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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 recently shot a video for the track "Forced Gender Reassignment" from "Monolith of Inhumanity." The video was directed by Mitch Massie, who also directed the "Kingdom of Tyrants" video, which can be found right here.
This time around, Cattle Decapitation and Massie have concocted a completely over-the-top gore-infused video that will closely follow the lyrics of "Forced Gender Reassignment." Production on the video is being wrapped up now and will be released soon.
In other news, Cattle Decapitation will return to the road throughout November and December with Dying Fetus. The tour, being presented by Metal Sucks and Metal Injection, will begin on November 24th, with Cattle joining on November 27th. More dates are still to be announced, so make sure to keep up with the band at Facebook for updates.
w/ Six Feet Under, Wretched
11/02 Richmond, VA Kingdom
11/03 Frederick, MD Cafe 611
11/04 Clifton, NJ Dingbatz
11/05 Boston, MA Middle East
11/06 New York, NY The Studio at Webster Hall
11/07 Buffalo, NY Club Infinity
11/08 Reading, PA Reverb
11/09 Amityville, NY Revolution
11/10 Dayton, OH McGuffy's
11/12 St Paul, MN Station-4
11/13 Joliet, IL Mojoe's
11/14 Lansing, MI Mac's Bar
11/15 Peoria, IL The Brass Rail
11/16 Valparaiso, IN Roadie's Music Venue
11/17 Louisville, KY Phoenix Hill Tavern
11/18 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
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In support of latest release "Reign Supreme," Dying Fetus will be returning to the road in North America on "The Blood of Power Tour." This tour is the band's first headlining tour on the "Reign Supreme" album cycle.
The first leg of the tour will kick off 11/24 in Atlanta, GA and run through December 13th in Boise, ID. Support on the first leg will come from Cattle Decapitation and Cerebral Bore. The second leg of the tour begins December 15th in Denver, CO, wrapping up December 23rd in Trenton, NJ. Support on this leg will come from Malignancy and Cerebral Bore. A complete list of dates is below.
The band is also currently in the midst of "The Womb to Waste" European tour with label mates Revocation, Job For a Cowboy, and Cerebral Bore. The tour will run through October 14th in Aarschot, Belgium. More...
Death metal legends Six Feet Under will be embarking on on a headlining tour this Fall. The Chris-Barnes-named Autumn Apocalypse Tour will also feature label mates Cattle Decapitation as well as death metal up-and-comers, Wretched. The tour will throughout the first half of November, with the full routing available below. The following press release was also issued:
"Six Feet Under, led by the inimitable Chris Barnes, possessor of one of the most dominant and instantly recognizable voices of the death metal genre. Now featuring Barnes alongside new guitarist Ola Englund, longtime guitarist Steve Swanson, new bassist Jeff Hughell, and drummer Kevin Talley, whose history blasting for Dying Fetus, Misery Index, and Chimaira speaks for itself, Six Feet Under 2012 finds the band reinvigorated and churning out some of the most visceral, in-your-face, and downright horrifying tunes in their renowned discography of brutality both, lyrically and musically." More...
Wretched is preparing for a new set of fall tours supporting some of metal’s most ferocious bands. Beginning October 7th, Wretched hits the road with thrash metal legends Death Angel on a run throughout the south and west coast. The band will then join Six Feet Under and Cattle Decapitation on The Autumn Apocalypse Tour starting November 2nd in Richmond. See a full listing of tour dates below.
Vocalist Adam Cody comments, “I am more than honored to be a part of two back to back tours with legendary bands. Chris Barnes is a death metal vocalist that has inspired me since I knew what death metal was. Cattle Decapitation is a band I never expected to be on tour with; I've always admired the creativity they bring to the grindier side of the metal world.“
Wretched is touring in support of third studio album "Son Of Perdition," released earlier this year. Cody adds, “Expect to see an entirely new set list with songs we've never played live before!” More...
As was previously announced, Metal Blade Records and Scion A/V have teamed up to bring fans a free showcase at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA on September 15th (matinee from 1p-6p). This event, which celebrates the label's 30th anniversary, will feature performances from Six Feet Under, Cattle Decapitation, Battlecross, Gypsyhawk, and Pilgrim. To make the showcase that much more special, San Diego California's Cattle Decapitation will be performing the band's latest album, "Monolith of Inhumanity," in its entirety for the first time ever.
RSVP for this free event right here and remember, as always, get there early, as space is limited and entry is not guaranteed. The show details are:
Saturday, September 15th, 2012
1pm – 6 pm
The Glass House
200 West 2nd Street
Pomona, CA 91766 More...
