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

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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!”

Cattle Decapitation To Release “The Flesh Is Of No Use” DVD Featuring “Forced Gender Reassignment” & “Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot)” Music Videos

Cattle Decapitation will be releasing a new DVD called “The Flesh Is Of No Use” on October 6. The effort, which is limited to 1,000 copies, will feature the band’s “Forced Gender Reassignment” music video, and the censored / uncensored videos for “Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot).” The DVD will come in a “plastic evidence bag,” and it can be preordered HERE.

Travis Ryan Says He Has “The Album Title, Concept And Even The Layout Details Already Figured Out For The Next Cattle Decapitation Album”

Though the band haven’t started writing yet, Travis Ryan has revealed that he already has plans for the next Cattle Decapitation album. He said the following:

“So stoked. For the first time since The Harvest Floor, I have the album title, cover concept and even the layout details already figured out for the next Cattle Decapitation album and we are months from writing the first song for it. Love when that happens!!!”

[via Metal Injection]

Cattle Decapitation Announce 2017 Tour With Revocation, Full Of Hell, & Artificial Brain

Cattle Decapitation have announced a headlining tour with Revocation, Full Of Hell, and Artificial Brain. Check out the dates for that below.

Tour Dates:

10/10 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater (with Thanatology) (no Full Of Hell)
10/11 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (with Thanatology) (no Full Of Hell)
10/12 Flagstaff, AZ – Green Room (with Thanatology) (no Full Of Hell)
10/13 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
10/14 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
10/15 Jerome, ID – Diamondz Event Center
10/16 Portland, OR – Bossanova
10/17 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
10/18 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
10/20 Edmonton, AB – Starlite
10/21 Calgary, AB – Dickens
10/22 Regina, SK – The Exchange
10/23 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theater
10/24 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
10/26 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
10/27 Chicago, IL – Reggies
10/28 Covington, KY – Madison Live
10/29 Detroit, MI – Token Lounge
10/31 Toronto, ON – Opera House
11/01 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
11/02 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
11/03 Boston, MA – Once Ballroom
11/04 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage
11/05 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
11/06 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
11/08 Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
11/09 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
11/10 Orlando, FL – The Haven
11/11 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
11/13 New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
11/14 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
11/15 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
11/16 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th St Collective
11/17 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
11/18 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
11/19 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
11/20 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar

Concert Review: Metal Blade Records’ 35th Anniversary Tour Feat. Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, Allegaeon, & Necromancing The Stone In San Francisco, CA

Last night (March 10), I attended the Metal Blade Records 35th Anniversary Tour, feat. Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, Allegaeon, and Necromancing The Stone at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA, and it was an awesome show!

The supergroup Necromancing The Stone opened up the show with their traditional brand of metal. They were a great opening band, who are worth checking out if you haven’t heard of them. The band’s music is like that of NWOBHM acts with some thrash and death elements mixed in, making them appealing to all types of metal fans. A highlight from their set was their performance of “The Siren’s Call.”

Allegaeon took the stage next for an energetic display of technical melodic death metal. Greg Burgess and Michael Stancel’s guitar work was a sight to see. On top of this, vocalist Riley McShane, who is still relatively new to the group, was also cool to see live with his powerful growls/screams. Highlights from their set include “Of Mind and Matrix” and “1.618.”

After Allegaeon, blackened death metallers Goatwhore came out to, as they say, “fuck [the crowd] with Satan.” They were definetly a contender to be considered the strongest act of the night. Between Sammy Duet’s unbelievable guitar shredding and Ben Falgoust’s vocals/stage banter they really put on a great show. Their whole set was basically a party, which was fitting considering Falgoust was celebrating his birthday, which happens to be today (March 11). Highlights from their set include “FBS,” “Baring Teeth For Revolt,” and “Apocalyptic Havoc.”

Goatwhore wrapped up their set, and made way for deathgrind legends Cattle Decapitation to destroy the stage. They were probably the most brutal band of the night, with frontman Travis Ryan being the main attraction of the group. His insane demonic growls and screams are just something you have to witness live, whether your a fan or not. There was so much intensity in their set, that the energy actually transferred to the crowd for the biggest circle pit of the night. If you’re a fan of extreme metal, you should go watch them live if you ever have a chance. Highlights from their set include “We Are Horrible People,” “Pacific Grim,” and “Forced Gender Reassignment.”

Then it was time for the headliners, deathcore masters Whitechapel. The band used dark lighting to create the perfect atmosphere for their music. This combined with frontman Phil Bozeman’s badass growls, and the band’s heavy riffs/sick breakdowns, made for one hell of a show. The group were also really energetic as well, and were able to keep the audience engaged throughout the night. As far as setlists go, they pretty much performed tracks spanning their whole catalog, offering a perfect balance of old and new. Highlights included their opening track “The Saw Is the Law,” “Our Endless War,” “I, Dementia,” “Mark Of The Blade,” and their encore “This Is Exile.”