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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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DECAPITATED w/ABORTED @ Dingwalls, London

April 27th, 2012

Decapitated @ Dingwalls, London

26th Feb 2012

Review by Hal Sinden

Photography by Michelle Murphy

 

Gig cancellation or relocation due to poor pre-sales seems to be fairly rife recently, most notably in the Camden area, with a fair few extreme metal gigs being shifted at the last minute from staple mainstays like the Underworld to the spare attic-like confines of venues such as Upstairs at the Islington Garage.

Those who have kept their bookings unchanged have in some cases suffered shockingly poor attendance (especially if the Origin / Psycroptic show in February was anything to go by), it’s therefore heartening to see that this event has remained as booked, however it’s also intriguing to see how well a bill of this intensity will go down at Dingwalls – with “down” being the operative word, given the venue’s tiered flooring system for the audience area.

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DECAPITATED – WacÅ‚aw “Vogg” KieÅ‚tyka (Guitarist) Interview

April 27th, 2012

Decapitated Interview

 WacÅ‚aw "Vogg" KieÅ‚tyka (Guitarist)

@ Dingwalls, London

Interview By James Price 

Photography Andre Purvis


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DECAPITATED VIDEO SHOOT: BEHIND-THE-SCENES PHOTOS AVAILABLE

February 14th, 2012

Behind-the-scenes photos from DECAPITATED’s video shoot for the song “Pest” can be viewed at this location.  The shoot took place on Friday, February 10th with Grupa 13 (BEHEMOTH, ELUVEITIE, SONATA ARCTICA) in charge of production; Dariusz Szermanowicz is the director.

“Pest” is the seventh track off of 2011’s Carnival Is Forever album, which debuted at #11 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart last July and captured the #43 position on GuitarWorld.com’s “Top 50 Albums of 2011” list.

DECAPITATED will be the opening band on “The Ophidian Trek” tour with headliners MESHUGGAH and direct supporters Baroness, which launches April 29th.
Confirmed dates are:

4/29/12  House of Blues – Houston, TX [BUY TICKETS]

4/30/12  House of Blues – Dallas, TX [BUY TICKETS]

5/01/12  Emo’s – Austin, TX [BUY TICKETS]

5/03/12  Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ [BUY TICKETS]

5/04/12  House of Blues – Anaheim, CA [BUY TICKETS]

5/05/12  House of Blues – Hollywood, CA [BUY TICKETS]

5/06/12  The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA [BUY TICKETS]

5/08/12  Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA [BUY TICKETS]

5/09/12  Showbox Sodo – Seattle, WA [BUY TICKETS]

5/11/12  Odgen Theatre – Denver, CO [BUY TICKETS]

5/13/12  First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN [BUY TICKETS]

5/15/12  House of Blues – Chicago, IL [BUY TICKETS]

5/16/12  St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI [BUY TICKETS]

5/17/12  Sound Academy – Toronto, ON – CANADA [BUY TICKETS]

5/18/12  Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA [BUY TICKETS]

5/19/12  Palladium – Worcester, MA [BUY TICKETS]

5/20/12  Olympia de Montreal – Montreal, QUE – CANADA [BUY TICKETS]

5/22/12  The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD [BUY TICKETS]

5/23/12  Terminal 5 – New York, NY [BUY TICKETS]

 

 

Visit DECAPITATED online at www.DECAPITATEDBAND.net, www.facebook.com/DECAPITATED, www.myspace.com/DECAPITATED, and Twitter.com/DECAPITATED.

 

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MESHUGGAH ANNOUNCE 2012 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

January 31st, 2012

Swedish masters of the extreme MESHUGGAH will be taking their sonic arsenal on the road and detonating sound systems in cities across the U.S. and Canada on “The Ophidian Trek” tour, which launches on April 29th in Houston.  Direct support for all 19 shows will come from BARONESS; opening each night will be special guests & label mates DECAPITATED from Poland.

States drummer Tomas Haake of MESHUGGAH: “We’re really stoked to be coming back again!!  A new album and two really awesome bands to join us on our trek across the U.S. and Canada!!  There’s one word that comes to mind: Sweeeet!!”

DECAPITATED guitarist / founding member Vogg adds: “FUCK YEAH!  DECAPITATED with MESHUGGAH!  We’re so proud and happy to be part of this amazing tour!  It will be a huge honor to share one stage with such a great fuckin’ band!  Cannot wait!”

Complete “The Ophidian Trek” tour dates with BARONESS & DECAPITATED are:

 

4/29/12  House of Blues – Houston, TX

4/30/12  House of Blues – Dallas, TX

5/01/12  Emo’s – Austin, TX

5/03/12  Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ

5/04/12  House of Blues – Anaheim, CA

5/05/12  House of Blues – Hollywood, CA

5/06/12  The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA

5/08/12  Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA

5/09/12  Showbox Sodo – Seattle, WA

5/11/12  Odgen Theatre – Denver, CO

5/13/12  First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN

5/15/12  House of Blues – Chicago, IL

5/16/12  St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI

5/17/12  Sound Academy – Toronto, ON – CANADA

5/18/12  Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

5/19/12  Palladium – Worcester, MA

5/20/12  Olympia de Montreal – Montreal, QUE – CANADA

5/22/12  The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD

5/23/12  Terminal 5 – New York, NY

 

MESHUGGAH’s eighth studio album, KOLOSS, will be released in North America on March 27th.  The North American deluxe digi-pak version will include a bonus DVD.

 

KOLOSS can be pre-ordered now from Amazon.com.  Sign up here to receive the latest MESHUGGAH news.

 

2008’s obZen has sold over 82,000 copies in the U.S. and debuted at #59 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, clinched the #14 spot on the iTunes Top Rock Albums chart, was the #1 Most Added metal album on the CMJ Loud Rock and FMQB radio charts.

 

Alive, MESHUGGAH’s 2010 live DVD, debuted at #8 on the Nielsen SoundScan Top Music DVD Video chart.

 

DECAPITATED’s Carnival Is Forever debuted at #11 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart last July and captured the #43 position on GuitarWorld.com’s “Top 50 Albums of 2011” list.

 

Visit MESHUGGAH online at www.MESHUGGAH.net, www.facebook.com/MESHUGGAH, www.myspace.com/MESHUGGAH and on Twitter.com/MESHUGGAHBAND.

 

Visit DECAPITATED online at www.DECAPITATEDBAND.net, www.facebook.com/DECAPITATED, www.myspace.com/DECAPITATED, and Twitter.com/DECAPITATED.

 

Visit BARONESS online at www.baronessmusic.com and on Facebook.

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DECAPITATED, ABORTED and CYANIDE SERENITY announced for Neurotic Deathfest March 2012

November 25th, 2011

DECAPITATED (Poland), ABORTED (Belgium) and CYANIDE SERENITY (UK) have been officially added to the annual NEUROTIC DEATHFEST in Tilburg in The Netherlands. After an intensely successful 2011 edition, Neurotic Deathfest will once again return to the infamous 013 venue in Tilburg. Contrary to all preceding editions, the festival will be held over the course of three days and a total of over fifty top acts will rise up on the stages of Tilburg. DECAPITATED, ABORTED and CYANIDE SERENITY join an already huge line-up, including milestone acts such as Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, Suffocation, Morgoth, Napalm Death and Acheron.

DECAPITATED, ABORTED and CYANIDE SERENITY at NEUROTIC DEATHFEST MARCH 2nd – 4th, 2012

 

 

www.neuroticdeathfest.com

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www.goremageddon.be  

www.nuclearblast.de

www.centurymedia.com 

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THE DECIMATION TOUR PART II – UK TOUR FEBRUARY / MARCH 2012

November 13th, 2011

DECAPITATED are back! Bands like DECAPITATED don’t come along very often, having created a vicious, precise and innovative form of death metal since their inception in 1996. The year of 2011 begins the whole new chapter in the history of the band. The band has released their newest opus, ‘Carnival Is Forever’ via their new label Nuclear Blast. This, their fifth studio album, was produced by Waclaw ‘Vogg’ Kiełtyka, sound engineered by Arkadiusz ‘Malta’ Malczewski , with drums recorded and album mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (BEHEMOTH, MESHUGGAH, DIMMU BORGIR, KEEP OF KALESSIN).

Joining the spiteful assault are Belgian death metal legends ABORTED upcoming UK sensation CYANIDE SERENITY. Here comes 2012, ABORTED spent the bigger part of 2010 and 2011 writing the successor to Coronary Reconstruction and here comes ‘Global Flatline’. The result of two intense years of songwriting and dedication. Produced, mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen studios in Denmark, ‘Global Flatline’ is an organic wall of death metal that will leave none alive.

DECAPITATED with ABORTED and Cyanide Serenity performing at:

Friday 24 February – UK – Birmingham @ HMV Institute

Saturday 25 February – UK – TBA

Sunday 26 February  – UK –  London @ Dingwalls

Monday 27 February  – UK – Manchester @ Moho

Tuesday 28 February  – UK – Glasgow @ G2 (The Garage)

Wednesday 29 February – UK – Reading @ Sub 89

Thursday 01 March  – UK – Nottingham @ Rescue Rooms

Friday 02 March  – UK – Bristol @ Fleece

Saturday 03 March  – UK – TBA

 

www.decapitatedband.net

www.goremageddon.be  

www.nuclearblast.de

www.centurymedia.com 

http://truecultheavymetal.com/blog1.php

www.soundworkstouring.com

 

HMV INSTITUTE – BIRMINGHAM / Friday 24th February 2012

Doors 6.30pm / Tickets £15adv / 14+ show

Advance tickets / info available at www.venues.meanfiddler.com/hmv-institute/home

 

Saturday 25th February 2012: TBA

 

DINGWALLS – LONDON / Sunday 26th February 2012

Doors 7.00pm / Tickets £16adv / 14+ show

Advance tickets / info available at www.dingwalls.com

 

MOHO – MANCHESTER / Monday 27th February 2012

Doors tba / Tickets tba /

Advance tickets / info available at www.moholive.com

 

G2 (THE GARAGE) – GLASGOW / Tuesday 28th February 2012

Doors 7.00pm / Tickets £15adv / 14+ show

Advance tickets / info available at www.garageglasgow.co.uk

 

SUB89 – READING / Wednesday 29th February 2012

Doors 7.00pm / Tickets £15adv / 14+ show

Advance tickets / info available at www.sub89.com

 

RESCUE ROOMS – NOTTINGHAM / Thursday 1st March 2012

Doors 6:30pm / Tickets £15adv / 14+ show

Advance tickets / info available at www.rescuerooms.com

 

THE FLEECE – BRISTOL / Friday 2nd March 2012

Doors tba / Tickets tba /

Advance tickets / info available at www.thefleece.co.uk

 

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DRUM-CAM FOOTAGE OF DECAPITATED’s “KRIHM” LECHNER NOW ONLINE

October 21st, 2011

Live drum-cam footage of DECAPITATED’s Kerim “Krihm” Lechner performing the song “Pest” off the new album Carnival Is Forever at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, California can be viewed at SickDrummer.com.

In their August 2011 issue, DRUM! Magazine called Lechner “a basher worthy DECAPITATED’s complex aggression.”

DECAPITATED are currently on the latter half of their headlining North American tour with Decrepit Birth, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and Rings Of Saturn.

