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Decapitated Announces New Members, More Tour Dates

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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.

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1. naumatorrr writes:

great line-up. Heinrich kicks a$$ o his bass!

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2. ...thomas writes:

cant wait to hear some new material from them

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3. NW_MetalHead writes:

Can't wait for them to come stateside

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4. METAL213 writes:

Decapitated and Kataklysm not in the US! f*** my life right? However it is awesome that Decapitated found a replacement even though Witek is awfully hard to replace. STAY METAL MY FRIENDS!

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5. dimentian writes:

Vogg is a legend and a innovator. I bet he puts some insane stuff on the next one. Can't wait to buy that. All thier previous work is amazing. Vitek was prob the best drummer i've ever heard. Hope the new guy can hold his own.

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6. ♀♀ enoshet ♀♀ writes:

♫♫ aSStEeEeGGG RAKEROD TAYO \m/ ♀♀

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7. ♫☺ SAGOXCORE ♀♀ writes:

♫☺) YO MEN iM SO VERY PROUD TO ALL OF YOU BECAUSE HEAVY HEAVY EAT GRAVITY TO BE HEAVY §♀

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8. Zed writes:

Why only Auckland? Wellington too !!

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