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“

Decapitated Finish New Album

Decapitated have officially finished their new album. The effort is expected to be released in spring 2022.

Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka commented:

“I have noticed that some of you are suffering from a lack of information about a new album:) So here’s the statement:

New @decapitatedband album is done ! We have 10 new songs and we are already about to finish the video for the first single. Album is a quintessence of Decapitated, but I also feel that we have created something strong, crushing, unique and unexpected this time!

I truly believe that after a very long time of waiting, none of you will be disappointed.

Album premiere-Spring 2022 🤘#staytuned

#newalbum #decapitated #8 #nuclearblast”

Archspire To Replace Heart Of A Coward On Decapitated’s 25th Anniversary European/UK Tour

Heart Of A Coward have dropped off Decapitated‘s 25th anniversary tour with Black Tongue and Inferi. Arshspire will now be taking their place.

Tour Dates:

01/25 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
01/26 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse
01/27 Munich, GER – Backstage
01/28 Milan, ITA – Slaughter Club
01/29 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
01/30 Lyon, FRA – CCO
01/31 Istres, FRA – L’Usine
02/01 Barcelona, SPA – Bodeva
02/02 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
02/03 Bilbao, SPA – Stage Live
02/04 Nantes, FRA – Le Ferrailleur
02/05 Paris, FRA – Le Trabendo
02/07 Southampton, UK – The Loft
02/08 Bristol, UK – Trinity
02/09 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
02/10 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
02/11 Limerick, IRE – Dolan’s Warehouse
02/12 Dublin, IRE – Button Factory
02/13 Glasgow, UK – The Classic Grand
02/14 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
02/15 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux’s
02/16 Brighton, UK – The Arch
02/17 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
02/18 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
02/19 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
02/20 Hannover, GER – Bei Chez heinz
02/21 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
02/22 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
02/23 Hamburg, GER – Bahnhof Pauli
02/24 Nuremberg, GER – Z-Bau
02/25 Berlin, GER – Hole44
02/26 Wroclaw, POL – Pralnia
02/27 Dresden, GER – Puschkin

Decapitated Issue Statement Following Recent Attempts “To Cause Damage To The Band” By Revisiting Dropped Rape Charges

Decapitated have issued a statement regarding recent attempts “to cause damage to the band” by bringing up past rape and kidnapping charges that were leveled against them. The charges, which have since been dropped, originally stemmed from an incident that occurred after their August 31, 2017 show in Spokane, WA, in which a woman claimed to have been gang raped by the group.

Decapitated said the following:

“As many of you may or may not be aware, back in 2017 in the midst of our USA tour we had the worst experience of our lives during the time we got arrested and jailed after being falsely accused of sexual assault. We went through hell and back. After all charges got dropped when evidence that would prove our innocence came to light and we were able to return to Poland, we made a short statement about the situation and had decided not to go into any sort of detail. The band had not been found guilty and we didn’t want to share much, if any, of the details of what we had to go through.

We have known the truth and the truth will always win.

Unfortunately, it has been brought to our attention that a small group of people, who know nothing about our case or have any connection to it or us, have been reaching out directly to some of our beloved UK venues and promoters of the 25 year anniversary EU/UK tour that we announced earlier this week, bringing up old articles from when we got arrested, in an attempt to cause damage to the band and our shows.

Over the past weeks and months, we’ve heard about several industry players (be it bands, promoters or agents) rightfully coming under fire after severe allegations of unacceptable misconduct.

This is absolutely unrelated to Decapitated.

We have nothing to do with this and don’t deserve to be dragged through the mud again.

The band has ZERO interest in rehashing the past and certainly, the scars need to be kept closed. We value the emotional and mental health of our band members and ALL involved in their lives. We will not go back to one of the, if not, the worst times of our lives. It hurts us that some people are forcing us to go relive all those terrible feelings again, while we moved on and have been working very hard to rebuild this band.

Our members, family, label, closest fans, friends and people from the music industry have helped every step of the way to keep us afloat, as well as mentally and emotionally strong.

Decapitated has never used and will never build their strategy and recognition, or look for media attention, by talking about private life, being scandalists, or provoking and offending others.

But once and for all to set the record straight: We strongly stand with the victims of ACTUAL sexual abuse, homophobia, racism and strongly condemn any actions or sentiment of this kind, ALWAYS! There is NO room for this in our beloved metal community (or anywhere else). Accusations related to any kind of abuse or assault should always be taken seriously. Sexual harassment does happen and it is horrible.

But false accusations do also happen and can also very easily and rapidly destroy lives, relationships and careers. Unfortunately, we experienced this first hand and this keeps chasing us to this very day. It is very unfortunate and disrespectful that some people are trying to take this away from real survivors of abuse.

After months of hard work together with our team, we were very excited to announce our 25 year anniversary tour this week. In case some venue or promoter would still want to cancel our show, it would sadden us deeply but we will respect that decision and move on.

We cannot wait to hit the road again after these challenging Covid times and hope to see many of you on one (or more) of our below tour dates.

Thank you once again to everyone who has supported us over the years.”

