In November 2010, San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION returned home from headlining “The California Blood Tour” and decided to take the next year off and immediately began writing the follow-up to their critically-acclaimed 2009 release “The Harvest Floor”. The band has been holed up in the confines of its rehearsal studio in National City, California ever since and is preparing to unleash a new slab of human-dissecting carnage for a spring 2012 release via Metal Blade Records. The group will record the effort in January/February at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado with producer/engineer Dave Otero (CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATHETER, TRIVIUM) and will showcase the new material at a handful of shows on the way out to Denver. Artist Wes Benscoteris again on board to deliver more “breathtaking gore-geousness” to the album cover as he has done on our past four releases.
Commented guitarist Josh Elmore: “As it comes down to the home stretch before recording, we have been focusing on getting the last two songs written as well as refining and tightening the tracks which are already completed. The overwhelming impression I get from this new batch of tunes is that they have benefitted greatly from a more streamlined approach to composition and song structure. A lot of these songs are very ‘to-the-point’ with just enough embellishment to keep them dynamic, whilst avoiding sinking into some bells-and-whistles mire. Lean and mean. There will be no forays in eight-string djentiness and none of us bought v-neck shirts or deck shoes to ‘modernize’ our sound and look, respectively. Expect some riffy, ripping blackened deathgrind with nods to our past work and tastes of what’s to come. These songs are going to be a blast to play live and we are anxious to have these recorded and get on the road to play them for you.”
The band’s friend, who simply goes by the tag “T-R3X”, has provided a quick teaser video available below showing the band hard at work on new material.