Oceano To Replace Brand Of Sacrifice On Upcoming Despised Icon, Decapitated, Etc. European Tour

Brand Of Sacrifice have dropped off of their upcoming European/UK tour with Despised Icon, Decapitated, Distant, and Viscera. Oceano will now be taking their place.

Tour Dates:

10/29 Hannover, GER – Faust
10/30 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
10/31 Brussels, BEL – Botanique
11/01 London, UK – The Electric Ballroom
11/02 Bristol, UK – SWX
11/03 Birmingham, UK – The Mill
11/04 Glasgow, UK – Garage
11/05 Manchester, UK – Damnation Fest (no Oceano/Viscera)
11/06 Paris, FRA – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
11/07 Lyon, FRA – CCO
11/08 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
11/09 Munich, GER – Backstage
11/10 Milan, ITA – Slaughter Club
11/11 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar
11/12 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
11/13 Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
11/14 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
11/15 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
11/16 Berlin, GER – SO36
11/17 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
11/18 Tilburg, NET – O13
11/19 Bochum, GER – Matrix

Decapitated Share Music Video For “Iconoclast” Featuring Machine Head’s Robb Flynn

Decapitated have premiered a new video for their new song “Iconoclast.” The track, which features Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn, appears on the band’s newly released album “Cancer Culture.“

Guitarist Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka commented:

“‘Cancer Culture‘ is out today!!! We’ve been waiting for this special moment for a very long time. It seems like ages – its been five years since our latest release ‘Anticult‘, with sixteen months of working on the ‘Cancer Culture‘ album, plus waiting almost a year to be able to share it with you finally. You can expect to hear varied tracks, outstanding production values, fantastic artwork, and of course, as always, something you won’t have heard before on a Decapitated album.

To celebrate this day, we decided to release a video for ‘Iconoclast‘. To mark this occasion, we returned to the studio where it all started, where we recorded drums for the album, to once again feel an incredible energy and cool vibes, while making the video.

As you probably know, we have an exceptional guest on the track, the metal legend and friend of ours, the one and only Robb Flynn. His contribution became one of my favorite parts of this album. It’s a huge honor to have Robb in this project, and I hope you will dig the song. It’s a different song – not blasting madness as most of the songs on this record, but still powerful, fast, and crushing.

Decapitated are back, strong and alive! From pain to strength! Enjoy!”

Flynn added:

“When Vogg asked me to sing on this Decapitated track, I was honored to jam with pioneers and such insane musicians. When he sent the track I was blown away at this incredible melodic section in the middle. When he told me the song was called ‘Iconoclast‘, I knew exactly what needed to be said. An Iconoclast is “a destroyer of images used in religious worship”. This song had to address the hateful, growing fascist Evangelical movement growing around the world. The cruel men who wish to hide their cruelty under a cloak of faith and zealotry.”

Decapitated Premiere “Just A Cigarette” Music Video

Decapitated have premiered a new video for their new song “Just A Cigarette.” This track is from the band’s new album “Cancer Culture,“ which will be released on May 27. Guitarist Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka commented:

“‘Just A Cigarette’ is a powerful, epic, melodic death metal song about human life expectations and death. It was the first song I wrote for the ‘Cancer Culture,’ which shaped the whole album. To present the track even more and affect the listeners’ senses, we wanted to deliver it with a great piece of art. For this occasion, we teamed up with the Polish artist Marcin Białas, who let us use his fantastic gravure prints, which we used in our video as well.”

Decapitated, Despised Icon, Brand Of Sacrifice, Distant, & Viscera Announce European/UK Tour

Decapitated and Despised Icon have announced a co-headlining European/UK tour. Brand Of Sacrifice, Distant, and Viscera will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

10/29 Hannover, GER – Faust
10/30 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
10/31 Brussels, BEL – Botanique
11/01 London, UK – The Electric Ballroom
11/02 Bristol, UK – SWX
11/03 Birmingham, UK – The Mill
11/04 Glasgow, UK – Garage
11/05 Manchester, UK – Damnation Fest (no Brand Of Sacrifice and Viscera)
11/06 Paris, FRA – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
11/07 Lyon, FRA – CCO
11/08 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
11/09 Munich, GER – Backstage
11/10 Milan, ITA – Slaughter Club
11/11 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar
11/12 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
11/13 Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
11/14 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
11/15 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
11/16 Berlin, GER – SO36
11/17 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
11/18 Tilburg, NET – O13
11/19 Bochum, GER – Matrix

Decapitated Share Music Video For New Song “Hello Death” Featuring Jinjer’s Tatiana Shmayluk

Decapitated have premiered a new video for their new song “Hello Death.” This track features Jinjer’s Tatiana Shmayluk and it will appear on the band’s new album “Cancer Culture,” which will be released on May 27.

Decapitated’s Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka commented:

“Jinjer is one of the most interesting metal acts of the last few years. And Tatiana’s vocals in the song will surprise some people. It’s really unique and amazing.

With this song, we have achieved something remarkable. We have combined two different musical styles in ‘Hello Death’.

As you all know, we love to add something interesting to our music. With ‘Hello Death’ we managed to unite our style of technical death metal with Tatiana’s vocals, which adds an absolutely different epic dimension.

Tatiana has one of the most incredible voices in the metal scene, and it was a wholly different and exciting experience to work with her on this track. Her voice filled the song with other emotions, which completed the meaning behind the lyrics.

The song is about the fight between life and death, where we connected brutal, heavy riffs with feminine, lyrical vocals, which are powerful, influential, and straight to the point. This combination is a new thing in Decapitated’s music, and it shows that sometimes you need to leave your comfort zone and take a risk to achieve something totally epic.”

Decapitated Premiere “Cancer Culture” Music Video

Decapitated have premiered a new video for their latest single “Cancer Culture.“ This song is the title track of the band’s new album, which will be released on May 27.

Guitarist Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka commented:

“The video was filmed last December in Plock, Poland. This time we have teamed up with Mateusz Winkiel, the Director of Mania Studio, with who we have worked closely on the complete scenario. It was a good experience, and I hope our fans will appreciate the final effect of the work and an important message we tried to conclude in this picture.

It wasn’t easy to pick the first single from ‘Cancer Culture‘. Each song has this different vibe that we would like to show as soon as possible and be proud of. Since ‘Cancer Culture‘ is the first song from the album, we decided that this would be the perfect way to introduce you to new music. It is the album’s opening chapter, and you know, what you can expect.”

Decapitated To Release New Album “Cancer Culture” In May

Decapitated will be releasing a new album, titled “Cancer Culture,” on May 27. You can stream the title track below:

Guitarist Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka said the following about the new song:

“It wasn’t easy to pick the first single from ‘Cancer Culture‘. Each song has a different vibe that we want to show as soon as possible and are proud of them all. Since ‘Cancer Culture‘ is the first song from the album, we decided that this would be the perfect way to introduce you to new music. It is the album’s opening chapter, and you know what you can expect.”

He also added the following about the album:

“Finally, after so many months of waiting, we reached it. The announcement of our brand new album ‘Cancer Culture‘ and a new single is on! The expectations were high, and we also gave ourselves a massive challenge with this album. But I think hard work pays off. We had an opportunity to gather amazing people who took care of the production and helped us deliver the best we could with this album.

Again, Jarek Szubrycht (‘Carnival Is Forever‘) has written amazing lyrics for us about the disproportion between the dreams, ambitions, and aspirations of humanity. The leading engineer on the album was Tomasz Zed Zalewski (‘Anticult‘), David Castillo, responsible for mixing the album, and Ted Jensen for the final touch for mastering.

For the cover, for the first time, we worked with Fabio Timpanaro, an Italian artist whose art perfectly describes what we wanted to tell through visual art.

Don’t misinterpret the meaning of the album title. It has a much broader context. You will be surprised at what we have delivered this time.”

“Cancer Culture” Track Listing:

01. “From The Nothingness With Love”
02. “Cancer Culture”
03. “Just A Cigarette”
04. “No Cure”
05. “Hello Death” (feat. Jinjer)
06. “Iconoclast” (feat. Machine Head)
07. “Suicidal Space Programme”
08. “Locked”
09. “Hours As Battlegrounds”
10. “Last Supper”

Current And Former Members Of Decapitated Are Delivering Supplies To Ukrainians At The Polish Border

Decapitated guitarist Warclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka and the band’s former bassist Hubert Więcek have stepped up to help Ukrainians amid the Russian invasion of their country. The two musicians have been delivering various supplies to Ukraine at the Polish border.

Kieltyka said the following:

“We returned to Krakow this morning.

We managed to deliver all the gifts to the Ukrainian side!!

We were also allowed to cross the border several times to deliver the most necessary products collected on the Polish border and reload them on the Ukrainian side.

Help is needed, especially in Ukraine, because people are stuck in traffic jams.
Together with our friends, we want to go to the border again.

Many of you wrote to us with a support offer, so we’ve decided to create a PAYPAL account. We will use the collected funds to buy medicines, hygiene products, and the most necessary things.
I hope you will join us!

👉PAYPAL: krkteam2022@gmail.com”

Więcek also commented:

Quick update and.message to all our friends and friends in need from Ukraine – we are floating around the Ukrainian border in Medyka. Transporting food, drinks, cosmetics, first aid needs, hygiene products, clothes, underwear and supplies.

We’ve already collected almost 3k Euros, which is insane and we would like to thank so much to all the donators – on our side we are doing the best and doing the physical work here. This is the least we can do now.

To all my friends from Ukraine who are trying to cross and need transportation to Lublin/Rzeszów/Cracow – please msg me or @my_heart.is.black . We are still here and will be till afternoon and we can take 3 people on our way back.

Dear friends from Ukraine – stay strong, we are here to help, you can count on us.
Sending ultimate love to you all ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Decapitated Announce Rescheduled Dates For UK/Ireland 25th Anniversary Tour

Decapitated have announced the rescheduled dates for their UK/Ireland 25th anniversary tour. Signs Of The Swarm and Harbinger will open.

Tour Dates:

03/23 Southampton, UK – The Loft
03/24 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
03/25 Hull, UK – The Welly
03/26 London, UK – The Underworld
03/27 Leeds, UK – The Key Club
03/28 Glasgow, UK – The Classic Grand
03/30 Limerick, IRE – Dolan’s Warehouse
03/31 Dublin, IRE – Opium
04/01 Manchester, UK – The Bread Shed
04/02 Bridgend, UK – Hobos
04/03 Bristol, UK – Thekla
04/04 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
04/05 Norwich, UK – Brickmakers
04/06 Brighton, UK – The Arch
04/07 Milton Keynes, UK – MK11

Decapitated’s Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka commented:

“I still remember it like it was yesterday… 22 years ago, our first ever UK tour, straight after Winds of Creation was released. We’d been touring with Lock up and Corporation 187. That was the first time we played for fans in England, and they called us the “helicopter band” because we would windmill for the entire set. It was a really great time for us, and we received a warm welcome in every town.

That’s why I am grateful that Decapitated can come back to the UK/IRL, which are almost like our second homes when we talk about the metal scene. We can’t wait to smash some venues we haven’t played for years, like The Underworld in London, which is legendary, plus visiting completely new places like Bridgend, Milton Keynes and Hull, where we have never played before. Prepare for more songs from our old catalogue, Nihility and Winds of Creation. Prepare for death metal madness, and let’s celebrate it all together like we always did. See you soon friends!”

Decapitated Cancel European 25th Anniversary Shows, Postpone UK/Ireland Dates

Decapitated have cancelled the European leg of their 25th anniversary tour. On top of that, the UK/Ireland leg has also been postponed.

Decapitated commented:

“Dear Decapitated fans,

Due to the ongoing pandemic situation and Covid restrictions across the continent, we are unfortunately forced to cancel all mainland Europe shows of our 25 Year Anniversary Tour that was supposed to kick off later this month. We held off making a decision as long as we could, but have sadly come to the point where we explored all options and could not find a way to still make it work. All tickets can be refunded at your point of purchase. We cannot wait to return to our beloved venues across Europe as soon as the situation will allow it again, and already have new plans in the works for later in 2022.

To our UK & Ireland fans, we are currently working on rescheduling our 25 Year Anniversary shows to March-April and will be announcing the new dates shortly. Archspire, Black Tongue and Inferi unfortunately won’t be able to join us anymore, but we are trying our very best to put together a new exciting line up. If you want to support our band, crew, promoters and venues, please hold on to your tickets, as these will remain valid for the new dates.

We appreciate your patience, ongoing support and understanding.

Decapitated“