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Cattle Decapitation

Cattle Decapitation

This Fall, Cattle Decapitation will head back out on the road for a North American headlining tour, before joining Brujeria for a trek across the US in October with Eternal Sleep and Piñata Protest joining them on select dates. The entire stretch will run from September 22nd through October 21st. See all confirmed dates inside.

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Cattle Decapitation

After recently completing a European tour with Suffocation and Abiotic, Cattle Decapitation has returned home to release their new video for “Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot)”, from their latest album, The Anthropocene Extinction (review). Directed once again by Mitch Masse (http://www.mitchmassie.com; who also directed the band’s video for “Your Disposal”), “Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot)” is another visual feat in the band’s notorious filmography. Watch the video inside! The un-censored version will be released soon; stay tuned for more details! (more…)

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Review by Jeff Maki
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Arch Enemy, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Cattle Decapitation, Beyond Creation
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With all the drama surrounding the 2015 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and its lack of true headlining bands and low attendance, the timing of the 2015 Summer Slaughter Tour couldn’t have been any better.

But wait, there’s no one here either … (more…)

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Cattle Decapitation

Cattle Decapitation’s seventh album, The Anthropocene Extinction (review), is its own grindcore version of Roots, a turning point for the band and possibly one for the entire subgenre. This is grind like you’ve never heard it before. Among the blastbeats, the rhythm section divvies out multiple tempo changes, making for surprises around every bend. Songs flawlessly go from grind to thrash to black metal to even a hardcore tempo. Adding to the variety and depth are a range of guest musicians, along with a newer vocal style by frontman Travis Ryan. Providing the riffs is Josh Elmore, the band’s guitarist since 2001, ranging from harsh and pummeling to sad and epic.

The band already has begun the touring cycle for the new album by taking part in this year’s installment of the Summer Slaughter Tour (view tour dates here), headlined by Arch Enemy and also featuring Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, After the Burial and Beyond Creation. A week into the tour, which included stops in the Midwest, we talked with Elmore about the new release, the tour and selling T-shirts. (more…)

CD-anthropocene-coverReview by Jeff Maki
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The Anthropocene Extinction is a proposed term for the present geological epoch (from the time of the Industrial Revolution onward), during which humanity has begun to have a significant impact on the environment. Given the band’s strong stance on the environment and animal cruelty, the album title and concept should come as no surprise to existing fans, and for newcomers, the name Cattle Decapitation is not what it seems. (more…)

Extreme metal titans Arch Enemy have kicked off the 2015 installment of “Summer Slaughter”, which sees them as the tour’s headliners. This will mark the band’s second North American run on this album cycle – but the first stateside trek to feature new guitarist Jeff Loomis. For a preview of what concert-goers can expect live, a new tour trailer has been launched, featuring footage of the track “Avalanche” from Hellfest.  (more…)

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In 2012, Cattle Decapitation shocked the metal world with what was revered by fans and haters alike as their best album to date, Monolith Of Inhumanity (review). Here we are, three years later, Cattle Decapitation and Metal Blade Records are pleased to unveil to the world the band’s magnum opus with The Anthropocene Extinction, set for world wide release August 7th, 2015. View album info and tracklisting inside. (more…)

Cd-monolithI think I may be getting old. You see, my 36th birthday just passed, and more often than not, I’m finding it harder and harder to listen to a band like Cattle Decapitation. Yeah, I know, I’m a wuss, right? But apparently, I’m not the only one. When I interviewed vocalist Travis Ryan in 2009, he told me something along those same lines, as well. The music is very “grating,” he said. Not only that, but say you’re out at a dinner party and someone asks you what you’re currently listening to? As a grown man, am I really going to look them straight in the eye and say, “Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of Cattle Decapitation?” Maybe I am finally maturing at the ripe old age of 36. (more…)

Max Cavalera: "Fulfilling the Prophecy"

Max Cavalera: “Fulfilling the Prophecy”

If there was ever a prophecy written that one man would arise from Brazil to lead two bands into the metal promised land, then Max Cavalera has fulfilled it.

Not to take anything away from Soulfly, but I’ll always remember Max Cavalera as the guitarist/frontman for the Brazilian metal band Sepultura. Beneath the Remains was one of the first death metal records I ever heard, and I became a huge fan of the band. During their long run, thanks to albums like Arise and Chaos A.D., Sepultura became one of the most popular and well-known metal acts of the ’90s. Of course, all good things must end, so after the groundbreaking Roots album, Max had a controversial split from Sepultura and then formed his new primitive, tribal-metal-machine, Soulfly. In 1997, Soulfly picked up where Roots left off and Max has since traveled the world for music and inspiration, taking the aggression and tribal world fusion to all new territories over the course of six Soulfly releases. The last two Soulfly albums have seen even more of a return to Max’s thrash metal roots, and as Soulfly VII is in its early stages of development, fans expect heavier still.

During a fall 2009 tour with Cattle Decapitation and Prong, Live-Metal.net’s Jeff Maki boarded Soulfly’s tour bus at the Recher Theatre in Towson, Md., for an interview with Cavalera. Max talks about his metal legacy, the history of Sepultura and Soulfly, and his other projects, Nailbomb and Cavalera Conspiracy. (more…)

CD-harvestMore than a decade into their career, Cattle Decapitation hopes to set the new standard for extreme music with The Harvest Floor. Although they play a gore-soaked, fusion of death metal and grind, it’s important to point out that the band is not what they seem. It’s not all blood and guts, at least not from animals. The band members are vegetarians who are against the mistreatment and consumption of animals. They even have a veggie-burger named after them at a cafe in their hometown of San Diego. Umm, umm good. Depicted through their lyrics of blood and gore, animals represent humans in all cases; the lyrics are anti-human. I haven’t seen the actual album artwork in its entirety, but the cover depicts humans being led into the “harvest floor.” Leave the inner intestines of the CD booklet up to your imagination. (more…)

cattle2Now more than a decade into their career, Cattle Decapitation hopes to set a new standard for extreme music with their latest offering, The Harvest Floor (review). Although they play a gore-soaked, extreme fusion of death and grind, it’s important to point out that the band is not all what they seem. It’s not all blood and guts, at least not from animals. The band members are vegetarians who are against the mistreatment and consumption of animals. They even have a veggie-burger named after them at a cafe in their hometown of San Diego, Calif. Depicted through their lyrics of blood and gore, animals represent humans in all cases; the lyrics are anti-human. The chaotic nature and ferocity of the band’s music are certainly not for everyone. But for fans of extreme music, it doesn’t get more brutal than this.

Just days prior to the album’s release, Live Metal’s Jeff Maki spoke with lead vocalist Travis Ryan about the band’s beliefs, their chaotic sound and The Harvest Floor.

LIVE METAL: Cattle Decapitation has been around for quite some time now, but have obviously remained very underground. For our readers, tell us about the band and specifically the band’s beliefs. (more…)

CD-karmaKarma.Bloody.Karma, the new album from Cattle Decapitation (surely one of the greatest band names ever), sounds like it came from two different bands: a generic grindcore/death metal act on the first half of the disc and a more adventurous band on the second half. It takes a while, but once Karma.Bloody.Karma finds its legs, it turns into something interesting. (more…)