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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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  • Exhumed_Kitties

    The new album is gonna destroy the human race. [3] August can't get here soon enough!

    24 May 12:51pm Reply
  • FrostBiter666

    The new album is gonna destroy the human race. [2]

    23 May 11:51pm Reply
  • Schander

    The new album is gonna destroy the human race.

    23 May 2:13am Reply
  • MetalWarriorRus

    cover for The Anthropocene Extinction is sick as fuck. and yes, clean vocals on the Manufactured Extinct are so good. [2]

    22 May 10:19am Reply
  • sangremuerto

    cover for The Anthropocene Extinction is sick as fuck. and yes, clean vocals on the Manufactured Extinct are so good.

    22 May 8:26am Reply
  • treurmars

    The clean vocals on the new track are so good! Step up from Monolith (which was already quite good). The notion of Author & Punisher doing an intro is the icing on the non-dairy cake!

    21 May 7:09am Reply
  • Exhumed_Kitties

    New song is ❤

    20 May 9:14pm Reply
  • lussyero

    Damn the new song is great

    20 May 9:14pm Reply
  • Gwarcorpse

    NEW SONG IS AWESOME. Fucking love this band......unrelentingly.

    20 May 5:21pm Reply
  • Mushroom_Dealer

    The new song is godlike.

    20 May 4:18pm Reply
  • iPowder

    YouTube Manufactured Extinct: from the album "The Anthropocene Extinction" set for world wide release August 7th, 2015 via Metal Blade Records! More info on the album, PRE-ORDERS, and track listing here! |m|

    20 May 4:04pm Reply
  • iPowder

    On today's fb post: "People of Earth, ALL DETAILS of our new album will be revealed on MAY 20th! They will include: *New Track Debut *Album Release Date *Album Title *Album Cover *Album Concept *Track Listing *Pre-order Info *Guest Appearances"

    28 Apr 3:41am Reply
  • Thrasher2141

    Monolith of inhumanity changed my life [16]

    19 Apr 12:50pm Reply
  • ersnx

    Monolith Of Inhumanity is masterpiece!

    16 Apr 9:33am Reply
  • bloody-origami

    Monolith of inhumanity changed my life [15]

    19 Mar 5:09am Reply
  • bobo9390

    Best Pop Metal band 2015 [2] Pop Metal might not be completely accurate, but they are catchy as fuck which I'm pretty sure is what that guy was getting at.

    17 Mar 7:53am Reply
  • Considerables

    Karma. Bloody. Karma is their best in my honest opinion

    10 Mar 12:07am Reply
  • RealThoughtt

    Monolith Of Inhumanity (of course) >Karma.Bloody.Karma>The Harvest Floor (this is trve)

    9 Mar 9:49pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Cattle Decapitation

    20 Feb 5:11pm Reply
  • ClassyMusicSnob

    Best Pop Metal band 2015

    19 Feb 11:05pm Reply
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