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Formed: 1996
From: Krosno, Poland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Decapitated News

Below is our complete Decapitated news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Decapitated In Legal Dispute With Earache

Although currently signed to Nuclear Blast, the back catalog from Decapitated is owned by Earache Records, and a legal dispute between the band and label has caused the group's early material to be pulled from online streaming services.

The Polish death metal band comments:

"Decapitated advises that they have resolved to take long-overdue action to redress various legal, copyright and financial disputes with their former label Earache Records.

"In response, Earache has removed from streaming sites the band’s entire catalogue of music released by Earache.

"Although it is not their doing, Decapitated apologises to their fans for any disappointment and inconvenience and hopes that matters can be resolved as soon as possible. We will keep you informed as to developments and thank you sincerely for your continuing loyalty, support and goodwill."

Decapitated's latest full-length release "Blood Mantra" (reviewed here) dropped back in 2014. More...

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Soulfly Announces Tour With Soilwork, Decapitated

Metal icons Soulfly will embark on a monumental North American headlining tour starting September 30th in Los Angeles, CA. The band will be supporting upcoming vicious new release "Archangel," which was produced by Matt Hyde and will be released on August 14th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Joining on this epic campaign are Swedish melodic-death metal visionaries Soilwork, Polish technical death metallers Decapitated, and newcomer Shattered Sun.

“This is a great package and brutal lineup,” commented Soulfly frontman Max Cavalera. “I personally am a fan of all these bands and it’s an honor to have them touring with us! See you in the pit!” More...

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Dischordia Streaming Decapitated Cover

Following the release of a genre-bending cover of Thrice's "All The World Is Mad," Dischordia has unveiled the second cut off upcoming new covers EP, "Sources."

Check out Dischordia's version of the Decapitated track "Three Dimensional Defect" below.

"Sources shows where Dischordia's influences clearly came from," says Dean Martinetti, Media Manager for Rogue Records America. "The influence is there, but in true Dischordia style, they pull it together in their own unique way."

Sources will be released entirely for free on March 17th through Rogue Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Three Dimensional Defect ­- Written by Decapitated
2. All The World Is Mad ­- Written by Thrice
3. Sugar Coated Sour ­- Written by The Dillinger Escape Plan
4. Don’t Go Into That Barn -­ Written by Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan More...

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Suffocation And Decapitated Announces Live Shows

The death metal masters from Suffocation and Decapitated are teaming up for a co-headlining showdown in Australia and New Zealand. Nuclear Blast Records comments:

"Without any argument, New York’s Suffocation are known for their style of fusing aspects of technical modern metal with the percussive, brutal attack of classic death metal which prove they proudly stand well above the myriads of metal bands in the world today.

"Since their inception way back in 1988, Suffocation have been terrorizing stages across the globe for 25+ years with a backlog of explosively brutal cuts such as Pierced From Within, As Grace Descends, Thrones Of Blood, Infecting The Crypts, Breeding The Spawn and Effigy Of The Forgotten that violently bludgeon your senses while making you bang your head to the uber-groove with technical and precise guitar wizardry melded together with a bone crushing rhythm section and savagely fierce vocal assault, the band proves with every show why they are as well respected as they are. Just listen to their latest album Pinnacle Of Bedlam and you will see what we mean."

Thu 30th April – Christchurch – DuxLive
Fri 1st May – Wellington – Bodega
Sat 2nd May – Auckland – Kings Arms
Wed 6th May – Adelaide – The Gov
Thu 7th May – Brisbane – The HiFi
Fri 8th May – Sydney – The Manning Bar
Sat 9th May – Melbourne – Corner Hotel
Sun 10th May – Perth – The Rosemount Hotel More...

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Housecore Horror Film Festival Day 2

Michigan psyche doom-death group, Acid Witch opened day two on Midway’s outdoor stage. After a night of barely any sleep, I didn’t arrive in time to catch their set. It’s a shame because they were one of the bands I wanted to see. I heard a burst of guitar notes from tech-death metallers Archspire but only as I pulled into the venue. The first part of this day would be spent around the press tent conducting interviews with Napalm Death and Gwar. This included missing most of the set from Polish death metal veterans Decapitated, whose late coming was the apparent reason for Midway being behind on time. The day before their appearance at Housecore the group had totaled their van. I’m not sure how they made it to Austin, but they were there and played a full set. More...

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Blastfest Announces Final Band Confirmations

The organizers of the Blastfest have checked in with the following announcement about final band confirmations:

"The lineup announcements had to come to an end eventually and Blastfest has now revealed the final three bands for the main lineup. But that’s not to say what you see on the burgeoning Blastfest poster is all that’s happening. No, no, no, there will be more!

"There’s already a lineup that would bring tears to the eyes of even the toughest metalhead with bands such as Demilich, Satyricon, Decapitated, Paradise Lost, At The Gates & Moonsorrow... and just last week a cruise up the Norwegian fjords with live bands was announced as part of the first days festivities. We still have to hear more… the clinics, the stand up comedy, the exhibitions, and lots more have yet to be revealed!

"For now, let’s leave this here… Sweden’s Uppsala upstarts, the black metal powerhouse, the entity of its own who released possibly their best work to date just last year with ‘The Hunt’, yes, the mighty Watain have been announced as another Blastfest 2015 headliner. The festival has also welcomed Austria’s sickest death metal export Schrinec Plays Pungent Stench and Bergens blackened deaththrash horde Grimfist." More...

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Decapitated Discusses Latest Van Crash

Decapitated singer Rafal "Rasta" Piotrowski talked to the MetalSucks podcast at Housecore Horror Film Festival this weekend, just one day after the band was involved in another van accident.

In 2007, Decapitated was in a tragic tour bus accident, claiming the life of drummer Witold “Vitek” Kieltyka and leaving vocalist Adrian “Covan” Kowanek with limb paralysis.

New vocalist Rafal stated: “I’m used to it because a couple of years ago, like three years ago, we had a [plane] landing without wheels. This band is professional at accidents. We try to make jokes about it.”

This interview can be streamed over at Metal Sucks here. More...

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Decapitated Crashes Van On Tour

Decapitated has been on the road supporting the new album "Blood Mantra" (reviewed here) but the festivities were almost stopped due to a vehicle crash. The band comments:

"Decapitated was involved in a serious van accident on Friday afternoon on their way to a show in House of Blues, New Orleans, LA. We are all ok (two persons were hospitalized and released after a few hours) and we will continue our tour with American Sharks and GWAR. This time we were lucky."

Be sure to let the Decapitated lads know you are glad they are alright at the band's Facebook profile, and you can also check out the group's new music video for "Instinct" at this location. More...

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"Here's the Metal" Compilation For Free Download

A free "Here's the Metal - October 2014" compilation has been released on Google Play. Unfortunately, you need a Google Play account and valid payment method to download this free compilation.

The "Here's the Metal - October 2014" tracklisting is as follows:

1. A Greater Sense of Self (4:01) by Fit For A King
2. Chaos Royale (3:39) by Sister Sin
3. Puppets 3 (The Grand Finale) [feat. Dani Filth] (4:15) by Motionless In White
4. Slaves (4:53) by 1349
5. This Is the Time (Ballast) (3:40) by Nothing More
6. Exitium (Anthem of the Living) (4:53) by Sanctuary
7. The Hands That Bled (4:05) by Darkness Divided
8. Everything's Gone (3:24) by In Flames
9. Do Not Look Down (4:56) by Meshuggah
10. Blood in Blood Out (3:42) by Exodus
11. Moth (4:51) by HELLYEAH
12. The Blasphemous Psalm to the Dummy God Creation (2:31) by Decapitated
13. Animal Mother (4:57) by Today Is The Day

You can download the compilation here.

