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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 Part With Two Members

According to Massive Management, the Polish management firm that handles Decapitated, the band parted ways with bassist Martin and vocalist Covan following the group's North American tour in November/December. The band has yet to release an official statement on the matter.

Decapitated recently finished work on their new release, 'Organic Hallucinosis,' which will be in U.S. stores Febuary 7th and worldwide Feb 13th. You can listen to 'Organic Hallucinosis' via their online player.

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Decapitated Complete New Album

Poland's metal quartet Decapitated have finished work on their new release, 'Organic Hallucinosis,' which will be in U.S. stores Febuary 7th and worldwide Feb 13th. The band has taken elements from their previous releases and improved upon them with remarkable attention to details and musical structure. Both fans of extreme metal such as Meshuggah along with old school deathheads will find 'Organic Hallucinosis' as a great way to step into 2006, an exilharating shot of adrenaline.

You can listen to 'Organic Hallucinosis' via their online player.

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New York Death Fest Line-Up Revised

The revised line-up for the New York Death Fest, which will take place on November 30th at Albie's Bar in Utica, NY, is as follows:


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Decapitated Post New Song Online

Polish death metallers DECAPITATED have posted online a new song entitled, "A Poem About An Old Prison", at this location."A Poem About An Old Person" comes off the band's forthcoming album, "Organic Hallucinosis", which is the first to feature new vocalist Covan (ATROPHIA RED SUN), after the departure of Sauron in June.

The cover of "Organic Hallucinosis" can be viewed here."Organic Hallucinosis" is due out in February/March of 2006 through Earache Records.

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Decapitated Film Performance For Uranium

Poland's death metal leader's Decapitated will be making their way through the US and Canada throughout the next few months. This Monday (tonight) at BB Kings in Manhattan, NY, Decapitated will be filmed for an upcoming episode of Uranium by Fuse TV. The band will be doing a short interview and then one of their songs during the set will be filmed for use on the show as well.

Decapitated's new album Organic Hallucinosis is scheduled for release early next year.

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Nile Announce More Dates With Hypocrisy

More dates have been unleashed for the "Annihilation of the Wicked" tour featuring Nile, Hypocrisy, Soilent Green, Raging Speedhorn, Decapitated and With Passion:

Jan. 12 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Jan. 13 Houston, TX - Engine Room
Jan. 14 Fort Worth, TX - Ridglea Theatre
Jan. 15 San Antonio, TX - The Sanctuary
Jan. 17 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Jan. 18 Galaxy Theater - Santa Ana, CA
Jan. 19 Key Club - Los Angeles, CA
Jan. 20 The Pound at Pier 96 - San Francisco, CA
Jan. 21 The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
Jan. 23 El Carazon - Seattle, WA
Jan. 25 Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
Jan. 27 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theatre
Jan. 28 Sauget, IL - Pop's
Jan. 30 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Jan. 31 Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
Feb. 01 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Feb. 02 Rochester, NY - Penny Arcade
Feb. 03 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
Feb. 04 Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Feb. 06 New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club
Feb. 08 Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Feb. 09 Norfolk, VA - The Norva
Feb. 10 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Feb. 11 Tampa, FL - The Masquerade
Feb. 12 Culture Club - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Aborted Updates On Upcoming US Tour, Lineup

Belgium’s Aborted are preparing for their first full North American invasion. Their new album, The Archaic Abattoir, “an epic in its own right” won the band considerable praise. Founder and vocalist Sven De Caluwe commented on the upcoming tour and line-up changes: “Things are really starting to move fast for us, and we're fully preparing ourselves for the upcoming U.S. tour with Cryptopsy, Suffocation and Despised Icon. Needless to say, we're all extremely psyched about this tour and can't wait to spread our own little brand of death-fucking-metal to all our fans. To the people who have been waiting to see us over there; the wait is over, and we'll make sure none of you will have any regrets. Some news on the band, we're also very happy with the way the new line-up is working out. Guitarist Stephane Souteyrand has been in the band since June and has been more than great. He's not only a great musician but also a very cool guy to work with, and we can't wait to start writing the next album with him by our side. See you guys in a month!”

