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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 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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Decapitated Reveals New Album Title

Polish extreme metal veterans Decapitated have revealed the title of its forthcoming new full length. The title of the new studio effort has been set as "Carnival Is Forever" and will see a European release on July 15, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records. Decapitated guitarist Waclaw Kieltyka commented on the album's title by saying;

"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 in the text and the title, there is bitter irony. The author of the title and all lyrics is Jarek Szubrycht"

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Three More Bands Confirmed For Brutal Assault 2011

The organisers of the Czech Republic's Brutal Assault festival has announced a further three confirmations for this year's event. Newly added to the bill are Scottish hardcore punk/crossover thrash legends The Exploited, Bay Area thrash veterans Forbidden and American mathcore outfit The Dillinger Escape Plan. The festival will take place from August 11th-13th in Josefov, Czech Republic.

The lineup is as follows: More...

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Decapitated Drum Tracking Footage Posted

Polish death metal act Decapitated and SickDrummerMagazine had teamed up to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the band's new drummer Kerim Lechner. You can view the video in the player below.

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More Bands Added To Summer Breeze Lineup

More bands have now been confirmed to appear at the upcoming Summer Breeze Open Air 2011, which is set to take place from August 18th - 20th in Germany. The newest additions to the festival are Benighted, Blitzkid, Deadlock, God Dethroned, Hackneyed, Mad Sin, Postmortem, and Powerwolf.

Full details on the festival are available here. The complete list of currently confirmed bands is as follows: More...

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First Bands Confirmed For Damnation 2011

The organiser's of Great Britain's Damnation Festival has announced the first batch of bands for this year's event. Polish death metal veterans Decapitated will be performing their only show in the U.K. at the festival, where they will be joined by crust punk legends Doom, progressive rock outfit Amplifier and blackened doom metal band, Dragged Into The Sunlight. The event will be held at Leeds Union University on Bonfire Night, Saturday, November 5th.

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Decapitated Issues Bass Recording Update

Polish death metal act Decapitated continue working at Radio Gdansk Studio in Poland recording the band's Nuclear Blast debut and follow-up to 2006’s "Organic Hallucinosis." Bassist Filip "Heinrich" Halucha has checked in from the studio with the following update:

"The sound we've worked out for the bass recording is huge, nasty, and crushing. Thanks to this, we've come up with a couple of arrangements where the bass comes out of the background and plays the major part. I must admit that, with his old school approach, Arek ‘Malta’ Malczewski has fit well in the concept of this album. His choice of instrument levels was superb - it all sounds mighty yet there's no mutual interference. The bass recording took us three days plus an extra day for sound search.

"After much deliberation and testing different solutions, we chose a configuration of two amps: a tube Ampeg SVT Classic and a transistor B4R, one of which had huge distortion. I should add that we did not use any line signals and all the signals come from microphones, which recently has been a rarity as far as bass recording goes in metal music. Taking into account the ‘no compromise’ approach of Vogg and Malta, it has been undoubtedly the hardest and the most advanced session I have ever participated in.

"Tracking lasted from the beginning of a song to its end; ‘copying and pasting’ any parts was out of the question. Due to this, the session was much more demanding and time-consuming, but the final effect is the music sounding more lively and natural. Everything has been recorded using instruments only; it's awesome without all of these digital fireworks - advanced editions, plastic drums, pasted riffs, etc. It reeks of the old metal spirit. There 's proper metal groove and speed but also a specific vibe which adds up to what this type of music is all about."

Decapitated’s fifth studio album is being produced by Wacek Kieltyka and sound engineered by Arkadiusz "Malta" Malczewski. Drums were recorded with Daniel Bergstrand, who is also handling mixing duties. The band will be self-releasing the new album in Poland.

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Decapitated Issues Recording Update

Polish technical death metal band Decapitated is currently working at Radio Gdansk Studio in Poland, recording the band's Nuclear Blast debut and follow-up to 2006’s "Organic Hallucinosis."

Guitarist & founding member Wacek "Vogg" Kieltyka checks in once again from the studio:

"Hi Everyone! We are half-way through with guitar tracking. All is going according to the plan and in a few days we are starting with the bass. The guitars sound heavy yet very selective. I must admit we have come up with a very original sound that in my opinion resembles 'black storm clouds.' Heinrich [bassist] is coming to the studio the day after tomorrow and we will crack on with the bass then. Malta is a very demanding engineer and he is controlling the whole situation meticulously. The new material is beginning to take its shape and it is getting more and more interesting. Take it easy folks!"

Decapitated’s fifth studio album is being produced by Wacek Kieltyka and sound engineered by Malta Arkadiusz Malczewski. Drums have been recorded with Daniel Bergstrand, who is also handling mixing duties.

The band's previous studio update is also available to be read at this location.

