Decapitated Announce Summer European Tour

Decapitated have announced a summer European tour. The trek will include several co-headlining dates with Aborted and one co-headlining date with Thy Art Is Murder.

Tour Dates:

07/06 Zwierzyniec, POL – Rockowisko
07/19 Martigny, SWI – Sunset Bar
07/20 Weil Am Rhein, GER – Baden In Blut
07/21 Rozzano, ITA – Circolo Svolta
07/22 Bratislava, SLO – Randal Club (feat. Aborted)
07/23 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse (feat. Aborted)
07/24 Munich, GER – Free & Easy
07/25 Tolmin, SLO – MetalDays
07/26 Erfurt, GER – From Hell (feat. Aborted)
07/27 Swiecie, POL – Festiwal Mocynch Brzmien
08/02 Kostrzyn nad Odra, POL – Pol’and’Rock Festival
08/07 Poznan, POL – u Bazyla (feat. Thy Art Is Murder)
08/08 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/10 Villenia, SPA – Leyendas del Rock
08/11 Kortrijk, BEL – Alcatraz Metal Festival
08/12 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel (feat. Aborted)
08/13 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof (feat. Aborted)
08/14 Saarbrucken, GER – Kleiner Klub (feat. Aborted)
08/15 Dinkelsbuhl, GER – Summer Breeze
08/17 St. Nolff, FRA – Motorcultor Festival
08/24 Gdynia, POl – Helliad Fest


Decapitated Part Ways With Drummer Michal Lysejko

Decapitated have parted ways with drummer Michal Lysejko. For now, Vader’s James Stewart will be filling in.

The band commented:

“Although we finished 2018 completely tired, we are happy.

We would not have been able to end this year on such a positive note without you – our fans, our families & friends, our labels Nuclear Blast and Mystic Production, and our booking agents. Everyone gave their best to help us on this journey and we have given our everything not to let anyone down.

It was a totally new & stressful experience for us: To pick up our instruments again, return to the stage, and play this music that we love. What we got back in return from all of you was worth it. What an incredible feeling.

This also marks Michal‘s last year with us. We would like to thank him for his friendship, his huge support, and his hard work as the drummer for DECAPITATED. We wish him well on his new path. All the best, BROTHER!

We will take some time before we find and announce our new drummer. Until then, our friend James Stewart (Vader) will join us as a session drummer. Luckily, he found some free time between VADER shows and is able to play some selected live shows. You will all experience his talents soon.

The start of our 2019 tour, Killing The European Cult, will arrive shortly, and I hope to see you there, headbanging and sweating along with us. We are going to prepare a special set for these live shows which I hope will satisfy you all. More shows & festival appearances are still to be announced because we are truly hungry to play more and more.

We thank you sincerely for your continuing loyalty, support, and goodwill.

See you on the road in 2019!


11.01. CH Zurich – Meh Suff! Winter-Festival
25.01. PL Ilawa -IOWA Music Bar
26.01. PL Olsztyn – Festiwal im.Szymona Czecha

Killing The European Cult 2019
w/ Heart Attack, ACOD

01.02. F Épinal – La Souris Verte
02.02. F Metz – Haunting The Chapel Festival (brez ACOD)
04.02. F Marseille – Le Jas Rod
05.02. F Lyon – CCO Villeurbanne
06.02. F Nantes – Le Ferrailleur
07.02. F St. Brieuc – La Citrouille
08.02. F Savigny-le-Temple – L’Empreinte

Killing The European Cult 2019
w/ BAEST, For I Am King
09.02. NL Alkmaar – Podium Victorie
10.02. NL Eindhoven – Dynamo

Killing The European Cult 2019
w/ Dyscarnate, BAEST
11.02. UK Brighton – Concorde 2
12.02. UK Manchester- Academy 3
13.02. UK Glasgow – Classic Grand
14.02. UK Belfast – Voodoo
15.02. IRL Dublin – The Voodoo Lounge
16.02. UK Sheffield – Corporation
17.02. UK Birmingham – HRH Metal III
18.02. UK Bristol – Thekla
19.02. UK London – Camden Underworld

Killing The European Cult 2019
w/ BAEST, Letters From The Colony
21.02. B Roeselare – De Verlichte Geest
22.02. D Trier – Exhaus
23.02. D Hanover – Béi Chéz Heinz
24.02. D Dresden – Club Puschkin
16.03. F Lievin- Lievin Metal Fest

Killing The European Cult 2019
w/ BAEST, @Mentor
21.03. PL Torun, Lizard King
22.03. PL GostynGOK “Hutnik”
23.03. PL Gdynia, Klub Ucho
24.03. PL Swidnica, Klub Bolko
28.03. PL Tychy, Underground Pub
29.03. PL Opole, NCPP
30.03. PL Krosno, Pub Iron
31.03. PL Krakow, Zet Pe Te

