Today marks the official unveiling of Terrasite, the herculean tenth studio album from San Diego, California-based deathgrind behemoths, CATTLE DECAPITATION, out now on Metal Blade Records!
Though many bands have tried, no one articulates the real apocalypse humanity is facing as vividly and succinctly as CATTLE DECAPITATION. With 2019’s Death Atlas, they reached the apex of this, perhaps leading some to believe they had no place left to go beyond such an achievement, but alas, the band returns with Terrasite, which is as bold a statement as they have ever made.
Roaring to life with the savage yet hauntingly melodic “Terrasitic Adaptation” and advancing through the likes of the relentless “We Eat Our Young” and culminating with the ten-plus minutes of “Just Another Body,” Terrasite is an album that constantly shifts dynamics and demands a variety of emotional responses.
Elaborates guitarist Josh Elmore, “All the CATTLE hallmarks are there; ripping blasts, abrasive and aggressive guitar/bass riffs and [vocalist] Travis [Ryan]’s varied vocal approach; but this record just feels different. There’s a deep richness to the guitar tones and a more prominent bass guitar presence, the drums parts are assaultive, but tasteful and Travis’ vocals are as varied as they’ve ever been but with an added emotional depth.
The whole record sounds like a somber panic attack; like mourning the loss of a loved one at Mach 3. The trademark CATTLE intensity is always there, but this time at paces that range from frantic to controlled and driving but with more focus on menacing heaviness. The ambient and effect-laden guitar presence also takes up a much larger part of the whole experience.”
In celebration of the release of Terrasite, today the band has unleashed a video for “A Photic Doom.” Offers Ryan of the track, “[The lyrics for “A Photic Doom”] are more of just a metaphor for being alone in your head and turning away from the life that is exposed by the light of day. Shaking your fist at the sun for exposing this place to us. For uncovering the depravity of our species and casting light onto subjects rather than letting them rest in the darkness.”
Watch CATTLE DECAPITATION’s “A Photic Doom” video below.
Terrasite, which features the artwork by longtime collaborator Wes Benscoter (Vader, Kreator, Bloodbath, Hypocrisy), was produced by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Allegaeon) and includes Dis Pater of Midnight Odyssey handling piano and synths.
Terrasite is available as a jewel case CD, digitally, and on vinyl in the following color variants:
— “The Fleshy Architect” Orange/Peach Marble vinyl (US exclusive)
— “Hadean Eon” Orange Blend vinyl (US exclusive)
— “Gomorrah’s Flora” Green Blend vinyl (US exclusive)
— “Winds Of Solastalgia” Purple Blend vinyl (US exclusive)
— 180g Black vinyl (EU exclusive)
— “Pupa To A Nymph” LP1: Black Ash Smoke vinyl – LP2: Transp. Skin Marble vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 700 copies)
— “Irradiated Alight” Sunset Marble vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
— “Living Death Spirituality” White w/ Purple Splatter vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 300 copies) ** SOLD OUT **
— “Terrasitic Jizzplosion” Clear w/ Gold Splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
— “Life Finds A Way” Clear w/ Green + Purple Splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
Find all ordering options at: www.metalblade.com/cattledecapitation.
Terrasite Track Listing:
1. Terrasitic Adaptation
2. We Eat Our Young
3. Scourge Of The Offspring
4. The Insignificants
5. The Storm Upstairs
6. …And The World Will Go On Without You
7. A Photic Doom
8. Dead End Residents
10. Just Another Body
ICATTLE DECAPITATION is currently on the road supporting Dark Funeral on this year’s edition of the Decibel Magazine Tour. The journey kicked off yesterday, May 11th in Santa Ana, California and will run through June 10th in Los Angeles, California. Additional support is being provided by Blackbraid and labelmates 200 Stab Wounds. Secure your tickets HERE:
See all confirmed dates below.
“… it speaks to the depth and musical appetite that has been growing in the band’s ranks for over a decade. Terrasite is the next important step for a consistently excellent band…” – Decibel Magazine
“…another absolutely stellar release from these guys with lyrics and themes that represent the apex of today’s extreme music.” – Metal Injection
“The collective musicians in CATTLE DECAPITATION show their chemistry in full power on Terrasite. The cadence and enunciation by vocalist Travis Ryan along with the varied rhythms from drummer David McGraw are especially fascinating to me as a longtime drummer that also tries to sing occasionally… Anyone who still tries to diminish or discount death metal as a genre with defined musical parameters can quickly have that mindset destroyed with only a few minutes of listening to this record.” – No Echo
“They’ve evolved from a grind band into something even more maniacal with this album; a true and brilliantly executed hybrid of heavy death metal, brutal grind and lyrical terror.” – Lambgoat
“The band’s prior work gazed upon the futility of mankind’s ability to change its nature; Terrasite boldly suggests something else entirely: the horror of existence itself. Album Of The Year contender, without a doubt.” – The Razor’s Edge
“Terrasite improves upon Death Atlas in a multitude of ways giving us aggressively emotional melodeathgrind forcing upon us their message of anti-consumption and anti-violence in the most violently cathartic of ways! The best record since The Anthropocene Extinction, maybe their best yet!” – Metal Wani
“Terrasite… confirms their status as unshakeable gods of the scene… a phenomenal death/grind album in its own right. Not one moment of tedium or insincerity, just fifty minutes of excitement and the highest quality musicianship.” – Metal Observer
“Terrasite seethes with unbridled fury and abject hostility. If you like your deathgrind/goregrind/grindcore to be one-dimensional, atonal noise where pigs die squealing in their caves for no longer than a minute at a time then you’re in the wrong place. However, if you want growth, exploration, and mutation then look no further. Terrasite is a fucking monster.” – Ghost Cult
Travis Ryan – vocals
Josh Elmore – lead guitar
Belisario Dimuzio – rhythm guitar
Olivier Pinard – bass
David McGraw – drums