CATTLE DECAPITATION – reveals details for rarities collection

CATTLE DECAPITATION – reveals details for rarities collection

Cattle Decapitation reveals details for rarities collection, ‘Medium Rarities’

On November 23rd, Cattle Decapitation will release their new rarities collection, Medium Rarities, via Metal Blade Records. Featuring 6 previously unreleased pre-Human Jerky (1999) demos with front-man Travis Ryan on guitar (while also handling vocal duties), plus the long-sought-after To Serve Man (2002) bonus track, "Rotting Children For Remote Viewing" – in addition to other rarities (including the 6 songs from 2005’s split EP with Caninus!) – this compilation spans the band’s 22-year long career and is a must-have for any Cattle Decapitation fan.

 Travis Ryan comments: "’Medium Rarities’ is a project we started about 10 years ago, and we’re thrilled to see it finally happen! In 2008, I started compiling unreleased tracks, import bonus tracks and 7" releases for a rarities release – and even had the art created by the legendary Wes Benscoter, when we discovered that a key track was missing that we wanted to include on it. Our album ‘To Serve Man’ had a bonus track ready in case there was a Japanese version released, but that never happened – and the band members’ copies of the track got lost, seemingly forever! We felt a rarities compilation released without that bonus track would be a weird idea, and so the project got shelved until recently. Heather Parsons of Metal Blade finally was able to unearth the track from an old disc that was tucked away in the Metal Blade vault! The lyrics to the song were unearthed along with it, and so we quickly got to work with compiling and mastering the rest. This is a nice, concise compilation of unreleased and hard-to-find tracks, complete with lyrics and cheeky vinyl color variant schemes, based on how people like their meat prepared. The European vinyl variants also resemble diseased meats…But my favorite part is the cassette, which was created to look like the vintage cassette releases we grew up on – complete with the old school Metal Blade axe logo! A lot of thought and work went into this release, and we are pleased to finally be able to present to you…’Medium Rarities’!"

 For a preview of Medium Rarities, "An Exposition of Insides" (a Japanese bonus track from 2012’s Monolith of Inhumanity) can be streamed now at: – where the collection can also be pre-ordered
in the following formats:




USA vinyl variants:
 –"Rare" – Oxblood and Red ‘Color in Color’ (ltd. to 300 copies)
 –"Medium Rare" – Brown and Oxblood ‘Color in Color’ (only available in record stores – ltd. to 500 copies)
 –"Well Done" – Black and Brown ‘Color in Color’ (ltd. to 300 copies)
 –"Medium Rare Bone-In Human Shank" – Brown and Oxblood ‘Color in Color’ with Bone White blob (Indiemerch Collector’s Bundle Exclusive – ltd. to 100 copies)

 Europe vinyl variants:
 –"Pink Slime" – Pink w/White ‘Marble’ (ltd. to 200 copies)
 –"Meat With Cancerous Tumour" – Red w/Yellow ‘Color in Color’ (ltd. to 200 copies)
 –"Lymphocytic Meat" – Red w/White ‘Splatter’ (ltd. to 100 copies)
 –"An Abnormal Amount of Excretion of Bile From Liver" – Orange w/Lime & Green ‘Splatter’ (ltd. to 100 copies)
 –180g Black (ltd. to 300 copies)

Medium Rarities track-listing
 1. Birth. Cancer. Death.
 2. No Future
 3. Chili Dispenser
 4. The Recapitation of Cattle
 5. Thrombosis All-In
 6. Turn on the Masters
 7. Tripas de Pepe
 8. Vino de lo Sanguifero
 9. Queso de Cabeza
 10. Birth. Cancer. Death. (Unreleased Demo)
 11. Diarrhea de Dahmer (Unreleased Demo)
 12. Human Jerky (Unreleased Demo)
 13. Thrombosis All-In (Unreleased Demo)
 14. Colon Blo (Unreleased Demo)
 15. Flesh-Eating Disease (Unreleased Demo)
 16. Burnt to a Crisp
 17. Sonny’s Burning
 18. Rotting Children for Remote Viewing (Unreleased)
 19. You People
 20. World Full of Idiots
 21. An Exposition of Insides
 22. No Light and No Life
 23. Cannibalistic Invasivorism

Cattle Decapitation will be touring in support of Medium Rarities this fall with The Black Dahlia Murder in Japan and the USA with Suffocation (for vocalist Frank Mullen’s final tour!), Krisiun, and Soreption. See below for all dates!

Cattle Decapitation tour dates:
w/ The Black Dahlia Murder
 Oct. 3 – Osaka, Japan – Fanj Twice
 Oct. 4 – Nagoya, Japan – 3Star Imaike
 Oct. 5 – Tokyo, Japan – Cyclone
 Oct. 6 – Tokyo, Japan – Cyclone

Cattle Decapitation tour dates
w/ Suffocation, Krisiun, Soreption
 Oct. 21 – Wantagh, NY – Mulcahy’s Concert Hall
 Oct. 22 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Down
 Oct. 23 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
 Oct. 24 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Place
 Oct. 25 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
 Oct. 26 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
 Oct. 27 – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar and Grill
 Oct. 29 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
 Oct. 30 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
 Oct. 31 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
 Nov. 1 – Jerome, ID – Diamondz Event Center
 Nov. 2 – Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks
 Nov. 3 – Portland, OR – Lola’s Room
 Nov. 4 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
 Nov. 5 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
 Nov. 6 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
 Nov. 7 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
 Nov. 9 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger’s
 Nov. 10 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar ‘N Grill
 Nov. 11 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
 Nov. 13 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
 Nov. 14 – Greensboro, NC – The Cone Denim Entertainment Center
 Nov. 15 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
 Nov. 16 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
 Nov. 17 – Reading, PA – Reverb

Cattle Decapitation line-up:
 Travis Ryan – vocals
 Josh Elmore – guitars
 Dave McGraw – drums
 Belisario Dimuzio – guitars
 Olivier Pinard – bass

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