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Cattle Decapitation: The Anthropocene Extinction

With the official unveiling of The Anthropocene Extinction, the long-anticipated new full-length from San Diego deathgrind tacticians, CATTLE DECAPITATION, now just five days away, today mega metal portal, Loudwire, is pleased to scathe ears with a stream of the record in its venomous entirety.

Already reaping accolades from critics both stateside and abroad, in a recent 8/10 review of the record, Decibel Magazine commends, “abundant hooks, extremity meeting musicality, a diverse vocal performance, am almost surprisingly bittersweet tone, and hairpin temp shifts,” furthering, “there’s always been a fine line between extremity and listenability and CATTLE DECAPITATION have marvelously tiptoed that line again… their command of craft has never been better.” In a near-perfect 9.5/10 rating Headbang Or GTFO gushes, “The Anthropocene Extinction is a phenomenal album… easily one of the best releases of the year… Intense, riveting and chilling. Something new we can worship and gawk about for the next couple of years.” Metal Hammer concurs, issuing in a 9/10 score, “CATTLE DECAPITATION have taken a big risk, tried something new, and done something brilliantly horrific in the process. Awesomely fun and catchy, yes, but still viciously upsetting,” while Dead Rhetoric, in a 9.5/10 rating, hails a record that, “reworks their best qualities in ways that allow them to blossom in fiendish and darker dimensions. Crushing from start to finish; what you may not expect is how frequently the music will embed itself into your earholes. Continuing to raise the bar for extreme music, The Anthropocene Extinction is a certain highlight of 2015 so far and not to be missed.”

Witness The Anthropocene Extinction alongside a thorough track-by-track breakdown of the record by vocalist Travis Ryan at THIS LOCATION.

In related news, CATTLE DECAPITATION today confirms their North American headlining tour this Fall. The trek will commence on September 19th and run through October 7th with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks. Support will be provided by Australian grind miscreants, King Parrot, Pennsylvania progressive death metallers, Black Crown Initiate, and Florida metal assault, Dark Sermon. The tour follows the band’s appearance on this year’s edition of the Summer Slaughter tour currently underway. See all confirmed CATTLE DECAPITATION live dates below.

Tour Dates:
The Summer Slaugher Tour [remaining dates]:
8/03/2015 The Northland Performing Arts Center – Columbus, OH
8/04/2015 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA **
8/05/2015 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
8/06/2015 Club 77 – Hamilton, ON
8/07/2015 Heavy MTL* – Montreal, QC
8/08/2015 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
8/09/2015 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
8/10/2015 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY **
8/12/2015 Webster Hall – New York, NY w/ The All Stars Tour
8/13/2015 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
8/14/2015 Gwar-B-Q Fest – Richmond, VA
8/15/2015 The International – Knoxville, TN
8/16/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA ** [info]
8/17/2015 Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX
8/18/2015 Empire Control Room & Garage – Austin, TX
8/19/2015 Tricky Fall’s – El Paso, TX **
8/20/2015 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
8/21/2015 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
8/22/2015 City National Grove Of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
8/23/2015 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
8/24/2015 Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA
** CATTLE DECAPITATION headlining show w/ Beyond Creation

The North American Extinction Tour 2015
w/ King Parrot, Black Crown Initiate, Dark Sermon

9/15/2015 Boardwalk – Sacramento, CA
9/16/2015 Analog – Portland, OR
9/17/2015 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
9/18/2015 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
9/19/2015 Level – Kelowna, BC
9/20/2015 Nite Owl – Calgary, AB
9/21/2015 Starlite – Edmonton, AB
9/22/2015 Exchange – Regina, SK
9/23/2015 The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB
9/24/2015 Q & Z Center – Ringle, WI
9/25/2015 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
9/26/2015 Mac’s – Lansing, MI
9/27/2015 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
9/28/2015 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
9/29/2015 L’Anti – Quebec City, QC
10/1/2015 Club Metronome – Burlington, VT
10/7/2015 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

More dates to be announced soon.

Captured by Dave Otero (Allegaeon, Cephalic Carnage) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, The Anthropocene Extinction serves as CATTLE DECAPITATION’s most sonically and thematically captivating record to date. With The Anthropocene Extinction we are transported forward to man’s last gasps in the band’s trademark “turning the tables” approach that mirrors what is happening in the Pacific Ocean: The birds and aquatic wildlife are mistaking the vast amounts of man-made plastic items for food, ingesting it and are dying in large numbers, rotting where they fall and exposing to the world what is happening to the ecosystems of the earth’s oceans – the most unknown and unexplored part of our planet – and the domino effect that will result… The Anthropocene Extinction.

CATTLE DECAPITATION’s The Anthropocene Extinction includes guest appearances from iconic frontman Philip H. Anselmo, Tristan Shone/Author & Punisher and Bethlehem’s Mr. Jurgen Bartsch and will see official release on August 7th, 2015. For preorder bundles visit THIS LOCATION.


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