Amon Amarth Announce North American Tour With Carcass, Obituary, & Cattle Decapitation

Amon Amarth have announced a headlining North American tour in support of their new album “The Great Heathen Army“ (out August 5). Carcass, Obituary, and Cattle Decapitation will open.

Tour Dates:

11/11 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl (no Carcass)
11/12 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theater
11/14 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
11/15 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
11/16 Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
11/18 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
11/19 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
11/20 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
11/22 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
11/23 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
11/25 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
11/26 Chicago, IL – The Aragon Ballroom
11/27 Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center
11/30 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
12/01 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
12/02 Toronto, ON – History
12/03 Laval, QC – Place Bell
12/05 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
12/06 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
12/07 Kansas City, MO – Uptown
12/09 Denver, CO – The Fillmore
12/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
12/12 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
12/13 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
12/15 Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Live
12/16 San Diego, CA – SOMA
12/17 Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum

Cattle Decapitation Announce European/UK Tour

Cattle Decapitation have announced a European/UK tour. A number of shows will also feature Blood Incantation.

Tour Dates:

With Blood Incantation:

07/31 Munich, GER – Backstage
08/01 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
08/02 Karlsruhe, GER – Stadtmitte
08/03 Rotterdam, NET – Baroeg
08/04 Hamburg, GER – Logo
08/07 Brasov, ROM – Rockstadt Extreme Fest (no Blood Incantation)
08/09 Ljubljana, SLO – Cvetlicarna (feat. Lamb Of God, Kreator, & Vended)
08/10 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra Track (feat. Lamb Of God, Kreator, & Vended)

No Blood Incantation:

08/16 Dublin, IRE – Whelans
08/17 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
08/18 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
08/19 London, UK – Boston Music Room

Cattle Decapitation Recording New Album

Cattle Decapitation have officially started the recording process for their new album. The band confirmed the news in the below tweet:

Gabe Serbian (The Locust, Ex-Dead Cross, Etc.) Passes Away

Gabe Serbian has sadly passed away. The musician was the drummer for The Locust and previously served as the singer for Dead Cross and the guitarist for Cattle Decapitation. Fans can assist his family by donating HERE.

The Locust said the following:

“It’s with heavy hearts that we have to share the passing of Gabe Serbian on April 30th, 2022. This world will miss Gabe as a friend, family member, musician, and artist. He will continue to live on in so many ways and through everyone he has connected with during his time with us. May 1st is his birthday, and we hope that you can find a way to celebrate his life. During this difficult time we ask that you give Gabe’s family privacy.”

Dead Cross also commented:

“Our hearts are shattered. We love you Gabe Serbian. This world won’t be the same without you”

Cattle Decapitation added:

“We are at a complete loss for words over the loss of our friend and a founding member Gabe Serbian’s passing. Its difficult to put into words the loss of someone who was such a talent and dear friend to so, so many. He was one of the real ones. We will miss you so much, Gabe. We ask that you please give his family privacy during this time. There is a GoFundMe set up for his family, his wife and two children.”

Meshuggah, Cattle Decapitation, Etc. Added To “Knotfest Germany”

Several more bands have been added to this year’s “Knotfest Germany.” The event will take place at Rudolf Weber-Arena Open Air & Indoor in Oberhausen, Germany on July 30 and it will now feature: Slipknot, In Flames, Ghostemane, Meshuggah, Malevolence, and Cattle Decapitation.

Cattle Decapitation’s Travis Ryan Voices Characters In New “Transformers: The Movie” Video Series

Cattle Decapitation’s Travis Ryan has lent his voice to several characters in a new “Transformers” video series. The short films were released to coincide with the 35th anniversary of “Transformers: The Movie.”

Cattle Decapitation commented:

“Earlier this year our vocalist Travis Ryan entered Deep End Music Studios in Burbank, CA with some cast and creators of the legendary Transformers: The Movie from 1986 to voice several characters for a series of shorts films to celebrate the new line of toys from that film. These short films played recently in theaters across America before the showing of the 35th anniversary of Transformers: The Movie.

In early 2021, Ryan was contacted to voice the legendary character so near and dear to him for some stop-motion animation vignettes featuring the toys and characters he grew up with. Along with ‘Unicron,’ he also voiced ‘Galvatron,’ one of ‘The Sweeps’ and one of the ‘Quintesson Judges.’ Orson Wells’ character ‘Unicron’ from the original Transformers cartoon movie was one of the early inspirations for Ryan’s guttural vocal style. The frontman explains, “When I first got into Carcass and realized Bill Steer sounded a lot like Unicron, I started singing as low as I could. I was also listening to bands like Broken Hope and Cannibal Corpse but I still cite Unicron as being a big, probably the first, inspiration for my gutteral vocals.”

Recently, the Unicron vignette was released online as a segment of an online toy event. In this short, Ryan voices Unicron as well as one of the Quintesson Judges, along with other renown voice talent such as John Moschitta (Guiness Book of Worlds Records holder for fastest talking man in the world) and Gregg Berger (Grimlock).

“I got to attend the screening in Beverly Hills with members of the original cast, [musician] Stan Bush whose song “The Touch” was featured in the film, and Vince DiCola, the composer of the soundtrack, which is one of my favorites of all time,” Ryan tells REVOLVER Magazine. “That day and that voiceover experience will go down as some of the top coolest stuff I’ve ever had the fortune of being a part of.”


1. The Quintesson Judges (Travis Ryan, Gregg Berger, John Moschitta Jr., Francis Ausley) create Unicron (Travis Ryan) and expect him to do their bidding. But the world-eating, transforming planet answers to nobody and has other plans in mind…

2. Hot Rod (Francis Ausley) clumsily drops the Matrix Of Leadership during the scene where he’s supposed to use it to “light our darkest hour”. The Matrix breaks, infuriating the director (John Moschitta Jr) and he blames it on Galvatron (Travis Ryan)…

3. Galvatron’s minions The Sweeps (Travis Ryan, Gregg Berger, Francis Ausley) and Scourge (John Moschitta Jr) arrive on planet Junkeon to destroy Ultra Magnus and retrieve the Matrix Of Leadership. Instead they end up arguing over the long-debated scene from the 1986 film where Unicron clearly creates two Cyclonuses when only one Cyclonus appears later, which begs the question… which one ended up being the Cyclonus that ended up staying in the series? Bombshell? or Skywarp?…

Cattle Decapitation Announce U.S. Tour With The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, Creeping Death, & Extinction A.D.

Cattle Decapitation have announced a headlining U.S. tour. The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, Creeping Death, and Extinction A.D. will open.

Tour Dates:

01/18 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
01/19 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
01/20 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
01/21 Berkeley, CA – The Cornerstone (no Creeping Death)
01/22 Reno, NV – Cargo
01/24 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre (no Creeping Death)
01/25 Seattle, WA – El Corazon (no Creeping Death)
01/27 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall (no Creeping Death)
01/28 Colorado Springs – The Black Sheep
01/29 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater (no Creeping Death)
01/31 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo AC
02/01 Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club
02/02 Joliet, IL – The Forge
02/03 Hobart, IN – Hobart Art Theater
02/04 Columbus, OH – The Foundry
02/05 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
02/06 Detroit, MI – The Shelter
02/08 Worcester, MA – Pallladium Upstairs
02/09 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
02/11 Atlanta, GA – The Loft
02/12 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
02/14 Houston, TX – Secret Group
02/15 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
02/16 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
02/19 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
02/20 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater

Cattle Decapitation commented:

“We are ecstatic to be able to finally announce a US tour after 2 years of inactivity in the United States due to the pandemic! Our latest album and what we consider to be the bands’ finest hour in our entire 25 year history, ‘Death Atlas‘, will finally get its due in the states. Before things shut down, we had nailed down what we felt was our best live set we had ever done and had played it in Australia, New Zealand and Japan but were cut off before we could bring it to the states after you all had fully digested it. Well, we’re happy to say we’ll be taking some time out of our busy writing schedule to do this album some justice LIVE starting this January, 2022. We’ll be bringing along some bands whose names fit nicely in the aesthetic of ‘Death Atlas‘ including The Last Ten Seconds of Life, Creeping Death and Extinction A.D! We ALL deserve everything that’s coming! DEATH… AT LAST!”

Cattle Decapitation To Reissue “Homovore”

Cattle Decapitation have announced that they will be reissuing “Homovore” on vinyl, CD, cassette, and digitally. The remastered effort will be released on October 29 (vinyl out January 16) and it can be pre-ordered HERE and HERE. Fans can also stream it early over at MetalSucks.

Watch Cattle Decapitation, The Black Dahlia Murder, Etc. Members Cover Slayer’s Chemical Warfare”

Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation), Logan Mader (Once Human, ex-Machine Head), Brandon Ellis (The Black Dahlia Murder), Diego Soria (Broken Hope), and Frank Godla (Meek Is Murder) recently performed a quarantine cover of Slayer’s “Chemical Warfare” for Metal Injection‘s final “Slay At Home” event. You can see footage of that below:

Satanic Planet (The Locust, Ex-Slayer, Etc.) Release New Song “Exorcism” Featuring Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation) And Shiva Honey

Satanic Planet, the project featuring Justin Pearson (Dead Cross, The Locust, etc.), Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, ex-Slayer, etc.), Luke Henshaw (Planet B, etc.), and Satanic Temple founder Lucien Greaves, have released a new song titled “Exorcism.” The track, which features Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation) and Shiva Honey, will appear on the band’s self-titled debut album, which is set to be released on May 28. Greaves told Cvlt Nation the following:

“Exorcism, as a religious practice, is a backward, sometimes brutal, superstitious rite that claims an unknown number of lives around the globe annually as victims are subjected to burnings, bindings, drownings, or beatings in order to purge them of imaginary demons. This is a bedtime lullaby about that — a screaming, relentless, pummeling, yet soothingly symphonious lullaby — with a polite little Sunday School song interlude in the middle.”