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Cattle Decapitation

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

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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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Cattle Decapitation Nominated For Award

CATTLE DECAPITATION have been nominated in the "Best Hard Rock Band" category for this year's San Diego Music Award. You can vote for them here.

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Cattle Decapitation Put Christians In Their Place

You can check out a video of CATTLE DECAPITATION frontman Travis Ryan responding at the band's Maryland show (July 19th) to the christian metalcore kids who attacked the band's guitarist at a recent show in Virginia here. Preach on brotha!

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Cattle Decapitation Performance Online

Cattle Decapitation's last performance on the tv show Fox Rox has been posted online. The songs that have been posted for viewing are "Success Is...(Hanging By The Neck)" and "Total Gore". For those wishing to check out the performance, it can be viewed here (There's an add for charmin before, just in case anyone who clicks gets confused).

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Krisiun Speak About Upcoming U.S. Tour

Brazil’s Krisiun prepare to once again assault the U.S. Supporting this year’s incendiary new album, AssassiNation (MP3’s available here), vocalist/bassist Alex Camargo sent this message to fans, "We in Krisiun would like say thanks to our North American death metal brothers for the great support through the years. Due to the great response we had to our latest album, we are coming back for another U.S. tour in September. This time around we are going to be direct support... which means that we are gonna have more time to play a longer set. Six Feet Under is going to be the headlining band plus Decapitated, Cattle Decapitation and Abysmal Dawn are on the bill too; a fuckin’ brutal tour. We hope to see all you death metal maniacs, without you we are nothing.”

Having toured North America earlier this year with The Monsters Of Chaos Tour (Morbid Angel, Behemoth and Despised Icon), Krisiun released the AssassiNation CD and Live Armageddon DVD on February 26.

KRISIUN tour dates with Six Feet Under, Decapitated, Cattle Decapitation, Abysmal Dawn are as follows: More...

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Cattle Decapitation Perform on Fox Rox

CATTLE DECAPITATION will be performing a short set on the TV show Fox Rox. This will be the last performance of the band with drummer Michael Laughlin.

The band will be playing the songs "Success Is... (Hanging By The Neck)" and "Total Gore" from their new album "Karma.Bloody.Karma." live in the Fox Studios followed by a rather interesting interview with the host Troy Johnson. Details can be found here.

Airdates & Times:
Thursday, June 22nd @ Midnight on FOX 6
Saturday, June 24th @ 11:30pm on UPN 13
Sunday, June 25th @ 4:00pm on FOX 6.

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Krisiun, Decapitated, Cattle Decapitation Tour

Six Feet Under, Krisiun, Decapitated, Cattle Decapitation, and Abysmal Dawn will be touring together this fall. The following tour dates have been confirmed thus far:

9/12 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
9/13 St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
9/15 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
9/16 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
9/21 Los Angeles, CA @ The Key Club
9/22 Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
9/23 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
9/25 Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
9/26 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
9/29 Ogden, UT @ Club Boom VA
9/30 Aurora, CO @ Iliff Park Saloon
10/01 Omaha, NE @ The Rock
10/03 Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
10/06 Somerville, MA @ Goodtimes Emporium
10/07 Manchester, NH @ Mark's Place
10/08 New York, NY @ BB King's

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Show Of The Summer (VA, NJ) Info

Show Of The Summer will take place on June 10th in Virginia, and June 11th in New Jersey. Here are the details:

June 10 - Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's

Dillinger Escape Plan
Haste the Day
Chiodos
Sworn Enemy
The Number Twelve Looks Like You
Full Blown Chaos
From a Second Story Window
Cattle Decapitation
Misery Index
Black My Heart
Despised Icon
Suicide Silence
The Showdown
Flee the Seen
Carol
Suprise Special Guests
+ local talent on second stage

June 11 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony More...

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Final Robot Mosh Fest 4 Lineup Confirmed

The final lineup has been confirmed for Robot Mosh Fest 4, which takes place July 21st and 22nd at Skate Country in West Bend, WI. Presale tickets are currently available through the the festival's MySpace page. Advance tickets are $25 for a 2 day pass. $15 each day, day of.

Here is the complete lineup: More...

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Bands Announced for Infest in NJ

Bands have been announced for an upcoming fest entitled, "Infest", that will be taking place in Asbury Park, NJ on June 11th. Bands are as follows:

Dillinger Escape Plan
The Number 12 Looks Like You
Necrophagist
Haste the Day
Chiodos
Sworn Enemy
From a Second Story Window
Cattle Decapitation
Animosity
Job for a Cowboy
Misery Index
Scars of Tomorrow
Calico System
Too Pure to Die
Inked In Blood
On Broken Wings
Black My Heart
Full Blown Chaos
The Showdown
Flee the Seen

Infest will have 3 stages, one at the Stone Pony inside, Stone Pony outside, and on in Club Deep, which is across from the Stone Pony.

