Cattle Decapitation Reveal New Bassist, Rarities Collection And Side Project


Cattle Decapitation have added bassist Derek Engemann of Unmerciful to their ranks as their new bass player. The band had the following to say on his addition:

“We are happy to announce we have found a bass player to handle all upcoming touring duties! Bassist Derek Engemann of Kansas’ UNMERCIFUL will be handling bass duties on all upcoming tour dates! We jammed all weekend and are more than confident in his abilities and can’t wait to hit the road with him! Prepare for annihilation!!!”

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In other news, the group are working on a new rarities collection for Metal Blade. Titled “Medium Rarities“, the effort will span the bands career, including “never before heard songs, hard to find/out of print tracks, live material, cover tunes and ultra rare pre-Human Jerky tracks never before heard by fans of the band.” More info on the outing is expected in the coming months.

Meanwhile, band frontman Travis Ryan is also participating in a new grindcore ‘supergroup’ dubbed Murder Construct. The following statement was issued on the undertaking:

“While playing shows in the Bay area with Impaled back in 2000, guitarist Leon DelMuerte asked Travis to do vocals for his group Murder Construct he was starting… 10 years later, the band is a reality! Murder Construct is a roots grindcore style 5 peice ala Napalm Death and Repulsion with an experimental edge.

The band features Leon DelMuerte(Guitar/Vocals – Impaled/Exhumed/Phobia/Intronaut), Danny Walker(Drums – Exhumed/Intronaut/Phobia/Jesu), Kevin Bernier(Guitar – Fetus Eaters/Watch Me Burn), Caleb Schneider(Bass – Bad Acid Trip) and Travis Ryan(Vocals – Cattle Decapitation/5/5/2000).

Due to the busy nature of the members with their other bands, shows will be scarce but will happen – first one ever being on March 27th at The Blvd in Boyle Heights in the Los Angeles area!!!”

Murder Construct most recently tracked a new seven song demo that will soon be mixed. For now a few rough demos can be found online here. Meanwhile, the bands aforementioned show will take place as follows:

March 27th Boyle Heights, CA – The Blvd (feat. Uphill Battle (reunion show), Semtex Fest, Destroyed In Seconds, Pencil Lead Syringe)

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