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.