Metal Monday presents
Fifteen Dead, Population Zero, Carnivoria
188 Main Street
Burlington, VT, 05401
Doors 9:00 PM
Well over a decade since its inception, CATTLE DECAPITATION has forged its not-so-humble beginnings in veggie gore-grind into one of extreme metal's most relentless forces, encompassing a sound as schizophrenic as their record collections but with a determined lyrical stance resolutely damning the ills of humanity.
With 5 full-lengths and countless tours under their belt as well as having influenced the majority of today's rapidly-growing-in-popularity death/grind hopefuls, CATTLE DECAPITATION continue their own brand of spastic gore-drenched grinding death with their 4th Metal Blade release, "The Harvest Floor" for release on January 20th, 2009. This marks the first release featuring the latest addition to the fold, drummer David McGraw. Fusing 2006's "Karma.Bloody.Karma" writing style with a much anticipated update in technicality, production and brutality, "The Harvest Floor" will undoubtedly be a milestone in the ever-diversifying metal scene that is now dominating the globe. The enhanced portion of the CD version sports an I-pod ready documentary titled "Pandemic: The Damnation Epic – The Making of "The Harvest Floor" and the layout reveals the true carnage that the cover art by Wes Benscoter, in it's over the top yet highly conceptual glory, only hints at. "The Harvest Floor" is simply put, an apocalyptic multimedia epic!
No strangers to guest appearances, CATTLE DECAPITATION have enlisted some old friends for guest vocals including Ross Sewage (Impaled/Ludicra) and Dino Sommese (Dystopia/Asunder). 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/Amber Asylum) 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, Swans) with a combination of drum recording by Zach Ohren (All Shall Perish, Decrepit Birth) 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.
Our first try at combining elements of Crust Punk and Black Metal to create something unique. When Jamie and I met each other we discovered a mutual love of bands such as Darkthrone and Tragedy. We would often cut about the house at parties, raging drunk, forcing people to listen to our shite music taste! Eventually, Jamie moved to the flat above mine with Badger and several other people and a wee community was born. Come December 2010 we had decided to form a band, Fifteen Dead (The name taken from Aberdeen’s news reporters dour coverage of local events). Within a few weeks we had a wee set knocked together and played our first gig, a DiY show in Glasgow. We were blown away by the positive feedback and rushed out our first demo the week after. While these songs don’t reflect what we’re about today, listening to these tracks as I write this brings back fond memories of a special time, hopefully we captured some of that!
Ryan ‘Badger’ Watson – Vocals
Ross Necro – Guitar / Vocals
Jamie Christ – Guitar / Vocals
Alby Brew – Bass
Chris Bowers – Drums
Debut album "ETERNAL" coming spring 2013
Carnivora is proudly endorsed by Hurt Reynolds Clothing Co.
M. Scott Lentine - Vocals
Cam Hunt - Bass
Cody Michaud - Guitar
Mike Meehan - Guitar
Dan DeLucia - Drums