The Return of Decapitated

Wacek “Vogg” Kieltyka, guitarist & founding member of the Polish death metal band DECAPITATED, has issued the following statement:

“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 & 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 U.K.!  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.”

Decapitated’s Australian tour dates and Metalfest Open Air festival appearances are as follows:

2010 Australian Tour Dates

  • April 1, 2010 The Transmission Room – Auckland, NZ
  • April 2, 2010 The Esplanade Hotel – Melbourne, AUS
  • April 3, 2010 The Gaelic Club – Sydney, AUS
  • April 4, 2010 The Hi Fi Bar – Brisbane, AUS
  • April 5, 2010 Fowlers Live – Adelaide, AUS
  • April 6, 2010 Black Betty’s – Perth, AUS

2010 European Festivals

  • May 13, 2010 METALFEST OPEN AIR AUSTRIA – Mining
  • May 14, 2010 METALFEST OPEN AIR SWITZERLAND – Pratteln
  • May 15, 2010 METALFEST OPEN AIR GERMANY – Dessau
  • May 22, 2010 METALFEST OPEN AIR HUNGARY – Budapest

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

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