Hi Travis. How Are You Doing?
Doing fairly well thanks. Busy time for us, getting ready to your for 11 weeks straight out here in the U.S
Please give us a short overview of CATTLE DECAPITATIONS history.
Well the band started over 10 years ago, we released 2 records, then signed to Metal Blade Records, after being spotted by our handsome manager when he worked at Metal Blade at the time. Fast forward, and here we are at the release of our 4th record for Metal Blade.
Your fourth record “The Harvest Floor” came out a week ago. When did you start writing the songs for that CD?
Early 2008. It was written for about 6-7 months, and we went right into the studio August.
Please tell us something about the recording sessions of “The Harvest Floor”.
It was a great experience,and it went smoothly. There's actually an enhanced portion on the CD that has a 25 minute documentary of the recording process. It's very cool.
Your lyrics are very gory and against the human race. But your lyrics a different to other gory bands. Why humans has to die in your lyrics?
Humans are as humans do... It seems we all collectively don't want to be accountable for the nonsense that we created, and sometimes it's just like "fuck, we're all bunch of waste." Gore is gore though ya know.
Do you think that humans can change? Are we all doomed or will we change our mind about our lifestyle?
We're all doomed, come on you know that!
You are all pro-animal and environment. Are you part in any clubs or organizations which have the same opinion like you?
Well pro-animal, is anyone anti-animal? Do people really sit and think "fuck I hate animals?" Maybe they do. We're not members per say, but we support no kill shelters for animals, that sort of thing.
A short one: are you vegetarian or vegan?
We do not eat meat. Or is that too open ended?
Will you go on tour in Europe this year and maybe play some festivals here?
That is the question of the decade for us, will Cattle Decapitation be invited to play some European festivals... We would love to. LOVE TO.
An alle Metal-Booker dieses Landes: BUCHT DIESE BAND!!!
Do you have written new songs yet?
Actually some new songs have been toying around in the practice room a little. But we're years away from a new Cattle Decapitation record.
What do you think where CATTLE DECAPITATION will be in the next five or ten years?
Ten years! Damn..... Five years, hopefully alive and well. I don't have a direct answer for this. How long can a band like this go on for?
In the USA there is a big extreme / death / grind scene. What do you think about this scene? Where do you see this scene in the next years?
I don't think we're thinking of the same styles of music... Death and grind these days are totally different. Let me say this, the Carcass and Brutal Truth tours are much anticipated in the Cattle decapitation camp.
Thank you for your time! The last words are yours!
Thanks for the interview and support, hopefully we will be playing out there soon enough!
Mein Dank geht an Travis von CD und David von Metal Blade.