On Friday, July 16, Polish technical deathsters DECAPITATED arrived in Los Angeles to prepare for their headlining run on this year's Summer Slaughter Tour. Guitarist Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka, drummer Kerim "Krimh" Lechner, bassist Filip "Heinrich" Halucha and lead vocalist Rafal Piotrowski stopped by the Nuclear Blast Records offices where they were asked questions submitted by fans via MySpace and Facebook. The question-and-answer session was videotaped and can now be viewed in three parts below.
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 was recently on the road with Nuclear Blast labelmates KATAKLYSM in the U.K. and toured Australia in early April.
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.