Cattle Decapitation To Release “Medium Rarities” Compilation In November, Stream “An Exposition Of Insides”

Cattle Decapitation have announced that they will be releasing a new rarities collection, titled “Medium Rarities,” on November 23 via Metal Blade. The effort will come with “six previously unreleased pre-Human Jerky (1999) demos with frontman 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 six songs from 2005’s split EP with Caninus!).” The first single, “An Exposition Of Insides,” can be streamed below:

Track Listing:

01. “Birth. Cancer. Death.”
02. “No Future”
03. “Chili Dispenser”
04. “The Recapitation Of Cattle”
05. “Thrombosis All-In”
06. “Turn On The Masters”
07. “Tripas De Pepe”
08. “Vino De Lo Sanguifero”
09. “Queso De Cabeza”
10. “Birth. Cancer. Death.” (Demo)
11. “Diarrhea De Dahmer” (Demo)
12. “Human Jerky” (Demo)
13. “Thrombosis All-In” (Demo)
14. “Colon Blo” (Demo)
15. “Flesh-Eating Disease” (Demo)
16. “Burnt To A Crisp”
17. “Sonny’s Burning”
18. “Rotting Children For Remote Viewing”
19. “You People”
20. “World Full Of Idiots”
21. “An Exposition Of Insides”
22. “No Light And No Life”
23. “Cannibalistic Invasivorism”

Ryan said the following about the release:

“‘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‘!”

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Cryptopsy & Eukaryst Members Join Cattle Decapitation

Cattle Decapitation have officially welcomed guitarist Belisario Dimuzio (Eukaryst) and bassist Olivier Pinard (Cryptopsy) to the band. Dimuzio, who has been touring with the band for a few years, will now serve as their permanent second guitarist, while Pinard has been recruited as a replacement for Derek Engmann. With this news, the group have also announced that they will be releasing a new album in fall 2019.

Cattle Decapitation said the following:

“We’re pleased to announce the new lineup that will appear on our next album due out in FALL 2019! Many of you who have come to our shows in the past couple of years have seen that we have had a 2nd guitarist on stage with us for the first time in the band’s existence.

We proudly welcome Belisario Dimuzio (San Diego’s Eukaryst) as a full time member and he will appear on the next album! We’re also happy to announce Olivier Pinard (Cryptopsy) as our new bassist who will be appearing on our next album as well! Oil has filled in on shows with us in the past, the chemistry we have with both him and Bel is unmistakable and we’re excited to have them with us.

Be sure to keep an eye out for Cryptopsy’s next release entitled “The Book Of Suffering: Tome 2”! Also be on the lookout for a HUGE announcement coming Sept. 20th regarding a super cool Cattle Decapitation release that has been in the works for a decade now! Its an exciting time for the Decap! Stay tuned!!!”

Travis Ryan Slams Christian Fundamentalist Group After They Tried To Use Cattle Decapitation’s Artwork In A Meme

A Christian Fundamentalist Group, known as the True Biblical Christians, apparently tried to use the cover art from Cattle Decapitation’s 2012 album “Monolith Of Inhumanity” for one of their memes, and after Travis Ryan saw it he totally slammed the group. You can see screenshots of the original post, which has since been deleted, and Ryan’s response below:

[via Metal Injection]

Derek Engemann Exits Cattle Decapitation

Bassist Derek Engemann has exited Cattle Decapitation. He posted the following on Facebook:

“It’s been a great journey, but I’m writing to let everyone know I have amicably parted ways with Cattle Decapitation. I’m very proud of the success we achieved together across the last two albums. In turn, I’m excited to focus my energy on the next upcoming Scour release, my reignited project Cast the Stone (HUGE news in the coming days), and the other big plans I have in the works. Thank you to everyone for the support, and I’ll see you at NAMM!”

Cattle Decapitation Announce 2018 Australian/New Zealand Tour

Cattle Decapitation have announced an Australian/New Zealand tour. Psycroptic will serve as support on the Australian dates.

Tour Dates:

02/08 Auckland, NZ – Kings Arms (no Psycroptic)
02/09 Christchurch, NZ – Club Tavern (no Psycroptic)
02/10 Wellington, NZ – Valhalla (no Psycroptic)
02/14 Melbourne, AUS – Corner Hotel
02/15 Canberra, AUS – The Basement
02/16 Sydney, AUS – Bald Faced Stag
02/17 Newcastle, AUS – Cambridge Hotel
02/18 Brisbane, AUS – Wooly Mammoth

Cattle Decapitation Share European Tour Documentary

Cattle Decapitation have posted a new documentary focusing on their summer European tour. Check that out below:

Josh Elmore commented:

“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!”