Cattle Decapitation

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Cattle Decapitation
OreiginSan Diego, Californie, Unitit States
GenresDaithgrind,[1] death metal,[2] goregrind
Years active1996–present
LabelsMetal Blade, Three One G
Associate actsCreation Is Crucifixion, The Locust, Murder Construct
MembersTravis Ryan
Josh Elmore
Dave McGraw
Derek Engemann
Past membersMichael Laughlin
Gabe Serbian
Dave Astor
Troy Oftedal
Rahsaan Davis

Cattle Decapitation is an American daithgrind baund frae San Diego, Californie, formit in 1996.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Oreeginally foondit in 1996, Cattle Decapitation's sangs protest the mistreatment an consumption of ainimals, the abuis o the environment an touch subjects sic as misanthropy an genocide o the human race. Hintle o thair muisic is based on puttin humans in the situations that ainimals are subjectit tae (ainimal testin, slaughter, etc.). While the baund stairtit wi an entirely vegetarian lineup, anerlie twa current memmers are vegetarian: Travis Ryan an Josh Elmore.

Thair 2002 album To Serve Man saw controversy in Germany, whaur distribution company SPV refused tae haundle the album due tae its graphic kiver.[3] The kiver 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.[4][5]

Umwhile memmer Gabe Serbian is a memmer o the baund The Locust.[6] Former member Dave Astor wis an aa a member of The Locust.

Metal author an jurnalist Garry Sharpe-Young ance acknowledgit the baund as "ane o the few metal baunds whose message hits as haurd as their muisic".[3]

In August 2009, Cattle Decapitation pairtit weys wi lang-time bassist Troy Oftedal acause o "muisical an personal differences".[7]

Thair latest album, Monolith of Inhumanity, wis released in 2012. It receivit positive reviews upon release.[8][9]

Cattle Decapitation haes toured wi mony daith metal baunds includin Suffocation, Cryptopsy, The Black Dahlia Murder, Deicide, Behemoth, Hate Eternal, Krisiun an Job For A Cowboy. The baund pairticipatit in Metal Blade Record's Scion A/V Showcase in late 2012.[10]

Discografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

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[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 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[eedit | eedit soorce]

  3. 3.0 3.1 Metal: The Definitive Guide, page 169
  4. 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. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. "Cattle Decapitation: Humanure Album Cover 'Censored'". 2004-08-30. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  6. metalweb interview

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