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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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Cattle Decapitation: European Tour Documentary

Cattle Decapitation has shared a new documentary filmed during the band's European touring this past summer. Guitarist Josh Elmore had the following to say of it:

"For several years now, fans have been asking the band to release a video chronicle with live performance footage and enhanced or ‘behind the scenes’ documentation. During a recent European run, our friend Paul McGuire of Obscenery Films traveled with the band and captured glimpses of what day-to-day life on the road is like for Cattle Decapitation and spoke with the members as they reflected on years of touring and what their future holds. The result is an entertaining, humorous and informative documentary that shows the band as a live entity and also what goes on during their down time on tour; play-throughs, interviews, concert chaos, Euro-tourism and more. We hope you enjoy it!”

The band is currently out on the road now on a North American tour with Revocation, Full Of Hell and more: More...

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Scour Premieres Title Track Of Upcoming New EP

Extreme metal supergroup Scour - featuring Phil Anselmo (ex-Pantera, Down, Superjoint), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), Chase Fraser (Animosity, Decrepit Birth), and Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index) - premieres the title track of the band's upcoming new EP "Red", which will be out in stores November 3 via Housecore.

Check out now "Red" below.

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China Girl (Pig Destroyer, Cattle Decap.) Posts CD

China Girl - the new band featuring Pig Destroyer‘s John Jarvis on vocals, Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation/Scour) on bass and Dennis R. Sanders (Spirit In The Room/ex-Black Light Burns) on vocals/guitar/programming - is streaming its self-titled debut album below, which is out today via Bandcamp.


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Pig Destroyer, Cattle Decap. Members Form New Band

China Girl - a new outfit featuring Pig Destroyer‘s John Jarvis on vocals, Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation/Scour) on bass and Dennis R. Sanders (Spirit In The Room/ex-Black Light Burns) on vocals/guitar/programming - has recorded a debut album and is in the process of mixing and mastering it. A rough preview of the new group's output can be heard below:

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Cattle Decapitation Announces Fall Headline Tour

This fall, Cattle Decapitation will headline the "North American Extinction Tour Part II: Inhuman Beings," featuring Revocation, Full Of Hell, and Artificial Brain as support.

The tour will run from October 10th through November 20th with Tijuana, Mexico's mad doctors of gore, Thanatology, replacing Full Of Hell as support on the first three dates. See below for all confirmed shows.

Cattle Decapitation w/ Revocation, Full Of Hell, Artificial Brain:
10/10/2017 Regent Theater - Los Angeles, CA * ^
10/11/2017 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA * ^
10/12/2017 Green Room - Flagstaff, AZ * ^
10/13/2017 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
10/14/2017 Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
10/15/2017 Diamondz Event Center - Jerome, ID
10/16/2017 Bossanova - Portland, OR
10/17/2017 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
10/18/2017 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
10/20/2017 Starlite - Edmonton, AB
10/21/2017 Dickens - Calgary, AB
10/22/2017 The Exchange - Regina, SK
10/23/2017 Park Theater - Winnipeg, MB
10/24/2017 Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
10/26/2017 Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
10/27/2017 Reggies - Chicago, IL
10/28/2017 Madison Live - Covington, KY
10/29/2017 Token Lounge - Detroit, MI
10/31/2017 Opera House - Toronto, ON More...

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Cattle Decapitation Announces European/UK Tour

Mad Tour Booking presents this year's line-up for the return of the "Hell On Earth Tour". The line-up boasts Cattle Decapitation, Broken Hope, Hideous Divinity and Gloryhole Guillotine.

Check out the current tourdates below (More dates will be announced soon):

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Fall Of Summer Adds Five More Bands

The Fall of Summer team is excited to reveal five new bands the impending 2017 line-up, with the festival's organizers commenting:

"Let's get started with a very important project to us, as French metalheads and heavy metal lovers, with a tribute band to the cult heavy metal group Sortilege! Before giving you more details soon, we are very proud to tell you that some original members of the band will come on stage for the occasion!

"Still heavy metal to the core, let's raise our fist and start the rebellion together with German legends Grave Digger! It's also a great pleasure for us to welcome the cult American thrash metal band Toxik for a first show in France.

"Last but not least we are glad to announce two great American death metal bands, with grind death masters of Cattle Decapitation and veterans from Broken Hope, who reformed 5 years ago with Jeremy Wagner joined by vocalist Damian Leski from Gorgasm and other talented musicians, without stopping by the Paris area at all. They had to, at some point, and we're glad it will be at Fall of Summer 2017!"

Tickets for the French Fall of Summer 2017 festival can be obtained over here. More...

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Scour Streaming Pro-Shot Video Of Live Debut

Scour (Down, Cattle Decapitation, Pig Destroyer, etc.) just posted official pro-shot live footage performing "Crooked", at the band's recent debut live performance in New Orleans, LA. Mike Holderbeast directed the clip.

Check out now "Crooked" below.

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Photo Recap: 70.000 Tons Of Metal, Day 1 And 2

Metalunderground.com writer and photographer Georg Wilfinger boarded The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, 70.000 Tons of Metal, taking place February 2 through 6.

The largest and longest-running sea travel of its kind this year headed from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Labadee, Haiti and back, featuring 61 bands playing 123 live shows on 4 stages to fans from 74 different countries. For most fans on board it’s "the" annual metal highlight. Below you can see George's personal extensive photo-recap of the events, scenery, and shows of his favourite bands taking place on "The Independence Of The Seas" metal-battleship:

Day 1: Cattle Decapitation - Death Angel - Testament

Day 2: Suffocation - Revocation - Dying Fetus - Anthrax

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Cattle Decapitation Gearing Up For U.S. Tour

This Sunday, San Diego deathgrind unit Cattle Decapitation will return to the road for a near-month-long U.S. jaunt as part of the Metal Blade Records 35th anniversary tour with labelmates Whitechapel, Goatwhore, Allegaeon, and Necromancing The Stone.

The band will begin this new journey on Sunday, February 19th in Wichita, Kansas with Allegaeon before uniting with Goatwhore on February 21st in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The official anniversary tour begins on February 22nd in Boston, Massachusetts and runs through March 18th in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after which Cattle Decapitation will close the expedition with a final headlining show on March 19th in Phoenix, Arizona. More...

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Goatwhore Joining Metal Blade Tour

New Orleans' Goatwhore will return to the road later this month as part of Metal Blade Records' 35th anniversary tour alongside label mates Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Allegaeon, and Necromancing The Stone.

The band's latest trek will stretch from February 21st through March 15th, with various headlining dates scattered throughout.

From there, the band will take a short break before joining Amon Amarth for two weeks' worth of shows from May 1st to May 21st. Due to scheduling conflicts between the two tours, Goatwhore will not appear on six of the Metal Blade Records' 35th anniversary tour stops. See a full listing of dates below.

Goatwhore also recently completed tracking the follow-up to "Constricting Rage Of The Merciless." Titled "Vengeful Ascension," the band's latest studio offering was captured at
Earth Analog near Champaign, Illinois. More...

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70000 Tons Of Metal: Line Up Complete

In exactly 9 days 3000 metal fans will be on board the 2017 edition of 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise.

4 Days, 60 Bands, 1 Cruise Ship and only 3000 Tickets – Round 7 of The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will sail February 2-6 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Labadee, Haiti on board the "Independence Of The Seas".

Haven’t booked your ticket yet? Click here to book now! Don’t wait, only a select number of Single Tickets and Private Cabins are left. You don’t want to miss this trip of a lifetime!

Check out the entire 2017 line-up below: More...

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Whitechapel To Tour With Cattle Decapitation

To commemorate Metal Blade Records' 35th anniversary in 2017, four bands from the label's much-celebrated roster will come together for a special USA tour this March: Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, and Allegaeon. See below for all dates.

Feb. 22 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
Feb. 23 - Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
Feb. 24 - The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
Feb. 25 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
Feb. 26 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
Feb. 28 - St. Andrew's Hall - Detroit, MI
Mar. 1 - Deluxe @ Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN
Mar. 2 - Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH
Mar. 3 - Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KY
Mar. 4 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
Mar. 8 - Belasco Theater - Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 9 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA
Mar. 10 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
Mar. 11 - Ace of Spades - Sacramento, CA
Mar. 14 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
Mar. 15 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
Mar. 16 - House of Blues - New Orleans, LA More...

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Anal Trump Streaming "That Makes Me Smart!"

San Diego grindcore outfit Anal Trump - featuring Travis Ryan of Cattle Decapitation on vocals - debuts the full-album stream of the band's new album "That Makes Me Smart!", out now via Bandcamp.

Check out now "That Makes Me Smart!" in its entirety below.

The colorful song titles are as follows: More...

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Cattle Decapitation Heading Out On Tour

Tomorrow, San Diego deathgrind unit Cattle Decapitation will head back out on the road for a nine-date North American headlining tour before joining Brujeria for a trek across the U.S. in October.

The entire stretch will run from September 22nd through October 21st and includes support from Eternal Sleep and Piñata Protest on select dates. See all confirmed dates below.

9/22/2016 The Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
9/23/2016 Sidewinder - Austin, TX
9/24/2016 18th Street Pier Bar And Grill (BTDF TXDM Assembly) - San Leon, TX
9/25/2016 The Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX
9/26/2016 Pop's - Sauget, IL w/ Eternal Sleep
9/27/2016 5th Quarter - Indianapolis, IN w/ Eternal Sleep
9/28/2016 The Token Lounge - Westland, MI w/ Eternal Sleep
9/29/2016 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY w/ Eternal Sleep
9/30/2016 Sneaky Dee's - Toronto, ON w/ Eternal Sleep More...

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Cattle Decapitation Announces Tour With Brujeria

This fall, Cattle Decapitation will head back out on the road for a headlining North American tour, before joining Brujeria for a trek across the USA in October. Eternal Sleep and Pinata Protest will be joining on select dates.

Cattle Decapitation headlining tour dates:
Sept. 22 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
Sept. 23 - Austin, TX @ Sidewinder
Sept. 24 - San Leon, TX @ 18th Street Pier Bar and Grill (BTDF TXDM Assembly)
Sept. 25 - Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
Sept. 26 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's *
Sept. 27 - Indianapolis, IN @ 5th Quarter *
Sept. 28 - Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge *
Sept. 29 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall *
Sept. 30 - Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee's *
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Monument Of Misanthropy New Drumcam Clip Posted

Austrian-French brutal death metal unit Monument Of Misanthropy premieres a new live drumcam playthrough video, showcasing drummer Julien Helwin blasting through the song "Entering A New State". The track is taken from the band's latest album "Anger Mismanagement" and the footage was captured in March 2016 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.

Monument Of Misanthropy's next live gig will be on August 18, 2016 at Austria's long-running metal underground festival Kaltenbach Open Air (K:O:A) 2016 which will take place between 18th and 20th August 2016. Tickets for the three days lasting festival can be ordered online at Ticketmaster HERE.

Check out now the live drum-cam video for "Entering A New State" below.

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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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