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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.
On March 10th, Polish death metal band Decapitated hit Hertz Studio in Poland to record a sixth record, which will follow "Carnival Is Forever" (reviewed here). The yet-untitled creation is set for a release in September via Nuclear Blast.
In another note, the band also today announces drummer Michal Lysejko as a full-time member of Decapitated. Commented guitarist Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka:
“We would like to share few news with you. All you know that we've been quite busy lately. We had some personal changes in the band and also we did I guess the best tours we had; with Meshuggah, Lamb Of God, and Children of Bodom.
"First of all we want to introduce you to Decapitated's new drummer Michal Lysejko. Some of you had a chance to meet him already during tour with LAMB OF GOD this January. Also I want to say THANK YOU to the rest of the people who took a challenge and sent their video for an audition.
Also since January this year we signed worldwide management contract with Continental Concerts & Management.
"That's for sure big step and opportunity for us and big challenge. But I guess the most important news for most of you is that after almost nine years we back to Hertz Studio (albums: 'Nihility,' 'The Negation,' 'Organic Hallucinosis') to record new album which will be released autumn this year. We will inform you about details soon. Keep it touch!!”
11.04 BE Bomal-sur-Ourthe - Durbuy Rock Festival
07.05. F Vannes - L’Echonova
08.05. F Matignicourt Et Goncourt - Lezardos Festival
06.06. D Gelsenkirchen - Rock Hard Festival
28.06. PL Ilawa - Fama Rock Festival
09.08. UK Walton on Trent, Derbyshire - Bloodstock
31.07. - 02.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
13.08. PL Wegorzewo - Seven Festival
13.08. – 16.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
Poland's Decapitated has announced the band is currently in the rehearsal room working on material for an upcoming album, with studio time to commence shortly.
Bloodstock has added three headliners to the Sophie Lancaster stage: Rotting Christ, Sister Sin, and Satan.
A teaser trailer for the U.K. fest can be seen below, and this year's edition is set to take place on August 7th - 10th at Catton Park in Derbyshire. There are still many more bands to be announced, and the current lineup is as follows:
Ronnie James Dio stage
DOWN, EMPEROR, MEGADETH, CARCASS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, SAXON, LACUNA COIL, OBITUARY, FLOTSAM & JETSAM, CROWBAR, PRIMORDIAL, LACUNA COIL, PRONG, DECAPITATED, BIOHAZARD, REVAMP, ORPHANED LAND, ABORTED, EVIL SCARECROW
Sophie Lancaster Stage
ROTTING CHRIST, SISTER SIN, SATAN More...
There‘s only one Wacken Open Air, and nothing heats up the summer quite like the world-renowned festival in the north of Germany.
2012’s edition saw heavy hitters like Volbeat, Edguy, and Testament tearing up the stages, with 75,000 moshing metalheads in attendance. The atmosphere was unique as always, the party legendary - and now you can be there, too! Relive the planet‘s biggest heavy metal festival in all its glory on DVD and CD, hitting stores on February 18th, 2014 in the US and Canada.
The CD version can now be pre-ordered at this location, and the festival featured appearances by Volbeat, Edguy, Suffocated, Decapitated, Leaves‘ Eyes, Schandmaul, Circle II Circle, Red Fang, Nasum, Unearth, Graveyard, Moonspell, Djerv, Riotgod, Warrior Soul, Cradle of Filth, and Hammercult.
The 3-DVD-set features 60 tracks from 25 bands as well as a 20 page booklet for a total of four and a half hours of music. The double-CD gives you 32 songs by 13 groups. More...
Decapitated has teamed up with Metal Hammer to release a music video for "404." Check out the video here or in the player below.
"404" is taken from the album "Carnival Is Forever" (reviewed here), and the track listing is as follows:
1. The Knife (4:34)
2. United (5:26)
3. Carnival Is Forever (8:51)
4. Homo Sum (4:35)
5. 404 (5:10)
6. A View From A Hole (6:13)
7. Pest (3:38)
8. Silence (4:18)
U.K. extreme act Cradle of Filth announced the cancellation of the upcoming "28 Days Closer to Hell" North American tour with The Faceless, Decapitated and The Agonist in support of the latest release "The Manticore and Other Horrors."
The band cited immigration issues as the cause, a problem discussed in Metal Underground.com's interview with Dani Filth on February 6, 2013. The tour was set to begin on February 22, 2013 at Irving Plaza in New York. The official statement on the band's Facebook Page reads as follows:
"Cradle Of Filth are really sorry to tell all of their fans that their US tour '28 Days Closer to Hell' is going to have to be cancelled, due to US immigration issues beyond the band’s control.
