Cover art by Wes Benscooter
Terrasite is dedicated to the memory of Gabe Serbian.
/ˌterə ˌsīt/ (terr·a·site)
“terra-“ (Latin = “earth”) + “-sitos” (Greek = “food”) Definition:
1. A devourer or destroyer of land or earth.
2. Post-Anthropocene humanity
Long-running San Diego, California deathgrind outfit CATTLE DECAPITATION will release their tenth studio album, Terrasite, May 12th via Metal Blade Records.
The band’s follow-up to 2019’s critically adored Death Atlas full-length was again produced by Dave Otero (Allegaeon, Khemmis, Archspire) with startling new artwork by longtime collaborator Wes Benscoter (Vader, Kreator, Bloodbath, Hypocrisy).
Comments vocalist Travis Ryan, “We've all heard the old saying about how the cockroach is so pervasive... so invasive... so insidious... that they could survive a nuclear war... 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 stage for something much more vicious to come: Humanity 2.0.
“On the cover we see the terrasite, aka ‘earth-eater,’ molting from its ootheca. Having lived the tortuous existence of being a human, they have now re-emerged into a new world... saddened... confused... PISSED; rebirthed as a new variant of human disease, now adapted to continue and finish the utter ravaging of its home planet, Earth.”
Stay tuned for further info on Terrasite to be revealed in the weeks to come.
Terrasite Track Listing:
1. Terrasitic Adaptation
2. We Eat Our Young
3. Scourge Of The Offspring
4. The Insignificants
5. The Storm Upstairs
6. …And The World Will Go On Without You
7. A Photic Doom
8. Dead End Residents
10. Just Another Body
“Consistently one of this country’s finest most extreme metal bands…” -- Decibel Magazine
“CATTLE DECAPITATION proves that death metal just might have the potential to save the world.” -- Metal Injection
“All these years later, CATTLE DECAPITATION remains in a league of their own.” -- BrooklynVegan
Travis Ryan - vocals
Josh Elmore - lead guitar
Belisario Dimuzio - rhythm guitar
Olivier Pinard - bass
David McGraw - drums