Metal Blade Records and Scion A/V are excited to announce a label showcase at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA on September 15th. Six Feet Under, Cattle Decapitation, Battlecross, Gypsyhawk, and Pilgrim are set to perform and entry is free with RSVP – info on how to RSVP will be coming later on this week. In the mean time, check out the promotional poster for the label showcase below.
After Fear Factory just recently announced the band was dropping off the Shockwave Festival, which was set to kick off on July 6th, the organizers of the tour have now issued the following statement about the entire run being shut down:
“It is with great disappointment that we have to make this announcement. With the recent departure of Voivod from the Shockwave Festival lineup, as well as low advance tickets sales we have decided to pull the plug on the Shockwave Festival.
"For purchases made with a credit card, your card will automatically be refunded. All other refunds are available at point of purchase.
"We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused."
This year's Summer Breeze festival will be taking place from August 16th - 18th, with full details available at the festival's website here. The organizers of Summer Breeze have now issued the following announcement about confirming new bands:
"Since the release of their amazing breakthrough album 'Inwards', Dew-Scented have been at the forefront of European thrash metal. Since then, the cool bunch led by frontman Leif Jensen have been producing fantastic albums full of unstoppable riff power and overwhelming intensity at nicely regular intervals, cementing the band's excellent reputation time and again. In 2012, Dew-Scented aim at kick-starting their career with an entirely new line-up – with the exception of band boss Leif – and the fantastic new album 'Icarus', and are gearing up to shatter the Summer Breeze Open Air into small pieces. We are stoked to welcome the indestructible machine called Dew-Scented at our festival once more. Get thrashed!
"When Agrypnie played the Summer Breeze festival in 2008 for the first and only time so far, they were booked as consolation for all those who were mourning the recent disbanding of Nocte Obducta. Four years, one studio album and one EP later, the Hessians have made a career for themselves, having now reached the same level as the aforementioned group. Their new studio album is still being recorded as we speak, but their last EP 'Asche' was already an announcement for big things to come in the realm of post black metal. Expressive, multi-faceted, melancholic, dynamic – all these attributes fit Agrypnie like a glove and are underlined by the fact that their songs don't ever become predictable or interchangable. One of the most exciting bands our scene has to offer nowadays."
The Summer Breeze 2012 bill now looks like: More...
American veggie grinders Cattle Decapitation will return to Europe in August to play some of the most monumental heavy metal festivals as well as a bunch of intimate club shows. Do not miss out on the following shows:
07/08/12 – SI – Tolmin – Metalcamp
08/08/12 – HU – Budapest – t.b.a.
10/08/12 – CZ – Jaromer – Brutal Assault
11/08/12 – DE – Schlotheim – Party.San Festival
12/08/12 – BE – Ieper – Ieper Fest
13/08/12 – NL – Tilburg – Little Devil
17/08/12 – FR – Theix – Motocultor Festival
18/08/12 – DE – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze
Cattle Decapitation is touring in support of new album "Monolith of Inhumanity." You can also check out the band's latest videoclip, the cinematic sickness entitled "Kingdom Of Tyrants" at this location.
Today the coordinators of Shockwave Festival Tour 2012 have announced four new dates in the inaugural North American takeover: Calgary, Amityville, Columbus, and Joliet. See the updated itinerary below. The following press release was also issued:
"Established to give metal fans a lower cost festival option this season, Shockwave Festival Tour 2012 stands among one of the most diversified metal tour packages of the Summer! The trek will commence on July 6 in Seattle, Washington, and feature an assorted lineup of artists including futuristic metal conjurers Fear Factory and sci-fi thrash legends Voivod as well as Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning, and Forged In Flame.
"Presented by Full Metal Jackie with further sponsorships by EVH, DDrums, Intune Guitar Pics, Indie Merch, Earsplit PR, Skateboard Marketing, Burning Angel, Yetibite, The PRP, Rockin Wellness, Dirtycheese Design & Development and Blank TV, the caravan of chaos will run through August. Tickets are on sale now at this location." More...
"Monolith Of Inhumanity," the latest slab of sonic annihilation from California progressive grind tyrants Cattle Decapitation, landed at #32 on the Billboard Top Independent Album Chart, #23 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums chart, #6 on the Billboard New Artist Chart, and #177 Billboard Top Current Albums Chart upon its first week of release. In Canada the record ranked in at #41 on the Hard Music Chart as well as #4 in the metal category and #71 in the rock category on iTunes.
