Cattle DecapitationAlex Solca

Cattle Decapitation Debut “The Unerasable Past” Short Film, Stream “Death Atlas” Title Track


Cattle Decapitation have launched a short film dubbed ‘The Unerasable Past‘, which was shot by the band’s frequent collaborator, artist Wes Benscoter. The film was short during the summer and fall of this year and serves as a companion to the penultimate track of the same name on Cattle Decapitation‘s new album “Death Atlas“. The band’s frontman Travis Ryan commented:

“When Wes told me he would be down to do a music video for us, my jaw dropped. Having a music video that is completely married to the album artwork and color palette was something I had always wanted to do but never thought it could be a reality. As you can see from our lyrics, there’s not a lot of hope floating around, so when he offered up his creative hands for a music video, we snapped to it, and along the way, it became a much more formidable force by taking the form of a short film.

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This worked perfectly, considering the last 12 minutes of the album not only make up two tracks that become one long emotional journey with enough monolithic peaks and valleys to rival the Andes of Argentina to the Rockies of Colorado, but the tracks themselves scream for such a treatment. The scope of the video matches the scope of the album ‘Death Atlas‘, which is meant to be listened to from beginning to the end in its entirety as is the video. Wes Benscoter has proven that he is a master of art, incorporating various mediums into one disastrously beautiful extinction-level art film.”

Benscoter, who has created numerous artwork for Cattle Decapitation and others over the years, commented of this project:

“I’ve never had any real interest in doing a music video until we started planning the photos for the album layout and I thought man, this could be a great opportunity to make the kind of film I like. Grim, atmospheric, and topical. Created with a mix of old-school practical effects, some digital tricks and an insane amount of sand and fog. I used every trick in the book to try to do justice to Cattle‘s apocalyptic nightmare soundtrack.”

Cattle Decapitation‘s new studio album “Death Atlas will meet a November 29th release on Metal Blade Records. In addition to the video, an audio stream of the title track has also been made available on streaming services and can be found below. The band are about to hit the road on their headlining ‘The Geocidal Tendencies Tour‘, with the following dates booked:

With Atheist, Full Of Hell, Author & Punisher & Vitriol:

11/22 Austin, TX – Empire Control Room
11/23 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (Tickets)
11/24 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (Tickets)
11/25 New Orleans, LA – The Parish @ House Of Blues (Tickets)
11/26 Orlando, FL – The Abbey (Tickets)
11/27 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room (no Author & Punisher) (Tickets)
11/29 Atlanta, GA – Hell @ Masquerade (no Author & Punisher) (Tickets)
11/30 Richmond, VA – Canal Club (Tickets)
12/01 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge (Tickets)
12/02 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall (Tickets)
12/03 Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry @ The Fillmore (Tickets)
12/04 Toronto, ON – Opera House (Tickets)
12/05 Chicago, IL – Metro

With Atheist, Primitive Man, Author & Punisher & Vitriol:

12/06 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater (Tickets)
12/07 Denver, CO – The Oriental (Tickets)
12/08 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater (Tickets)
12/10 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater (Tickets)
12/11 Mesa, AZ – Club Red (Tickets)
12/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent (Tickets)
12/13 Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Country Club
12/14 Fresno, CA – Strummers (Tickets)
12/15 Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre (Tickets)
12/17 Seattle, WA – The Showbox (Tickets)
12/18 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
12/19 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver (Tickets)
12/20 Pomona, CA – The Glass House (Tickets)
12/22 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (Tickets) may receive a commission from tickets purchased through the link in the above post.