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Cattle Decapitation

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

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Cattle Decapitation Post Live Videos Online

Cattle Decapitation have made some new live videos available online, you can check them out here.

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Daath Plan Remix of "Dead On The Dance Floor"

DAATH has concocted a cocktail of metal’s most eclectic elements. The band will be releasing an exclusive remix of “Dead on the Dance Floor,” a track from their debut Roadrunner release, The Hinderers, via digital EP this summer. The track was remixed by Danny Lohner, ex-NIN and A Perfect Circle, and is due out in July. Daath guitarist and co-founder Eyal Levi states: “At some point in our lives each member of Daath has done their time with Nine Inch Nail’s music. They are a huge part of our musical upbringing and collaborating with one of their main minds is an honor that we are very excited about.” Describing their sound as “versatile,” Daath stray away from a traditional approach to death metal – weaving deep pockets of groove with electronic nuances, making a remix by Danny Lohner a natural progression for the band.

Having just completed a sold-out UK tour alongside metal juggernauts Unearth, Job For a Cowboy, and Despised Icon, Daath has returned to conquer North America.

Daath will hit the road on June 2nd and will tour through August 30th, showcasing their bombastic live show throughout North America. Their touring journey will begin as part of The Summer Slaughter Tour, featuring a bounty of respected extreme metal acts such as Necrophagist, Decapitated, Cephalic Carnage and Cattle Decapitation. Following Summer Slaughter they will play a string of select dates with Dying Fetus, Psyopus, and Covenance, until launching into this year’s Ozzfest. Daath will dominate the second stage with fellow underground acts such as Nile, 3 Inches of Blood and Chthonic and will be playing select Off-Fest dates with Nile. “This is a breakthrough time for extreme music,” Levi says, “Ozzfest has begun to pick up on the value of underground, truly extreme music. For us it’s not only a great honor, but also a huge opportunity to see how much we can help push the genre.”

Here's the complete list of Daath summer tour dates so far: More...

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Infest 2007 Announced

Details regarding Infest 2007 have been announced. The event will take place on June 2nd at the Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA. Doors open at 12pm and tickest are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. You can get the latest information here. The following bands have been confirmed:

Necrophagist
Bury Your Dead
A Life Once Lost
Full Blown Chaos
Decapitated
Cephalic Carnage
Suicide Silence
Cattle Decapitation
As Blood Runs Black
Nora
Ion Dissonance
The Faceless
Arsis
Beneath the Massacre
Since the Flood
Stick to Your Guns
Unholy

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Robot Mosh Fest Announced

The fifth annual Robot Mosh Fest will take place on Friday, June 29th and Saturday, June 30th at Skate World in Hartland, WI. Below are all the bands confirmed for the fest. More information can be found online, and tickets can be purchased here.

Friday, June 29th - 3pm

The Black Dahlia Murder
A Life Once Lost
Dead To Fall
From A Second Story Window
Hewhocorrupts
Russian Circles
Fordirelifesake
Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza
After The Burial
Paria
Tower Of Rome
Carnivale
Lye By Mistake
Everest
Shit Outta Luck

Saturday, June 30th - 1pm

Necrophagist
Decapiated
Cephalic Carnage
Cattle Decapitation
Arsis
Ion Dissonance
The Faceless
Beneath The Massacre
As Blood Runs Black
Veil Of Maya
An End To Flesh
Harlots
With Dead Hands Rising
Plague Bringer
Empire
Winds Of Plague
Catherine
Emmure
Beneath The Sky
Born Of Osiris

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Skinless Announce European and North American Tour

SKINLESS has announced a number of globe-spanning tour dates in support of their latest release, Trample The Weak, Hurdle The Dead. The quartet will first embark on a month-long European tour with label-mates DYING FETUS along with CATTLE DECAPITATION starting this Friday, May 4. Also joining these bands on various dates of the tour are NAPALM DEATH, RED CHORD, DEAD TO FALL, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD, ION DISSONANCE, and WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH. This will be Skinless’ first return to Europe since their successful headlining tour there last summer. Skinless has also announced a North American tour alongside SUFFOCATION and IMMOLATION for the fall. This tour will kick off on October 25 in Quebec, QC, hitting major cities throughout its four-week span. More...

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Cattle Decapitation Post Bonus Track Online

California-based grinders CATTLE DECAPITATION have issued the following update:

"Rare Cattle Decapitation bonus track added to our page!!!

We're about to head out on tour and to get everyone ready for the destruction, we've uploaded the bonus track from the Japanese version of Karma.Bloody.Karma!!! It's only available on the import version, but now we have it here for everyone to check out and add to their page!

