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From: Krosno, Poland
Last Known Status: Active
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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.
Polish death metal act Decapitated has revealed that it will be entering RG Studio in Gdansk, Poland on February 9, 2011 to begin the recording of its fifth studio album. The new album is set for a late 2011 release through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2006's "Organic Hallucinosis" will be produced by Wacek Kieltyka and engineered by Malta Arkadiusz Malczewski. Drums will be recorded with Daniel Bergstrand who will also handle the album's mixing duties.
Decapitated's as-yet-untitled new album was voted one of the "Top 25 Most Anticipated Albums of 2011" in Decibel magazine’s February 2011 issue which is available now.
Polish death metal veterans Decapitated have announced that it will be participating in the forthcoming edition of the Summer Breeze festival. Summer Breeze 2011 is set to take place between August 18th, 19th and 20th, 2011 in Dinkelsbuhl, Germany.
The confirmed line-up now includes:
HAIL OF BULLETS
Earache Records has posted the following commercial online to promote its new iPhone app. The iPhone app/video game, called "Earache Extreme Stage Diving," features the following tracklisting:
EVILE - Thrasher
AT THE GATES - Suicide Nation
BONDED BY BLOOD - Prison Planet
WHITE WIZZARD - Over the Top
OCEANO - District of Misery
THE HAUNTED - The World Burns
WORMROT - Born Stupid
DECAPITATED - Spheres of Madness
DEICIDE - Homage For Satan
BRUTAL TRUTH - Walking Corpse
European death metal veterans Decapitated have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Neurotic Deathfest. The festival is set to take place between April 29th and 30th, 2011 at 013 and MIDI theatre in Tilburg, Holland.
Neurotic Deathfest confirmed line-up:
A total of 42 bands will perform at the event on four stages.
Polish female-fronted goth metallers UNSUN, featuring ex-Vader guitarist Maurycy "Mauser" Stefanowicz, will release their sophomore album, "Clinic For Dolls," on October 12 via Armoury Records. The follow up to their 2008 "The End Of Life" debut was recorded at Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Vader etc.) in Bialystok (vocal tracks were recorded at Studio X in Olsztyn). UNSUN features ex-Vader guitarist Maurycy "Mauser" Stefanowicz, vocalist Annelyse “Aya” Stefanowicz’s, bassist Heinrich (Decapitated, Rootwater, Masachist, Vesania) and drummer Vaaver (Induki).
In preparation for the release, Plug In Music is currently streaming "Home," the seventh track off "Clinic For Dolls." Check it out here.
This year's edition of the Summer Slaughter tour has added some more dates for this year's version of the event. The tour features many top names from extreme metal including Polish death metal outfit Decapitated, as well as All Shall Perish, The Red Chord, The Faceless, Carnifex, Cephalic Carnage, Veil Of Maya, Decrepit Birth, Vital Remains and Animals As Leaders.
The tour schedule is now as follows: More...
Ex Deo, the ancient Roman-themed arsenal led by Kataklysm front man Maurizio Iacono, will be on tour this summer with Polish death metal acts Behemoth and Decapitated. The dates are as follows:
6/20 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
6/21 - Bilbao, Spain - Rockstar
6/22 - Lisbon, Portugal - Cine Teatro
6/23 - Sevilla, Spain - La Sala
6/24 - Madrid, Spain - La Sala
6/25 - Barcelona, Spain - Salamandra 1
6/26 - Monza, Italy - Gods Of Metal
6/28 - Zurich, Switzerland - Dynamo
6/29 - Marseilles, France - Poste à Galène
6/30 - Lyon, France - Ninkasi Kao
7/01 - Paris, France - Trabendo
7/02 - Essen, Germany - Turock
7/03 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Fortarock
7/04 - Lindau, Germany - Club Vaudeville
7/05 - Bruneck, Italy - Ufo
7/08 - Tolmin, Slovenia - Metalcamp
7/09 - Novi Sad, Serbia - Exit Fest
The full and final lineup for the Summer Slaughter 2010 tour has been announced. The full lineup is:
ALL SHALL PERISH
THE RED CHORD
VEIL OF MAYA
ANIMALS AS LEADERS
With the exception of the New York and Los Angeles dates, tickets are projected to be under $20.
