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Cattle Decapitation Drop the Studio Version of “We Eat Our Young”


It’s been a few months since they debuted the song live, but Cattle Decapitation have finally unleashed the studio version and accompanying music video of their latest single, “We Eat Our Young.” Featured on the forthcoming album Terrasite, the track is an apocalyptic ripper.

Guitarist Josh Elmore says the new album is a sort of rebirth for the band after their 2019 album Death Atlas, while still exploring new sonic horizons.

“After a record like Death Atlas, you have to make a turn. 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.”

Similarly, vocalist Travis Ryan said the concept for Terrasite and by extension, “We Eat Our Young” had been in the works for years. With an interest in doing “the 180° opposite of Death Atlas,” he said this new chapter in the band’s history will make for an “unsettling” new album.

“I already had the concept idea from years back and since Death Atlas was so dark and brooding, I wanted a completely opposite effect – I wanted this to take place in the daylight. I’ve always found daytime horror to be really unsettling so I wanted to make sure what was going on on the cover took place in the light of day, which also finds its place within the lyrics.”

The video, which you can see below, was created by David Brodsky and Allison Woest of MyGoodEye, which seems to be putting out some absolute banger videos as of late.

As for Terrasite, that will come out on May 12 via Metal Blade Records, though you can preorder your copy in any number of formats or variants today. You can also check ’em out live this May as they tour with Dark Funeral, 200 Stab Wounds, and Blackbraid. Dates can be found below the video.

CATTLE DECAPITATION w/ Dark Funeral, 200 Stab Wounds, Blackbraid:
5/11/2023 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
5/12/2023 The Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
5/13/2023 El Rey – Albuquerque, NM
5/15/2023 Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
5/16/2023 Empire Control Room – Austin, TX
5/17/2023 The Warehouse – Houston, TX
5/19/2023 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
5/20/2023 Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
5/21/2023 The Underground – Charlotte, NC
5/23/2023 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
5/24/2023 Irving Plaza – New York, NY * No Blackbraid
5/26/2023 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
5/27/2023 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
5/28/2023 Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
5/30/2023 The Metro – Chicago, IL
5/31/2023 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
6/02/2023 The Summit – Denver, CO
6/03/2023 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
6/05/2023 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
6/06/2023 The Vogue Theater – Vancouver, BC
6/07/2023 The Roseland Ballroom – Portland, OR
6/09/2023 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
6/10/2023 Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA

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