Extreme metallers Brujeria will release their fourth full length album, entitled "Pocho Aztlan", on September 16th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The release will be followed by a U.S. tour this October alongside Cattle Decapitation and Piñata Protest.
"Pocho Aztlan" is the band's first release since "Brujerizmo" was released in 2000 via Roadrunner. It was recorded over the course of many years and at several studios around the globe. The end result was mixed by Russ Russell (Napalm Death, The Exploited).
Fast forward to right about now: "Pocho Aztlan" is Brujeria’s first new album in 16 years. The title translates to “Wasted Promised Land,” a combination of Aztlán, the fabled ancestral home of the Aztecs, and the term pocho, which native Mexicans use to refer — not always kindly — to their counterparts born in the States. Brujo himself is pocho, a man caught between two worlds. Many pochos are not exactly accepted with open arms in Mexico. Meanwhile, they’re too often regarded as second-class citizens in their adopted US home. Brujo has transcended both scenarios through the power of Brujeria’s uncompromising grindcore and death metal. His all-Spanish lyrics are as vivid as they are effective: Bona fide tales from the front-lines of the drug war, the racial divide, and the battle for the border. “A lot of Brujeria songs are true stories,” Brujo says. “And if they haven’t happened yet, they will happen.”
10/01/2016 Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
10/02/2016 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
10/03/2016 New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
10/04/2016 Philadelphia, PA - Voltage
10/06/2016 Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
10/07/2016 Chicago, IL - Reggie's
10/08/2016 Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
10/09/2016 Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
10/10/2016 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
10/12/2016 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
10/13/2016 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
10/14/2016 Oakland, CA - CA Deathfest (Brujeria ONLY)
10/17/2016 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
10/18/2016 San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
_Cattle Decapitation unleash new video warfare in the form of new studio footage in respect of their 'Monolith of Inhumanity'sessions - vocals and much more banter can be found clicking here.
Vocalist Travis Ryan states that: ""Kids always ask me how I do my vocals and here it is... the vocals studio report for our new album 'Monolith of Inhumanity'. As you can see, polar bear pajama pants and a really stupid haircut really help me achieve those pitches needed to push the melodic high vocals over the top. You will also find there actually are no 'pirate' influences in the studio. Nor any ninjas, vampires, zombies or Chuck Norris paraphernalia in there either so sit down, shut up and smell the farts… there's at least two of 'em in there if you listen closely…"
More cowbell is announced in the form of their upcoming 'Summers Shockwave Festival Tour', which also sees the likes of Voivod, Fear Factory, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning and Forged In Flame take to the battlefront. Tickets are on sale now and Cattle Decapitation will return to Europe in August including three UK dates
Tour Dates with Incantation + Hatesphere
14th LEEDS – The Well
15th GLASGOW – Ivory Blacks
16th LONDON – Underworld
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