Drummer David McGraw of San Diego-based deathgrind masters CATTLE DECAPITATION was forced to undergo surgery earlier today (Monday, April 15) in Germany for “the gnarliest abscess” under his arm pit. However, he managed to recover in time to play tonight’s show in Berlin as part of the band’s European tour with CRYPTOPSY.
He writes in an online posting: “Berlin! You rule! I had the gnarliest abscess under my arm pit, and you took care of me for only 50 [euros]. I had a full-on surgery, general anesthesia, private recovery room, everything, and I’m not even from here, just another foreigner on tour coming through town. I was treated like if I was at a private clinic. I had enough time to let the drugs wear off and made it to perform at the show tonight. I didn’t get to see any of the sights, but instead I experienced something way more meaningful to me… seriously, thank you!”
CATTLE DECAPITATION‘s latest album, “Monolith Of Inhumanity”, sold around 2,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 6 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
Released on May 8, 2012, “Monolith Of Inhumanity” was produced by Dave Otero of Denver’s Flatline Audio and sees the band exploring innovative new techniques in songwriting without abandoning their signature formula of confrontational audio wreckage and self-loathing lyrical content.