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San Diego, United States (1996 – present)

Cattle Decapitation are an American band from San Diego, California.

Originally founded in 1996, Cattle Decapitation’s songs protest the mistreatment and consumption of animals as well as the abuse of the environment. Lyrics may also focus on subjects such as misanthropy and genocide of the human race. Much of their music is based on putting humans in the situations that animals are subjected to (animal testing, slaughter, etc).

Their 2002 album To Serve Man saw controversy in Germany, where distribution company SPV refused to handle the album due to its graphic cover. The cover of the 2004 album Humanure, featuring a cow excreting human remains, was reportedly censored without permission from the label in some outlets. Record store owners did not display the album, making it difficult for customers to find and buy it.

Former member Gabe Serbian is a member of the band The Locust.

Metal author and journalist Garry Sharpe-Young once acknowledged the band as “one of the few metal bands whose message hits as hard as their music.”

Cattle Decapitation has toured with many bands including Suffocation, Cryptopsy, The Black Dahlia Murder, Deicide, Behemoth, Hate Eternal, Krisiun, and Job for a Cowboy. Their latest album The Harvest Floor was released in 2009.


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  • HeitorPacheco

    Monolith of inhumanity changed my life [11]

    6 Aug 1:21pm Reply

    "I don't know what's more mindless. PETA fanatics or mentality suggesting disliking everything they endorse." I'm not a vegan, or vegetarian for that matter, but I don't have anything against people that are. I'm not sure why veganism offends people. Haven't listened to this band for about 10 years. Have they improved? I couldn't take them seriously as a spinoff from that wretched hipster band The Locust.

    1 Aug 4:09pm Reply
  • metalarmani

    Monolith Of Inhumanity changed my life [10]

    24 Jul 3:44am Reply
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  • Piter-Cannibal

    Monolith Of Inhumanity changed my life [9]

    20 Jul 10:42am Reply
  • lestermassena1


    2 Jul 6:59pm Reply
  • Kaltenhoenn

    I don't know what's more mindless. PETA fanatics or mentality suggesting disliking everything they endorse.

    28 Jun 2:06pm Reply
  • Dimmy666

    Can't describe how good these guys are. They are the voice for all metal head vegans out there. Imagining this world burn

    23 Jun 8:24am Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Cattle Decapitation

    1 Jun 8:40am Reply
  • GriendClub

    Monolith Of Inhumanity changed my life [8]

    28 May 10:15am Reply
  • ThePaleKid

    PETA endorsed Cattle Decapitation for their efforts years ago. They deserve more attention from the vegan community.

    27 May 2:48pm Reply
  • bobo9390

    Letter of endorsement I hope.

    12 May 7:24pm Reply
  • sunjay140

    It won't be long until these guys get a letter from PETA.

    10 May 1:05am Reply
  • FuckingJens666

    I would love to hear Travis doing vocals in a sludge band like Indian or Lord Mantis. This shit would freeze my fucking balls

    7 May 10:16pm Reply
  • ira93

    Monolith Of Inhumanity changed my life [7] PORCA MADONNA

    6 May 2:17pm Reply
  • TheAvariceOfMan

    Monolith Of Inhumanity changed my life [6]

    22 Apr 7:23pm Reply
  • lukkaturi

    Monolith Of Inhumanity changed my life [5]

    17 Apr 11:25pm Reply
  • HarryDkramer

    Monolith Of Inhumanity changed my life [4]

    17 Apr 6:10pm Reply
  • XtremeBrutality

    Slowly diggin’ this band more and more.

    13 Apr 3:16pm Reply
  • Morphinagore

    Death Metal desgraçado e bem executado!

    7 Apr 12:43am Reply
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