History Music / CattleDecapitation

15th Jul '16 7:14:40 AM HasturHasturHastur
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They were formed in 1996 by Scott Miller (vocals, guitar), Gabe Serbian (drums, later guitar), and Dave Astor (bass, later drums) as a [[{{Grindcore}} deathgrind]] outfit, though [[ThePeteBest Miller swiftly left]] and was later replaced by Travis Ryan, a noise composer and frontman of the drone/doom outfit 5/5/2000. Serbian and Astor left sometime after, with Josh Elmore and Michael Laughlin filling their respective spots; this, of course, has been a recurring theme with Cattle Decapitation, as Travis Ryan and Josh Elmore have been the only steady members for some time. After [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a fairly sizable amount of lineup changes]] over the years, they finally settled on Dave [=McGraw=] (drums) and Derek Engemann (bass), with Ryan and Elmore continuing to maintain their duties.

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They were formed in 1996 by Scott Miller (vocals, guitar), Gabe Serbian (drums, later guitar), and Dave Astor (bass, later drums) as a [[{{Grindcore}} deathgrind]] outfit, though [[ThePeteBest Miller swiftly left]] and was later replaced by Travis Ryan, a noise composer and frontman of the drone/doom outfit 5/5/2000. Serbian and Astor left sometime after, with Josh Elmore and Michael Laughlin filling their respective spots; this, of course, has been a recurring theme with Cattle Decapitation, as Travis Ryan and Josh Elmore have been the only steady members for some time. After [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a fairly sizable amount of lineup changes]] over the years, they finally settled on Dave [=McGraw=] (drums) and Derek Engemann (bass), with Ryan and Elmore continuing to maintain their duties. At some point in 2016, they became a five-piece, as Belisario Dimuzio was added as a second guitarist.
18th Jun '16 8:07:41 PM Jake18
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* IndecipherableLyrics: Remarkably averted with Travis, whose manages to make his growls quite intelligible.



* VoiceOfTheLegion: Travis frequently layers his vocals in the studio.
* YouSuck: "Circo Inhumanitas" has this as its core message: if you willingly associate with circuses in any way, you are an awful person.

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* VoiceOfTheLegion: Travis frequently layers his vocals in the studio.
studio, particularly in the first two albums.
* YouSuck: YouBastard: "Circo Inhumanitas" has this as its core message: if you willingly associate with circuses in any way, you are an awful person.
31st Mar '16 2:49:50 PM aye_amber
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* SpecialGuest: Many over the years; some of the more notable ones include [[{{Swans}} Jarboe]], [[Music/{{Devourment}} Mike Majewski]], the entire Cephalic Carnage crew, [[Music/{{Pantera}} Phil Anselmo]], Author & Punisher, and Jurgen Bartsch (Bethlehem). Travis Ryan himself has done this, most notably on Music/{{Soulfly}}'s latest album.

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* SpecialGuest: Many over the years; some of the more notable ones include [[{{Swans}} Jarboe]], [[Music/{{Swans}} Jarboe,]] [[Music/{{Devourment}} Mike Majewski]], the entire Cephalic Carnage crew, [[Music/{{Pantera}} Phil Anselmo]], Author & Punisher, and Jurgen Bartsch (Bethlehem). Travis Ryan himself has done this, most notably on Music/{{Soulfly}}'s latest album.
5th Oct '15 7:01:43 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* InNameOnly: They technically have no remaining founders (Dave Astor was the last to leave in 2002), but Travis Ryan joined very shortly after they had formed and has been with the band for so long (he basically joined right after the recording of ''Ten Torments of the Damned'') that he may as well have been a founder.
18th Aug '15 8:57:13 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Their primary lyrical focus.

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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: HumansAreBastards: Their primary lyrical focus.
17th Aug '15 9:17:20 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* BadassBiker: Derek Engemann.
12th Aug '15 11:28:47 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* {{GIFT}}: "Not Suitable for Life" was inspired by Travis's sheer irritation and disgust at reading a seemingly endless litany of ignorant, asinine, and stupidly hostile social media comments on a particularly bad day.
10th Aug '15 7:56:31 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* YouSuck: "Circo Inhumanitas" has this as its core message: if you willingly associate with circuses in any way, you are an awful person.
3rd Aug '15 5:58:52 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* ButNotTooForeign: Dave grew up in Chile but speaks flawless English without a trace of an accent.
1st Jul '15 12:01:14 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* TaughtByExperience: More or less how he developed his cleans. Over the years, he found himself adjusting his voice during soundchecks and performances to cope with shitty house sound setups, and he developed his cleans essentially by accident as a side effect of having to compensate for bad equipment and incompetent sound guys.

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* TaughtByExperience: More or less how he Travis Ryan developed his cleans. Over the years, he found himself adjusting his voice during soundchecks and performances to cope with shitty house sound setups, and he developed his cleans essentially by accident as a side effect of having to compensate for bad equipment and incompetent sound guys.
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