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Blues punks The Bobby Lees (Sam Quartin , Kendall Wind , Macky Bowman, Nick Casa) have been tearing it up on stages in Upstate, NY and around the country. While you may recognize Quartin from movie roles like the (forthcoming) Run With The Hunted and Let Me Make You A Martyr , this band is not a novelty project but a full fledged rock n rollercoaster. They totally scorch the stage with a howling sense of purpose and poetic sting, capturing a primal and at times even fun energy on Beauty Pageant . Feral animals and ghosts hiding in the trees agree that this band is the shit. This record and group truly deserve to be heard, so head to their Bandcamp and blast "Deem Em Dead" now. You can say you knew 'em when.
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This past summer, Cattle Decapitation embarked on a European trek, during which the band filmed a tour documentary, directed by Paul McGuire / Obscenery Films (https://obsceneryfilms.com/). To watch the behind-the-scenes and live footage from Cattle Decapitation on the road, please visit:http://www.facebook.com/cattledecapitation, where the video is now streaming live. Fans can also watch on YouTube HERE.
Guitarist Josh Elmore comments: “For several years now, fans have been asking the band to release a video chronicle with live performance footage and enhanced or ‘behind the scenes’ documentation. During a recent European run, our friend Paul McGuire of Obscenery Films traveled with the band and captured glimpses of what day-to-day life on the road is like for Cattle Decapitation and spoke with the members as they reflected on years of touring and what their future holds. The result is an entertaining, humorous and informative documentary that shows the band as a live entity and also what goes on during their down time on tour; play-throughs, interviews, concert chaos, Euro-tourism and more. We hope you enjoy it!”Add to My Radar
Road warring San Diego deathgrind unit, CATTLE DECAPITATION, will kick off their tour supporting Cannibal Corpse later this week. Set to commence on October 8th in Jacksonville, the journey will run through nearly a month’s worth of cities, coming to a close on November 7th in Orlando. Additional support will be provided by Soreption. Check out the tour trailer HERE.
Dates and more info BELOW.
Josh Elmore of Cattle Decapitation should be proud. His band have arguably made yet another record that could be called THE album of their career, they are killing it on The Summer Slaughter tour and the band are more relevant than ever as our world chokes and burns in anguish. I knew years ago when these guys came out that this band was special and while Elmore has been in the band since the early 00’s, his contributions are tremendous. I spoke via phone with Elmore about new album The Anthropocene Extinction, current placeholder for Death Metal masterpiece of the summer and perhaps even year (we’ll see when winter rolls around).
Read the full chat BELOW.Add to My Radar
San Diego deathgrinders, CATTLE DECAPITATION, will make their Decibel Flexi Series debut in the August 2015 issue with previously unreleased track, “Cannibalistic Invasivorism.” The ravaging new hymn – which will not appear on the band’s forthcoming new full-length, The Anthropocene Extinction – is currently available for public ingestion courtesy of MetalSucks.
Expounds frontman Travis Ryan of the tune, “One thing we learned from our last couple albums was that an album’s flow can make or break an album and it’s an often overlooked part of the album-making process. We ended up with a couple songs that got squeezed out of the album’s flow that were naturally then deemed ‘bonus tracks,’ and the track ‘Cannibalistic Invasivorism’ was one of them. It’s a song about doing away with pestiferous, invasive species of life through eating them, similar to the invasivorism movement by culinary artistes who use things like snails, squirrels, etc., or any animal/insect that need their numbers thinned down in any given area or ecosystem to have a positive impact on the region. Of course, in the ‘turning the tables’ nature of CATTLE DECAPITATION, in this song we find the target being the single most invasive species on planet earth: the human being. Enjoy!”
A limited number of issues which include the flexi are currently available for purchase HERE but hurry!Add to My Radar
If you don’t know that our planet is one of gazillions in a multi-dimensional, interconnected energy continuum that is easy to reconcile with almost any faith system AND science (as long as you aren’t a bigot, homophobe or in willful denial because you REALLY like Monsanto foods and Wal-Mart USA), I feel bad for you. I will send good vibes your way when I meditate between repeat plays of Earth’s Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1 & 2.
Sharks are dying, glaciers are frying and if the bees go we’ll all start crying. Let’s get real here and stop having our music mainly be about distraction. Of war and peace, war might seem more metal but peace is more tenable and requires a stronger spirit to manifest in the world. I grew up in Woodstock, NY so the bands from my scene and myself knew we had like Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and The Band to live up to…so half assed art was not really an option. It kills me to see how dispassionate, ADD and apathetic some people are today, and in society as a whole. Go drink some wheat grass and read a book! And of course, listen to metal.
Just don’t let the bastards grind you down. #propeace #worldmetalunity #preservehumanity #healtheworld #keepmoshingthough #testament #gospelofthewitches #cattledecapitation #stratovarius #earthcrisis
Below are 5 songs for today’s Metal Riot EARTH DAY playlist 2015. Check ’em HERE.Add to My Radar
Cattle Decapitation will be performing a brand new song off their upcoming 2015 Metal Blade release at the mid day show of the Housecore Horror Film Festival. The show will be at Midway’s on Friday, 10/24 with Unearth, Brian Posehn, Origin, fellow San Diegan and friend Author & Punisher, and Evil United! The band is looking forward to debuting new material for the festival crowd. Later that same evening, Cattle Decapitation‘s vocalist Travis Ryan will be performing vocals with Wizards of Gore (the legendary gore thrash act Rigor Mortis under a different name) for his all time favorite Rigor Mortis track “Foaming at the Mouth”, which will mark this the band’s first time playing the song in over 25 years!
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Cattle Decapitation‘s “Decade of Decapitation” vinyl series continues with one of the band’s most infamous releases: “Humanure.” Fans will surely enjoy the “bloody stool” vinyl color, which features red splattered on brown. This is the second piece of vinyl in the series which celebrates 10 years of releases on Metal Blade Records. Purchase the previously released “To Serve Man” and pre-order “Humanure” now at indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords.
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 brand new art from longtime Cattle Decapitation cover artist, Wes Benscoter. Additionally, “To Serve Man”, the band’s debut full-length, and their sophomore effort “Humanure” have been remastered specially for this release. Each vinyl will be released separately in the coming months and all vinyl will be available for the first time ever in Europe.
“To Serve Man” – (Longpig Slaughter colored vinyl – red splattered on pink)
“Humanure” – (Bloody Stool colored vinyl – red splattered on brown)
“Karma.Bloody.Karma” – (Blood On Blood colored vinyl – red splattered on blood red)
“The Harvest Floor” – (Bloody Steel colored vinyl – red splattered on silver)
“Monolith of Inhumanity” (Golden Landfill colored vinyl – confetti multi color splattered on gold)
Cattle Decapitation recently announced a whole string of European summer dates including festivals as well as club shows with death metal legends Possessed!
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Cattle Decapitation has begun the writing process for the follow up to 2012’s Monolith of Inhumanity, which has been lauded as the band’s finest and most complex release to date.
“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 on their January tour!” – Travis Ryan (Vox/Gurgles)
Cattle Decapitation’s next album is tentatively due out early 2015. Stay tuned to both the band and label’s sites for more updates on the new record and future tour dates. Tread with glee through the land of the severed meatus, friends!Add to My Radar
San Diego deathgrinders Cattle Decapitation have released the music video for their song “Your Disposal” from their most recent album Monolith of Inhumanity.
Vocalist Travis Ryan had this to say about the video:
“Director Mitch Massie has presented us all with a bizarre retelling of the story of Adam and Eve using themes from our latest albumMonolith 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, hell-bent 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.’”
Check out the “Your Disposal” video and Cattle Decapitation tour dates here.Add to My Radar
San Diego deathgrind band Cattle Decapitation’s drummer David McGraw underwent surgery for an abscess in his armpit on Monday, April 15th in Berlin, Germany. In spite of the surgery McGraw was able to play a show that evening as part of the European tour with Cryptopsy and Decrepit Birth.
You can read a quote from McGraw here: “Berlin! You rule! I had the gnarliest abscess under my arm pit, and you took care of me for only 50 [euros]. I had a full-on surgery, general anesthesia, private recovery room, everything, and I’m not even from here, just another foreigner on tour coming through town. I was treated like if I was at a private clinic. I had enough time to let the drugs wear off and made it to perform at the show tonight. I didn’t get to see any of the sights, but instead I experienced something way more meaningful to me… seriously, thank you!”Add to My Radar
Travis Ryan, vocalist for Cattle Decapitation, had this to say:
“It’s great to hit the road with our friends Cryptopsy and Decrepit Birth again… and this time, in Europe! We’ll be hitting some spots harder than usual and some spots we’ve never been and we’re always into that. This might be the only time this year you guys see us so be sure to come out and rage with us!”
Check out the tour dates here.Add to My Radar
A while back, and I do mean a while back, we here at Metal Riot were lucky enough to get some time with Josh Elmore of Cattle Decapitation. When I say some time I mean the better part of two hours and one of the longest interviews ever. This was both a blessing and a curse, as anyone who has transcribed an interview can tell you. We caught up with them at The Middle East in Boston on November 5th, the last night before they dropped off the Six Feet Under tour. If I can give you a word of advice, go see Cattle Decapitation, they are absolutely amazing live and have had a rough patch between Travis getting punched and the loss of “Trailey,” you will not regret it. Now with out further adieu I bring you part one of two of our Cattle Decapitation interview.
Click here to read the interview.Add to My Radar
With Cattle Decapitation dropping off the “Autumn Apocalypse Tour” due to recent issues with Six Feet Under, it comes as no surprise that they have formed their own mini tour of the Northeast in really no time at all. They are calling it the “By the Fans, For the Fans” tour and you can click here for dates.Add to My Radar
Six Feet Under frontman “sucker punches” Cattle Decapitation frontman! Cattle Decapitation drops off tour.
It looks like last night was the last night to see Cattle Decapitation on the current Autumn Apocalypse tour with Six Feet Under. It would appear that Six Feet Under frontman Chris Barnes hauled off and “sucker punched” Cattle Decapitation frontman Travis Ryan after the show at The Middle East in Boston. Your ever faithful Metal Riot editors were at the show and while we left before the alleged events I can attest to the fact that there was turmoil before the show even started. Its going to be an interesting BBQ for the Metal Blade family this year.
Not to chose sides in all of this but Cattle Decapitation’s guitarist Josh Elmore was awesome enough to give a good deal of his time for an amazing interview which I will have up later today, god willing…honestly the thing is over an hour long, so I would like to thank them for that and for an incredible show.
Click here to read a statement by Cattle Decapitation’s frontman here.Add to My Radar