The video for “Dead Wreckoning” will premier on MTV2’s Headbangers Ball Saturday night September 3rd. Produced by Darren Doane (Shadows Fall, Nile) and filmed in Downtown L.A. “in the basement of an old meat factory, De Caluwe said, “Scary fact is that there was blood everywhere, fresh blood, which neither Darren nor the band put there. Weird part is the factory has been out of business for quite some time…”

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Hypocrisy, Nile, Soilent Green Tour Dates Revealed

Hypocrisy will be teaming up with Nile, Soilent Green, Raging Speedhorn, Decapitated and With Passion for the "Annihilation of the Wicked" tour. Tour dates are as follows:

Jan. 12 House of Blues - New Orleans, LA
Jan. 13 Engine Room – Houston, TX
Jan. 14 Ridgles Theater - FT Worth, TX
Jan. 15 Sanctuary - San Antonio, TX
Jan. 17 Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ
Jan. 18 Galaxy Theater - Santa Ana, CA
Jan. 19 Key Club - Los Angeles, CA
Jan. 20 The Pound at Pier 96 - San Francisco, CA
Jan. 21 The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
Jan. 23 El Carazon - Seattle, WA
Jan. 25 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
Feb. 12 Culture Club – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Decapitated to Join Art of Noise 3 Tour

Decapitated will be joining Nile and With Passion in January on the Art of Noise 3 tour. Soilent Green may also join the bill. The first four dates are as follows:

January 13 - Houston, TX @ Engine Room
January 14 - Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
January 15 - San Antonio, TX @ The Sanctuary
January 17 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

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Decapitated Announce 'Sensual Sickness' Tour of UK

Polish death metalheads Decapitated have just confirmed the following UK/Irish shows on what's being dubbed the 'Sensual Sickness' tour. Here are the tour dates:

September 13 - Liverpool Zanzibar Club
September 14 - Brighton Concorde II
September 15 - Nottingham Rock City Basement
September 16 - Cork An Cruiscin Lan
September 17 - Dublin Voodoo Lounge
September 18 - Belfast Limelight
September 19 - Glasgow Barfly
September 20 - Manchester Jilly's Rockworld
September 21 - Bristol Bierkeller
September 22 - Leeds Joseph's Well
September 23 - Birmingham Edward's No. 8
September 24 - London Camden Underworld

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Decpaitated Enter Studio w/ New Vocalist

Polish death metallers DECAPITATED will enter Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland on August 1 with producers Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawski to begin recording their new album, entitled "Organic Hallucinosis". The follow-up to 2004's "The Negation" will feature artwork and layout by Seth (ROTTING CHRIST, PARADISE LOST) and is tentatively scheduled for release in January/February 2006.

DECAPITATED will embark on a European headlining tour in September, with support from GOREROTTED, DETONATION and DAM. A U.S. tour with VADER and DEW-SCENTED will follow in November.

DECAPITATED recently parted ways with vocalist Sauron and replaced him with Covan, formerly of ATROPHIA RED SUN.

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Vocalist Sauron Leaves Decapitated

After nine years Sauron has announced he is leaving Decapitated. His position in the band is going to be taken over by Covan, a previous member of Atrophia Red Sun. He is going to take part in the recording of the new album and the forthcoming gigs of the band.

Here is Sauron's statement pertaining to this situation:

"After long consideration I have decided to leave Decapitated. It was not an easy decision, however, I could reconcile the welfare of the band with my personal plans, and hence quitting appeared to be the best solution not hampering the evolution of Decapitated. In the face of the wide-scaled plans of the band I had to decide between being a member of Decapitated and my personal objectives. Moreover, another reason that contributed to my decision have been some health complications. In the first place I would like to thank my friends from the band for those nine years. I would also like to salute all the fans and people who supported us throughout all those years. I’m turning the mike over to an appropriate person, and what is more, I’m sure that this change will do good to the band. Respect and good luck, Covan! For my part, I’m going to keep track of Decapitated and support them in every possible way.
Regards. Sauron."

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Decapitated Writing New Material, Plan US Tour

After two extremely successful shows in Portugal, DECAPITATED is ready to begin writing process for band's new studio album. The recording session starts in August at Hertz Studio, Bialystok. The world premiere of the new album has been scheduled for January/ February 2006. Right after the recording session the guys are going to tour intensively as much as they can, promoting the successor of "The Negation." On the 8th of September they kick off their European tour, with 12 gigs in England, Ireland and Scotland, 10 shows in such countries like Germany, Holland, Belgium, France and Czech Republic. From the 5th of November DECAPITATED will be crushing the United States (along with VADER, DEW-SCENTED and other bands) and then, the band will headline a tour in Canada (01.12.2005- 10.12.2005). In March Polish death metallers will invade Russia, the Ukraine and Baltic countries. There are also some plans to attack the Balkans, Greece and Turkey, Israel and play on some summer festivals.

