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15th May 2012

cattle decapitation

Today Cattle Decapitation wants to start your week with a kick in the teeth. Check out new in-studio video footage from the 'Monolith Of Inhumanity' sessions - specifically adventures in vocal tracking and additional Cattle-related fun - in the video below.

Comments vocalist Travis Ryan: "Kids always ask me how I do my vocals and here it is... the vocals studio report for our new album 'Monolith Of Inhumanity'. As you can see, polar bear pajama pants and a really stupid haircut really help me achieve those pitches needed to push the melodic high vocals over the top. You will also find there actually are no 'pirate' influences in the studio. Nor any ninjas, vampires, zombies or Chuck Norris paraphernalia in there either so sit down, shut up and smell the farts... there's at least two of 'em in there if you listen closely..."

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In related news, Cattle Decapitation will sever souls on this Summer's Shockwave Festival Tour 2012, announced earlier this month. The band will be joined by Fear Factory, Voivod, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning and Forged In Flame. Tickets are on sale now.

Cattle Decapitation will return to Europe in August including three UK dates with Incantation and Hatesphere.

August 2012
14th LEEDS – The Well
15th GLASGOW – Ivory Blacks
16th LONDON – Underworld

'Monolith Of Inhumanity' was released on May 7th 2012 via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Dave Otero of Denver's Flatline Audio, 'Monolith Of Inhumanity' sees the band investigating inventive new techniques in songwriting without abandoning their signature formula of confrontational audio wreckage.

Conceptually, the record revolves around a potent distaste for contemporary civilization and the damage wrought in the name of progress. In addition, 'Monolith Of Inhumanity' features a host of guests including Mike Majewski of Devourment (guest vocals on 'Projectile Ovulation'), Lenard Leal of Cephalic Carnage (backing vocals by on 'A Living, Breathing Piece Of Defecating Meat'), The Cephalic Carnage Community Men's Choir, consisting of all current Cephalic members and alumni Jawsh Mullen and Zac Joe (gang choir vocals on 'The Carbon Stampede'), and ambient and noise interludes by Los Angeles' most extreme decimator of sound, John Wiese.



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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