Cattle Decapitation reveal details for new album ‘Terrasite’

Posted by on January 11, 2023


2023 just got heavier! Cattle Decapitation announced their tenth studio album, Terrasite, will be released on May 12th via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2019’s Death Atlas is dedicated to the memory of drummer Gabe Serbian (The Locust), who passed away on April 30th, 2022. Produced by Dave Otero (Allegaeon, Khemmis, Archspire), the album’s artwork was created by longtime collaborator Wes Benscoter (Vader, Kreator, Bloodbath, Hypocrisy). Based on the title alone, the record looks to be another brutal masterpiece from these San Diego, deathgrind giants:


Terrasite (noun)

/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 


Vocalist Travis Ryan comments:

“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.”


Track List:

01) Terrasitic Adaptation

02) We Eat Our Young

03) Scourge Of The Offspring

04) The Insignificants

05) The Storm Upstairs

06) …And The World Will Go On Without You

07) A Photic Doom

08) Dead End Residents

09) Solastalgia

10) Just Another Body





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