The Age Of Metal conducted an interview with guitarist Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka of Polish extreme metal veterans DECAPITATED when the band performed at The Marquee in Tempe, Arizona on May 3 as part of “The Ophidian Trek” with headliners MESHUGGAH and additional support BARONESS. You can now watch the chat below.
DECAPITATED‘s latest 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, 2011 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.
DECAPITATED‘s latest video, “Homo Sum”, can be seen below.
Commented Vogg: “Our new video for ‘Homo Sum’ is totally different than the previous one and really simple, but with the same energy! Check this out!”
Added vocalist Rafal “Rasta” Piotrowski: “It was great to record this video in Kraków with our good friends. Great atmosphere + good mood + hours of moshing equals COOL VIDEO CLIP! I really like the song. It’s a straight-punch-to-the-face, that’s why it works in black and white. There are no colorful stories inside, no bullshit — just mosh!!!”
“Homo Sum” video: