Cattle Decapitation have finally unfurled the first Death Atlas single, "One Day Closer to the End of the World." Check out the apocalyptic death-grind track toward the bottom of the page.

Once again hedging their bets against humanity in the dice throw that is our collective future, Cattle Decap make no attempts to veil their message. The title is self-evident and, musically, it's another diverse spread from the group who continues to push the genre forward. "One Day Closer to the End of the World" moves into a cinematic realm with its fusion of chunky death metal riffs and nightmarish black metal while singer Travis Ryan refines his quirky clean voice into a Bobby Blitz (Overkill) type croon.

"The core concept of this record is humanity's insignificance despite what we've convinced ourselves," stated Ryan. "That's kind of why this album cover takes place in space, to remind you that 'the universe always finds a way to purge'. In the grand scheme of things, our species is merely a fleeting thought."

Regarding the band's subject matter, the singer declared, "I want people to be shocked into thinking more about their futures, their loved ones, the pain they're potentially subjecting their future generations to. Everyone just seems to live in the now with no care for tomorrow, and that's incorrect thinking, as far as today goes. Don't make tomorrow a cancelled check."

Death Atlas, the eighth Cattle Decapitation album, will be released on Nov. 29 through Metal Blade. Pre-order your copy here and view the band's upcoming North American tour dates below.

Cattle Decapitation, "One Day Closer to the End of the World"

Cattle Decapitation, Atheist + Vitriol Tour Feat. Full of Hell, Author & Punisher + Primitive Man

Metal Blade

Nov. 22 — Austin, Texas @ Empire Control Room
Nov. 23 — Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Nov. 24 — Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall
Nov. 25 — New Orleans, La. @ The Parish @ House Of Blues
Nov. 26 — Orlando, Fla. @ The Abbey
Nov. 27 — Fort Lauderdale, Fla. @ Culture Room +
Nov. 29 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Hell @ Masquerade +
Nov. 30 — Richmond, Va. @ Canal Club
Dec. 01 — New York, N.Y. @ Le Poisson Rouge
Dec. 02 — Boston, Mass. @ Brighton Music Hall
Dec. 03 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Foundry @ The Fillmore
Dec. 04 — Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House
Dec. 05 — Chicago, Ill. @ Metro
w/ Atheist, Primitive Man, Author & Punisher, Vitriol
Dec. 06 — Lawrence, Kan. @ Granada Theater
Dec. 07 — Denver, Colo. @ The Oriental
Dec. 08 — Grand Junction, Colo. @ Mesa Theater
Dec. 10 — Albuquerque, N.M. @ El Rey Theater
Dec. 11 — Mesa, Ariz. @ Club Red
Dec. 12 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ Decibel Pre-Party @ The Regent
Dec. 13 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ Fremont Country Club
Dec. 14 — Fresno, Calif. @ Strummers
Dec. 15 — Berkeley, Calif. @ UC Theatre
Dec. 17 — Seattle, Wash. @ The Showbox
Dec. 18 — Portland, Ore. @ Bossanova Ballroom
Dec. 19 — Sacramento, Calif. @ Holy Diver
Dec. 20 — Pomona, Calif. @ The Glass House
Dec. 22 — San Diego, Calif. @ Brick By Brick
+ No Author & Punisher

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