Photo by Nick Van Vidler
San Diego, California-based deathgrind mavericks, CATTLE DECAPITATION, unleash their “Scourge Of The Offspring” video today. The band’s latest bruiser appears on their tenth studio album, Terrasite, set for release May 12th via Metal Blade Records.
Though many bands have tried, no one articulates the real apocalypse humanity is facing as vividly and succinctly as CATTLE DECAPITATION. With 2019’s Death Atlas, they reached the apex of this, perhaps leading some to believe they had no place left to go beyond such an achievement, but alas, the band returns with Terrasite, which is as bold a statement as they have ever made. Roaring to life with the savage yet hauntingly melodic “Terrasitic Adaptation” and advancing through the likes of the relentless “We Eat Our Young” and culminating with the ten-plus minutes of “Just Another Body,” it’s an album that constantly shifts dynamics and demands a variety of emotional responses.
The record pushes the CATTLE DECAPITATION sound further into more epic and varied territory, and in the hands of vocalist Travis Ryan the governing concept takes a new and disturbing direction. “I wanted to do the 180° opposite of Death Atlas. I already had the concept idea from years back and since Death Atlas was so dark and brooding, I wanted a completely opposite effect – I wanted this to take place in the daylight. I’ve always found daytime horror to be really unsettling so I wanted to make sure what was going on on the cover took place in the light of day, which also finds its place within the lyrics.”
When asked to elaborate on where he is coming from lyrically on this record, Ryan states frankly, “from a place of distress. Anger, rage, resentment, depression, anxiety, a poor outlook on our species both on a day-to-day level, a broader, worldly level as well as a philosophical level.”
Latest single, “Scourge Of The Offspring,” he further elaborates, “makes up the bulk of the album’s concept that the first song, ‘Terrasitic Adaptation,’ and the cover art sort of set into motion. In the first song, we find out what’s going on on the cover, and this song deals more with what our children will end up being – adult humans, shat out and left to make sense of this world only to end up being part of the problem simply by existing.”
Our Young” at THIS LOCATION.
Terrasite, which features the artwork by longtime collaborator Wes Benscoter (Vader, Kreator, Bloodbath, Hypocrisy), was produced by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Allegaeon) and includes Tony Parker of Midnight Odyssey handling piano and synths.
Terrasite will be available as a jewel case CD, digitally, and on vinyl in the following color variants:
— “The Fleshy Architect” Orange/Peach Marble vinyl (US exclusive)
— “Hadean Eon” Orange Blend vinyl (US exclusive)
— “Gomorrah’s Flora” Green Blend vinyl (US exclusive)
— “Winds Of Solastalgia” Purple Blend vinyl (US exclusive)
— 180g Black vinyl (EU exclusive)
— “Pupa To A Nymph” LP1: Black Ash Smoke vinyl – LP2: Transp. Skin Marble vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 700 copies)
— “Irradiated Alight” Sunset Marble vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
— “Living Death Spirituality” White w/ Purple Splatter vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
— “Terrasitic Jizzplosion” Clear w/ Gold Splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
— “Life Finds A Way” Clear w/ Green + Purple Splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
Find preordering options at:metalblade.com/cattledecapitation.
In conjunction with the release of Terrasite, CATTLE DECAPITATION will support Dark Funeral on this year’s edition of the Decibel Magazine Tour. The journey begins on the eve of the record’s release, Thursday, May 11th, in Santa Ana, California and runs through Saturday, June 10th in Los Angeles, California. Additional support will be provided by 200 Stab Wounds and Blackbraid. Secure your tickets at THIS LOCATION. See all confirmed dates below.
CATTLE DECAPITATION w/ Dark Funeral, 200 Stab Wounds, Blackbraid:
5/11/2023 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
5/12/2023 The Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
5/13/2023 El Rey – Albuquerque, NM
5/15/2023 Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
5/16/2023 Empire Control Room – Austin, TX
5/17/2023 The Warehouse – Houston, TX
5/19/2023 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
5/20/2023 Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
5/21/2023 The Underground – Charlotte, NC
5/23/2023 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
5/24/2023 Irving Plaza – New York, NY * No Blackbraid
5/26/2023 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
5/27/2023 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
5/28/2023 Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
5/30/2023 The Metro – Chicago, IL
5/31/2023 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
6/02/2023 The Summit – Denver, CO
6/03/2023 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
6/05/2023 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
6/06/2023 The Vogue Theater – Vancouver, BC
6/07/2023 The Roseland Ballroom – Portland, OR
6/09/2023 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
6/10/2023 Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA
Additionally, CATTLE DECAPITATION appears on the cover of the May issue of Decibel Magazine – The Decibel Magazine Tour 2023 issue. Grab your copy today before they’re gone at THIS LOCATION.