Tuesday, May 30, 2023


Behold! This is the complete panoramic sleeve artwork for Cattle Decapitation's new album, "Terrasite." This awesome mixed-media illustration was created by American illustrator, Wes Benscoter , who has been collaborating with the American Extreme Metal band for more than two decades.

The band explains that the cover's creature is the aforementioned "Terrasite—a.k.a., Blattodea Humanis Immortalis, a.k.a., 'Earth-eater, molting from its ootheca as others are beginning to awaken to their new lives. Having endured the tortuous existence of being a Homosapien, they have now re-emerged into a new world, frightened, saddened, confused, PISSED. Re-birthed as a novel variant of human disease, now adapted to the hellish landscape their former lives helped create in order to continue to finish the utter ravaging of its home planet, Earth. As they say...life finds a way."
Notice that this the artwork also features additional creatures and the monolith that has appeared in most of the band's album covers since 2012's "Monolith Of Inhumanity."

"Terrasite" is now available through Metal Blade Records.
See more of Wes Benscoter's works at http://www.wesbenscoter.com/
Discover more stories about Heavy Metal album covers in the books And Justice For Art available at www.andjusticeforart.bigcartel.com

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