06.04. P Moita – Moita Metal Fest
04.05. N Kopervik – Karmøygeddon Metal Festival
06. – 09.06. D Hauptmannsgrün – Chronical Moshers Open Air
20.06. FI Nummirock Festival
20.07. D Weil am Rhein – Baden in Blut
21. – 27.07. SLO Tolmin – MetalDays
07. – 10.08. E Villena – Leyendas del Rock
15. – 18.08. F St. Nolff – Motocultor Festival
23./24.08. PL Gdynia – Helliad Fest”

Decapitated returned to the stage in 2018 after being arrested in 2017 due to accusations of rape and kidnapping. Those charges were dropped before they even went to trial.

Listen To Decapitated’s Cover Of Meshuggah’s “Sane” Feat. Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy)

Nuclear Blast officially released their “Death…Is Just The Beginning MMXVIII” compilation today (October 19) and one of the highlights from the effort is Decapitated’s cover of Meshuggah‘s “Sane.” The track features Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, ex-Nevermore) and Jakub Zytecki (Disperse) and it can be heard below:

[via The PRP]

Decapitated Announce UK/Ireland Tour With Dyscarnate & Baest

Decapitated have announced a UK/Ireland tour. Dyscarnate and Baest will serve as support.

Decapitated commented:

“Last weekend we played Mammothfest UK to a fully packed venue, which makes that night very special. The show was amazing and it was a truly magical night. After the show I was really grateful for all you who showed up, talked with us and showed us your support. Maybe you don’t know but IT MEANS A LOT!!

Moreover I am more than happy to announce our return to the UK. I am honoured to inform the metal community in UK/IRE that DECAPITATED will be heading back in February 2019!

Since our debut album “Winds of Creation“, the UK has always been a second home to me. We have never felt like strangers and I simply love to play here, and every time I jump on stage I know I’m in the right place. I have so many memories from old times and many friends who support us and are ready to help. Maybe it sounds a little bit sentimental but after the hard times we had last year, I appreciate everything 1000 times more than ever.

That’s why I am super excited to also have Dyscarnate and BAEST on our UK/IRE tour. Dyscarnate is a well-known band especially in UK and they just crush live! Baest has THIS energy you want to see in every band during a show. Both bands are amazing, have great music to share with people and I am sure they will dominate the metal scene faster than we think.

This line-up will destroy everything on it’s way. Join us in February for ‘Killing The European Cult!’”

Tour Dates:

02/11 Brighton, UK – Concorde
02/12 Manchester, UK – Academy 3
02/13 Glasgow, UK – Classic Grind
02/14 Belfast, IRE – Vodooo
02/15 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge
02/16 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
02/17 Birmingham, UK – HRH Birmingham (Decapitated only)
02/18 Bristol, UK – Thekla
02/19 London, UK – Underworld

Decapitated Preview Cover Of Meshuggah’s “Sane”

Decapitated have shared a preview of their cover of Meshuggah‘s “Sane.” The track features Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, ex-Nevermore) and Jakub Zytecki (Disperse) and it will appear on Nuclear Blast‘s “Death…Is Just The Beginning MMXVIII” compilation, which is set to be released on October 19. Guitarist Waclaw “Vogg” Kiletyka commented:

“For me, it is a huge pleasure because covering Meshuggah is something special. They are one of my favorite metal bands ever. Plus I find it a big challenge. We had very special guests, Jeff Loomis and Jakub Zytecki, and both did epic solos for it. Also to be on the same compilation with some of the best metal acts in the scene, is nothing but a big pleasure. Doing this for Nuclear Blast Records which is not just a label for us but after years, a friend’s label, is an honor.”

Decapitated Premiere “Kill The Cult” Music Video

After previously posting some teasers, Decapitated have officially premiered a new video for their song “Kill The Cult.“ This track is from the band’s latest album “Anticult,“ and the clip is their first since the rape and kidnapping charges against them were dropped.

Decapitated Announce Polish Tour, Post New Teaser

Decapitated have announced a Polish tour with Frontside, Virgin Snatch, and Drown My Day. This will be the band’s second full tour since the rape and kidnapping charges against them were dropped:

Tour Dates:

11/22 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
11/23 Gdansk, POL – B90
11/24 Szczecin, POL – Peron 5
11/25 Wroclaw, POL – A2
11/29 Lods, POL – Scenografia
11/30 Warszawa, POL – Progresja
12/01 Bialystok, POL – Gwint
12/02 Bydgoszcz, POL – Estrada
12/06 Krakow, POL – Kwadrat
12/08 Lublin, POL – Graffiti
12/09 Katowice, POL – Mega Club

In other news, the band have also shared another cryptic clip teasing that something is coming on July 16: