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Cattle Decapitation

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

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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.

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Cattle Decapitation Posts Studio Report

Cattle Decapitation has posted the following report online:

“We’re knee deep in the studio in Oakland, CA recording our new album right now (which is coincidentally directly accross the street from the club we’re playing at) and will be playing this show as we’re finishing up the mixing! Come check it out, we’ll play a bunch of new songs for your asses!

"As promised, we were able to put together a short clip of us hard at work in the studio! Check out DAY ONE of our studio report!” More...

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Cattle Decapitation Enters The Studio

Cattle Decapitation have posted the following message online last week:

“We enter Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, CA tomorrow to start working on our fourth Metal Blade full-length! We’ll be doing the drums with the mighty Zach Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH) and then over to Sharkbite studios to record the rest and mix with our man Billy Anderson. This is going to be devastating, we promise. The new material is over the top. The lyrics as hateful as ‘Karma.Bloody.Karma’ but much more disgusting this time around.

"We’ll be announcing the name of the album, song titles and cover art when we have completed the recording! Details on that, studio reports and fly-on-the-wall footage in the studio coming soon!”

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Downspell Announces Guest Musicians for New Album

Alaska/San Diego based metal band, DOWNSPELL, are mixing and recording the final guest tracks on their 2nd release yet to be named. Guest's include Josh & Troy from, Ed from DISGORGE and the one and only Randy Blythe from LAMB OF GOD.

DOWNSPELL singer, Tyson Montrucchio, has also formed a new side project called THROATCLOSER. This project will be releasing their 1st album the same time as DOWNSPELL. THROATCLOSER features ex-members of In Perfect Agony, Menstrual Chunks and Evilado.

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Antagonist, The Funeral Pyre To Depart For Tour

Fresh upon returning from a three week tour in support of the release of the band’s new album, "Wounds," Los Angeles’ THE FUNERAL PYRE will again head out on the road in July with labelmates, and fellow Southern Californians, ANTAGONIST for a two and-a-half week tour across the Southwest and West Coast. THE FUNERAL PYRE will continue to support their May 27 release of "Wounds," while ANTAGONIST will be on tour in anticipation of the band’s Prosthetic Records debut, "Exist," due for a fall release.

THE FUNERAL PYRE’s frontman chimed in on the band’s upcoming tour plans and has also issued several updates from the road in June at the band’s online weblog. The previous updates can be seen here, while the newest update is available below:

"So, I didn't really manage to find time to write about what happened in the last few shows," the band says. "Just know that they were all really good, we had a fun time and then the tour ended. Yeah, I know, not a good wrap up. Oh well. But I'll wrap the rest of this up. We had a fun three week tour in support of our new record 'Wounds,' which came out on May 27. If you haven't checked it out, please do. We'll be hitting the road here in a few weeks with our best friends in ANTAGONIST and we'll be teaming up with Sea Of Treachery. This will be another 2 1/2 week tour or so, so if you didn't manage to catch us on the last run, come out to these shows. We're pretty busy at the moment! Come check out the shows, have a good time. I'm sure we'll be on tour sometime in September as well."

In the meantime, THE FUNERAL PYRE will play two Southern California shows with Cattle Decapitation in the coming week and ANTAGONIST will be playing a hometown show this weekend before heading up north for a show later this month. Both bands’ music can be heard at the ANTAGONIST MySpace page and at THE FUNERAL PYRE’s MySpace page, including the new song "Black Earth," from "Wounds."

Here are the latest ANTAGONIST tour dates: More...

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Cattle Decapitation Takes A Break From Writing

CATTLE DECAPITATION have issued the following update:

“We’re taking a short break from writing our next album to come out and adorn California in gore!!! A couple notable shows are gonna be our first show in years at the old Covered Wagon building, now called Annie’s Social Club in San Francisco with our buddy Pete Ponitkoff’s (singer of BENÜMB) band AGENDA OF SWINE, our long awaited return to the Boardwalk in Orangevale - we regrettably missed the last show due to Travis being temporarily hospitalized for a panic attack - WE WILL MAKE IT THIS TIME!, and the BIG show at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA with friends PHOBIA, SKARP, THE FUNERAL PYRE, WATCH ME BURN, and many more!!! More...