Scottland's Man Must Die is already touring with Kataklysm and Decapitated for a Zero-Tolerance Sponsored U.K. tour. By mid-February they also announced to join the Black Possession Tour with Hatebreed and Machine Head. More...
Polish technical death metal band DECAPITATED is back with a new line-up. To open the new chapter in the band’s history, DECAPITATED will embark on a co-headlining U.K. tour with label mates KATAKLYSM in February 2010 with the following line-up: Rafa Piotrowski – Vocals; Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka – Guitars; Filip “Henrich” Ha?ucha – Bass; Kerim “Krimh” Lechner – Drums.
States DECAPITATED guitarist / songwriter / founding member Vogg:
“I am really happy to announce this short message for all DECAPITATED fans: As you all know, two years after the tragedies we had to suffer, I decided to continue the band. There’s no sense in stopping this amazing thing we built up so many years ago together with Witek [Witold Kieltyka, drummer, R.I.P.] , Sauron [Wojciech Wisowicz, the band’s first lead singer], Martin [Marcin Rygiel, the band’s first bassist] and Covan [Adrian Kowanek, second vocalist, still recovering from injuries]. We chose to do our first tour in the U.K. because we have only good memories from this place and we are sure that you guys will support us… We need you!! I am very pleased to announce the new killer line-up of DECAPITATED: Kerim ‘Krimh‘ Lechner on drums – he’s a new blood, very talented and used to playing in bands like THORNS OF IVY and TONE INTIMACY; amazing Rafa? Piotrowski comes from bands like KETHA and FORGOTTEN SOULS and will take over vocal duties; masterous Filip “Heinrich” Ha?ucha from VESENIA, ROOTWATER, UNSUN and MASACHIST will be destroying the bass! See you all soon! We honestly can’t wait!”
DECAPITATED & KATAKLYSM U.K. tour dates
01 Feb - UK - Birmingham - 02 Academy 2
02 Feb - UK - Glasgow - Ivory Blacks
03 Feb - UK - Manchester - Moho Live
04 Feb - UK - Bristol - Blerkeller
05 Feb - UK - Reading - Sub89
06 Feb - UK - Leeds - Rios
07 Feb - UK - Wrexham - Central Station
08 Feb - UK - London - 02 Academy Islington* (*No Kataklysm)
DECAPITATED’s 2010 Australian tour dates and Metalfest Open Air festival appearances are as follows:
2010 Australian Tour Dates
April 1, 2010 The Transmission Room - Auckland, NZ
April 2, 2010 The Esplanade Hotel - Melbourne, AUS
April 3, 2010 The Gaelic Club - Sydney, AUS
April 4, 2010 The Hi Fi Bar - Brisbane, AUS
April 5, 2010 Fowlers Live - Adelaide, AUS
April 6, 2010 Black Betty’s - Perth, AUS
2010 European Festivals
May 13, 2010 METALFEST OPEN AIR AUSTRIA - Mining
May 14, 2010 METALFEST OPEN AIR SWITZERLAND - Pratteln
May 15, 2010 METALFEST OPEN AIR GERMANY - Dessau
May 22, 2010 METALFEST OPEN AIR HUNGARY – Budapest
May 23, 2010 METALFEST OPEN AIR CZECH REPUBLIC – Pilsen
A North American tour is on the horizon for the Summer of 2010.
Polish death metal outfit Decapitated has announced that they will be bringing their new lineup to the United Kingdom in February of next year for a headlining tour along with Kataklysm and Man Must Die. Kataklysm will not be performing at the show in London however.
The tour dates are as follows:
February 1 Birmingham O2 Academy II
February 2 Glasgow Ivory Blacks
February 3 Manchester Moho Live
February 4 Bristol Bierkeller
February 5 Reading Sub89
February 6 Leeds Rio's
February 7 Wrexham Central Station
February 8 London Islington O2 Academy
Earache Records will be releasing a special live DVD collection on November 30th, which features a live DVD from some of the biggest and most important names in extreme metal. Death Metal Live features four full, original DVDs all housed together in a custom sleeve to create one low-priced, limited edition set, including a Decapitated stand-alone live DVD for the first time ever.
The set clocks in at over seven hours in length and features over one hundred songs, as well as promo videos, documentaries and more. The DVD set can be pre-ordered now for only £6.99 by heading over to Play.com.
The four DVD set includes:
Deicide - When London Burns
Carcass - Wake Up And Smell The... Carcass
Napalm Death - The DVD
Decapitated - Live At The Rescue Rooms
Wacek “Vogg” Kieltyka, guitarist & founding member of the Polish death metal band DECAPITATED, has issued the following statement:
"It’s time to come back! After a two-year break, DECAPITATED is coming back with new members. The official new line-up for DECAPITATED will be announced at the end of December.
“As you all know, the decision to continue the band was really, really hard for me, but everything I do now is to keep DECAPITATED alive. [Vocalist] Covan’s situation has not improved much and he is still in bed and unable to function on his own. He still fights to recover as we speak and we are all still 100% behind him and hope for the best. It has been the hardest thing for me to move on without [brother & drummer] Vitek by my side, but he would have wanted me to continue with the band.
“Finally, I have found some great musicians who can continue the work of Vitek and Covan. At the beginning of April, DECAPITATED will start to play our first reunion shows. We will visit the biggest cities in Australia and play some of the biggest summer festivals in Europe. Don’t worry, we won’t forget about the U.K.! After this, the band will concentrate on the making of a new album! I would like to thank all the people who have supported us all this time."
Maurizio Iacono of the artist management firm Hard Impact Music adds:
"I feel very privileged to have been given the management duties of guiding this great band’s future. DECAPITATED was a band on the verge of greatness until tragedy hit them and the band’s world stopped suddenly. Today, we have a man on a quest to bring the glory back that was taken from them prematurely. Vogg, the band’s last remaining founding member, has had the gut-wrenching task of forming a new line-up for DECAPITATED. You can bet that the mission has been accomplished and in honor of the fallen, their legacies will be given the justice they deserve. Our job at Hard Impact is to make sure that DECAPITATED are guided the right way back to the top."
Gerardo Martínez, Nuclear Blast USA’s Label Manager comments:
“I don’t think there’s anyone happier to know that the legacy of DECAPITATED will continue and the fact that Vogg has overcome the biggest obstacle of his life. We all at Nuclear Blast are extremely excited about the news and know that 2010 and beyond will bring a new chapter for DECAPITATED in the shape of live shows and the imminent new album. The masters of modern technical death metal are back!”
DECAPITATED’s Australian tour dates and Metalfest Open Air festival appearances are as follows: More...
Polish death metal outfit Decapitated has announced that Kerim "Krimh" Lechner, of Thorns Of Ivory fame, is now the band's new permanent drummer. He replaces Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka, who passed away in late 2007 after the band suffered a serious accident on the road.
VADER's new full length album entitled "Necropolis" will be released in Europe on August 21 through Nuclear Blast. The album will be available as a standard CD edition, digi pack (featuring two cover tracks and bonus DVD) edition and vinyl edition. The album artwork and the whole layout was made by Jacek Wisniewski (who also made cover arts for such albums as "Black To The Blind", "Litany", "Revelations" and many more).
"Necropolis" was recorded at Hertz Studio with Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawski behind the helm. Then the album was mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen at his Antfarm Studio (it's been band's first cooperation with a foreign producer since "The Ultimate Incantation").
