David McGraw's parts on "The Carbon Stampede" ranked as one of "15 Heaviest Drum Parts of the Universe" at Loudwire! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hTnqY-A86mA
Our song "A Body Farm" was named one of the "50 Metal Songs That Defined 2009" by Loudwire! http://loudwire.com/metal-songs-defined-2009/
Ear Plugs and Grinders, Ear Plugs and Grinders.... navy beans, navy beans, navy beans, navy beans... http://www.mysticmetalsretail.com/Cattle-Decapitation_c_156.html
Medium Rarities named one of 2018's Best Metal Album Covers by And Justice For Art! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKC9ytgQWf4&fbclid=IwAR0YXu_vWpFMNzBgayNnjpZp6lMyqz388X9lqSORzWTHE0Fyc0DUaVw7xtU
Josh Elmore will be at NAMM Show this Saturday and Sunday at the Hiwatt UK (Established Manufacturer) booth! Josh posted: "I’ll be up at NAMM on Saturday and Sunday, January 26/27 to help demo the new Super-Hi 50 from Hiwatt! Stop by and check out this amazing piece of gear! Be sure to stick around and see some fantastic Hiwatt artists and hear/play/experience these legendary amps at Booth #5233."
Travis Ryan shares some thoughts on the Medium Rarities album cover by Wes Benscoter with And Justice For Art! http://www.andjusticeforart.com/2019/01/are-you-hungry.html
What a year it's been! 2018 found a highly invigorated Cattle Decapitation firing on all cylinders and writing the follow up to 2015's The Anthropocene Extinction, played four different continents, the band's first ever trip all the way around the globe in one tour, tons of sold out shows resulting in a rogue wave of creative juices flowing into our next album coming in late 2019! We would like to thank our team Extreme Management Group, Inc., Metal Blade Records Metal Blade Records Europe, Rostam Zafar, Jim Parker, Diego Soria and everyone who worked alongside us this year to make our shows and releases happen! See you all later next year with a new album, new merch and world tour starting in the second half of 2019! #cattledecapitation #metalbladerecords #theanthropoceneextinction #extrememanagementgroup #extrememetal #deathmetal
Cattle Decapitation LOGO Grinders up now in our IndieMerchstore!!! https://www.indiemerchstore.com/item/67585
HEADS UP to those who missed out on the Cattle Decapitation X-Mas ornaments... There were a few more made than what was ordered and so they're up for sale now on our IndieMerchstore! Go get em before they're gone for good! https://www.indiemerchstore.com/b/cattle-decapitation
Winner of Travis Ryan's microphone and awesome Cattle Decapitation fan Robert Westerman just received his prize in the mail! Robert recently made a generous donation to the spcaLA through a fundraiser Travis created for their contributions to efforts made towards helping the displaced and injured pets and wildlife during the recent wildfires in California. Thanks again Robert and enjoy the stuff! Feel free to donate yourself using the donate link below!
Did you know there's a book about Cattle Decapitation's lyrics written by a French Catholic priest? Couldn't have made this one up if we tried... P.S. Sorry English-speakers... its only in French! http://www.camionblanc.com/detail-livre-cattle-decapitation-ecologie-gore-1123.php
Cattle Decapitation reveals details for rarities collection, 'Medium Rarities'; launches album track, "An Exposition of Insides" (Japanese bonus track from 'Monolith of Inhumanity'), online!!! On November 23rd, Cattle Decapitation will release their new rarities collection, Medium Rarities, via Metal Blade Records. Featuring 6 previously unreleased pre-Human Jerky (1999) demos with front-man Travis Ryan on guitar (while also handling vocal duties), plus the long-sought-after To Serve Man (2002) bonus track, "Rotting Children For Remote Viewing" - in addition to other rarities (including the 6 songs from 2005's split EP with Caninus!) - this compilation is must-have for any Cattle Decapitation fan. Travis Ryan comments: "'Medium Rarities' is a project we started about 10 years ago, and we're thrilled to see it finally happen! In 2008, I started compiling unreleased tracks, import bonus tracks and 7" releases for a rarities release - and even had the art created by the legendary Wes Benscoter, when we discovered that a key track was missing that we wanted to include on it. Our album 'To Serve Man' had a bonus track ready in case there was a Japanese version released, but that never happened - and the band members' copies of the track got lost, seemingly forever! We felt a rarities compilation released without that bonus track would be a weird idea, and so the project got shelved until recently. Heather Parsons of Metal Blade finally was able to unearth the track from an old disc that was tucked away in the Metal Blade vault! The lyrics to the song were unearthed along with it, and so we quickly got to work with compiling and mastering the rest. This is a nice, concise compilation of unreleased and hard-to-find tracks, complete with lyrics and cheeky vinyl color variant schemes, based on how people like their meat prepared. The European vinyl variants also resemble diseased meats…But my favorite part is the cassette, which was