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Misery Index, FASSW, Animosity Tour Dates

Dates have been solidified for this summer's Misery Index, Cattle Decapitation, and From A Second Story Window tour. Support will also include Animosity and Job For A Cowboy. Here are the tour dates:

6/10 Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's
6/11 Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
6/12 Kingston, PA @ Backstage Enterprises
6/13 Revere, MA @ Club Lido
6/14 Hamden, CT @ Hamden Elks Lodge
6/17 Kent, OH @ Screwy Louie's
6/20 Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks
6/21 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Glastnost
6/23 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
6/24 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
6/25 Corpus Christi, TX @ The Ballroom
6/26 El Paso, TX @ Chic's Bar
6/27 Phoenix, AZ @ Metal Devastation
6/28 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
6/29 Hollywood, CA @ The Whiskey A Go-Go
6/30 Ventura, CA @ Alpine
7/1 Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry's Pizza
7/2 Fresno, CA @ The Belmont
7/3 San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
7/5 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
7/6 Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
7/7 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
7/8 Boise, ID @ The Venue
7/10 Ogden, UT @ Club Boom Va
7/11 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
7/12 Papillion, NE @ The Rock
7/13 St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
7/14 Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
7/15 Southgate, MI @ The Modern Exchange
7/17 Binghamton, NY @ Club Escape
7/18 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
7/19 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
7/20 Centerreach, NY @ Centerreach VFW
7/22 West Bend, IN @ Skate Country (Robot Mosh Fest)

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Six Feet Under to Tour with Krisiun

Six Feet Under, Krisiun, Cattle Decapitation, Decapitated, and Abysmal Dawn will be teaming up for a North American tour later this year. The first confirmed dates are as follows:

September 12 - Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
October 8 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club

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Cattle Decapitation Announce New Drummer

Cattle Decapitation have found a replacement for departed drummer, Michael Laughlin. Joining the band as his permanent replacement is Tampa, Florida drummer J.R. "Kid Gnarly" Daniels, formerly of Unholy Ghost. Daniels will appear on tour with the band this summer.

The band recently added a second guitar player, Kevin "Fetus" Bernier of L.A.’s Watch Me Burn/Fetus Eaters/Deadfood/Vomitcore Records to the fold..

Cattle Decapitation's upcoming album is entitled "Karma.Bloody.Karma." It is about the "greatest natural disaster of all time," humanity, and revenge for its effect on this planet.The album is to features guest appearances by Joey Karam (The Locust) and John Wiese (Sunn 0)), Bastard Noise) and is produced by Billy Anderson (Swans, Mr. Bungle Melvins). "Karma.Bloody.Karma." should be available in summer of 2006.

Here's the "Karma.Bloody.Karma." track list: More...

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Cattle Decapitation Announce Album, Seek Member

Cattle Decapitation are currently seeking a new drummer, if interested go to the following link: http://www.smnnews.com/board/showthread.php?t=114401. Also, the band has posted the following update:

"Cattle Decapitation is happy to announce "Karma.Bloody.Karma." as the title of the next record. NO, there is not any religious significance of the title. NO, the name does not imply that we're "crazy vegans" trying to push our lifestyle onto people (as a lot of gabbing internet idiots like to pigeonhole us as). It is simply about the "greatest natural disaster of all time," humanity, and revenge for its effect on this planet. This will be the most nihilistic, pessimistic and hateful record we've ever done lyrically, and musically you can expect, what one of our friends has said perfectly about it, a very "schitzophrenic" release! Imagine the Caninus split material, just longer in every way. Features guest appearances by Joey Karam(The Locust) and John Wiese(Sunn 0)), Bastard Noise). Produced by Billy Anderson(Swans, Mr. Bungle Melvins). Available June/July 2006!

Here's the goddamn track list:
1. Intro
2. Unintelligent Design
3. Success Is…(Hanging By the Neck)
4. One Thousand Times Decapitation
5. The Carcass Derrick
6. Total Gore
7. Bereavement
8. Suspended In Coprolite
9. Alone At The Landfill
10. Karma.Bloody.Karma.
11. The New Dawn
12. Of Human Pride & Flatulence"

"We have a new addition to Cattle Decapitation. A new second guitar player by the name of Kevin "Fetus" Bernier of L.A.’s Watch Me Burn/Fetus Eaters/Deadfood/Vomitcore Records. He's been an amazing friend of ours since the beginning and we're very excited to start playing live with him. We'll try our hardest to have him ready for the Necrophagist tour!"

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Alarum Post 'Velocity' Video Available Online

Aussie techsters ALARUM have delivered the first video from their Earache/Willowtip release Eventuality.

The clip, for the track 'Velocity', can be seen at this location.

Alarum, ARSIS and NEURAXIS will be teaming up with NECROPHAGIST, THINE EYES BLEED and CATTLE DECAPITATION for the Carving North America's Epitaph 2006 tour beginning in late April. More...

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Robot Mosh Fest (WI) Details

The fourth installment of Robot Mosh Fest will take place on Friday, July 21st and Saturday, July 22nd at Country Skate in West Bend, WI. Update information can be found here. The following groups are slated to perform at the event (several more bands will be added in the coming weeks):

Cattle Decapitation
Misery Index
From A Second Story Window
Animosity
Amora Savant
Job For A Cowboy
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza
Harlots
Lye By Mistake
Sleep Terror
Crossbearer
Die Alone
Everest

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Maryland Deathfest IV Running Order Released

The organizers of the Maryland Deathfest have issued the following update:

Greetings everyone. As already stated, ENGORGED and BURNT BY THE SUN have cancelled their appearance at MDF. The replacements for these 2 bands are CATTLE DECAPITATION (California) and ALARUM (Australia).

Now that the replacements have been announced, the running order for each day has been posted. Doors open at 11:50 AM and bands start at 12:20 PM. Stay tuned for more information regarding the MDF pre-fest show. More...

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