Lucky Aussies. Cattle Decapitation will finally be heading to Australia for the band's first time for the Hate Across Australia Tour. The trek consists of nine shows throughout the continent, beginning on June 6th in Brisbane. Cattle Decapitation will be direct support for Australia's own Thy Art Is Murder. The entire list of confirmed dates can be found below.
Cattle Decapitation has dropped off the Autumn Apocalypse Tour with Six Feet Under reportedly due to a physical altercation between vocalist Travis Ryan and Six Feet Under's Chris Barnes. Cattle Decapitation has now rebooked headlining dates leading up to their run with Dying Fetus and Cerebral Bore.
"Forced Gender Reassignment", the new NSFW video from US grind stalwarts Cattle Decapitation, has premiered and is available for viewing exclusively at Bloody-Disgusting.com. The video features strong sexual violence including rape and sexual assault. Mitch Massie helped out with the video.
Monolith Of Inhumanity, the upcoming new album from US grind/death metallers Cattle Decapitation is now streaming exclusively and in its entirety at this location. The album is set for release on May 4th in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, May 7th throughout the rest of Europe and May 8th in North America via Metal Blade. More album details were previously reported here.
For the follow-up for 2009's The Harvest Floor, US goregrinders Cattle Decapitation has set Monolith Of Inhumanity as the title for the band's upcoming fifth album, due out on May 4th in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, May 7th throughout the rest of Europe and the 8th in North America. The album was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero of Denver's Flatline Audio and features extravagantly intense artwork from artist Wes Benscoter.
Cattle Decapitation vocalist Travis Ryan has recently recorded vocals for the new Soulfly album due early 2012 on Roadrunner Records. Travis recorded his portion of the vocals at Frick'in Studios in San Marcos, CA, with engineer Dan Frick and the result was extremely positive.
In November 2010 Cattle Decapitation returned home from headlining The California Blood Tour and decided to take the next year off and immediately began writing the follow up to their critically-acclaimed 2009 release The Harvest Floor.
Cattle Decapitation are pleased to announce "The California Blood Tour".
Featuring bands mostly hailing from California, the tour will be headlined by Cattle Decapitation and sees Devourment (TX) rearing its ugly head plus searing acts such as Knights Of The Abyss, fellow San Diegans Burning The Masses and newcomers Son Of Aurelius. Select dates also feature Sacramento's Slaughterbox and San Diego's own purveyors of brutality, Condemned.
This will be Cattle Decapitation's final US tour for the Harvest Floor record, as the band will commence the writing of their 5th Metal Blade release at the end of the year.
Cattle Decapitation vocalist Travis Ryan had this to say about the tour: "We've had this idea for a tour that was mostly comprised of California bands for quite a while now. I don't know, there was just something about the term "California love" (popularized by 2Pac Shakur) that never quite sat right with us so we came up with something a little more fitting, considering the level of brutality that California has always had under its belt. From the seedy sewers in the big cities to the "Cowshwitz" communities of central CA to the inhospitable depravity of the dry desert, we decided it was time to show the rest of the US that CaliGOREnia is not just about hippies, silicone bodies and marijuana dispensaries (not that there's anything wrong with that, haha!)... This is California Blood!"
Cattle Decapitation have confirmed a shitload of US tour dates - both headlining as support dates - with Job For A Cowboy, Revocation, Whitechapel and Gaza, among others. All details can be found here. The band will also embark on a European tour in summer. Dates are to be announced.
For the event, Cattle Decapitation has announced a bass player to handle all upcoming touring duties has been found - after the previous one leaving in August. Bassist Derek Engemann of Kansas' Unmerciful will be handling bass duties on all upcoming tour dates. The band was quoted: "We jammed all weekend and are more than confident in his abilities and can't wait to hit the road with him! Prepare for annihilation!"
Cattle Decapitation have announced upcoming tour plans together with the departure of bassist Troy Oftedal. A message from the band reads as follows;
"It is time to announce a few things that have been going on in the Cattle Decapitation camp. First off, we have officially parted ways with bassist Troy Oftedal due to musical and personal differences. There is no bad blood and we wish him the best of luck. Filling in on upcoming tours will be our friend Rahsaan Davis. You may have seen him on our recent tour as Troy left tour early due to a physical ailment.
We'll be hitting the road in late September with Soulfly, Prong and Mutiny Within for a US tour! Starting in our neck of the woods, the tour will lead us across the country, along the east coast and back home. We have a handful of dates already and there are more on the way!
Cattle Decapitation are about to release their new upcoming album "The Harvest Floor" on January 20th through Metal Blade Records. An e-card for "The Harvest Floor" is available for viewing now and features the song "The Gardeners Of Eden". Check it out here. Both "The Gardeners Of Eden" and "A Body Farm" are also available for streaming online over at the band's MySpace.
Cattle Decapitation will also be touring in promotion of their fifth studio album. The release of "The Harvest Floor" will be followed up by a southern US headlining tour, entitled "Killing 'Til Oblivion Tour" tour poster], with labelmates Psyopus, Book Of Black Earth and Gigan.