Cattle Decapitation reveals details for new album!

Cattle Decapitation reveals details for new album – autographed pre-order laminates available exclusively at the Summer Slaughter Tour 2019, starting tomorrow!

On Black Friday 2019 (November 29th), Cattle Decapitation will release their long-awaited 9th studio album, Death Atlas, via Metal Blade Records. Vocalist Travis Ryan comments: “We have crafted what we feel is our strongest album to date and we are really looking forward to bringing a couple of the tracks off of it to lacerate your eardrums on this upcoming Summer Slaughter Tour! Fans soon will witness the culmination of this last year’s blood, sweat and tears honed to a devastating, brutal and impactful audio document that I feel will resonate with fans of the last few records for years to come. Musically and lyrically, there is a lot of grief, anger, hate, passion and emotion poured into this one and we have found these can be excellent ingredients for extreme metal. We are once again rejuvenated and ready to spread the death and despair over this sphere that is perpetually being torn apart by us insignificants. There is no map to guide you out of this one – ‘Death Atlas’ is coming!” 

Produced by Dave Otero (, Death Atlas will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow (July 19th), exclusively at the 2019 Summer Slaughter Tour – which will see Cattle Decapitation close each show! To pre-order Death Atlas, please visit the Cattle Decapitation merch table, where a special autographed laminate (plus t-shirt) can be purchased that includes a copy of the CD or digital download of the album on November 29th. All other physical and digital pre-orders will available starting September 5th.

Art by Wes Benscoter

See below for all dates!

The Summer Slaughter Tour
Cattle Decapitation 

w/ co-headliners Carnifex, The Faceless
+ Rivers of Nihil, Nekrogoblikon, Lorna Shore, Brand of Sacrifice, and more

Jul. 19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Jul. 20 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Jul. 21 – Lincoln, NE @ Royal Grove
Jul. 22 – Iowa City, IA @ Wildwood
Jul. 23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
Jul. 24 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
Jul. 25 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
Jul. 26 – Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
Jul. 27 – Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL Festival
Jul. 28 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Jul. 29 – Cleveland, OH @ The Odeon
Jul. 30 – Dayton, OH @ Oddbody’s
Jul. 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
Aug. 1 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
Aug. 2 – Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom
Aug. 3 – Easton, PA @ One Centre Square
Aug. 4 – Baltimore, MD @ SoundStage
Aug. 5 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
Aug. 6 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Aug. 7 – Greenville, SC @ The Firmament
Aug. 9 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
Aug. 10 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Aug. 11 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
Aug. 13 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
Aug. 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720

Stay tuned for more details about Death Atlas coming soon! A teaser (with clips of new music) can be viewed now at:

Cattle Decapitation line-up:
Travis Ryan – vocals
Josh Elmore – guitars
Dave McGraw – drums
Belisario Dimuzio – guitars
Olivier Pinard – bass

Cattle Decapitation online:

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!