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Our very own Ramón ‘Oscuro’ Martos just unveiled the cover artwork for his upcoming revelatory book "...And Justice For Art: Stories About Heavy Metal Album Covers."
This one-of-a-kind collection of stories recounts all the particulars behind the making of artwork as iconic as Slayer's "Reign In Blood," Morbid Angel's "Blessed Are The Sick," Metallica's "And Justice For All," Black Sabbath’s “13,” Death's "Symbolic," Carcass "Heartwork," Cormorant's "Dwellings,” Mayhem’s “Grand Declaration Of War,” Testament’s “Dark Roots Of Earth,” Opeth’s “Heritage” and many others.
These are told through 100 exclusive interviews with heavy music’s icons like Jeff Walker (Carcass), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Sepultura), Fenriz (Darkthrone), Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Paul Masvidal (Cynic), Chris Adler (Lamb Of God), David Vincent (Morbid Angel), Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation) and more. In addition, it features plenty of revealing commentaries by illustrators such as Michael Whelan, Eliran Kantor, Dan Seagrave, Joe Petagno, Arik Roper and Travis Smith, just to name a few.
“Working on the And Justice for Art book was an amazing experience,” comments illustrator Vertebrae33 — who has previously collaborated with artists like Slayer, Slash, and Soundgarden. “Ramon Oscuro Martos has an unbridled love of Metal art as well as a tremendous amount of passion and vision for his project. As an illustrator, there is nothing better than a vision realized and the satisfaction of the client. I am excited to see Ramon's project come to fruition!”
Martos comments: “Today’s Metal scene is overflowed with illustrators and visual artists; however, just a few posses the ability to create distinctive images, rich in detail, colors, and conceptual depth... That’s the case with Vertebrae33. Since the very beginning he was able to understand that And Justice For Art’s cover needed to be iconic and conceptually related to both Metal and Arts. I believe this book will coherently provide fans with plenty of first-hand information regarding to the creation of many iconic Metal album covers. The artwork created by Vertebrae33 perfectly introduces the reader to that world where music and visuals become one.” More...
We regret to inform everyone that Norwegian black metal legends Satryicon will no longer be able to perform at this year's Housecore™ Horror Film Festival. The band explained via its official Facebook page:
"Dear U.S fans. We regret to inform that Satyricon will not perform at Knotfest in San Bernardino, CA and Horror Fest in Austin, TX in October 2014. The reasons for not being able to perform at these two festivals are both pragmatic ones and entirely different from each other.
"Satyricon will now shift its attention towards the writing of a new album, re-editing the footage from the 'Live at the Opera' live album/DVD and another project that will be announced at a later stage. It is important for the band that the U.S fans understand that you are far from forgotten and that the band look forward to come over for a full scale U.S tour as soon as it is possible. You deserve it." More...
Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore Horror Film Festival, has already released several huge jaw-dropping bands and film events for this year’s lineup.
The event features the Official 40th Anniversary Reunion of the surviving cast members of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, including “Leatherface” himself, Gunnar Hansen; a TXCM 2 reunion with the cast including Bill “Chop-Top” Moseley; and a U.S. exclusive combined headline performance by the legendary Glenn Danzig of immortal classics from both Danzig and Samhain.
Now, they’ve returned for their biggest announcement yet, the return of Philip Anselmo’s legendary band, Superjoint. More...
Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s groundbreaking horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival, already released a slew of jaw-dropping additions to this year's lineup, and have now returned with an even bigger announcement.
They are very proud to welcome on board the legendary Glenn Danzig, who will treat fans to a U.S. exclusive combined headline performance of immortal classics from both Danzig and Samhain! More...
Cattle Decapitation has posted the following message online about canceling upcoming European shows:
"We regret to inform our fans that due to unforeseen circumstances that are beyond our control, Cattle Decapitation will not be performing upcoming dates in Europe which included several festivals.
"We were looking very forward to touring with Possessed as well as performing at all of the festivals to see our fans so this is very disappointing to us.
"We would like to thank everyone for their hard work, and understanding during this time. We will see you next year!" More...
Housecore Horror Film Festival has announced its first round of bands for 2014 set for October 23-26 in Austin, Texas. The second annual horror-and-metal festival will include Satyricon, Eyehategod, Macabre, Cattle Decapitation, Unearth, Warbeast, Portal, Wizards of Gore (surviving Rigor Mortis members), Ringworm, KEN Mode, SubRosa and many others. Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe will host the event. More...
The Cabo Rock Fest featuring Cattle Decapitation, Rain Shatter, Zombie Realm, and many more has been moved to the famous Sammy Hagar (The Red Rocker)'s club Cabo Wabo in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Don't miss this rare Cattle Mexico appearance by the sea on Saturday, May 31st.
Cattle Decapitation's "Decade of Decapitation" vinyl series continues with the band's third album, "Karma.Bloody.Karma." The blood on blood vinyl (red splattered on blood red) is available for pre-order now individually, as well as in bundles with the exclusive "Decade of Decapitation" t-shirt, and vinyl collector's box at this location.