created to look like the vintage cassette releases we grew up on - complete with the old school Metal Blade axe logo! A lot of thought and work went into this release, and we are pleased to finally be able to present to you…'Medium Rarities'!" For a preview of Medium Rarities, "An Exposition of Insides" (a Japanese bonus track from 2012's Monolith of Inhumanity) can be streamed now at: metalblade.com/cattledecapitation - where the collection can also be pre-ordered in the following formats: USA vinyl variants: --"Rare" - Oxblood and Red 'Color in Color' (ltd. to 300 copies) --"Medium Rare" - Brown and Oxblood 'Color in Color' (only available in record stores - ltd. to 500 copies) --"Well Done" - Black and Brown 'Color in Color' (ltd. to 300 copies) --"Medium Rare Bone-In Human Shank" - Brown and Oxblood 'Color in Color' with Bone White blob (Indiemerch Collector's Bundle Exclusive - ltd. to 100 copies) Metal Blade Records Europe vinyl variants: --"Pink Slime" - Pink w/White 'Marble' (ltd. to 200 copies) --"Meat With Cancerous Tumour" - Red w/Yellow 'Color in Color' (ltd. to 200 copies) --"Lymphocytic Meat" - Red w/White 'Splatter' (ltd. to 100 copies) --"An Abnormal Amount of Excretion of Bile From Liver" - Orange w/Lime & Green 'Splatter' (ltd. to 100 copies) --180g Black (ltd. to 300 copies) Medium Rarities track-listing 1. Birth. Cancer. Death. 2. No Future 3. Chili Dispenser 4. The Recapitation of Cattle 5. Thrombosis All-In 6. Turn on the Masters 7. Tripas de Pepe 8. Vino de lo Sanguifero 9. Queso de Cabeza 10. Birth. Cancer. Death. (Unreleased Demo) 11. Diarrhea de Dahmer (Unreleased Demo) 12. Human Jerky (Unreleased Demo) 13. Thrombosis All-In (Unreleased Demo) 14. Colon Blo (Unreleased Demo) 15. Flesh-Eating Disease (Unreleased Demo) 16. Burnt to a Crisp 17. Sonny's Burning 18. Rotting Children for Remote Viewing (Unreleased) 19. You People 20. World Full of Idiots 21. An Exposition of Insides 22. No Light and No Life 23. Cannibalistic Invasivorism Cattle Decapitation will be touring in support of Medium Rarities this fall with The Black Dahlia Murder in Japan and the USA with Suffocation (for vocalist Frank Mullen's final tour!), Krisiun, and Soreption. See below for all dates! Cattle Decapitation tour dates: w/The Black Dahlia Murder Oct. 3 - Osaka, Japan - Fanj Twice Oct. 4 - Nagoya, Japan - 3Star Imaike Oct. 5 - Tokyo, Japan - Cyclone Oct. 6 - Tokyo, Japan - Cyclone w/ Suffocation, Krisiun, Soreption Oct. 21 - Wantagh, NY - Mulcahy's Concert Hall Oct. 22 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East Down Oct. 23 - Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques Oct. 24 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Place Oct. 25 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick Oct. 26 - Joliet, IL - The Forge Oct. 27 - St. Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar and Grill Oct. 29 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room Oct. 30 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre Oct. 31 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall Nov. 1 - Jerome, ID - Diamondz Event Center Nov. 2 - Seattle, WA - Club Sur Rocks Nov. 3 - Portland, OR - Lola's Room Nov. 4 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Metro Nov. 5 - West Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go Nov. 6 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick Nov. 7 - Mesa, AZ - Club Red Nov. 9 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger's Nov. 10 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar 'N Grill Nov. 11 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall Nov. 13 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade Nov. 14 - Greensboro, NC - The Cone Denim Entertainment Center Nov. 15 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar Nov. 16 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre Nov. 17 - Reading, PA - Reverb ***NEW CATTLE DECAPITATION ALBUM COMING FALL 2019*** Cattle Decapitation line-up: Travis Ryan - vocals Josh Elmore - guitars Dave McGraw - drums Belisario Dimuzio - guitars Olivier Pinard - bass Cattle Decapitation online: http://www.facebook.com/cattledecapitation http://twitter.com/cattledecap http://www.youtube.com/officialcattledecap http://instagram.com/cattle_decapitation http://www.indiemerch.com/cattledecap http://www.metalblade.com/cattledecapitation
Check out the Five Heavy Albums that changed Travis Ryan's life over at Decibel Magazine! https://www.decibelmagazine.com/2018/11/21/five-heavy-albums-that-changed-my-life-with-travis-ryan-of-cattle-decapitation/
NYC show review from Kerrang! https://www.kerrang.com/features/suffocation-new-york-show/
Limited Edition Cattle Decapitation wooden X-mas Ornaments!!! Pre-order now!!! PRE-ORDER HERE: https://www.indiemerchstore.com/item/67157
BALTIMORE! YES the show is still going on despite the weather. Come on out and party with #DeathChoppingNorthAmerica2018! Featuring Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Krisiun & VISCERAL DISGORGE!!! Don't miss Frank Mullen's final tour with Suffo! RSVP & INVITE FRIENDS HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/2030851476925951/?active_tab=discussion