Drum-cam footage of DECAPITATED's Kerim "Krihm" Lechner performing the song "Pest" with his bandmates on October 11, 2011 at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, California can be viewed below (courtesy of SickDrummerMagazine.com).
In the August 2011 issue of DRUM! magazine, Lechner was described as "a basher worthy DECAPITATED's complex aggression."
DECAPITATED is in the middle of its North American headlining tour with support from DECREPIT BIRTH, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE and RINGS OF SATURN.
DECAPITATED's new album, "Carnival Is Forever", sold around 2,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 11 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"Carnival Is Forever" was released in North America on July 12 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD's cover art was created by Lukasz Jaszak and can be seen below. The follow-up to 2006's "Organic Hallucinosis" was recorded at Radio Gdansk Studio in Poland with producer Wacek Kieltyka and engineer Arkadiusz "Malta" Malczewski. Drums were tracked with Daniel Bergstrand (BEHEMOTH, MESHUGGAH, DIMMU BORGIR, KEEP OF KALESSIN, DEFLESHED), who also handled mixing duties.
DECAPITATED's lineup includes Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka on guitar, Kerim "Krimh" Lechner (THORNS OF IVY, TONE INTIMACY) on drums, Rafal Piotrowski (KETHA, FORGOTTEN SOULS) on lead vocals, and Filip "Heinrich" Halucha (VESENIA, ROOTWATER, UNSUN, MASACHIST) on bass.