Cattle Decapitation will release their new record Terrasite on May 12 and is now streaming the horrific new single "We Eat Our Young."
"After a record like Death Atlas, you have to make a turn,” said Cattle Decapitation guitarist Josh Elmore. "Everything about that album – the concept, artwork, music, etc, was a final statement. The only way to move forward is rebirth. In approaching the newest record, it was not only necessary to keep the musical trajectory the band has been aiming towards since the beginning, but also to further explore the ambient/textural elements that were part of Death Atlas."
The single certainly feels a little more straightforward than previous Cattle Decapitation efforts, in terms of having a relentlessly unwavering death metal drive. The orchestrations in the background are a nice touch too, and the breakdown about halfway through is sure to break some faces live. Terrasite is dedicated to the memory of the late and great Gabe Serbian of The Locust, and is available for pre-order here.
"We've all heard the old saying about how the cockroach is so pervasive… so insidious… so invasive… that they could 'survive a nuclear war,'" said Cattle Decapitation of Terrasite.
"Our previous album Death Atlas left the world blackened and lifeless… or so we thought. It turns out that the carbon-encrusted bodies that adorned the album's layout and music video (and that resemble the victims of Pompeii that were frozen in time by the Mt. Vesuvius disaster of 79 A.D.) were actually more of a cocoon-like stage for something much more vicious to come… Humanity Part 2: The Terrasite.
"On the album's cover we see the terrasite, aka ~Blattodea Humanis Immortalis~ aka 'earth-eater,' molting from its ootheca as others are beginning to awaken to their new lives. Having endured the tortuous existence of being a homosapien, they have now re-emerged into a new world… frightened… saddened… confused… PISSED. Re-birthed as a novel variant of human disease, now adapted to the hellish landscape their former lives helped create in order to continue to finish the utter ravaging of its home planet, Earth. As they say… 'life finds a way.'"