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Cattle Decapitation

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

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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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Summer Slaughter Tour Dates Announced

The Summer Slaughter 2013 tour will feature The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, and Aeon.

The initial dates for the tour have now been announced (with more to be released in the coming weeks). Details are as follows:

7/19-San Francisco, CA @ The Regency
7/20-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/21-Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
7/24-Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
7/26-Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
7/27-Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/29-Orlando, FL @ House of Blues (w/o Cattle Decapitation)
7/30-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/31-Knoxville, TN @ Old City Courtyard
8/01-Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
8/02-Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
8/03-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (w/o Norma Jean)
8/04-Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
8/07-New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
8/08-Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
8/09-Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL
8/10-Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
8/11-Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
8/12-Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
8/13-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
8/14-Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
8/16-Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre More...

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Summer Slaughter 2013 Lineup Revealed

The 7th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP, and Guitar World, is now officially slated to run from July 19th through August 24th.

It features such heavyweights as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, and two bands TBA. Stay tuned over the coming weeks for official tour dates to be announced.

One of the remaining open slots will be chosen by you, the fans, so be sure to click here to get in your vote now. The voting ends on March 31st.

Ash Avildsen, founder of Summer Slaughter, comments on this year's edition of the tour: “It's year seven and I think 2013's line-up is the most exciting and diverse yet. Slaughter has never been a one dimensional experience for fans. This year is a true testament to that as we have an amazing mix of extreme music's influential icons and leaders of the new school. Let the underground unite!"

Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist) states: “We can't wait to get back on the road! We're launching a US tour in the spring, hitting Europe for some festivals and club shows, and then hitting several more cities with Summer Slaughter all summer long. We are absolutely amped. After being holed up in the studio for such a long time giving birth to One of Us is the Killer, we are all pent up and ready to share material new and old with our supporters doing what we love to do the most. Can't wait to see and either kiss or rip off each and every one of your faces on the road with Summer Slaughter and year round, everywhere.”

Be sure to visit the tour's Facebook profile for all up-to-date news and ticketing information. More...

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Cattle Decapitation Announces New Tour Dates

Cattle Decapitation will finally be heading to Australia for the band's first time for "The Hate Across Australia Tour," presented by Triple J's The Racket, Destroy All Line, Killyourstereo.com, Blunt Magazine, and New World Artists.

The trek consists of nine shows throughout the continent, beginning on June 6th in Brisbane. Cattle Decapitation will be direct support for Australia's own Thy Art Is Murder. The entire list of confirmed dates can be found below.

Vocalist Travis Ryan comments on the band's first trip to Australia: "For years we've been battered with requests to come to Australia for a tour and we're pleased to announce it's finally a reality! Australia is next on the map of untapped territories of the globe that we plan on hitting this year in support of our new album, 'Monolith of Inhumanity,' and we're very excited to finally head down under, meet the fans who have been asking for us all these years and show 'em what they've been missing! Seriously though, we're very humbled and excited to have such a strong reaction so far away from what we call home. It's an honor, we thank you guys, flights are booked… we'll see you soon!" More...

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Cattle Decapitation To Play Hell And Heaven Fest

Cattle Decapitation will be performing at this year's Hell and Heaven Metal Fest 2013. The event will take place in Guadalajara, Mexico on May 18th and 19th, and features headliners Motorhead, along with Testament, Anthrax, In Flames, and more. Fans can find more information and keep up with festival updates at this location.

Cattle Decapitation's cinematic, nine minute long mini-film for "Kingdom of Tyrants" is also available now through Metal Blade's website here. The band's latest album "Monolith of Inhumanity" was released in May of 2012. More...

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Cattle Decapitation Comments On Upcoming Tour

Cattle Decapitation will return to Europe in April to tour as direct support to Cryptopsy. Also on the bill are Decrepit Birth and The Last Shot of War.

Comments Cattle Decapitation singer Travis Ryan: "It's great to hit the road with our friends Cryptopsy and Decrepit Birth again… and this time, in Europe! We'll be hitting some spots harder than usual and some spots we've never been and we're always into that. This might be the only time this year you guys see us so be sure to come out and rage with us!"

You can also watch the band's video the band's cinematic, nine-minute long mini-film for "Kingdom of Tyrants" from the "Monolith of Inhumanity" album now at this location. The video, directed by Mitch Massie, is an experience not to be missed. Vocalist Travis Ryan elabortates: "It's disturbing. It's thought-provoking. Its 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." More...

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Re-Armed Joining Cryptopsy On Tour

Re-Armed has checked in with the following update about joining Cryptopsy on upcoming European tour dates:

"We proudly announce that Re-Armed has been attached to UK tour with Cryptopsy, Cattle Decapitation & Decrepith Birth! Aaaand, ATTENTION Netherlands! The tournee will end to Netherland's Neurotic Death Fest on May 5th 2013! Here are the upcoming tour dates and poster."

01.05 - Cardiff (UK) "Bogiez"
02.05 - Glasgow (UK) "Audio"
03.05 - Dublin (Ire) "the Pint"
04.05 - London (UK) "Underworld"
05.05 - Tilburg (Hol) "Neurotic Death Fest" More...

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Metal Blade Showcase Tracks/Interviews Available

Back on September 15th, Metal Blade Records and Scion A/V teamed up to bring you the label's showcase featuring Six Feet Under, Cattle Decapitation, Battlecross, Gypsyhawk, and Pilgrim for a free matinee show at the Glasshouse in Pomona, Calif.

Scion A/V had a crew on hand to conduct video interviews with each of the bands and record the showcase for a free limited 7" release and digital download/stream featuring a track each from Gypsyhawk and Pilgrim.