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Gorerotted Confirmed To Support Decapitated

Gorerotted are confirmed as special guest for the Decapitated tour beginning September 9 to 29. The tour will take our favourite zombieheads all over Europe. There will be another two support bands added to the line-up.

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Vader Announces More Tour Dates

Vader is currently preparing for the upcoming, very hard touring season. On the 4th of April starts US trip along with Kreator and Pro-Pain which ends with 5 headlining shows. A few days later Vader will be invading Mexico and South America. After 2 months of American destruction the band will play a few single shows in Germany and Belgium and five battles in the UK. Then Vader is going to record a brand new MCD (Hertz Studio), right before their tour along with Rotting Christ and Anorexia Nervosa under the name of "Blitzkrieg 3" (September). The next US tour will come right after September's invasion, containing about 30 dates along with Decapitated and two other bands. Japanese Isles & other Asia's territories will be attacked in December.

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Decapitated, Hate, Mutilation et al To Tour Poland

Decapitated, Hate, Mutilation, Pyorrhoea, and Abused Majesty will be touring Poland together in late-November and early-December. Here are the tour dates:

26/11 P WARSZAWA @ Progresja
27/11 SOB BIAYSTOK @ Fabryka
28/11 N LUBLIN @ Graffiti
29/11 PON RZESZÓW @ Rejs
30/11 WT KRAKÓW @ Extreme
01/12 ÂR KATOWICE @ Mega Club
02/12 CZ ¸ÓDÊ @ Dekompresja
03/12 P CZ´STOCHOWA @ Utopia
04/12 SOB WROCAW @ Diabolique
05/12 N BYDGOSZCZ @ Kuênia
06/12 PON GDAƒSK @ Parlament
07/12 WT OLSZTYN @ Come In

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Decapitated To Tour Europe With Hate And Dies Irae

Decapitated have posted this news on their official website:

"After many negotiations and arrangements the first European tournee of bands from Empire Records/Massive Management catalogue almost finalized. It will be presented by Massive Management and German Crash Concerts Agency under the name "The Ultimate Domination Tour 2005." The tour schedule will consist of 14-16 dates in countries like Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Poland. Bands like Decapitated, Hate, Dies Irae and one more act from Poland will hit the road on February 2005. More details will follow soon."

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Mayhem Announce Tracklisting Of 'Chimera'

Norway's Black metal icons MAYHEM have revealed the track listing for their new CD "Chimera", due on March 29 in Europe and April 6 in the U.S. through Season Of Mist Records. The CD, which was recorded at a mobile studio in the mountains of Norway, reportedly features a musical direction that is being described by the band as "much more back to basics and much more brutal" than 2000's "Grand Declaration of War".

In related news, MAYHEM's European tour (which will reportedly include Poland's DECAPITATED and Japan's DEFILED) will officially commence on April 10, beginning with an appearance at the Inferno Festival in Oslo, according to a posting on the band's web site. The European leg of the tour will conclude May 17. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.

"Chimera" track listing (not in exact order):

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Rotting Christ UK dates

The Dark metal act from Greece ROTTING CHRIST will be touring UK with DACAPITATED, THUS DEFILED and ANATA next month. The band will be playing as a four- piece since the keyboard player George left, as previously announced.

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Read the full article at Rotting Christ.

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Decapitated Post A Sample MP3

Polish Death Metal four piece DECAPITATED have posted a sample mp3 from their forthcoming album 'The Negation'. It will be released by Earache and is due in stores on Feb 9. 'The Fury' is available at http://www.earache.com.

Grinding vocals and thunderous drums that twist and turn, 'The Negation' is expected to be another masterpiece to follow the 2002 'Nihility' and is highly anticipated by the Death Metal fans worldwide. The new album includes 8 tracks and a bonus cover of DEICIDE's 'Lunatic Of God's Creation'.

On a bad note, DECAPITATED have cancelled their US tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE, HYPOCRISY and EXHUMED. No official statement from the band has been issued.

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