This is the third piece of vinyl in the series, which celebrates 10 years of releases on Metal Blade Records. The previously released "To Serve Man" and "Humanure" are already out now.
The band's entire Metal Blade discography: "To Serve Man" (2002), "Humanure" (2004), "Karma.Bloody.Karma" (2006), "The Harvest Floor" (2009), and "Monolith of Inhumanity" (2012) are all being prepared in lavish gatefolds for release. See the band live on these dates: More...
Cattle Decapitation will be hitting the festival scene in Europe this summer, and in between those festival appearances will be shows featuring Possessed! Catch the band live on these dates:
18.07: Trutnov-Battlefield, Czech Republic @ OBSCENE EXTREME
19.07: Mittelsinn, Germany @ GRINDTASTIC OPEN AIR
20.07: Bratislava, Slovakia @ RANDALL (Cattle Headline Show)
21.07: Innsbruck, Austria @ PMK (w/Possessed)
22.07: Vienna, Austria @ ARENA w/Possessed
23.07: Tolmin, Slovenia @ METALDAYS
24.07: Milano, Italy @ MAGNOLIA OPEN AIR (w/Possessed)
25.07: Tannheim, Germany @ SCHWARZER ADLER (w/Possessed)
26.07: Steenwijk, The Netherlands @ STONEHENGE FESTIVAL
27.07: Oberhausen, Germany @ HELVETE (w/Possessed)
28.07: London, UK @ THE GARAGE (w/Possessed)
29.07: Cologne, Germany @ UNDERGROUND (Cattle Headline Show)
30.07: Belgium @ TBC (w/Possessed)
31.07: France @ TBC w/Possessed
01.08: Erfurt, Germany @ CLUB FROM HELL (w/Possessed)
02.08: Aalen, Germany @ ROCK IT (w/Possessed)
03.08: Moormerland, Germany @ PHÖNIX (w/Possessed)
04.08: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset, (w/Possessed)
05.08: Oslo, Norway @ OYA FESTIVAL
06.08: Esbjerg, Denmark @ KONFUS (Cattle Headline Show)
07.08: Gävle, Sweden @ GETAWAY ROCK FEST
08.08: Alicante, Spain @ LEYENDAS DEL ROCK More...
Italy's Cripple Bastards has been confirmed for the upcoming Obscene Extreme Festival. The following press release was also issued about the appearance:
"You could say this is a 'grindcore hat-trick' as it is the third OEF appearance in 2014 for Italian hate mob Cripple Bastards after headlining the insane Obscene Extreme Asia in Tokyo and Obscene Extreme Australia in Melbourne earlier this year. But if you really want to see the Bastards play at home, then Obscene Extreme Trutnov is the grounds for the final massacre. They have been blasting the shit on stage since the festival's birth back in 1999 and raised the most infernal stage diving pits for countless times through the years that followed.
"26 years after their conception Cripple Bastards still hold the banner high as Italy's most hostile and aggressive grind/hardcore unit around. With one foot firmly in the past and all the vicious savagery of manic fast 80's hardcore extremity, Cripple Bastards are also charging forwards. With bloodshot eyes and a rabid 'get out and bite them' attitude, this band are ready to introduce their brand new 2014 full length 'Nero In Metastasi' on Relapse Records and they will consolidate their ongoing mission of bringing nihilistic, fuck-you-all, grinding hatred to every corner of an underserving mankind. Cripple Bastards will also be introducing for the first time ever on Trutnov's Battlefield their 5 piece line-up with new axeman Wild Vitto on second guitar which will only enhance their wall of hate/grind fury!"
San Diego, CA's Cattle Decapitation is planning a series of limited edition vinyl releases for 2014 under the banner "Decade of Decapitation "to celebrate 10 years of releases on Metal Blade Records.
The band's entire Metal Blade discography: "To Serve Man" (2002), "Humanure" (2004), "Karma.Bloody.Karma" (2006), "The Harvest Floor" (2009), and "Monolith of Inhumanity" (2012) are all being prepared in lavish gatefolds for release.
The colors, handpicked by the band, reflect the concept or color scheme behind each album. Fans will also have the opportunity to pick up a collectable box that comes with an exclusive T-shirt, both with brand new art from longtime Cattle Decapitation cover artist, Wes Benscoter.
Additionally, "To Serve Man," the band's debut full-length, and sophomore effort "Humanure" have been remastered specially for this release. Each vinyl will be released separately in the coming months. Pre-orders for "To Serve Man" are available now at this location. More...
The Obscene Extreme festival will be taking place from July 16th - 20th, with ticket information available at this location. Now the festival has announced several new additions to the lineup, including Brutal Truth and Morgoth. The festival organizers comment:
"Few bands represent Obscene Extreme as fully as US grind legends Brutal Truth – they've weathered break-ups and line-up changes, but never once have they halted in their mission to keep pushing the bleeding edge of grindcore.
