Bassist Derek Engemann Leaves Cattle Decapitation
After more than seven years with the band, Derek Engemann has announced that he has “amicably parted ways with Cattle Decapitation.” Says the bassist:
“It’s been a great journey, but I’m writing to let everyone know I have amicably parted ways with Cattle Decapitation. I’m very proud of the success we achieved together across the last two albums. In turn, I’m excited to focus my energy on the next upcoming Scour release, my reignited project Cast the Stone (HUGE news in the coming days), and the other big plans I have in the works. Thank you to everyone for the support, and I’ll see you at NAMM!”
The remaining members of Cattle Decap have not yet issued a statement of their own.
Engemann is a great bassist, and so this obviously kind of a bummer. Having said that, he didn’t join the group until 2010, and only appeared on their two most recent albums, Monolith of Inhumanity and The Anthropocene Extinction. Which is to say, Cattle Decapitation have done great things with Engemann in the past, and though we may be sad to see him leave, there shouldn’t be any doubt that the band is gonna be a-okay.
We’ll let you know when a replacement is announced.