Cattle Decapitation Release New Single/Video
CATTLE DECAPITATION’s Terrasite Full-Length Set To See Release May 12th Via Metal Blade Records + Pre-orders Available
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CATTLE DECAPITATION articulates the real apocalypse humanity is facing more vividly than any other band, although many have tried. With 2019’s Death Atlas, many believed they had no place left to go. However, they have returned with Terrasite, which is as bold a statement as they have ever made.
Guitarist Josh Elmore notes, “After a record like Death Atlas, you have to make a turn. Everything about that album – the concept, artwork, music, etc, was a final statement. The only way to move forward is rebirth. In approaching the newest record, we not only had to keep the musical trajectory the band has been aiming towards since the beginning but also further explore the ambient/textural elements that were part of Death Atlas.”
As such, CATTLE DECAPITATION’s Terrasite pushes their sound further into more epic and varied territory. Additionally, vocalist Travis Ryan takes the governing concept in a new and disturbing direction. “I wanted to do the 180° opposite of Death Atlas. I already had the concept idea from years back and since Death Atlas was so dark and brooding, I wanted a completely opposite effect – I wanted this to take place in the daylight. I’ve always found daytime horror to be really unsettling, so I wanted to make sure what was going on on the cover took place in the light of day, which also finds its place within the lyrics.”
Ryan coined the title Terrasite, which brings together “Terra-” meaning “earth” and “-site” derived from the Greek word “-sitos,” which means “food.” “The combination of the two means ‘earth-eater.’ It’s a metaphor for humanity’s role in the destruction of the planet and is a play-on-words of the very fitting word ‘parasite.'”
The artwork, created by longtime collaborator Wes Benscoter (Vader, Kreator, Bloodbath, Hypocrisy), vividly brings this concept to life. “We see the nymph stage of this human/cockroach hybrid that is more of a fully grown being that has just molted from its ootheca stage, startled, confused, frightened but also pissed off.”
The band worked once again with producer Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Allegaeon). Dave knows the members’ individual styles and how to coax the best out of them, bringing in Tony Parker of Midnight Odyssey to handle piano and synth.
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