Decapitated - Band Update

Polish metallers Decapitated have issued the following update from guitarist Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka:

"It's time to come back! After a two-year break, Decapitated is coming back with new members. The official new line-up for Decapitated will be announced at the end of December.

As you all know, the decision to continue the band was really, really hard for me, but everything I do now is to keep Decapitated alive. [Vocalist]Covan's situation has not improved much and he is still in bed and unable to function on his own. He still fights to recover as we speak and we are all still 100% behind him and hope for the best. It has been the hardest thing for me to move on without [brother and drummer] Vitek by my side, but he would have wanted me to continue with the band.

Finally, I have found some great musicians who can continue the work of Vitek and Covan. At the beginning of April, Decapitated will start to play our first reunion shows. We will visit the biggest cities in Australia and play some of the biggest summer festivals in Europe. Don't worry, we won't forget about the UK! After this, the band will concentrate on the making of a new album! I would like to thank all the people who have supported us all this time."

Maurizio Iacono of the artist management firm Hard Impact Music adds: "I feel very privileged to have been given the management duties of guiding this great band's future. Decapitated was a band on the verge of greatness until tragedy hit them and the band's world stopped suddenly. Today, we have a man on a quest to bring the glory back that was taken from them prematurely. Vogg, the band's last remaining founding member, has had the gut-wrenching task of forming a new lineup for Decapitated. You can bet that the mission has been accomplished and in honor of the fallen, their legacies will be given the justice they deserve. Our job at Hard Impact is to make sure that Decapitated are guided the right way back to the top."

Gerardo Martínez, Nuclear Blast USA's Label Manager comments: "I don't think there's anyone happier to know that the legacy of Decapitated will continue and the fact that Vogg has overcome the biggest obstacle of his life. We all at Nuclear Blast are extremely excited about the news and know that 2010 and beyond will bring a new chapter for Decapitated in the shape of live shows and the imminent new album. The masters of modern technical death metal are back!"

Decapitated's Australian + New Zealand tour dates and Metalfest Open Air festival appearances are as follows:

2010 Australian + New Zealand Tour dates:

April 01 - The Transmission Room - Auckland, New Zealand
April 02 - The Esplanade Hotel - Melbourne, Australia
April 03 - The Gaelic Club - Sydney, Australia
April 04 - The Hi Fi Bar - Brisbane, Australia
April 05 - Fowlers Live - Adelaide, Australia
April 06 - Black Betty's - Perth, Australia

2010 European Festivals:

May 13 - Metalfest Open Air - Mining, Austria
May 14 - Metalfest Open Air - Pratteln, Switzerland
May 15 - Metalfest Open Air - Dessau, Germany
May 22 - Metalfest Open Air - Budapest, Hungary
May 23 - Metalfest Open Air - Pilsen, Czech Republic

A North American tour is on the horizon for the summer of 2010. More Decapitated tour dates to come.

Band profile: Decapitated
Event: Decapitated: Australian + New Zealand Tour
Posted: 21.10.2009 by BudDa


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21.10.2009 - 22:08
Come on!!! 2 months till the important news...
Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
21.10.2009 - 22:28
Seeker of Truth
I wonder why they didn't announce the new members...
Savor what you feel and what you see
Things that may not seem important now
But may be tomorrow

R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner

Satan was a Backstreet Boy
21.10.2009 - 23:17
I've heard only about new drummer - Krimh from Thorns of Ivy (Austria), I don't know about the rest
22.10.2009 - 00:44
22.10.2009 - 00:57
Yeah this is good news, but vague! I wish they told us who was on the team.

But man, I really do hope that Covan can pull out of this
Keeping up the killing,

22.10.2009 - 04:18
Black Conundrum
Great news! I hope Covan recovers. I wonder how his other band Atrophia Red Sun is doing since the accident. This is nice news, and I can't wait to hear of the line-up. I can't consider myself a fan of this band yet (although they do have a few nice songs), but I am excited about this news anyways!
22.10.2009 - 06:46
Underpaid M.D.
Well, we'll have to see what's next with this guys, I hope they will return stronger than ever. And with new blood, comes new ideas for a new album.
"Les vers savent qu'ils n'ont pas d'ailes, c'est pour cela qu'ils se cachent sous terre"
22.10.2009 - 07:41
Weird that they'll be playing at Black Betty's. I would've thought they'd go for Amplifier or Capitol.
22.10.2009 - 08:33
Great news. Made my year.
22.10.2009 - 09:01
For me decapitated took technical death metal to a level which was formerly unknown...and i had actually lost all hope that they will produce something new....but this is truly awesome news....STAY METAL
22.10.2009 - 17:47
I was hoping for this news to come. Just wondering who the new members will be.
23.10.2009 - 08:27
Great news, can't wait to hear who's joined the band. North American Tour? Definitely looking forward to that. I was planning on seeing them with amon amarth in 07, unfortunately vitek passed 2 weeks before.
Damn. Awesome.
24.10.2009 - 20:44
I Own You Bitch
I am extremely happy about these news. I really am. Huge band that has had a huge impact on me throughout. I stand behind it and Vogg's choices all the way.
Stick this up your fucking pee-aitch-dee.
01.11.2009 - 00:55
Yes! Coming to New Zealand FIRST of course!

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