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Cattle Decapitation Announce Australian Tour With Special Guests Fallujah

19 May 2023 | 3:00 pm | Mary Varvaris
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This team-up is one that isn’t to be missed for the hardcore metalheads.

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San Diego death-grind outfit Cattle Decapitation will return to Australia this September with special guests Fallujah, San Francisco’s own technical death metal band.

Kicking off the tour in Perth, the brutal metal pair will hit Magnet House on 12 September before heading to Adelaide’s Lion Arts Factory, Sydney’s Metro Theatre, Melbourne’s Croxton Bandroom, Canberra’s Basement, and Brisbane’s The Triffid. Find full date information below.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale on Tuesday, 23 May, at 9 am local time. The general sale begins on Thursday, 25 May, at 9 am local time – sign up for the Early Bird tickets here.

Cattle Decapitation and Fallujah are two of the most cutting-edge bands in extreme metal. This team-up is one that isn’t to be missed for the hardcore metalheads.

Together, these two bands will take you on a journey that is both harrowing and exhilarating. Fallujah released their fifth album, Empyreanlast September via Nuclear Blast.

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On the topic of the new album, songwriter/guitarist Scott Carstairs explained, After such an experimental expression [with Undying Light], we sat down to write Empyrean completely refreshed and inspired, It was like the musical tension of the last decade had been released, and we were ready to achieve goals the band had originally set out for.

Empyrean is truly a return to form because we are doing what comes naturally to us, but with an intensity that we haven’t achieved in the past. We set out to create something that represents the band and its history in its purest form while also pushing our technical abilities further than we have ever gone. 

“Every Fallujah album has been a reflection of whatever ideas felt the freshest and exciting to us at that particular point in time. We’ve developed our own defined sound over the years, but on this album, our new members helped bring in some new perspectives. We incorporated new elements such as counterpoint and tempo changes but maintained elements integral to the band and even brought back techniques used in older records. At this point, it’s all about elegantly presenting the sound we have cultivated over the last decade."

Cattle Decapitation released their eighth album, Terrasite, last week – an album many in metal circles are calling the band’s best album in years.



Tuesday, 12 September: Magnet House, Perth
 Thursday, 14 September: Lion Arts Factory. Adelaide
 Friday, 15 September: Metro Theatre, Sydney
 Saturday, 16 September: The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne
 Sunday, 17 September: The Basement, Canberra
 Wednesday, 20 September: The Triffid, Brisbane

Tickets via Destroy All Lines.