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

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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 Posts New Music Video Preview

Polish technical death metal band Decapitated posted a preview of the band's new music video for the track "Pest." The track appears on the band's latest LP "Carnival Is Forever," which was released in July 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records. The video will premiere on Metal Hammer Germany's website on March 20, 2012.

The video shoot took place on Friday, February 10th with Grupa 13 (Behemoth, Eluvetie, Sonata Artcica) and was directed by Dariusz Szermanowicz.

Check out the preview clip here:

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TV Report On Former Decapitated Singer Posted

A Polish TV report was recently posted about former Decapitated singer Adrian "Covan" Kowanek's medical condition. On October 29, 2007, Decapitated's tour van crashed while on tour in Russia, which left drummer Witek dead and Covan severely injured (See Metal Underground's report here and here).

After a reportedly "successful" neo-surgical procedure, a 36 hour pharmacological coma ended with Covan suffering a cardiac arrest and defused cerebral hypoxia due to medical negligence. Covan returned home after another six months of treatment in October 2008. Since then, Covan has made vast improvements, but still is unable to communicate and care for himself and requires 24 hour care.

The following TV report is in Polish, but English subtitles are available by clicking the "CC" button below the video's progress bar: More...

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Meshuggah To Tour North America With Decapitated

Swedish progressive metal icons Meshuggah have revealed that they will be returning to North American shores this coming May in support of its forthcoming new album "Koloss." Rounding out the bill are Polish death metal veterans Decapitated and American sludge-rockers Baroness. The currently announced dates for "The Ophidian Trek 2012" can be found below. Additional dates are currently pending and not confirmed.

4/29 Houston, TX - House of Blues
4/30 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
5/1 Austin, TX - Emo's
5/3 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
5/4 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
5/5 Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
5/6 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
5/8 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
5/9 Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo
5/11 Denver, CO - Odgen Theatre
5/13 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
5/15 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
5/16 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
5/17 Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
5/18 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
5/19 Worcester, MA - Palladium
5/20 Montreal, QC - Olympia de Montreal
5/22 Silver Springs, MD - The Fillmore
5/23 New York, NY - Terminal 5

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The Konsortium To Play Inferno 2012

Norwegian act The Konsortium is the latest band to be confirmed to play at the Inferno Festival 2012, which takes place from April 4th - 7th. For more details, head over to the festival's official website.

The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Decapitated Survives Plane Crash, Cancels Shows

Polish technical death metal band Decapitated has pulled out of the upcoming Damnation Festival in Leeds and the Aalborg Metal Festival due to a plane crash. Apparently, the band was on a flight back to Poland from the U.S. and was forced to make an emergency landing in Warsaw when landing gear failed. Miraculously, no one was killed.

Ulver has agreed to fill in by extending the band's set to 90 minutes.

The plane's landing was captured on video, and can be seen here:

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Fleshgod Apocalypse Posts Tour Video

Tommaso Riccardi (Fleshgod Apocalypse), Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka (Decapitated) and Bill Robinson (Decrepit Birth) have posted a video clip online inviting fans to their North American tour.

You can check out the clip below, or find dates for the tour by heading over to the Fleshgod Apocalypse Facebook profile here.

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Decapitated Announces More European Tour Dates

DECAPITATED is heading back on a tour of Europe this November and December for "The Decimation Of Europe Tour." Joining the band on tour are Belgian death metal legends ABORTED in their "Engineering The Dead" Anniversary tour, DECREPIT BIRTH, CYANIDE SERENITY, and ARCHSPIRE.

