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Pennsylvania Benefit Show For Late DECAPITATED Drummer Announced

Philadelphia's VELOZATTACK — whose guitarist, Richard, was the touring bass player on the last DECAPITATED U.S. tour — will take part in a benefit concert for the families of DECAPITATED drummer Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka and singer Adrian "Covan" Kowanek on December 7 at the Millcreek Tavern in University City, Pennsylvania. Also scheduled to appear are ...

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AKERCOCKE, TED MAUL To Play Show For Late DECAPITATED Drummer

Controversial U.K. dark art practitioners AKERCOCKE will team up with TED MAUL for a tribute/benefit show dedicated to late DECAPITATED drummer Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka on December 10 at the Camden Underworld, England. AKERCOCKE frontman Jason Mendonca was recently interviewed by Andrew Haug of Triple J's "Full Metal Racket" (based in Australia). Download the eight-minute interview ...

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DEICIDE Guitarist JACK OWEN Checks In

Guitarist Jack Owen (DEICIDE, ADRIFT, ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "Just got home from a couple whirlwind months of touring. First was OBITUARY's North American tour for their great new album, 'Xecutioner's Return'. I want to thank them for letting me tag along and be a one-man film crew and emergency ...

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AMON AMARTH To Play Longer Set On North American Tour

Swedish metallers AMON AMARTH have issued the following update: "There will be a series of meet-and-greets on our North American tour. The meet-and-greet will be half an hour long beginning from when doors open. We are looking forward to meeting our fans in person and we'll try to make them happen at every show. Unfortunately, ...

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EXVENTER To Embark On 'Evil From The F**king Hole Tour'

Rising Siberian death metal stalwarts EXVENTER have announced their first-ever headlining tour in Russia this November. The trek will include stops in Siberia and Ural as well as a single show in Aktobe (Kazakhstan). The details are as follows: Nov. 16 - Barnaul, Zebra Nov. 18 - Tomsk, Zasada Nov. 19 - Novosibirsk, Rock City ...

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HATE To Debut New Material On Polish Tour

Polish extreme metal band HATE have been confirmed as the headliner of the second installment of the Rebel Angels Tour 2007 in Poland this month. The first edition of the tour (May 2007), which consisted of 10 concerts in major Polish cities, turned out to be very successful. The band was then accompanied by DARZAMAT, ...

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WFLM RADIO To Honor Fallen Heavy Metal Musicians

WFLM Radio will air a special live tribute show honoring the various heavy metal/hard rock musicians who have died. The program will be broacast all day/night on Saturday, November 24 and will include tributes to the following groups/musicians: DECAPITATED (Vitek) PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN (Dimebag Darrell) KISS (Eric Carr) METALLICA (Cliff Burton) Jimi Hendrix OZZY OSBOURNE (Randy Rhoads) ...

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VADER Members Comment On DECAPITATED Drummer's Passing

Polish death metallers VADER have issued the following statement regarding the passing of DECAPITATED drummer Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka, who died at the age of 23 in a Russian hospital from injuries sustained in a recent road collision: "Known from such bands as DECAPITATED, DIES IRAE, PANZER X... 23-year old, extremely talented drummer, our brother in ...

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Former NASUM Drummer Comments On VITEK's Passing

COLDWORKER/ex-NASUM drummer Anders Jakobson has issued the following statement regarding the passing of DECAPITATED drummer Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka, who died at the age of 23 in a Russian hospital from injuries sustained in a recent road collision: "If you follow the metal news you have learned that Vitek, the 23-year-old drummer of Poland's DECAPITATED passed ...

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BEHEMOTH Frontman Comments On DECAPITATED Drummer's Passing

BEHEMOTH mainman Adam "Nergal" Darski issued the following statement on Friday (November 2) regarding the passing of DECAPITATED drummer Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka, who died at the age of 23 in a Russian hospital from injuries sustained in a recent road collision: "It's still so abstract to me…I don't know what to say, don't know what ...

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PREJUDICE Comments On Passing Of DECAPITATED Drummer

Belgian death metallers PREJUDICE have commented on the passing of DECAPITATED drummer Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka, who died in a Russian hospital from injuries sustained in a recent road collision. He was 23 years old. "RIP Vitek! Spent seven weeks on tour with DECAPITATED in 2002. Vitek was without no doubt the most down to earth ...

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KATAKLYSM Guitarist Comments On DECAPITATED Drummer's Passing

KATAKLYSM producer/guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais has issued the following statement: "It's with sad regret I learned this morning of the tragic passing of [DECAPITATED drummer Witold 'Vitek' Kieltyka]. I met him on the NILE tour. I was doing sound for HYPOCRISY, and DECAPITATED was sharing a bus with us. He was a real cool dude and ...

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AMON AMARTH Members Comment On DECAPITATED Drummer's Passing

Swedish metallers AMON AMARTH have released the following statement: "It's with deep shock and sadness we have received the tragic news of the death of Witold 'Vitek' Kieltyka, drummer in DECAPITATED, and we want to express our deepest condolences to his family and friends. We were really looking forward to touring North America with DECAPITATED, ...

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DECAPITATED Drummer Dead At 23

Drummer Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka of the Polish extreme metal band DECAPITATED passed away in a Russian hospital from injuries sustained in a recent road collision. He was 23 years old. Vitek and DECAPITATED singer Covan (real name: Adrian Kowanek) were hurt in an accident earlier in the week involving DECAPITATED's tour bus and a truck ...

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DECAPITATED Singer 'Showing Some Progress' Following Accident

Two members of the Polish extreme metal band DECAPITATEDVitek (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 ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN Parts Ways With CRASH MUSIC

ABYSMAL DAWN, the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band featuring former members of RISE and INHUMAN VISION, has issued the following update: "ABYSMAL DAWN will no longer be working with Crash Music, Inc. Rather than go into the laundry list of dirty details, lets just say 'it didn't work out' and we are looking forward to ...

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