The track is called 'World Full Of Idiots'... Check it out!!!"

The above mentioned song can be found here.

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Cattle Decapitation Confirms First European Tour

US vegan/vegetarian grindcore outfit Cattle Decapitation will tour Europe for the first time. They will support DYING FETUS on their upcoming European dates.

Here are CATTLE DECAPITATION's tour dates:

Tour w/ Dying Fetus, Skinless and War from a Harlot’s Mouth:
5/04 Karlshure, German Substage w/ Dead to Fall, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Ion Dissonance
5/05 Essen, Germany Turock w/ Dead To Fall, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Ion Dissonance
5/06 Paris, France Locomotive
5/09 Bologna, Italy Estragon
5/10 Munich, Germany Feierwerk
5/11 Wien, Austria Arena
5/13 Berlin, Germany K17
5/17 Copenhagen, Denmark Stengade 30
5/18 Chemitz, Germany AJZ Talschock w/ Dead To Fall, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Ion Dissonance
5/19 Trier, Germany Exhaus w/ Immolation, Krisiun and Grave
5/20 Rotterdam, Holland Baroeg
5/21 London, Great Britain Underworld
5/22 Dublin, Ireland Voodoo Lounge
5/23 Manchester, England Jilly’s Rockworld w/ THE RED CHORD, FROM A SECOND STORY WINDOW and Architects
5/24 Southampton, England Nexus
5/25 Antwerpen, Belgium Hof Ter Loo w/ Dead To Fall, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Ion Dissonance
5/26 Utrecht, Holland Tivoli w/ Dead To Fall, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Ion Dissonance

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Cattle Decapitation Rejoined By Former Drummer

After utilizing several temporary drummers, including Kevin Talley, Cattle Decapitation has been rejoined by former drummer Mike Laughlin, who left the group in early-2006. According to singer Travis Ryan, "we're very happy to rock once again with him! After a much needed break, the man is refreshed and ready to destroy once again!" You can catch Laughlin live with the band as they tour with The Locust and Daughters this spring.

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Cattle Decapitation Embark On Mexican Tour

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION will embark on their first-ever tour of Mexico in February. Also appearing on the three-date trek, dubbed "Chas Metal Attack Tour 2007", are MARDUK, MONSTROSITY and SETHERIAL. The details are as follows:

Feb. 09 - Leon, MEX @ Madeiras
Feb. 10 - Mexico City, MEX @ Circo Volador
Feb. 11 - San Luis Potosi, MEX @ Huerta del STIC

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Cattle Decapitaiton Announces Tour with Daughters

The Locust, Daughters, and Cattle Decapitation will be teaming up for a show on March 28th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. For more information visit: http://www.ticketweb.com/user/?region=xxx&query=search&interface=ticketweb&newhps=1&search=cattle+decapitation.

Travis Ryan of Cattle Decapitation has confirmed that this will indeed be a full tour. More details are expected to be released shortly.

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Cattle Decapitation Give Update On Tour Plans

Cattle Decapitation are planning to tour overseas this coming year, here's what they had to say about it:
"We have some surprises coming for the people of the world this year! We finally plan to take our gore abroad to the rest of the world! We're also doing the tour our long time fans and friends have been waiting for! Details on all of this will be available in the new year!!!"

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Goatwhore Replaces DFD On Cattle Decapitation Tour

GOATWHORE will be replacing DOG FASHION DISCO on all dates for CATTLE DECAPITATION's headlining tour with DAATH:

November 17 - Austin, TX @ Red Rum
November 18 - Houston, TX @ Walter's On Washington
November 19 - Dallas, TX @ Galaxy Club
November 21 - Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddy's
November 22 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
November 24 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
November 25 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox Laundrolounge
November 26 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club

with LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR:

November 27 - Amityville, NY @ Village Pub South
November 28 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
November 29 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
November 30 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
December 3 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
December 6 - Fargo, ND @ VFW Basement
December 7 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
December 9 - Aurora, CO @ Hubba's Pub w/ Entombed, Grave, Dismember

In other news, DOG FASHION DISCO released a statement stating that they have not broken up, but are just taking some deserved time off.

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Cattle Decapitation Announce Touring Drummer

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have announced the addition of touring drummer Kevin Talley (ex-DYING FETUS, MISERY INDEX, CHIMAIRA) to the group's ranks.

Commented singer Travis Ryan: "We're very excited to not only finally do our own headlining tour, but also to get back out and deliver the tracks from our new 'Karma.Bloody.Karma' album to the masses. The last thing we want to do right now is to stay home and not be out on the road! We're glad to have a seasoned guy like Kevin filling in. It will be a refreshing change to get someone in there that's as professional in his approach to touring as the rest of the guys in the band. See you soon!"