Here are the European tour dates featuring Decapitated with guests:

Thursday 17th November - Germany / Essen @ Turock
Friday 18th November - Netherland / Arnhem @ Willemeen
Saturday 19th November - Netherland / Rotterdam @ Baroeg
Sunday 20th November - Belgium / Louvain La Neuve @ Mass Deathtruction Festival
Monday 21st November - Flensburg / Germany @ Roxy Concerts
Tuesday 22nd November - Denmark / Copenhagen @ The Rock
Sunday 27th November - Czech / Prague @ Exit Chmelnice
Monday 28th November - Slovenia, Ljubljana @ Menza Pri Koritu
Tuesday 6th December - France / Toulon @ Vox
Wednesday 7th December - France / Montpellier @ Secret Place
Thursday 8th December - Spain / Barcelona @ tba
Friday 9th December - Spain / Durango - Bizkaia @ Plateruenea
Saturday 10th December - Portugal / Braga @ Bracara Extreme Fest
Monday 12th December - France / Toulouse @ tba
Tuesday 13th December - France / Lyon @ tba
Wednesday 14th December - France / Nantes @ Ferailleur
Thursday 15th December - France / Paris @ Glazart
Sunday 18th December - Germany / Darmstadt @ Steinbruch Theater

More tour dates are to be announced.

Decapitated recently released their newest opus, "Carnival Is Forever" via their new label Nuclear Blast. This, their fifth studio album, was produced by Waclaw 'Vogg' Kieltyka, sound engineered by Arkadiusz 'Malta' Malczewski , with drums recorded and album mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (BEHEMOTH, MESHUGGAH, DIMMU BORGIR, KEEP OF KALESSIN).

Decapitated is currently on a short run of Balkan tour dates, with the following remaining dates:

Monday 12.09 - Beograd / Serbia @ Club Ciklon
Tuesday 13.09 - Sarajevo / Bosnia Herzegovina @ Sloga Cinemas/Mehmed Spahe
Wednesday 14.09 - Sofia / Bulgaria @ The Box
Thursday 15.09 - Athens / Greece @ An Club
Friday 16.09 - Thessaloniki / Greece @ Eightball Club
Saturday 17.09 - Bucharest / Romania @ Club Wings
Sunday 18.09 - Cluj Napoca / Romania @ Euphoria Music Hall

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"Metal For The Masses" Volume 9 Details Revealed

On September 13th, Century Media will release the "Metal For The Masses Volume 9" compilation exclusively through Hot Topic. The release consists of three discs and 48 tracks.

"We're very excited to be putting out the 9th installment of the Metal For The Masses series," says Century Media President, Don Robertson. "This low priced Hot Topic exclusive has been a very important sampler of our artists for the last decade and has proven to be a great way to give the metal community a chance to discover new music."

The track listing is as follows:

Disc One (The Century Family)
1 - Winds of Plague - California
2 - Vampires Everywhere! - Carnage At The Castle
3 - Suicide Silence - You Only Live Once
4 - Architects (UK) - Day In Day Out
5 - iwrestledabearonce - Karate Nipples
6 - Demolisher - Two Sided Coin
7 - Arsonists Get All The Girls - Will Someone Please Turn Down the Ocean
8 - Earth Crisis - Total War
9 - Suffer Well - For Today, For Yesterday, For Everyday
10 - The Devastated - The Devil's Messenger
11 - Arch Enemy - Bloodstained Cross
12 - Turisas - The Great Escape
13 - Deicide - How Can You Call Yourself a God?
14 - 7 Horns 7 Eyes - Vindicator
15 - TesseracT - Eden

Disc Two (Nuclear Blast America)
1 - Decapitated - Homo Sum
2 - All Shall Perish - There's Nothing Left
3 - Symphony X - The End Of Innocence
4 - Sepultura - Kairos
5 - Lock Up - Brethren Of The Pentagram
6 - Belphegor - Impaled Upon The Tongue Of Satan
7 - Hell - On Earth As It Is In Hell
8 - Destruction - Hate Is My Fuel
9 - World Under Blood - God Among The Waste
10 - Korpiklaani - Tequila
11 - Agnostic Front - My Life My Way
12 - Graveyard - Ain't Fit To Live Here
13 - While Heaven Wept - Destroyer Of Solace
14 - Before The Dawn - Deathstar
15 - Sylosis - Empyreal
16 - Pain - Dirty Woman
17 - Origin - Expulsion of Fury
18 - Amorphis - You I Need
19 - Scar Symmetry - Extinction Mantra More...

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Decapitated Announces Balkan Tour Dates

Decapitated will be hitting the Balkans this September in support of the new album "Carnival is Forever" (reviewed here). The band's fifth studio album was produced by Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka, sound engineered by Arkadiusz "Malta" Malczewski, with drums recorded and album mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (Behemoth, Meshuggah, Dimmu Borgir).

The upcoming tour dates are as follows:

Friday 09.09 - Istanbul / Turkey @ Unirock Open Air 2011
Saturday 10.09 - Wien / Austria @ Escape Metal Corner
Sunday 11.09 - Zagreb / Croatia @ Medika
Monday 12.09 - Beograd / Serbia @ Club Ciklon
Tuesday 13.09 - Sarajevo / Bosnia Herzegovina @ Sloga Cinemas/Mehmed Spahe
Wednesday 14.09 - Sofia / Bulgaria @ The Box
Thursday 15.09 - Athens / Greece @ An Club
Friday 16.09 - Thessaloniki / Greece @ Eightball Club
Saturday 17.09 - Bucharest / Romania @ Club Wings
Sunday 18.09 - Cluj Napoca / Romania @ Euphoria Music Hall

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Hails And Horns Giving Away Free Summer Comp

Not new, but it's never too late to get free music: Like Hails and Horns on Facebook to download their 27-song "Screams of Summer Comp 2011."

The "Screams of Summer Comp 2011" tracklisting is as follows:

1. SUICIDE SILENCE – “You Only Live Once”
2. ARCH ENEMY – “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone”
3. JUNGLE ROT – “Rise And Revolt”
4. RED FANG – “Wires”
5. ROTTEN SOUND – “Self”
6. ALL SHALL PERISH – “Divine Illusion”
7. WARBRINGER – “Living Weapon”
8. AFTER THE BURIAL – “Sleeper”
9. AMORPHIS – “You I Need”
10. BLACKGUARD – “Firefight”
11. PATHOLOGY – “Code Injection”
12. OBSCURA – “Euclidean Elements”
13. RINGS OF SATURN – “Seized And Devoured”
14. THE FRANCESCO ARTUSATO PROJECT – “Gardens Of Yama”
15. PERIPHERY – “Frak The Gods”
16. CYNIC – “Wheels Within Wheels”
17. FINNTROLL – “Solsagan”
18. WORLD UNDER BLOOD – “God Amongst The Waste”
19. LOCK UP – “Life Of Devastation”
20. EXHUMED – “Funereality”
21. TOXIC HOLOCAUST – “Judgment Awaits You”
22. BENIGHTED – “Let The Blood Spill Between My Broken Teeth”
23. SEPTIC FLESH – “The Vampire From Nazareth”
24. DECAPITATED – “Homo Sun”
25. GENERAL SURGERY – “The Succulent Aftermath Of A Subdural”
26. WATAIN – “Reaping Death”
27. HAMMERFALL – “One More Time”

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Mountains Of Death Running Order Revealed

The complete band lineup and running order for the Mountains of Death festival, which takes place in Switzerland from August 18th - 20th, have now been revealed. The order is as follows:

Donnerstag, 18. August
21.00 - 21.30 Oral Fistfuck (CH)
21.50 - 22.20 Absorb (DE)
22.40 - 23.20 Impure (ES)
23.45 - 00.45 Krisiun (BR)
01.05 - 01.40 Putrid Pile (US)
02.00 - 02.40 Rectal Smegma (NL)


Freitag, 19. August
13:45 - 14:15 Cremation (CH)
14:30 - 15:00 Embalming Theatre (CH)
15:15 - 15:45 Insain (FR)
16:05 - 16:35 Perverse Dependence (RU)
16:55 - 17:25 Amputated (UK)
17:45 - 18:25 Disentomb (AU)
18:45 - 19:25 Degrade (SE)
19:45 - 20:30 Defeated Sanity (DE)
20:50 - 21:35 Abysmal Torment (MT)
22:05 - 23:05 To Violently Vomit (US)
23:35 - 00:35 Decapitated (PL)
01:05 - 01:45 Viscera Trail (IL)
02:00 - 02:40 Fubar (NL) More...

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Mountains Of Death Festival Lineup Announced

The organizers of the upcoming Mountains of Death festival have checked in with the following update about the band lineup:

"The following bands are completing the line-up of Mountains of Death 2011: Incinerate (US), Modus Delicti (IT), To Violently Vomit (US), and Putrid Pile (US).

"All those who are giving themselves the trouble to check out the links on the billing list might wonder about the myspace address of To Violently Vomit... behind this name stands nobody less than the singular, legendary and since 1992 acitve Disgorge from San Diego... or at least the greater part of them! All the rest about disturbances and stories about the band you can read at another place and would go beyond the scope of this note.

"Almost unavoidable, there are some line-up changes. The following bands are not able to play: Ancient Necropsy (CO) and Ingurgitating Oblivion (DE)"

The festival takes place from August 18th - 20th in Switzerland, with full details available here. The complete lineup for Mountains of Death is now as follows: More...

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Decapitated Announces North American Tour Dates

Polish technical death metallers DECAPITATED will return to North America a headlining run this fall in support of their new album "Carnival Is Forever" (reviewed here). The album was released on July 12th and had the highest first week sales of the band’s career with over 2,100 copies sold.

DECAPITATED guitarist Wacek "Vogg" Kieltyka checks in about the upcoming 26 shows in the U.S., México, and Canada:

“I’m here to tell everybody that the tour starts the 30th of September and we will play the biggest cities through the 30th of October. This tour is together with death metal beasts Decrepit Birth, new death metal visionaries from Italy Fleshgod Apocalypse, and two new acts Rings of Saturn and The Haarp Machine. It will be a great death metal party for sure!!! DO NOT MISS THIS!!!!!!!! On this tour we will play every song from the new album Carnival Is Forever together with old classics.”

Here are the 2011 Carnival Is Forever North American tour dates:

09/30/11 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
10/01/11 Kingdom - Richmond, VA
10/02/11 The Acheron - Atlanta, GA
10/03/11 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
10/05/11 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
10/06/11 TBA
10/07/11 Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
10/08/11 SOMA - San Diego, CA
10/09/11 Foro Alicia - Mexico City, MÉXICO
10/10/11 The Whisky - Hollywood, CA
10/11/11 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
10/12/11 Branx - Portland, OR
10/14/11 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
10/15/11 Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, B.C. - CANADA
10/16/11 Republik - Calgary, AB - CANADA
10/17/11 The Exchange - Regina, SK - CANADA
10/18/11 Park Theater - Winnipeg, MB - CANADA
10/20/11 Miramar Theatre - Milwaukee, WI
10/21/11 Mojoe's - Joliet, IL
10/22/11 Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
10/23/11 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
10/24/11 Opera House - Toronto, ON - CANADA
10/26/11 Club Soda - Montreal, QC - CANADA
10/27/11 Gramercy Theater - New York, NY
10/28/11 The Reverb - Reading, PA
10/29/11 Saints & Sinners Fest - Asbury Park, NJ
10/30/11 Jaxx - Springfield, VA

Produced by DECAPITATED guitarist Wacek "Vogg" Kieltyka and sound engineered by Malta Arkadiusz Malczewski, "Carnival Is Forever" is the follow-up to 2006’s "Organic Hallucinosis." Drums & mixing duties on the new album were handled by Daniel Bergstrand (Behemoth, Meshuggah, Dimmu Borgir).

The special edition digi-pak version of "Carnival Is Forever" features different artwork and a bonus in-Studio "Making Of" DVD.

