NEWS: Bassist Derek Engemann Leaves Cattle Decapitation, Reforms Cast The Stone
It’s been a great journey, but I’m writing to let everyone know I have amicably parted ways with Cattle Decapitation. I’m very proud of the success we achieved together across the last two albums. In turn, I’m excited to focus my energy on the next upcoming Scour release, my reignited project Cast the Stone (HUGE news in the coming days), and the other big plans I have in the works. Thank you to everyone for the support, and I’ll see you at NAMM!
Speaking of the reunited band Cast The Stone, the band has announced recently that they have signed with Agonia Records. The label has sent out the following press release regarding the announcement.
Cast the Stone (feat. Misery Index, Cattle Decapitation and Scour members) sign with Agonia Records!
The US-based death/black metal act re-emerge with a new record deal. Cast The Stone first began in 2002 as the original project between guitarist Mark Kloeppel of Misery Index, bassist Derek Engemann of Scour and Cattle Decapitation and drummer Jesse Schobel of Legend/ex-Scour, prior to their departure into their current metal-scene mainstays. Rounded out by vocalist Andrew Huskey, the band will release new music in their original line-up in 2018.
Through years of successful touring and record creation within the membership’s other very well known projects, an attitude was fostered of “how would we do this now”? Cast The Stone returns not as some metal supergroup, but as a project of the original and purest intent of its membership. To be blunt, without Cast The Stone, the vast majority of the Misery Index discography, Cattle Decapitation’s seminal “Monolith of Inhumanity” and “The Anthropocene Extinction” albums, and Scour with Philip H. Anselmo, would not exist. Therefore, Cast The Stone has re-emerged to claim its rightful place in music history, as well as the future.
The band commented: “With Agonia Records at the helm, and the sheer pedigree of our membership in CAST THE STONE (MISERY INDEX, SCOUR, CATTLE DECAPITATION), we promise a stellar conjuring of darkness, and a steadfast willingness to churn limitless blackened hymns into the widening gyre”.