Not only will Kevin Talley be lending his talents to CATTLE DECAPITATION, he will be pulling double duty each night and also filling in behind the throne for the Atlanta-based DAATH, whose debut album (due out in January 2007 on Roadrunner Records) Talley previously laid the drum tracks for.

Commented DAATH guitarist Eyal Levi: "Playing with Kevin has always been a natural choice for us. He's been involved with the project for years now and not only is he one of the greatest metal drummers out there, but also one of our good friends. We're excited to have him in the band and we also extremely excited to be during our first proper U.S. tour with the mighty CATTLE DECAPITATION!"

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Cattle Decapitation Announce More Dates & Support

Cattle Decapitation have lined up a number of new shows with Daath, Dog Fashion Disco and Lair Of The Minotaur, here's the schedule:

November 17th Austin, TX - The Red Rum Club
November 18th Houston, TX - Walters on Washington
November 19th Dallas, TX - Galaxy Club
November 20th Tallahassee, FL - Big Daddy's
November 22nd Orlando, FL - Backbooth
November 25th Wilmington, NC - Soapbox Lounge
November 27th Amityville, NY - Village Pub South
November 28th New York, NY - Knitting Factory
November 29th Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
November 30th Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
December 03rd Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
December 06th Fargo, ND - Fargo VFW
December 07th Minneapolis, MN - Station 4
December 09th Aurora, CO - Hubba's

Dog Fashion Disco join the bill beginning on November 24th, while Lair Of The Minotaur join the tour starting November 27th.

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More Cattle Decapitation, DFD Tour Dates

Cattle Decapitation's tour with Dog Fashion Disco, Daath and Lair Of The Minotaur will see another show in New York City, as well as one for Aurora. The shows are:

November 28 - New York, NY, at Knitting Factory
December 08 - Aurora, CO, at Hubba's Pub

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This Week In Metal - August 17th, 2006

A new top album ? Its true, this week Strapping Young Lad takes over the top spot from Shadows Fall. Both of these bands are very deserving, but we crown our second #1 in as many weeks. Last weeks top 7 managed to stay on the chart, but jump around a little bit. While we have 3 brand new albums debuting this week, with one going as high as #6 in Voivod's Katorz. This is quite possibly the best album these guys have released and they are finally getting the notority they deserve. Not far behind them in the new releases is Unearths' III: The Eyes Of Fire, which is amazing considering it hasnt been released in alot of areas yet but the pre-orders are astounding. I see a #1 in the future for these guys, but who can knock off the consistancy SYL is showing. All That Remains also leapfrogged The Shads into the #2 slot and the big jumper was Between The Buried And Me gaining three slots, which is hard to do considering the company they are in. Meanwhile, Cellador dropped from 8th to 11th. Acacia Strain from 9th to 14th and BYD to 12th. New albums already making a storm up the charts are Slayers "Christ Illusion" with pre-ordering alone landing it inside the top 20. Hatebreed's Supremecy is also showing strong and will reach the top 10 next week. Also in responding to the comments I am considering making this, and the singles list a top 15. If you think its a good idea please respond so, or if thats too much tell me to keep it at 10. \m/.


RankL/WBandAlbumWeeksPeak
12SYLThe New Black21
23All That RemainsThe Fall of Ideas 22
31Shadows FallFallout From The War21
47BTBAMThe Anatomy Of24
54DragonforceImhuman Rampage24
6-VoivodKatorz16
7 -UnearthIII: The Eyes of Fire17
86Stone SourCome What(ever) May26
95Cattle DecapitationKarma.Bloody.Karma25
10-Human AbstractNocturne110

Now for the singles, with a very familiar band to anyone who visits this site, taking over as #1. Lamb of God also stays strong moving up 1 to #2. Shadows Fall and Stone Sour round out the top 4 with a big jumper for the week Celtic Frost's Ground moving up to number 5. Threat Signal holds strong and then we get to three really strong debuts by 3 really strong bands. SYL's new ozzfest anthem boasts the #9 spot as a highlight of the new songs. Roudning out the top 10 is BLS with Concrete Jungle.

RankL/WBandSongWeeksPeak
16SlayerCult21
23Lamb of GodRedneck22
31Shadows FallWill To Rebuild21
42Stone Sour30-30/15022
58Celtic FrostGround25
67Threat SignalRational Eyes26
7*UnearthThe Glorious Nightmare17
8*TerrorStrike You Down18
9*Strapping Young LadYou Suck19
109Black Label SocietyConcrete Jungle29

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Heavy Metal Gets Socially Conscious

"Heavy Metal Gets Socially Conscious" is an AP article that's been making its rounds through the papers around the country. It's good for heavy metal to get some exposure like this, much less in a positive light for a change. Here are some excerpts:

"Heavy metal singer Chris Barnes didn't know what people would think of "Amerika the Brutal," an anti-war song he wrote after his cousin deployed to Iraq in 2003."