Remaining tour dates for the MetalSucks.net Presents “2011 Carnival Is Forever North America” are:

10/18/11  Park Theater – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA  [BUY TICKETS]

10/19/11  House Of Rock – Eau Claire, WI

10/20/11  Miramar Theatre –  Milwaukee, WI   [BUY TICKETS]

10/21/11  Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL   [BUY TICKETS]

10/22/11  Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH   [BUY TICKETS]

10/23/11  Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH   [BUY TICKETS]

10/24/11  Mod Club – Toronto, ON – CANADA   [BUY TICKETS]

10/25/11  Rainbow Bistro – Ottawa, ON – CANDA   [BUY TICKETS]

10/26/11  Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC – CANADA   [BUY TICKETS]

10/27/11  The Gramercy Theater – New York, NY   [BUY TICKETS]

10/28/11  The Reverb – Reading, PA  [BUY TICKETS]

10/29/11  Saints & Sinners Fest @ The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ ***DECAPITATED ONLY***

10/30/11  Jaxx – Springfield, VA   [BUY TICKETS]

 

Boasting the highest first week sales of DECAPITATED’s career, Carnival Is Forever debuted at #11 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart in July.

Carnival Is Forever is available for purchase from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop; the limited edition clear vinyl LP version is ONLY available through mail order.

Check out the Carnival Is Forever landing page here.

Visit DECAPITATED online at www.DECAPITATEDBAND.netwww.facebook.com/DECAPITATEDwww.myspace.com/DECAPITATED, andTwitter.com/DECAPITATED.

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DECAPITATED: 2nd TEXAS DATE ADDED TO HEADLINING TOUR

August 9th, 2011
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DECAPITATED

Polish technical death metallers DECAPITATED have added an October 6th show in Odessa, Texas to their upcoming North American headlining run.

 

Boasting the highest first week sales of the band’s career with over 2,100 copies sold the week following its release, DECAPITATED’s new album Carnival Is Forever debuted at #11 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart in July.

 

MetalSucks.net presents “2011 Carnival Is Forever North America” tour dates:

 

09/30/11  Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

10/01/11  Kingdom – Richmond, VA

10/02/11  The Acheron – Atlanta, GA

10/03/11  State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL

10/05/11  White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX

10/06/11  Dos Amigos – Odessa, TX

10/07/11  The Clubhouse  – Tempe, AZ

10/08/11  SOMA – San Diego, CA

10/09/11  Foro Alicia – Mexico City, MÉXICO ***DECAPITATED ONLY***

10/10/11  The Whisky – Hollywood, CA

10/11/11  DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

10/12/11  Branx – Portland, OR

10/14/11  Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

10/15/11  Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA

10/16/11  Republik – Calgary, AB – CANADA

10/17/11  The Exchange – Regina, SK – CANADA

10/18/11  Park Theater – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA

10/20/11  Miramar Theatre –  Milwaukee, WI

10/21/11  Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL

10/22/11  Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH

10/23/11  Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

10/24/11  Annex Wreck Room – Toronto, ON – CANADA

10/26/11  Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA

10/27/11  The Gramercy Theater – New York, NY

10/28/11  The Reverb – Reading, PA

10/29/11  Saints & Sinners Fest @ The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ ***DECAPITATED ONLY***

10/30/11  Jaxx – Springfield, VA

 

 

Carnival Is Forever was produced by DECAPITATED guitarist Wacek “Vogg” Kiełtyka and sound engineered by Malta Arkadiusz Malczewski.  Drums & mixing duties were handled by Daniel Bergstrand (Behemoth, Meshuggah, Dimmu Borgir).

 

The special edition digi-pak version of Carnival Is Forever features different artwork and a bonus in-studio “Making Of” DVD.

 

Carnival Is Forever is available for purchase from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop; the limited edition clear vinyl LP version is ONLY available through mail order.

 

Check out the Carnival Is Forever landing page here.
Visit DECAPITATED online at www.DECAPITATEDBAND.net, www.facebook.com/DECAPITATED, www.myspace.com/DECAPITATED, and Twitter.com/DECAPITATED.

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