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Cattle Decapitation To Debut New Songs On Tour

California metallers, CATTLE DECAPITATION, will debut new songs on a week long tour of California. The new songs feature drummer David McGrawm, who was also involved in the song writing process.

Vocalist Travis Ryan commented on the new material
"The guys have been writing like crazy, we're already 4 songs in! I've got lyrics to a couple and we'll be playing 'em at the upcoming shows! All I can say is this new stuff is completely insane. We have reached a new level of intensity that in my opinion completely annihilates anything we've ever done. That goes for the first 2 Cattle records as well! Just too damn intense for words... you gotta come check it out for yourself!"

CATTLE DECAPITATION
June 18 Santa Barbara, CA The Jensen Mainstage
June 19 Soledad, CA The Castle
June 20 San Francisco, CA Annie's Social Club
June 21 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk
June 22 Westlake Village, CA The Kung Fu Corner
June 23 Hollywood, CA The Knitting Factory
June 24 TBA TBA
June 25 Victorville, CA Club Karma

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Cattle Decapitation Drummer Lands Endorsement Deal

As soon as the wheels of David Mcgraw’s flight touched down in San Diego where the drummer was en route to begin writing the next Cattle Decapitation album (due later this year), Axis Percussion added the infamous grind drummer to their elite roster. Not only is David an official Axis musician, the only drumming outlet for extreme drummers Sickdrummer.com conducted an interview with him for exclusive download in their PodCast section. Head over to http://www.sickdrummer.com or http://www.myspace.com/sickdrummersite to check out the exclusive PodCast with David Mcgraw.

Cattle Decapitation will also be doing some headlining show in March and April, dates are listed below:

CATTLE DECAPITATION
04/05 Corona, CA The Showcase Theatre w/ Anal Blast
04/20 Hollywood, CA The Knitting Factory (Los Angeles Murderfest)
04/25 Bakersfield, CA Studio 99
05/30 Albuquerque, NM The Gathering of the Sick Festival

For more information on upcoming shows and additional Cattle Decapitation activities, visit the official Cattle Decapitation resources:
http://www.myspace.com/cattledecapitationhttp://www.cattledecapitation.com

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Los Angeles Murderfest 2008 Lineup Finalized

The running order for this year's Los Angeles Murderfest has been announced. The event will take place in April at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. Here's the entire lineup and schedule:

Friday, April 18th

FRONT STAGE
Black Sheep Wall 7:45 - 8:15
The Unborn 8:45 - 9:15
The Funeral Pyre 9:45 - 10:15

MAIN STAGE
Genghis Tron 8:15 - 8:45
Baroness 9:15 - 9:45
The Red Chord 10:15 - 10:45
Converge 11:00 - ??:??

Saturday, April 19th More...

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Napalm Death To Headline LA Murderfest

Church of the 8th Day, the organizers behind the Los Angeles Murderfest, have announced NAPALM DEATH as the headliner for the Sunday show. The Los Angeles Murderfest Version 4.0 is set to take place April 18-20 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California.

Warm-Up Show - Friday, April 18:

CONVERGE
THE RED CHORD
BARONESS
GENGHIS TRON
THE FUNERAL PYRE
THE UNBORN
BLACK SHEEP WALL

Saturday, April 19:

ENTOMBED
MASSACRE
REPULSION
VITAL REMAINS
MONSTROSITY
DEMIRICOUS
ANAL BLAST
IMPALED
MORGION
WACO JESUS
DENIAL FIEND
ABYSMAL DAWN
SCARECROW
MEAT SHITS
FOREVER IN TERROR
LETUM ASCENSUS
RISE
MICTLANTECUHTLI
WILLOW WISP
THE CAUTERIZED
ADDICTION KING
EPICEDIUM
FATALIST
ELEMENT
GRAVEHILL
DEMORALIZING SICKNESS

Sunday, April 20:

NAPALM DEATH
EXTREME NOISE TERROR
TODAY IS THE DAY
CATTLE DECAPITATION
GHOUL
TRAP THEM
STRONG INTENTION
AT ALL COST
COMPLETE FAILURE
MAGRUDERGRIND
TERMINALLY YOUR ABORTED GHOST
CARDIAC ARREST
IVEBEENSHOT
POPULATION REDUCTION
THE_NETWORK
CALL THE PARAMEDICS
DEVOLVED
THE DOLEMITE PROJECT
WATCH ME BURN
SCARECROW
EAT THE LIVING
SEMTEX VEST
THE NAUSEATING STAB
THOUSANDS WILL DIE
SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER
ARKAIK
GUTSAW

Tickets are on sale NOW at www.ticketweb.com.

