My 2011 with Travis Ryan of Cattle Decapitation

Travis Ryan looks backwards, forwards, and has a special deathgrind Xmas message for all MaF readers...

Greetings, Travis, and welcome to My 2011. We're all time poor these days, so on with the questions... What was the best album you bought this year?
Death In June - Nada Plus!

And what about the best album you’ve heard this year but somehow never got round to buying?
Soft Kill - An Open Door

Worst Album you bought this year?
With the internet, there is no such thing.

Live stuff now - who were the best band you saw live in 2011?
Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Your most exciting event of the year?
Godspeed You! Black Emperor concert

And, for a bit of ying to offset the yang - most yawn-inducing event of 2011?
Godspeed You! Black Emperor concert. Yep, I'm a weird one.

Now to the important stuff - what will you be drinking at Midnight on December 31 to see in 2012?
Probably Czechvar

Back to the music - who is your tip to break out of the underground and into the general consciousness in 2012?
Probably some really shitty, SHITTY band that sucks really, REALLY bad.

What does 2012 hold in store for you?
A new Cattle Decapitation album, a new Murder Construct album, an appearance on Soulfly's new album, a collaboration with Andrea Nebel for Aghast Manor (the new version of the seminal black ambient project Aghast), touring, touring, touring and more touring all over the world.

And finally, what is your Christmas message to the readers of Metal as Fuck?
When you are giving presents to your loved ones at Christmas, remember you are in turn celebrating the birth of a man who committed suicide on a fucking stick and a bunch of poets wrote about it which directly led to untold amounts of oppression, bloodshed and tyranny for thousands of years to come. Happy birthday, dickhead.