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Decapitated Checks In From The Studio

Polish death metal band Decapitated is continuing work at Radio Gdansk Studio in Poland recording the band's Nuclear Blast debut and follow-up to 2006’s "Organic Hallucinosis." Guitarist & founding member Wacek Kieltyka checks in once again from the studio:

"The first week of recording is over. We've done the drums and prepared them to be mixed by Daniel [Bergstrand]. Since yesterday, we've been looking for the right guitar sound and we've already come up with a few ideas. We've got heaps of different speakers, heads, effects and we're trying to pick the gear with the sound most suitable to the new riffs. It's very probable that I'll use again a transistor head in conjunction with a tube head - the combination that had always worked out well for Decap. Also, I'm recording in a large room to take advantage of its ambiance and to let the sound flow freely.”

Drummer Kerim "Krimh" Lechner offers another update on drums:

“Hello guys! My work is done. I finished recording all drums in 3 days. I didn’t expect that it would be that fast, but I am happy about that. So now we have more time for guitars, bass, and vocals. These last days we’ve spent listening to all the drum tracks and choosing the best parts. Each song takes us about 3-4 hours and you have to spend a few days to listen through all the songs. Now we will send all the drum tracks to Daniel Bergstrand who will do a first mix of the drums so we can start recording guitars. The drum kit with all the microphones on it looked great but now we had to move it for the guitar amps. Yesterday we tried out the first 4 heads and some of them sounded really good. We will see in the next days which ones we will choose!”

Decapitated’s fifth studio album is being produced by Wacek Kieltyka and sound engineered by Malta Arkadiusz Malczewski. Drums have been recorded with Daniel Bergstrand, who is also handling mixing duties.

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Decapitated Issues Recording Update

Polish death metallers Decapitated have checked in from the Radio Gdansk Studio, where they are currently recording the follow-up to 2006’s “Organic Hallucinations." The album is being produced by Wacek Kieltyka and sound engineer Malta Arkadiusz Malczewski. Drums are being recorded with Daniel Bergstrand, who will also handle mixing duties.

Commented drummer Kerim: "Hi guys, I just wanted to tell you what is going on in the studio. Today is the second day of actual drum recording and it goes really well! We will probably could finish about 4 songs today. We will see how the next days will look like but I think we should finish drums earlier. We do not have any bigger problems so it feels good to record in this place. The acoustics of this room sounds great so I enjoy playing all these songs a lot. Today is also the last day with Daniel Bergstrand, who prepared the drum sound for us. And he definitely knows what he’s doing!!

"When I listen to the songs right now I believe that this album will be strong. Different in some ways but I feel confident about the new material. Being part of the new line up and recording the first album after the long break is definitely a big thing for me. After all those shows we played together, this is our new challenge. It’s not easy but I like challenges! So that’s it for today. Stay tuned for more news coming up!"

You can also check out the band's previous studio report at this location.

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Decapitated Checks In From The Studio

Polish death metal outfit Decapitated has begun work on a new studio album, which will be the band's first since 2006's, "Organic Hallucinosis." A message from founding guitarist Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka reads as follows:

"Hi there, we've just started the recording session of the new album at the studio of Radio Gdansk which is brilliantly equipped and has some wicked recording space. This time ‘round, we are working with Malta (Arek Malczewski) and Daniel Bergstrand who have been with us to set up the drums sound… and so far everything has been going surprisingly well.

"Right now, [drummer] Kerimh [Lechner] is finishing the last two tunes. I must say the drums sound really cool. Daniel has surprised us with his approach towards recording using millions of - often weird - solutions, e.g. a piano or using the corridor of Radio Gdansk. More...

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Cerebral Bore To Play Neurotic Deathfest

Scottish death metallers Cerebral Bore have been confirmed to play at this year's Neurotic Deathfest, which takes place on April 29th and 30th in Tilburg, the Netherlands. Other acts on the bill include At The Gates, Autopsy, Obituary, Hate Eternal, Decapitated, and more. For more information about the Neurotic Deathfest, head to this location.

Cerebral Bore formed in 2006 in Glasgow, Scotland and have toured relentlessly around the globe. The band is comprised of front woman Som Pluijmers, guitarist Paul Mcguire, bassist Kyle Rutherford, and drummer Allan Mcdibet.

The band's debut album, "Maniacal Miscreation," is due to be released on Earache Records on April 4th, 2011.

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Decapitated To Record New Album

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.

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Decapitated To Play Summer Breeze 2011

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:

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Earache Records Uploads iPhone App Commercial

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

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Decapitated Confirms Festival Appearance

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.

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Unsun Posts New Song, "Home," Online

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.

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More Summer Slaughter Shows Announced

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...

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Ex Deo To Tour With Behemoth And Decapitated

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

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Summer Slaughter 2010 Linuep Announced

The full and final lineup for the Summer Slaughter 2010 tour has been announced. The full lineup is:


With the exception of the New York and Los Angeles dates, tickets are projected to be under $20.

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