CATTLE DECAPITATION Debuts Short Film "The Unerasable Past"
Cattle Decapitation will release their new album Death Atlas on November 29. The band recently premiered the 9+ minute title track and promptly blew everyone the hell away. Though that's only half of what they had in store.
Cattle Decapitation teamed up with artist Wes Benscoter for the short film for both "The Unerasable Past" and "Death Atlas," and it's equal parts breathtaking and terrifying. Here's what Cattle Decapitation vocalist and art director Travis Ryan had to say about the 10 minute clip.
"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. 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 also commented.
"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 oppurtunity 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 a insane amount of sand and fog. I used every trick in the book to try to do justice to Cattle's apocalyptic nightmare soundtrack."
Catch the band on tour all winter with Atheist, Full of Hell, Author & Punisher, Vitriol:
11/22/2019 Empire Control Room – Austin, TX [Tickets]
11/23/2019 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX [Tickets]
11/24/2019 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX [Tickets]
11/25/2019 The Parish @ House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA [Tickets]
11/26/2019 The Abbey – Orlando, FL [Tickets]
11/27/2019 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL + [Tickets]
11/29/2019 Hell @ Masquerade – Atlanta, GA + [Tickets]
11/30/2019 Canal Club – Richmond, VA [Tickets]
12/01/2019 Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY [Tickets]
12/02/2019 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA [Tickets]
12/03/2019 The Foundry @ The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA [Tickets]
12/04/2019 Opera House – Toronto, ON [Tickets]
12/05/2019 Metro – Chicago, IL [Tickets]
w/ Atheist, Primitive Man, Author & Punisher, Vitriol: [Tickets]
12/06/2019 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS [Tickets]
12/07/2019 The Oriental – Denver, CO [Tickets]
12/08/2019 Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO [Tickets]
12/10/2019 El Rey Theater – Albuquerque, NM [Tickets]
12/11/2019 Club Red – Mesa, AZ [Tickets]
12/12/2019 Decibel Pre-Party @ The Regent – Los Angeles, CA [Tickets]
12/13/2019 Fremont Country Club – Las Vegas, NV [Tickets]
12/14/2019 Strummers – Fresno, CA [Tickets]
12/15/2019 UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA [Tickets]
12/17/2019 The Showbox – Seattle, WA [Tickets]
12/18/2019 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR [Tickets]
12/19/2019 Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA [Tickets]
12/20/2019 The Glass House – Pomona, CA [Tickets]
12/22/2019 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA [Tickets]
+ No Author & Punisher