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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.
Cattle Decapitation have found a replacement for departed drummer, Michael Laughlin. Joining the band as his permanent replacement is Tampa, Florida drummer J.R. "Kid Gnarly" Daniels, formerly of Unholy Ghost. Daniels will appear on tour with the band this summer.
The band recently added a second guitar player, Kevin "Fetus" Bernier of L.A.’s Watch Me Burn/Fetus Eaters/Deadfood/Vomitcore Records to the fold..
Cattle Decapitation's upcoming album is entitled "Karma.Bloody.Karma." It is about the "greatest natural disaster of all time," humanity, and revenge for its effect on this planet.The album is to features guest appearances by Joey Karam (The Locust) and John Wiese (Sunn 0)), Bastard Noise) and is produced by Billy Anderson (Swans, Mr. Bungle Melvins). "Karma.Bloody.Karma." should be available in summer of 2006.
Here's the "Karma.Bloody.Karma." track list: More...
Cattle Decapitation are currently seeking a new drummer, if interested go to the following link: http://www.smnnews.com/board/showthread.php?t=114401. Also, the band has posted the following update:
"Cattle Decapitation is happy to announce "Karma.Bloody.Karma." as the title of the next record. NO, there is not any religious significance of the title. NO, the name does not imply that we're "crazy vegans" trying to push our lifestyle onto people (as a lot of gabbing internet idiots like to pigeonhole us as). It is simply about the "greatest natural disaster of all time," humanity, and revenge for its effect on this planet. This will be the most nihilistic, pessimistic and hateful record we've ever done lyrically, and musically you can expect, what one of our friends has said perfectly about it, a very "schitzophrenic" release! Imagine the Caninus split material, just longer in every way. Features guest appearances by Joey Karam(The Locust) and John Wiese(Sunn 0)), Bastard Noise). Produced by Billy Anderson(Swans, Mr. Bungle Melvins). Available June/July 2006!
Here's the goddamn track list:
2. Unintelligent Design
3. Success Is…(Hanging By the Neck)
4. One Thousand Times Decapitation
5. The Carcass Derrick
6. Total Gore
8. Suspended In Coprolite
9. Alone At The Landfill
11. The New Dawn
12. Of Human Pride & Flatulence"
"We have a new addition to Cattle Decapitation. A new second guitar player by the name of Kevin "Fetus" Bernier of L.A.’s Watch Me Burn/Fetus Eaters/Deadfood/Vomitcore Records. He's been an amazing friend of ours since the beginning and we're very excited to start playing live with him. We'll try our hardest to have him ready for the Necrophagist tour!"
Aussie techsters ALARUM have delivered the first video from their Earache/Willowtip release Eventuality.
The clip, for the track 'Velocity', can be seen at this location.
Alarum, ARSIS and NEURAXIS will be teaming up with NECROPHAGIST, THINE EYES BLEED and CATTLE DECAPITATION for the Carving North America's Epitaph 2006 tour beginning in late April. More...
The fourth installment of Robot Mosh Fest will take place on Friday, July 21st and Saturday, July 22nd at Country Skate in West Bend, WI. Update information can be found here. The following groups are slated to perform at the event (several more bands will be added in the coming weeks):
From A Second Story Window
Job For A Cowboy
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza
Lye By Mistake
The organizers of the Maryland Deathfest have issued the following update:
Greetings everyone. As already stated, ENGORGED and BURNT BY THE SUN have cancelled their appearance at MDF. The replacements for these 2 bands are CATTLE DECAPITATION (California) and ALARUM (Australia).
Now that the replacements have been announced, the running order for each day has been posted. Doors open at 11:50 AM and bands start at 12:20 PM. Stay tuned for more information regarding the MDF pre-fest show. More...
Cattle Decapitation have announced that they will finish their tour with the following dates:
May 30 - Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
May 31 - Kingston, PA @ Backstage Enterprises
June 1 - Bedford, NH @ Mark's Showplace
June 2 - Somerville, MA @ Good Times Emporium w/ Cryptopsy
June 4 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse
June 6 - Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
June 8 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
June 9 - Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
June 10 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
June 11 - West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
Cattle Decapitation, Necrophagist, Arsis, Neuraxis, and Alarum will be touring the U.S. in May. More tour dates will be added, but the following dates have been confirmed so far:
5/13 San Bernardino, CA @ The NOS Events Center (CA Metal Fest)
5/14 Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse
5/16 Tulsa, OK @ The Venue
5/19 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
5/20 Baton Rouge, LA @ The Darkroom
5/21 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
5/22 Orlando (Winter Park), FL @ Island Oasis
5/26 Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
5/29 New York, NY @ B.B. King's
As previously reported, Necrophagist, Ion Dissonance, Arsis, and Alarum will be touring Canada together in June, following this US tour. Here are those tour dates again:
6/1 QUE @ TBA
6/2 Montreal, QUE @ Club Soda
6/3 Quebec City, QUE @ Campus Charlesbourg
6/4 Jonquiere, QUE @ Cote Cour
6/5 Dolbeau, QUE @ Chevaliers Colomb
6/6 Ottawa, ONT @ Mavericks
6/7 ONT @ TBA
6/8 ONT @ TBA
6/9 Sudbury, ONT @ Serbian Hall
6/10 Rouyn-Noranda, QUE @ Petit Theatre
MassConcerts has announced that the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return once again to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Friday April 28, Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30. Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 24 at 10:00am at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.
Proclaimed in past years as one of the best American festivals focusing on heavy music, the three-day show will host numerous metal, hardcore, and metalcore bands along with a jam-packed vendor area where fans can purchase hard-to-find CDs, t-shirts, and other music merchandise. ESP Guitars will be giving away guitars and Krank Amps will be giving away amps and even a half stack. These two great companies will also be bringing you up close and personal with some of the bands they endorse - so as we get closer to fest we will have schedule of artist signings and other surprises.
The show will once again take place on two stages at The Palladium. Bands that have already been confirmed for the festival are: Lacuna Coil, Gamma Ray, DragonForce (first time EVER in America!), Arch Enemy, Chimaira, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bullet For My Valentine, Exodus, Cryptopsy, 100 Demons, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Bronx Casket Company, Byzantine, Caliban, Cattle Decapitation, Colin Of Arabia, Damnation AD, Dead To Fall, Death Threat, Demiricous, Dying Eyes Bleed, Ed Gein, Embrace The End, Folly, Full Blown Chaos, Goat Horn, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Horse The Band, Hypersolid, If Hope Dies, Immolation, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Ion Dissonance, Ligeia, Losa, Mercury Switch, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, On Broken Wings, Protest The Hero, Ramallah, Righteous Jams, Ringworm, Sanctity, Scars Of Tomorrow, From A Second Story Window, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Still Remains, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, The Acacia Strain, The Absence, The Classic Struggle, The Miles Between, Torn Assunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, I Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xDEATHSTARx, and xLOOKINGFORWARDx. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks. Talent is subject to change.
"We’ve been extremely happy with how this festival has grown over the years," said MassConcerts Booking Agent and festival co-founder Scott Lee, "and this year the lineup is one of the most varied yet - a great mixture of different styles of bands."
The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is brought to you by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, teaming up to present the festival this year; Prosthetic Records, which is sponsoring the 2nd Stage upstairs, Revolver Magazine our exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program, Facedown Records which is sponsoring our street marketing efforts, FUSE TV, Mazur PR and The Syndicate. Vendors this year include Century Media, Trustkill, Eulogy/Hand of Hope, Metal Blade, Red Rocket Records, and many others.
Cattle Decapitation have entered the studio with Billy Anderson (Swans, Mr. Bungle, Sleep). For the past couple days they have been getting drum sounds right and tracking has begun. The band was home for almost a year writing the next record and are finally putting it to tape.
Cattle Decapitation will be announcing May/June U.S. tour dates, the new album title and new rhythm guitarist soon.
