Decapitated, Beyond Creation, Etc. Cancel Most Of Their European/UK Tour

Decapitated, Beyond Creation, Ingested, Lorna Shore, and Viscera have cancelled most of their European/UK tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The following shows will still take place without Ingested and Lorna Shore:

03/13 Glasgow, UK – Slay
03/14 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
03/15 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux’s

Decapitated commented:

“Due to the rapidly changing circumstances regarding COVID-19, the majority of the remaining Faces Of Death shows in mainland Europe were forced to be cancelled due to government decrees…

Everybody involved in the tour, including the bands, tried their very best over the last few days to save the rest of the tour, but at this point it is simply not doable anymore to continue the European dates.

All the remaining UK shows will still go ahead. However, due to an unexpected family emergency Ingested had to leave the tour yesterday. Our thoughts go out to them.
Due to the travel ban issued by President Trump, Lorna Shore unfortunately need to leave the tour early…

To everybody who bought a ticket for any of the shows, we want to thank you very much for your support. If you were able to attend one of the Faces Of Death shows, we hope you had a great time. If you have a ticket for one of the remaining UK shows, we ask you to understand the current situation and hope you will still be able to attend the show.

To everybody who has a ticket for one of the remaining European shows, we are sorry for the inconvenience. Tickets can be refunded at your point of purchase, but please be patient.

Last but not least, thank you to everyone involved and to Decapitated, Beyond Creation, Ingested, Lorna Shore and Viscera for making the first half of the Rising Merch Faces Of Death Tour a success!”

Devin Townsend Recruits Former Members Of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Decapitated, Etc. For Summer Tour

During a recent interview with MetalSucks, Devin Townsend revealed the artists that will be joining him during his summer touring. They include: guitarist Wes Hauch (ex-The Faceless/Black Crown Initiate), bassist Liam Wilson (Azusa, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), and drummer Kerim “Krimh” Lechner (Septicflesh, ex-Decapitated).

Townsend said the following:

“The next [touring] thing is Volume 2, which I’m starting with all these festivals — we’re doing Rock am Ring, Rock im Park, Bloodstock, Tuska, Wacken, and Hellfest. And that is a different group of people, which is an amazing group of people. I basically did a poll online and said, ‘What do you want to hear?’ from the entire catalogue, Strapping included. For the Volume 2 thing, which I will then bring to North America later, it’s those songs, which is a shit load of Strapping, a shit load of DTP, all of the stuff that people want to hear.

For the summer, I’ve got a band — but it’s a four person band — and at this point it looks like it’ll have Wes Hauch, who played with me on 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. He was in The Faceless and Glass Casket. Such a fuckin’ good guitar player, holy shit. And Krimh playing drums, who was with Septicflesh, Decapitated, and Behemoth.

Super strong player and he can blast with the same volume as he does with the groovy stuff. It looks like it’s gonna be Liam who used to be in Dillinger Escape Plan playing bass. Really great guys, super confident players. Good vibes.

I want that tour — the Volume 2 thing — to be completely different. I want it to be open to the audience and to say, ‘What do you want to hear?’ There’s 25 records full of shit. There’s Strapping, there’s Terria, there’s Ziltoid, there’s DTP, there’s DTB, there’s all this shit. Tell me what you want me to play, and I’ll play that. So, that’s the tour after this one that’s coming up.”

Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka Says Decapitated’s New Album Will Be “A Tribute To The Old Gods” Of Death Metal

Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka is currently on tour with Machine Head, but he is still taking time to work on material for Decapitated’s new album. He said the following about the effort during an interview with Viberate.com:

“…With the new record, I’ll be back with fast aggressive riffs and technical stuff, so the old fans will get what they deserve after years of my experiments. There will be songs in the style of ‘Earth Scar‘ and ‘Kill The Cult‘, but from what I have now, the new ideas sound brutal and crushing. The new Decapitated will be, in a way, a tribute to the old gods, like Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Deicide… so I feel I want to deliver more blast beats and double bass death Metal. I would also like to go for more melodic things this time, plus heaviness.”

Decapitated Recruit Aborted Drummer Ken Bedene For Upcoming European/UK Tour

Decapitated have recruited Aborted’s Ken Bedene to handle drumming duties on their upcoming European/UK tour. This news comes after the band previously toured with Vader’s James Stewart following Michal Lysejko’s departure.

Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka commented:

“Decapitated are stoked to announce that Ken Bedene will play as session drummer throughout the upcoming Faces of death tour! Ken is one of my favourite death metal drummers – he’s a great guy and an incredibly talented musician. We’ve toured with his band Aborted several times in the past, and the experience was always great. We have some awesome memories of sharing the stage together. I cannot wait!”

Bedene added:

“I’m very excited to announce that I will be filling in on drums for death metal legends Decapitated on their upcoming Faces of Death tour. Decapitated is a band that I’ve had the pleasure of knowing very well and have toured with multiple times throughout my career. I can’t wait to share the stage with them and bring my own intensity to their music!”

Tour Dates (with Beyond Creation, Ingested, Lorna Shore, and Viscera):

03/06 Berlin, GER – Lido
03/07 Hamburg, GER – Bahnhof Pauli
03/08 Aarhus, DEN – VoxHall
03/09 Hannover, GER – Bei Chez Heinz
03/10 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
03/11 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
03/12 London, UK – ULU Live
03/13 Glasgow, UK – Slay
03/14 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
03/15 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux’s
03/16 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
03/17 Southampton, UK – The Loft
03/18 Aarschot, BEL – De Klinker Club
03/19 Paris, FRA – Le Trabendo
03/20 Aarau, SWI – KIFF
03/21 Karlsruhe, GER – Weiße Rose
03/22 Padern Dugnano, ITA – Slaughter Club
03/23 Munich, GER – Backstage
03/24 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
03/25 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
03/26 Prague, CZE – Nova Chmelnice
03/27 Wroclaw, POL – Klub Pralnia
03/28 Dresden, GER – Club Puschkin

Listen To Decapitated & Vader’s Acid Drinkers Covers

Decapitated and Vader are among the artists that contributed to the new Acid Drinkers tribute album “Ladies And Gentlemen On Acid (A Tribute To Acid Drinkers).“ Decapitated and LXMP recorded a cover of “Fuel Of My Soul,“ while Vader recorded a cover of ”Dancing In The Slaughterhouse.“

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Many bands and metalheads were inspired by Polish Metal Legends @aciddrinkers_official and Decapitated is not an exception. That's why with big pleasure we took a part in this amazing project and prepared a cover of one of their songs. We have added blast beats, ultra-speed of the double-kick provided by @james.stewart.drummer , the sickest and the longest screams on the scene delivered by @rasta_decapitated and sick guitar solo by @hubertwiecek which all made a death metal version of 'Fuel of My Soul'. This time we teamed up with Macio Moretti and LXMP and created a mix of death metal, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas style with a 'Brasilian Octopus Taste'!!! Sounds interesting? Check out 'Ladies and Gentlemen on ACID' !!! @sirvogg #NowPlaying #decapitated

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Decapitated, Beyond Creation, Ingested, Lorna Shore, & Viscera Set For 2020 “Faces Of Death” European/UK Tour

Decapitated will be headlining the inaugural “Faces Of Death” tour in Europe and the UK next year. Beyond Creation, Ingested, Lorna Shore, and Viscera will open.

Tour Dates:

03/06 Berlin, GER – Lido
03/07 Hamburg, GER – Bahnhof Pauli
03/08 Aarhus, DEN – VoxHall
03/09 Hannover, GER – Bei Chez Heinz
03/10 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
03/11 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
03/12 London, UK – ULU Live
03/13 Glasgow, UK – Slay
03/14 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
03/15 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux’s
03/16 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
03/17 Southampton, UK – The Loft
03/18 Aarschot, BEL – De Klinker Club
03/19 Paris, FRA – Le Trabendo
03/20 Aarau, SWI – KIFF
03/21 Karlsruhe, GER – Weiße Rose
03/22 Padern Dugnano, ITA – Slaughter Club
03/23 Munich, GER – Backstage
03/24 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
03/25 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
03/26 Prague, CZE – Nova Chmelnice
03/27 Wroclaw, POL – Klub Pralnia
03/28 Dresden, GER – Club Puschkin

Former Decapitated Frontman Adrian “Covan” Kowanek Receives New Wheelchair Following Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

As previously reported, a crowdfunding campaign was recently launched to help ex-Decapitated frontman Adrian “Covan” Kowanek get a new wheelchair for Christmas. Now, it has been revealed that the campaign was a success with Kowanek receiving a more modern wheelchair. You can read more about that below. For those unaware, the former singer was paralyzed after the band’s 2007 accident. Drummer Witold “Vitek” Kieltyka also died from injuries he sustained during the wreck.

[via The PRP]

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched To Help Former Decapitated Frontman Adrian “Covan” Kowanek Get A New Wheelchair

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help ex-Decapitated frontman Adrian “Covan” Kowanek get a new wheelchair for Christmas. For those unaware, the former singer was paralyzed after the band’s 2007 accident. Drummer Witold “Vitek” Kieltyka also died from injuries he sustained during the wreck.