Peter commented: "Tue Madsen did tremendous work! He modeled power on this album. It is not easy to make VADER sound heavy and clear. When I was listening to the master tape for a first time, I knew after the opening notes that 'Necropolis' is gonna be a BLAST indeed!!! Tue thinks the same, which makes me even more happy. No VADER album sounded so powerful without loss of all these details in the songs. I am impressed indeed!!! We will do video clips, of course! I'm not sure yet which songs are gonna be chosen. I have some 'evil stories' in my mind just waiting to be realized. Personally, I want to see a clip for 'Devilizer', which opens 'Necropolis'. The CD front cover was done by Jacek Wisniewski and explains what's inside the album... We summoned the Old Spirits again. The Unknown is awakened...again. 'Necropolis' is exactly like the picture seen on the front cover: solid, metal and evil, with many details, backgrounds and... hidden mysteries. There's also another thing that don't let me fall asleep since a few days. I mean very honest, positive, almost enthusiastic response from Nuclear Blast!"
Digi pack editions of the album will feature two cover songs: "Black Metal" of VENOM (with a guest appearance of Bart Krysiuk from HERMH), and "Fight Fire With Fire" of METALLICA (featuring Maciek Taff from ROOTWATER, BLACK RIVER). Also included is a bonus DVD featuring a part of a charity show for Covan (DECAPITATED) the band played on April 26 in Krakow. The show recorded by 5 cameras, dynamic editing and HD quality - all that made by Inbornmedia Company from Wroclaw.
Here is the complete "Necropolis" tracklisting: More...
Decapitated's Vogg has issued the following update regarding the search for new members:
"I was thinking about that for a long time and it’s really hard decision for me, but I have decided to continue this band and keep Decapitated alive. I know it will be not the same anymore but I want to try and I’m sure Witek and Covan will support me and will be happy about that"
"If anybody from drummers and vocalists feel that they can continue what Witek and Covan did and put all power, energy and live time for this band - contact me- email@example.com" More...
Alina Squeak has issued the following press release on the behalf of Decapitated singer Adrian "Covan" Kowanek:
"As most everyone knows, it has been just over a year since the tragic bus accident that ultimately took the life of Vitek, drummer of Decapitated, and seriously injured their singer, Covan. The families of Vitek and Covan wish to express deep gratitude to everyone for their thoughts, prayers, funny stories, and donations sent to them during this last very difficult year.
However, Covan is still going through a long and difficult recovery, and the family would once again ask for you to look into your heart and possibly send donations. It is INCREDIBLY expensive for all the round-the-clock medical care, the doctors, the nurses, the therapy, the medicine, etc. Most of you could also understand that, since he is also in Poland, it is even more expensive than it would be in the US or most other parts of Europe. His care and recovery is ongoing and he is slowly showing some progress, but it will be quite a bit of time before he is completely better. Some people may think that, although they would like to help, that they have nothing to give… but in truth, if every one person out there that thought this could donate even just $1, that amount will significantly multiply and make a huge difference!
If anyone out there would like to help, there are three ways you can do that. All the old paypal donation information has been shut down a while ago, so please make note of the NEW address and account numbers! More...
Earache Records has posted the following message online:
"In recognition of a music genre that has spawned some of the most original and talented bands hailing from every corner of the globe, Earache Records is proud to announce the release of Worldwide Metal.
"Celebrating the diversity of metal in all of its forms, Worldwide Metal is the ultimate collection of the fastest, heaviest and most brutal metal tracks to rock this planet. Offering 5 CDs of pure metal mayhem plus a fully playable PC game - all for the price of one CD - this collection consists of over 80 tracks from some of the most legendary and inspirational bands of all time. More...
The family of Decapitated singer, Adrian "Covan" Kowanek, who was seriously injured a year ago in a automobile accident while on tour in Eastern Europe, has issued a brief statement regarding Kowanek's condition:
"Adrian is [undergoing] a long and hard recovery, but his state is getting a little and slowly better. Adrian's family would like to thank fans and all the people for their support, donations, patience, and faith."
Polish extreme metallers has posted an update regarding the condition of lead vocalist Adrian "Covan" Kowanek:
"Adrian is during a long and hard recovery but his state is getting a little and slowly better. Adrian's family would like to thank fans and all the people for their support, donations and faith."
Decapitated were involved in a serious road accident last year which resulted in the tragic death of drummer Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka and left singer Adrian "Covan" Kowanek in critical condition.