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Satyricon To Headline Blastfest

The organizers of the Blastfest have announced the first headlining act as none other than Satyricon, commenting:

"Yes, you did in fact read that right, Norway's Satyricon have been announced as the Saturday headliner at Blastfest.

"And that’s not all! The festival has also announced another 8 bands including 3 of the best from Britain, black metallers Winterfylleth, stoner doom hard rockers Orange Goblin and Falloch from Glasgow, Scotland.

"The latest announcement also includes Kall, Naer Mataron, Aspherium, Purple Hill Witch, all very much forces of reckoning in their respective fields. Blastfest has also booked its very first covers band, Bergen's very own Motörhead tribute act Bömbers, whom have been approved by Lemmy Kilmister himself.

"It will be cold and it will be extreme! Held in the beautiful city of Bergen, Blastfest is offering one of the, if not thee, finest extreme metal line-ups of 2015. Acts already announced include Paradise Lost, Decapitated, Primordial, Rotting Christ, Destruction and Asphyx with many more yet to be announced." More...

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Blastfest Expands To Four Days

Blastfest will be held from the 18th - 21st of February 2015 in Bergen, Norway. The organizers of the festival have now checked in with the following announcement about expanding with new band confirmations:

"It is official, Blastfest will be even bigger! With very positive results and excitement of a recent poll, the Bergen, Norway festival have decided 3 days of metal madness wasn’t enough and have expanded the festival into a 4 day event with a total of 60 bands! That’s 4 days, 4 venues, and 60 bands! Yes. 60 BANDS! The festival is now running from Wednesday February 18th to Saturday February 21st.

"And that’s not just the only announcement the festival will make today because just like the recent spate of updates the festival are keeping form and have just confirmed another 4 bands to the already exploding poster! So without further adieu, we are pleased to report the addition of true Norwegian black metal veterans Gehenna, British symphonic black metallers Hecate Enthroned, Norwegian death metal titans Blood Red Throne and death thrashers Wyruz!"

The currently announced lineup is as follows:

Alfahanne | Asphyx | At The Gates | Baptism | Blood Red Throne | Bolzer | Borknagar | Byfrost | Craft | Crib45 | Cryptopsy | Dark Funeral | Dark Tranquility | Dead To This World | Decapitated | Demilich | Den Saakaldte | Djevelkult | Destroyer 666 | Destruction | Endstille | Esoteric | Finntroll | Gehenna | Hecate Enthroned | Impaled Nazarene | Melechesh | Moonsorrow | Morgoth | Paradise Lost | Primordial | Rotting Christ | Samael | Sarke | Sarkom | Satan | Saturnus | The Sickening | Tortorum | Tsjuder | Vallenfyre | Wyruz + more yet to be announced.

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Decapitated Releases "Instinct" Music Video

Polish technical death metal wizards Decapitated released a new music video for the track "Instinct." The song appears on the latest album "Blood Mantra" - which dropped just this week in the United States via Nuclear Blast Records. Our review of the album at this location.

Check out "Instinct" here:

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Decapitated Streaming Full Album

Decapitated's new album "Blood Mantra" is seeing release today in Europe, with the North American version to drop on September 30th.

You can check our our review of the album right here, and today you can also stream the entire release online. Check it out below, thanks to Metal Hammer. The track listing is as follows:

01. Exiled In Flesh
02. The Blasphemous Psalm To The Dummy God Creation
03. Veins
04. Blood Mantra
05. Nest
06. Instinct
07. Blindness
08. Red Sun
Digipak Bonus-Track:
09. Moth Defect More...

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Decapitated Posts Album Trailer

The Polish death metal monsters from Decapitated just released a second preview for new album "Blood Mantra" (reviewed here).

Check out the clip below to hear 30 second preview of four tracks off the release. You can also hear the full title track via a lyric video at this location.

The new album "Blood Mantra" will be released this coming September 26th (Europe), September 29th (U.K.), and September 30th, 2014 (U.S.) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The full "Blood Mantra" track listing is as follows:

01. Exiled In Flesh
02. The Blasphemous Psalm To The Dummy God Creation
03. Veins
04. Blood Mantra
05. Nest
06. Instinct
07. Blindness
08. Red Sun
Digipak Bonus-Track:
09. Moth Defect More...

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Decapitated Posts Lyric Video

Polish death metal band Decapitated today releases a new lyric video for the title track to upcoming album "Blood Mantra."

Check out the new clip below, and you can also read our review of the album at this location.

"Blood Mantra" will be released this coming September 26 (Europe), September 29th (U.K.), and September 30th, 2014 (U.S.) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Exiled In Flesh
2. The Blasphemous Psalm To The Dummy God Creation
3. Veins
4. Blood Mantra
5. Nest
6. Instinct
7. Blindness
8. Red Sun
9. Moth Defect (Bonus Track) (Digipak Edition) More...

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Housecore Horror Film Fest Announces Day Schedule

Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s groundbreaking horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival, has just released individual day tickets! On a tight schedule? Dying to see that one special band? Mean old boss won't let you have the whole weekend off? Never fear, HHFF is here for you! It’s all going down at Emo’s in Austin, TX, right before Halloween, between the unhallowed dates of October 23-26, 2014; tickets for each show are now available, as well as the Combo and Music badges. More...

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Housecore Horror Announces Special TCM Luncheon

Ever wonder what it would be like to be held hostage in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre house and break bread with the craziest family in horror history? Have you always dreamed of eating in the same room as Leatherface?! Well, the fiendish ghouls from the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival would love to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to make your nightmare a reality!

On Saturday, October 25th, for the first time in 40 years, the entire cast of TXCM will return to the Grand Central Café in Kingsland, Texas, 90 minutes outside of Austin,to spend an afternoon at the actual Texas Chain Saw Massacre house. In addition, they will be joined by the cast of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2,as well as HHFF co-founders heavy metal legend Philip H. Anselmo and best-selling true crime author, Corey Mitchell. More...

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Decapitated Posts Preview Of Tracks Off New Album

The Polish death metal monsters in Decapitated just released a preview for their upcoming new album "Blood Mantra."

Check out the clip below to hear 30 second preview clips of the album's first four songs. "Blood Mantra" will be released on Sept. 26 (EU), Sept. 29 (UK), and Sept. 30, 2014 (US) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Exiled In Flesh
2. The Blasphemous Psalm To The Dummy God Creation
3. Veins
4. Blood Mantra
5. Nest
6. Instinct
7. Blindness
8. Red Sun
9. Moth Defect (Bonus Track) (Digipak Edition) More...

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Blastfest Confirms Finntroll, Moonsorrow, And More

Norway’s Blastfest has just unveiled another seven great reasons why you need to book the 19th – 21st of February 2015 off work.

Today the festival organizers announce the addition of seven more bands to the billing including Finnish folk metal upstarts Finntroll, melodic black metal sextet Moonsorrow and Ireland’s men of myth Primordial. Also confirmed today are Djevelcult, Tortorum, Crib 45, and Morgoth.

The Bergen festival is only in its second year and previously announced acts such as At The Gates, Decapitated, Rotting Christ, Destruction and Asphyx for the 2015 edition. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Blastfest 2015 Announces New Bands

Bergen, Norway, former home of the legendary Hole In The Sky Festival and considered the black metal capital of the world, is now just under 6 months away from seeing a total extreme metal annihilation!

The second edition of Bergen’s new indoor metal festival, Blastfest, has already been launched with a remarkable lineup.

The 2015 lineup includes the brutal force of Poland’s own Decapitated, Sweden's Craft, the Canadian death institution of Cryptopsy, and Finnish black metal kings, Impaled Nazarene, to name a few.

With still 20 more bands to come, today the festival organizers announce the addition of At The Gates, Dark Funeral, Rotting Christ, Demilich, Sarke, Destruction, Saturnus, Endstille, and Borknagar. More...

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