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Metalhit.com Offering Free Unreleased Songs

Metalhit.com is currently offering free downloads of a series of upcoming unreleased tracks. Head over to this location to snag your free songs. The songs currently available for download are as follows:

Denial Fiend: "Flesh Coffin"
Revocation: "Cradle Robber"
The Konsortium: "Under the Black Flag"
Decapitated: "404"
Hot Graves: "Baphomet's Revenge"
Obsequiae: "The Wounded Fox"
Skalmold: "Kvadning"
Trials: "Hammer"
Obsessor: "Obsession"
Cianide: "Idolator"
Hexentanz: "Mark of the Witch"

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Evile Confirmed For Damnation Festival 2011

The organizers of Great Britain's Damnation Festival, which will take place on November 5th at Leeds University Union in Leeds, England, have announced four more additions for this year's edition of the event. British thrasher Evile will be performing at the festival, as will new confirmations Turisas, Xerath and A Man Called Catten.

You can check out a poster featuring the updated lineup below. More...

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Decapitated Posts New Song Online

Polish death metal outfit Decapitated has posted a new song online entitled, "Homo Sum." The song is currently streaming on the Guitar World website and you can listen to the track by clicking here. The song will appear on the group's forthcoming new studio album, "Carnival Is Forever," which will be released via Nuclear Blast Records on July 12th in North America, with a European release of July 15th to follow.

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Decapitated Posts "Carnival Is Forever" Teaser

Decapitated has announced the band's new album "Carnival Is Forever" is due out on July 12th (North America) and July 15th, 2011 (Europe) via Nuclear Blast Records. A preview of the album has now been posted online and can be heard in the player below.

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More Bands Announced For Damnation Festival

The organizers of the Damnation Festival have checked in with the following update about adding more bands to the lineup:

"Reformed industrial metal pioneers Godflesh head up the latest bookings for Damnation Festival 2011. Joining them at Leeds University Union on Bonfire Night, Saturday, November 5 will be post-rockers God is an Astronaut, who top the third stage and the atmospheric black metal their fellow Irishmen Altar of Plagues.

"The three bands expand on the already diverse bill for 2011's finest UK metal event, so far boasting Ulver, Decapitated, Doom, Amplifier, Shining, Dragged Into Sunlight and Astrohenge, with main stage headliners amongst the many more still to be announced."

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Decapitated Announces New Album Track Listing

Polish metal act Decapitated has announced "Carnival Is Forever" as the name for the band's fifth studio album and Nuclear Blast debut. The track listing for Carnival Is Forever is as follows:

1. The Knife
2. United
3. Carnival Is Forever
4. Homo Sum
5. 404
6. A View From A Hole
7. Pest
8. Silence

The album will be released in Europe on July 15th by Nuclear Blast Records. The band will self-release the album in Poland. Guitarist and founding member Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka also commented on the album title and cover art by Lukasz Jaszak:

“Carnival: war, rape, lies, pathology, evil displayed through certain events and situations of the latest years in the world. Is Forever - I guess it doesn't need explaining. Both the text and the title are bitterly ironic. The art is very intriguing and quite strange for a metal album but surely staying in memory. A vital thing is that it's a photo. We did not want any computer graphics this time or anything artificial or plastic. The same regards the production of the album. We had actually been thinking about getting a painting for the cover but unfortunately we couldn't do it. Maybe next time."

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Decapitated Reveals New Album Cover Art

Polish death metal veterans Decapitated have revealed the cover art for its forthcoming new album "Carnival Is Forever." Guitarist & founding member Waclaw Kieltyka commented on the cover art’s intent and photography by Lukasz Jaszak by saying;

"Very intriguing and quite strange for a metal album but surely staying in memory. A vital thing is that it's a photo. We did not want any computer graphics this time or anything artificial or plastic. The same regards the production of the album. We had actually been thinking about getting a painting for the cover but unfortunately we couldn't do it. Maybe next time"

You can view the album's cover art at this location.

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