Two members of the Polish extreme metal band DECAPITATED — Vitek (real name: Witold Kieltykaand; drums) and Covan (real name: Adrian Kowanek; vocals) — were seriously injured in a road accident earlier in the week involving DECAPITATED's tour bus and a truck carrying wood in Gomel, on the Russia/Belarus border. Both musicians reportedly sustained serious head injuries as a result of the accident.
BLABBERMOUTH.NET has received the following update from one of Covan's family members:
"Covan and Vitek are still at the hospital in Novozybkov, Russia, where they were taken to following the accident. Despite the rumors, they are not in Moscow. Their families are currently trying to decide the best possible city and hospital to take them to next for additional medical attention.
"Covan is showing some progress, but unfortunately, there have been no signs of improvement on Vitek's condition.
"The families of Covan and Vitek appreciate everyone's concern on the matter, but please do not spread any more unconfirmed rumors or information on the Internet. More details will soon be released."
DECAPITATED issued a limited-edition version of their classic debut "Winds of Creation" on October 8 featuring a bonus DVD containing a full live show filmed in Nottingham on December 20, 2004 with original vocalist Sauron.
Check out photos of DECAPITATED and CRIONICS taken on their tour of Russia (courtesy of Darkside):
Watch fan-filmed footage of DECAPITATED performing the song "Winds of Creation" live in St. Petersburg, Russia on October 21, 2007: