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!”

Lucy Burns (Decapitated) Premiere “Ocooltica” Video

Lucy Burns, the project featuring Rafal “Rasta” Piotrowski (Decapitated) and Mr. G., have premiered a video for their debut single “Ocooltica.” Piotrowski commented:

“I wanted to create something different from the sounds that accompany me. This project is a lot of fun for me, because I have a chance to experiment with my best friend over a variety of sounds. The idea was total creative freedom. We do what we want, the way we want, and we don’t limit ourselves to any drawing, scheming.”

Decapitated’s Rafal “Rasta” Piotrowski Announces New Project Lucy Burns

Decapitated’s Rafal “Rasta” Piotrowski has teamed up with Mr. G. for a new project called Lucy Burns. The band’s debut single “Ocooltica” will be released on August 7.

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.“