Head over to AOL Noisecreep here to download (or stream) the digital copy of the 7" and to check out the video interviews. You can also check out the music and one of the interview clips below. More...

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Dying Fetus Updates Tour Schedule

Death Metal powerhouse Dying Fetus will be hitting the road in in January of 2013 alongside Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, and The Contortionist as part of "The Divinity of Purpose Tour." The tour will kick off January 26th in Flint, MI and will wrap up February 17th in Amityville, NY.

The band is currently out on "The Blood of Power Tour" which is the band's first headlining trek on the "Reign Supreme" album cycle. The first leg of the tour is underway now with support coming from Cattle Decapitation and Cerebral Bore. The second leg 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 available below.

Dying Fetus recently completed shooting a video for the song "Second Skin." Look for the video to debut in the coming weeks. More...

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Cattle Decapitation Announces New Shows

After dropping off the Autumn Apocalypse Tour with Six Feet Under, Cattle Decapitation has now issued the following update about lining up new headlining shows:

"Anyone in the Northeast - Cattle Decapitation has left The Autumn Apocalypse Tour and has now rebooked headlining dates in your area leading up to the Dying Fetus run. See the dates below and SPREAD THE WORD!!"

11/10 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Mr. Roboto Project w/ Vektor
11/11 Reading, PA @ Reverb
11/13 Burlington, VT @ Nectar's
11/14 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Pickwick Pub
11/15 Keene, NH @ The Railroad Tavern
11/16 Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts
11/17 Middletown, NY @ Sounds Asylum
11/20 Trenton, NJ @ Backstage at Champs
11/21 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar More...

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Cattle Decapitation Drops Off Tour

Several sites reported yesterday that Cattle Decapitation would be dropping off the Autumn Apocalypse Tour due to a physical altercation between vocalist Travis Ryan and Six Feet Under's Chris Barnes (although the original posts on Facebook that started this rumor now seem to have been removed).

Cattle Decapitation has now issued the following official statement about leaving the tour:

"Cattle Decapitation has left the Autumn Apocalypse Tour. This leaves us without shows until we start the Blood of Power tour with Dying Fetus and Cerebral Bore.

"If you are interested in helping book some last minute shows in the NORTHEAST and MID-ATLANTIC areas (starting the day after tomorrow) please contact: dan@thepantheonagency.com

"We're down pretty much for whatever! Time to make some fuckin lemonade out here on the east coast!"

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Cattle Decapitation Releases New Music Video

Cattle Decapitation has teamed up with Bloody-Disgusting.com to release a new music video for “Forced Gender Reassignment.” Check out the video over at this location. The following press release was also issued:

"Banned by YouTube and Vimeo and deemed to be too over the top for Cattle's label Metal Blade Records to even touch, 'Forced Gender Reassignment' is a gory, obscenely graphic and explicitly intense story of what could happen when the tables are turned on a group of people whose faith blinds them to the point of being unable to mind their own business and just letting others be themselves. This will truly go down as one of the most disturbing music videos of all time. Cattle Decapitation will be touring this fall with Six Feet Under on The Autumn Apocalypse Tour and Dying Fetus on The Blood of Power Tour. See tour dates below." More...

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Metal Daze: The Metalcamp Diaries, Part II

... Continued from Part I...

TUESDAY 8/7

9… something… am. Or maybe it’s 10, or maybe I’m in Hell. All I know is that the sun has risen, transforming my tent into a “Bridge On The River Kwai” sweatbox and my sleeping bag into a dehydration cocoon. I’m marinating.

Cooking aromas. Eggs frying, a Mediterranean whiff of olive oil, the universal scent of black coffee. Subdued, slow-motion, hung-over camp chatter. An unfamiliar voice: “Mind if I drop in for a meet-and-greet?” Male, low and steady-pitched, Eastern European. Might as well get my ass moving and be social. Also, I’m starving again.

I peel away my constraints, fumbling, slippery, dazed. I unzip the door and gasp for breath. The open air feels cucumber-cool by comparison and prickles my skin.

With nature doing all the work around here, who needs an alarm clock? More...

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Cattle Decapitation Posts Video Teaser

Cattle Decapitation is pleased to announce that newest video “Forced Gender Reassignment” will see its premiere via BloodyDisgusting.com this coming Monday, October 15th. A teaser trailer for the video can be viewed below, and the following press release was issued by the band:

"Banned by YouTube and Vimeo and deemed to be too over the top for Cattle's label Metal Blade Records to even touch, 'Forced Gender Reassignment' is a gory, obscenely graphic and explicitly intense story of what could happen when the tables are turned on a group of people whose faith blinds them to the point of being unable to mind their own business and just letting others be themselves. This will truly go down as one of the most disturbing music videos of all time.

"Three trailers are to be released throughout the Internet along with video stills will preface the video. Find the first trailer online below. A second trailer is scheduled to be released on Monday October 9th, 2012 as well as a third on Thursday October 11, 2012. Follow Cattle Decapitation's Facebook to view the trailers and information on the official release on October 15th, 2012.

"Don’t forget to catch Cattle Decapitation on the road with Six Feet Under on The Autumn Apocalypse Tour and on The Blood of Power Tour with Dying Fetus." More...

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Cattle Decapitation Shoots New Music Video

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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Dying Fetus Announces New Tour Dates

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...

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Six Feet Under Updates Tour Schedule

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...

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Wretched Announces New Tour Dates

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...

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Metal Blade Showcase RSVP Details Revealed

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...

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Metal Blade Records Announces Label Showcase

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.

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Shockwave Festival Canceled

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."

For more info on the Shockwave Festival, head over to the tour's official Facebook profile here. More...

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