattle Decapitation

Formed: 1996
From: San Diego, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Cattle Decapitation News

Below is our complete Cattle Decapitation news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Monument Of Misanthropy Post New Live Drumcam Clip

Austrian-French brutal death metal outfit Monument Of Misanthropy premieres a new live drumcam playthrough video, showcasing drummer Julien Helwin blasting through the song "Bring Me The Head Of LGG" at 260 bpm. The track is taken from the band's latest album "Anger Mismanagement" and the footage was captured on March 4, 2016 at the "Alte Brauerei", Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany during Monument Of Misanthropy's "The Tyrants Of Death European Tour 2016", supporting NYC death metal veterans of Suffocation and San Diego deathgrind juggernauts of Cattle Decapitation.

Check out now the live drum-cam video for "Bring Me The Head Of LGG" below.

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Cattle Decapitation Releases New Video

After recently completing a European tour with Suffocation and Abiotic, Cattle Decapitation has returned home to release a new video for "Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot)," taken from latest album, "The Anthropocene Extinction" (reviewed here).

Directed once again by Mitch Masse, who also directed the band's video for "Your Disposal," "Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot)" is another visual feat in the band's notorious filmography. The censored edition is available below. The un-censored version will be released soon; stay tuned for more details.

Travis Ryan (vocals) comments: "Mitch Massie once again hurls us into a nightmarish world of the eye for an eye table turning that Cattle Decapitation lyrics exude, but this time in a much more surreal manner. Here we see the circus has come to town and with it a grisly 'freaks' exhibit featuring the barbaric aftermath of what the protagonists (the 'Ringmaster' and a freed 'specimen') have done to the leading researchers at Cosmeugenics Laboratories - a place where Cosmetics testing is performed on earthen creatures all in the name of Human vanity - but this time by completely incorrectly administering the clandestine, flesh-eating drug 'krokodil.' I'll leave out the horrific details as you'll have to see that for yourself!" More...

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Cattle Decapitation New Music Video Teaser Posted

A short teaser for Cattle Decapitation's upcoming music video for "Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot)" is streaming below. The full video is scheduled to premiere online next Thursday, May 19th, 2016.


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Conflux Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Multi-national technical death metal outfit Conflux premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming EP "The Inception", which will be out in stores later today via Bandcamp.

Conflux is helmed by Chase Fraser (Continuum, ex-Animosity, Decrepit Birth), Tommy McKinnon (Akurion/Neuraxis), and features an array contributing members including:

Mike DiSalvo (Akurion/ex-Cryptopsy)
Derek Engmann (Cattle Decapitation)
Elliot Desgagnes (Beneath The Massacre)
Eran Segal (ex-Aborted)
Matt Mcgachy (Cryptopsy)
Hugo Doyon Karout (Beyond Creation)

Check out now "The Inception" in its entirety below.

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Conflux Premieres New Song "Lucid Hallucinations"

Conflux - the new new collaborative tech death metal project helmed by guitarist/songwriter Chase Fraser (Continuum, ex Animosity, Decrepit Birth) and drummer Tommy Mckinnon (Akurion/Neuraxis) - premieres a new song entitled "Lucid Hallucinations", taken from the upcoming 3 song EP "The Inception", which will be out in stores May 3, 2016.

Check out now "Lucid Hallucinations" below.

The complete Conflux lineup is: More...

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Cattle Decapitation Announces European Summer Tour

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Posted by Metal Blade Records on Thursday, March 31, 2016

Cattle Decapitation have announced Part I of their "The European Extinction Tour". Here’s where it will hit:

06/18 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest Open Air Festival
06/20 Cardiff, UK – Bunker
06/21 Newcastle, UK – Think Tank
06/22 Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks
06/23 Derby, UK – The Hairy Dog
06/24 London, UK – Nambucca
06/25 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
06/26 Osnabruck, GER – Bastard Club
06/27 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
06/28 Dresden, GER – Novitatis
06/29 Hannover, GER – Bei Chez Heinz
06/30 Hamburg, GER – Bambi Galore
07/01 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Open Air Metal Festival
07/02 Roskilde, DEN – Roskilde Festival

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Monument Of Misanthropy Posts Live Drumcam Clip

Austrian-French brutal death metal outfit Monument Of Misanthropy premieres a new live drumcam playthrough video, showcasing Julien Helwin blasting through the songs "Foreboding Of Evil" and "Entering A New State", taken from the latest album "Anger Mismanagement". The playthrough was recorded on March 11, 2016 in Erba, Italy during Monument Of Misanthropy's "The Tyrants Of Death European Tour 2016", supporting NYC death metal veterans of Suffocation, San Diego deathgrind juggernauts of Cattle Decapitation and Florida tech-death wizards of Abiotic.

Check out now the drum playthrough video for "Entering A New State" below.

The official music video for "Entering A New State" can be seen below: More...

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Cattle Decapitation Re-Signs With Metal Blade

Cattle Decapitation has announced the extension of the band's contract with Metal Blade Records.

Comments the group: "Very proud to have fulfilled our initial contract with Metal Blade Records and seeing this band rocketing into the future! We’re happy to announce that we’ve re-signed with Metal Blade Records for a few more albums and that we’ll be continuing this awesome relationship we’ve built up with the most important heavy metal record label on planet Earth over the last 14 years! LOTS of worldwide touring coming up, see you all soon as we continue our campaign ushering in "The Anthropocene Extinction"!"

Cattle Decapitation will be overseas with Suffocation, Abiotic and Monument Of Misanthropy early next month on the "The Tyrants Of Death European Tour". A golden vinyl pressing of their latest album "The Anthropocene Extinction" limited to 300 copies will be available on that run.

Check out all dates below: More...

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Monument Of Misanthropy Embarking On European Tour

Our very own George Misanthrope (Raising The Veil) will be joining Monument Of Misanthropy on the "Tyrants Of Death European Tour 2016" with Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, and Abiotic. Meet him and his band on the following dates:

3.03.2016 (CZ) Prague – Futurum
4.03.2016 (GER) Annaberg-Buchholz - Alte Brauerei
5.03.2016 (CZ) Ostrava - Barrak
6.03.2016 (A) Vienna - Viper Room
7.03.2016 (SLO) Ljubljana - Gala Hala
8.03.2016 (ITA) Brescia - Circolo Colony
9.03.2016 (FR) Luynes/Aix - Le Korigan
10.03.2016 (ITA) Bologna - Alchemica
11.03.2016 (ITA) Erba (CO) - Centrale More...

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Exuviated Added To Suffocation European Tour

Belgium's death metal warriors of Exuviated just announced they will be joining Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Abiotic and Infernal Tenebra on their second leg of "The Tyrants Of Death 2016 European Tour".

See the band live on the following dates below:

13.03.2016 - HOL - Utrecht - De Helling
14.03.2016 - GER - Kassel - Kulturzentrum K19
16.03.2016 - CH - Aarau - KiFF
17.03.2016 - CH - Sion - Le Port Franc
18.03.2016 - GER - Oberhausen - Helvete Metal Club
19.03.2016 - GER - Rheine - Hypothalamus
20.03.2016 - HOL - Nijmegen - Doornroosje
21.03.2016 - DEN - Esbjerg - Tobakken
22.03.2016 - DEN - Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
23.03.2016 - SWE - Malmoe - Moriska Paviljongen

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Monument Of Misanthropy Added To Suffocation Tour

Austrian/French brutal death metal veterans of Monument Of Misanthropy just announced they will be joining Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation and Abiotic on their first leg of "The Tyrants Of Death 2016 European Tour". The band also premieres a new drum playthrough video, showcasing the band's new drummer Julien Helwin blasting through the song "Vegan Homicide", taken from the latest album "Anger Mismanagement".

Check out now the drum-playthrough of "Vegan Homicide" below.

Monument Of Misanthropy will be performing live on the following dates below: More...

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Suffocation Comments On Upcoming Tour

Long Island, NY-based extreme metal force Suffocation recently toured Europe in support of Nile, and now the band is returning to the other side of the pond again - but this time as the headliner.

The touring package will be completed by San Diego, CA-base death metal progressive grinders Cattle Decapitation as well as Miami, FL-based tech death force Abiotic.

Suffocation guitarist Terrance Hobbs states: "Suffocation are gearing up to head to Europe in March and bring forth the devastation one more time and this time we're bringing the unstoppable wrecking ball, Cattle Decapitation with us! This will be a Massive tour of speed, heaviness and straight chaos combined with devastation of a Nuclear Blast! This tour will be one for the die hard metal fanatics bar none... hope to see you there and witness the pure carnage unfold!" More...

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Cattle Decapitation Announces Tour With Abiotic

Cattle Decapitation and Abiotic are due to come to Europe with Suffocation for “The Tyrants Of Death” tour in 2016.

This will be the first European tour for Cattle Decapitation in support of latest masterpiece “The Anthropocene Extinction.” Comments vocalist Travis Ryan: “We're happy to be doing another European tour with our good buddies Suffocation and our new friends Abiotic! Its been a while since we've been to Europe and we have an arsenal of new songs ready to pummel you with! See you soon Europa!”

Suffocation is just as excited and had this to say: “Suffocation is gearing up to head to Europe in February 2016 and bring forth the devastation one more time and this time we're bringing the unstoppable wrecking ball, Cattle Decapitation with us! This will be a MASSIVE tour of speed, heaviness and straight chaos combined with devastation of a Nuclear Blast! This tour will be one for the die hard metal fanatics bar none. Hope to see you there and witness the pure carnage unfold!” More...

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Cannibal Corpse Joined Onstage By Travis Ryan

Cattle Decapitation vocalist Travis Ryan joined Cannibal Corpse for the band's all-time classic "A Skull Full Of Maggots" during the closing date of their recent tour at Venue 578, Orlando, FL.

Check it out now below.

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Cattle Decapitation Post "Mammals In Babylon" Clip

Tonight, San Diego deathgrind malefactors, Cattle Decapitation, will kick off their North American Extinction headlining tour. Set to initiate in Sacramento, the band's latest live infiltration will run through nearly 2 dozen cities, coming to a close in Atlanta on October 7th.

Support will be provided by King Parrot, Black Crown Initiate and Dark Sermon. The tour follows the band's appearance on this year's Summer Slaughter and serves as a precursor to their run supporting Cannibal Corpse in October as well as a subsequent run of headlining dates with support from label mates Abiotic in November to close out the year.

In celebration of today's tour kick off, the band reveals the official play-through video for "Mammals in Babylon" below.

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Dark Sermon Premieres New Music Video "Rat King"

Dark Sermon premieres a new music video for "Rat King", taken from the new album "The Oracle" out in stores now. Check out now the new clip below.

Catch Dark Sermon live on stage this September and October supporting Cattle Decapitation, King Parrot and Black Crown Initiate on the following dates below: More...

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Cannibal Corpse Announces U.S. Tour

Cannibal Corpse spent the summer of 2015 conquering Europe, including stops at Hellfest, Wacken, Bloodstock, Brutal Assault, Party.San, Copenhell, Graspop, and numerous club shows.

But the corpse isn't even close to being finished with 2015 yet, now unveiling plans for a massive U.S. tour this fall. Beginning October 8th, and running through November 7th, direct support is slated to come from Metal Blade label mates Cattle Decapitation, preceded by Sweden's Soreption, plus a local opener on each show.

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 14th. VIP upgrades will be announced soon, stay tuned to the band's website for details as they are made available.

Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster comments: "We're very excited to be hitting the road this fall with Cattle Decapitation and Soreption, two killer bands that we know our fans will love. Get ready for a night of complete brutality!"

Cattle Decapitation vocalist Travis Ryan expresses the band's excitement for these shows: "We've wanted to tour with Cannibal Corpse ever since we started touring and we're glad that's finally going to be a reality! Looking forward to making memories with these guys and Soreption!" More...

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Dark Sermon To Support Cattle Decapitation

eOne Music duo Dark Sermon and Black Crown Initiate have announced support dates with Cattle Decapitation in September.

The dates will serve in support of Dark Sermon's new LP "The Oracle" due out August 21. "We listen to Cattle in the van all the time," says Dark Sermon vocalist Johnny Crowder. "We're really looking forward to finally hitting the road with them this fall. It'll also be great to hit Canada again, because we always have a great time up north."

Black Crown Initiate guitarist Andy Thomas chimes in, "As long-time fans of Cattle Decapitation, Black Crown Initiate could not be more stoked for this tour. Their unique brand of melodic brutality and songwriting has influenced us a great deal. Add our Australian friends in King Parrot and our label-mates Dark Sermon, and this promises to be a brutally fun tour. We can't wait to see everyone on the road! There will be beer!"

The tour, also featuring King Parrot, will take place on the following dates: More...

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Cattle Decapitation Posts Full Album Online

With the official unveiling of "The Anthropocene Extinction," the new full-length from San Diego deathgrind tacticians Cattle Decapitation, now just four days away, the record has been made available online in its entirety. Listen in below.

In related news, Cattle Decapitation today confirms a North American headlining tour this fall. The trek will commence on September 19th and run through October 7th with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks. Support will be provided by Australian grind miscreants, King Parrot, Pennsylvania progressive death metallers, Black Crown Initiate, and Florida metal assault, Dark Sermon. All upcoming tour dates are available after the jump. More...

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Arch Enemy Kicking Off Summer Slaughter

Update: this is a bad year for U.S. metal tours. Obscura just dropped off the bill due to visa problems.

Arch Enemy is kicking off the 2015 installment of Summer Slaughter, which sees the griyo as the tour's headliner.

This will mark the band's second North American run on this album cycle - but the first stateside trek to feature new guitarist Jeff Loomis. For a preview of what concert-goers can expect live, a new tour trailer has been launched, featuring footage of the track "Avalanche" from Hellfest.

The Summer Slaughter tour also features Born Of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Obscura, Beyond Creation, and Cattle Decapitation. Dates are as follows: More...

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