San Diego death-grind animal-loving misanthropes Cattle Decapitation have never been ones to shy from hot topics or controversy. Enter the band’s highly topical and highly tongue-in-cheek new music video for “Bring Back the Plague,” a standout ripper off the band’s crushing latest album, Death Atlas, which you can view below. “With the cancellation of our ironically titled ‘Europandemic Tour’ and social distancing recommendations set in place, we found ourselves with not much to do,” Cattle Decapitation vocalist Travis Ryan commented of the clip. “So we figured why not address the elephant in the room in the form of a music video for ‘Bring Back The Plague’ and just film it on our mobile phones instead of with an actual crew. Dave [McGraw] didn’t even have access to a drum kit and nobody is leaving their houses anyways so we decided to lighten the mood with a video.
“Everything from the band name to the lyrics to the merchandise to the imagery have always been heavily steeped in metaphors and irony always with tongue firmly in cheek,” he continued, “so this new video by David Hall at Uneasy Sleeper may just be our coup de grâce … for better, or for worse. Just don’t take it too seriously, we obviously didn’t.”
Ryan added on Facebook, “Covid-19, toilet paper, self-isolation, hand sanitizer, party people, some douche with tigers, TikTok dancing, face masks, boredom, video games, latex gloves, people fighting over some of these things, hand washing… find it all in the new Cattle Decapitation video for ‘Bring Back The Plague’! Filmed while bored as fuck during the Covid-19 pandemic …”