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Decapitated reveal “Carnival Is Forever” artwork

Posted by Ehrila on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 4:16 AM (PST)

Polish technical death metal band Decapitated have released the album artwork to their fifth studio album and Nuclear Blast debut, “Carnival Is Forever.” The album will be released in Poland and North America on July 12th and in Europe July 15th.

Guitarist & founding member Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka comments on the cover art’s intent and photography by Lukasz Jaszak:

“Very intriguing and quite strange for a metal album but surely staying in memory. A vital thing is that it’s a photo. We did not want any computer graphics this time or anything artificial or plastic. The same regards the production of the album. We had actually been thinking about getting a painting for the cover but unfortunately we couldn’t do it. Maybe next time.”

About the album title, Vogg has previously stated:

“Carnival: war, rape, lies, pathology, evil displayed through certain events and situations of the latest years in the world. Is Forever – I guess it doesn’t need explaining. Both the text and the title are bitterly ironic.”

“Carnival Is Forever” is the followup to “Organic Hallucinosis” released 2006, on Earache Records.

The band will be self-releasing the new album in their native Poland.

For a bigger image of the artwork, click here.


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