Friday, April 18 - $15 advance / $15 at the door
Saturday, April 19 - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Sunday, April 20 - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Two-Day Pass (April 19-20) - $60 (Only available in advance)

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More Info Released For Los Angeles Murderfest

Church of the 8th Day, the organizers behind the Los Angeles Murderfest, are proud to announce the next round of bands for the festival, set to take place April 18th, 19th, 20th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California as well as announce that tickets for the fest are on sale now!

Daniel Dismal, the festivals founder had this to say about the line-up thus far…

“This years Murderfest has been coming together in ways that we could never imagine! The response thus far has been amazing and most of it has come without us actually announcing most of the headliners.We’re definitely excited about 4.0 and I think once the whole line-up is released people will be amazed at this years fest. I encourage everyone to try and buy their tickets in advance as the Knitting Factory realistically only holds 700 people.”

Sunday’s headliner will be announced next week. The entire festival line-up will be announced within the next few weeks.

Tickets are on sale NOW at Ticketweb. To keep up to date with the festival please visit www.losangelesmurderfest.com for up to date information.

Friday, April 18th - $15 advance / $15 at the door
Saturday, April 19th - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Sunday, April 20th - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Two Day Pass (April 19th, 20th) - $60 (Only available in advance)

Friday, April 18th:
CONVERGE
THE RED CHORD
BARONESS
GENGHIS TRON
+ more TBA

Saturday, April 19th:
ENTOMBED
MASSACRE
REPULSION
VITAL REMAINS
MONSTROSITY
DEMIRICOUS
ANAL BLAST
IMPALED
MORGION
WACO JESUS
DENIAL FIEND
ABYSMAL DAWN
SCARECROW
RISE
+ more TBA

Sunday, April 20th:
Headliner TBA on 2/29
EXTREME NOISE TERROR
TODAY IS THE DAY
CATTLE DECAPITATION
GHOUL
TRAP THEM
STRONG INTENTION
AT ALL COST
COMPLETE FAILURE
MAGRUDERGRIND
TERMINALLY YOUR ABORTED GHOST
CARDIAC ARREST
IVEBEENSHOT
POPULATION REDUCTION
THE_NETWORK
CALL THE PARAMEDICS
+ more TBA

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Cattle Decapitation Begin Writing New Material

California-based grind metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have commence writing their next album due in late 2008. This will be the first recording with new drummer David Mcgraw (ex-SLEEP TERROR) who joined Cattle Decapitation in fall of 2007. Upcoming Cattle Decapitation live dates include:

March
7- Ventura, CA - Mais Cafe
8- Berkely, CA - The 924 Gilman Project

April
5- Corona, CA - Showcase Theatre w/ Anal Blast(A.B.’s farewell show!)
20- Hollywood, CA - The Knitting Factory
25- Bakersfield, CA - TBA
26- Lancaster, CA - Schooners

May
31 – Gathering Of The Sick Festival - Albuquerque, NM

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Cattle Decapitation Announce 2008 Tour Dates

CATTLE DECAPITATION have lined up the following upcoming shows:

March 7 - Ventura, CA @ Mais Cafe
March 8 - Berkely, CA @ The 924 Gilamn Project
April 5 - Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre w/ Anal Blast
April 20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Murderfest
April 25 - Bakersfield, CA @ T.B.A.
April 26 - Lancaster, CA @ Schooners
May 31 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Gathering of the Sick Festival

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Cattle Decapitation Announce Mexican Dates

California-based grind metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have announced their first ever tour of Mexico which will take place in February. The band will be sharing the stage with MARDUK, MONSTROSITY and SETHERIAL for three live dates. They are as follows: More...

