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Origin Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genres Heavy metal, doom metal, sludge metal
Years active 1993–2001
Labels Hydrahead
Past members Joe Capizzi (guitar)
Eddie Ortiz (bass guitar & vocals)
Sean McCann
Matt Pavese
Javier Villegas (bass)
Pasquale Reca
Harley Flanagan (drums)
Mike Dossantos
Neil Westgate
Nathan Bennett
Donato Fornabaio
Craig Pillard
David Cruz (drums)
David Witte (drums)
Paul Pavlovich (vocals).

Cattlepress was an American heavy metal band from Brooklyn, New York. They began life billed as Sin, founded by erstwhile personnel from Nausea and Born Against. As Sin the band cut a split album with Spine Wrench before folding. However, the core of the band soon re-emerged as Cattlepress. A 1993 demo preceded the opening 1995 EP 'Showered In The Love Of The Abhorer'. A split album in union with Agoraphobic Nosebleed saw light of day on Bovine Records. The band ceased to be in 2001, but briefly reunited in 2007 for a benefit show.[1]

Their sound ranged from Melvin's-esque slowed down heavy metal, to straight ahead Grindcore, to convoluted, jazz breaks, most songs containing numerous time signatures shifts. The lyrical content was philosophical, inspired by such sources as Anton LaVey, Frederick Nietzsche, H.P. Lovecraft, The Necronomicon, and self-improvement guru Tony Robbins.[2] The band had a revolving line-up, especially drummers, but mainly with Joe Capizza and Eddie Ortiz, the latter briefly joining Candiria in 2006. Both members allied themselves with Hemlock's Lino Reca and Dim Mak drummer Brandon Thomas to found the Black Metal/ Thrash project The Dying Light.[3]


  • Splint/Crowskin EP (Slap-A-Ham Records) (1993)
  • Showered In The Love Of The Abhorer 7 (Devastating Soundworks Records) (1995)
  • Hordes To Abolish The Divine (Hydrahead Records)(1999)

Splits and Compilations[edit]

  • Cry Now, Cry Later, Volume 2 Double 7" Compilation (Theologian Records)
  • Step On A Crack Compilation (Soundviews/Go Kart Records)
  • 12" Split with Agoraphobic Nosebleed (Bovine Records)
  • Una De Gato, Cuerno De Vaca Double 7" Compilation Tee Pee Records)
  • 7" Split With Sloth


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