ALBUM REVIEW: Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas

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


Watch Travis Ryan Praise Alexa In a New Commerical for Cattle Decapitation

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

Cattle Decapitation Shares New Album Teaser and Details

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

Cattle Decapitation Completes New Album

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

Cattle Decapitation – Medium Rarities


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 Releases A New Video Featuring Travis Ryan Of Cattle Decapitation

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

Lubricant – Swallow This

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