Man, leave it to Cattle Decap to announce a new album that I cannot pronounce. The Anthropocene Extinction may be a mouthful, but it is also shaping up to be quite the destroyer. Cattle Decap have always pleased my earholes and this album will be no different. To prove this point, the band is currently streaming a new track titled “Manufactured Extinct” and it is glorious. Check out the new track and the details for The Anthropocene Extinction after the jump. Gravy! Continue reading
Jesus. It’s been a while since we had a sick, nasty dose of Cattle Decap in our lives, hasn’t it? Well, the good news is we will be getting our fix sooner rather than later! Cattle Decapitation posted the above photo, which leads us to believe that the band has completed work on their new album. I am so excites! The album will most likely see release through Metal Blade, Cattle Decapitation‘s longtime home. How pumped are you? Such excites. Check out some past Cattle Decap below to tide you over. Continue reading
The noisy, electronic duo of Justin Pearson and Nathan Joyner (AKA Leg Lifters) have announced the release of a new limited edition 7″. The new 7″ release will include the abrasive yet catchy A-Side “Radical Humiliation”, which can be streamed after the break. The B-Side will be comprised of a special cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Sunday Mourning”, which was recorded on the day of Lou Reed’s passing and features guest vocals from Travis Ryan of Cattle Decapitation. The 7″ will be pressed to clear vinyl and will be limited to 500 copies, which can be pre-ordered here. The 7″ will be released on March 11th, so jump on it.
Cattle Decapitation have joined forces once again with director Mitch Massie for another grotesque cinematic masterpiece. This time Massie’s visual stylings are set to “Your Disposal”, which comes from Cattle Decapitation’s latest effort Monolith of Inhumanity. Vocalist Travis Ryan comments on the recently released video:
I know there are more than a handful of you who hit up the Summer Slaughter festival every year, even if it’s for a single band. Every metal site looks forward to this tour for the simple reason of wanting to see who has been announced will be a part of Summer Slaughter. This years line-up looks fucking killer, if I say so myself. Check out the full line-up and poster below. Continue reading
Similar to the conflicted state of mind the character Jules Winnfield Of Pulp Fiction was in when he decided not to execute the characters of Honey Bunny and Ringo like “fucking fried chicken”, my American Aftermath writership came at a period in my life of transition, a time of both fleeting and returning tastes. In short, my idea of “music” was flipped upside down. What was once a streamlined process of music listening and discovery was overloaded and overridden by my previous months exploration into a multitude of realms and genres previously unexplored, most notable among that being my new found discovery of hardcore and the cascading effects of that discovery, which led to realms from sludge metal to pop punk.
The following thirty album list reflects the few difficultly chosen releases that stuck with me the most throughout both the bombarding ocean of releases this year and the aforementioned musical overturn. Before we actually begin, I’d like to thank the American Aftermath crew especially Ross Gnarly, Lane Oliver, and Josh Huddleston for allowing me to be a part of their team. I would also like to thank the musicians and bands that have created music for me to write about and those that have helped out in interviews and features. Last but not least I want to thank you, the readers, for giving a shit. See you all after the jump.
This year has been more than gracious to my ears. I was fond of so many releases in 2012 that it was like pulling teeth trying to narrow this list down to JUST thirty. Since albums have the tendency to grow on me, this list was compiled without review ratings in mind, if I had a chance to review them that is. These thirty albums are the records that I continued to revisit throughout the year and have yet to stop jamming. These are the records that are still fresh and exciting upon the umpteenth listen. Without further adieu, these are my favorite albums of the year.
Cattle Decapitation have partnered with Bloody-Disgusting for the release of their new EXTREMELY NSFW music video for their song “Forced Gender Reassignment” from their stellar new album Monolith of Inhumanity. Youtube wouldn’t allow it, Vimeo wouldn’t take it, so naturally Bloody-Disgusting allowed it to be streamed exclusively on their site. I have seen some pretty violent and disturbing films in my day but this little music video is probably one of the more fucked up things I have watched. If you think the films Hostel, I Saw the Devil, A Serbian Film and the like were intense then you better have an extremely strong stomach for this one. The film is full of gore, sexual assault and rape, torture, anti-religious themes and, well, forced gender reassignment. It’s pretty intense and I wouldn’t recommend it for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It’s Cattle Decapitation so what do you expect! Vocalist Travis Ryan had a little something to say about the gory offering:
Slam legends Dying Fetus have announced the initial dates for an extensive Fall touring schedule with Cattle Decapitation and Cerebral Bore. I’d go just for Cattle Decap but that’s just me. Here is how the trek will run as of now:
Cattle Decapitation only:
11/20 Trenton, NJ – The Backstage at Championship Bar
11/21 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus Bar
11/23 Roanoke, VA – Coffin House
Dying Fetus, Cattle Decapitation and Cerebral Bore:
11/24 Atlanta, GA – Heaven at The Masquerade
11/27 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
11/29 Longview, TX – The Levee
11/30 Victoria, TX – Mario’s Ballroom
12/01 Corpus Christi, TX – Zeros Hard Rock Club
12/02 San Antonio, TX – Korova
12/05 El Paso, TX – House Of Rock
12/06 Tempe, AZ – Rocky Point
12/07 Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky
12/08 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar
12/09 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
12/10 Stockton, CA – Plea For Peace Center
12/11 Richland, WA – Ray’s Golden Lion
12/12 Seattle, WA – Studio 7
12/13 Boise, ID – The Venue
12/22 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar