Cattle Decapitation launches new single, “Bring Back the Plague”

– October 3rd, 2019 –

Announces contest for limited edition signed collector’s bundle

Art by Wes Benscoter

On Black Friday 2019 (November 29th), Cattle Decapitation will release their long-awaited 9th studio album, Death Atlas, via Metal Blade Records. To hear the new single, “Bring Back the Plague”, please visit: youtu.be/BBy4gn8VBMo

The previously released track, “One Day Closer to the End of the World”, can be heard at: metalblade.com/cattledecapitation – where Death Atlas can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


– jewelcase-CD
– cassette
– deluxe box set (wooden box, digipak CD w/ bonus track, dead gold marbled vinyl, 7″, embossed metal pin, backpatch, poster – limited to 750 copies)
– “Solarcide” – amber marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 2000 copies)
– “Vomiting Lava” – clear w/ lemon, orange, red splatter vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– “Pestilence” – metallic gold w/ black splatter vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 1000 copies)
– “Blood Moon” – red w/ black smoke vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– “The Surface of the Sun” red/white/orange/yellow marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– “Choking Sulfur” orange/white/red/black vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– “Carbonized” clear / black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– “Radiation Warning” yellow / black vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– “Insidiousness” black splatter vinyl (EU webshop exclusive – limited to 100 copies) *SOLD OUT
* exclusive bundles with shirts and merch items, plus digital options are also available!

Fans can also enter now for a chance to win a limited edition signed collector’s bundle by pre-saving Death Atlas on Spotify or Apple Music! The collector’s bundle is limited to 300 copies and includes: 2LP “Blood Moon” vinyl, CD, cassette, signed 11″ x 17″ lithograph, custom Death Atlas wall clock, giant 42″ x 64″ post-apocalyptic wall map, album art t-shirt. The album will be automatically added to your Spotify or Apple Music collection on street date for immediate listening. Enter here: metalblade.com/cattledecapitation

Cattle Decapitation have never shied away from confronting the awfulness wrought upon the natural world by the human race, and Death Atlas is their bleakest offering to date. The cover art says it all: a stooped, skeletal Grim Reaper carrying the burnt-out husk of our planet on his back. “The core concept of this record is humanity’s insignificance despite what we’ve convinced ourselves,” explains vocalist Travis Ryan. “That’s kind of why this album cover takes place in space, to remind you that ‘the universe always finds a way to purge’. In the grand scheme of things, our species is merely a fleeting thought.” This imagery is backed up with a ferocious soundtrack, which includes elements of death metal, grindcore, black metal, sludge, doom, drone – with Ryan’s vocals broader and more fully realized than ever before.

Produced once again by Dave Otero (flatlineaudio.com), Death Atlas also features a number of guests: Laure Le Prunenec (Igorrr, Ricinn), Riccardo Conforti (Void of Silence), Dis Pater (Midnight Odyssey), Jon Fishman (Phish) – plus, brass instrumentalists from Ottone Pesante. The end result of these experimentations and collaborations is one of the most devastating records of 2019, and it demands an emotional response.

As the band prepares to tour and hopefully reach places they have yet play, what Ryan wants listeners to take away from Death Atlas is clear: “I want people to be shocked into thinking more about their futures, their loved ones, the pain they’re potentially subjecting their future generations to. Everyone just seems to live in the now with no care for tomorrow, and that’s incorrect thinking, as far as today goes. Don’t make tomorrow a cancelled check.”

Death Atlas track-listing
1. Anthropogenic: End Transmission
2. The Geocide
3. Be Still Our Bleeding Hearts
4. Vulturous
5. The Great Dying
6. One Day Closer to the End of the World
7. Bring Back the Plague
8. Absolute Destitute
9. The Great Dying II
10. Finish Them
11. With All Disrespect
12. Time’s Cruel Curtain
13. The Unerasable Past
14. Death Atlas

Cattle Decapitation European tour dates
w/ Osiah

Oct. 28: Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
Oct. 29: Birmingham, UK @ Mama Roux’s
Oct. 30: Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse
Oct. 31: London, UK @ ULU
Nov. 1: Manchester, UK @ The Bread Shed
Nov. 2: Sint Niklass, BEL @ Masters of Grind Fest
Nov. 3: Oberhausen, DE @ Kulttempel
Nov. 4: Aarau, CHE @ KiFF
Nov. 5: Leipzig, DE @ Bandhaus
Nov. 6: Munchen, DE @ Backstage
Nov. 7: Mannhein, DE @ MS Connexion
Nov. 8: Gießen, DE @ MuK
Nov. 9: Aalborg, DNK @ Aalborg Metal Fest

Cattle Decapitation “The Geocidal Tendencies Tour” dates
w/ Atheist, Full of Hell, Primitive Man, Author & Punisher, Vitriol

Nov. 22: Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room *
Nov. 23: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill *
Nov. 24: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *
Nov. 25: New Orleans, LA @ The Parish @ House of Blues *
Nov. 26: Orlando, FL @ The Abbey *
Nov. 27: Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room * +
Nov. 29: Atlanta, GA @ Hell @ Masquerade * +
Nov. 30: Richmond, VA @ Canal Club *
Dec. 1: New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge *
Dec. 2: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
Dec. 3: Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry @ The Fillmore *
Dec. 4: Toronto, ON @ Opera House *
Dec. 5: Chicago, IL @ Metro *
Dec. 6: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater %
Dec. 7: Denver, CO @ The Oriental % +
Dec. 8: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater %
Dec. 10: Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater %
Dec. 11: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red %
Dec. 12: Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent/ Decibel Pre-Party %
Dec. 13: Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club %
Dec. 14: Fresno, CA @ Strummers %
Dec. 15: Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre %
Dec. 17: Seattle, WA @ The Showbox %
Dec. 18: Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom %
Dec. 19: Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver %
Dec. 20: Pomona, CA @ The Glass House %
Dec. 22: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick %
*=Full of Hell
+=No Author & Punisher
%=Primitive Man

Cattle Decapitation line-up:
Travis Ryan – vocals
Josh Elmore – guitars
Dave McGraw – drums
Belisario Dimuzio – guitars
Olivier Pinard – bass

Cattle Decapitation online:
https://www.facebook.com/cattledecapitation
https://twitter.com/cattledecap
https://www.youtube.com/officialcattledecap
https://www.instagram.com/cattledecapitation
https://www.indiemerch.com/cattledecap

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2019-10-03 15:45:40
Source: metalblade.com