[via The PRP]

Machine Head Recruit Decapitated & Devilment Members For Upcoming Shows

Machine Head have revealed that guitarist Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka (Decapitated) and drummer Matt Alston (Devilment) will be joining them on the first leg of their “Burn My Eyes” 25th anniversary tour. Those shows will find the group playing two sets. The first set will feature frontman Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern performing “modern classics” with the aforementioned musicians, while the second set will feature the two performing “Burn My Eyes” in full with guitarist Logan Mader and drummer Chris Kontos.

Robb Flynn said the following:

“It is an honor to perform alongside Matt and Vogg, these two are straight up ‘elite-level’ players, and fucking BEASTS on stage! I cannot wait for the Head Cases of the world to get crushed by the heaviness that they will bring. Let’s do this!”

Kiełtyka also commented:

“It’s a huge honor to be able to play at the same stage with the mighty Machine Head. I grew up on their music and when I heard I will join them on this tour, I was literally stoked!

As a 13-year-old, I was learning songs from ‘Burn My Eyes’ who is still one of my favorite albums EVER, that album had also a big influence on my playing and my guitar skills.

Machine Head is not just a band, it’s an institution who has still a big influence on how all metal scene looks like, so for me as a musician and also a metal fan it’s something special to be able to be a small part of it.

That will be definitely a huge lesson and experience for me to be a part of such a professional team. Adventure begins, I cannot wait!

To all Decapitated fans: I will see with you also during Decapitated shows in 2020. We do plan also to compose new music for next album so keep an eye on more news!”

Alston added:

“I’m honored to announce that I will be playing drums for Machine Head for the next world tour cycle alongside Chris Kontos on their ‘Burn My Eyes’ 25th-anniversary tour.

It was a pleasure working for MH over last year’s world tour, but now having the opportunity to be playing their songs is something I never would have imagined while growing up and listening to their music.

Pre-production for the upcoming European tour starts on Monday. Needless to say, I can’t fucking wait to get on the road!

A huge, HUGE thanks to my brother Steve Lagudi for getting me the opportunity to audition, and of course to Robb, Jared, and the whole MH team for welcoming me into this new position.”

Tour Dates:

10/05 Freiburg, GER – Sick Arena Musikclub
10/07 Tilburg, NET – 013
10/09 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
10/11 Wuerzburg, GER – Posthalle
10/12 Leipzig, GER – Haus Auensee
10/14 Bochum, GER – Ruhr Congress
10/15 Munich, GER – Zenith
10/16 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
10/18 Gdansk, POL – B90
10/19 Warsaw, POL – Progressja
10/20 Budapest, HUN – Baba Negra
10/22 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
10/23 Lyon, FRA – Le Radiant
10/25 Milan, ITA – Live Club
10/26 Padova, ITA – Hall
10/27 Luxembourg, LUX – Expo
10/29 Paris, FRA – Le Trianon
10/31 Brussels, BEL – Forest National
11/02 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
11/04 Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse
11/05 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
11/07 Belfast, IRE – Telegraph Building
11/08 Dublin, IRE – Olympia Theatre
12/20 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
04/19 Zaragoza, SPA – Teatro de las Esquinas
04/21 Santiago de Compostela, SPA – Capitol
04/23 Oporto, POR – Coliseu de Porto
04/24 Lisbon, POR – Coliseu de Lisboa
04/25 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
04/27 Malaga, SPA – Paris 15
04/28 Murcia, SPA – Gamma
04/28 Valencia, SPA – Republicca
05/01 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
05/02 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
05/05 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
05/06 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
05/08 Hannover, GER – Swiss Life Hall
05/09 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
05/10 Bratislava, SLO – Refinery Gallery
05/12 Bucharest, ROM – Quantic Club
05/13 Sofia, BUL – Universiada Hall
05/15 Thessaloniki, GRE – Fix Factory Of Sound
05/16 Athens, GRE – Piraeus Academy
05/20 Kiev, UKR – Stereoplaza
05/22 Moscow, RUS – 1930 Moscow
05/23 St. Petersburg, RUS – A2
05/25 Helsinki, FIN – The Circus
05/28 Stockholm, SWE – Fryhuset Arenan
05/29 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
05/30 Aarhus, DEN – Train
06/01 Hamburg, GER – Grosse Freiheit 36
06/02 Utrecht, NET – Tivoliredenburg
06/03 Lille, FRA – Aeronef
06/05 London, UK – Alexandra Palace
06/06 Birmingham, UK – Academy

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