Cattle Decapitation Share First Single From “Death Atlas,” Reveal More Album Details
Cattle Decapitation have debuted the first single off their upcoming eighth album Death Atlas (due November 29th via Metal Blade). It's called "One Day Closer to the End of the World" and it goes back and forth between relentlessly brutal death metal and a more uplifting, melodic hook before ending up in almost atmospheric post-metal territory. It's a cool song that covers a lot of ground without losing focus, and you can check it out below.
The album was produced by Dave Otero, and, among other things, it features a Dead Can Dance cover with horns from members of Italy's Ottone Pesante. The album also has narration by Phish's Jon Fishman, an intro with a contribution from Riccardo Conforti of Italy's Void of Silence, a nine-plus minute closing track with Laure Le Prunenec of Igorrr and Ricinn (which, according to Metal Blade, vocalist Travis Ryan "considers to be Cattle Decapitation's finest moment"), and a guest appearance by Dis Pater of Brisbane's Midnight Odyssey.
With regards to Jon Fishman's contribution, Travis Ryan says, "Jon is a big fan of the band and we were happy to have him come on board with the narration, as well as a quote off the top of his head that was inspired by the beautiful area he lives in, and recorded under the Maine night sky."
Talking about the album, Travis also adds, "I want people to be shocked into thinking more about their futures, their loved ones, the pain they're potentially subjecting their future generations to. Everyone just seems to live in the now with no care for tomorrow and that's incorrect thinking as far as today goes. Don't make tomorrow a cancelled check."
Cattle Decapitation also have an upcoming tour with Atheist, Author & Punisher, and Vitriol, with additional support from Full of Hell on leg one and Primitive Man on leg two.
Cattle Decapitation / Atheist / Author & Punisher / Vitriol — 2019 Tour Dates
Nov. 22: Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room *
Nov. 23: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill *
Nov. 24: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *
Nov. 25: New Orleans, LA @ The Parish @ House of Blues *
Nov. 26: Orlando, FL @ The Abbey *
Nov. 27: Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room * (no Author & Punisher)
Nov. 29: Atlanta, GA @ Hell @ Masquerade * (no Author & Punisher)
Nov. 30: Richmond, VA @ Canal Club *
Dec. 1: New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge *
Dec. 2: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
Dec. 3: Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry @ The Fillmore *
Dec. 4: Toronto, ON @ Opera House *
Dec. 5: Chicago, IL @ Metro *
Dec. 6: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater %
Dec. 7: Denver, CO @ The Oriental %
Dec. 8: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater %
Dec. 10: Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater %
Dec. 11: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red %
Dec. 12: Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent/ Decibel Pre-Party %
Dec. 13: Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club %
Dec. 14: Fresno, CA @ Strummers %
Dec. 15: Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre %
Dec. 17: Seattle, WA @ The Showbox %
Dec. 18: Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom %
Dec. 19: Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver %
Dec. 20: Pomona, CA @ The Glass House %
Dec. 22: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick %
*=Full of Hell