Cattle Decapitation at The Garage - London
Born Again Concerts proudly presents:
Cattle Decapitation -The Europandemic Tour
plus DISENTOMB, Internal Bleeding, Unfathomable Ruination and Gloom
Doors - 5:00pm // Price - £20.00 adv.
Cattle Decapitation -
Cattle Decapitation have never shied away from confronting the awfulness wrought upon the natural world by the human race, and Death Atlas is their bleakest offering to date. The cover art says it all, a stooped, skeletal Grim Reaper carrying the burnt-out husk of our planet on his back. "The core concept of this record is humanity's insignificance despite what we've convinced ourselves," explains vocalist Travis Ryan. "That's kind of why this album cover takes place in space, to remind you that 'the universe always finds a way to purge'. In the grand scheme of things, our species is merely a fleeting thought." Backing this up with a ferocious soundtrack, it's one of the most shocking and unflinching records of 2019, demanding an emotional response, and forcing people to think about their own contributions to the devastation of the planet.
Four years is the longest gap between Cattle Decapitation records, but with one irresistible offer after another coming in, rather than taking time off and focusing on writing as planned, they repeatedly hit the road. The upside to this was that with new members Olivier Pinard (bass) and Belisario Dimuzio (guitar) joining Ryan, guitarist Josh Elmore and drummer David McGraw, the new lineup had a better chance to bond as people and develop their musical connection, which was only to the album's benefit, and contributed to its inarguably epic feel. "That's just kind of the direction things have been going for years now, pretty much ever since 'Karma.Bloody.Karma' (2006) but it really ramped up with 'Monolith Of Inhumanity' (2012) and on. We had new blood, and that helped, plus we knew what we were going for, which very much was an 'epic' sound." As intense a listening experience as it is - the word 'extremity' applying as much as it ever has when it comes to Cattle Decapitation - there is also a lot of melancholy in the melodies, which was intentional.
General Admission: GBP 20.00
Artists: Cattle Decapitation, Disentomb, Internal Bleeding, Unfathomable Ruination, Gloom