NewsOctober 31, 2008 5:11 PM ET5,750 views

Cattle Decapitation completes new album

Official press release: Cattle Decapitation comments: "We're finally done with all the finishing touches of our new album and we feel we've finally done it! Sonically, the band has managed to finally capture and accentuate its live intensity that we've become known for and has created one hell of an album from start to epic finish! Conceptually, its misanthropy shall go unmatched. This is it, humans... ferocity at its finest." The album is called "The Harvest Floor," a title Travis [Ryan] has been kicking around in his head and working towards for the last 2 albums! The actual title refers to the area of a slaughterhouse where the animal (of course in our case it always means the HUMAN) begins the agonizing process of death, usually done with a bolt to the forehead or a slice to the throat. "The Harvest Floor" is a fitting title for an album laden in gore and the anti-human metaphors and sentiments Cattle Decapitation fans have grown to know and love. Artwork by Wes Benscoter shows the outside of a large slaughterhouse/factory of doom and gloom with the general public being herded inside to meet their demise. The inside of the album layout reveals what's really inside that slaughterhouse: our misanthropic heroes of GORE (not core) at another hard day of work! Combined with the amazing artwork and conceptually brutal layout, "The Harvest Floor" also contains an enhanced portion which sports an I-pod ready documentary titled "Pandemic: The Damnation Epic – The Making of "The Harvest Floor" which, simply put, makes "The Harvest Floor" an apocalyptic multimedia epic! Track listing: 01. The Gardeners of Eden 02. A Body Farm 03. We are Horrible People 04. Tooth Enamel & Concrete 05. The Ripe Beneath the Rind 06. The Product Alive 07. In Axetasy 08. Into the Public Bath 09. The Harvest Floor 10. Regret & the Grave No strangers to guest appearances, Cattle Decapitation have enlisted some old friends for guest vocals including Ross Sewage (Impaled) and Dino Sommese (Dystopia). The band is also very pleased to announce there is a special appearance by Jarboe (Swans), lending her beautifully haunting voice to the epic death dirge "The Harvest Floor." Jackie Perez Gratz (Grayceon) graces a couple tracks with her electric cello and Los Angeles noisician John Wiese also lends his electronic/atmospheric expertise to the album further separating the band from the typical "cookie-cutter" approach applied all too often by today's extreme acts. "The Harvest Floor" shows a return to the engineering and production skills of Billy Anderson (Mr. Bungle, Melvins) with a combination of drum recording by Zach Ohren (All Shall Perish) to create a modern but unique sound that is disturbingly pummeling. Holed up in Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA for nearly a month away from the punishing light of day, Cattle Decapitation hid in the depths and have sprouted new hell with the masterpiece that is... "The Harvest Floor."

37 comments

Post Comment

holycitybradley 10/31/2008 2:14:40 PM

chicken sandwich

patriarch 10/31/2008 2:18:44 PM

Steak and Milk

haloxxxmoshcore 10/31/2008 2:38:01 PM

gay shit

municipalgayste 10/31/2008 2:46:33 PM

people always talk shit about this band, but they are a lot better than 90% of the shit that gets jocked by people on here, this album will be good, just like all the others.

ToiletFleet 10/31/2008 3:39:29 PM

They really should just change their name to Not Good.

FireFly 10/31/2008 3:42:14 PM

You guys have got to kidding me!!! Did you even listen to that new track on the Cattle myspace yet???!! That song "A Body Farm" is post online RIGHT NOW!! It is AMAZING!!!!! SUPER-BRUTAL!!!

thedrone 10/31/2008 3:43:18 PM

amazing band , .... but , a good cheeseburger would do them some good!

FireFly 10/31/2008 3:47:13 PM

Seriously! Who gives a crap what they eat! It's about the MUSIC!! Unless you're the type that really goes after a band that "has all the looks & moves"... there is a whole genre for that... emo. Death Metal is about BRUTALITY!!!

Nickelcoff12 10/31/2008 3:52:58 PM

greatest death metal band alive. lyrically and musically phenomenal. anyone with x's in their username should not be posting on here.

ihateemo123 10/31/2008 4:07:17 PM

karma bloody karma bored me, but i enjoyed humanure, and the split they did with caninus, so this might be good.

al_czervik 10/31/2008 4:18:04 PM

this cover art is fcking badass.

newsonlygoater 10/31/2008 4:44:24 PM

firefly is br00tal

letusprey 10/31/2008 5:47:52 PM

looking forward to adding this to my vinyl collection. fck all.

Kids_wILL_bE_SKEletOnS 10/31/2008 5:53:58 PM

gay band for gay fans

eli 10/31/2008 7:15:52 PM

"GORE (not core)"

rhizome 10/31/2008 7:50:13 PM

guns 'n roses was like 15 years ago guys, move on already

anal_blast 10/31/2008 9:06:13 PM

Praise hell, seitan.

filled_with_rape_semen 10/31/2008 9:23:15 PM

can't wait for this

SpitOnYourself 10/31/2008 9:45:18 PM

Stoked for this. One of my favorite bands/frontmen to watch perform.

emmure_is_death_metal 11/1/2008 1:48:02 AM

this band has always seemed extremely overrated to me. they make me yawn. everyone tells me i need to see them live to appreciate them. but everyone says that about every band.

alangreenspan 11/1/2008 3:17:58 AM

shit band; break the fck up

eos_emissio 11/1/2008 3:28:24 AM

Yeah guitarist is amazing, should crush all, fck you hater pssy bitch maxi pads

forumdrama 11/1/2008 3:30:11 AM

I've never liked any of their CDs (shitty production), but live they always kill it!

sgd54 11/1/2008 3:36:47 AM

This album's proceeds are to go toward HIV medical care

carrion 11/1/2008 4:34:37 AM

Immolation>

xperineumx 11/1/2008 7:03:14 AM

Will give a listen, but their last release bored me stiff. Great live band, for sure.

ShaolinLambKiller 11/1/2008 7:42:03 AM

awesomeness

stevenzero 11/1/2008 2:31:45 PM

these guys are always worth a listen

stolenbirds 11/1/2008 3:12:16 PM

this band is brutal, and i love their lyrical concepts. can't wait for this.

ManTheRamparts 11/2/2008 1:34:56 AM

"sgd54 11/1/2008 3:36:47 AM This album's proceeds are to go toward HIV medical care" - if this is true, then that's pretty bad ass. if someone makes a joke about this being for gays, then you are the definition of a gay.

xenosapien 11/2/2008 4:19:19 PM

fcking brutal. Finally decent production.

ricardoblanco770 11/2/2008 10:47:37 PM

good band, but the food chain is a fact of life and i will assert myself on the top for as long as i live, or maybe at least until i get a heart attack or decide to be a gay.

pumpgasinhell 11/3/2008 1:47:37 AM

EAT MEAT!!!! fck animals. except cute one's that I accept as a pet but end up killing and eating later b/c I have an unhealthy obsession with gore.

pumpgasinhell 11/3/2008 1:50:59 AM

this is a fun live band but I try and try again to get into their cd's and still they do nothing for me. maybe better production will change this. Interested

rabedown 11/3/2008 9:23:09 AM

the new song is soooooo good

fvckyouyoufvckingfvck 11/3/2008 11:41:58 AM

cattle decapitation!!! :)

notransfer 11/3/2008 4:21:24 PM

the song catalepsy by the red chord makes me think of cattle being shoved into a small door to die like the theme of this album apparently




Related News

THE VANFLIP PODCAST
THE VANFLIP PODCAST
#146 - Steve Buhl of 200 Stab Wounds

THE VANFLIP PODCAST
THE VANFLIP PODCAST
#145 - Matt & Jason of Wraith