I Cattle Decapitation hanno annunciato la pubblicazione di Medium Rarities, compilation di rarità che vedrà la luce il 23 novembre per Metal Blade Records. L’album conterrà sei demo inedite precedenti a Human Jerky (1999) con il frontman Travis Ryan impegnato anche alla chitarra, la bonus track di To Serve Man (2002) intitolata “Rotting Children For Remote Viewing” e altre chicche (come i sei brani dello split con i Caninus del 2005) che coprono tutta la carriera più che ventennale della band.
Travis Ryan commenta: “Medium Rarities is a project we started about 10 years ago, and we’re thrilled to see it finally happen! In 2008, I started compiling unreleased tracks, import bonus tracks and 7″ releases for a rarities release – and even had the art created by the legendary Wes Benscoter, when we discovered that a key track was missing that we wanted to include on it. Our album To Serve Man had a bonus track ready in case there was a Japanese version released, but that never happened – and the band members’ copies of the track got lost, seemingly forever! We felt a rarities compilation released without that bonus track would be a weird idea, and so the project got shelved until recently. Heather Parsons of Metal Blade finally was able to unearth the track from an old disc that was tucked away in the Metal Blade vault! The lyrics to the song were unearthed along with it, and so we quickly got to work with compiling and mastering the rest. This is a nice, concise compilation of unreleased and hard-to-find tracks, complete with lyrics and cheeky vinyl color variant schemes, based on how people like their meat prepared. The European vinyl variants also resemble diseased meats…But my favorite part is the cassette, which was created to look like the vintage cassette releases we grew up on – complete with the old school Metal Blade axe logo! A lot of thought and work went into this release, and we are pleased to finally be able to present to you…Medium Rarities!”
Il primo estratto dalla compilation è “An Exposition of Insides”, precedentemente inclusa come bonus track nella versione giapponese di Monolith of Inhumanity (2012).
Di seguito l’elenco dei formati previsti per la compilation, la tracklist e l’artwork.
Vinili per il mercato europeo:
–”Pink Slime” – Pink w/White ‘Marble’ (ltd. to 200 copies)
–”Meat With Cancerous Tumour” – Red w/Yellow ‘Color in Color’ (ltd. to 200 copies)
–”Lymphocytic Meat” – Red w/White ‘Splatter’ (ltd. to 100 copies)
–”An Abnormal Amount of Excretion of Bile From Liver” – Orange w/Lime & Green ‘Splatter’ (ltd. to 100 copies)
–180g Black (ltd. to 300 copies)
1. Birth. Cancer. Death.
2. No Future
3. Chili Dispenser
4. The Recapitation of Cattle
5. Thrombosis All-In
6. Turn on the Masters
7. Tripas de Pepe
8. Vino de lo Sanguifero
9. Queso de Cabeza
10. Birth. Cancer. Death. (Unreleased Demo)
11. Diarrhea de Dahmer (Unreleased Demo)
12. Human Jerky (Unreleased Demo)
13. Thrombosis All-In (Unreleased Demo)
14. Colon Blo (Unreleased Demo)
15. Flesh-Eating Disease (Unreleased Demo)
16. Burnt to a Crisp
17. Sonny’s Burning
18. Rotting Children for Remote Viewing (Unreleased)
19. You People
20. World Full of Idiots
21. An Exposition of Insides
22. No Light and No Life
23. Cannibalistic Invasivorism