The Dave Otero–produced "Monolith Of Inhumanity" was released on May 8th, 2012 via Metal Blade Records. Conceptually, the record revolves around a potent distaste for contemporary civilization and the damage wrought in the name of progress. In addition, "Monolith Of Inhumanity" features guest appearances by Mike Majewski of Devourment (guest vocals on “Projectile Ovulation”), Lenard Leal of Cephalic Carnage (backing vocals by on “A Living, Breathing Piece of Defecating Meat”), The Cephalic Carnage Community Men’s Choir, consisting of all current Cephalic members and alumni Jawsh Mullen and Zac Joe (gang choir vocals on “The Carbon Stampede”), and ambient and noise interludes by Los Angeles’ most extreme decimator of sound, John Wiese. Footage from the band's time in the studio can be viewed below.
Cattle Decapitation is currently finishing up the Occupation Domination 2012 tour alongside Origin, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Rings Of Saturn, Battlecross and more. The band will continue the onstage takeovers with some one-off shows before heading out on this Summer’s Shockwave Festival Tour 2012. Cattle Decapitation will be joined by Fear Factory, Voivod, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning and Forged In Flame. More...
Today Cattle Decapitation wants to start your week with a kick in the teeth. Check out new in-studio video footage from the "Monolith of Inhumanity" sessions -- specifically adventures in vocal tracking and additional Cattle-related fun -- at this location or in the player below.
Comments vocalist Travis Ryan: "Kids always ask me how I do my vocals and here it is... the vocals studio report for our new album Monolith of Inhumanity. As you can see, polar bear pajama pants and a really stupid haircut really help me achieve those pitches needed to push the melodic high vocals over the top. You will also find there actually are no ‘pirate’ influences in the studio. Nor any ninjas, vampires, zombies or Chuck Norris paraphernalia in there either so sit down, shut up and smell the farts... there's at least two of ‘em in there if you listen closely..."
In related news, Cattle Decapitation will sever souls on this Summer’s Shockwave Festival Tour 2012, announced earlier this month. The band will be joined by Fear Factory, Voivod, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning and Forged In Flame. Tickets are on sale here.
In the meantime, the band is currently bringing hostility to the stage on the Occupation Domination 2012 tour alongside Origin, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Rings Of Saturn, Battlecross and more. More...
On Sunday, April 22, New Jersey was home for one night to some of the premier death metal bands in the world for the Occupation Domination tour. Featuring the likes of Aborted, Decrepit Birth, Cattle Decapitation, and Origin, this package had something for every fan of death metal. The tour came at the tail-end of a day-long metal festival that was going on at the venue. By the time the first band on the tour package, Battlecross, hit the stage around 6:30, some audience members had been there for almost six hours. That didn’t affect the early bands too much, but the later ones would see how having 12 hours of live metal can impact a crowd. More...
Today MetalSucks will help you kick off your weekend in veggie-gorging progressive grind style with an exclusive stream of Cattle Decapitation’s "Monolith Of Inhumanity." The 11 track long player is set for a North American release on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012. Sear your eardrums at this location.
The following press release was issued about the album:
"Produced by Dave Otero of Denver's Flatline Audio, Monolith Of Inhumanity sees the band investigating inventive new techniques in songwriting without abandoning their signature formula of confrontational audio wreckage. Conceptually, the record revolves around a potent distaste for contemporary civilization and the damage wrought in the name of progress. In addition, Monolith Of Inhumanity features a host of guests including Mike Majewski of Devourment (guest vocals on 'Projectile Ovulation'), Lenard Leal of Cephalic Carnage (backing vocals by on 'A Living, Breathing Piece of Defecating Meat'), The Cephalic Carnage Community Men's Choir, consisting of all current Cephalic members and alumni Jawsh Mullen and Zac Joe (gang choir vocals on 'The Carbon Stampede'), and ambient and noise interludes by Los Angeles' most extreme decimator of sound, John Wiese."
In related news, Cattle Decapitation will crush souls on this Summer’s Shockwave Festival Tour 2012 announced earlier this week. The band will be joined by Fear Factory, Voivod, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning and Forged In Flame. More...
Metal Blade Records has issued the following announcement about the lineup for the upcoming Shockwave Festival tour:
"This summer, one of the most diversified metal tour packages will batter its way through North America! What will be a yearly event, the inaugural Shockwave Festival Tour 2012 is coming for you! Established to give metal fans a lower cost festival option this season, the tour will commence on July 6 in Seattle, Washington, and feature an eclectic lineup of artists including futuristic metal conjurers Fear Factory and sci-fi thrash legends Voivod as well as Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance to Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning, and Forged in Flame.
"Presented by Full Metal Jackie with further sponsorships by EVH, DDrums, Ampeg, Intune Guitar Pics, Indie Merch, Earsplit PR, Skateboard Marketing, Burning Angel, Yetibite, The PRP, Rockin Wellness, Dirtycheese Design & Development and Blank TV, the caravan of chaos will run through August with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks. Artist Arena/fan club pre-sale tickets go on sale today. Public tickets go on sale Saturday May 5 at 10:00am at this location." More...
In anticipation of the upcoming release of new studio offering "Monolith Of Inhumanity," Cattle Decapitation has unveiled an in-studio video clip. Check out the guitar tracking process in the player below, where you'll also get to hear "A Living, Breathing Piece of Defecating Meat."
"Monolith Of Inhumanity" is set for a North American release on May 8th, 2012. Cattle Decapitation is also currently on the Occupation Domination 2012 tour. The band is joined by Origin, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Rings Of Saturn, Battlecross and more. Check out remaining dates below. More...
Today prime horror one-stop, Bloody Disgusting, hosts the exclusive premiere of “Kingdom of Tyrants” from Cattle Decapitation's forthcoming "Monolith Of Inhumanity" studio offering. The disturbingly twisted 9-minute mini-film was directed by Mitch Massie with live band footage shot in San Marcos, California by Tyson Montrucchio.
Check out the "Kingdom of Tyrants" music video at this location.
Comments singer Travis Ryan: "We've kicked around the idea of doing a mini-film out of a song that has a big intro for years now and when I saw Mitch Massie's work on one of our friends' videos, we knew he would be the one to pull it off. We had no idea he would bring it to a level such as this though. The ‘Kingdom of Tyrants’ mini-film completely leveled our expectations. Having given him director styles I would have liked to see used such as Matthew Barney, Harmony Korine and Ridley Scott, I still never assumed we would have received something so in line with what we had in mind for this as what you see here with this video. It's disturbing. It’s thought-provoking. It’s 100% CATTLE DECAPITATION and in the direction we've been heading. Massie is the man and this is by far the best video we've ever had the pleasure to be a part of."
Adds director Mitch Massie: "I acknowledge that I will rightfully burn in some subdivision of Hell for even attempting a rough tribute to Kubrick, but at least I will make Hell a home with Cattle Decapitation and a few other damned risk-takers as neighbors. When Travis and I spoke about the concept it was a comforting fact that he too had reservations about picking fruits from the Kubrick tree. It wasn't until the first night of production was over and we sat down to watch the shaky rough footage when a rather sardonic thought sparked the flint that ignited the funeral pyre in me, ‘fuck it, while we are here, as parts of our generation that dry-humps references in an over-saturated landfill of technological trinkets -- where nothing is sacred -- anyway, we might as well bury the rest of the masters in the filth they inspired in us and enter our homes justified. I'm a soulless ginger anyway so what do I care about these new risks of damnation when I never had a chance to begin with?’ More...
The 2012 edition of the Summer Breeze festival will be taking place from August 16th - 18th, with full details available here. The organizers of the festival have now announced the following bands being added to the bill:
Born from pain
Night in gales
While she sleeps
The festival's lineup is now as follows: More...
Today California conquerors Cattle Decapitation release "Lifestalker," the second single off their new album "Monolith Of Inhumanity."
Set for release on May, 8th, 2012, the record was produced by Dave Otero of Denver's Flatline Audio and according to a press release "sees the band exploring innovative new techniques in song writing without abandoning their signature formula of confrontational audio wreckage and self-loathing lyrical content."
Vocalist Travis Ryan adds: "We just returned from a great European tour where we played a ton of new songs which were received extremely well by everyone over there! So much so that we decided to premiere the second sample track of our new album Monolith of Inhumanity on a European website for all our fans and the new fans we just made during this last tour! We had a blast and we hope you all get a kick out of the new track 'Lifestalker.' This new album is light years ahead of the rest of our albums and we look forward to coming back to Europe to decapitate you all with it!"
Kansas based technical death metal act Origin posted a promo video for the upcoming "Occupatin Domination" North American Tour with Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Rings of Saturn and Battlecross. The tour commences in Baltimore on April 20, 2012. For a list of complete dates and venues, head over to this location.
Check out the video here: