Band Details

Cattle Decapitation

Genre Death
Year formed 1996
Home Town San Diego, California
Country USA

Well over a decade since its inception, CATTLE DECAPITATION has forged its not-so-humble beginnings in veggie gore-grind into one of extreme metal's most relentless forces, encompassing a sound as schizophrenic as their record collections but with a determined lyrical stance resolutely damning the ills of humanity.

With 5 full-lengths and countless tours under their belt as well as having influenced the majority of today's rapidly-growing-in-popularity death/grind hopefuls, CATTLE DECAPITATION continue their own brand of spastic gore-drenched grinding death with their 4th Metal Blade release, "The Harvest Floor" for release on January 20th, 2009. This marks the first release featuring the latest addition to the fold, drummer David McGraw. Fusing 2006's "Karma.Bloody.Karma" writing style with a much anticipated update in technicality, production and brutality, "The Harvest Floor" will undoubtedly be a milestone in the ever-diversifying metal scene that is now dominating the globe. The enhanced portion of the CD version sports an I-pod ready documentary titled "Pandemic: The Damnation Epic: The Making of 'The Harvest Floor'" and the layout reveals the true carnage that the cover art by Wes Benscoter, in it's over the top yet highly conceptual glory, only hints at. "The Harvest Floor" is simply put, an apocalyptic multimedia epic!

No strangers to guest appearances, CATTLE DECAPITATION have enlisted some old friends for guest vocals including Ross Sewage (Impaled/Ludicra) and Dino Sommese (Dystopia/Asunder). The band is also very pleased to announce there is a special appearance by Jarboe (Swans), lending her beautifully haunting voice to the epic death dirge "The Harvest Floor." Jackie Perez Gratz (Grayceon/Amber Asylum) graces a couple tracks with her electric cello and Los Angeles noisician John Wiese also lends his electronic/atmospheric expertise to the album further separating the band from the typical "cookie-cutter" approach applied all too often by today's extreme acts.

"The Harvest Floor" shows a return to the engineering and production skills of Billy Anderson (Mr. Bungle, Melvins, Swans) with a combination of drum recording by Zach Ohren (All Shall Perish, Decrepit Birth) to create a modern but unique sound that is disturbingly pummeling. Holed up in Sharkbite studios in Oakland, CA for nearly a month away from the punishing light of day, CATTLE DECAPITATION hid in the depths and have sprouted new hell with the masterpiece that is… The Harvest Floor.

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Previous Gigs (last 20)

06/09/2017 Cardiff Cattle Decapitation
05/09/2017 Glasgow Cattle Decapitation
04/09/2017 Manchester Cattle Decapitation
03/09/2017 London Cattle Decapitation
24/06/2016 London Cattle Decapitation
23/06/2016 Derby Cattle Decapitation
22/06/2016 Glasgow Cattle Decapitation
03/05/2013 Dublin Cryptopsy
02/05/2013 Glasgow Cryptopsy
01/05/2013 Cardiff Cryptopsy
16/08/2012 London Cattle Decapitation
15/08/2012 Glasgow Cattle Decapitation
14/08/2012 Leeds Cattle Decapitation
17/03/2012 Plymouth Suffocation
16/03/2012 Dublin Suffocation
15/03/2012 Liverpool Suffocation
14/03/2012 Derby Suffocation
13/03/2012 London Suffocation