Technical Deathmetallers Allegaeon has shared a new cover and hysterical video for the modern Christmas classic – Wham! Holiday anthem of lost love “Last Christmas.” The track features special guests Travis Ryan of Cattle Decapitation and Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder.
The Extreme/Grindcore/Death Metal act, Cattle Decapitation has been pleasantly surprising modern metal listeners for nearly a decade. Since their record, The Harvest Floor (Metal Blade Records) in 2009, this quintet from San Diego has been pushing barriers in several different metal genres. Their relentless resilience and unabashed creativity throughout the years has been unexpected and still surprises fans today. The band is getting ready to release their eighth studio album, Death Atlas (Metal Blade Records) and the genius that is Cattle Decap is once again pushing the norm. Continue reading →
Cattle Decapitation’s new album, Death Atlas, releases on November 29th from Metal Blade Records. Watch this hilarious commercial with vocalist Travis Ryan extolling the virtues of using Amazon Music with Alexa to follow the band. Continue reading →
Confirming the news of last week, Cattle Decapitation has announced their new album, Death Atlas will release via Metal Blade Records on November 29th. Produced at Denver’s Flatline Audio with their frequent collaborator producer Dave Otero, he commented “I am completely exhausted but incredibly proud of the album we put together. I can assure you that no corners were cut, no details were overlooked, and that hard work was poured into every second of the record from start to finish. I can’t wait to share it with the world.” Watch the album teaser trailer below. The band will perform new songs on the 2019 Summer Slaughter tour, kicking off next week. Ghost Cult will bring you further details for the album as soon as we have them. Continue reading →
In a post to Instagram by frontman Travis Ryan, Cattle Decapitation has concluded the production of their new album. The record is due later in 2019 or early in 2020 via Metal Blade Records and was recorded by their frequent collaborator, David Otero at Westminster Studios in Denver, Colorado. It will be their first new full-length album since 2015’s incredible Anthropocene Extinction. The album is also their first with new bassist Oliver Pinnard, also of Cryptopsy. We’re looking forward to the new album since the band is one of the leading lights of Death Metal genre today. Catch the band all summer as one fo the three headliners of Summer Slaughter Tour. Continue reading →
It almost seems fitting that we now get to delve back into the archives for this latest release from Death/Grind legends Cattle Decapitation. This is a band that has always looked to blend their eco-friendly message with some of the most horrible and gloriously grimy, putrid Death Metal ever committed to tape: they want to you not only listen but feel what they want to say. Continue reading →
Igorrr will be unleashing Savage Sinusoid on June 16th via Metal Blade Records, and as you’ve already heard in the ‘ieuD’ and ‘Opus Brain’ singles, this is going to be one of the most brilliant releases of 2017. Gautier Serre‘s method of mixing black metal, death metal, baroque music, opera, and electronica is simply amazing, and we have another video for your viewing and listening pleasure today. Continue reading →
For any fan of old Napalm Death, Morbid Angel, Entombed and the first two Cattle Decapitation albums, this is for you. Originally found on as a demo entitled Swallow The Symmetric Swab and a mini-album Nookleptia (Morbid Records), the songs on the 11 track compilation Swallow This (Svart) are remastered for this release to show the bands fully formed ideas of how the songs were supposed to sound on the original tape and vinyl pressings in 1993. Continue reading →
Now THIS is amazing. Travis Ryan of Cattle Decapitation and Rob Crow of Pinback and Goblin Cock have come together to create one of the best grindcore albums of 2016, and it comes at a perfect time. Continue reading →
Belgian death metal outfit, Aborted, are back in a big way with their ninth full length entitled, Retrogore (Century Media). All of the typical elements are there from previous albums like the movie samples at either beginning or endings of songs, thunderous drum work, Sven (De Caulwe) being Sven, etc. Based off of the album title and some of the samples used, it appears they wanted to stick to some old classics (one of my favorite samples coming from ‘Re-Animator’; see tack ‘Forged for Decreptude’). Being a huge horror fan, this only scores more points for me.
Outside of the samples, there were quite a few guests on Retrogore as well. The first is on the track called ‘Divine Impediment’ and features guest vocals from Cattle Decapitation‘s own Travis Ryan. The mixture of Sven’s deep growls and high-pitched screeches with what seems like only Travis can do vocally makes for one of the more memorable tracks on the album. The very next track, ‘Coven of Ignorance’ also features guest vocals from Dave Davidson of Revocation fame. Again, the contrast of the two vocal patterns tossed over some chugging and riffing is simply pleasant. Towards the end of the track, we also get a quick sample from a ‘House M.D.’ episode from Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) himself. If you simply cannot get enough guest vocalists, then you will find ‘The Mephitic Conundrum’ to be a great track as well. Jason Keyser from Origin/ex-Skinless hops on the mic for sections throughout the song. Literally, three songs in a row have guest vocalists and it may be the best stretch on the album.
As a whole, I found that I could listen to Retrogore from front to back without even thinking of pressing the skip button. There were certainly tracks I may have liked more than others, but even my least favorite track was still a solid track. Each track told its own story and stood out in its own way which helped keep the album fresh which is not the easiest to do in the death metal world nowadays. While previous releases from Aborted kind of fall into a dark void after a handful of listens, I find that this latest record will be hanging around for quite some time.