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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.
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:
Today California's Cattle Decapitation reveals the first of three in-studio video segments from the "Monolith Of Inhumanity" recording sessions. Set for North American release on May 8th, 2012, the record was produced by Dave Otero of Denver's Flatline Audio and according to a statement, "sees the band exploring innovative new techniques in song writing without abandoning their signature formula of confrontational audio wreckage and self-loathing lyrical content."
Check out Dave McGraw’s drum demolition and behind-the-scenes studio footage as well as first single “A Living, Breathing Piece Of Defecating Meat,” at this location or in the player below.
The 11-track "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, as well as another strikingly brutal cover by Wes Benscoter. More...
Footage of Soulfly's recent performance of "World Scum" in San Diego on March 22, 2012 with guest vocalist Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation) was posted on the official Cattle Decapitation YouTube channel. The song appears on Soulfly's latest LP "Enslaved" out now through Roadrunner Records.
Check out the footage here:
U.S. progressive death/grindcore band Cattle Decapitation have announced that the band's fifth full length release will be entitled "Monolith of Inhumanity." The album is set for release on May 4, 2012 (G/A/S), May 7, 2012 (EU) and May 8, 2012 (North America) through Metal Blade Records. The band is streaming the new track "A Living, Breathing Piece of Defecating Meat," which can be heard below.
The track list for "Monolith of Inhumanity" is as follows:
1. The Carbon Stampede
2. Dead Set on Suicide
3. A Living, Breathing Piece of Defecating Meat
4. Forced Gender Reassignment
5. Gristle Licker
6. Projectile Ovulation
8. Do Not Resuscitate
9. Your Disposal
10. The Monolith
11. Kingdom of Tyrants
As was previously announced, Detroit thrashers Battlecross will be hitting the road as a part of the Occupation Domination 2012 tour featuring heavyweights Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, and Rings of Saturn.
The Occupation Domination 2012 Tour kicks off at Sonar in Baltimore, MD on April 20 and wraps up May 18 in Lawrence, KS at the Granada Theater. The Occupation Domination 2012 tour marks Battlecross' first major US tour and will see the band promoting the devastating Metal Blade debut, "Pursuit of Honor," which just dropped August 02, 2011. The band commented:
"Battlecross is stoked to share the stage with bands as respected as Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, and fellow newcomers Rings of Saturn. We're thankful to have the support of Liquid Metal and fan support on YouTube. We anticipate that a lot of kids are going to come out to support the tour and we're going to thank each and every one of them! We can't wait to inject some Detroit thrash into this extremely heavy & talented lineup and make some new friends along the way. See you on the road!"
In other news, on Friday February 17 Battlecross landed in the #1 position of Sirius XM's the Devil's Dozen Countdown with the single "Push Pull Destroy." Here's what metalhead and Sirius XM-Liquid Metal DJ and Headbanger's Ball host Jose Mangin had to say about Battlecross's recent feat: More...
Cattle Decapitation will be supporting Origin on the upcoming "Occupation Domination" 2012 U.S. tour. Also appearing on the bill will be Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Rings of Saturn, Battlecross, and more. Dates are as follows:
April 20 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
April 21 Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
April 22 Trenton, NJ @ BackStage at Champs
April 23 Keene, NH @ Railroad Tavern
April 24 Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
April 26 Peoria, IL @ Brass Rail
April 27 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
April 28 Portage, IN @ Camelot Arena
April 29 St Louis, MO @ Fubar
May 2 Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
May 4 San Diego, CA @ Ruby Room
May 5 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
May 6 Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go-Go
May 7 Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
May 8 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
May 9 Stockton, CA @ Plea For Peace
May 10 Sparks, NV @ The Alley
May 11 Portland, OR @ Branx
May 12 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
May 13 Boise, ID @ The Venue
May 14 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
May 15 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
May 18 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater More...
Hate has posted the following message online about canceling the band's upcoming European shows with Suffocation:
"Regrettably Hate will not play on the announced European tour dates with Suffocation and Cattle Decapitation.
"This decision was not made lightly, but out of personal reasons we are unable to be part of the tour. We wish the other bands all the best for the tour and hope you, our fans, still go out and support this awesome line-up.
