San Diego grind/death band Cattle Decapitation uses the ultraviolent imagery and surgical vocabulary of its metal subgenres to dramatize the horror of the food chain and promote animal rights. Gabe Serbian and Dave Astor, both members of the Locust at one time or another, formed Cattle Decapitation in 1996 with bassist Ben and singer Scott Miller, who also played guitar. Their first release was Ten Torments of the Damned (1997 Humanure Atrocities), a 10-song 7-inch. It is not clear when Ben and Scott left, but Cattle Decapitation’s three songs on the split release with Armatron and Tic War 1 (1999 ToYo) featured new vocalist Travis Ryan and no apparent bassist.
Images of anthropophagy provided Cattle Decapitation with its first four album... Read More