CATTLE DECAPITATION tour dates w/ Brujeria:
2/08 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theatre
2/09 Hollywood, CA Key Club
2/11 San Francisco, CA The Pound
2/12 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theatre
3/04 San Diego, CA American Legion Hall
The new video for Cattle Decapitation’s “Reduced To Paste” is now available online. The video was directed by Adam Grabarnick and filmed in May 2005. Cattle Decapitation have also issued the following update about writing their new album:
"Since we’ve been home, we recorded the Caninus split 7”(available now! Thanks for your patience) and have so far written 8 songs for our next album, which are turning out to be very bizarre (exactly how we like it). Picture the new Caninus split material, just longer. We’re going to keep the name of the album to ourselves for a while, but lets just say it’s a bit of a departure, but still very Cattle. We’ve conferred with Wes Benscoter and he will continue as the artist that so greatly visualizes what we’re about. We’re not going to try to outdo ourselves as far as grotesqueness, because if you ask me, the cover to Human Jerky (our first record) cannot and will not be topped… so whatever, opinions are like assholes, and you know what they say… Anyways we’re pretty damned tired of our albums getting banned everywhere so we’re going to make sure there’s no buttholes or anything on the cover of the next one. We’ve noticed the United States and Europe REALLY hate buttholes."
"We enter the studio in February of 2006. We’ll have MR. BILLY ANDERSON (Mr. Bungle, Swans, Neurosis, Impaled) himself producing this monstrosity and we hope to have it out at the beginning of Summer 2006 preceded and followed by our brand of ridiculous amounts of touring! We’re also adding a second guitar player for the first time in Cattle history! He’ll be our rhythm guitarist and will be announced at the beginning of the year. Don’t bother asking, because we’re not going to tell you who he is."
Upcoming shows: More...
Cattle Decapitation will be appearing on 2 different benefit compilations from Koi Records next month... The first being the Friend In Need double 12" vinyl/DVD compilation aiming to increase awareness about cancer and treatments for cancer patients. Featured track is "Reduced To Paste" and the brand new video for the same song appears on the DVD!
The second being the New Orleans SPCA Benefit Compilation. This will feature a live in-studio track recorded at KXLU last year. All proceeds will be directed by the ASPCA to the LA-SPCA in New Orleans. Many pets and other animals were left to wallow in the muck as people are fleeing from Katrina's wrath.
These will be limited edition copies on colored vinyl. You can check out all the info you need including track listings at koirecords.com.
The Cattle Decapitation/Caninus split should be out in a couple weeks.
Belgium’s Aborted are preparing for their first full North American invasion. Their new album, The Archaic Abattoir, “an epic in its own right” won the band considerable praise. Founder and vocalist Sven De Caluwe commented on the upcoming tour and line-up changes: “Things are really starting to move fast for us, and we're fully preparing ourselves for the upcoming U.S. tour with Cryptopsy, Suffocation and Despised Icon. Needless to say, we're all extremely psyched about this tour and can't wait to spread our own little brand of death-fucking-metal to all our fans. To the people who have been waiting to see us over there; the wait is over, and we'll make sure none of you will have any regrets. Some news on the band, we're also very happy with the way the new line-up is working out. Guitarist Stephane Souteyrand has been in the band since June and has been more than great. He's not only a great musician but also a very cool guy to work with, and we can't wait to start writing the next album with him by our side. See you guys in a month!”
The video for “Dead Wreckoning” will premier on MTV2’s Headbangers Ball Saturday night September 3rd. Produced by Darren Doane (Shadows Fall, Nile) and filmed in Downtown L.A. “in the basement of an old meat factory, De Caluwe said, “Scary fact is that there was blood everywhere, fresh blood, which neither Darren nor the band put there. Weird part is the factory has been out of business for quite some time…”
Aborted tour dates with Suffocation, CRYPTOPSY, DESPISED ICON: More...
Suffocation/Cryptopsy/Cephalic Carnage/Aborted and others will be doing a fall tour with Cattle Decapitation, With Passion, and Vader as supporting acts. Dates are as follows:
October 6 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
October 7 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
October 11 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues (w/ Cattle Decapitation)
October 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
October 13 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk (w/ With Passion)
October 14 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
October 15 - Portland, OR @ Meow Meow
October 16 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
October 17 - Victoria, BC @ Sugar Night Club (w/ With Passion)
October 20 - Calgary, AB @ The Warehouse (w/ With Passion)
October 21 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlight (w/ With Passion)
October 22 - Regina, SK @ Riddel Center (w/ With Passion)
October 23 - Saskatoon, SK @ The Roxy (w/ With Passion)
October 24 - Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret (w/ With Passion)
October 27 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
October 28 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
October 29 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House (w/ With Passion)
October 30 - Ottawa, ON @ Capital Music Hall (w/ With Passion)
October 31 - Royun-Noranda, QC @ Petit Theatre Du Vieux Noranda (w/ Vader, With Passion)
November 1 - Chicoutimi, QC @ Poly Laure Conan (w/ Vader, With Passion)
November 2 - Rimouski, QC @ Le Coudee (w/ Vader, With Passion)
November 3 - Quebec City, QC @ L' Imperial (w/ Vader, With Passion)
November 4 - Montreal, QC @ Le Medley (w/ Vader, With Passion)
November 6 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx (w/ Vader, Decapitated, Ecliptic)
November 7 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club (w/ Vader, Decapitated, Dew-Scented)
San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION were forced to cancel their previously announced appearance in Tijuana, Mexico on Friday. In an April 8 post on the group's web site, the band write, "Our van broke down at the beginning of the CRYPTOPSY tour, and we had to ditch it in North Carolina and rent that stupid RV you may have seen us pulling up in recently. We're at a Pilot truck stop in New Mexico right now and are going to drive through the night to make it to the Anaheim gig at Chain Reaction. We're very sorry to those people that were going to come out to the show tonight. Sorry guys. Sorry Mario. We'll make it up with another show if that's OK. There's nothing we can do right now. We're over 900 miles away... We'll make it to Chain Reaction though."
CATTLE DECAPITATION's latest album, "Humanure", was recorded with producer Bill Metoyer (SLAYER, W.A.S.P., SIX FEET UNDER), and marks the recording debut with the group of drummer Michael Laughlin. The band parted ways with drummer David Astor in May of 2003 due to his inability to live up to the obligations of touring and regular necessities of the band.
Gore-metallers Cattle Decapitation have plans to release a split 7-inch single with Caninus. They'll start working on the material for that effort next month.
A pre-production recording of a new Cryptopsy track, "Carrionshine," can be downloaded here and this is the group's first material released since the return of original vocalist Lord Worm. The track is scheduled to appear on the Canadian quintet's fifth album, which will be recorded over the summer. "Each song has a very unique identity and some of the material is a progression from what you've heard from Cryptopsy in the past," the band recently about the new compositions. "The album concept has a very distinct beginning and end."
Cryptopsy recently embarked on a headlining U.S. tour with Cattle Decapitation, Devilinside and The Autumn Offering and all dates are listed below.
Cryptopsy w/ Cattle Decapitation, The Autumn Offering tour dates (*with Devilinside): More...
Live pics from the Worcester show on Friday, Feb.18th with MISERY INDEX, CATTLE DECAPITATION, BEHEMOTH and SUFFOCATION are now uploaded. Check them out at the Gallery section.
Review of the show can be found here.
It turns out that The Palladium in Worcester, MA has a hidden gem that has somehow eluded my attention before. "Upstairs" is a 350- capacity room with atmosphere and sound that "downstairs" comes close to but fails to top. I'm not sure if it was the size of the venue or the fans, or maybe both, but this show felt so much... intimate and heartfelt. The bands too felt these emotions floating in the air and responded accordingly. It was one of those nights when you get this awe-inspiring feeling that you belong to the metal community. More...
Cattle Decapitation will be appearing live on Conneticut's WECS Radio this Friday, February 18th. The band will be conducting a live interview, spinning some of their favorite tracks, as well as accepting live phone calls from fans, and giving away some signed "Humanure" CD's. Tune in to http://www.easternct.edu/depts/wecs from 1-2pm Eastern Standard Time to listen live.
Cattle Decapitation will be signing autographs on Friday, February 18th at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. After the Cattle Decapitation set head over to the FYE table to meet the band and get an autograph.