"Never complacent, each steamroller of Brutal Truth album has furthered their sound and moved the goalposts for the whole damn genre in the process. Now bassist, founding member and extreme metal champion Dan Lilker approaches his 50th birthday, he's stepping back from music and his baby - Brutal Truth - will be no more.
"When the band returned in 2006, it was Obscene Extreme the following year that welcomed them back as very personification of the festival. Now, seven years later we'll bid them farewell with one final performance. Obscene Extreme 2014 – this promises to be unforgettable!!!
"Another band that will be stepping out onto the Obscene Extreme stage this year will be fathers of the German death metal scene, the mighty Morgoth. Originally split in 1998 after only three albums - the coffin-lid hammering of 1991's ‘Cursed,’ 1993's forward-thinking ‘Odium’ and their most divisive albums ever, 1995's post-punk ‘Feel Sorry For The Fanatic.’ More...
Cattle Decapitation is taking a tiny break from writing the follow-up to "Monolith of Inhumanity" and is set to destroy with a few regional all ages shows this coming March 7th - 9th with King Parrot.
Last year the band teamed up with King Parrot for a tour of Australia and now its Cattle’s turn to show these Aussie grind heavyweights how the other side of the Pacific does things! Dates are as follows:
3/7 – FRESNO, CA @ The Star Palace
3/8 – HOLLYWOOD, CA @ Whisky a Go Go (w/Nausea Dreaming Dead & more)
3/9 – SAN DIEGO, CA @ Porter's Pub in La Jolla (ALL AGES w/bar next door on the UCSD campus!!!) More...
Cattle Decapitation has begun the writing process for the follow-up to 2012's "Monolith of Inhumanity." The band comments:
"Since we got home from The Summer Slaughter Tour the guys have been hard at work on new material! I actually go in next week to grab a quick run through of the first new track they have completed so I can start writing lyrics to it.
"I have heard the track and I hate to say anything just yet because we will be spending the next full year from now working on the next album, but I will say the stuff they're working on is intense. I can't wait to start writing lyrics to it and so far is in league with one of our current musical aspirations… to make fans of our last record shit themselves!
"We'll be taking a small break to play a few shows in our region with EyeHateGod and our friends Strong Intetion on their January tour!"
Cattle Decapitation's next album is tentatively due out early 2015. Stay tuned for more updates on the new record and future tour dates. The band's previous music video for "Your Disposal" can also be viewed below. More...
World renowned extreme metal drummer John Longstreth (Origin, Gorguts) is excited to announce a pair of upcoming Play Xtreme Music 2 drum clinic dates in Mexico on October 11th in Los Cabos and October 12th in La Paz.
Joining Longstreth will be Dave McGraw of Cattle Decapitation. Longstreth and McGraw will bring a brutal, extreme, educational and fun seminar on extreme metal drumming to the people of Mexico. The clinics are proudly sponsored by Valencia Music. Longstreth comments:
'I am very excited for the Play Xtreme Music 2 drum clinics in Los Cabos and La Paz Mexico! We have been working very hard with Valencia Music to bring you this premier seminar on extreme metal drumming. To make this event even better we will also have my good friend Dave McGraw of Cattle Decapitation along for the ride. If you are interested in learning more about extreme metal drumming, I ensure you that Dave and I would love to have all of you. See you soon!" More...
Cattle Decapitation has launched a brand new video for "Your Disposal," taken from the band's most recent album, "Monolith of Inhumanity." The band worked with Mitch Massie once again to create an irreverent, grotesque piece of video, available below.
Cattle Decapitation's Travis Ryan comments: "Director Mitch Massie has presented us all with a bizarre retelling of the story of Adam and Eve using themes from our latest album "Monolith of Inhumanity." Here we see Eve giving birth to humanity, a living, breathing piece of primordial meat birthed into the dirt making its way through the garden of eden, hellbent on destruction… A clean and conscious monolith foretelling what could be possible given the fact that humans exhibit superior traits of intelligence, instead the earth is flooded with technological fallout and debris by the hands of man. This video is very much a prequel to our other videos 'Forced Gender Reassignment' and of course, 'Kindgom of Tyrants.'" More...
Cattle Decapitation will be releasing a 7" single this summer. "Your Disposal" features the B-side, "An Exposition of Insides," which was previously available only as a Japanese bonus track on the band's most recent album, "Monolith of Inhumanity."
Fans attending this year's The Summer Slaughter Tour can grab their copy at the band's merch booth throughout the tour. Vocalist Travis Ryan comments:
"We noticed a lot of people were dismayed to find out there was a track available out there on a Japanese version of 'Monolith of Inhumanity' that nobody outside of Japan had ever heard before. When it hit YouTube, that's when we started getting emails from fans. We noticed the lyrics weren't inside that version or available anywhere at all so that gave us the idea of throwing it on a b-side and releasing a 7" vinyl single for 'Your Disposal' with the song 'An Exposition of Insides!' We feel that Monolith is the mother of all of our releases so far and I thought it'd be funny to make it look like she just squirted out a baby and that's what this little guy looks like. Just in time for Summer Slaughter!" More...
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...
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.”
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...
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...