|Oreegin||San Diego, Californie, Unitit States|
|Genres||Daithgrind, death metal, goregrind|
|Labels||Metal Blade, Three One G|
|Associatit acts||Creation Is Crucifixion, The Locust, Murder Construct|
|Past members||Michael Laughlin
History[edit | edit source]
Oreeginally foondit in 1996, Cattle Decapitation's sangs protest the mistreatment an consumption of animals, the abuis o the environment an touch subjects such as misanthropy an genocide o the human race. Hintle o their muisic is based on puttin humans in the situations that animals are subjectit tae (animal testin, slaughter, etc.). While the baund stairtit wi an entirely vegetarian lineup, anerlie twa current memmers are vegetarian: Travis Ryan an Josh Elmore.
Their 2002 album To Serve Man saw controversy in Germany, whaur distribution company SPV refused tae handle the album due tae its graphic cover. The cover o the 2004 album Humanure, featurin a cow excretin human remains, wis reportedly censored athoot permission frae the label in some ootlets. Record store awners did no display the album, makkin it difficult for customers tae fynd an buy it.
Metal author an journalist Garry Sharpe-Young ance acknowledgit the baund as "ane o the few metal baunds whose message hits as haurd as their muisic".
In August 2009, Cattle Decapitation pairtit weys wi lang-time bassist Troy Oftedal acause o "muisical an personal differences".
Cattle Decapitation haes toured wi mony daith metal baunds includin Suffocation, Cryptopsy, The Black Dahlia Murder, Deicide, Behemoth, Hate Eternal, Krisiun and Job For A Cowboy. The baund pairticipatit in Metal Blade Record's Scion A/V Showcase in late 2012.
Discografie[edit | edit source]
|Date o Release||Title||Label|
|1996||Ten Torments of the Damned demo||Sel-released|
|1999||Human Jerky||Three One G|
|2000||Homovore||Three One G|
|2000||¡Decapitacion! single||Accident Prone|
|2002||To Serve Man||Metal Blade Records|
|2004||Humanure||Metal Blade Records|
|2005||Cattle Decapitation/Caninus split 7"||War Torn Records|
|2006||Karma.Bloody.Karma||Metal Blade Records|
|2009||The Harvest Floor||Metal Blade Records|
|2012||Monolith of Inhumanity||Metal Blade Records|
Baund memmers[edit | edit source]
- Travis Ryan – vocals (1997–present)
- Josh Elmore – guitar (2001–present)
- Dave McGraw – drums (2008–present)
- Derek Engemann – bass guitar (2010–present)
- Scott Miller – guitar, vocals (1996)
- Gabe Serbian – guitar, drums on Ten Torments of the Damned (1996–2001)
- Dave Astor – drums, bass on Ten Torments of the Damned (1996–2003)
- Michael Laughlin – drums (2003–2007)
- Troy Oftedal – bass (1998–2009)
- Kevin Talley – live drums (2006)
- Rahsaan Davis – live bass (2009)
References[edit | edit source]
- Metal: The Definitive Guide, page 169
- Sanford, Jay Allen (2008-11-19). "Cattle Decapitation Veggie Burgers, plus Assassin Strikes Again, History of San Diego Music Parts 1 thru 7". San Diego Reader. Retrieved 2008-121-9.
- "Cattle Decapitation: Humanure Album Cover 'Censored'". Blabbermouth.net. 2004-08-30. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
- metalweb interview