Cattle Decapitation originally formed in San Diego in 1996. The lineup featured David Astor on bass and Gabe Serbian on drums — both of whom were then also members of The Locust — as well as a guitarist/vocalist, who soon allegedly vanished without the other members knowing anything of his whereabouts. Seeking a replacement on vocals, the band turned to Travis Ryan. With Ryan on board, Astor moved from bass to drums, and Serbian moved from drums to guitar. This lineup quickly released two albums, the Human Jerky LP and the Homovore CD/LP.
San Diego death metal vets Cattle Decapitation have reissued their 1999 debut album Human Jerky on Three One G Records, the label run by Justin Pearson who at the time was also bandmates with Cattle Decapitation members Gabe Serbian and David Astor in The Locust. The reissue was remastered by Dave Otero and it's available on cassette, CD, and three limited vinyl variants: 500 “Unclogged” color vinyl, 300 “Ready For Spewage” color vinyl, and 200 “Cream of the Crop” color vinyl.