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Posted by on October 6, 2015 at 12:35 pm


Cattle Decapitation just dropped The Anthropocene Extinction and it seems to be the general consensus that the record is not only amazing, but incredibly heavy to the highest degree. So where does a band like Cattle Decapitation go from here? Do they veer off to the left and experiment with odd instruments and different styles? Hell no! They try to out-heavy themselves! At least that's what guitarist Josh Elmore told Metal Insider in a recent interview.

As far as next record, I haven’t looked that far ahead, but I would almost want it to be more abrasive. I don’t mean necessarily like lo-fi, but make it really suffocating and uncomfortable the entire time. With Monolith of Inhumanity and The Anthropocene Extinction, we’ve got into a certain groove, but I don’t want to rest on that or rely on people’s perception of what the next record should be based off those records. The goal with The Anthropocene Extinction was to make it darker than Monolith of Inhumanity and we’d like to continue that, so maybe make the next record even darker.

Which essentially translates to Elmore saying the band might just end the extreme metal genre with its next record. At least that's what I'm gathering from a statement like that, considering the band has only gotten progressively heavier and more refined over the years.

Elmore also touches on the possibility of collaborating with Author And Punisher, the one-man noise project from Tristan Shone.

Yeah, I just recently heard that. I think it’s just a matter of finding time. When we’re done with our touring cycle, I would love to do that. I could see like an EP or something. He’s an amazing fellow and a super nice guy. What he does to create his music and the machines he makes, no one is doing that. There are people that obviously have made their instruments before, which is great, but his stuff is very unique and fantastical. Especially his live show, you need to see him perform.

Interesting! I really, genuinely would love to see that because I'm sure it would be such a strange, heavy-yet-ambient release. Here's hoping that happens in 2016!

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