Polish technical death metallers DECAPITATED have entered Radio Gdansk Studio in Poland to begin recording the follow-up to 2006's "Organic Hallucinosis". The follow-up to 2006's "Organic Hallucinosis" is being produced by Wacek Kieltyka and sound engineered by Malta Arkadiusz Malczewski. Drums are being recorded with Daniel Bergstrand (BEHEMOTH, MESHUGGAH, DIMMU BORGIR, KEEP OF KALESSIN, DEFLESHED), who will also handle mixing duties.
Commented guitarist and founding member Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka: "We've just started the recording session of the new album at the studio of Radio Gdansk which is brilliantly equipped and has some wicked recording space. This time 'round, we are working with Malta (Arek Malczewski) and Daniel Bergstrand who have been with us to set up the drums sound… and so far everything has been going surprisingly well.
"Right now, [drummer] Kerimh [Lechner] is finishing the last two tunes. I must say the drums sound really cool. Daniel has surprised us with his approach towards recording using millions of — often weird — solutions, e.g. a piano or using the corridor of Radio Gdansk. :)
"We are recording fully live drums — no triggers or plastic sounding stuff whatsoever, which, especially for Kerimh, renders the session more demanding than he had expected; but because of this, in my opinion, the sound will be original and will help us to avoid the so-called 'machine gun effect.'
"We are going to record eight songs altogether and the album will be about forty minutes long. It looks like this time, our recording style is pretty 'old-school'- with live drums and no recording of double guitar tracks, which means one guitar per side."
Added drummer Kerim "Krimh" Lechner: ""When I listen to the songs right now, I believe that this album will be strong. Different in some ways, but I feel confident about the new material.
"Being part of the new lineup and recording the first album after the long break is definitely a big thing for me.
"After all those shows we played together, this is our new challenge. It's not easy but I like challenges!"
DECAPITATED's as-yet-untitled new effort was named one of "The Top 25 Most Anticipated Albums of 2011" in Decibel magazine's February 2011 issue.
DECAPITATED's current lineup:
* Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka - Guitar
* Kerim "Krimh" Lechner (THORNS OF IVY, TONE INTIMACY) - Drums
* Rafal Piotrowski (KETHA, FORGOTTEN SOULS) - Vocals
* Filip "Heinrich" Halucha (VESENIA, ROOTWATER, UNSUN, MASACHIST) – Bass
DECAPITATED drummer Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka died on November 2, 2007 in a Russian hospital from injuries sustained in a road collision. DECAPITATED singer Covan (real name: Adrian Kowanek) was also hurt in the accident, which involved the band's tour bus and a truck carrying wood in Gomel, on the Russia/Belarus border.
Metal Mind Productions released the first-ever DVD from DECAPITATED, entitled "Human's Dust", in June 2008. The DVD was made available in two versions: as a standard DVD and as a very unique star metalpack DVD edition limited to 3,000 copies. The main feature of the DVD consists of the band's October 2002 gig in Krakow, which was a part of their European tour with VADER and KRISIUN. Bonus material includes two live performances recorded during Ozzfest in Poland (May 2002) and Metalmania festival (March 2004), the "Winds of Creation" video clip, plus three interviews recorded at various locations: Kraków in 2002 (Vitek and Vogg); Ozzfest in Katowice, 2002 (Vogg and Sauron); Metalmania in Katowice, 2004 (Sauron and Martin). Also included are a photo gallery, biography, discography, desktop images, weblinks.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/decapitated.