West Coast deathgrind practitioners CATTLE DECAPITATION, has unleashed their brand new video for “Solastalgia.” The track comes by way of the band’s critically lauded tenth studio album, “Terrasite”, released earlier this year via Metal Blade Records. The video was directed by David Brodsky and vocalist Travis Ryan and produced by Allison Woest for My Good Eye: Music Visuals.
“Terrasite” 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.
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, they return 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,” it’s 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’ 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.”
CATTLE DECAPITATION will kick off their Terrasitic Infestation North American headlining tour next month. Set to begin on November 10th in Ventura, California, the journey will make its way through over two-dozen cities, coming to a close on December 16th on the band’s home turf of San Diego, California. Support will be provided by IMMOLATION, SANGUISUGABOGG and CASTRATOR.
“Terrasite” track listing:
- Terrasitic Adaptation
- We Eat Our Young
- Scourge of the Offspring
- The Insignificants
- The Storm Upstairs
- …and the World Will Go On Without You
- A Photic Doom
- Dead End Residents
- Just Another Body
You can watch the offiical video for “Solastalgia” below: