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DECAPITATED EXTRADITED TO SPOKANE COUNTY TO FACE CHARGES OF RAPE AND KIDNAPPING

October 5th, 2017

Two members of the Polish death metal band Decapitated are on their way to Spokane County to face accusations of kidnap and rape after a concert in Spokane.

Michal Lysejko, 27, the band’s drummer, and Waclaw Kieltyka, 35, the guitarist, began the extradition process Monday night when they were transported from a jail in Los Angeles County en route to Spokane County, said Steven Graham, Lysejko’s attorney. The other two members, Rafal Piotrowski, 31, the lead singer, and Hubert Wiecek, 30, the band’s bass player, will be transported at a later date.

The four men were arrested Sept. 9 in Santa Ana, California, on suspicion of first-degree kidnapping stemming from an Aug. 31 incident in downtown Spokane. They have been held in Los Angeles County Jail awaiting extradition to Spokane.

On Sept. 11, court documents were released detailing an alleged gang rape that a woman said was carried out by all four members after she was invited onto their tour bus after their show. The woman’s friend told police she was almost a victim of rape herself, but was able to escape after kicking Piotrowski in the groin and running from the bus to her car.

While the band members have not been officially charged with rape, Graham indicated Wednesday additional charges could be filed once they arrive in Spokane. He intends to fight those as well, he said. He said on Sept. 9 that there is “another side to this.”

“We have witnesses that can testify to the fact that the accuser came to visit the band of her own free will and left on good terms,” he said. “The accuser has a documented history of providing false information to the police dating back to 2014.”

In a police report released to the defense on Tuesday through a public records request, witnesses offered divergent accounts from those reported by the two women. According to the women, the band members invited the women onto the bus and offered them drinks before quickly becoming aggressive and groping them.

One woman said she was “grabbed and spun around to where she was facing the sink and mirror in the bathroom” when she noticed her friend leave. The woman said she “saw in the mirror and out of the corner of her eye each of the band members taking turns raping her.”

But a volunteer of The Pin, 412 W. Sprague Ave., where the show took place, said that after the show and before they were in the bus, that the two women were “groping” and “all over” the lead singer and another member of the band, touching their backs, sides and chests – “feeling them up” – to the point where the men asked security if they needed to be kicked out.

He told police after clearing more equipment out of the venue that he saw through the bus doors one woman chugging a clear liquid, which he believed to be alcohol. Later, he saw both women standing outside of the bus door smoking a cigarette. He last saw the alleged victim’s friend walking west, talking on her phone. He told police she seemed more “(angry) than anything.”

Later that night, the woman who said she escaped was stopped for a DUI just after midnight. The Washington State Patrol trooper who made the stop said the woman didn’t mention a sexual assault when he pulled her over, or when he took her into custody. It was when he was parked outside of the Spokane County Jail and writing a search warrant for her blood that she asked to use her phone, according to court documents.

“She spoke to someone on the phone and then said to him that her friend was raped by five men downtown,” police wrote in court documents. The trooper said the woman was unable to provide a specific location, so he advised her friend to call 911.

In subsequent interviews with the alleged victim, who was still on the bus, and her mother, both women were critical of law enforcement’s lack of action when the friend notified troopers of the rape. In a written complaint filed with the Spokane Police Department, the victim said officers “let me down.”

“Why was there no pro-action when a young woman was crying for help (when) she just got raped by multiple men?” the woman wrote. “Can you please tell me how three squad police cars can show up to someone stealing, or petty theft, but when a woman’s dignity is being taken away from her the police men just drive away?”

On Sept. 14, the band announced via its Facebook page that all future touring dates would be canceled indefinitely. The band also took the opportunity to publicly deny the accusations.

“While we are not perfect human beings, we are not kidnappers, rapists, or criminals. As such, we strongly deny the allegations that have recently been brought against us,” they wrote. “We ask that everyone please reserve their judgment until a definitive outcome has been reached, as charges have yet to be pressed. Full testimony and evidence will be presented in due time, and we have faith in that process.”

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There’s just 37 days to go and counting! Bloodstock 2017!

July 5th, 2017

Are you counting down the days yet to BLOODSTOCK 2017?  There’s just 37 days to go – that’s a mere 5 weekends!! Maybe you’re making plans which campsite you’re going to stay in? Perhaps the brand new Ragnarök campsite, named by you, the fans? Or maybe you’ve just picked up your day ticket?

Did you know that BLOODSTOCK’s online ‘click & collect’ service allows you to pre-order your 2017 merch for on site collection?  Festival attendees can snap up their faves now without fear of their size/design being already sold out on the day.  Just pre-order anything with a click & collect logo at https://bmerch.com/store/ bloodstock/ and collect at the merch stall in the arena at any point over the weekend, knowing your item is guaranteed and paid for! You can pre-order until Monday 7th August.
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Bloodstock Day Tickets on Sale from 30th June! Get them while you can!

June 29th, 2017

BLOODSTOCK release their day tickets at 9am on the 30th June!  Tickets will be priced at £60 (plus booking fee) and are available at http://bloodstock.seetickets.c om.  Four-day ‘weekend tickets with camping’ are also still available, priced £139 (plus booking fee). Children’s weekend tickets are just £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4’s go free!  Weekend tickets are selling faster than ever this year and may well sell out entirely before festival weekend, so don’t delay if you want to guarantee access to the UK’s best metal weekender!

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Just ten more weekends before UKs BLOODSTOCK festival!

May 31st, 2017

Time is zipping past and there are now just ten more weekends before BLOODSTOCK!  Have you planned your travel and dusted off your tent?  BOA HQ is busy with preparations, site visits are underway and we’ve confirmed nine more bands and a whopping 26 more club nights! Read the rest of this entry »

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Vader – Decapitated + supports : Nosturi Helsinki Finland

May 26th, 2017

The 16th of May 2017

Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland 

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Sylosis + Decapitated @ The Electric Ballroom, London

March 9th, 2016

Syslosis & Decapitated

Electric Ballroom, London

7th March, 2016

Review by Steven Allen
Photography by Billy Edmonds

So as another dreary Monday brings the beginning of the working week to many, the bustling area of Camden seems to have an extra buzz in the air tonight.  Could it be the fact that the nights are staying lighter longer which means that summer might soon be upon us OR could it be the fact that two of metal’s most exciting bands are co-headlining the fantastic Electric Ballroom? Quite frankly my money is on the later, and that’s before even a single chord has been played.

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SOILWORK & SHATTERED SUN Join Headliner SOULFLY + DECAPITATED on the “We Sold Our Souls to Metal” Fall Tour

May 4th, 2015

Kicking Off September 30th in Los Angeles, CA – On Sale Friday, May 8th at 10:00am Local Time

Swedish melodic metal group SOILWORK and Texas breakout band SHATTERED SUN are pleased to announce that they will join Brazilian/Arizona-local metal icons SOULFLY on an internationally-inspired North American headlining tour starting September 30th in Los Angeles, CA! The tour will also feature support from Polish technical death metal bandDECAPITATED. Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday, May 8th at 10:00 am local time. Meet and greet packages will be made available as well. For more info and tickets visit www.soulfly.com.

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Behemoth @ The Forum London, December 09, 2014

December 21st, 2014

Behemoth

@ The Forum London

9th December 2014

Review by Ben Spencer
Photography by Jo Blackened
Altercarnated Photography

Behemoth @ The Forum

Behemoth @ The Forum

After battling against the London rush hour and being squashed up against the window of the Northern Line Tube it was time to head return the London Forum to get an early week fix of metal in the form of Behemoth.

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Decapitated: Interview with Wacław “Vogg” Kieltyka

September 7th, 2014

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Interview with guitarist Wacław “Vogg” Kieltyka

By Peter Atkinson

All promo photos from https://pl-pl.facebook.com/decapitated

The comeback of Poland’s Decapitated has been as triumphant as it is inspiring. Following their re-emergence in 2009, led by guitarist Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka, the lone remaining original member, what had been one of death metal’s most promising up-and-coming bands have reclaimed their former stature and then some.

As many will no doubt recall, their career was derailed in October 2007 by a tour bus accident in Russia that led to the death of Vogg’s brother, drummer Witold “Vitek” Kiełtyka, and left frontmanAdrian “Covan” Kowanek in a coma from which he is still recovering. After several years of soul-searching, working a regular job and performing as a hired-gun guitarist, Vogg decided to continue a legacy that began in 1996, when his brother was only 12 and he himself was 15.

With new frontman Rafal “Rasta” Piotrowski, bassist Filip “Heinrich” Hałucha and Austrian drummer Kerim “Krimh” Lechner joining Vogg, Decapitated began touring sporadically in 2010, leading up to their run as the headliner of the Summer Slaughter tour in the states. In 2012, the band truly re-established themselves with the release of the excellent Carnival Is Forever album – which featured a number of riffs Vitek had written with Vogg prior to his death.

More intensive touring followed and Decapitated continued to gain momentum that not even a series of lineup changes -Hałucha and Lechner both left after Carnival was released – or a potentially way-more-catastrophic travel mishap could slow. On Sept. 24, the band – Vogg, Rasta and new bassist and drummer Pawel Pasek and Michał Łysejko, respectively – release their much anticipated sixth album, Blood Mantra, that will almost certainly take things to another level for Decapitated.

On the phone from Poland, Vogg graciously indulged my rather rudimentary Polish and offered his thoughts on the band’s long road back from what seemed like a tragic end, his metamorphosis from band member to band leader and the butt-clenching experience of landing without landing gear.

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Bloodstock Open Air 2014

August 29th, 2014

Bloodstock Open Air 2014

@ Catton Hall Derbyshire

7th- 10th August 2014

Review by Ashlinn Nash

Photography by Michelle Murphy 

Bloodstock 2014

Bloodstock 2014

Bloodstock has become something of a staple holiday for many metal heads, with its fine selection of musical delights, the drinking until dawn, great company, dressing up and of course the bin jousting! What more could you want besides all of this?

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DECAPITATED TO SUPPORT GWAR ON FALL TOUR THROUGH THE U.S.

August 21st, 2014

Returning to the U.S. in support of their sixth studio album Blood Mantra (due out in North America on September 30th), Polish technical death metallers DECAPITATED are direct support to Earth’s only openly extraterrestrial rock bandGWAR on the first leg of the “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014,” launching on October 15th in Norfolk, Virginia and ending in Seattle on November 12th.  Opening will be Texan trio American Sharks.

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DECAPITATED: NEW ALBUM DETAILS REVEALED

July 11th, 2014
DECAPITATED - Blood Mantra

DECAPITATED – Blood Mantra

Polish technical death metal band DECAPITATED have revealed Blood Mantra as the title to their sixth studio album and follow-up to 2011’s Billboard-charting release Carnival Is Forever. 

 

“Extreme and groove – I think that’s the best way to describe our new album,” states guitarist / songwriter / founding member Wacek “Vogg” Kiełtyka.  “This time, we feel that we have something totally crushing and huge.  Blood Mantra is the most heavy and mature album we’ve ever made in our career.  I cannot wait to start playing these songs live because the riffs are sooo deep and powerful.”

 

Once again featuring artwork by Lukasz Jaszak, Blood Mantra was recorded under the direction of Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland Studio – where DECAPITATED recorded 2002’s Nihility, 2004’s The Negation, and 2006’s Organic Hallucinosis – and will be released this fall, marking the studio debut of new drummer Michal Lysejko.

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Lamb of God @ Brixton Academy, London

February 3rd, 2014

Lamb of God, Decapitated and Huntress

@ Brixton Academy, London

18th January 2014

Review by Ashlinn Nash

Photography by  Graham Hilling

Lamb of God

Lamb of God

Brixton tonight is buzzing with anticipation for one of their favourite bands, from the crowd outside winding around the venue adorned in shirts displaying albums from the critically acclaimed “Ashes of the wake” to the most recently released “Resolution”. To the crowd at the bar deep in discussion over what tracks they would like to hear.
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DECAPITATED @ The Garage, Islington

November 6th, 2012

Decapitated

@ The Garage, Islington

16th October 2012


Review by Lianne Alice

Photography by Graham Hilling

Despite not knowing all the bands playing tonight, I really couldn’t wait for tonight’s line-up, especially tonight’s headliners Decapitated!

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COVAN WAKE THE FUCK UP! Feat. Decapitated & Ted Maul @ The Underworld Camden, London

July 30th, 2012

COVAN WAKE THE FUCK UP!

Feat. Decapitated & Ted Maul

@ The Underworld Camden London

Friday 29th June 2012

Review by Sabrina Dersel

Photography by Andre Purvis



Decapitated – Spheres of Madness – Feat/Sauron and Solomon.J.Lucifer.Christ- Ted Maul!

COVAN WAKE THE FUCK UP is a series of benefit concerts featuring the legendary polish band Decapitated who reformed after their tragic road accident, due to negligence during a post accident operation; Adrian "Covan" Kowanek went into a cardiac arrest and cerebral hypoxia.

But now there’s hope for Covan to regain some quality of life with a ground breaking new surgery utilising stem cells transplantation at a clinic in Koln, Germany.

For this to take place, the aim of tonight’s gig is to raise as much money as possible for his cause.
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