"To all our European fans, we are going to make up for it and already have some things planned for later this year.
"In addition, we are already in the song writing mode and working on some material for the new album which is due to be recorded this summer with a tentative release date in autumn by our new label Napalm Records."
Cattle Decapitation entered Denver, CO's Flatline Audio on January 7th to record the follow-up album to "The Harvest Floor." The band has now checked in with the following update on the recording process:
"Last day of mixing our new album!
"We're relieved to say we'll be leaving Denver today and heading home after 5 weeks in the studio laying down what is surely to be our most blistering album yet. It sounds incredible.
"Album title, cover art and track list coming soon! Music video and studio reports will be aired when we announce pre-orders! STAY TUNED."
You can also check out the latest info on Cattle Decapitation by heading over to the band's Facebook profile.
Cattle Decapitation entered Denver, CO's Flatline Audio on January 7th to record the highly anticipated follow-up to "The Harvest Floor" (2009 on Metal Blade Records).
Front man Travis Ryan has this to say: "We spent the first two days mapping out tempos and getting things situated, drums mic'd all that stuff. Just started tracking drums today and everything is sounding great! We're excited to start laying down some tones and getting this beast finished and in the hands of our fans and friends."
The band has a small crew filming all steps of the way so fans of the band can look forward to studio video reports via YouTube. Full album details will be made available in the coming weeks when album title, cover image, and track listing as well as immediate U.S. and European tour plans are revealed.
The Summer Breeze festival organizers have issued the following announcement about confirming Amon Amarth as a headliner for the festival's 2012 edition:
"Behind the 24th door of our Advent Calendar there's none other than our favourite vikings AMON AMARTH, who are now confirmed as the second headliner for the 15th SUMMER BREEZE Open Air beside Subway To Sally.
"It's almost incredible the way our Swedish friends have enjoyed a continued rise to the top of the scene. Top-ten chart entries, headliner slots on all major festivals, sold-out tours, enthusiastic fans everywhere – by now Mr Johan Hegg and Co. have become real stars, but they still have their feet firmly planted on the ground, because they haven't forgotten where they started. And that's why they like to return to those places, one of them definitely being SUMMER BREEZE!
"What, it's Christmas already?!? How time flies. Our SUMMER BREEZE Advent Calendar had only just begun, and now it's all over again. We hope we were able to fulfill your wishes and expectations, and perhaps even surprise you with one or two of the confirmed bands.
"Here's a final overview of our Advent Calendar, which has been making you company for the last 24 days: More...
Swedish death metal giants Amon Amarth are the latest band to confirm an appearance at the Brutal Assault 2012 Festival. The festival will be held from August 9-11, 2012 at the Old Army Fortress in Josefov, Czech Republic.
Amon Amarth will join the following bands who had previously confirmed:
Heaven Shall Burn
Protest The Hero
The Black Dahlia Murder
Cattle Decapitation vocalist Travis Ryan will appear as a guest vocalist on the forthcoming yet untitled Soulfly album. Ryan recorded his vocal portions at Frick'in Studios in San Marcos, CA. The new Soulfly is expected for release in early 2012 on Roadrunner Records.
Travis Ryan commented on the recording: "It's an honor to receive a call from someone you had pictures of on your wall as a kid asking you to be on a new album of theirs. I literally had a picture of Max and Gloria holding Richie in her arms that I ripped out of a copy of Metal Maniacs on my wall when I was 15 or 16. Now they're asking for my artistic hand in one of their creations, just doesn't get much more surreal than that. Very honored and the song is very 'death metal-ish' and completely crushes. Happy to be a part of it!"
Producer Zeuss (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, The Red Chord) had the following comments on Travis' recording: "The vocals fucking rule!!!! Fits the song perfect… Very refreshing for me to hear these days."
Cattle Decapitation also recently announced that the band will enter Flatline Audio Studios in Denver, CO in January to record for an early Spring 2012 release through Metal Blade Records.
U.S. grindcore band Cattle Decapitation issued the following update on the recording of the band's new LP:
"In November 2010, Cattle Decapitation returned home from headlining The California Blood Tour and decided to take the next year off and immediately began writing the follow up to their critically-acclaimed 2009 release The Harvest Floor.