"He heard a number of complaints, but also received supportive e-mails from American troops in the war zone."

"It kind of sent a shiver up my spine because those are the guys I didn't want to offend by sounding anti-war," said Barnes, vocalist for the death metal band Six Feet Under."

"Other metal bands are finding similar inspiration."

"Lamb of God's albums criticize American foreign policy. Cattle Decapitation are ardent vegetarians who use explicit album covers and songs like "Veal and the Cult of Torture" to condemn the meat industry. Serj Tankian of System of a Down is co-founder of a nonprofit organization that works on social issues."

Read the full article at WashingtonPost.com.

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This Week In Metal - August 10th, 2006

Welcome to the return of This Week In Metal, a column I used to do before I was forced to take a hiatus from metalunderground.com. In this weekly column, we will update the top 10 selling albums in the metal industry (courtesy of CMJ) and the top 10 radio singles (pulled from Music Match). They use a number of sources for the list, including all satellite radio. While you may find a few bands that are too soft for the list, I assure you there will be more then enough surprises. Feel free to comment on the list and who you think is over/under-rated, what bands you expected to see and which ones you didn't. Again this column will run weekly, so be sure to check for it every Thursday in the columns area of MetalUnderground.com.

Now for the music, we will start each week with the albums. It's a good mix of what bands are bursting the underground, and some bands that have been killing for quite a while now.

RankBandAlbumWeeksPeak
1Shadows FallFallout From The War11
2SYLThe New Black 12
3All That RemainsThe Fall Of Ideas13
4DragonforceInhuman Range14
5Cattle DecapitationKarma.Bloody.Karma15
6Stone SourCome What(ever) May16
7 BTBAMThe Anatomy Of17
8CelladorEnter Deception18
9The Acacia StrainDead Walk19
10Bury Your DeadBeauty And The Breakdown110

Now for the tunes. These singles are a real who's who amongst metal right now. I find the list to be powerful and only really have one flaw. Keep in mind some songs have been out longer then others and have picked up a good fanbase on the radio, other songs have just come out and are sure to see their time at the top.

RankBandSongWeeksPeak
1Shadows FallWill To Rebuild11
2Stone Sour3030/15012
3Lamb of GodRedneck13
4BTBAMMalpractice14
5All That RemainsThis Calling15
6SlayerCult16
7Threat SignalRational Eyes17
8Celtic FrostGround.18
9Black Label SocietyConcrete Jungle19
10HatebreedDefeatist110

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Cattle Decapitation Salvage Two Shows

Despite having to cancel their participation in their previously announced tour with SIX FEET UNDER, CATTLE DECAPITATION have managed to salvage two upcoming shows. With the help of former drummer Michael Laughlin, the band will still be performing at the following shows:

Sunday, August 20th @ Whiskey A Go-Go
West Hollywood, CA
CATTLE DECAPITATION
WITH PASSION
Grave Desecration
Orcus
Departed
Severed Flesh
Rott
Catastrophic Torment

Saturday, August 26th @ The American Legion Post 201
San Diego, CA
Corpsefest! with:
CATTLE DECAPITATION
WATCH ME BURN
NOCTURNAL ALTAR
Narsil - Under The Stone
Caracell - Knifemill Disintegrator
Necrocide - Deformity
Senester Holocaust - Damcyan
Haustorium - Legthia

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Cattle Decapitation Drop Off Six Feet Under Tour

CATTLE DECAPITATION have posted the following update:

"We regret to inform everyone that CATTLE DECAPITATION will not be able to make the SIX FEET UNDER tour with DECAPITATED, KRISIUN and ABYSMAL DAWN in September. It was incredibly obvious to everyone on this last tour that our fill-in drummer was not cut out for touring and thus not working out. We are confident that everyone who witnessed or took part in the NECROPHAGIST/Steers & Beers tours will not only understand, but agree.

This leaves us without a drummer until mid-October when our replacement will be available, way after the time we would need one for the SIX FEET UNDER tour as well as the California dates we have scheduled for later this month. We deeply apologize to all the promoters, booking agents and especially the fans who were counting on us being there. This is seriously out of our control.

We will be back in full force starting in November and we have some seriously insane tour action in the works starting early 2007!!! For now, were keeping that stuff a secret."

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