"They have been desperately trying to solve these problems, but it has become evident they are not going to be resolved in time for the band to embark on a tour that starts next week.
"The band sincerely apologizes to all their fans and to the other acts on the tour and want to assure people they have made every effort possible to go ahead with the tour."
The U.K.'s infamous heavy metal act, Cradle of Filth, has announced a headlining February/March North American tour with The Faceless, Decapitated, and The Agonist. A list of confirmed dates can be seen below.
VIP packages for most dates will go on sale tomorrow (12/21) through ArtistArena.com at this location. Each package includes a meet-and-greet with the band, signed Cradle of Filth poster and commemorative VIP laminate. General ticket information for Cradle of Filth "North American Tour 2013" is available online here.
Poland's Decapitated, which will be touring as main support of label mates Meshuggah in November and December, has just announced a couple of headlining shows in support of latest album "Carnival is Forever" (reviewed here). The band's upcoming live shows are as follows:
20.11. D Dessau - Beat Club
21.11. D Greifswald - Klex
22.11. D Hamburg - Markthalle
23.11. B Antwerpen - Trix
24.11. F Nantes - Stereolux
25.11. E Durango - Plateruena
26.11. E Gijon - Sala Acapulco
27.11. P Porto - Hard Club
28.11. P Lisbon - Paradise Garage
29.11. E Madrid - Penélope
30.11. E Barcelona - Salamandra 1
01.12. F Bordeaux - Le Krakatoa
02.12. F Paris - Bataclan
03.12. F Grenoble - Club Capa
04.12. CH Zürich - Komplex
05.12. I Milan - Alcatraz
06.12. D Munich - Backstage Halle
07.12. A Vienna - Arena
08.12. D Berlin - C-Club
09.12. NL Eindhoven - Distortion Festival
10.12. D Braunschweig - Hansa Kultur Club
11.12. D Frankfurt - Batschkapp
12.12. LUX Esch-Sur-Alzette - Kulturfabrik
13.12. D Köln - Essigfabrik
14.12. D Wangen - Jugendhaus
15.12. D Schweinfurt - Stattbahnhof
Nervecell has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming Asian shows alongside Decapitated:
"Nervecell is 3 weeks away from heading over to Asia next month supporting Decapitated! Having already toured in the Philippines, India and Sri Lanka last year, our return back to Asia this time around consists of shows in countries where Nervecell has never ever played at before, such as Nepal, Thailand and Singapore.
"We always been fortunate and lucky enough to get offered to play in such exotic countries in the past and this trip is certainly one we're all looking forward to getting underway!"
The dates are as follows:
08.09.2012 Nepal, Katmandu @ Nepfest 2012
11.09.2012 Thailand, Bangkok @ Barbies Pub
13.09.2012 Singapore, Singapore @ Zouk
Video footage of Saint Vitus performing "Let Them Fall" at Scion Rock Fest 2012 at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa, FL has been posted online by Scion A/V. Check out the full song below:
You can watch the entire series of Scion Rock Fest 2012 videos below, including more performance clips, sound checks, behind the scenes interviews and more with bands like Down, Decapitated, Suffocation, The Atlas Moth, All Pigs Must Die and many more: More...
The video for the song "Homo Sum" by Polish death metal band Decapitated is now available for viewing through the player below. Decapitated guitarist Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka shares: "Our new video for 'Homo Sum' is totally different than the previous one and really simple, but with the same energy! Check this out!"
Vocalist Rafal "Rasta" Piotrowski adds: "It was great to record this video in Kraków with our good friends. Great atmosphere + good mood + hours of moshing equals COOL VIDEO CLIP! I really like the song. It's a straight-punch-to-the-face, that's why it works in black and white. There are no colorful stories inside, no bullshit - just mosh!!!"
Polish metallers Decapitated are getting ready to kick off a North American tour providing support for label mates Meshuggah and Baroness. The tour launches April 29th in Houston, TX and runs to May 23rd in New York, NY.
Decapitated guitarist / founding member Vogg commented: "FUCK YEAH! Decapitated with Meshuggah! We're so proud and happy to be part of this amazing tour! It will be a huge honor to share one stage with such a great fuckin' band! Cannot wait!"
Decapitated's "Carnival Is Forever" (reviewed here) debuted at #11 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart last July and captured the #43 position on GuitarWorld.com's "Top 50 Albums of 2011" list. More...
Polish technical death metal band Decapitated premiered the new music video for the song "Pest" over at Metal Hammer Germany's website (seen below). 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 "Pest" here: More...
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:
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...
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
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...
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:
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.
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