"The band has been holed up in the confines of their rehearsal studio in National City, California ever since and are preparing to unleash a new slab of human-dissecting carnage for a Spring 2012 release via Metal Blade Records. The band will be recording in January/February in Denver, Colorado at FLATLINE AUDIO with producer/engineer DAVE OTERO (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Trivium) and will play a small handful of shows on the way out to Denver showcasing their new material.
"Artist WES BENSCOTER is again on board to deliver more breathtaking GOREgeousness to the album cover as he has done on our past 4 releases. We will be announcing the album title, cover image and concept in the next few months.
"Here’s what guitarist Josh Elmore has to say about the new material:
'As it comes down to the home stretch before recording, we have been focusing on getting the last two songs written as well as refining and tightening the tracks which are already completed. The overwhelming impression I get from this new batch of tunes is that they have benefitted greatly from a more streamlined approach to composition and song structure. A lot of these songs are very "to-the-point" with just enough embellishment to keep them dynamic, whilst avoiding sinking into some bells-and-whistles mire. Lean and mean.
'There will be no forays in 8-string djentiness and none of us bought v-neck shirts or deck shoes to 'modernize' our sound and look, respectively. Expect some riffy, ripping blackened deathgrind with nods to our past work and tastes of what's to come. These songs are going to be a blast to play live and we are anxious to have these recorded and get on the road to play them for you.'
"The band’s friend who simply goes by the tag "T-R3X" has provided a quick teaser video available below showing the band hard at work on new material! That video is available now on Cattle Decapitation's official youtube channel here.
T"he band will be playing a ton of new material as well as some old gems at the following shows on their way out to the recording destination:
1/4/2012 – PHOENIX, AZ @ The Clubhouse
1/5/2012 – ALBUQUERQUE, NM @ The Launchpad
1/6/2012 – DENVER, CO @ The Marquis Theater"
The teaser video can be seen here:
Metalcore act As I Lay Dying and extreme death metallers Cattle Decapitation and Carnifex have been nominated for the "Best Hard Rock" category at this year's upcoming San Diego Music Awards. The awards ceremony is set to take place on Monday August 8, 2011 at Humphrey's By The Bay in San Diego, California.
The complete list of "Best Hard Rock" nominees include:
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MMA superstar Josh Barnett has spearheaded a relief fund to help the victims of the recent travesty that hit Japan. Barnett is very open about his love of heavy metal and he knew it made perfect sense to put together a show that featured some of the metal's best acts to raise some money for this very worthy cause.
This special event featuring All Shall Perish, Animals As Leaders, Cattle Decapitation, Abysmal Dawn, Internal Corrosion, and Thrown Into Exile is set to take place at the House of Blues in Hollywood on Saturday, May 26th and all proceeds go directly to the American Red Cross Japanese relief effort. Tickets are only $15 and are on-sale now here or at this location.
Barnett states: "As someone that has worked in Japan over the last nine years and even lived there for a time I felt an obligation to try and help a country which has shown so much love and hospitality to me over the years. This event dealt a devastating blow to the 'Land of The Rising Sun,' not only economically but to the hearts, minds and souls of its people. I don't think that my event can in any way reverse what has happened or completely restore a country and its people, but music has the power to move the heart and soul. That kind energy can reach masses and be transferred to others and if even one person can be helped, it was worth it. In any form that we can generate funds, support and just simply the bushido spirit to all those affected by this we will be successful and keep the sun forever rising in Japan.
“I am incredibly lucky and thankful for all the bands, companies and people that have helped me organize such an awesome show and I not only look forward to seeing everyone there but to sit back and be a fan myself. I'll be the big blonde guy headbanging, horns in the air."
Ben Orum (guitarist of All Shall Perish) further comments: “We would like to personally thank Josh Barnett for inviting us to play this very special Japanese relief benefit show. What happened over there was a travesty and while it's easy to not think about the events that took place because we are so far away, we hope to remind people how much help is still needed. We will be performing some new material off of our upcoming CD, This is Where it Ends, so come out and check it out! Check out the link here for a sneak peak to some of our new material."