[Photo by Alex Solca]
CATTLE DECAPITATION will kick off their North American headlining trek TONIGHT in Austin, Texas!
The Geocidal Tendencies Head Tour runs through December 22nd in San Diego, California and includes a headlining performance at the official Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest LA preparty December 12th at The Regent in Los Angeles, California. Support will be provided by Atheist, Full Of Hell, Primitive Man, Author & Punisher, and Vitriol on select dates. See all confirmed dates below.
CATTLE DECAPITATION will be touring in support of their long-awaited ninth studio album, Death Atlas, set for release on November 29th via Metal Blade Records. Never ones to shy away from confronting the awfulness wrought upon the natural world by the human race, Death Atlas is the band’s bleakest offering to date. The cover art says it all: a stooped, skeletal Grim Reaper carrying the burnt-out husk of our planet on his back. “The core concept of this record is humanity’s insignificance despite what we’ve convinced ourselves,” explains vocalist Travis Ryan. “That’s kind of why this album cover takes place in space, to remind you that ‘the universe always finds a way to purge.’ In the grand scheme of things, our species is merely a fleeting thought.” This imagery is backed up with a ferocious soundtrack, which includes elements of death metal, grindcore, black metal, sludge, doom, drone – with Ryan’s vocals broader and more fully realized than ever before.
Produced once again by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio, Death Atlas also features a number of guests incuding Laure Le Prunenec (Igorrr, Ricinn), Riccardo Conforti (Void Of Silence), Dis Pater (Midnight Odyssey), Jon Fishman (Phish) as well as brass instrumentalists from Ottone Pesante. The end result of these experimentations and collaborations is one of the most devastating records of 2019, and it demands an emotional response. To preview and preorder Death Atlas, visit metalblade.com/
In advance of the release of the album, CATTLE DECAPITATION recently unveiled “The Unerasable Past,” a short film by Wes Benscoter. Shot during summer and fall 2019, this elaborate music video showcases the striking universe of Wes Benscoter’s art in conjunction with the concepts brought into play by CATTLE DECAPITATION in stunning 4K glory. The video is the culmination of a fruitful eighteen-year-long relationship between the band and the world renown artist and is the first ever music video of his vastly expansive career, which includes having worked with such metal mainstays as Slayer, Kreator, Dio, Nile, Autopsy, and Broken Hope, among many others. Having worked with him for so many years and being admirers of his 2009 award-winning short film, Hold Your Fire, the band was honored to take this next step with him and seize this opportunity to give the world something special: an emotionally captivating short film by one of the top masters of timeless metal art.
Benscoter comments, “I’ve never had any real interest in doing a music video until we started planning the photos for the album layout and I thought, ‘man, this could be a great opportunity to make the kind of film I like. Grim, atmospheric, and topical. Created with a mix of oldschool practical effects, some digital tricks and an insane amount of sand and fog. I used every trick in the book to try to do justice to CATTLE‘s apocalyptic nightmare soundtrack.”
View “The Unerasable Past” A Short Film by Wes Benscoter featuring the album tracks “The Unerasable Past” and “Death Atlas” below.
CATTLE DECAPITATION w/ Atheist, Full Of Hell, Author & Punisher, Vitriol:
11/22/2019 Empire Control Room – Austin, TX
12/06/2019 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS ^
w/ Atheist, Primitive Man, Author & Punisher, Vitriol:
12/07/2019 The Oriental – Denver, CO
12/08/2019 Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO
12/10/2019 El Rey Theater – Albuquerque, NM
12/11/2019 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
12/12/2019 Decibel Pre-Party @ The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
12/13/2019 Fremont Country Club – Las Vegas, NV
12/14/2019 Strummers – Fresno, CA
12/15/2019 UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA
12/17/2019 The Showbox – Seattle, WA
12/18/2019 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
12/19/2019 Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA
12/20/2019 The Glass House – Pomona, CA
12/22/2019 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
+ No Author & Punisher
^ No Full Of Hell
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