Cattle Decapitation

Cattle Decapitation

Atheist, Primitive Man, Author & Punisher, Vitriol

Sun, December 15, 2019

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

$25.00

Cattle Decapitation
Cattle Decapitation
American grindcore/death metal band based in San Diego and formed in 1996.

Current Lineup:
Travis Ryan - Vocals (1997-present)
Josh Elmore - Guitars (2001-present)
Dave McGraw - Drums (2007-present)
Belisario Dimuzio - Guitars (2018-present) (touring 2015–2018)
Olivier Pinard - Bass (2018-present)

Past Members:
Gabe Serbian - guitar
Scott Miller guitar, vocals
Rahsaan Davis - bass (touring, 2009)
Troy Oftedal - bass
Michael Laughlin - drums
Dave Astor - drums
Derek Engemann - bass
Atheist
Atheist
Atheist are a technical death metal band from Florida, USA. The band is known for its highly complex playing and for incorporating jazz and latin elements into their sound. They were intially founded in 1984 under then name Oblivion, which was soon changed to R.A.V.A.G.E. (Raging Atheist Vowing A Gory End). The band issued several demos under this name before shortening their moniker to just Atheist. The band released their first album, "Piece Of Time" in 1989. The line-up was Kelly Shaefer (vocals, guitar), Rand Burkey (guitar), Roger Patterson (bass), and Steve Flynn (drums). In 1991, as the band was preparing their follow up, Patterson was killed in a car accident. He was replaced by Tony Choy (Pestilence). Atheist broke up the following year but in 1993, Kelly Shaefer put together a new line-up featuring Choy, Jason Greenbaum (drums), and Frank Emmi (guitar). Growing problems with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome forced Shaefer to limit his guitar playing to just rhythm guitar. Just prior to recording their new album, Rand Burkey rejoined the group. The album, "Elements" toned down the metal influences and increased the jazz and latin elements. Atheist split again after its release.

In 2005, Relapse Records reissued Atheist's 3 albums with bonus tracks that included demos and live tracks. In 2006, it was announced the Atheist was reuniting with Shaefer, Flynn, Choy, and Burkey along with guitarist Sonny Carson, as tendonitis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome prevented Shaefer from playing guitar. However, personal legal problems forced Burkey to exit and he was replaced by Chris Baker. In 2010, it was announced the Choy had left the band for other projects. Later that year, Shaefer, Flynn, Baker and guitarist Jonathan Thompson recorded the album "Jupiter", with Thompson recording all the bass parts.
Primitive Man
Primitive Man
Sludge/doom metal band from Denver, Colorado.
Author & Punisher
Author & Punisher
One-man industrial doom metal band from San Diego, CA, made up of mechanical engineer and artist Tristan Shone, started in January 2004.
Vitriol
Vitriol
Death metal band from Portland, Or

Kyle Rasmussen - Guitars/Vocals
Adam Roethlisberger - Bass/Vocals
Scott Walker - Drums
Venue Information:
The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
2036 University Avenue
near Downtown Berkeley BART
Berkeley, CA, 94704
http://www.theuctheatre.org/