San Diego-based Cave Bastard has released “Massacre Reaction,” from their debut album The Bleak Shall Devour The Earth. The band is made up of former and current members of Cattle Decapitation, Gutrot, Ritual Torture, Bridge Jumper, Temblad, and others.

Commenting on the new single, the band said, “The inspiration behind ‘Massacre Reaction’ is what has been an ongoing occurrence over the last seventy years carried out by the United States government: bombing campaigns abroad. The idea of a chain reaction of massacres; each one complimenting the last in a never-ending cycle, and the effects of such mass carnage of those whom suffer from it. The insane idea that a small group of people can decide who dies in massive quantities in other parts of the world seemingly at the same time in hopes of curing a problem, hence the line that appears in the song, ‘Decide who dies; consequence of ignorance; Massacre Reaction: Bombs Away!’ It’s understood that’s been a part of modern warfare for as long as it’s existed, but even more incredible and appalling that the US has bombed at least seven countries we are not at war with over the last ten years with no end in sight.”