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Cattle Decapitation Announce New Drummer

California-based grind metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have issued the following update:

"We're pleased to inform everyone that David McGraw (ex-SLEEP TERROR) is our new drummer! Things went great with him on the Death By Decibels tour and we will commence writing our next album with him starting next month! Our creative juices are beginning to flow like crazy and we've vowed to create the most ridiculous and insane record yet! We hope to hit the road again in summer in preparation for the recording process!

Australian fans can look forward to seeing us in the later part of 2008! Plans are already being put together for our
first Australian tour! We also hope to hit South America, Mexico and Europe as well sometime in 2008, but for now, writing is our main priority! See you fuckers soon!"

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Cellador and Light This City Drop Off Tours

CELLADOR appear to have dropped off their tour next year with TRAIL OF TEARS, ECHOES OF ETERNITY, and UNEXPECT.

Also, LIGHT THIS CITY appear to have dropped off the remainder of the Death By Decibels tour with VADER, MALEVOLENT CREATION, CATTLE DECAPITATION, and others.

An official announcement/confirmation for these tours is expected shortly.

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Necrophagist Drummer Performs 10-Minute Drum Solo

Metal Injection TV has posted three new video clips, including footage of NECROPHAGIST drummer Marco Minnemann performing a 10-minute drum solo so crushing a "Holy Sh-t" chant breaks out (see clip below). Also available are two new live clips of NECROPHAGIST. The footage is part of Metal Injection's coverage of the Summer Slaughter tour. These clips, as well as footage of DECAPITATED, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, THE FACELESS, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, ION DISSONANCE and BENEATH THE MASSACRE, can be viewed at this location. More...

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Light This City Confirmed For Death By Decibels

Bay Area thrashers LIGHT THIS CITY have been confirmed as a support band on the upcoming Death By Decibels tour, featuring Vader, Malevolent Creation, Cattle Decapitation, Abigail Williams and Veil of Maya. Currently out on the road across North America with Edguy and Into Eternity, LIGHT THIS CITY is continuing to support 'Facing The Thousand,' the band's latest effort which saw a September 2006 release via Prosthetic Records. A video for the track "The Unwelcome Savior" is available online here and is expected to hit video outlets soon.

Here are the latest LIGHT THIS CITY tour dates: More...

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Cattle Decapitation, Veil Of Maya, etc. Tour Dates

Cattle Decapitation, Arsonists Get All The Girls, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, and Veil Of Maya will hit the West Coast together in October. The following tour dates have been confirmed:

10/13 West Hollywood, CA @ The Whiskey A Go Go
10/17 Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry's Pizza
10/19 Orangevale, CA @ Club Retro
10/21 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/22 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
10/23 Boise, ID @ The Venue
10/25 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
10/27 El Paso, TX @ Chic's
10/29 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

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Cattle Decapitation Announce More Headlining Dates

More dates have been released for CATTLE DECAPITATION’s upcoming headlining tour featuring THE TONY DANZA TAPDANCE EXTRAVAGANZA, ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS, and VEIL OF MAYA:

October 13 - Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey A Go Go
October 17 - Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry’s Pizza
October 19 - Orangevale, CA @ Club Retro
October 21 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
October 22 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
October 23 - Boise, ID @ The Venue
October 25 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
October 27 - El Paso, TX @ Chic’s
October 29 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

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Summer Festival Slaughters New York City

On July 8th 2007 I went to see the Summer Slaughter Festival at BBkings in New York City. Of the venues in my area that book metal bands, BBkings has been one of my favorites for its amazing sound and size. It is never too loud that I feel like I’m going deaf, but still loud enough that I feel the music and rock out. The venue definitely has great tech guys running the soundboards and lights. With this in mind, I knew that I would get proper enjoyment of the bands and not focus on how much I can't hear a certain instrument or the vocals. I entered without knowing what to expect because I am not a fan of most brutal death metal, but there were a few bands I recognized and wanted to see how they were live, namely, Necrophagist, Beneath the Massacre, and Cephalic Carnage. I really wish I could have seen Arsis, but they had troubles with their van on tour and couldn't make it out. More...

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