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UK extreme metallers Venom Prison are one of the most exciting and take no shit bands in death metal right now, a massive breath of fresh air. Now the band have done the right thing and pulled out of upcoming tour dates with Decapitated in response to the band’s gang rape allegations. Read their statement below.

It is with great dismay that Venom Prison is opting to pull out of our scheduled dates in the UK with Decapitated. As you are no doubt aware, the members of Decapitated were arrested on Saturday, 9th September in Santa Ana, California.

It is no secret that Venom Prison are opposed to rape and sexual assault, the band continue to advocate women’s rights and bring attention to the many serious issues which continue to plague the extreme music genres.

Venom Prison would like to stress that everyone is entitled to a fair trial – via the appropriate legal channels, not just via social media – and Decapitated remain respected musicians until proven otherwise. In addition, we would state that the burden of proof in any criminal matter, at least in the UK, is that of beyond all reasonable doubt, that 99% what is alleged to have happened did happen. On that basis, until an individual is convicted, we are not in a position to comment on the present allegations.

It is imperative that we state that we don’t believe these things ‘just happen’, so regardless as to the extent of the allegations, inevitably situations such as the one Decapitated have found themselves in, more often do than don’t involve some degree of inappropriate behaviour.

As above, we have not made any effort to hide our views on what we see as an issue that is becoming more and more visible, an unfortunate ugliness that continues to spread. On that basis, we apologise to anyone who has already purchased tickets specifically to see Venom Prison, and whilst we would ask that you reserve your judgment, Venom Prison will not be performing at the scheduled dates.

Furthermore, we have opted to donate £200 to Rape Crisis England & Wales. We hope that you will continue to raise awareness to issues such as rape and sexual assault, in music and anywhere, we must continue to take a stand and as long as Venom Prison is a band, we will continue to resist censorship and make our feelings known.

We thank you for your continued support.

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TW: Sexual assault, scene idiot fans.

So, I have been a Decapitated fan for years and was really looking forward to covering their NYC show next week. I was on the guest list and have several of their records and was stoked. Do you think that my primary concern upon hearing that the band are accused of gang rape is that I hope it is not true and their career is not maligned? No.

If your first response upon hearing a fan say they were assaulted is to automatically discount them because you like the art of someone who is also human and capable of being very flawed or massively fucking up as many humans throughout history have proven (trust me – some VERY popular bands are major liars), if your first response is to knee jerk call the accuser a slut or groupie or liar, if your first response is to go buy merch from the band to prove you believe in them no matter what (see As I Lay Dying fans after Tim’s arrest), perhaps your priorities are super fucked up? Yes.


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Decapitated release “Never” guitar playthrough via GearGods

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 10:34 PM (PST)

Polish extreme metallers Decapitated have released a guitar playthrough for their song “Never” via GearGods.

“Never” comes off of the band’s upcoming album Anticult due out July 7 via Nuclear Blast.

Check out the music video for “Never” as well as Michal Lysejko’s drum playthrough here.

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Decapitated release “Never” from next album

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11:41 AM (PST)

Decapitated remain one of the most important bands in extreme metal, a death metal consortium of the truest order. New song “Never” has an intro that gives me some of the more moody Carnival Is Forever vibes before a more old school attack begins. The new album is called Anticult and I for one am sure as hell excited. That solo section and the three minute or so almost hardcore breakdown riff are the fucking bomb. God, I love this band.

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Swedish melo-death metallers At The Gates have released a live video for their song “The Circular Ruins”.

The video was shot at a performance at Chicago’s House of Blues on the Decibel Tour 2015. “The Circular Ruins” came off of the album At War With Reality (Century Media).

At The Gates will be touring the U.S. in February with support from Decapitated, The Haunted and Harms Way.

Check out the “The Circular Ruins” live video and At The Gates tour dates here.

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Blood Mantra Across North America adds Black Effin’ Breath

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 11:04 AM (PST)


Having mercilessly dropped their Slaves Beyond Death LP through Southern Lord at the end of September, BLACK BREATH now adds their impending participation in the Blood Mantra Across North America Tour with Decapitated and Theories to their upcoming live actions in support of the record.

First up, next week the BLACK BREATH horde will take on the Pacific Northwest on a mini-tour running from December 17th through the 20th, with shows in Seattle, Walla Walla, Spokane and Vancouver, joined by Skelator on all but the final show. December 30th sees the band close out the year with a one-off show in Bellingham supporting Red Fang.


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Tribal nu and thrash metal titans Soulfly will bring da shit live in support of pending 2015 album Archangel. The “We Sold Our Souls To Metal” Tour is full of bands with a never say die work ethic that should shoot down critics and get fans into a frenzy.

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

Dates BELOW.

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Decapitated stream sixth full length “Blood Mantra”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10:18 AM (PST)


Decapitated and Metal Hammer have a full album stream of the band’s new album, Blood Mantra, which will hit streets on September 30 in North America. This Decapitated line-up is so nasty. Just listen to opener “Exiled In Flesh” and try not to have the complete essence of heavy metal course through your blood. This is power.

Plenty to please fans of the weird detours on the excellent and bold Carnival Is Forever , the new one will please older fans of their more brutal side as well as anyone looking for a metal route to take after Gorgut’s Colored Sands. You can even hear them cut loose a bit and just plain rock on adrenal-stomper “Veins”. I can see that decimating just about any crowd. Grab this. An ESSENTIAL release for the Fall. Poland has struck a vein of molten gold thrice this year with Vader, Decapitated and Behemoth.

Click HERE to stream.

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Decapitated have a new drummer

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 3:01 PM (PST)


Polish death metal band Decapitated have announced Michal Lysejko as the replacement for drummer Kerim Lechner.

Guitarist Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka released the following statement: “We want to introduce you Decapitated new drummer Michal Lysejko. Some of you had a chance to meet him already during tour with Lamb of God this January. Also I want to say THANK YOU to the rest of the people who took a challenge and sent their video for an audition.”

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Decapitated release “404” music video

Posted by GageT on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 8:32 AM (PST)

Decapitated - Carnival Is Forever (Nuclear Blast)Polish tech death staples Decapitated have decided to make your holiday hangover just a little more bearable. Today they released the official video for “404” from 2011’s fantastic Carnival Is Forever (released via Nuclear Blast). The vid features them tearing it up live. You can check it out here.

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Lyle Cooper leaves The Faceless

Posted by jessepac on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 9:47 PM (PST)

Lyle Cooper The FacelessThe Faceless are now drumless, as sticksmith Lyle Cooper has announced his departure. The band is currently playing a small United Kingdom tour and will hopefully find a replacement before their slot on the upcoming Cradle of Filth, Decapitated, and The Agonist run in the United States.

Here is what Cooper had to say about the situation:

“Over the last couple of years it seemed that the interests, goals and musical approach of the band was not that of my own. Also, managerial issues became too frequent with no resolution. These issues, I felt, made it hard for me as an individual to produce as a creative and enthusiastic member.”

The band is still touring in support of Autotheism, which came out last year on Sumerian Records.

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Decapitated “Homo Sum” video debuts

Posted by jrod1209 on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 2:04 PM (PST)

Polish death metal act Decapitated have recently released the music video for their song “Homo Sum.”

You can check out the video here.

Guitarist Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka shares:

“Our new video for ‘Homo Sum’ is totally different than the previous one and really simple, but with the same energy! Check this out!”

Vocalist Rafał “Rasta” Piotrowski adds:

“It was great to record this video in Kraków with our good friends. Great atmosphere + good mood + hours of moshing equals cool video clip! I really like the song. It’s a straight-punch-to-the-face, that’s why it works in black and white. There are no colorful stories inside, no bullshit – just mosh!!!”

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Music Video: Decapitated – “Pest”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 7:42 AM (PST)

Polish technical death metal quartet Decapitated have released the video for their song “Pest”.  The song is taken from their 2011 Nuclear Blast release, Carnival is Forever.

The video for “Pest” can be found streaming right here.

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Decapitated release behind-the-scenes photos of new music video “Pest”

Posted by KageDrummer on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 12:49 PM (PST)

Polish death metallers, Decapitated, have released behind-the-scenes photos from their music video for their song “Pest.” The video was shot February 10th and was directed by Dariusz Szermanowicz and was produced by Grupa 13.

To check out the photos click here.

The band’s latest album, “Carnival Is Forever,” was released in July 2011 via Nuclear Blast.

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Meshuggah announce North American tour

Posted by KageDrummer on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 1:06 PM (PST)

Swedish extreme metal act, Meshuggah, have announce a North American tour entitled “The Ophidian Trek.” The tour will last from April 29th through May 23rd and the band will receive support from Baroness and Decapitated.

To see the full set of tour dates click here.

Meshuggah’s new album “Koloss” will be released in North America March 27th through Nuclear Blast.

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