As reported by Metal Hammer, during a recent stop on the Pantera tour, band bassist Rex Brown was unable to perform due to being ill; however, filling in for the role of Pantera bassist was none other than Cattle Decapitation member Derek Engemann. This show took place in Santiago, Chile.
Along with playing bass in Cattle Decapitation, Engemann also plays in two Phil Anselmo-related projects: Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals and Scour. Thanks to Pantera tribute drummer Charlie Benante, we have some footage of this recent performance for you to check out.
What do you think of Cattle Decapitation’s bassist filling in as the Pantera tribute bassist? We hope Rex recovers soon and can return to playing with the rest of the band.
Speaking of the death-grind act… this year marks the 10-year anniversary since the release of their fifth studio album Monolith Of Inhumanity. Personally, this is one of our favorite metal albums of the past decade, so we wrote a special feature covering some wild details about the album. In that feature, we wrote about a controversial music video the band put together and much more. You can check out the full feature by following the link below, but we have also included an excerpt for you as well:
“2001 A Space Odyssey Meets Death Metal
While not meant to represent a concept for the album, the album’s cover art is a brilliant nod to a classic science fiction movie
For you metalheads who happen to be film buffs, you may have already noticed what classic science fiction movie the Cattle Decapitation album cover of Monolith Of Inhumanity is paying tribute to. That of the apes and black object in the background are a nod to that of the 1968 Stanley Kubrick movie 2001 A Space Odyssey.
The album cover as a whole is meant to represent a future where humanity has devolved, where pollution and human ignorance have overtaken what good there was in life. While the movie and Cattle Decapitation album are very different in what they are exploring, they are both works of art examining humanity – each looking to the future in some existential sense.”
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