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Decapitated Announce 25th Anniversary European/UK Tour

Decapitated have announced a 25th anniversary European/UK tour with Black Tongue, Heart Of A Coward, and Inferi. Guitarist Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka commented:

“25 years in the band… Wow, I would have never ever guessed it would survive that long. But time flies and we are still here as strong as ever, with the new album almost there and an amazing line-up, ready to get out on the road again. This is just the beginning! We are ready to discover, learn and conquer more than before!!! So, let’s celebrate together and let’s have some fun friends!”

Tour Dates:

01/25 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
01/26 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse
01/27 Munich, GER – Backstage
01/28 Milan, ITA – Slaughter Club
01/29 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
01/30 Lyon, FRA – CCO
01/31 Istres, FRA – L’Usine
02/01 Barcelona, SPA – Bodeva
02/02 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
02/03 Bilbao, SPA – Stage Live
02/04 Nantes, FRA – Le Ferrailleur
02/05 Paris, FRA – Le Trabendo
02/07 Southampton, UK – The Loft
02/08 Bristol, UK – Trinity
02/09 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
02/10 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
02/11 Limerick, IRE – Dolan’s Warehouse
02/12 Dublin, IRE – Button Factory
02/13 Glasgow, UK – The Classic Grand
02/14 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
02/15 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux’s
02/16 Brighton, UK – Chalk
02/17 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
02/18 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
02/19 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
02/20 Hannover, GER – Bei Chez heinz
02/21 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
02/22 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
02/23 Hamburg, GER – Bahnhof Pauli
02/24 Nuremberg, GER – Z-Bau
02/25 Berlin, GER – Hole44
02/26 Wroclaw, POL – Pralnia
02/27 Dresden, GER – Puschkin

Decapitated To Release Early Demo Collection “The First Damned”

Decapitated will be releasing a new demo collection titled “The First Damned” on June 4. The effort will feature early tracks in their original state.

“The First Damned” Track Listing:

01. “Intro” (“The Eyes Of Horus” demo, 1998)
02. “The Eye Of Horus” (“The Eyes Of Horus” demo, 1998)
03. “Blessed” (“The Eyes Of Horus” demo, 1998)
04. “The First Damned” (“The Eyes Of Horus” demo, 1998)
05. “Nine Steps” (“The Eyes Of Horus” demo, 1998)
06. “Danse Macabre” (“The Eyes Of Horus” demo, 1998)
07. “Mandatory Suicide” (Slayer cover) (“The Eyes Of Horus” demo, 1998)
08. “Into” (“Cemeterial Gardens” demo, 1997)
09. “Destiny” (“Cemeterial Gardens” demo, 1997)
10. “Way To Salvation” (“Cemeterial Gardens” demo, 1997)
11. “Ereshkigal” (“Cemeterial Gardens” demo, 1997)
12. “Cemeterial Gardens” (“Cemeterial Gardens” demo, 1997)

Guitarist Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka commented:

“For some of you, the story behind these demos might be an awesome way to learn about the band or refresh your memory on our history. Demo tape is at the core of the band’s DNA and when I think about it now, I am really surprised that we were able to record both demos at such a young age.

I am excited that it was possible to work on this release with a great team and deliver something for our die-hard fans. ‘The First Damned‘ is unique, with an awesome layout and bio, which some of you might not be familiar with.

If it wasn’t for Sauron who came up with the idea of starting a band, my brother Vitek who played drums at the age of 12, and Martin who had the idea of going to the studio to record those tracks – there wouldn’t be a band called Decapitated. We were just a bunch of young guys who were inspired by thrash and death metal.

Now, with the help of great people: Dom Lawson, Micah Ulrich, Marcelo Vasco, and all the team who worked on this release, we were able to create – in my opinion – a cool design and honoring the true demo cassette vibe.

For the first time this record will be released on LP, and we couldn’t of course forget about cassettes, which are another cool way to keep the memories alive. We didn’t change anything with the sound. We took the sound from the original DAT masters, so it’s the real, organic sound of the music we recorded back in the days.

I hope you will enjoy it the same way I do.”

You can stream “Destiny” from the effort below:

Decapitated Re-Sign With Nuclear Blast

Decapitated have officially re-signed with Nuclear Blast Records. With this news, the band have also confirmed that new music is in the works.

Guitarist Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka commented:

“We have been working with Nuclear Blast Records for over a decade now and I am more than happy to announce that we have re-signed our contract. The bond which we have between the band and the label is really great, it’s not only a business relationship but also a lot of respect, loyalty, understanding, and support over the years, definitely the core of any relationship. Many things will happen in the upcoming months! I am super excited to continue this journey with such a professional team again! Wait for the new music! It’s coming!”

Nuclear Blast USA General Manager Geraldo Martinez added:

“Decapitated has been in my life literally since the band started, and soon after the first time they toured the US with their second album – first time seeing them live, I knew that the band had “IT”. Fast forward to the Organic Hallucinosis days and I became very good friends with all of them and I haven’t left them since. We’ve gone through highs and lows, but one thing that makes me feel great is that we are here, in 2020, extending their deal so we can continue to be in the family and release more music together for many years to come!”