San Diego-based CAVE BASTARD – formed by ex/current members of Cattle Decapitation, Gutrot, Ritual Torture, Bridge Jumper, Temblad, and more – presents their monstrous debut LP, The Bleak Shall Devour The Earth, out this week through Accident Prone Records. Preceding its official release on Friday, Decibel Magazine is now streaming the entire album.
Unloading a brutalizing style of apocalyptic/dystopian metal, The Bleak Shall Devour The Earth was captured in October 2016 at Audio Design Studios in San Diego, recorded and mixed by legendary engine-ear, Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Brutal Truth, Cattle Decapitation) with assistant engineer Jordan Andreen, mastered at Trakworx by Justin Weis, and completed with artwork by Varises Otak.
CAVE BASTARD offers of the album’s release, “We’re stoked to have the album released through a prestigious label such as Accident Prone Records, and to have our first album to be added to the repertoire of legendary engine-ear, Billy Anderson. The art of Varises Otak truly represents our vision of The Bleak Shall Devour The Earth and matches the sound we were able to obtain with this recording. This album is the first chapter in the story of CAVE BASTARD, with each song having its own inspiration and meaning. However, they all have their proper places in tying that story together, and we welcome the listener to experience that vision… if they’re prepared for the void!”
Decibel Magazine issues of the album, “The Bleak Shall Devour The Earth is an absolutely furious album that draws from destructive deathgrind to doomed-out sludge, an intense debut LP to say the least.”
Stream CAVE BASTARD’s devastating The Bleak Shall Devour The Earth at Decibel RIGHT HERE.
The Bleak Shall Devour The Earth will see release on LP and digital formats on March 23rd via Accident Prone; find a huge array of preorder package options HERE.
CAVE BASTARD has booked several shows across Southern California in March and April, including an album release show for The Bleak Shall Devour The Earth in their hometown on April 19th, with more widespread tour actions to be announced.
CAVE BASTARD Live:
3/24/2018 Unfair Oaks – Pasadena, CA w/ Ruin, Short Temper, Barrage, Lost Lands
3/31/2018 The Blvd – Los Angeles, CA w/ Vale, Arachnigod, Anshelm
4/19/2018 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA *Release Show w/ Nukem, Bad Acid Trip, Beekeeper
Three-and-a-half years in the making, the debut full-length dark vision of CAVE BASTARD is ready to be unleashed. The album combines the band’s bleak imagery and outlook with devastatingly brutal riffs and earthmoving rhythms which set the tone for a voyage into the apocalypse. Featuring eight new songs bearing titles such as “Massacre Reaction,” “Trapped In A World Of Formlessness,” and “Purity Through Oblivion,” CAVE BASTARD draws you in to their void of chaos. CAVE BASTARD is the manifestation of atrocities, inhumanities, and corruption, and The Bleak Shall Devour The Earth is the first chapter in their tale of torment.